Bailey Street Boys School c1955

‘I THINK IT’S ME’… WE ARE RE-POSTING THIS PHOTOGRAPH AS ONE OF OUR SITE VISITORS WOULD LIKE HELP FROM OLD BAILEY STREETERS TO FILL IN THE MISSING NAMES.


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This photograph shows the Senior Class of Bailey Street Boys School c1955.

Courtesy of Dorothy Butler.

50 thoughts on “Bailey Street Boys School c1955

  1. My dad was an ex Bailey St boy Barry Etherington, still lives in Stockton used to live 93 Tarring Street, still married to Elizabeth Etherington nee Osborne of Ewbank Street. I’ve great memories as a child staying at both nanny’s house’s and going to Amy’s chip shop.

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    • He also went to Mill Lane when he was playing in goal for Stockton Boys Football team, there is a photo on this web-site when he played for Stockton Ex-Schoolboys.

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  2. C’MON ON ALL YOU PASSIONATE BAILEY STREETERS LETS GIVE IT ONE LAST EFFORT!
    The quest is almost over, only two more names to recognise. Can you put names to the lads numbered 20 and 27 on the following amended list? Think! Get those old grey cells working! Who, of this age lived near you in your street or played football with you on the rec? Come on Anon, you are the fount of all knowledge on subjects of this nature, suggest some likely names. John Robson, put your thinking cap on and recall the names of the lads that would have been in your last class at Bailey Street before your move to RH. Could these two lads have been there with you? Alan Fox, rack your brains and put forward some names of the well known families from Portrack area who could have sons in this class. Don’t let this task beat us, it would be a shame to leave it unfinished!

    These are the names that have been put forward so far.

    Back Row Reading From Left To Right.
    1). Robert Wright.
    2). Frank Highfield.
    3). Roy Hamilton.

    Middle Row Reading From Left To Right.
    4). Barry Dyball
    5). Ray Hindmarsh
    6). David Everall.
    7). Tommy Frankland.
    8). Davy Dodds.
    9). John Bullas.
    10. Reed Wilkes.
    11). Mick Reeves.
    12). Barry Jones.
    13). Derek Stockton.
    14). Alan George.

    Front Row Reading From Left To Right.
    15). Ron Cook.
    16). Tony Kemp.
    17). Vic Scotson.
    18). Brian Patterson.
    19). Keith Dickinson.
    20). ???? ?????
    21). Mr Dudley.
    22). Geoffrey Brown.
    23). Brian Thomas.
    24). Vic Muldowney.
    25). Gerald Horton.
    26). John Parker.
    27). ???? ?????

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    • Tony I have compared this photograph with the one sent in to this site by Robert McGuinness. It is the 1951/52 class, the one I would have been in had I not gone on to RH. After comparison still unable to shed any light on the names needed to complete the class on this picture.

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      • Hi John, Thanks for your input into this posting. It seems the trail has finally gone cold on these names. Maybe in the future someone will come across this website and recognise one of the missing subjects and exclaim “I think that is me?” Best Wishes!

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    • Hi Tony, number 25 is not my dad Gerald Horton> I was talking to his best friend and he said its not him as he was in my dads class. He can name only 2 which are already named. Sorry Tony, I was certain it was him. Good luck in your search for the rest of the class.

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      • Thanks for the correction Margaret. I’m not altogether surprised at this confirmation as I too did have some nagging doubts about this being Gerald, yet it did seem plausible? However, as he was born in 1940 and I was born in 1942, somehow, it didn’t fit that we should be in the same class together? Also, I can not bring one single occasion to mind when we were together in class? Not to worry, we can only hope that someone else will discover this website and complete the missing names. Thank you again for your interest and input into this subject. Merry Christmas!

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    • Hello Tony this John B I can name 2 more number 20 Malcolm Dunn and 27 Jimmy Brown number 3 I think is Maurice Homer not Roy Hamilton. Hope it concludes missing classmates! JohnB

      The teachers is Mr Duddles not Dudley as first thought.

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      • Hi, John, great to be reacquainted with you after all these years, it must be getting on to 60 years by my reckoning? Thanks for these additional names. I recognise two out of the three names that you have put forward but I can’t bring Malcolm Dunn to mind at all. Nevertheless we can now put a name to lad number 20. Now as I recall Jimmy Brown was a blond haired lad, more like the lad in the 25 postion. What’s your thoughts on this? This would then leave only the name of the lad in the number 27 position to get or are you certain that this lad on the far right is Jimmy Brown? In either case this would still leave us with one name to get.

        Is your Ronnie still about? I remember him coming in to the Tilery Inn for a pint or two, dressed in his army uniform and with his kit bag, before going off to do his National Service! After he came out of the forces he was a regular visitor to this pub, especially on a music night.

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        • Hi Tony, Mr Duddles was the teacher no 20 Malcolm Dunn no 27 the elusive Eric Alcock. No 11 is Alan Maclean not Mick Reeves as first thought.

