Captain James cook one of the greatest sailors ever, discovered Australia and accurately mapped more lands than any man. Born in Marton, Middlesbrough.
The man who invented the friction match in his house on Stockton on tees high street.!
Stockton on tees having the widest high street in England .
Casting the first ever big Ben in Norton, Stockton on Tess.
The first ever passenger railway, Stockton to Darlington Railway.
Building the Tyne bridge as a little template for the Sydney Harbour bridge both built by Teesiders
Having the biggest iron stone mines in Britain
Being the biggest producer of iron in the world
Having the Gilchrist process realised on Teesside
Being the fastest growing urban area in England in the 19th century
Providing quality steel for the golden gate bridge & many more around the world
Being the last place in Saxon England to fight as free men against the Norman invasion at Coatham marshes.
Building the mulberry harbours that helped win the second world war
Having the only man to win the Victoria cross on D Day, Sir Stanley Hollis
Having archaeological proof of the oldest Saxon female leaders in England ( Loftus.)
Being the second largest port in England
Building the new Wembly arch and leaving lots of boro flags etc in it before welding it shut