These wax cylinders are held in the collection at Preston Park Museum and Grounds and are a fascinating insight into how our ancestors listened to music. This was the beginning of the commercial trade of pre-recorded music from some of the favourite performers of the time. Even better they could listen to theses performances in the comfort of their own homes.
The Middlesbrough Meteorite
In March 1881 a meteorite fell to Middlesbrough in what is one of the strangest occurrences for the town, and one that caught the attention of NASA.