24 thoughts on “Football at Bailey Street School

  1. My mam went to Bailey School, it would be nice to see school pictures from 1950 to 52 with names. My mam’s name is Sylvia Ferguson, she lived in Catholic Street with her brothers.

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    • I’ll see my son tomorrow to put the photo on this site. I’m not sure how to do it myself. I think it was your school leaving photograph as Bailey Street closed the year Pauline left school.

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  2. Brian, I can remember beating Richard Hind in the semi final, are you gonna tell me who scored then? But I can’t remember playing Bowsfield Lane in the final or what the score was. Good old days what about the good footy boots we had?!

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  3. Any mention of Bailey Street School brings back memories of my happy childhood there and when we lived in Oxford Street. I keep seeing references to this photo and seeing my brother Denis (one N) and telling him to visit the site, he has a very good memory for names from our time around the gashouse. One day he might stir himself.

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  4. Another Gashouse lad alongwith Trevor Buttle and Dennis Wright in these photos is Dave Heffron known as Heffo, he lived in Shakespear Street,he worked a lot of years for the Cleveland Meat Company in Yarm Road near the A66.

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  5. Arthur you got all the names for our Salter Cup winning team spot on,a few I could not remember. Good team still remember going to the Victoria ground to play the semi-final against Richard Hind, we beat them 5-2, then playing Bowsfield Lane in the final and we won 3-1

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  6. The boy you say is Trevor Butler is actually Trevor Buttle who was a Gashouse lad where there was a number of Buttle families. Mally Wharton the goalkeeper along with Brian Winn was in the Stockton F.C.senior squad.

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  7. Back row left to right in striped shirts MALLY WHARTON DAVE HEFFRON MICK WATERSON CLIFFY WRIGHT LAURENCE YOUNG MALLY LITTLEFAIR JOHN KEEN (TEACHER) BOB TINGLE FRONT ROW LEFT TO RIGHT BRIAN WINN TERRY YORK ARTHUR ROBERTS CHARLIE BELL TREVOR BUTLER And in the plain shirts team the player between Charlie Bell and Billy Graham is Trevor Butler, in the front row fifth from left is RONNIE BUCKLE.

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  8. In the plain shirt team Arthur Roberts is the older brother of Tony (Tiger) Roberts & Billy Graham is the younger brother of Eddie Graham two well known footballers. The lads in these photos from Portrack & the Gashouse areas would know all about having just a cold water supply in the backyard, no bathrooms like Primrose Hill, Blue Hall, Ragworth & Newham Grange Estates.

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  9. Joan, great to see someone remembers girls from when I was at Bailey Street. I don’t remember a Sheila Hayes, was she a relation of Peter Hayes who was in my class during Infant School. It would be good to see any photo’s you have, who knows I may be on one. I did put a photo on the site of girls from my class who took part in the show ‘Snow White’ one Christmas – take a look. As you will see from a former comment my brother Denis is in the football photo’s.

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  10. My sister Pauline Bullas would have been in the same class as you Dorothy Butler. She went to Bailey Street from 1953/1963. I have a class photo of Pauline with Sheila Hayes, Pat York and Anne Fothergill. I don’t know the name of the rest. Sadly the photo is up in the loft and as soon as I can talk someone in to going up there for it I will submit it to this site.

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  11. I do remember Dot Brown, she had a sister called Brenda who I went to Brownies with at the church on the corner of Hume Street, before the Brownies and Guides moved to the Church at Browns Bridge. Alas I don”t remember Ann Bailey, although no doubt Denis will when I ask him. Petrichas shop was run by Mary, Auntynine and their brother Joe. Mary was married to Fred Thompson, father of Dorothy and Eric. I was always fascinated by their shop and living accomodation as they had two staircases. Many years ago my Dad used to go around selling the ice cream for the shop, he lived just a couple of doors from the shop in Clarence Street, next door to the Bousefield family – Mary etc.

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  12. You are right about the name of the owners of the ice cream shop in Oxford Street, Dorothy. There was a couple of Bailey Street Schoolgirls lived round the corner from you near the fish shop in Dobbin Street, they were called Ann Bailey & Dot Brown.

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  13. Plain shirt team back row left to right Charlie Sharp, Arther Roberts, David Heffron, Brian Winn, Charlie Bell, Ronnie Buckel, Billy Graham, Mr Fizegerald, front row left to right Clifford Wright, Micheal Waterson, Denis Wright,? Buckell, Laurance Young.

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  14. This is the team in the plain shirts that played Newtown School in the 1955 Junior Final. Brian Winn can you name the players in these teams.

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  15. I did recognise my brother in the picture thanks Brian, I remember you and your brother very well. The boiler house at Bailey was underground in the girls yard, we used to sit on the window ledges during playtime. Who can remember going to visit Mr Banks farm on the moors? Exciting for those of us who had never been on a farm. The shop we lived oppisite to in Oxford Street was called Petrichas (not sure about the spelling) definitely not Paleschi”s as their daughter was one of my friends also called Dorothy, her brother was called Eric, their Aunt we all called Auntynine.

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  16. If Dorothy Butler looks at the junior team she will see her brother Denis he was our team captain. Robert, her other brother, was in the same class as my brother Raymond

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  17. The photo sent in by Brian Winn of the junior foootball 1955 brought back memories as I too went to Bailey Street from 1953 to 1959 when I left to attend Richard Hind School for Girls. My two brothers also went to Bailey Robert and Denis Wright, Robert left at 15 years and Denis left at 11 years to attend Grangefield Grammar, Denis played football for Bailey. I remember Miss Thompson, Miss Turnbull Miss Clemence and Miss Sharpe (who later went on to teach our younger sister Diane as Hardwick Junior School) Mr Perry was the caretaker. Some of the girls I started school with were Denise Baxter, Joyce Thomas, Elsie Walker, May Brown, Pat York and Rosalind Hope to name a few. I also remember going down to the Diniong Hut for country dancing. Can people remember being in the bavby class and having to go to sleep for a while during the afternonn on little canvas beds? One afternoon oone of the boys, either Raymond Kilvington, George Teasdale or David Bousfield, had put all the plugs in the sinks in the toilets, turned the taps on and caused a flood, I wonder which boy it was? One year my class were in the production of Snow White, I was the Queen and Denise Baxter was the fairy queen.

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  18. The Bailey Street Junior team(plain shirts)back-row 2nd left Arthur Roberts, 3rd left David Heffron, 6th left Trevor Buttle. There was a few Buttles lived round the Gashouse area, Trevor, George & younger brother lived in Fenny Street. Lenny, Ray & Dennis in Byron Street and Norman, Derek & Billy in Thompson Street.

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  19. THE TEACHER ON THE PHOTO [WITHOUT STRIPES] LOOKS VERY MUCH LIKE MR FITZGERALD WHO TAUGHT AT HARROW GATE JUNIOR SCHOOL IN THE 1960″S

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