Stamp Street, Stockton

s1149This is one of those posts that was lost when we moved to the new site.

It shows the derelict Railway Cottages of Stamp Street which ran from Hutchinson Street to Bishopton Lane. To the right of the photograph is Stockton Railway Station.

We have tried to recreate as many of the original comments as possible…

6 thoughts on “Stamp Street, Stockton

  1. I lived at in Stamp Street from 1945 until 1952 went to primary school at Newtown then Grangefield Grammar, married Michael Howard, taught near London for a while then emigrated to Tasmania. Is Frank Bowron related to Tony Bowron another friend…? Does anyone out there remember me?! Dorothy Howard nee Blair


  2. Down by the station, we used to go from Stockton Grammar School to a hall in this street (which then had houses on both sides) for art lessons. The hall was very gloomy no wonder none of us were any good at art!
    Frank Bowron

    I was born fifty yards from Stamp Street and can say that there was never a hall there Frank. You probably went to the hall in Corporation Street which was two streets away and further east.
    Alan Wealleans

    I suppose that’s right Alan it was a long time ago. We used to wend our way there through lots of streets past the Station Hotel then up to the railway station and across Bishopton Lane by the footbridge.
    Frank Bowron

    I resided at 101 Bishopton Road West in 1972 over looking the station and footbridge across Bishopton Road. In the house adjacent to the former station masters house. These houses had been demolished at this point
    Ken Gibbs

    I travelled down Stamp Street every day of my school life from 1947 – 1957. Cows and sheep were driven from the goods yard after the houses and before the footbridge most mornings on route to the slaughter house in California Street. Where did it all go?
    Keith Roberts

    Keith, I too can remember when cattle and sheep were driven down Thompson Street, Byron Street, Allinson Street and onto Bishopton Lane on route to the slaughter house. You mentioned now and again the cattle would stampede up the back streets off Byron Street and pull the washing and the lines down. It was hard to tell who was the maddest the washer women or the cows!
    Len Nicholson


    • You refer to the Stamp Street houses as ‘the railway cottages’, but my recollection is that these houses were referred to by locals as merely ‘Stamp Street’ and it was a row of houses to the south and west which were know as the ‘railway cottages’. Sorry to be a pedant. I could well be wrong.


        • Karen, my g grandparents moved from Brompton, nr Northallerton to ‘Railway Cottages’ It’s the first time I’ve heard anyone mention it – thank you. My ggranddad worked on the railways in the days when rail travel was booming… Sadly it also brought about his death in 1902… He was doing maintenance work on a stationery train at the station when a train crashed into him and killed him. When I researched I couldn’t understand why he didn’t just get out of the way – but was reminded that it was in the days when people had been used to horse travel and hadn’t adjusted to the speed of trains… very sad. He left a widow and four children.


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