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Thornaby is said to have come into its existence about 800 A.D.when the land was given by Halfdene, King of the Danes, to Thormod, one of his noblemen.There are other signs of Thornaby being a much older or even prehistoric settlement.First of all, traces of prehistoric man have been found here, the earliest being a stone axe,8" long, dating back to the Mesolithic Period ( about 3000 B.C. ).In 1926 a dug out canoe said to date from about 1600 - 1400 B.C. was found in the mud under 8 feet of water opposite Thornaby High Wood.
£3 million funding to reduce Thornaby road congestion
Tuesday, Oct 01 2013
Stockton Council has secured £3.3 million of government funding towards a scheme to tackle traffic pinch points which clog up traffic flow.
The funding which was announced by Patrick McLoughlin, Secretary of State for the Department for Transport, on Friday (27 September) will see Stockton Council carry out works to ease congestion on Thornaby Road.
Works are expected to start on the £4.8million Thornaby Road A174/A1044 Congestion Relief Scheme in May 2014 and are planned to be complete by early 2015.
The scheme will dual the A174 Parkway Extension between the A174/A1044 junction, where capacity improvements will also be made to complement the already secured Highways Agency improvements and the A19/A174 Trunk Road interchange.
In addition the combined proposals will create new access to the Teesside Industrial Estate both reducing congestion and encouraging growth.
Councillor Mike Smith, Stockton Council’s Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Transport, said: "Nationally Stockton was only one of 15 local authority schemes to win funding from this round which will see us tackling congestion alongside our partners, the Highways Agency.
"This funding will help us deal with this pinch point, ease traffic flow and make journeys quicker and smoother for residents and visitors alike.
"Improvements to infrastructure help us keep the Borough moving, which is vital to attract new businesses, encourage growth and boost job opportunities."
5 - Five Lamps of Thornaby
The legend of the lamps