St Cuthbert’s Senior Class 1, 1950

t13282Another photograph from St. Cuthbert’s R.C Mixed School photo album showing St. Cuthbert’s Senior Class 1, Stockton 1950. Unfortunately we don’t have any names, does anyone recognise them?

Courtesy of Tony Cooney who dropped the album off at Fairfield Library. He believes the head teacher, Mr Connors lived in the house at Jesmond Grove which he moved into last year.

 

19 thoughts on “St Cuthbert’s Senior Class 1, 1950

  1. The teacher is Albert (Ted) Smith he was my Mothers cousin, when he returned from imprisonment on the Burma railway I was told he weighed 6 stones and considering he was 6 foot tall he was fortunate to be alive. He subsequently became Headmaster of a large school in Wakefield and had 2 children with his wife Judith.

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  2. Back Row: Michael Flynn, Terry Turner, David Caldwell, Paddy Gibbons, Joe Omalley, Kenny George, Norman Hall, Eric Atkinson, John Fairless, Michael Fagan.
    Middle Row: Michael Diamond, Tommy Geary, Michael Kavanagh, Robert Cox, Mike Doherty, Ann McCormack, Peter Muir, Bryan Scullion, Peter Tweddle, Tony Cashman, Jonny Crossan.
    Front Row: Pat Moore, Thelma Jackson, Cora Fairless, Elsie Evans, Pat Harison, Teresa Carter, Mr Edwin Smith,Margaret O’brien, Celia Joynes, Ann Wilkinson, Kathleen Moore.
    Irene Hogarth, Jean Harison,

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    • I seem to remember Bryan Scullion being a very good footballer, I was friends with Jack Cashman and I think his brother Tony who is in the photograph died in the late 50’s.

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      • Thanks for letting me know about that, I must have mixed him up with someone else, it was long time ago. Did Norma Ross live in Spring St?

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        • Sorry not to reply before now, Norma lived on Sunderland Globe not sure if it was Sadberge Road, she had a brother Malcolm, sadly now deceased, who married Ruth.

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          • Thanks for the info, I lived in Richardson Rd and had friends in Sadberge Rd, Archie Berry, Yvonne Booth and Dave Robinson to name some of them but cannot recall anyone named Ross but it was way back in the 1950’s

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            • I lived next door to your parents at one time David, my dad played bowls with your dad. I also was good friends with Yvonne Booth and Arthur Berry, knew Brian Robinson, the Heath’s and many of the people of the names you have mentioned, not least yourself. You may well remember me when our younger days… known then as Pat Wright, small world eh!

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              • Yes I do remember you as Pat when we all hung around together at the end of Sadberge Rd or down by the chippie in Northcote St. I know you were friends with Yvonne and a girl called Margaret who lived near you. I also remember when you lived next door to my folks, I thought you emigrated to Australia when you left Richardson Rd. Good to hear from you.

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                • Thanks for your reply David. You will mean Margaret nee Morris, we lived in the same street. It was South Africa that we emigrated to, we spent twenty years great years there, however, for various reasons we made the decision to return home. We are now living in Fairfield. Hope that you are fine in all respects.

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                  • Hi again Trish, it is good to know that some of us still remember great times way back when and keep in touch on this excellent site. I live in Bucks now but still think of Stockton as home.

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                    • Hi David, I only discovered this site in error when researching something. I was never interested in f/b then discovered three sites for present and former Stockton residents, so joined all three, I had wanted find out some information and stumbled upon Picture Stockton Archives.
                      I remember quite a lot of our childhood years, I met up with a former neighbour and friend a few weeks ago, we’d not seen nor had any contact with each other for well over 50 years, it was lovely to meet up, catch up and reminisce. Don’t now if you knew him, Ron Harbron, he went to Richard Hind juniors then to Stockton Grammar. I live quite near to Delia and Geoff Groake but haven’t seen them for a long time. Delia lost her dad quite recently he was 102, a wonderful age to achieve!
                      I remember so many of the kids of our era, great memories. Strange isn’t it how albeit many of us move away we still refer to Stockton as home. Keep well, regards. Trish.

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        • There were a family of Ross’s that lived in Spring street, the end house where steps to the bridge were. I went to Grangefield Grammar with Angela Ross. The family next door to them, the Eglingtons went to St Cuthberts, I think Mr Eglington was a teacher there.

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          • Hi again
            I knew Ron Harbron briefly mainly because we seemed to know most of the people in the area I saw Geoff & Delia about 5 years ago at Alan Kitchings wife’s funeral (Jean Simpson) who sadly died of cancer. He now lives in New Zealand where his son and daughter had both emigrated too. Take care and remember me to Jimmy Robson who you mentioned in a post a while ago.

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            • Hi again David, I will pass on your message to Jimmy. Sorry to hear that Alan Kitchings wife had sadly died, don’t know if I’m on the right track but was she related to the Simpson’s on Yarm Road. Thanks for your updates, regards. Trish.

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              • Hi Trish
                Just come across your post Margaret Kitching was formerly Simpson and her uncle and grandparents lived on Yarm Road and they had a shop in Parliament Street. Hope all is well and I still think of great times as teenagers in Stockton. We didn’t have much money but we enjoyed lots more freedom than kids of today.

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