A York County Savings Account book belonging to my father-in-law, issued by the Thornaby Branch on Mandale Road, Thornaby-on-Tees.
Image and details courtesy of Angie Latiff.
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