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  3. Hello John Bullas here! Here are some of the missing names of my school friends :

    Back row 2 – Frank Highfield
    Middle row 4 – Barry Dyball – 5 Ray Hindmarsh 6 David Everall – 13 Derek Stockton – 14 Alan George
    Front row – 15 Ron Cook – 21 Mr Duddles – 25 Geoffrey Brown – 26 John Parker

    I’ll post more if/as renember the names – John

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    • Well done John! You’ve helped put names to just about the whole class! However, it appears we have a discrepancy with regard to the lad sitting in position number 15). Is it Terry Harbron, as John Robson suggests, or is it Ron Cook, who you propose? If both of these lads are in this photo, is one of them in position 27)? He is the only lad who we haven’t received a name for. Any comments?

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      • Hi Tony after speaking with my brother Harry it is not Terry Harbron as I suggested. Harry said both he and Terry were in the same class which was not this one in the photograph.

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    • Hi Alan, It’s a lot of years since our paths crossed on a building project and six decades since we attended Bailey Street at the same time. I hope you are in good fettle and life’s been good to you? Thanks for Mr Dudley’s name, at least your memory is still working!

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  4. RE the Bailey Street school photo of 1955. Would any of those boys played in their school football team of that year? The reason I ask, is that I was a member of the all conquering Arthur Head school team then, and wondered if some of them played against us. Would be nice to know !!!

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  5. I think me and my sister went there in the 60s but all the photos I find only have boys on them. Did Bailey Street School have girls? Anyone know our name – Cain? We lived in the Turks Head pub and the Grand xx

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  6. I think the tall lad in the middle of the back row could be Frank Highfield, he lived in Lumley Street, Portrack. Is that Terry Harbron, of Ann Street, first left of the front row, not too sure. Good to see Tony Kemp adding many more names to the photograph.

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    • Hello John Robson, I’m thinking you are spot on naming Frank Highfield, but I can’t say that Terry Harbron rings any bells with me as yet. I know that Tommy Harbron of Zephyrs fame was in the class following ours with my younger cousin Colin Kemp. I know you weren’t at Bailey Street when this photograph was taken but have you any idea who the teacher is?

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      • Tony I do not know the teacher in this photograph. My brother Harry also went to Bailey Street and was a friend of Terry Harbron. I will show him this picture to confirm whether or not it is Terry seated on the front row. Maybe he can also shed some light on the identity of the teacher. I remember Tommy Harbron very well he lived in Bath Street, I worked on site with him from time to time. Don’t think there is any family connection between either Tommy or Terry.

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  7. I came across the previously submitted photograph titled “Bailey Street Boys School c1955” as it related to the recent Bailey Street School photo sent in by Neal Toulson and I was absolutely amazed to see myself sitting second from the left on the front row! At least I think it’s me? I know it seems strange to say “I think it’s me”, but I just can’t be certain and my wife says it’s not me because I don’t have sticky out ears like the boy in the photo and I’m not wearing glasses?

    Yet, the time period is right, I was at Bailey Street Senior Boys School between 1953 to 1957 and I did knock about with Keith Dickinson, Brian Thomas, Barry Jones and Tommy Frankland, in my days at school, and who I believe, are all in this class photo.

    I have drawn up the following list and have added other names to the names previously established by Anon, Joan Scott, John Robson and Dorothy Butler. Lads that I am fairly certain are in this photograph are Brian Thomas, Barry Jones, Vic Muldowney, Geoff Brown and Davy Dodds. I’m not completely sure about Tommy Frankland or Vic Scotson? Another person who I think may also be in this photo is Barry Dyball, a Portrack lad like Davy Dodds, but unfortunately I can’t place him.

    Should Picture Stockton reissue the photograph originally sent in by Dorothy Butler, I hope that it will jog the memories of Old Bailey Streeters, which will help fill in the other missing names.

    Back Row Reading From Left To Right.
    1). Robert Wright.
    2).???? ??????
    3). Roy Hamilton

    Middle Row Reading From Left To Right.
    4). ???? ?????
    5). ???? ?????
    6). David Everall.
    7). Thomas (Tommy) Frankland.
    8). David (Davy) Dodds.
    9). John Bullas.
    10. Reed Wilkes.
    11). Michael (Mick) Reeves.
    12). Barry Jones.
    13). ???? ?????
    14). ???? ?????

    Front Row Reading From Left To Right.
    15). ???? ?????
    16). Anthony (Tony) Kemp.
    17). Victor (Scotty) Scotson?
    18). Brian Patterson.
    19). Keith Dickinson.
    20). ???? ?????
    21). Teacher?
    22). Geoffrey Brown.
    23). Brian Thomas.
    24). Victor Muldowney.
    25). ???? ?????
    26). ???? Parker.
    27). ???? ?????

