9 thoughts on “Elcoate and Sons Ltd, Yarm High Street c1970

  1. John (Jack) and his wife Evelyn (Eva) were my grandparents. I spent a lot of time in the house behind that shop in the 60s and 70s. Other than my Father all their children stayed in and around Yarm. I’ve tried to visit the town twice in the last couple of – couldn’t get parked!


  2. Decided to do some research about the Elcoates for personal reasons, my mother was married to one so I guess you can figure that one out.. I have heard stories over the years now I’m in my 50’s perhaps its time to lay this ghost to rest. Any info would be appreciated.


    • Who was your Mother and who in the Elcoate clan was she married to? I’m David. The house and shop in the photo belonged to my Grandparents and I spent a lot of time there in the 60s and 70s.


      • Hi
        sorry its taken awhile. My mother (Jean McGarrity) married Brian Elcoat (I think). She had two children myself and elder sister. They divorced soon after I was born and we were adopted by her husband. I remember little about this side of our family, apart from some brief encounters.


        • Never heard of a Brian. I do know there are other distant relatives around that area with the ‘e’ dropped off the surname. One of them managed Arsenal!! My lot were (generally) Johns Richards and Williams.


          • Thanks for getting back, I could be wrong about his first name, will ask my sister although I understand he recently died so I guess its a mute point.


  3. When I joined F Hiills in 1973 Elcoates did contract painting there. They primed door frames and components. There were 2 painters one being Tony Morgan the I just forget his name at the moment. When Elcoates finished trading these 2 painters were taken on by Hills


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