12 thoughts on “Brewery Square -1926

  1. In December 1831 William & James Smith, builders, Stockton, advertised for sale a newly erected brewery in Stockton-on-Tees. For sale was the brewery, a dwelling house, malt mill, granaries, store-rooms and cart house. Also six newly erected cottage houses. I believe this was a brewery in the Smithfield area of the town. I don`t know if there was a buyer but the brewrey was occupied by a William Whitehead in the late 1830`s/early 1840`s.

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  2. According to my list of public Houses closed in Stockton on Tees. There was a pub called The Shingler’s in Brewery Square and a Shingler’s Arm’s in Ware Street, Tilery.

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  3. If I remember correctly Brewery Square was off the north-side of Hunters Lane. Hunters Lane was off Smithfield second right after the riverside steps in picture t1657, behind Cleveland Row. Brewery Square is often drawn on the old maps (with topography as seen in above photo), but not always named, unlike Hunters Lane and Smithfield. The site of Brewery Square today is probably just east of the new Baptist church.

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  4. My Grandfather George William Nicholson was born at No.1 Brewery Square in 1865 and I would appreciate any information concerning the location of the square and also any information regarding the Nicholson family square and also comment relevant to the photograph (some extra detail or history) and avoid addressing it to an individual. Email, postal or web addresses should not be added.

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  5. Many thanks for the identification Denis, oddly cut- out of my last reply. Your gt. grandfather was born in Ryan Street not long after the family moved to Stockton from Sunderland. He was baptised on 3 June 1868 at Stockton St. Thomas, 15 days after birth. His faded baptism entry just remains readable. Levi”s baptism, nearly 23 years after his birth, is the only other Groskop of that parentage I have found baptised in the established church so far. Ryan Street is next to the Dolphin public house in Bath Lane. Some records of the original Polish Emmanuel Groskop also survive. I suspect the Groskops moved to Stockton from Sunderland as the latter was over- crowded with jewellers at the time, also they had Stockton relatives. Denis your gt. grandfather and his family can be found by searching mis-spelt Croskop or Sun Inn Yard in the 1901 census. The yard wall backed onto his fathers house in Thistle Green, all very close but noisy I suspect.

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  6. I made a mistake in my comment on brewery square,violet pinkney nee (groskop) was my dads aunt not his cousin.kathleen was violets daughter.

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  7. I remember parts of the local Groskop family when they were old, but cannot identify them young. As a child and teenager I also went to visit the family in Wales. The surname now appears to be extinct on Teesside. Currently I have three unknowns(F,G,L) on the main family photo, but could do with more secondary confirmations especially for the younger girls.

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  8. to g descendant – with regards to the family photo of the groskops i would say my gt grandfather emmanuel is on the back row far left next to his brother henry i remember him very well when as a young boy i would visit him and my g mother mabel her sister violet and husband george pinkney and her sister mattie. .best regards denis.

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  9. Hi, my Great Grandfather (Ernest Pinkney) was also a son of the Stockton confectioner John George Pinkney, I am curious to know what is he doing in this photo? is he a doctor?

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  10. Denis, a most remarkable photo, but can you confirm the identity of Emanuel Groskop in PS picture t6688 as my elderly relative(s) remain unsure about front centre, but agree with other indentities already published. My late mothers small collection is mainly of Henry, Robert, and Fred”s families(plus some unknowns) often post WW2 which makes identification of much older pre-war photos less certain if not labelled.

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  11. Can any one tell me more about Brewery Square. In the assets of James Smith,(owner of North Shore Pottery),there is a listing of 7 cottages and buildings known as “Old Bewery” & stables near thereto, situated in Brewery Square. This listing is dated October 1886.

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  12. Brewery Square 1926 – To commemorate the opening of the Ropner Ward in Stockton & Thornaby Hospital. Centre of the photo sitting is George Pinkney, standing on the right hand side near the bed is his wife Violet Pinkney (nee Groskop) my dads cousin, my G Grandfather Emmanuel Groskop. Violets father lived in No 1. Brewery Square. George Pinkney is the son of the Stockton confectioner John George Pinkney.

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