Read Regional: Middlesbrough

I have enjoyed every one of my Read Regional events, but I was particularly looking forward to this one in Middlesbrough. I grew up in nearby Guisborough and Redcar, and the Dunnakey family have long standing connections with Middlesbrough itself. I remember visiting my Great Grandparents – Nana and Grandad Pop – there when I […]

Read Regional: Doncaster

A combination of a train strike and a signal failure meant that I almost didn’t make it to my Read Regional event in Doncaster on time. Which would have been sad, and ironic as the city has a strong connection with the railways. ┬áSir Nigel Gresley designed some of his most famous locomotives there, including […]

Read Regional: King Cross, Halifax

My second date on my Read Regional tour was close to home at King Cross Library in Halifax. It’s a lovely library and I received a very warm welcome from the librarians and other staff. Halifax was a centre of the cloth trade from the 16th to the 18th centuries, and the town is steeped […]