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 Programme

Saturday 14 September 2019

Middlesbrough College

10.45am – Anglo-Saxon and Scandinavian Mulgrave: The Communities from Aislaby to Staithes
Speaker: Christiane Kroebel

12.00pm – The Refurbishment of Middlesbrough Town Hall
Speaker: Neil Cooke


Saturday 2 November 2019

The Dorman Museum

10.45am – Discovering Paradise – Researching The History of Eryholme
Speaker: Prof Tony Pollard

12.00pm – Munitions, Mergers and Military Imperatives – From World War 1 to ICI
Speaker: Dr Michael Sutton


Saturday 7 December 2019

The Dorman Museum

The Elgee Memorial Lecture

10.30am – Durham and Dunbar, Scottish Soldiers at Palace Green
Speaker: Richard Annis


Saturday 1 February 2020

The Dorman Museum

10.45am – Linthorpe Cemetery
Speaker: Ian Stubbs

12.00pm – The Tees Transporter Bridge: ‘Majestic Dinosaur’ and ‘Monster’
Speaker: Dr Tosh Warwick


Saturday 4 April 2020 – AGM

Middlesbrough College

10.45am – AGM

11.00am – Building on Quaker Foundations: John Ross, Architect of Feethams, Darlington
Speaker: Dr Joan Heggie

12.15pm – Ralph Jackson and the Development of West Hartlepool
Speaker: Olwyn Hart