Suffolk Street, Stockton c1919

t13611 t13612These photographs are of a street party held in Suffolk Street, Stockton in 1919, presumably to celebrate the end of World War One. The photographs are taken looking north – 11 Suffolk Street is on the right hand side. The people ringed in green are Norman and Edna the son and daughter of my Grandparents, Knaggs and Edith Sanderson, who had a shop at 60 Suffolk Street (now demolished). The baby in the right hand side of the pram is my later mother, Stella who would be about 6 – 9 months old when the photographs were taken. It is notable how few men there are in the photographs.

Photographs and details couresty of John S Corney.

Harkers Engineering c1980s

t13622t13621The names I know are… Jack Morris, ??, Ian Stirman, John Taylor, Barry Roberts, Steve Passmore, Mr Fred Harker, Norman Bellerby, Brian Craven (manager of the Nat West Bank in he High Street),
Mike Round, Len Turner, Malcolm Harker, ??, Peter Cowe, Stan Wareing, Brian Townsend and Paddy Meehan.

Len is holding a cup which says ‘The Ruth Harker Memorial’ on it. I think this was originally awarded for the annual Harkers Lyke Wake Walk or possibly the sponsored bike ride to Wales and back…

Photograph and details courtesy of Mike Bellerby.

‘The Manor House, Yarm High Street

t13067A photograph of ‘The Manor House’, no.83 The High Street, Yarm. Until the last half of the 19th century this building was two separate properties, the bowed windows and dormer, being only present on the right hand property. At some stage the left-hand property was then purchased and dramatically altered
to form a ‘twin’ double-fronted facade and roofline, thereby placing the main entrance door off-centre. In the rear yard there is a wall mounted sun-dial attached to the offshot of the original right-hand property dated 1715.The building is currently used as offices by legal-firm Merrit & Co.

Photograph and details courtesy of Chris Bailey.

St Pauls Church

t13582 t13583St Paul’s Church, Stockton – Sue and Colin Chattertons wedding, 19 October 1968.

The second photograph was taken outside the church on my wedding day. Included in the photograph is my gran and aunties, Poppy, Doreen and Myrtle.

Photographs courtesy of Sue Chatterton.

Official Programme celebrating the Coronation of King George VI

Official Programme to celebrate the Coronation of King George VI, 12 May 1937. The programme includes information about street decorations, children’s sports, a vehicle procession and a firework display.

Courtesy of John S Corney.

Aerial views of the Hardwick Estate

t10093 t10094 t10095These three aerial views show parts of the Hardwick Estate in December 1994. Two shots are of the estate itself, and one is of the old English Martyrs RC Primary School which was amalgamated in September 2002 with St Peter & St Pauls RC Primary School to form the new St Gregorys Catholic Primary School. The English Martyrs building was left in the summer of 2005 and demolished shortly afterwards to make way for the new Hardwick Green Primary school.

Courtesy of St Gregorys School.

Employees of Wilsons Department Store

t13584 t13585 Some of the long-serving employees of Wilsons Department store are (l-r): Mr Sydney Glover (15 years), Mr Kenneth Sawers (17 years), Mrs Freda Harwood (15 years), Mrs Doris Kirkpatrick (31 years) and Mrs Joan Nash (11 years).

My mum Freda (Betty) was in charge of the Fancy Goods and Wallpaper Department up until the store closed c1970.

Photographs and details courtesy of Sue Chatteron.

Q6 at Billingham

t13590A photograph of the Class Q6 locomotive number 63436 about to pass under the Davis Bridge at Billingham whilst running round its train which it has left in the up goods loop (behind the photographer).

When running round is complete, the locomotive will be reattached to its train and continue its journey either delivering coal to ICI or North Tees Power Station or returning empty wagons to the colliery.

Photograph and details courtesy of Peter Rigg.

Newham Grange School c1959/60

t13581Newham Grange School c1959/60 -class photograph with form teacher and music teacher, Miss Gittus. I’m in the middle row, fourth from the right, Sue Callender. In no particular order I can name… Allan Reed, Tony Gallagher, John Maloney, Denise ?, Allan Potts, Eric Wood, Irene Sexton, Maureen O’Brian, Glenda Jacobs, Sheila ?, Jane Todd, Jennifer Walker, Allan Dawson, Mary Pitt, Sandra Horner, Christine Lynch, Barbara Philipson, Karen Vickers, Richard Walt, Fred Costello andd Andrew Nesbitt. Do you recognise yourself or anyone else in the photograph?

Photograph and details courtesy of Sue Chatterton.

‘William Whitelaw’, Eaglescliffe 1965

t13580This photograph shows class A4 number 60004, named ‘William Whitelaw’, at Eaglescliffe station after arriving with an RCTS excursion from Leeds to Tyneside on the 19th September 1965.  Local railway enthusiasts were out in force to join the passengers admiring the locomotive during its brief visit.  Engineering work had caused the train to be diverted from the main line and it travelled on to Darlington over the original Stockton and Darlington Railway route through Fighting Cocks to North Road.  After a works visit the excursion resumed its original schedule on to Newcastle.
The locomotive was named after the first chairman of the London and North Eastern Railway who held office from 1923 to 1938.  He was the grandfather of the politician with the same name who served in the Ted Heath and Margaret Thatcher governments.

Photograph and details courtesy of Peter Rigg.