95 Wellington Street

A view of No. 95 Wellington Street (corner of Wellington Street and Dixon Street) which looks like it was an off-licence. I couldn’t see it in any directories, but a 1914 directory showed: (Mrs.) Sarah Strathern, beer retailer, 93 Wellington Street (which is pretty close?)

Behind it are the buildings of the large Laundry and Dye works on Dixon Street. This area can be seen on the Britain from Above website. (If you zoom in you can even see a similar Vaux advert painted on the wall)

Photograph and details courtesy of Jonathan May.

12 thoughts on “95 Wellington Street

  1. Delighted to stumble across this photo from my lounge room in Australia. My great grandmother lived at 64 Wellington Street 1900 – 1940 and prior to that lived at 15 Hutchinson Street.
    Her husband Thomas and son James worked at McNaughtons Laundry & Dye Works Dixon Street. They were the Creag family and came originally from Perth Scotland.
    My grandfather died due to an accident at the laundry works in 1904.
    Love to garner any more info or archival history photos if it’s out there.
    Regards Jan


  2. Is this on the corner of where, when I was a kid, the Co op warehouse was at the bottom of Wellington Street. If it is, the building that you see to the left, was a storage depot where I remember seeing wagons belonging to R Durham being loaded on my way to and from Mill Lane school in the 60’s.


  3. I lived on the opposite corner of Wellington Street in 1957/58, remember the lady that had the shop very well, she had no television but was an avid reader, I was about 12/13 at the time and used to help her weigh sugar in blue bags to sell. She always gave me a digestive biscuit with a drink, the shop was cold so she always put a coat on to serve, a tweed overcoat, had grey hair up in a bun on the back of her head x


  4. I used to drink Double Maxim years ago. It was brewed in Sunderland. Similar to Newcastle Brown but a tad less rich as I recall. I believe that Vaux named their ale after the Maxim Machine Gun. Hirum Maxim being the inventor of the gun not the beer!

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  5. It’s interesting, and certainly not a criticism, why some of us think of these times with fondness. Stockton once was a bustling town, a great place to live, but life in the 50s and 60s did have its drawbacks.


  6. I remember those streets very well.,most of my childhood was playing around that area
    I remember lots of shops along those streets including fish & chip shops.right up to the church.


  7. I lived here from 1968 – 1975, my parents took over the off-licence from Winnifred Strathern (Sarah’s daughter) the shop was No. 95 and the house next door, no.97 were knocked into one property.


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