Born in the Thornaby area in 1702.
Christened in St. Peters church on the Village Green.
Grace married James Cook and went on to have 8 children.
The most famous being Captain James Cook ,the intrepid explorer and world conquering sailor.
David was born in the Whitby area but spent most of his early life and footballing career in Thornaby.
David played many games for the Boro and went on to win international honours at various levels for England.He left Boro and played for other famous clubs such as Newcastle and West Bromwich Albion.
David is now seen on ITV reporting on Boro matches and as a commentator for both TV and radio.
John was born in Thornaby and went to the Arthur Head school.
He became one of the countries most respected football coaches.He came back to the area as Boro coach under Lennie Lawrence and was instrumental in the setting up and running of the prestigeous Boro Youth Accademy.
Sadly John died earlier this year (May 2001). Click on Johns name for a BORO tribute.
Gary was another product of the schools system in Thornaby.He went to Everton as a schoolboy but could not settle and signed for Boro.He played for boro in all competitions and then left to play in the North West.currently at Blackpool after a spell at Preston
David was discovereed playing for the Queens club side in the Teesborough Sunday league.Signed for Boro and left to go to Darlington before moving to Nottingham Forest.He retired after playing for Carlisle.
Pat was born in Thornaby in 1943 and was brought up by her grandparents.she has written many books and got the recognition she deserves ,being awarded The Booker Prize for Literature.
LOCAL AUTHOR SEEKS TRUE GHOST STORIES FROM TEESSIDE
The Evening Gazette are publishing Dean Wilkinsonís forthcoming book, (working title Ghosts Of Teesside).
Dean (Ant and Decís writer) saysÖ.
I want to focus on primarily residential hauntings. Sightings, feelings, smells, strange occurrences that happen in normal everyday houses than can turn your regular friendly environment into a sinister and daunting place. I still want to cover places such as shops and offices, so please donít feel any tale you may have will be of no use. All tales will be, even just short brief ghostly encounters as this will relate to an individual chapter.
Photos of ghosts would be very welcome too. There will be a gazette press launch on Halloween.
Unfortunately there is no payment for stories used, but people will be fully credited in the book if they wish to be. If not an alias will be invented or the story will remain anonymous.
contact at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Deans Web Site.
Don lived in Mansfield Ave. as a lad.He played for the Boro before going off on his travels .He captained Scotland and played in the World Cup.
Now a hotel owner in Nottingham
Paul is another Thornaby lad who made good.Paul is an accomplished cyclist and won Gold medals in the 1986 Commonwealth Games.
Click on Pauls name to go to a web site with his sporting history.