3 thoughts on “Bailey Street School, Stockton

  1. Really like the first of your photos of Bailey Street School, Neal Toulson. Taken from this viewpoint it reveals a completely different aspect from that which would have been available to us as we came round the street corner to go to school!
    I attended Bailey Street Senior Boys from 1953 until I left to find a job in 1957. The only teachers names that stick in my mind from those days are; Pop Showell (Headmaster), Mr Wearmouth (Headmaster), who I think must have taken over from Mr Showell shortly after I started at the school?), Mr Brown and Mr Tingle. I also, vaguely, remember Mr Fizegerald but don’t think he ever taught me.
    Mr Brown was my favourite teacher, even now I can still see him my minds eye, ‘rolling’ as he walked, as if he was still aboard his ship in a swell! It was a ploy amongst us kids to get him talking about his exploits at sea, during his time spent on a motor-torpedo boat, as this would take a chunk of the time away from the lesson he was teaching! I also remember his habit of throwing a blackboard rubber in the direction of some pupil/s who were misbehaving themselves in his class, it would usually ping off the desk top in front of them! Great memories that haven’t faded away in nearly fifty years!

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  2. The second photo was taken from Bath Lane close to the Bath Hotel that Paul Frosts father ran.. The new homes were in fact Victoria estate. I went to Bailey street, just prior to it been demolished Victoria estste was constructed. The last headmaster at Bailey Street was Mr Fitzgerald.

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