A view of a Dovecot near the village of Middleton One Row, on Aislaby Road plus some photographs of a fighter jet in a field opposite…
Photograph and details courtesy of Tony Cooney.
Well, there’s another year gone…. For those of you who don’t know, Steve retired in July 2016 and Picture Stockton wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for his vision – the site was born out of a throw away suggestion over a cup of coffee nearly 14 years ago and it is still going strong after all these years!
Picture Stockton is indebted to those who donate photographs, those who add their stories and comments and also the site visitors who just enjoy the site for what it is. This is what makes Picture Stockton a success. I hope that you have had as much pleasure from visiting the site as I have from running it.
I’d like to sincerely thank you all for your kind words and good wishes and to wish all of our friends old and new a very happy Christmas and a safe and prosperous New Year.
I will be taking a few days off now but please keep your comments and picture contributions coming (for picture contributions please email: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Best Wishes, Laura.
Picture Stockton will be back on Tuesday 3 January 2017.
The main reason for taking the picture was the rainbow, which must have been produced by a shower over the Rocks (Portrack Shamrocks Football Club) Field in Portrack. But it does show construction on the old Holme House farm site. Was this a temporary school at the time, or was the building of the prison under way?
Photograph and details courtesy of Fred Starr.
This is one of Local Artist Tony Hutchinson’s works, depicting myself with my wife Marie sitting on a bench in Stockton High Street, with an unusual view of the Parish Church in the background. Tony has created a wonderful painting capturing the Stockton High Street we all know and love.
Image and details courtesy of Ben Brown.
I came across this object while browsing in an antique shop in Bedale. It must be cast iron as it was very heavy. I assume it’s from a gas holder or associated gas plant equipment built by “Ashmore & While” at their Hope Iron Works which later became Parkfield Works.
Photograph and details courtesy of Jonathan May.
The headstone can still be seen in the churchyard of St Mary Magdalene’s church today.
For more information about Thomas Brown visit Heritage Stockton
We believe this small patch of land was where the Tin Chapel stood – Tilery Primitive Methodist Mission, Ware Street. It first began in a house, and came on to the Methodist Plan in December 1871. A new temporary tin mission hall was built in 1899. Closed in 1962 on merging with the Methodist Church on Victoria Avenue.
This letter was sent to my great Uncle John Brodrick in 1947 advising him of his old age pension award of 10 shilling. Although not in the best of condition I think it is readable, some of the pension disqualification remarks on the back of the letter make interesting reading. The pension award must have been of significant importance in those days after the war because the information was sent by registered letter.
Images and details courtesy of John Robson.