4 thoughts on “Stockton High Street

  1. Roy Parkin says: ‘The Christopher family owned the Grangefield Estate where Grangefield Grammar stands now.’ Did it also include the actual Grangefield housing estate built in the 1920s? Roads there included Aysgarth, Askrigg (partly backing on to Stockton Cricket ground), Wensley Road and Spennithorne Road.

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  2. Roy Parkin – The story of Wm. Christopher accompanying Captain Cook on one of his voyages appears in various local history books. Sad to say there is no evidence to support this local legend. Christopher”s name does not appear in any of Cook”s journals, or in the lists of his crew on the various voyages. I think that this story is another “urban myth”.

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  3. The lady who is always loooking for dead bodies. Captain William Christopher. The Christopher family owned the Grangefield Estate where Grangefield Grammar stands now, Captain William Christopher accompanied Captain Cook on his third and last voyage. He made his fortune in the service of the Hudson Bay Company and was engaged in facilitating the discovery of the North West Passage. He died in Newcastle in 1797 age 68 and was buried in Norton, as he was native to Norton. Roy.

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  4. I am very interested in the history of the vicarage c1920 the home of captain william christopher. i would like to know more i.e if anyone died there

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