Blyth Valley writer Barry Stone, Oxbridge Lane School c1995

For 2 weeks in February 1995, Blyth Valley writer Barry Stone was writer-in-residence at Oxbridge Lane Primary School, Stockton. During that time pupils, parents and teachers were encouraged to write poems on the them of ‘Children’s Games’. A poetry booklet titled ‘Dress Rehearsals’ was produced.

Photographs courtesy of Margaret Williams, teacher at Oxbridge Primary School from 1972 – 1998.

Grangefield Grammar School for Girls, Golden Jubilee 1965

Are you or anyone you know in this photograph?

A photograph of Grangefield Grammar School for Girls, Stockton in 1965. Teachers (l-r): Mr Ellis, 2 secretaries, Miss Stainsby, Miss Wheelwright, Miss Newman, Mrs Perry, Mr Atkinson, Mrs Atkinson, Mr Jeffreys, Mr Buckle, Mr Nutall, Mr Wood, Mrs Estruck, Miss Dubbin, Miss Stevens, Miss Coster, Miss Styan, Mr Hodgson, Mr Brady, Mr O’Brian, Mr Price, Mrs Oxley, Mrs Thersby, Miss French, Mrs Lucus, Mr ?, Mr Brooks, Mr Grace, Mr Everett, Mr O’Neill, Mrs Moss, Mademoiselle, Miss Fleck, Miss Thomas (Mrs O’Neill), Miss Leicester, Fraulein.

Photograph courtesy of Gillian Brookes.

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.

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.


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.

Pupils at Oxbridge Lane School c1952

t15445This is a photograph that my sister had from her time at Oxbridge Lane School. We left Stockton in 1952 to come up to North Ayrshire. Janet (Shields) was then about 10 or 11. She thinks the photo may have been taken in the summer of 1952. Janet is 5th from the left in the front row. Names she remembers but can’t put faces to include Margaret Pennock, Joyce Taylor, Rosemary Wardell, Sally ?, Margaret Ross, and Thelma ?

Photograph and details courtesy of Chris Shields.