Photograph and details Bill Davies.
WD climbing Stockton bank towards Norton Junction in the mid 1960’s – the fields on the left are now the Glebe estate.The footpath that crossed the line here led across the fields towards St Mary’s church at Norton – a regular Saturday morning trek for me on my way to 2nd Norton Cubs who met in the hut in what I believe was an old quarry behind the Green.
Photograph and details courtesy of Dave Summerfield.
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This Boat was tied up at the Cleveland Flour Mill site, Thornaby. You can see Head Wrightsons in the background. I used to check the build and progress of this boat, as I went to work at National Carriers on Bridge road. There was also a Cameron’s Brewery office on Victoria Bridge on Stockton side just before the dole office and John B. Smiths wood yard
Photograph and details courtesy of Tom McGowan.
Back Row (l-r): Alison Ashton, Margaret Naisbit, ??, Tricia Armstrong, Pat Dunn, Shirley Fisher, Anne Bellerby and Joan Wilton.
Front Row(l-r): Janet Smith, Margaret Lonsdale, Mrs J Thompson (Head Mistress), Hilda Kinnis and Evelyn Greenacre
Front Row (l-r): Janet Smith, Shirley Fisher, Mrs J Thompson (Head Mistress), Ruth Bowbanks and Hilda Kinnis.
Photographs and details courtesy of Mike Bellerby.
The site brings together articles and stories celebrating the Borough’s rich and diverse Heritage, from the early settlements to the growth of the industries of the twentieth century, the development of the railways, the contributions to the sciences and the arts and the part we played in two world wars. Read the moving story of the Haverton Hill Anzac, or the hero of Dettingen – the soldier with the silver nose. Find out about the Stockton woman who tried to assassinate King George III or discover why Stockton-on-Tees was a target for the Luftwaffe. We will be adding more of these fascinating insights into the heritage of our area as time goes on but we also welcome contributions from anyone who can add to the story of the Borough, its people and its places…
This photograph taken at Thornaby sheds shows my granddad Thomas Birtle with two colleagues, quite possibly fitters, next to the cab of steam locomotive 63437. This was a type Q6 loco and this class of engines hauled heavy goods such as steel and coal around the north east. Date wise I believe it to be between 1959 (when Stockton sheds closed) and 1964 (when Thornaby stopped dealing with steam locos). My cousin, John is pretty certain it is late 1963 early 1964…
Photographs and details courtesy of Martin Birtle.
These photographs show the unusual décor in the Pit, apparently painted by a man called Bob Saint. The Pit was in the basement of the Talbot Pub on Stockton High Street. I believe the pub later became the Number Nines bar. The photographs were taken in the early 1980’s.
Photograph and details courtesy Dave Pratt.
The Final was held at Ropner Park Tennis Courts, where the Children’s playground is now situated. It was a lovely summers day except it was spoiled when I broke a string in my only tennis racquet after being one set all. I was surprised on a recent visit to see most of the Public Tennis courts had been demolished in Newham Grange Park and Tilery Road Recreation ground. These courts where the only places that working class people could play Tennis which at the time was deemed an exclusive sport for the rich and famous.
Caption included with image ‘T.L Jones (right), who won the boys’ singles in the junior section of the tournament in Ropner Park, Stockton by beating B.Brown (left) 6-3, 4-6, 6-1 on Saturday’
Image and details courtesy of Benny Brown.
I took this photograph c1979 as part of my preliminary observations and sketches for a painting that I did while studying A-level art at Stockton VI Form College. The painting I did of Winpennys still hangs on my wall.
The shop was just up the road from John Walker Square, on the same side of the road. What happened to the shop? I haven’t been back to Stockton for many years.
Photograph and details courtesy of Maggi Davis.
The photographs have ‘Bishopton Court, Fairfield 1945′ written on the reverse but there has been some controversy about the exact location over the years on Picture Stockton… Bishopton Court or Durham Road…?
I received this photograph from a friend, her late husband Peter is on the top row, first on the left side and
was taken at Oxbridge School. Does anyone know if the photograph was taken during some kind of celebration as they all seem to be wearing medals?
Photograph and details courtesy of Linda Moody.
The photographs show crowds of people gathered at Yarm War Memorial during an Act of Commemoration followed by a parade and Drum Head Service at Willey Flatts Field.
Sunflowers and other floral tributes have been placed in the Parish Church Gardens creating a Garden of Memories for The Great War Fallen of Stockton. A symbolic and reflective event marked Britains entry into war 100 years ago yesterday – tonight there will be a candlelit tribute of music, words and lights. http://www.1245sunflowers.org
I took these two photographs of the refurbished War Memorial and it’s newly relaid surroundings which all looked very nice in the mid-morning sunshine on Yarm High Street this morning.
To accompany the Yarm photographs I called in at Egglescliffe and photographed their War Memorial too which also looked equally resplendent in the sunshine.
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.
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.
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.
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.