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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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Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. - C S Lewis
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On this day:
Irish Catholic Uprising - 1641, Battle of Trafalgar - 1805, First Women Peers Enter Lords - 1958, 1st British Nuclear Powered Sub launched - 1960, The Aberfan Disaster - 1966
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