9 thoughts on “Bridge Road, Stockton. c1920s

  1. Does anyone know if the negatives and/or photographs taken by Thirlwell’s photographers still exist and are available for research?


  2. My great-grandfather Frederick Walton owned the butchers at top end of the High Street and also was the local funeral director. My great aunt always insisted he owned the first motor vehicle in Stockton although she remembered riding to market in Barnard Castle in horse an carriage around early 1920s . I think from the dates probably the same Fred Walton referred to here. He married the daughter of a horse dealer met in the course of business.


  3. I have a photograph of Sarah Thirlwell taken as a teenager by Thirlwells. Sarah was born in 1834 in Sunderland and could be a relative of the photographer. In 1851 Sarah was 17 and lining with her parents Thomas and Ann at 9 Victoria Street, Southwick, Sunderland.My husband has Thirlwell ancestors and I would like contact with others interested in this name.


  4. Robert Thirlwell who started the Thirlwell photography business was my great grandfather. The carriages shown would have been bringing wedding parties to have their photographs taken in the studio. My father can remember taking up to 32 weddings a day!


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