15 thoughts on “Streets of Stockton

  1. My parents were friends with the Bullocks who ran the shop at the lights. The other corner shop was Dixons. It was very old fashioned. I can remember being sent to buy things like a bar of carbolic soap. It had the old bottles on sweets etc. There was a pub a bit further along in the direction of Yarm but can’t remember name of that. It was one of the first places to have the glass tables with space invaders on. I would go with Mark Whalley for a sly pint and to play on that!

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  2. I recall bullocks as I went to this shop every saturday morning with my pocket money. I wish I had a photo of the childrens home to the left of the lights i was in this home for 9 years from 1966, I believe Lesley was in this home at the same time as me. Number 1 the lorrals. I still remember the phone number belive it or not 67700 how”s that for a memory. if anyone can post some photos of this childrens home I would be truly grateful. Thank you Bob

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  3. THE SHOP ON THE CORNER OF DEVONSHIRE STREET WAS CALLED DIXONS IN THE EARLY SIXTIES, I WORKED AS A WAGON LAD FOR JOHN RUSSELLS WAREHOUSE IN PORTRACK LANE AND WE DELIVERED TO THIS SHOP, IF MY MEMORY SERVES ME CORRECTLY THE CHAP THAT OWNED THE SHOP AT THAT TIME APPEARED ON THE ROYAL VARIETY PERFORMANCE WITH JIMMY JAMES AND ELI, TWO DAYS AFTER HE APPEARED ON THE PALLADIUM HE CAME INTO THE WAREHOUSE FOR SOME GOODS, AND EVERYONE WAS ASKING HIM WHAT IT FELT LIKE TO BE PLAYING ON THE PALLADIUM IN FRONT OF THE QUEEN, HE SAID THE BEST PART WAS AT THE END OF THE SHOW WHEN ALL THE ACTS WERE WAVING AS THE CENTRE OF THE STAGE WENT ROUND IN A CIRCLE, DOES ANYONE ELSE REMEMBER THIS.

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  4. If I remember rightly Billy Bullock married the daughter from the shop next door, and that is how the 2 shops expanded and became one unit. I remember the small shop on the corner of Devonshire Street, how on earth did it make enough money to survive? Maybe they relied on workers from the sack factory opposite, as shortly after the factory closed down the shop also closed and was converted into a house.

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  5. Does anyone remember jenny Dixons shop on the corner of Devonshire street,we lived on hartburn lane and it was convenient but pricey!I also went to Richard Hind school mid -late 1970s

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  6. I visited Stockton 2 weeks ago after leaving there in 1957 1st time back. I was surprised to see Bullocks still there. i used to work in there when i was 16. Does anybody know what happened to Billy Bullock the son. I used to live in hartburn avenue. Anybody remember me, i also worked in the Masham in the village

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  7. I lived in the area during the early 70″s in Coxwold Road, Fairfield. Ended up moving from ICI Wilton to British Visqueen, so used to go through this junction every morning. Memory is now hazy but when there were three shops was one of them an off licence? What was the name of the pub, a Cameron”s house, adjacent to the gate of Heads? Sometimes used to drop over from work for a lunchtime pint & remember Sadie the red headed barmaid. She used to perch on a stool at the end of the bar & always had a cheerful word for the customers.

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  8. It was my friend”s parents that owned Bullocks, and, I believe, her dad”s parents before him. Maggie is my friend, I used to spend week ends with them and she had to get up at daft o”clock in the morning to deliver papers on her bike. We both went to Grangefield Grammar Girls School. I left for Canada in 75 and Maggie moved to the States a few years later. Her parents moved out to be with her and they are all still doing well in Pennsylvania. They had a newsagents, a fruit and veg shop and an off-licence. We still keep in touch.

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  9. I remember Bullocks shop it still remains to this day but under a new name. I recall going to it each saturday morning for sweets and drinks. Has anyone got a photo of the old Childrens home on the corner of these lights to the left a huge house it was until fire got hold of it. Having a picture would bring back some good old memmories as I lived there for 12 years from 1964.

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    • What year was the fire? perhaps there’s a newspaper cutting with an original picture ,have you stayed in the Stockton area? Are you still I’m contact with John, Philip and Vivienne? Do they have contact with anybody else from the excely era (wonderful old lady) 1975-80s

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  10. The shops are now one shop Cliff, still a newsagents. And yeah, theres still a sports Gazette! I actually work just around the corner in Ashmore House! Paul

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  11. Just by the advertising hoardings on the right there were three shops on Yarm Road. In the 1950s one of these shops was a newsagents called Bullocks. I remember my dad sending me to the shop every Saturday night about 5.45pm to wait for the Sports Gazette to arrive. Does the Gazette still produce a sports issue ?

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