This lavishly illustrated book looks back at the history of Middlesbrough through an amazing presentation of images, many of which are seen in colour for the very first time.
Local historian and broadcaster Paul Menzies has drawn extensively on his many years of research and long associations with Middlesbrough to produce this array of historic photographs and other memorabilia which are deeply atmospheric and nostalgic.
This book is a landmark in the history of the Teesside region. In it, the rich heritage of Middlesbrough is explored in this fascinating insight into the lives of those who made the town one of the greatest centres of industry and urban life in the country.
Look back at a century in the life of Middlesbrough in this photographic history book from one of the town’s most respected authors and historians.
Beginning in the period after the Great War, chart the changes in the town from the 1920s through the Second World War and the subsequent period of rebuilding.
Through the decades, see how the town evolved as the years passed. The much-loved Victorian architecture is gradually lost, and the repeated regeneration of the St Hilda’s area changes the face of the original township. In the town centre, new shopping centres, businesses and open spaces develop where rows of terraced houses once stood.
Much of this book charts living memory for those who recall how the town used to be. Witness the loss of much-loved landmarks and the construction of new buildings that have become a part of the landscape.