Hebron Hall c1900

The Hebron Hall in Dovecot Street, Stockton was opened on 8th November 1900, it was built at a cost of approximately £1,500.00.

Among the pioneers on the picture postcard you can see Stockton dentist Mr Albert E Knowles visionary and church financer. The Hall had a familiar Sunday pattern of morning holy communion, Sunday school and evening Gospel meeting, as well as a Thursday mid-week meeting and a Monday afternoon womens meeting which can be seen in the photograph.

16 thoughts on “Hebron Hall c1900

  1. I Remember my Grandmother Jane Davies and her friend Mrs Eastwood who owner an off licence shop in Ward Place,attending shows and films at the building on Prince Regent street (opposite the Hippodrome). The building was also used as a cafeteria to entertain Soldiers from USA during the war. The Hebron Hall I attended (Sunday School) was in Newtown.


  2. Hebron Halls congregation were Plymouth Brethren and very strict. My father was excommunicated because my mum had been married before. Her first husband died on 6 June 1944 on operation Titanic.


  3. Correction – Hebron Hall is on the junction with Vicarage Street, Britannia Road and Bishopton Road; Newtown. The Assembly Rooms were on the corner of Dovecote Street and Russell Street.


  4. Good morning, I have just acquired a book that was a Sunday School prize from Hebron Hall – unfortunately it is not dated although the book was first published in 1899 – The book was presented to a Samuel Stockdale – I wonder if there are still Stockdales in Stockton.


  5. Alwyn Harland has been living in Oxford for some time now. He died in May 2008, on his 92nd birthday. Alwyn was a founding member of Emmanuel Fellowship (along with Ian Kirby -the pastor), of which I have been a member and we now meet in the Oakwood centre.


  6. Still wondering if anyone can tell me what happened to Alwyn L Harland and his brother Jeffrey who preached at Hebron Hall in the early 1960 s. I know Jeffrey was a missionary in Africa


    • Hi Ray, My mother went to Parliament Street Brethren all of her life. She accepted the Lord Jesus as her Saviour about 1920 and was baptised by the Pilgrim Preachers at Hebron Hall when she was 18 in 1923. I have the hymn book that was used at the gospel crusade that took place then.
      You will be celebrating the 200th Anniversary in 2032. I will try to get there – I will only be 98.

      Best Regards, Philip Moore.


  7. The theatre/hall that M. Murphy”s sister remembers was opposite the Hippodrome on the west side of Prince Regent Street. I think it was the YMCA little theatre. I remember going there to see ICI film shows during the late 1940″s early 50″s.


  8. The top picture on the leaflet commemorating the “Hebron Hall Sunday School Jubilee 1882-1932” appears to be a cropped version of an illustration of the building that still stands on the corner of Prince Regent Street and Dovecot Street. I think there is some confusion in the initial description below the photographs. It is more likely that Hebron Hall on Bishopton Road was built at a cost of £1,500 in 1900 and the Sunday School began in 1882 in the Dovecot Street building which by 1903 according to an advert in Heavisides “Rambles in Cleveland” was the premises of R.Richardson & Co. (Importers, Factors and Printers)and by 1920 had become the printing works of Edward Appleby Ltd. who occupied the building for about 50 years.


  9. Hebron Hall was opened in November, 1900 in Vicarage Street, next to no,2. It still stands today on the same site,occupying a prominent position at the corner of Bishopton Road. By way of observation, a Sunday school was opened in 1882 in Dovecote Street.


  10. If Hebron Hall was opened in 1900 how is it celebrating it”s jubilee in 1932, poster shows it opened in 1882!! By the way where was it? An old map shows a hall on the corner of Prince Regent Street. Was this the one? Sister remembers a theatre around that area also. Did the hall become a theatre or was that somewhere else? Any info gratefully received.


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