Dr Tosh Warwick to give Talks in Middlesbrough about the Town’s History, 4th May

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    Dr Tosh Warwick, Research Associate for the History Research Centre at Manchester Metropolitan University, will be giving three talks in Middlesbrough on ‘More than One Big Weekend in Stewart Park; Celebrations, Ceremonies and Concerts Through Time’, ‘When Middlesbrough fell in love with North Korea – The 1966 World Cup’ and ‘Two River Tees Icons: The story of the Newport and Transporter Bridges’.

    Two River Tees Icons: The story of the Newport and Transporter Bridges

    Date: Saturday 4th May 2019

    Time: 9.30am – 10.30am

    Location: Transporter Bridge Visitor Centre, Ferry Road, TS2 1PL

    In this talk, Manchester Metropolitan University’s Dr Tosh Warwick will explore the history of the Tees
    Newport Bridge and its celebrated neighbour the Transporter Bridge. Featuring previously unpublished material from the collections of Teesside Archives and Middlesbrough Libraries, Tosh will share new research on the famous landmarks, including material from the historian’s forthcoming Tees Transporter Bridge book, released later this year by Amberley Publishing.

    When Middlesbrough fell in love with North Korea – The 1966 World Cup

    Date: Saturday 4th May 2019

    Time: 11am – 12noon

    Location: The Courtroom, Middlesbrough Town Hall

    Tickets: Free – Available at middlesbroughtownhall.co.uk

    This talk by Manchester Metropolitan University’s Tosh Warwick explores the unlikely bond between Middlesbrough and DPRK/North Korea during and after the 1966 World Cup. Middlesbrough’s Ayresome Park provided the venue for one of the biggest sporting upsets of all-time as the mighty Italy were toppled by unfancied North Korea in the group stages of the 1966 World cup and Teessiders took the minnows to their hearts.

    More than One Big Weekend in Stewart Park; Celebrations, Ceremonies and Concerts Through Time

    Date: Saturday 4th May 2019

    Time: 1.30pm

    Location: Captain Book Birthplace Museum, Stewart Park

    Tickets: £3 – includes tea, coffee and biscuits – pay on the door

    Ahead of BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend, Dr Tosh Warwick’s talk will uncover a little mix of history and popular culture by looking back to the Victorian glory days of Marton Hall long before it was subject to the wrecking ball, and tell the story of recent celebrations as he pays a salute to the Park’s role in Middlesbrough’s DNA.

    About Dr Tosh Warwick

    Dr Tosh Warwick joined Manchester Metropolitan University in January 2019 as Research Associate (Impact) in the History Research Centre. Tosh was previously Research Associate in Urban Studies at the University of Glasgow, lectured at Huddersfield, Leeds Beckett and Teesside Universities and held a number of roles in the heritage sector including as Heritage Development Officer at Middlesbrough Council where he contributed to a number of major Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) supported regeneration projects.