March Newsletter

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Welcome to new and existing subscribers to the March Historic Quarter newsletter for Middlesbrough Heritage Action Zone.

Our 2nd newsletter is full of ways to get involvedfind out more and be inspired!

Get Involved.

Zine Making

Sunday 20th March, 12-2pm

WetDoveTail Gallery Space, Hillstreet Shopping Centre, Middlesbrough, TS1 1SU.

Get involved in the next workshop from artist Jade Blood for The Tunnel Gallery as part of Celebrating Hidden Middlesbrough.

This Zine Making workshop will continue Jade’s research, resulting in the creation of a new public artwork within the Historic Quarter. The session will explore the history of the colour red to create a zine about the project which will feature as part of the final artwork.

Natural Dye workshop with Jade Blood in February. Photography by Rachel Deakin.

Find Out More.

Introducing Teesside Archives

Wednesday 23rd March, 10-11.30am

The Chairman’s Room, Commerce House, 1 Exchange Place, TS1 1DE

Join us in the beautiful Grade 2 listed building, Commerce House which has stood in Middlesbrough’s Historic Quarter since 1872, for a friendly introduction to the team at Teesside Archives.

Find out more about the Archives work to preserve, archive and make available the area’s rich heritage.

Free bookable event via

Places are limited so please do book early to avoid disappointment.

Refreshments provided

Please contact us on the email above for any access requirements prior to attending.

Image above – ‘Plough’, equipment used by Conservation Officer, Teesside Archives. Photograph by Nicola Golightly.

Be Inspired.

Historic Quarter Map, Launch & Walk

Sunday 27th March

Navigator North, The Masham, 27 Linthorpe Road, Middlesbrough, TS1 1RL

We are looking forward to the launch of a new map resource, which will shine a light on the buildings, stories and archival material of the Historic Quarter. This includes a printed version of the map as well as a digital version with interactive links to archival material and creative show reels.

11am-1pm Walking tour of the 12 locations local historian and writer, p.a.morbid has identified as some of the highlights within the area. The walk will begin and end at The Masham and will reveal some hidden gems and the stories that go with them.

Places for the walk are limited and must be booked in advance via

1-3pm Public launch event at The Masham – Come along to pick up the map, find out more about Middlesbrough Heritage Action Zone, watch a series of creative show reels about some of the locations and take a self-guided walk around the Historic Quarter.

This is an drop in event and visitors do not need to have attended the walk earlier in the day.

Refreshments provided. Free to attend.

Did you know?

Middlesbrough Local History Month

Local History Month is coming up in May.

This year looks set to be full of talks, guided tours, walks, and exhibitions that will allow you to explore the area’s past, the people and the places that have been the making of Teesside.

To keep up to date on the programme as details begin to be announced follow Discover Middlesbrough on Facebook

Image above – View from Commerce House up Zetland Road. Photograph by Rachel Deakin


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