Thur 20th Local History Month

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Thursday 20 May

10am – Paul Menzies on Middlesbrough

Paul Menzies considers some aspects of the history of Middlesbrough in his weekly blog posts during Local History Month. This week, find out what happened when Middlesbrough Free Library ran out of money to buy books!

Get involved: check out the blog about when Middlesbrough Free Library ran out of money to buy books

10am – Frank Wild: The Antarctic explorer from Skelton

In three videos to be shown during Local History Month, and in advance of exhibition at the Captain Cook Birthplace Museum of artefacts associated with his life and travels, we will learn about the Antarctic explorer Frank Wild, who was born in Skelton and who took part in no less than four expeditions to the Antarctic between 1901 and 1922.

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

2pm to 3pm – William Gileard Brown

Chris Corbett of Teesside Archives talks about the William Gileard Brown collection held by Teesside Archives.

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

7pm – Black History conversation

In conversation with Bradley Mafuta, aka The Chief, on why Black history matters.

Get involved: watch the Bradley Mafuta interview
 
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