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Middlesbrough, Cleveland
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

Historic maps of Middlesbrough and the local area, hand-drawn by Ordnance Survey cartographers and Samuel Lewis.

The Demise Of Big Wesley

I can remember when Big Wesley was demolished to make way for the new "British Homestores", seems that things are turning full circle. It must have been in the late 1950`s when my pals and I used to play on the demolished masonry. We lived in Buxton St just opposite the Empire Theatre and enjoyed the new ...Read full memory

Longlands College 1957

I came to live in Boro with my parents, George & Mary Smith, and my young sister Karen, from Wingate, Co. Durham. My Dad was to take over as the first caretaker of the new Longlands College, which was still being constructed. We lived on the college grounds in what we thought was the best bungalow we'd ever ...Read full memory

Hugh Bell School 1946 To 1951

I remember my time at Hugh Bell Grammer School, it was a great school, I well remember the typing teacher he was ex Airforce and had a handlebar moustache. If anyone spoke during his lessons a blackboard rubber would come flying down the classroom. Another teacher we had used to dye her hair the same ...Read full memory