20 thoughts on “Parkfield area of Stockton.

  1. Just had to comment seeing the picture of the trades & labour club in HInd street. We lived in Alliance street until late 70″s No 28. My mum, Gladys, and dad, Cliff, used to go to the club every Sunday night. IF i remember there was a shop on corner which i used to go and get my dad”s half ounce of golden virginia tobacco from, also a shop at other end of hind street, but not on hind street,(oxbridge lane end, think it was ran by someone we used to call sheriff. Have become very nostalgic about the area now that it has all been demolished.

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  2. hiya has anyone any recollections of the bowbanks family from major street and neasham road. photos would be very appreciated valerie bowbanks

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  3. For the info of Val Bowbanks.Major Stree is/was a continuation of Maritime Road running to Norton Road where the roundabout is now situated near to St Mary”s Church

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  4. Major St – Catholic church Catholic school Croft St,Neasham St. Beamont St.Then some names Miss Ford(shop)Rodhams, Cadwalleder Croft Mc Goune Regent Woodhouse Sidaway Cadwalleder Squiers Sidaway Armstrong Healy Dawson Cooper Coyne on the other side going up Dack(sticks)Foxton Young Emanual St Bainbrige (off licence) Hutchinson(knocker up) Paxton St Huchinson Trattles Florence St.Speight another Ann St.Joynes Taylor the rest unknown Sharps (fruit & veg)Cathlic St Iredale(shop) Spotted Cow Hafferon St Nevin( hairdresser) the Princess St I think that is right

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  5. PARKFIELD GOES FROM THE TOWN CENTRE ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF STOCKTON UP UNTIL THE MAIN RAILWAY. ie MARLBORO FOOTBRIDGE ON SPRING STREET AND THE MAIN BRIDGE ON OXBRIDGE LANE AFTER DENSHAMS CORNER. AFTER THESE YOU ENTER OXBRIDGE UNTIL YOU GET TO THE BOTTOM OF BANK AND CHANGE TO FAIRFIELD AT THE ROUNDABOUT IF YOU ARE GOING WEST BUT REMAINS OXBRIDGE IF YOU GO NORTH UNTIL THE LIGHTS AT SUMMERFIELD. TURN LEFT AND YOU ARE IN BISHOPGARTH,TURN LEFT AND YOU ARE IN MILL LANE! CONFUSING? A BIT, YES

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  6. For Barry (Nick) Carter and Dee Dale: the picture shows the junction of Templar Street with Hind Street. That is Lenny”s shop on the corner, and it”s his car parked just to the left. I lived in Templar Street in the 60s and 70s and would say the picture dates from the late 60s. I sent the PictureStockton team some photos of what the area looks like now, which I think they are going to post. What you see in the picture (including the Trades & Labour) is due for demolition at the end of this month.

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  7. The dark coloured car is a Vauxhall Velox or Cresta, probably a Cresta, production of which ceased in 1956. The white car looks like a Triumph 2000 which commenced producton in 1964. The Triumph does not look new. I would date this at mid to late 60″s.

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  8. The corner shop in the picture looks very much like “Lenny BRIDGEWATERS” where my family who lived in Balmoral Terrace were “registered ” during the war to spend their Ration Coupons. Lenny was a wonderful man who delivered groceries on a Tuesday and Saturday evening. That one egg a week per person was really something we didn”t have any fat kids in Stockton in those days. I went to Oxbridge Lane Juniors and then To Holy Trinity Oh happy days. Thanks for such a wonderful site it brings back so many happy memories.

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  9. Sorry if we have offended you, Alice. the information we got was that the photographs were from the Parkfield area – we guessed at the 50s……we bow to your greater knowledge…..

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  10. Right, first of all I grew up in Parkfield in the early 50s and didn”t move away until I was 20 so I am somewhat an “expert”. Your first picture is Hind Street. This is not Parkfield. Its in Oxbridge. Can”t remember which number but another of your photos shows a street that looks remarkably like Marlborough Road which is also in Oxbridge. Parkfield”s boundary ended with Yarm Road. As to the children, if they had been Parkfieldites and the pictures are truly from the 50s I would know them instantly and I don”t. Sorry to be so pedantic but I do know my old stamping ground.

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  11. I agree with Brian Bennison, surely not the early fifties far too many tv aerials. Television didn”t really get into its stride until 1953 although not on the scale illustrated by these photographs and the aerials at that time were mainly vertical “H” shaped. I”m sure that when I left Parkfield in 1950 we still had the old cast iron lamp posts lit by gas. My guess is late 50″s even early 60″s.

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  12. This can”t be the early 1950s, can it?: far too many television arials (my own recollection is that the television set did not begin to arrive in any numbers in such streets until the late 1950s with the widespread rental services and the appearance of channel 8). Also, the building on the left doesn”t look as if it could have been built in the early 1950s. Someone may be able to pin down the dates of some of the vehicle.

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