Tuesday, September 07, 2004

Local History

One of the joys of being a Borough Councillor is that we get invitations to things which otherwise might pass us by. This morning was one such occasion. I was invited to the launch of the Local History Book of the Year - not at all as dry as it may sound! Two local men, Peter Moon and Alan Betteney, have produced a superb book in which they contrast old photographs of Stockton Borough with new ones taken from the same viewpoint. The photography is superb, the old pictures fascinating and the notes full of interesting information. Well worth the money, so get along to the Tourist Information Office and buy a copy. Better still, go to Billingham Art Gallery on Sept 20th and have your copy signed by the authors themselves.

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