Historic Middlesbrough: Postcards from the Past


Tosh Warwick

Heritage Unlocked

Published 30th July 2022




Historic Middlesbrough, the first book in Heritage Unlocked’s ‘Postcards From The Past’ series, explores the people, places and events that have shaped Middlesbrough over the past two centuries

Providing fascinating insights into industrial, cultural, high street, civic and sporting life in the town, Dr Tosh Warwick’s latest book features an array of historic plans, photographs and postcards from public and private collections as he explores the story of Middlesbrough from the emergence of the Victorian Ironopolis on the banks of the Tees through to the changing skyline of recent decades. Amongst some of the most notable material published in the book are unique plans of Ayresome Park from Teesside Archives, fascinating postcard correspondence from Ernest Burniston’s extensive collection and snapshots of life in the lost pubs of Middlesbrough.

Tosh Warwick said: “As well as featuring many familiar scenes and landmarks, Historic Middlesbrough has helped reveal lesser seen postcards and photographs of our town. Many of the images and stories featured – including the late Les Bulman’s fascinating pub photographs – are published for the very first time in the book.”

Mayor Andy Preston, who wrote the foreword for the book, added: “This book is brilliant because it manages to record and express the pride and passion we feel about our phenomenal town.”