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A Century in Stone

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Tony Fox

on 27 April 2010

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Transcript of A Century in Stone

A Century in Stone 1801 - CLEVELAND or ' Lande of Cliffes' as it was named by the Vikings, was an obscure, largely uninhabited corner of North East England. Middlesbrough itself is little more than a farm with a population of just 25. 1825 - The Stockton Darlington Railway' is built by a group of Darlington quakers led by Edward Pease. Its purpose is to carry coal from West Durham to the small port of Stockton and also carry the paying public, making it the world's first passenger railway!

1830 - Joseph Pease, son of Edward, extends the S & D R down river and builds a new coal export terminal called 'Port Darlington'. The new town of Middlesbrough is built next to it.
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