The plaque funded by the Police Memorial Trust was recently unveiled to commemorate PC William Henderson, who died on 14 April 1893 when he was shot at close range by a man he was trying to disarm while trying to take into custody.
On 9th May, the verdict on John Harry Gould (33) was :- Wilful murder whilst insane. Prisoner to be detained during Her Majesty’s pleasure.
Murders were very rare at this time and news reports suggest it was only the second in Middlesbrough, after Mary Copper in 1884
A memorial to Private Tom Dresser was unveiled on 12th May 2017 to mark the centenary of the actions that saw him awarded the Victoria Cross.
The sculptor of the memorial was Brian Alabaster and it stands outside the Dorman Museum.
Tom Dresser was serving as a private in the 7th Battalion The Green Howards in the Battle of Arras and despite being shot twice, conveyed an important message from battalion headquarters to the front line trenches.
As well as the V.C. Tom was presented with a gold watch and 100 guineas by the people of Middlesbrough, he died 9th April 1982 and is buried in Thorntree Cemetery,
This sign is visible on Grange Road for a working mens club that was known as the “Nash Club”
The National Reserve Headquarters Limited was founded on 19 Apr 1913, I don’t know its exact closure date but accounts seem to exist until 2000.
Jack Hatfield won three medals at the 1912 Olympics in Stockholm (no other British swimmer succeeded in winning an Olympic medal until 1964)
On returning from the games he was greeted by a crowd of 20,000.
The plaque is erected on the site of the Gilkes Street Baths