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Transporter Lecture Explores Bonfire in Victorian Middlesbrough

Screen Shot 2015-11-02 at 16.28.27THE latest in a series of heritage lectures will explore how our ancestors celebrated Bonfire night in Victorian Middlesbrough. 

The popular Tees Transporter Bridge Lunchtime Lecture Series will continue on Wednesday (November 4) with a talk by the Tees Transporter Bridge’s Education, Learning and Events Officer Tosh Warwick.

This week’s talk is the third in the quarterly series forming part of the Heritage Lottery Fund-supported Tees Transporter Bridge Visitor Experience Project. 

The topical Celebrating Bonfire Night in Late Victorian Middlesbrough will take a look back at some of the ways in which November 5 was marked across the town by delving into old newspapers including the Gazette and Northern Echo.  Tales of accidents, disorder, drunkenness and theft on anniversaries marking the failed 1605 Gunpowder Plot will be revealed.

Tosh Warwick said: “There is currently a lot of interest in the area’s Victorian past and this talk explores an area of the town’s history that is absent from most histories of Middlesbrough. 

“We hope that in exploring a topical issue, Celebrating Bonfire Night in Late Victorian Middlesbrough will inspire others to explore the area’s heritage and history and encourage contributors to the Tees Transporter Bridge Lunchtime Lecture Series.”

The lecture on Wednesday, November 4 runs from 12.30pm to 1pm at the Transporter Bridge Visitor Centre. Admission is free – advanced booking is recommended by emailing transporterbridge@middlesbrough.gov.uk or telephoning 01642 727265.

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