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The Black Path

The (Middlesbrough) Corporationreceived the Royal Assent on the 7th July 1856 to an Improvement Act which gave power to divide the town into wards, to light the district, enlarge the market and to let off the market tolls, to appoint an Inspector of Weights and Measures, to establish a public wharf and ferry, to adopt bye-laws for the layout of streets, and to divert a sailors’ trod between Middlesbrough and Cargo Fleet, and gave power to purchase the gas works.

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Village Green announce August dates

Village Green are to play a number of North-East shows this August.

The Middlesbrough five-piece published details of five confirmed shows online this afternoon.

With venues including… 167 more words


Six word Saturday

Have you climbed a vertical pier?

Sadly I wasn’t there long enough to see it fully lit, nor to climb the tower.  At £1.6 million it hardly represents value for money, but it is definitely different.   156 more words


God's Own County

Writing 101, Day Fifteen

Think about an event you’ve attended and loved. Your hometown’s annual fair. That life-changing music festival. A conference that shifted your worldview. 785 more words


Father's Day Kisses to all Dads Past Present and Future

This is just a quick tribute post to my own Dad and the men who were like Dads to me as I grew up.

This is my parents on their wedding day – Dad was hungover – look how he is cling on to Mum’s arm! 351 more words