20 thoughts on “Stockton Juniors Football Team

  1. Having recently been made aware of this web site I can confirm that I am alive and kicking in Eaglescliffe. Seems as though a few people have been looking for me but I can assure them that I have no money and am a poor Pensioner.!!
    The Stockton Juniors side of the early 60’s was indeed a very good team which is borne out by the fact that several members went onto play with Professional clubs.
    John Pickering (sadly no longer with us) played for Newcastle and Halifax Town before becoming Manager at Lincoln City and Blackburn Rovers before he became a well respected ist team Coach at Middlesbrough.
    Davie Butler played for Watford and Workington before becoming the Tottenham and England Phsyiotherapist.
    Keith Webster (now in Australia) played at Newcastle and Notts County. I myself had 4 years at Wolves and 6 months at Sunderland and had company at Wolves with Davie Connor and “chippy” Caldwell.
    The Stockton side was truly a very good side with an excellent team spirit. Happy Days indeed.

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  2. I apologise for missing the player Dai Davies, Brian, but Stockton F.C. last played in the Northern League in the 1938-39 campaign, a bit before your time. In 1962 Stockton joined the resurrected North Eastern League although the competition proved to be but a pale shadow of the contest of the same name which ceased to function in 1958. Stockton spent two seasons of mediocrity which was coupled with a general loss of support and interest in the club.

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  3. Anon missed a team member from the junior team members that went on to play for stockton in the northern league. The team member is Dai Davies, he is standing next to me on the senior photo.

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  4. Frank Storr in the Stockton Juniors team also played for Crook Town in seasons 1964-65 (Northern League Runners-up) & 1965-66. Others in that team who played in the Northern League or for Stockton F.C. seniors were Dave Kirk, Bob Evans, Joe Whitfield, Ray Moore, Dave Conner, Brian Winn, Dave Butler, John Moodie, Chippy Caldwell & Dave Spears, a good junior team to produce so many good senior players.

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  5. APPEAL – We have heard from Mr Brian Walker, of Fishburn who played in the Stockton FC Juniors side that won the inter-Association cup in the 1956/7 season. He is keen to get in touch with any of those who played in that team. Some of the names he remembers include D. Murrayfield(goalkeeper), T. Garbutt, D. Helyer, H. Chapman, D Hawk, T.Cockerell and J. Murphy. Anyone with any information can get in touch with us at pictures@stockton.gov.uk

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  6. In the top picture the gentleman standing 2nd from the right looks very much like Walter Dawson who was a good friend of my Uncle Lenny Wright and my late father in law Stan Wilson. I used to go to the matches at Ayresome Park with Lenny and Walter and they would lift me from the boys’ enclosure to the main terraces when the stewards weren’t looking.Can anybody confirm it is Walter?

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  7. Frank Storr was, or still is, a Probation Officer and living in Eaglescliffe just round the corner from the Pavilion Pub he used to run.

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  8. I too remember Frank Storr from WW-Web Offset.
    After the Web shut Frank did Temp management for Camerons, and I can remember him being at The Highland Lad, Norton and the Red Lion in Norton – this would be in the early 1980’s. I don’t know anything about him after that.

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  9. Pat Pattison (nee Beard) – When I worked at North Riding Publishing Co. (later known as W W Web Offset), Skipper’s Lane, Eston in the 1970’s, a Frank Storr was one of the reps there who I know played football. After Web Offset closed in 1977 I’m sure I heard that Frank had the Pavilion pub in Eaglescliffe. Is this the same person? But I don’t where Frankie Storr is now.

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  10. Frankie Storr is no longer at The Pavilion pub, seems he left a while ago. I was directed there while trying to locate him to pass on Storr family tree information, so if anyone has any idea of his whereabouts I would be glad to know. He did work for Camerons Brewery at one time, he used to come to my late mother-in-law’s pub, The Royal, at Portrack to do the audit.

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  11. The pub Frank Storr had near Eaglescliffe’s golf course was called The Pavillon. Frank was a good left-back who served Billingham Synthonia well in the Northern League.

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  12. The player sitting next to Dave Spears is Dai Davies. He is also standing next to Brian Winn in the senior pic. The chap standing third left on the junior pic is a fellow called Ray Dodd. I”m interested to know which year the pics are from.

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  13. Extreme left ,Ronnie Robson(coach) ???Dave arnison,Dave Kirk,Brian Winn.Bobby Evans,(BIG) Joe Whitfield, Les Franks,Frank Storr,? ? ? Front.Ray Moor,Dave Conner,Chippy Caldwell,Dave Butler,John Moodie,?Dave Speares this team won Durham Junior cup, North riding junior cup, Stockton junior cup, the other cup I cant remember. Last I heard about Frank Store he was running a pub near the golf course in Eaglescliffe.

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  14. Seated extreme right is Dave Spears, next to him, is that you Brian Winn? Did you used to go to St Chad”s Youth Club? I”ve got a photo of a youth club trip taken up on the Moors which you are on. Behind you two, standing, is Frankie Storr, does anyone know his present whereabouts as he is related to me, and I have some family tree information he may be interested in. His parents ran the Oddfellows at Thornaby, and he attended Richard Hind. Later on, I believe, he worked as an accountant for Camerons Brewery.

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  15. The photo on the left, the chap on the left is Ronnie Robson,players back-row L to R Dave Arnison,Dave Kirk,Brian Winn,?,?,Les Franks,Frank Storr,front-row,Ray Moore,Dave Conner,Chippy Caldwell,Davy Butler,John Moodie,?,Dave Spears. What are the five trophies? The photo on the right looks like Stockton F.C.seniors back-row L to R Chippy Caldwell,John Moodie,Dave Spears,Peter Conner,?,Ray Hartley,?,Brian Winn,front-row,Kenny Metcalf,Davy Butler,?,Tommy Gilbert,? Note the two reserves, no subs in those days.

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