Remember Leslie Brown’s toy shop? Or the monkey man and his parrot in Stockton Market? Have you heard the story about an unimpressed matron ordering Cliff Richard out of Stockton and Thornaby Hospital when he turned up to visit a band mate out of visiting hours? These are just some of the memories captured in a fascinating local history exhibition currently on display at the museum.
The ‘In Living Memory’ exhibition celebrates the stories of people who have lived, worked, studied or visited Stockton-on-Tees Borough.
Over recent months, the Borough’s seven Community Partnerships have collected scores of personal memories, revealing favourite pastimes, treasured places to visit, proud and funny moments.
Interactive displays will showcase these memories, bringing the past to life and reminding people of yesteryear with a range of games, costumes and props. And for those visiting the exhibition there’ll be chance to sit on a reflection memory bench and think about their own story, writing a memory on a postcard as they leave.
The In Living Memory exhibition will be on display from 29 April to 15 May 2022. It will then go on tour across the Borough. To visit the exhibition, buy your museum ticket on arrival or show a valid museum pass for entry. See museum admission prices