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Did you know that Stockton claims to have the widest High Street in England? And that it possesses the oldest railway station structure in the world?

Did you know that the world’s first safety match was invented in Stockton-On-Tees by local chemist John Walker? His first sale of the product was made on April 7 1827 – some may consider him foolish for refusing to patent it.

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Famous Stockton-On-Tees people:

Colin Renfrew
Joseph Ritson
Richard Griffiths
Thomas Sheraton
Will Hay

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Happy the people whose annals are vacant. - Thomas Carlyle
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On this day:
Drake Starts round the world voyage - 1577, Battle of Alton - 1643, Battle of the River Plate - 1939, Jackanory First Broadcast - 1965
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