Historic postcards, archival images, and hidden histories of Middlesbrough’s heritage landmarks all feature in a talk by Dr Tosh Warwick this Saturday, 15th October (11:00am-12noon) at the Navigator North space (opposite Primark, Hill Street Shopping Centre) as part of this month’s Discover Middlesbrough Festival.

Featuring a selection of photographs, plans and postcards from Dr Warwick’s Historic Middlesbrough book - the first in Heritage Unlocked’s ‘Postcards From The Past’ series - the talk with the University of Sheffield academic and Heritage Unlocked consultant promises to provide a fascinating insight into the town’s past. Amongst the highlights on show are postcards from the extensive collections of Teesside Archives, Middlesbrough Libraries, Dorman Museum and the Ernest Burniston Collection. The Middlesbrough-born historian will also be on hand to answer questions about the book and will be signing copies of his Historic Middlesbrough and Memories of Middlesbrough in the 1970s and 1980s books.

The University of Sheffield historian and Heritage Unlocked consultant said: “As a long-term collaborator with Navigator North, it is great to see many of the postcards and historic images digitised as part of my Historic Middlesbrough book featured in the new Wish You Were Here: Historic Postcards of Middlesbrough exhibition in the Hill Street Shopping Centre. I look forward to discussing the book and hope that the talk proves popular and will encourage others to explore the town’s history.”

Signed Historic Middlesbrough and Memories of Middlesbrough in the 1970s and 1980s books will be available to purchase at the event. More information on Discover Middlesbrough can be found at
https://issuu.com/lovemiddlesbrough/docs/discover_middlesbrough_2022. Visit https://navigatornorth.co.uk/ for more information on Navigator North’s work and programme.

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