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          • Yes Anon, I think this photograph of Mr Brown and his class has established that both Alan Mockler and Keith Wood were pupils in the class a year ahead of the class that I was in. The lads that I immediately recognise from this group are Lol Cuthbert, Jack Young, Albert Tatersdill, Tommy Laverick, Brian Critchley, Alan Fox, Alan Winter, Mick Mannion, Dennis Garbutt and of course Brian Kemp.
            Also, with regard to this photo that Robert McGuinness sent in. He has named twenty one of the lads, plus Mr Brown and indicates with a question mark that he can’t remember the name of the lad far left on the front row, (which you name in a later posting as Keith Wood). This equals twenty three people in total! As there are twenty four people in the photo, who is the missing pupil? There are three lads to Matty Garbutt’s left hand side and only two have been named, therefore, what is the name of the third lad? Any Idea?

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            • Thanks Tony I think its him as well, but I can’t be one hundred percent certain. Maybe he jumped in to get his photo taken. Anyway thanks again Tony, take care.

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    • Hi Tony, my dad went to this school, could number 25 be Gerald Horton from Norton? He worked on the post and sadly passed away at the age of 51.

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      • Hello Margaret, thank you for responding to this posting. I do remember your dad Gerald and yes, after looking again at the facial features of the lad in the number 25 position, it could very well be him, however, my old memory seems to be recalling that Gerald was a few years older than me? Can you tell me his birth year please? I can see him now in my minds eye wearing his post office uniform, complete with a peaked cap and riding a post office bike with one of them steel basket arrangements on the front! Am I correct in thinking your dad lived in Princess Street with his Mum and that they moved to the Kingsport area of Portrack before their house was demolished? Sorry to hear that he is no longer with us!

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        • Hi Tony thank you for replying. My dad was born in 1940. Yes that’s right I asked my mum and she said he lived there with his mum who was blind. After Kingsport he moved to Danby Rd. looking at the picture it just looked like him we don’t have any photos of him as a young lad. You’re right about the peaked cap and bike.

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          • Hello again Margaret, I was born in March 1942, and for the life of me, I can not remember your Dad being in the same class as me, but I’m convinced it is him in this picture! There again, I don’t recognise half of the lads in this class, whilst others come to my mind as if I had just seen them yesterday! Just goes to prove how much attention I paid at school doesn’t it? Yes, I do now recall that your dads mum was blind.

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  8. Don’t think this is 1955 more likely 1956, I was in the senior class of 1955 along with Ray Wynn, Alan Atkinson, Albert Tattersill, Brain Atkinson and many more who are not on this photograph, the remaining members of that class of 55, are Reed Wilks, Roy Hamilton, Robert Wright and Keith Dickinson plus a few more who I can’t put names too.

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  9. Thanks to John Robson. I sometimes think back to my childhood at my grandparents in Starkey Street in the 1950’s and try and remember the names of the neighbours. My grandparents and parents are now deceased so nobody to ask anymore. Florence Ivy Brookes from No 31 was my grandmother. My grandfather was Alfred Brookes (a postman for many years) and their three children were Sylvia, Dennis (my father) and Sandra. I particularly remember the Garbutt family opposite and the Davis (or Davies) family a few doors down from them. Mrs Davies used to sit out the front of her house for many an hour every day. The shop at the corner of Starkey Street (on King Street) was a cobblers and opposite the cobblers on King Street itself was Charlies shop – a small general grocery shop.

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    • The boy in the middle second row, in front of the middle boy back row looks like my brother John Bullas. I was at bailey street from 1951-1961.

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  10. Sorry Alan, I have copies of the polling register for 1930-31 also mid 1950’s, I cannot find the name Fenny registered in Starkey Street during those particular years. On the 1950’s register a Fenby is mentioned at No.15. The 1930-31 copies of the polling register in my possession cover a large area of the Stockton borough. The 1950’s copies are mostly of the Garbutt/Major Street & Bath Lane areas. I have similar copies from 1929 & 1936 that cover mostly Portrack Lane and surrounding streets.

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  11. Reading through a polling register I have, Albert Hamilton is listed at No.30 Starkey Street, so I think that would confirm Roy Hamilton lived at that address. Florence I Brookes is listed at No.31, Stanley Myers at No.32. Properties 1 to 34 Starkey Street are covered on this register.

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  12. I think Roy Hamilton lived in Starkey Street. For years I have tried to remember the name of my grandparents neighbours in Starkey Street (No 31) and I’m sure it was Roy and his family.

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  13. You are most likely right regarding Roy Hamilton’s name he was a ginger haired lad,John,I only knew him through playing football against the school and I knew you were a old Bailey Street Junior Schoolboy about the same age as these boys.

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  14. I had left Bailey Street School for Richard Hind School probably 3 years prior to this photograph being taken. There are not many familiar faces that I am able to recognize with the possible exceptions of Brian Patterson and Keith Dickinson seated 4th and 5th from the left. Would that possibly be Mick Reeves to the right of Reed Wilkes I wonder. Is the Roy Hammond named by Anon in fact Roy Hamilton, like me and Keith Dickinson a member of the unbeaten junior football team from an earlier year.

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