Founded 1968

About Us

Charity Commission Number: 516363
Promoting interest in all aspects of local history concerning Cleveland and Teesside since 1968.


Our members carry out research into the historical, industrial, architectural, archaeological and sociological evolution of the area and its adjoining regions, and then disseminate that research through talks, written articles and other means.

We have regular talks by invited speakers on topics of interest, as well as occasional themed day schools.

We also take part in visits and tours of places of interest.

We encourage the preservation and use of historical documents, and the preservation of buildings and other material objects of historical importance.

We promote and support local history projects and work closely with local archives, libraries, museums and groups connected with archaeology, family history and industrial archaeology.


Membership of CTLHS brings with it:

  • The opportunity to attend our meetings and talks programme on a range of interesting topics.
  • The opportunity to participate in Guided Walks to places of historical interest.
  • The opportunity to attend occasional Day Schools at which a number of speakers deliver talks relevant to the Day School theme.
  • Receipt of our Newsletter (named the Newsletter of the Year 2018 by the British Association for Local History) – distributed three times a year and containing short articles on a variety of topics.
  • Our Bulletin ‘Cleveland History’ – published twice a year and containing more lengthy articles, reflecting research carried out by Members of the Society.
  • Our email newsletter ‘The Scroll’ – distributed monthly, with short articles and details of a talks and other events of interest to historians in the region.
  • Access to our ‘Members Only’ area of the web site with access to copies of papers presented at events, articles that have appeared in ‘Cleveland History’, and other documents of interest.
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    History Book Sale – 4th May

    Local history month will be upon us soon, and to celebrate this we are going to host a book sale, including hundreds of books in the collection of the late …

    Annual General Meeting 2024

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    Winter Programme

    Our winter programme is now in full swing, with a series of talks both in person and online. We’d love you to join us! Full details on our Programme Page