Rediscover Stockton

Stockton is proud to have been home to some famous revolutionary people. Including John Walker, the creator of the Friction Match and inspiration for the Instant Light story.

In more recent times Stockton Town Centre has hosted various celebrities and dignitaries, including visits from the Royal Family, performances from major international music stars and Olympic champions.

You can select a tile below to learn more about John Walker or the Instant Light story or visit our section about the Globe Theatre to explore the famous faces that have performed there.