I recognise Shep Sheperdson second from the left and Harold Bateman third from the left, me and my father Eric Willows are on the front row. The photograph was taken in Blackpool. Can anyone fill in the blanks?
Photograph and details courtesy of Paul Willows.
Photographed are the boys from the Boxing Team at St Mary’s Boy’s Primary School c1936. My uncle Harold Noble is on the front row, 3rd from the right
Photograph and details courtesy of Harold Stephenson.
This is a Grangefield School class photograph showing Form 2LB 1958/9.
Back Row (left to right): Geoff Daniel, Molly Maddren, Pete Hartley, Raymond Harker, Malc Turnbull, Tony Guthrie, Lyle Conquest, Tony Greenhalgh, Dave Gathergood. Middle row (left to right): ? Harwood, Howard Hill, Roy Smith, ? Groves, Dave Macadie, ? Denison, Jeff Carr, ? Smith, John Robson, ? Caygill, Nigel Ormandy, Geoff Barker. Front row (left to right): ? Sanderson, Dave McLeod, Chris Jackson, Joe Pollard, ? Ingham, Mr Bagley, Nev Gray, Atkinson, Hansell, Dave Warner, ? Beeston.
Photograph and details courtesy of Malcolm Dunn (who was absent from school when it was taken).
A class photograph of Senior Class 5A of Richard Hind School taken in 1959-60. Who do you recognise?
Photograph and details courtesy of Dave Goodwin.
A photograph of my mother, older sister Christine and me stood at the quayside. The flour mill can be seen in the background c1962/63.
Photograph and details courtesy of Julie Gale nee Marshall.
Can anyone help? I have this photograph of showing the Brunswick Street Guides of Stockton. My friend Marion Smith is in front row but can’t remember other names!
Photograph and details courtesy of Janet Wardell.
My granddad Thomas Wybert Birtle. He spent most of his working life on the railways starting with the North Eastern Railway (NER) in 1913. In the early 1920 the NER management introduced a football competition called the North Eastern Railways Cottage Homes Challenge Shield. This was a large trophy donated by the NER deputy chairman Lord Joicey. The competition was all above board having been sanctioned by the Football Association and attracted over 60 teams from within the NER organisation.
The final for the 1922/23 season was held in May 1923 at Victoria Ground Hartlepool and attracted a crowd of over 800. In the event the locals won with a team from Hartlepool winning 1 nil. The beaten finalists were a team from Stockton railway sheds with my grandfather playing in defence. It would appear that all the players were given a silver medal and find attached pictures of Granddad’s medal. For sizing purposes I’ve placed it next to a 50p piece.
Of course Granddad had played football during the Great War. He joined up in 1915 in his local regiment the Durham Light Infantry (DLI) but by 1917 he was in the Highland Light Infantry (HLI) based in Dublin. The Scottish regiments always took their football very seriously and with Granddad being a decent footballer he was an acceptable recruit for the Scottish lads. So see attached football team picture captioned the 15th battalion HLI football team Dublin 1917. Granddad is standing in the back row extreme right. He always said that one of his team mates played for Aberdeen and Scotland after the war showing how seriously they took their football.
So we have a proud Englishman playing for a Scottish football team in Ireland. Can he claim to be an international footballer ?.
I understand that Granddad was involved with the Stockton Town club in the 1920s but I don’t have any more details.
Photographs and details courtesy of Martin Birtle.
Frederick J.Smith, (8th child & 4th son of James Smith (North Shore Pottery), born Stockton 1844, death date not known. Little is known of him, but in some letters he wrote to my great grandfather (James Smith, born Stockton 1835, died 1893 Kerang, Victoria Australia), he gave his address as the Stockton Club. If anyone has any more information, it would be much appreciated.
Photograph and details courtesy of Lynton Smith.
I have some photographs taken of my family with Stockton as a backdrop. I believe they were taken either late 1962 or possibly early 1963 as I was the baby in arms and I was born November 1961. The others are my parents and my older sister. My name then was Julie Marshall and my sister was Christine Marshall.
Photographs and details courtesy of Julie Gale.
These two photographs were taken during an ICI outing to a Panto. Does anyone know which Panto is was? Date unknown.
Photographs courtesy of Pauline Martin.
This is a photograph of my Grandmother Florence Hodgson (back row, far left) and her workmates at Ashmores, Stockton. Is there anyone you recognise?
Photograph and details courtesy of Paul Dunning
A photograph of children of Mill Lane Junior school in their final year before going on to senior school c1955. Who can you name?
Photograph and details courtesy of Ken Pitchford.
Here is a photograph of my father John Edward Longstaff from Thorpe Street, Stockton at the age of 15. It was taken two weeks before he joined the 1934 hunger march to London.
Photograph and details courtesy of Duncan Longstaff.
Derek Brittain met Alan Huitson again! There was a good turn out for the Remembrance Parade led by the Billingham Silver Band on Sunday 11th November.
Photographs and details courtesy of Derek Brittain.
A photograph of the Stockton KGH Football Team (date unknown) with the Stockton Sunday League Cup after a 1-0 victory over Oxbridge Hotel to complete a League and Cup double.
Back Row: P. McAbe, D. Munt, S. Mallaby, P. Hodgekiss, ??, P. McDermotroe, T. Churchill, ??, P.Philips, A. Jones, A Kidd, ??. Front Row: S. Seymour, D. Smiddy, J. Louden, T. Smith and son, D. Wing.