Cindy Breakspeare (Miss World 1976) opened a new department within Dickens Portrack, she’s pictured signing her autograph for my son Timothy. Photograph and details courtesy of Philip Moore.
I was Accounts Office Manager at Dickens on Portrack Lane when boxer Henry Cooper was invited to open a new department in 1978. Photograph and details courtesy of Philip Moore.
This is the accounts computer I helped to install at Dickens on Portrack Lane in 1975. It was the first in that generation of computers and had 24K of memory which allowed us to do the company’s accounts and payroll. … Continue reading
Dickens Brothers first computer c1971 Photograph courtesy of Robert Dickens.
This photograph shows Dickens Hypermarket on Portrack. It was possibly taken in the late eighties?
Dickens Bros. Do-it Yourself shop in Stockton. Photograph courtesy of Mr Robert Bob Dickens.
Dickens D.I.Y shop Mandale Road, Thornaby. c1953. Photo courtesy of Mr Robert Dickens.
Dickens the timber merchants based on the north side of Portrack Lane, Stockton. The joinery works and warehouse were situated behind the offices. c1973 (Photo courtesy of Mr Robert Dicken)
Stephenson Hall Class Photograph Stephenson taken in December 1966. I have listed names to faces though not all, and struggled with those that I did… Back row (l-r); David Shields, Peter Robinson, ??, Terry Gardiner, Walter Dinsdale, ??, Stuart Dickenson, … Continue reading
A group of Haverton Hill Engine Shed Staff during the early 1950s. Shed code 51G. Oscar Harrington is on the front row. Anyone else you recognise? Photograph and details courtesy of Harry Turner and Peter Dickenson.
A photograph of Thornabys Breakdown Train taken during the 1990s. Photograph courtesy of Peter Dickenson.
This Victorian photograph of the northern end of the High Street seems to have been taken from about the end of Wellington Street but in the middle of the High Street. To the left is a parade of shops with … Continue reading
This printed image which I believe, from the velvet frame parts dates from about 1880. The girl is carrying a basket that has Alex Holmes Stockton-on-Tees printed on the side. I was wondering … Continue reading
‘Rapid, safe and cheap travelling.’ An advert for the new railway coach, The Union which commenced on Monday 16 October, 1826. Image courtesy of Bob Dickens.
A view over the parkland towards Wynyard Hall. The Crown granted tenancy to the Wynyard estate in 1230 and it has been in use ever since with guests including Charles Dickens, Winston Churchill, the Duke of Wellington and Elizabeth II.
Adverts for Newman’s Coffee ‘roasted daily in the Church Row establishment’ and V.S.O whisky ‘no farm house in the country should be without them’ supplied by Hodgson & Downs in Stockton. Images courtesy of Bob Dickens.