Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Delve into Historic Past of the Town and Beyond

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Delve into Historic Past of the Town and Beyond

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Byline: NOSTALGIA Like us on Facebook Compiled by Paul Delplanque REMEMBER WHEN By Val Harrison

WELL it's that time of year again - Middlesbrough's Local History Month, four week's worth of educational, informative and entertaining events about our town and beyond.

This month gives us an opportunity to explore places that are usually off limits to the general public or to look at freely available town spaces with fresh eyes, guided by more knowledgeable folk.

And don't be put off by the idea of 'a talk' - people are always friendly, and if you've never been to one, take the plunge this month - there are some real crackers available!

Tomorrow gives you a chance to visit Acklam Hall, Middlesbrough's only Grade 1 listed building, to have a look around its splendid rooms with their top notch plasterwork, and according to English Heritage, the best example of a staircase of its type in the North-east.

It really is a stunning building. The future of the Hall will be explained, and with any luck, you'll be able to get a cup of tea and a lovely piece of cake, if their previous open days are anything to go by!

No need to book for this one, just turn up from 2-4pm.

If walking in the open air is more for you, then why not join Martin Peagam for a pub crawl? Not sure about how many of the pubs on this walk are still operating, but Martin promises the opportunity of 'refreshments' on his guided tour of the public houses of Middlesbrough of the 19th and 20th centuries.

Intriguingly, this is billed as 'Middlesbrough - a town of rampant sin!' A topic for one of my future columns, I think!

To book, call Martin on 07725 602549 or just turn up at Middlesbrough College at 2pm on Sunday May 11. …

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