The story of Middlesbrough as a town is one that dates back less than two centuries, with the emergence of the modern urban centre the product of Victorian industrialisation and rapid urban expansion. Despite this relatively short history, the fascination and pride in Middlesbrough’s heritage is as strong as that found in established historical towns, evokes poignant memories and prompts lively debates.
Memories of Middlesbrough in the 1970s and 1980s includes over 100 historic photographs of many of the town’s familiar landmarks and provides an insight into a period that brought unprecedented change. Inspired by the photographs of John Severs, Teesside Archives and other private and public collections, the book charts demolition of historic buildings, the disappearance of many industries, regeneration, sporting glories and shares the memories of the people of Middlesbrough.
Heritage Unlocked, December 2020