Can Anyone Help?

Can anyone help in identifying these old photos, possibly at Port Clarence Elementary School. My mother and her siblings were born and reared in Stockton between 1908 and 1950. The photos appear to be of school children and to have been taken in the same place (trellis in the background), perhaps even on the same day? Is it possible to identify the school? Was this the school uniform of the time? Is it possible to date the photographs?

I am only guessing that it might be Port Clarence Elementary School as the family lived at Crosby Terrace, Port Clarence. The first photograph shows my aunt, Kathleen Conlon (born 1910) seated middle row, far right and the second shows my aunt Margaret Ann (Peggy) Conlon (born 1915) standing back row far right.

Photographs and details courtesy of Kathleen Holmes.

5 thoughts on “Can Anyone Help?

  1. Just tried to match with an early photo of my Nanna (Eliza Annie Woodcock born 1913) and siblings but cannot work out if any match the photos here. Her elder sister Gertrude was born 1900, Alice 1910. They lived 5 Saltholme Terrace, Port Clarence. My Great Grandfather worked at Anderston Foundry next to the Transporter Bridge.


    • My nana lived in 8 Salthome Terrace. Her mam and dad lived there. When they died my nana and grandad stayed in the house. Her name was Florence Shepherd born 1910. Her married name was Wheatley. I have her school class photo from 1920. If one of your aunts was same age, she may be on the photo too.


  2. Hi Kathleen
    This would probably be St Thomas’ RC Primary School, Port Clarence or possibly the Church?
    We knew the Conlon family in Crosby Terrace.
    Good luck…
    Paul Kennedy


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