The Cleveland and Teesside Local History Society operates an active and varied programme.

We provide regular talks and day-schools on a wide variety of topics and covering every period of history, from Anglo Saxon and Roman times to Victorian and Twentieth Century developments.

Details of our current programme of talks are provided below.

Winter 2023/24 Programme

Our Winter programme includes a mix of in-person and online lectures on a variety of history subjects. We’d love you to join us for these free talks. Details below:

* New Date Saturday 18 May 2024 – 10:30am

Online Talk (Zoom)

All At Sea; Exploring maritime records and stories from Teesside Archives
The sea forms an important part of our region’s identity, with our history of shipbuilding and marine navigation. Christine Corbett of Teesside Archives looks at some of the maritime records and stories held in their collection.
Speaker: Christine Corbett

Sign Up To Attend (Free)

Summer 2024 Programme

During the warmer months we try to arrange a selection of visits and walks around our local heritage. This year we have the following events for members:

Saturday 29 June 2024 – 10am

Behind the Scenes Tour of Raby Castle

Raby Castle’s Senior Guide takes us on an exclusive tour of areas that are not usually open to the visitors. Learn the secrets of the castle and reveal rooms, stories and treasures not usually seen by the public. From the magnificent State Bedroom, designed to impress the most important visitors, to the private study of the 10th Lord Barnard, every detail of which remains unchanged since his death in 1964.

£23 per person. Limited to 12 people.

Saturday 13 July 2024 – 10am

Redcar Wartime Defences & History Walk with Stuart McMillan

Stuart McMillan takes us on a walk around Redcar and the reminders of its wartime past, as well as other historical landmarks. The walk lasts around 2 hours, with plenty of stops, and the route is suitable for disabled access.

Limited to 20 spaces.

Wednesday 21 August 2024 – 10am

Lost Railway Stations between Midlesbrough and South Bank Walk

Join historian Michael Thompson on a guided walk along part of the Black Path between Middlesbrough and South Bank. It will take in elements such as World War II history, lost railway stations, Middlesbrough’s docks, local landmarks and industrial history.

The walk is around 3 miles, with lots of stops along the way. Limited to 15 spaces.

Please email to sign up for any of these events.

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