An aerial view over ICI Billingham.
Courtesy of Ken Brookes.
Does anyone remember the American Tavern on Mill Street, Stockton? Date unknown.
A photograph of pupils in Standards 5, 6, and 7 at Richard Hind School taken around 1918. My mother Doris Dickson is 3rd from the right in the second row.
Photograph and details courtesy of David Wren.
Rawcliffes at Maxwell’s Corner. Looking down Norton Road, Stockton.
Can anyone help to identity these people? Date unknown.
Stockton Co-operative Society`s first purpose built store on Wellington Street, Stockton.
Lady’s Card, Thornaby Embassy Club and Institute Limited from 1965.
Image courtesy of Angie Latif.
A class photograph showing the children of Tilery Road Infants School. The plaque reads ‘Tilery Infants, 2’ c1907/08
Photograph courtesy of Pauline Hislop.
Here is a photograph of Morgans Cafe Dance taken 7th November 1945. My sister Sheila Bonner (later Huggins) is third from right in the middle row.
Morgans proved to be a good starting point for her career in catering, she would go on to organise the catering at events throughout the region for Vaux.
Photograph and details courtesy of Anthony Bonner:
The dinner menu for the Vane Arms for 15th April 1964. All in all not a bad spread for under 80p in today’s money. I was given this menu by my aunt Nora Hough who worked at the Vane Arms for many years.
The real attraction for myself is that a very famous person was dining at the Vane Arms that night and he was good enough to sign the reverse side of the menu which reads ‘To Martin with best wishes Len Hutton’. Len Hutton is out the very top drawer of English cricketers and his 364 scored for England against Australia in 1938 remains the top test match score by an English player. Len Hutton became Sir Leonard in 1956 after he retired from the game.
Images and details courtesy of Martin Birtle.
I know Dorman Long is not Stockton but many Stockton residents were employed by this great Teesside company, including may late members of my family.
The photographs are part of on interest to illustrate lesser known Teesside achievements. Surprisingly there seems to be a number of Great Western Railway, Swindon built, steam locomotives that have DORMAN LONG, MIDDLESBROUGH frames, although many more frames from metal produced closer to Swindon, eg Port Talbot, Wales.
According to the internet this preserved engine No. 4965 Rood Ashton Hall is a hybrid of the original No. 4965 and No. 4983 Albert Hall. The frames seem to be from the original No. 4965, and the boiler from No. 4983.
Photographs and details courtesy of Alan Boardman.
The Junior Captains from Oxbridge Lane School with Headmaster Frank Showell, c1955. Is the other teacher Mr Findlay?
The Spread Eagle was situated on Dovecot Street, Stockton. We believe the pub closed c1980s and demolished to make way for the Wellington Square Shopping Centre. Date unknown.
Interior views of St Luke’s Church on Acklam Road, Thornaby.
Photographs courtesy of Mrs Legg.
Children from year 4 dressed in Victorian costumes to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Oxbridge School. Pictured is Margaret Williams who taught at the school from 1972 – 1998.
Photograph courtesy of Margaret Williams.
A postcard showing Stockton Co-op Butchers (branch 8) formerly the Home & Shoe shop in Norton.
Image courtesy of Mrs Johnson nee Harland.