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It’s Their Town! Middlesbrough Heroes Celebrate New Book

Out now, Middlesbrough – A Colourful Past is a landmark new book on the history of Middlesbrough. Written and designed by local historian and broadcaster Paul Menzies, the book takes the reader on a journey through the history of Middlesbrough in full colour for the first time. The images in the book have been painstakingly restored, bringing old black and white scenes into vibrant colour, and helping the reader really see and feel what it was like to be there at [...]

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Paul Menzies Discusses His New Book on Middlesbrough’s History

Paul Menzies is no stranger to documenting the past. He is the author of numerous books on the local history of Teesside, with tens of thousands of copies sold to date. Now, his latest book on Middlesbrough is set to turn the usual format on its head as he brings the past to life in full colour. Middlesbrough – A Colourful Past, released this month, offers ‘never seen before’ images, many in colour for the very first time, which together [...]


15 Great Lost Middlesbrough Buildings

Central Middlesbrough has changed so much over the past century. In his new book, Middlesbrough 1920-2020: A Century of Change, author Araf Chohan has uncovered hundreds of photographs which show these changes. For many, the main landmarks of Middlesbrough have been the buildings which define the town and life there. Perhaps most famous is the iconic Transporter Bridge. Sadly many of these landmark buildings have been lost over the years. Who remembers these?   The Royal Exchange One of Middlesbrough’s most lamented buildings. The Victorian [...]


Nostalgic photos give a fascinating look at Linthorpe Road in Middlesbrough

Linthorpe Road is one of Middlesbrough’s main thoroughfares. Today it is part-pedestrianised, part-commercial and part-residential. Ever since the relatively new town of Middlesbrough (it was founded in 1830) started spreading southwards across the railway from the original township at St Hilda’s, Linthorpe Road became one of the main routes. It led, as the name suggests, to the village of Linthorpe a mile or two south of Middlesbrough. Today Linthorpe is wholly part of Middlesbrough, which has spread even further south into [...]