A service of dedication was held on Wednesday 16 August to honour the heroic actions of Sergeant Edward Cooper in the First World War.
A memorial stone was unveiled at the Cenotaph next to Stockton Parish Church to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Sgt Cooper’s bravery at the battle of Langemark, for which he was awarded the Victoria Cross by King George V.
The Royal Oak at number 20 High Street, Stockton.
Number 51, H&W Martin, tailors established in 1878. Next to Martin’s is Wilsons Department store on Stockton High Street.
The Member of Parliament for Stockton-on-Tees Mr G.R.Chetwynd talking to The Duke of Edinburgh during the Queens visit to Stockton-on-Tees in 1956.
A view of the Mecca Bingo Hall formerly The Globe on Stockton High Street.
Photograph by Roz Prichard, courtesy of Carole Prichard.
A postcard showing the Town Hall and Stockton High Street c1922.
A view from Maxwells Corner c1900.
Courtesy of Jean Pooley.
A view of Debenhams at No.149 on Stockton High Street in 1986.
A view of the High Street, Stockton c1890. The Alms Houses seen on the right were rebuilt in 1816 by George Brown on the site of the 1668 Alms House.
A view showing the north end of Stockton High Street, late c1960s?
This photograph of Stockton High Street in the early 1950s shows a number of pre-war cars and of course the ever present Stockton Corporation buses, I don’t know if the ‘O’ bus in the foreground belonged to Stockton Corporation or Middlesbrough Corporation as the lettering system was used by Middlesbrough and Stockton used numbers until the formation of Teesside Municipal Transport…
Even then Stockton had it’s floral displays as shown by the hanging baskets on the lamp post, plus there is a Union Jack flying on the top of one of the buildings to the left, something of a rarity nowadays.
Photograph and details courtesy of Bruce Coleman.
Stockton High Street at Christmas time in 1987.
Photograph and details courtesy of Alan Davies.
This is a snapshot taken from a British Gaumont film from the early 20th century, film producers would visit a town and film local activities which they would then show at the local theatre/cinema, as you can see the furniture depository was in Knowles Street which of course is still there, the film was taken from a horse and cart being driven along the High Street and shows many young boys messing about as only young boys can and other horse drawn transport as well as people on the footpaths.
Courtesy of Bruce Coleman.
To see this nice piece of local history visit… http://player.bfi.org.uk/film/watch-stockton-on-tees-1910/.
Three views of R. Thompson’s Fish Stall at Stockton Market in 1957. Can anyone remember the stall?
Photographs taken by Tony Whelan, courtesy of Nick Whelan.
A view of Stockton Town Hall from the corner of the High Street and Finkle Street. Date unknown.
HP Tyler Ltd Boot and Shoe store, No. 39 Stockton High Street c1944.