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History of Middlesbrough

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Middlesbrough was still only a farm of 25 people as late as 1801; the town did not start to grow until 1829 when a group of Quaker businessmen, headed by Joseph Pease of Darlington, purchased the farm and developed the 'Port of Darlington'.

A town was planned on the site of the farm to supply labour to the new port.

 

 

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c.1905 Newport Road

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A short history of Middlesbrough

A short history of Middlesbrough, Middlesbrough was still only a farm of 25 people as late as 1801


Building Bridges

The history of building bridges in Middlesbrough


Captain Cook

Cook was born in a small village near Middlesbrough, (Marton) and learnt his trade in small sailing ships known as 'cats', in which he journeyed up and down the coast from the Tyne to the Thames.


Cargo Fleet - An Old Port

Cargo Fleet, was a place of some importance in medieval times and was the site of a fishing port


History of Middlesbrough FC

History of Middlesbrough FC. Middlesbrough F.C. were formed by members of the local cricket club wishing to stay fit during the winter.


Iron & Steel in Middlesbrough's History

Iron and Steel paid an important role in Middlesbrough's history.


Joseph Pease

Before the 1800s the town was little more than a truck stop for travelers and traders moving up and down the country in search of better things. The earliest recording of the town's name is 'Mydilsburgh' which alluded to the town's middle-journey status on the famous Christian Durham to Whitby route.


The Birth of Middlesbrough

Mydilsburgh is the earliest recorded form of Middlesbrough's name and dates to Saxon times.