Local History Month Events - Today



Tuesday 4 May

10am – The Smell of Water blog

The personal blog of Gavin Parry, it documents his explorations of landscape, history, myth, and folklore to identify elements that influence our sense of place and identity.

Get involved: check out Gavin’s blog about wandering in the land of the divine hag

11am to 1pm – Newham Grange Farm: talk, walk, and cream tea

Did you know Newham Grange Farm was mentioned in the Domesday Book (1086 AD)? Records show this area of Cleveland has been farmed for over 900 years, and we know that the Hopper family worked the land at Newham Grange since 1580. To celebrate History Month, we’re offering a talk and walk showing the history of the farm, a presentation from artist Carol Newmarch, and a cream tea to finish (fruit scone with clotted cream and preserve, and a cup of tea).

Cost: £6.50

Book: for more information and to book, visit the Newham Grange website

2pm to 3pm – Cook 250: The Story of the Captain Cook Birthplace Museum

Enjoy a virtual tour of the Captain Cook Birthplace Museum, discover how the museum came about, learn about the treasures to be found in the museum, and the links forged with people from countries explored by Captain Cook.

Book: for more information and to book, visit the Cleveland & Teesside Local History Society website

2pm – the RNLI and Redcar lifeboat station

Dave Cocks has held a number of positions with the RNLI at Redcar for over 40 years, ranging from crew member to Lifeboat Operations Manager. He describes the life and training of modern crew members, the lifeboats and how the service has adapted to meet changing demands over the years.

Cost: donations invited

Book: for more information and to book, visit the Tuesday Talks website

7pm – Middlesbrough’s steel magnates and the shaping of the modern town, 1880-1934

Hear from Tosh Warwick about the role played by the industrialists who created and shaped Middlesbrough in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century.

Book: for more information and to book, visit the North East Labour History website

Full Details - https://lovemiddlesbrough.com/lhm21/