5 thoughts on “Saturday Market, Stockton

  1. Why are there comments about the Plaza when the shot is of the Midland Bank in the High Street?
    Have I missed something Terry has seen?

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  2. I remember the old Plaza. Had wooden, fold down seats at the back of the circle. Saw ‘Mighty Joe Young’ there. One night, during an interval, a rat came on stage. They put a spotlight on it, and kids threw lollipop sticks and other stuff at it. It briefly stood and stroked its whiskers, then scuttled off, stage left.

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  3. Thank you very much Alec for the photo of my former home. From 1947 to 1949 I lived in the top floor flat above the Midland Bank. There was no bathroom. We dragged a galvanised bath tub into the kitchen once a week. I went to Mill Lane Infants School. My Dad worked at Dorman Longs but later moved, for medical reasons, to a lighter job at Robinson’s Department Store. Unfortunately, he died of a heart attack in 1951. I moved to the London area when I was 21 but still have fond memories of my childhood in Stockton. My wife, a London girl, has taken a shine to the town. Wouldn’t it be a laugh if now, at 80, I moved back to Stockton buying a period property in Yarm Road near Densham’s Corner and opposite the Blythholme Social Club where my late uncle was a Member. Yes; Stockton is not a bad little place.

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