This is a photograph of my Auntie Joan Carr (as she was then), she is on the far right in the dark suit. She was Head Toy Buyer at Blacketts store in Stockton. The photograph was probably taken late 1940’s to early 1950’s. Joan was born in 1925, married Maurice Mines in 1950 and they emigrated to Canada in 1952 where she died in 2013
It would be really nice if anyone recognises couple in the middle and the three children with them.
My Grandfather Syd Parkin is in this photograph. I believe he may have been in the Durham Light Infantry, 16th battalion serving in North Africa, Italy and Greece. Anyone recognise the Cap Badges as they don’t look like DLI?
These two images show the Thornaby branch of the Stockton Co-operative Society. I think the interior shot is earlier than the exterior. The information I received with the exterior image says it was taken before the War, second presumably and it was next to the Town Hall. Does anybody remember this shop?
This photograph taken circa early 1950’s shows my father, Geoff Parkin (3rd from left, back row). I believe the photograph might have been taken during a Cycling Club outing. Does anyone recognise any of the people in the photograph?
This photograph was taken in 1944 to be sent to my Father who was serving in the RAF. We were living in Cornwall Crescent in Billingham at the time. Standing at the back is my eldest sister Margaret (Margo), front left is my brother David, next is my mother Emma then me (Freda), with my elder sister Pat on the right. My father Sid was in the RAF in the 1920s and re-enlisted at the start of the Second World War, he was in his mid 40s when demobbed in 1945. My Brother David was well known in Billingham, he ran “Leeks” DIY shop in Mill Lane for many years. Does anyone remember the shop? I live in Australia now and David lives in Stockton.
Photograph and details courtesy of Freda McCorkell (Leek).
This is a programme for a production of Babes In The Wood On Ice staged by European Sports Promotions Limited at the Globe Theatre, Stockton in 1953. The stars were Alice Farrar as Maid Marion and Jimmy Carter as Robin Hood.
A photograph of Stockton Corporation Transport Department taken in 1934. My grandfather, Frank Bailey is 9th from the left on the second row. A family friend, William (Bill) Trattles is 5th from the left on the front row.
Details courtesy of Jan Hemblade. Photograph courtesy of Norman Trattles, son of Bill Trattles.
The team was unbeaten all season, won the league including a play-off against Mandale Juniors who we beat in a replay. Graham Rutherford, Stephen Sharp, David Mellvin (Captain), ??, Bobby Bista, Russell Crawford, Graham Highfield, Geoff Stockburn, David Brown, Alan Jones, Jeff Green, Michael Beale (Goal Keeper) and George Hardwick, ex Middlesbrough, England and Great Britain footballer. I hope this photograph interests a few people!
The Clevo Flour Mill stood on the South side of Victoria Bridge and took four days and 265 pounds of gelignite to bring down, with each attempt increasing the tilt until it finally fell on 17 June 1970. I took this photograph on 14 June 1970.