The Yorkshire Regiment Soldiers as they march down Church Road and Stockton High Street to celebrate their Freedom of the Borough. The Freedom of Stockton was first granted to The Yorkshire Regiment on 8 July 2009 and today the young men of the 2nd Battalion carry with them the pride and responsibility of representing their county and their local communities.
Building on 330 years of operational history, today’s Yorkshire Regiment remains the only county regiment in the British Army.
This wonderful photograph shows a group of soldiers from the Durham Light Infantry who are probably celebrating the end of World War I. Courtesy of Bob Irwin.
This photo shows Stockton’s Auxilliary Fire Brigade in WW2 who we believe were based in Prince Regent Street. Courtesy of Margaret Boyd.
This group of soldiers are possibly from the Durham Light Infantry. Courtesy of Peter Jordison.
This group photo of army veterans is a reunion of the Stockton members of the Durham Light Infantry who fought together in WW1. They were engaged in the battle of Mons and Ypres besides many more. Courtesy of Benny Brown.
This photo shows the percussion band at Mill Lane Junior Girls School in 1962. Courtesy of Heather Wilkinson.
These photographs show ex Oxbridge Lane pupil -Pt Joe Kidd aged 21 Years. Courtesy of J.Norman Kidd.
To commemorate the opening of the Ropner Ward in Stockton & Thornaby Hospital – Brewery Square 1926.
Photograph courtesy of Dennis Umpleby
The Groskop family of Stockton on Tees c1915. Back row from left to right, Leah, Zillah & Zeta. Front row from left to right, Lauretta, Henry, Annie (nee May) & Olive Freda. The family lived in the Smithfield area where Annie ran the Shakespeare Arms. Henrys father, Garshon, was born in Poland c1831. The names were identified by descendants of the Groskop family Stockton on Tees. Photograph courtesy of Brian Swales
The chap at the back is wearing a postmans uniform. This photograph was taken by Thirlwell, but as the firm also had studios in Darlington and West Hartlepool I cannot be sure that this family group were from Stockton. Photograph and information courtesy of Cliff Thornton.
This is my maternal Great Grandmother, S.Fenny who, as far as I know lived in Starkey Street close to Bath Lane around the 1830-1895 time. She owned and ran a tobacconists and newsagents in Bishopton Lane situated in the short row of shops opposite the end of Alma Street. The shops are still there, but when I last looked it was a hairdressers. Another of her descendants started Fennys Brush Works in Skinner Street. The rather grand looking clothing is typical of that worn at this period in time.This is the shop owned and run by my Great-grandmother during the latter half of the nineteenth century. Whether or not it was passed down the family on her death is not known. A range of romantic paperbacks seem to have been popular at the time. My Mothers cousins, all of whom are dead now, were paperboys for their Grandmother.Photographs and information courtesy of Mr Alan Welleans.
An old photograph of Billingham Folklore Festival. The tradition of the Billingham Folklore Festival started in 1965.
Robert Ropner at Army Camp WW1.
2nd Battalion Durham Light Infantry. 1952