15 thoughts on “Norton Road. c1985

  1. I wonder if Terry Fitzgerald is the same Terry who rode a Francis Barnet motor cycle in the early sixties and lived in a flat just off Norton road, if so then he might remind us about the special seat that was on the bike and it also had a special way to start the machine (ha ha) yes I also remember Mr Hodgson he once made me a small box in which to put personal things and what ever you needed for your cycle he had it and could fix it for you.

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  2. My dad said that he did and was talking to your dad recently in the Malleable Social Club and would be very keen for you to get him touch with him to chat. It”s his 60th birthday beginning of October which is why I”ve been looking on here. I”d like to give you his phone number but I can”t put it on here. The best thing would be to contact the Malleable Social Club because he”s in there at least every Sunday(01642 550838). I hope you do.

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  3. Hi Sarah. There must be a few Terry Fitzgeralds around but I wonder if he”s the same “Fitzy” who hung around with Nav, Al, Willum, Keith and myself in the late fifties & early sixties?

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  4. My name”s Sarah but my dad, Terry, worked at Hodgson”s when he was 12 years old (1959) until he was 15. He worked 4 – 6 each evening after school and all day Saturday delivering pelmets and hardboard to addresses in Stockton via his push bike. Mr and Mrs Hodgson were very kind to him and he has many happy memories.

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  5. TO JOHN McALEES, MR HARBRON I BELIEVE IS RIGHT. IN MY DAYS THERE WAS A DECORATORS SHOP ON THE CORNER AND QUEEN STREET WAS OPPOSITE DICKENS HARDWARE SHOP.THERE WAS A FISH AND CHIP SHOP IN THE STREET. JOHN, MENTIONED ROVERS RETURN TO MY MATES KNEW IT VERY WELL ESPESIALY ALAN CARTWRIGHT REGULAR BENIDORM VISITOR. CHEERS

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  6. John Mcallees – Queen St is just south of Clephan/John Harrison building leading off Norton Road, at present a paint shop is on one corner. The houses no 1 to 11, (one being a fish and chip shop) gone now a car repair depot.

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  7. HI DEREK YOU SET ME THINKING. I HAVE A PAWN TICKET GIVEN TO ME BY BOB HIND WHO DIED QUITE A LONG TIME AGO IT”S DATED 1897 OR 8 .POPPY MYERS QUEEN STREET, STOCKTON. WAS THIS NEAR KING STREET?? I CAN”T REMEMBER A QUEEN ST IN THAT AREA

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  8. There was a pawn shop on the corner of Thompson St opposite The Turks Head Hotel. God send for many a person, receiving their goods back wrapped in brown paper and tied with string. I was 10years old then. Great days!

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  9. The Bone Hotel was on the junction of Bone Street & Oxford Street,Bone Street was first left in Oxford Street entering from Norton Road.

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  10. Thanks everyone. I thought I remembered a butchers shop on the corner. So that would be the corner of Oxford St would it? And there was a pub called the Bone hotel down there is that correct? A friend lived there and I have fond memories of the juke box. Happy days!

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  11. In the queue apprentices from local works , Heads-“Forge” Hills and Blacketts Brick-works, (12 to 15 packs) for WELLS famous battered chips a meal itself , with delicious firm white cod as an extra

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  12. I remember the D.I.Y shop well because my mother would pay a shilling a week into the xmas club he ran to enable her to either purchase a dolls house, fort or garage. Mr Hodgson always displayed his wares on the pavement outside his shop, hard to imagine nowadays. I can also recall a watch repairer being on the same block.Can anyone recall Bob Palmers newsagents shop further down Norton Road where each evening he would place the newspapers he hadn”t sold on a rack on the front of his shop so people could purchase them after he had closed, you had to put the money through his letter box.And not forgetting the famous WELLS fish and chips, people queued down the street for the best 1/6d worth in the north east.

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  13. Correct Moira, this is Norton Road, after the clearence of Thompson Street housing ,with Revely the butcher to the right and at the time of this photo (late 60s ? ) a .D.I.Y shop,to the left. I used to buy cycle repair inner-tubes and hardboard (for “boxing” the staircase and the bath ) from this shop. A Corporation Gasometer in background . Re:- St Marys girl school roof-top playground , my wife said Ball games were frowned on as a hard hit or thrown ball could finish up below in Major Street or on the roof of the “Spotted-Cow” public-house opposite

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  14. The shop which is 2nd left in the row belonged to Mr Hodgson. He was a Joiner and Property Repairer and conducted his business from these premises, The shop was a Hardware shop. He also sold spare parts for cycles and repaired them. At the other end of this row was the Butchers Reg Reveley and before that it belonged to a chap called Coates. At present I would say that the Co-op Funeral Parlour is stood on the site of this row.

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