The Parish Church, Stockton

Two different looking postcards of the Parish Church. The night shot looked as if it may be a drawing but could the original have been a photograph? There are some people to the right in front of the church wall, it must have been a long exposure because if you look carefully you can see one of the people have moved leaving a blurred image…

6 thoughts on “The Parish Church, Stockton

  1. When was the daylight photo taken as I remember it was not as shown in this photo. I did a lot of my courting in the area of the photo when they had seats in there. I used to wait for the last Bus to Stillington with my future wife Marie Kennedy, sitting on these seats and the Morgue was at the end of this area.


    • On second thoughts I think this daylight photo was pre 1940 as there was an annex building added to the back end of the Church which is not shown in this photo, this annex was totally out of character with the original Church was most of the changes to Stockton centre area over the past fifty odd years. Our forefathers have a lot to answer for in this respect. Stockton had the basics of a wonderful old World Town. if these buildings had been preserved and maintained in there original style Stockton could have been the jewel in the Crown of North East Towns to show people what it was like in their History. The widest High street in England a wonderful Market stretching the length of this wonderful street , a Castle at the end , The premises of the site of Johnnie Walker who invented the friction match, and old Worldly buildings along both sides of the High Street.. Alas not to be due to some very poor planning at the time.


  2. The first picture shows the moon fairly high in the north-east – which I suspect is an artifact.

    There are many instances of these ‘night’ shots – each was created in the studio by adjustments of a daytime picture.


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