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Interestingly, a famous son of Stockton was Thomas Sheraton (1751-1806) furniture designer. Sheraton was born in the town and spent much of his early life there. Before coming to fame he travelled the area as a cabinet maker. John Walker invented and sold the first friction match from his Chemist shop in the High Street in 1827. Thinking there was no money in it, he failed to patent his invention, leaving others to profit.
Preston Park is a pleasant place to visit and Preston Hall Museum tells of the history of the town, its industries and its people. The River Tees has become a focus for leisure pursuits, boats can be hired and pleasure boats carry passengers on interesting river trips.
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Stockton-on-Tees, County Durham, England (0.8 miles, 1.3 km)
Stockton-on-Tees, County Durham, England (0.9 miles, 1.5 km)
Kingswood Guest House
Stockton-on-Tees, County Durham, England (1.0 miles, 1.5 km)
Stockton-on-Tees, County Durham, England (1.0 miles, 1.6 km)
Thornaby on Tees, County Durham, England (1.1 miles, 1.8 km, direction SE)
Norton, County Durham, England (1.2 miles, 2.0 km, direction NE)
The Stockton Arms Hotel
Stockton-on-Tees, County Durham, England (1.2 miles, 2.0 km, direction SW)
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Random England fact:
Dorset was the first county in England to cultivate cabbages, when it was brought across from Holland in 1539 by Sir Anthony Ashley (1551 - 1628). His beautiful ornate tomb can be seen in the church at the village of Wimborne St Giles, Dorset. The Polyhedron at the feet of the effigies of Sir Anthony and his wife, is believed by many to represent a cabbage.
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