5 thoughts on “The High Street. 1959

  1. I remember him well. Striding down the high street tipping his bowler hat to the ladies. Seems that good manners died with him sad to say.

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  2. There was another Master Tailor in Stockton called Parker. He had his shop and cutting rooms behind Mathias Robinson on the corner of a little street that ran through into Bishopton Lane. The Harris Tweed never wore out wonderful material but could be a bit itchy and not everybody liked it, even suiting was 26oz in those days. Mr Parker was a Scotsman and lived near Sparkes Bakery, a lovely man and excellent tailor. Does anyone else remember him?

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  3. Information on a well known Stockton character who would have known the view above. Report from Evening Gazette April 12th 1991. ” A Stockton Master-Tailor, whose retirment 10 yeas ago closed a 102 year business in the Town has died in a Norton Nursing Home aged 90. Mr Hunter-Martins firm in Norton Road,opened first in Silver Street, by his grandfather in 1879, moving to larger premises in the High street near the Town-Hall. The redevelopment of the High street in 1969 saw a move to Norton Road, near St Marys Church. Widower Mr Hunter-Martin, formerly lived in Victoria Avenue Norton and was a familiar sight walking into Town in bow-tie, bowler and immaculate self-made three piece suit”. The High Street Shop frontage with suits, hats etc of the period on display is now in Preston Hall Museum “Victorian Street, a fine tribute to this Gentlman.

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