This is a copy of a painting I commissioned from Anthony Hutchinson the Local Stockton Artist who think I have mentioned previously. Tony as we all call him has a stall in the Flea market in Stockton and has done some wonderful paintings of Stockton and surrounding district. The scene shows myself picking up my girlfriend at time and later my wife Marie Kennedy of Stillington, from outside the offices of Gerald Goldstone the local Chartered Accountant who had his offices just behind where we are standing waiting to cross the High Street circ 1955. Gerald Goldstone’s office had been converted from the laboratory of Johnnie Walker the famous Stockton Chemist who invented the Lucifer the fore runner of the friction match.
Image and details courtesy of Benny Brown.