Our current programme of talks and activities
Saturday 10th March Have you got your place booked yet? We are all looking forward to the first Day School of the year which takes place on Saturday 10 March 2018. Open to both Members and also those who are not Members, the Day School marks the 250th anniversary of the start of
The British Association for Local History has named the C.T.L.H.S. Newsletter as Newsletter of the Year 2018! A wonderful way to start our Golden Jubilee Year! Every Member of the Society receives a copy of our Newsletter on a quarterly basis. The Newsletter contains details of forthcoming events as well as reports on events that
Today is the 50th Birthday of the Society! The Society was ‘born’ on Friday 9th February 1968 at 37 Harrow Road at 37 Harrow Road, Middlesbrough (then still part of Yorkshire). Present at the birth were Mr. Zeeland of the Dorman Museum and twenty-two people other people, all keen to witness the historic moment when
Saturday 10 March 2018 To celebrate the 250th anniversary of the start of Captain Cook’s voyages of exploration the Cleveland and Teesside Local History Society with the Teesside University Centre for Regional and Local Historical Research are having a day school to explore ‘Captain Cook’s Cleveland’. There’ll be six speakers: Paul Menzies, Robin Daniels, Ian
The winner of the £250 first prize for the 2017 Packett Prize Competition is Peter McCarthy. The winning essay is entitled ‘The Eight Streets of Grangetown: immigration, assimilation and dissemination’. The judges considered this to be a scholarly addition to local knowledge and our shared history. The essay met the competition’s brief to a very
Allan Wilby, our Programme Secretary, has put together some great talks and other activities over the coming months. Details can be found on our Programme page.
We were delighted to receive four essays as entries to the Packett Prize Competition. The essays embraced a wide range of topics and periods of history, and included some excellent original research. The results of the competition will be announced in due course, and the essays will be published in Cleveland History and the Newsletter.
The Annual General Meeting took place on Saturday 8 April 2017. We had a good turn-out of Members and they received reports on the work that has been done by the Committee on their behalf and on plans for the future. The existing Committee were all re-elected. The AGM was followed by two excellent talks
Fascinating and sometimes unexpected, the things you learn at lectures. I once learned how to make poteen using boot polish and a gas meter at a Sociology lecture (just so you know I never turned theory into practice, and I have long ago forgotten what I learned). At a lecture entitled ‘From Roman Nails to
Timing is everything. The same weekend as the Society hosted a lecture entitled ‘The search for Cook’s Cottage’, considerable interest in the subject of houses possibly lived in by Captain James Cook, arguably the greatest explorer that ever lived, was sparked by two events elsewhere. Firstly, as the Evening Gazette reported, a tourist attraction in