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.

Norton Board School Demolition c1980s

These photographs show the demolition of the old Norton Board School and also the Nursery school by the side of Tanners Bank. The school was demolished in 1983. The archway and clock from this school remain on the High Street.

Donated on behalf of Wendy and Andrew Booth (who attended the school).

Demolition of Nelson Higher Grade School

Demolition of the Higher Grade School on Nelson Terrace, Stockton. Taken 2 December 1984.

Taken by Roz Prichard, courtesy of Carole Prichard.

Grangefield Grammar School Orchestra c1972

t15382A photograph of Grangefield Grammar School Orchestra at its regular rehearsal in the school hall, now demolished.  I think it was taken in about 1972.  I am playing trumpet at the back. Others I remember particularly are David Beall on cello, also a great singer, Richard Chesser on oboe, (now Head of Music at the British Library), William Bruce on cello (now an acclaimed professional cellist and teacher), Phil Davison on violin, Dean Agnew and Chris Huckle on French Horn.

I am now Director of Music myself in a secondary school, having been involved in music education all of my life, and I still marvel at what we were able to play in this orchestra, ranging from Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto no 3 to The Dambusters March, under the maverick tutelage of music teacher, Harry Horsman.

Photograph and details courtesy of Mark Pallant.

Billingham Church School c1970s

t15263This photograph of Billingham Church School on The Green was taken shortly before it was demolished, I don’t have the date for the demolition but the photograph is from the early 1970s.

The children are playing a game which we called ‘Knights’, the children being carried were supposed to push and shove each other until one of them fell off, something akin to jousting, this game was played in every school playground throughout the country and is quite possibly played still.

There were many lumps, bumps, cuts and bruises gained during this game as was the same with many other games we played, I have noticed in the background there is a young girl with a bandaged knee with blood seeping through, an everyday sight in my childhood.

Photograph and details courtesy of Bruce Coleman.

Wolviston Primary School, 1945/46

t12290A class photograph of Wolviston Primary School taken in 1945/46 with the Headmaster, Mr Batey.

Back Row: Wilf Thornton, Tom Parker, Kath Hutchinson, Joan Cook, Ethel Dodds, Mary Pearson, Roy Thornton.

Third Row: ? Durkin, Maurice Dowd, Joe Allen, John Archer, Joyce Brackenborough, Brian Sayers, George Thornton, ? Ward, Bill Sisson.

Second Row: Ann Brackenborough, Dorothy Reynard, Barbara Lay, Joan Reynard, Peter Dodds (my brother), ? Durkin, ??, Ann Bullock.

Front Row: Jill Swinbank, Bill Archer, Tom Linton, Reg Hardwick, John Foster, Sid Hutchinson.

Photograph and details courtesy of Ethel Foxley (nee Dodds).