A view of West Hartlepool and Harbour railway station – when Norton Road, Stockton was crossed on the level – the trains entered at the left-hand end.
Situated on Wellington Terrace, Norton Road was a three storey building known as Wellington House – a Diocesan Training Home for servants c1900, it then became St. Mary’s Convent School shortly afterwards. When a new school building was built behind St. Mary’s Catholic Church (seen in the distance) in 1909, Wellington House then became St. Gerard’s Convent.
Photograph courtesy of Mrs Denton.
Seen in the photograph is Norton resident, Len Nicholson refereeing at the Tow Law v Bishop Auckland football game.
Photograph and details courtesy of Len Nicholson.
The Cleveland Flour Mill closed in the 1960s and was demolished in June 1970. If I remember correctly this photograph was taken from Victoria Bridge the day after the first attempt to demolish the mill had failed.
Photograph and details courtesy of Geoff Poole.
Harker’s Engineering Staff – Back Row: Dave Coppins, Les Turnbull, Ralph Watson, Steve Pearson, Terry Blenkinsop and Brian Hussey.
Front Row: Len Stirman, Mike Round, John Alderton and Paul Wright.
Details courtesy of Mike Bellerby, photograph courtesy of Eddie Lattimer.
An aerial view of ICI Billingham
This sign was once seen outside the home of Mrs Favell on Dunottar Avenue, Egglescliffe c1968.
In years gone by, many newsagents sold tickets to a selection of bus trips with Beeline tours. This was a trip to Gretna Green, and I remember picking up passengers from Norton, Stockton, and Middlesbrough. We were asked to be the Bride and Groom in a mock wedding over the anvil, a great coincidence as we eloped to Gretna a year earlier, in 1967!
Photograph and details courtesy of Alan Prosser.
Views of St. John The Baptist, Church Road, Egglescliffe c1981.
It is claimed that there is an underground tunnel from the church to the Friarage in the grounds of Yarm School. It is alleged that it was originally used as an escape tunnel for the monks…
A view of the River Tees at Yarm. In the background is Wren’s Vinegar Works and in the distance a glimpse of St. John the Baptist, Egglescliffe. Possibly c1890…
A photograph showing three men working in the forge, Kennedy’s Enginneers c1975.
I am researching Kennedy’s Engineers – they had a factory on the Riverside, Stockton until the 1990’s. It became Lionweld Kennedy before moving to Middlesbrough. Does anyone have any photographs of this plant especially during the 60’s and 70’s?
Photograph and details courtesy of Derek Smith.
Photograph taken in Smiths Yard, Portrack, Stockton c1970.
Photograph courtesy of Paul M Bruce.
Two adverts taken from the Stockton-on-Tees Coronation Souvenir Booklet, 1953 – Contractors, George Fordy and Son Ltd. and Concrete Company, Kendrews
Image courtesy of John S Corney.
A view of a Layfield Transport Services vehicle – FVN 873. Seddon FB13F c1949.
Is this in the Stockton area? This photograph was given to us by Mrs Denton but unfortunately we don’t have any other information about it. Can anyone hazard a guess to the whereabouts?
A view of the shopfronts of Dolcis and Stead & Simpson on Stockton High Street c1985.
A copy of the National Health and Pensions Insurance Record Card for Arthur B Henderson.
Image courtesy of Deb Branson.
Billingham & Haverton Hill Motor Services Transport with registration number EF3909. ADC 416 Strachan & Brown B32F c1928.
A photograph taken during a Retirement Presentation at B.T.P. Tioxide West site of the safety and canteen staff, June 1980. The people I can name are Nick Burns, 2nd from the left, front row and Lily ?, 3rd from the right front row. Does anyone recognise any of the others?
Photograph and details courtesy of Malcolm Corner.
An elderly man sits on the steps of the village cross on Billingham Green. Behind him is Tower House and in the distance the lychgate and St. Cuthberts church c1900.
A view of Potters Bar on the corner of Brunswick Street and Yarm Lane, Stockton. Now Synergise Pharmacy.
Gypsy Queen HN 3201 – 1924 Daimler with 26s W G Edmond (Middlesbrough) body.
Letter of thanks from Mr Robert Reed 19 Balmoral Terrace Stockton to Mr Gray, High Street, Norton for the proceeds of £10.10s from a Victory Dance, Victory Party and Committee Whist Drive promoted by the C.D.A Wardens. Dated 18th December 1945.
Letter courtesy of John Trotter.
A view of Collingwoods the Jewellers on the High Street, Stockton. Taken in 1985, the photograph also shows Smiths Dry Cleaners.
These 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.
Unknown football Team – Can anyone identify the team or players? Date unknown.
Photograph and details courtesy of Deb Branson.
The 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.
This photograph shows the Tees rail bridge. You can see the old Cleveland flour mill in the background.
Photograph and details courtesy of Gordon Armes.
A 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 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.
The construction of large warehouse buildings had already begun when this photograph was taken on 25 April 1919 at Haverton Hill.
A view of Marks and Spencer, Stockton High Street c1940s.
Tank made by Head Wrightsons for the Bradwell Nuclear Power Plant 19 May 1958.
Photograph courtesy of Ken Pattison.
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.
This photograph was taken in 2007 and shows the Mosque on Westbury Street in Thornaby, opposite Victoria Road.
A view of Dovecot Street, Stockton c1959
A view of Provincial Tyres on the corner of Portrack Lane and Portrack Grange Road, Portrack Lane Trading Estate, Stockton c1965.
This Portsmouth Leyland Atlantean double decker bus was owned by the Stockton Dixielanders. It was seen parked up at Tilery way back in 1983.
Photograph and details courtesy of Chris Hall.
My grandad Freddie Pallister receives a gift of notes from shift foreman Tom Brown at his retirement party.
At the Half Moon pub in Billingham – Freddie was thrown a retirement party by his friends on C Shift c1966
Photographs and details courtesy of Deb Branson.
A street view of Stockton Market c1909.
Advert for Stockton’s oldest nurseries, Thomas Fewster & Sons taken from the Stockton-on-Tees Coronation Souvenir Booklet, 1953.
Image courtesy of John S Corney.
These 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.
Wilsons Department store, ‘Everything for the home. Everything for the family’.
WF Wilson was established 1856 at no. 65 before moving to no. 55 in 1888. It was a double fronted warehouse with two stories above (1888 – 1968), Stockton High Street.
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.
These two photographs of the quayside demolition and construction work were taken between 30 January 1949 and 20 June 1950. The photographs were taken by David’s Portrait Studio based at Yarm Road, Stockton.
A view showing a part of Blacketts and the Stag Inn, Silver Street, Stockton 1972.
Book’s Ladies Fashion (1936 – 1983) at 114 High Street, Stockton.
National Registration Identity Card, HJ 465021 for my dad Arthur B Henderson bearing the date stamp April 20, 1951.
Image courtesy of Deb Branson.