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Leisure and Recreation History and Heritage Day

22 October 2019

Leisure and Recreation History and Heritage Day

Middlesbrough Town Hall, 22 October 2019

Organised by Heritage Unlocked and supported by Creative Factory, Middlesbrough Council and the Society for the Study of Labour History, the event in the recently renovated Courtroom brings together speakers from across the country exploring a wide range of themes relating to leisure and recreation across the ages. Part of the Discover Middlesbrough Festival, topics explored as part of the one-day event include boxing, cricket, football, rambling, working class leisure, photographic exploration of Teesside, philanthropy and the Middlesbrough Winter Garden.

Organiser Dr Tosh Warwick said: “We are delighted to be bringing the Leisure and Recreation History and Heritage Day to Middlesbrough Town Hall. The event features experts and the latest research in the field, including aspects of the local past such as Swatters Carr, Stockton Cricket Club and the Winter Garden alongside leisure histories of other towns and cities across Britain and Europe”.

“With support from Creative Factory and the Society for the Study of Labour History, the event provides a good opportunity to share practice and research with a broader audience and will hopefully encourage attendees to delve into their own leisure and recreation history and heritage”.

Tickets for the event are priced at £10.00 and include lunch and refreshments. Programme details and booking information can be found at www.heritageunlocked.com/leisurehistory or at https://www.middlesbroughtownhall.co.uk/event/discover-middlesbrough-leisure-recreation-history-heritage-day/.

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Studies in Labour History provides reassessments of broad themes along with more detailed studies arising from the latest research in the field of labour and working-class history, both in Britain and throughout the world.

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