We are indebted to the late Graeme Miles who wrote hundreds of songs in an incredible 20 year period that put our native Teesside on the song map. We first heard our good friend Kevin Hall sing Jack Ironside – an epic account of the birth of Ironopolis (Middlesbrough) which exploded into life following the discovery of ironstone in the Cleveland Hills in 1850. We have added the final verse ourselves to bring the story up to date. The is a live version of the song.

Copyright: Graeme Miles

Video recorded, produced and edited by Elly Lucas (www.ellylucas.co.uk)