Photographs taken in 2019 of the Central Avenue football ground, the home for many years of Billingham Synthonia. As you see the advertising hoarding and the gates are still standing, but no trace of the cantilever stand. When this stand was built in 1957 it was the longest stand of its type in the country. The pitch is a mass of weeds and sadly the goal posts are still standing waiting for a game which will never be played…
Photographs and details courtesy of Martin Birtle.
Photographs taken in spring 2004. They show regeneration in progress in the Dugdale Street area, on the north bank of the River Tees.
Photographs and details courtesy of Bob.
A view of the fountain in Ropner Park c1950.
The Black Path leading onto Tilery from Portrack Lane during snowfall, Friday 29th December 2017.
Photograph and details courtesy of Paul Simpson.
These wonderful pictures of Yarm in the snow were taken in January 2010.
Photographs courtesy of Graham Wright.
Thornaby Indoor Bowling Club at the Pavilion Leisure Centre, Thornaby Town Centre. Date unknown.
Views of Victoria Recreation Ground, Peel Street in Thornaby.
Photographs and details courtesy of Derek Brittain.
Can anyone identify the whereabouts of this park?
A view of the Green at Wolviston, Billingham.
These sets of pictures were taken from the window of a Grand Central train which runs from Sunderland, through to Kings Cross, via Northallerton. It picks up passengers at Eaglescliffe and Hartlepool but for some reason does not stop at Stockton. Is the platform too short?
The Yarm rooftops show how much new building has gone on behind Yarm High Street. I was surprised to learn this morning that Teesside, unlike other conurbations does not have a formal Greenbelt, protecting the surrounding countryside.
Photographs and details courtesy of Fred Starr.
This small park in Eaglescliffe is bounded by Yarm Road, Albert Road and Victoria Road, the names give a clue to its age and origin as the houses are mostly well established of Edwardian design dating back to the late 19th century with larger and slightly older houses being found in The Avenue nearby. The park will be familiar to many as the Eaglescliffe War Memorial stands within it but also here is another piece of history. A brass plaque explaining the quaint naming of the park mounted on a relic of the original Stockton & Darlington railway. A relic I had walked past many times but had never taken the trouble to read and which should be afforded greater provenance given its historic significance. Taken December 2016.
Photographs and details courtesy of David Thompson.
A postcard showing the pond at Norton Green c1960s.
Picturesque views of St. Mary’s Church and Norton Green, autumn 2016.
Photographs courtesy of John Loraine.
A postcard showing skaters on the ice near Billingham c1906.
Image and details courtesy of Brian Richardson.
A decorative flower bed detailing the Locomotion No.1 in Ropner Park, Stockton c1949.
Taken by Len Toulson, courtesy of Neal Toulson.
Nick’s father Tony has captured some great images of Yarm Fair in 1957.
Photographs taken by Tony Whelan, courtesy of Nick Whelan.