Looking towards the Victoria Bridge and the replica HM Bark Endeavour berthed on the River Tees, Stockton c2004. The usage of the river has changed so much over the decades. Here it is looking very leisurely.
Following on from last weekend’s Stockton Cycling event, here is a photograph of a group of the ‘younger’ Stockton Wheelers cyclists, stood on the steps of the Doric column next to the Town Hall, just before setting off on a Sunday club run. It was Stockton Wheelers Diamond Jubilee year of 1976 and I think this was a special Sunday run to celebrate the occasion. One of the riders in the photograph is Paul Curran who went on to win two commonwealth gold medals some years later.
Photograph and details courtesy of John Callender.
We believe these ladders led down to the jail cells located beneath the Town Hall. Apparently the cells were only five feet tall and offenders were passed into the cells through what was then a hatchway in the pavement outside. Can anyone confirm this?
I recently found this photo along with some of my father’s documents, which shows the class of that year, for which my father was my teacher as well! (I’ve read some of the earlier comments about him – he seems to have been quite popular!)
I can only identify a few names…
BACK ROW 1 2 3 4 5 6 Derek Fitzhugh? 7 Barbara Bryson? 8 9 10 11 Stephen Poad? 12 13 Stephen Wathey? 14 Harry Greener (my Dad)
MIDDLE ROW 1 Tony Langford 2 3 4 5 Katherine McMullen 6 Richard Greener (me) 7 8 Mark Smith 9