Cannon Street Revisited


Photograph by Derek Smith

On Thursday 23rd July, Hands on Middlesbrough hosted Cannon Street Revisited. It was an evening to celebrate Cannon Street, a community lost but not forgotten.

Over 200 people turned out to see BBC interviews of Cannon Street residents in the 1960s and 1970s before their homes were demolished. Hands on Middlesbrough (with help from Memories of Middlesbrough) raised £300 in just a few days via social media to pay for it to be digitised by North East Film Archive.

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The event also included a screening of photographs and film “Last Days of Newport” by Derek Smith, Local History talk given by Ian Stubbs about the history of Cannon Street and “Middlesbrough 1968” a film by Alan Ross.

The Last Days of Newport-Derek Smith

Hands on Middlesbrough will be hosting a larger exhibition about Cannon Street next year. If you would like to be involved please contact

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