18th October 2021 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Join architectural historian Dr Michael Johnson as he introduces his new book on the town’s rich architectural heritage. In less than a century, Middlesbrough developed from a small farmstead into an industrial metropolis of 90,000 inhabitants. Conceived and built by enterprising capitalists, the embryonic town grew into a world-leading centre of iron and steel production, earning itself the epithet ‘Ironopolis’. Celebrating Middlesbrough’s finest buildings, the book argues that despite the damage wrought by economic change, wartime bombing and destructive planning decisions, Middlesbrough retains a spectacular townscape that expresses a history of exceptional innovation.
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