Middlesbrough, The Transporter Bridge 1913

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The building of this extraordinary bridge was discussed in Victoria's reign, but it was not opened until 1901. Pedestrians and vehicles cross by means of a suspended platform which moves to and fro across the Tees. The bridge is often closed when high winds make it dangerous for use.

Memories of Middlesbrough

Its A Small World Clifford Wilson

Hi, I was interested to see you were in 4p Clifford as I was also and of course Dickie Purvis was a familiar name to me as he became School Captain with me as Vice. Our House if I remember rightly was Dormans, which is where I had my first job for a very short time - in other words i worked for Dormans ...Read full memory

Tortolano's Icecream

My name is Christine Jackson (nee Poole). I lived in Middlesbrough, until the age of thirteen, when in 1972, my family migrated to Perth, Western Australia. We lived in Pallister Park until 1968, when we moved into my deceased grandmothers home, in Percy St (off Princes rd). I loved living, in this part of ...Read full memory

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

Hugh Bell And Old Mans's Park

A nice memory of Hugh Bell School was that at assembly each morning when the weather was fine, the old men would sit in the park outside to listen to our hymn singing. Hence "Old Man's Park". They had no money and their scruffy dogs were on bits of string while they filled in their time with nothing to do. ...Read full memory

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