Local History Researcher


We are seeking Local History Researchers to research the heritage of Middlesbrough Town Hall, including the Carriage Driveway, Victorian Courtroom and the Old Fire Station.

This research will feed into the wider programme to engage the general public in the redevelopment process and physical works for the restoration and refurbishment of Middlesbrough Town Hall.

Research will cover:

  • the original concepts and design for the building and its role in the civic and democratic development of Middlesbrough alongside the town’s economic development
  • the past cultural programme, including the classical music concert series and as a venue for emerging popular bands in the 1980s and 1990s.

What are we looking for?

You will need to have an interest in local history and preferably some experience of using local history records.  A good level of written skills is necessary as short reports will be needed.

Volunteers are asked to give 1-2 days a week as available.

Practical considerations:

You will be expected to attend basic Town Hall Volunteer training before undertaking this role.

Local History Researchers will need to commit to one day’s training at Teesside Archives, and then give further time to explore negotiated lines of research that interest you.  Support will be provided by Teesside Archives and the Project Manager.

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