The Stockton Stone and Concrete Company

t13786The Stockton Stone and Concrete Company ran from 1899 – 1967 (sold to Marshalls). Bell & Brass Foundry were earlier occupants of the premises (Norton Iron Works?).

I have documents saying that the Tees Bridge Iron Works, was sold together with the Norton Stone and Concrete Company Ltd by G.B Nancarrow on the 11th March t137871905 to the Stockton Stone and Concrete Company Ltd. My grandfather, John Lawson Wilson was then secretary. My father, Eric Wilson was Managing Director up until 1967. We used to live at ‘Oak Lea’, 23 Darlington Lane, Norton-on-tees.

t13789Photographs and details courtesy of John Wilson.

6 thoughts on “The Stockton Stone and Concrete Company

  1. I was born in one of the cottages within Stockton Stone & Concrete Works, Carfallow Lane in 1961. My Dad Thomas Henry Rose (Harry) worked there and managed the Ready Mixed Concrete section.
    Would love to see photographs of the cottages ( I think there was three), but I’ve struggled to find any. My Dad is 93 now and remembers Mr Wilson and says he was also a Justice of the Peace.

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      • You can just see Calf Fallow Lane with the two sets of houses. The far side is I presume where you mean the cottages were situated. I think there were five if my memory serves me correctly and nine on the other side of the street. I remember just after the war there were brick built air raid shelters in the street which was cobbled with shiny bricks.

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  2. I too remember playing at the site, along with train spotting on the bridge, I also went horse riding at Elvia Fawcet’s whose stables were in the Stephenson’s farm. Happy days of a lovely childhood when you were able to just go off and explore with a jam sandwich and a bottle of water.

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  3. Great photos. Richard Tinkler the first company secretary and Harold Kirk a final director of the Worth Mackenzie engineering company of Stockton were previous (pre-war) occupants of ‘Oaklea’ on Darlington Lane. My grandfather worked at the above stone works after the collapse of Blairs Marine Engines before going to ICI. A past down story was that he transferred a small shunting locomotive from Blairs to the stone works, although no transfer is noted in the Industrial Railway Society records as far as I can see, any further information about a rail network at the stone works welcome.

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  4. These photos must be in the 20/30’s because after the war the works had expanded greatly. We lived in Calf Fallow Lane from 1945 to its demise in 1965. They used articulated 3 wheeler trucks , not unlike the 3 wheeler vehicles used in India, to move goods about the site. Inside the sheds their were moulds for flagstones and kerb stones. After drying/solidifying they were stacked outside to dry completely prior to being delivered in their yellow wagons. An “ideal” playground for us as children!

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