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Latest publication - History of The Stokesley and District Fire Brigade 1793 - 2014 by Alan Swales

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£5.00 plus £1 p&p

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Exhibition 2003


A DVD created by Charles Stuart documenting the Exhibition held by the Local History Study Group in 2003 to celebrate 150 years of Stokesley Town Hall. It contains information on all the display boards which include Religion, Houses, School photographs, Shops, Show & Fair, Pubs & Brewers - in fact everything that was given to the Study Group by people who have fond memories of Stokesley. Copies of the photographs were taken and are stored in Stokesley Library; the original photographs were returned to their owners.
£5.00 plus £1 p&p

Deprivation and Poverty in Stokesley and District 1755 - 1834

  

In this period in the Industrial Revolution the rich became richer but sadly the poor became poorer. Stokesley and district had its own share of deprivation and poverty exemplified by its own Workhouse for the unlucky poor and those not so unlucky were crammed into the "yards" in tiny dwellings in which the great majority of the poor lived.

84 pages, £6.50 plus £1.00 p&p

 

Stokesley Ale Trail

At an earlier time Stokesley had 23 Inns and alehouses. This book explains some notes on brewing and the different type of establishments to be found in Stokesley over the years. The Ale Trail allows one to complete a walk around the town, book in hand, and see those buildings which at one time supported the heavy drinking habits of Stokesley residents and visitors.

152 pages, £9.50 plus £1.00 p&p

 

Since early days Stokesley people have had a language almost of their own. This booklet is a compilation of some the words that are still remembered and often still used in the town with their root and meaning.

8 pages, £0.50 plus the cost of a 2nd class stamp.

 

STOKESLEY - Aspects of Victorian Everyday Life


84 pages with 27 illustrations & index of Stokesley surnames.
£5.95 plus £1 p&p - special offer of £10 plus £2 p&p includes this publication plus "STOKESLEY - Further Aspects of Victorian Everyday Life" (see below).

 

STOKESLEY - Further Aspects of Victorian Everyday Life

Stokesley in the 1860s - A North Yorkshire Market Town

92 pages with 27 illustrations & index of Stokesley surnames.

£5.95 plus £1 p&p - special offer of £10 plus £2 p&p includes this publication plus "STOKESLEY - Aspects of Victorian Everyday Life" (see above).


Stokesley in the 1860s - A North Yorkshire Market Town
92 pages with 27 illustrations & index of Stokesley surnames. For more details click here.
£5.95 plus £1 p&p - special offer of £10 plus £2 p&p includes this publication plus "STOKESLEY - Aspects of Victorian Everyday Life" (see above).

 

The Cleveland Repertory and Stokesley Advertiser
The original was a monthly magazine published in Stokesley by William Braithwaite from January 1843 to December 1845.
Extracts of the news items have been transcribed by Beryl Turner covering Police Intelligence, Agriculture, Stokesley Races, Cricket Matches, Railways, Church and Chapel events, Inquests, Births, Marriages, Deaths, Visits to Redcar and many more snippets of gossip.

The area covered is broadly Old Cleveland centered on Stokesley but also includes Stockton, Middlesbrough, south west to Northallerton, and across the North York Moors to Staithes on the east coast. It gives an insight into life in an agricultural community in the mid 1840s.

Of great value to family, local and social historians, the book of 124 pages cost £8.50 but is now out of print. Therefore it has been made available on this web site as a Word document. Click here
In addition, a Name Index has been prepared which you can browse here as a Word document. Click here.
The Repertory is also available as 36 separate files, one for each month. Click here.

 

Stokesley Directories 1793-1901
Over 4000 names of Gentry, Residents and Trades people in Stokesley taken from 19 directories between 1793 and 1901. They are listed by year and alphabetically by surname giving occupation and addresses; included are historical descriptions of the town in 1823, 1867 and 1901.
The book has 215 pages and cost £10.50. It is now out of print, and available on this web site. Click here.

 

Other Publications
A Walk around the Town of Stokesley No.1. £3.00 Reprinted May 2012
A Further walk around the town of Stokesley. £3.00
Along Levenside - a third Walk around Stokesley. £3.00 Reprinted May 2012
Historical Glimpses of the town of Stokesley etc £2.70
Visual History of Great Ayton £2.00

 

The 36 monthly editions of the Cleveland Repertory and Stokesley Advertiser

 

January 1843

January 1844

January 1845

February 1843

February 1844

February 1845

March 1843

March 1844

March 1845

April 1843

April 1844

April 1845

May 1843

May 1844

May 1845

June 1843

June 1844

June 1845

July 1843

July 1844

July 1845

August 1843

August 1844

August 1845

September 1843

September 1844

September 1845

October 1843

October 1844

October 1845

November 1843

November 1844

November 1845

December 1843

December 1844

December 1845

 (Please make all cheques payable to “Stokesley Local History Study Group”. Send request for publications to Gerry Chase, 14 Queens Drive, Stokesley, TS9 5HA - telephone 01642 710763)