Oxbridge Lane Juniors Football Team

My dad was born in 1925 so I believe this picture was taken c1936/37 when he was about 11 years old. Back Row (l-r): Joe Murphy and Harold Harison. 3rd row (l-r): Arthur Brookes, Wilf Chadfield, Billy Bradley, Les Fox, Les Gommersall. 2nd row (l-r): Dennis Noble, Bob Beaumont (captain), Kenny Harrison. Front row (l-r): Les Holborn and Dapper Hobday.

Photograph and details courtesy of Peter Brookes.

Morgans Cafe Dance c1945

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:

Billingham ICI Messenger Boy Intake c1970

A photograph taken in September 1970 of the Billingham ICI Messenger Boy Intake. I can recall all of the faces and some of the names but not all… Tony Bailey, Alan Griffiths, Steve Davis, Malcom Finlayson, Micky Growling, Al Hart (Training Manager) and me, Steve Flounders. I’m behind and to the right of Al Hart, had a nice head of hair in those days. Steve Davis was my best man 5 years after this was taken and we’re still in contact with each other today, smashing lad.

Photograph and details courtesy of Steve Flounders.

Teachers at Hardwick Infant School

We were still Hardwick Infant School when this photograph was taken. From 1984 onward the amalgamation happened and we were Hardwick Primary School. I was Mrs Kell till 1989 when I married Roz and became Mrs Prichard.

Back row; ??, Mrs Smith, ??, Miss Henderson, Mrs Cowell, ??, Mrs Kell, Mrs Jewett, Mrs Reed. Front row: Mrs Mantle, Miss Sharp, Mrs Carson (Head), Miss Greenwell, Mrs Hart.

Photograph and details courtesy of Carole Prichard.


The Shields/Hall Family








The first photograph shows my Great Grandfather on my dads side Richard Shields, his daughter Marian, my dad John Hall Shields, stood behind his dad and my dads stepmother Mitz (Manson).

The second photograph is of Richards first wife Ethel Shields nee Hall with her son John Hall Shields c1913. I think they maybe Halls still living in the Stockton area.

Photograph and details courtesy of Chris Shields.

Pupils at Westbury Street School

This is a photograph of Westbury Street school in Thornaby. I can’t remember the year, but I am 5th from the left bottom row.

Back row (l-r): ??, Colin Walker, Fred Wood, Keith Talintyre, Brian Friend, Jeff Ellis, ??, ??, ??, Miss Bell.

Second row (l-r): Jeff Handley, Gordon Houldey, ??, David Purchase, Lionel Reed, ??, Harry Bradley, John Williams, Charlie Law, Alan Duckett.

Third row (l-r):  Keith Alexander, Ronnie Larsen, Neil Barker, Graham Winstanley, Freddie Iceton, Colin Whittaker, John Crowther, ??.

Front row (l-r): Charlie Wright, David Craggs, Alan Lynas, Benny Wilberforce, John Vincent, Terry Brown, ??, Geoff Walker, Norman Liggitt.

Hope some of the boys are still with us, would be nice to hear from them.

Photograph and details courtesy of John Vincent.