3 thoughts on “Church Road 1979

  1. I was delighted to see a photograph of The Square and to read Bob Harbron”s interesting comments. According to the 1881 census my gt.gt. grandmother, Hannah Maria White was living at 9 The Square, Stockton and is listed as a pawnbroker, she is living with her son Thomas H White who is listed as her apprentice. Does anyone remember a pawnshop in this area?

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  2. This was part ot THE SQUARE housing, the high class area of Stockton which boasted a centre equal to the Vauxhall Gardens of London in its splendour of trees shrubs, flower beds and walks. Industry of the 1840-1870 s killed it off, with the gentry moving to Norton, Egglescliffe, Oxbridge and Hartburn. The original “Square” became the Cattle-Market. The housing becoming lodging houses or were demolished. Then restoration work in the 1960″s saved this section of Paradise Row. The present Housing Dept was part of the Georgian housing Stockton Planning Dept (2007) now occupy one of theae buildings. The Council Offices and Police Station “THE SQUARE

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