Acklam_Hall_OldTHE three quarters of a century that Middlesbrough’s only Grade I listed building spent as a school will be explored in a forthcoming talk.

Martin Peagam will make the presentation on Acklam Hall’s full 300-year history, with the main focus on the last 80 years.

The talk will take place at Middlesbrough’s Central Library on Monday, October 19, twice, first from 1pm-2pm and then again from 5.30pm-6.30pm.

Eighty years ago Acklam Hall entered a new phase in its history when it became a school.

After almost 250 years as the family home of the Hustlers, the Hall became Acklam Hall School, heralding a period of almost 75 years when the building would provide education to the people of Middlesbrough.

In its next phase it is due to become a restaurant, wedding venue and conference centre.

The talk complements the exhibition of photographs and other material about Acklam Hall being held at the Central Library.

Attendance is free but places must be booked on 01642 729002.

Children are welcome but must be accompanied by an adult.