Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Letter: Three Cheers ... Lots of Reasons for Tees Pride

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Letter: Three Cheers ... Lots of Reasons for Tees Pride

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LAST weekend saw the nationwide cinema release of the Hollywood film The Other Boleyn Girl. It is based, of course, on the novel of the same name by the Hartlepool author Phillipa Gregory. So three cheers for Phillippa.

Despite the sad closure of the independent Yarm Bookshop, we have much else to cheer for in Teesside:

The 21st century library opening hours in Ingleby Barwick

The luminous stained glass in Yarm Parish Church

The charm of the 11th century church of St John the Baptist in Egglescliffe village

The architectural majesty of the Wren-designed Stockton Parish Church

The contents of Stockton Central Library

The tow path that runs from Victoria Bridge to the Tees Barrage

mima in Middles brough

The uninterrupted sandy beaches from Redcar through Marske to Saltburn

The independent and vibrant Yarm High Street

Our Premier League soccer team

The simple beauty of the 12th century St Peter's Church on the Green in Thornaby

The second-hand bookshop in Saltburn

The cheapest property prices and rents in the UK

The fact that two of the world's great medieval cities and the Yorkshire Dales and the North York Moors are all within an hour's drive

The world-rated Faculty of Medicine at the University of Durham in Stockton, and those of Health Sciences and Computing at the University of Teesside

I could go on . …

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