We’ve designed this website to be as easy to use as possible.

Viewing posts

Our latest posts are displayed on the homepage. Just click on a post to look at it properly.

Commenting on posts

To prevent spam, you’ll need to enter your name and email address before you can comment on posts.

Please note, all comments will be approved before being published. Any user posting offensive, threatening or illegal material will have their access to the site blocked.

Searching for posts

The search appears in the menu bar at the top of every page, and you can use it to find posts you’re interested in.

If you’re looking for a specific road or building, put the name into quotation marks when you search for it – e.g. “Dorman Museum” or “Acklam Road”. This will only bring up results which include that exact name.

Don’t be too specific – if the search can’t find anything, it’ll bring up any post which includes one of the words in your search. For example, the search term ‘Market on South Street in 1900’ is too specific to bring up any results, so the search will instead show you any post which contains one of those words.

Don’t be too general – if the search finds too many results, it won’t be able to display them all. For example, the search term ‘Street’ is too broad to let the results be narrowed down, so the search will say it can’t find any results.

You can also use the drop-down menu at the top of the page (called ‘Category’) to choose a section you might be interested in.

Submitting your photos

You can submit your own photos to be published on the site by visiting the submit your photo page.

Please note, you must be the copyright holder of the images you submit.


By submitting your photos, you agree for us to publish them on this website, and share them on any social media used to promote My Town, My Future. You’ll remain the copyright holder.

We may also, with your permission, use any photos you submit and any comments you make on the site to support Middlesbrough Council’s history and heritage-related activities and promotion. If we decide to do this, we’ll email you first and make sure you’re happy with what we intend to do.

You should only submit photos which you hold the copyright for. If you submit photos which you don’t hold the copyright for, we’ll refuse to publish them.

You can also read our full legal disclaimer.

Contact us

For any questions about the My Town, My Future project, or the photos and information displayed on the website, please contact us.

Don’t forget, you might get an answer to your question from someone in the community by leaving a comment on the post itself.

If you notice any errors on the website, please email