5 thoughts on “John O’Groats Bus Tour, Stockton High Street

  1. United Buses had a ticket and parcels office next to ‘The Cinema’-cinema in Stockton High Street, you could take parcels to it to be delivered for little cost throughout the area including County Durham, parcels sent would be delivered to the paper shop in the village where the recipient lived, so a parcel going to Ferryhill would be delivered to the Paper Shop, Market Street, Ferryhill, to the Paper Shop, Front Street, Haswell. Fun and games would commence in the parcel office if you took a parcel in addressed to someone who lived in Trimdon, this was because there are five Trimdons in County Durham, Trimdon Grange, Trimdon Colliery, Trimdon Hill, Trimdom Manor and Trimdon Village, so the ticket agent throw a fit if the parcel was addressed to someone in Trimdon only. When the parcel arrived the newsagent would know the person it was intended for, or her mother, sister or brother, or the next door neighbour, and a message would be sent to tell them that their parcel had arrived and was ready to be collected. I think the cost was about a 1/-, and parcels could be delivered often within the hour.


  2. What wonderful memories I was about 3 or 4 yrs old then. The beautiful Saturday morning cowboy pictures at the Odeon with Roy Rodgers and as derek796 said all those beautiful lamp posts why on earth didn’t they leave the High Street as it was. All that beautiful architecture gone, what a waste. Unbelievable.


    • I think the old lamps were former gas lamps and not capable of being easily adapted to the bigger bulbs and wattages required. I agree with you that they should have kept the lamp posts. They were lovely old lamps.


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