G.B Chapman, Ltd showcased Hip! Hip! Zoo-Ray! a combination of animal and human artistes at the Globe in 1937. May Leslie, a Hull girl introduced a troupe of lions and can be seen sitting on Sultan. The act also included a group of comedy black bears, the famous troupe of Liberty horses, a group of performing Bengal tigers and a group of performing sea lions.
Image and details courtesy of Barry Jones.
Huge crowds gather for the Mayors Day celebrations outside Stockton Town Hall c1920.
Lt. Wilfred Littleboy, was born in Stockton 26 September 1896, he was an officer in the Royal Warwickshire Regiment, and sadly killed 9 October 1917, during the abortive attack on the Polderhoek Chateau, Ypres, a German HQ building. The 1st Battalion DLI was part of the Brigade which carried out the attack. Although it was initially successful, there was a high cost of life and the Château could not be held due to a combination of stiff resistance from an enemy firmly ensconced in concrete pill-boxes. Casualties rose, and the order was given to retire. By the end of the War there was little of the original chateau left, and the owners never returned.
Wilfred Littleboy, was the youngest son of Charles William Littleboy, a shipbuilder in Thornaby, and his wife Agnes Eveline. With the outbreak of the Great War, Wilfred was keen to do his bit so he gave up school and enlisted in The Royal Warwickshire Regiment, being promoted to the rank of Lieutenant. In October 1917 the Battalion received orders to attack the strongly defended Polderhoek Chateau, Wilfred went forward with his platoon. He was hit in the leg, but still pressed on with the attack, only to be shot again and killed. Wilfred’s parents donated a plot of land to the town of Thornaby-on-Tees. The park area known as Littleboy Park was opened to the public by his mother in 1930, as a memorial to their son.
Details courtesy of Bob Wilson. The War Grave image and commemorative certificate courtesy of Commonwealth War Graves Commission http://www.cwgc.org
This picture of St. John’s football team was taken in the school hall during the summer of 1958.
I’m sitting at the end of the front row, on the right as you look at it, (the only one with his shirt undone!) with John Morton behind me and John Sudlow to his right. Centre of the front row with the ball is that year’s captain, Keith Jones and that’s all, apart from Mr. Ogden, that I can remember. I and several others were in junior 3, the remainder junior 4.
Photograph and details courtesy of Paul Butler.
This image was printed on a copper plate and three of the figures are missing. I would like to know if anyone recognises where it was taken or anyone pictured.
Photograph and details courtesy John Horan.
Staff pictured in 1927, the Headmistress was Miss Nelson. Stockton Secondary School for Girls was renamed Grangefield Grammar School for Girls in 1951.
Photograph courtesy of Gillian Brookes nee Hugall.
Some names I remember are Dave Dowty, Bev English, Gordon White, Cyril Heppenstall, Ken Ward, Neal Watt, Colin Hatton…
Photograph and details courtesy of Keith Waller.
People from Stockton Rambling Club posing outside the Council Municipal offices on Church Road, Stockton before going to ‘City of Varieties’ c1963.
Photograph and details Chris Firth.
An end of war party at Bickersteth Street in 1918. My grandmother Florence Hodgson is the little girl in the spotted dress.
Photograph and details courtesy of Paul Dunning.
This photograph was taken in the Gas Division Drawing Office and I would guess the year as 1960. Some of the names I remember are Ronnie Watson, Bev English, Ivor Anderson, Kenny Bell, Charlie Poole, Ian Findlay, Sam Lobb.
Photograph and details courtesy of Keith Waller
I think this photograph was taken shortly before or just after the start up of Ammonia 4 on the Billingham site where we celebrated with a night out at the ICI Club. Anyone you recognise?
Photograph and details courtesy of Bill Renwick.
A group of Sheraton Comprehensive students visit that well known but nearly unpronounceable Welsh railway station Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch during a field expedition in the 1970s.
These trips were organised by the then geography teacher Brian Storey, he also took the photograph. These students will now be nearing their 60th birthday.
Details courtesy of Bruce Coleman.
The Swales Family in Yarm with their farm horses.
We believe they may have been the same family that owned a butchers on Yarm High Street during the early 1900s. Can anyone confirm this?
I think it must have been taken early 1980’s?, where the kids are situated it is now part of Holburn Park estate and Saint James Court now stands to the rear of where the school building is.
Photograph and details courtesy of Peter Jordison.
These two photographs show a large number of Harkers Engineering Staff embarking on the first gallon walk, September 1987. Mr Malcolm Harker the owner can also be seen in both photographs.
Photographs and details courtesy of Mike Bellerby.
The ladies keep-fit class gather around a piano for a sing song in Port Clarence c1950.