River Tees

River Tees

Central Middlesbrough Through Time

Series: Through Time

Publication Date15th October 2013

Book FormatPaperback

pages96

Illustrations180

Height234

Width165

This fascinating selection of photographs traces some of the many ways in which Central Middlesbrough has changed and developed over the last century.
RRP: £14.99 Online Price £13.49
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ISBN
9781445610603

It is hard to imagine the Middlesbrough area before its industrial might was established. In 1801, the area was a small hamlet with a population of just twenty-five. Middlesbrough's growth began with the development of the coal export trade in the area, but expanded rapidly with the discovery of extensive iron ore deposits in the Cleveland Hills. The burgeoning manufacturing town subsequently gained the nickname 'Ironopolis' and was hailed as 'the youngest child of England's enterprise'. It is thought that Middlesbrough was the first major British town and industrial target to be bombed during the Second World War. The steel industry and railways were obvious targets for the Luftwaffe. Middlesbrough suffered heavy damage and following the war substantial redevelopment was necessary. The substantial changes the town has since seen are explored in this fascinating volume, celebrating the rise of Middlesbrough from the ashes of its past.

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