Fruit and Veg Stall, Stockton Market c1957 Posted on March 6, 2017 by Picture Stockton Team A photograph of the fruit and veg stall on Stockton High Street in 1957. Photograph taken by Tony Whelan, courtesy of Nick Whelan. Share this:TweetWhatsAppEmailLike this:Like Loading... Related
When I was a kid, we lived at Browns Bridge. There were 2 gentlemen who lived in the flats (at the top of Blacksail Close), on Wrensfield Road who were fruit and veg merchants. They had a Grey Austin /Morris J2 van and used to come out and tell us to be careful not to hit it with the ball as we played footy on the piece of grass opposite their flats.
I WAS BORN IN STOCKTON. WE LIVED IN YARM STREET JUST OFF (I THINK IT WAS CALLED YARM LANE) , OUR HOUSE WAS NEXT TO THE LEMONADE FACTORY. THE BROWN JUG PUB WAS ON ONE CORNER AND UPTONS WAS ON THE OTHER. WITH JUST TWO HOUSES INTHE STREET BOTH BELONGING TO MR. BARACLOUGH WHO OWNED THE FACTORY IT WAS A LOVELY PLACE TO LIVE. EVERYONE WAS SO KIND TO ME MY SISTER AND OUR MOTHER AFTER OUR FATHER WAS KILLED WHILE SERVING IN THE ARMY IN TRIPOLI. MY MOTHER STARTED WORK IN THE FACTORY AND WE GOT TO GO IN AND VISIT COMMING OUT WITH BOTTLES OF LEMONADE AND CRISPS. THE PACITTOS ICE CREAM SHOP ROUND THE CORNER ALWAYS HAD AN ICE CREAM READY FOR US WHEN WE PASSED. THESE WERE REALY SPECIAL TREATS FOR KIDS IN THE LATE 1940s 1950s. WE WENT TO BOWSFIELD LANE SCHOOL. LATER WE MOVED TO HARTBURN AND LIVED IN GREENSBECK ROAD WHERE I ATTENDED HARTBURN PRIMARY. ALTHOUGH I HAVE MOVED ON AND NOW LIVE IN DENMARK A PLCE IN MY HEART WILL ALWAYS BELONG TO STOCKTON ON TEES WHERE WE SPENT A WONDERFUL CHILDHOOD. A PLACE I VISIT REGULARLY IN MY MIND WHEN MY THOUGHTS TAKE ME DOWN MEMORY LANE.
I WAS KNOWN AS HILARY KAY, MY SISTER WHO NOW LIVES IN CANADA IS DENNESE KAY AND OUR BELOVED MOTHER WAS MARGARET KAY
Yvonne the Brown Jug was on Norton Road near Windmill Terrace, a great pub with even greater lads.
Wasn’t this Norman Sharps stall (Norman had soft, red wavy hair?) and was William ‘Bill Sharps brother, who had the eggs, crabs and winkles stall (actually a red and yellow striped caravan stall) stood near the Shambles corner, and closely adjoining ‘Smithies’ pet stall.? This was Smithie who later become the War Surplus tools man, who had a shop in Norton Road, Portrack, and also Mandale Road, Thornaby.
Stockton market traders have signed up to a national charter to keep stalls free of fake goods.
Every trader at the 700-year-old market has signed the ‘Real Deal’ pledge, which gives shoppers an assurance that they can buy with confidence. Councillor Nelson said: “We’re delighted to see all of the traders supporting the ‘Real Deal’ charter, which gives shoppers peace of mind and sends out a clear message that the sale of fake goods will not be tolerated. “Stockton Council has also signed the pledge, which will see Trading Standards officers working closely with traders to help the market stay fake free.”
I used to meet my dad on a Saturday morning by the war memorial after he finished work. It was 2 old pennies to town from Roseworth on the bus. He liked the pot stalls as they used to pile a dinner service (I think) on one arm, it was good to watch.
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My uncle, Jim Carrol had a fruit and veg stall on the market. It would have been near where the photograph was taken, because all the fruit and veg stalls were in one area. Later on he acquired a large trailer, instead of a covered stall. I had a part time job on Saturdays and some Wednesdays, helping out in the warehouse on West row, and bringing fruit and veg down to the trailer on a barrow. My brother John worked with Jim for many years after leaving school in the late 1940’s. He was known as John Carrol. Later on my mother worked with Jim on the market. The market these days is only a shadow of it’s former self.
I was thirty then, versus your seven, and still become nostalgic when a poster such as you can publish a great view of the Stockton I knew as a growing lad (and older). I left it all behind in the year of this pic.
I Knew a Haslock at Richard Hind 1941-45 a younger sibling maybe?
Nostalgia is a wonderful thing, you only remember the best bits, if you returned to Stockton today you would find a clean lively place very forward looking. So many old Market Towns stuck in the past are fading away, Stockton cleaned up the River, the High Street and brought in a new look that my Grandchildren love with all the events organised around the Town.
Some do not like it and yearn for a past long gone, we all have our opinions. My memories of Schooling working and living there told me it needed a lot of TLC and it did happen over a long period of time.
I loved it then but even more now, you cannot live in the past.
Back in the good old days I was seven then and often at Stockton market with my mam and when I was younger I remember her taking me to the cattle market to see the animals, good days.
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I’m interested in knowing a little more about your family background. My maternal grandmother had a sister who married a Alfred Highfield in 1899. If you ask Picture Stockton they will give my email address for any answers.