13 thoughts on “Unknown – Any ideas?

  1. There’s another image I’ve seen just ten minutes ago on here with a shot along Stockton high street and Debenhams in the background, beyond that you could see the large building in the background here… So it looks like maritime / hills doors area maybe.

    Like

    • Hi Terry, industrial buildings in the murky backgrounds do tend to look the same, but this one is definitely (see other posts below) the Clevo Flour Mill taken from the area of the Head Wrightson fettling shop on Teesdale. A building in the background of a photo that includes Debenhams might be part of the Stockton Gas Works?

      Like

  2. This is definitely the fettling yard of Head Wrightson’s Teasdale site looking towards the Clevo Flour Mills taken late 1920’s

    Like

    • I agree… A previous photo mentions Head Wrightsons and the wheels at the top confirm the similarity. My late uncle who died in the 90’s used to work there and was miffed that his pension after over thirty years was the equivalent of 40p per WEEK!! He went on to work for the council as a gardener and it helped support his pension. I thought he worked for what became British Steel (now disused) off Portrack Lane near Asda so it looks like this corrects me.

      Like

      • weren’t allowed to join the Pension Scheme until you were 21. When I joined at the end of your working life I swould be awarded 10/-

        Like

  3. The huge chimney hiding behind the post on the right was in the area of the bone mill and must be a good clue to the date.

    Like

  4. It looks like the picture was taken off Head Wrightson’s riverside sidings because I used to play with the old steam crane when there was not much else to do.

    Like

  5. Just to state the obvious to some readers but not all, this photo is likely from the 1940’s or pre-war as London Midland Scottish Railway (LMS) wagons are visible, ie pre-nationalisation of the railways. There is a nice colour painting of the Cleveland Flour Mills already on Picture Stockton, not too different from the above photo.

    Like

  6. It is probably the original Cleveland Flour Mill which was still in place in 1930 according to one of the pictures on the Picture Stockton website

    Like

  7. Looks like Cleveland Flour Mills viewed from the Head Wrightson site looking towards Bridge Road (not visible) to me, the river would be on the right, see photos of the changing/developing Mills outline and chimney pattern over the years on Picture Stockton. Not the Gas Works as no gasholders visible.

    Like

Leave a comment

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s