HD BOUCH shop name has appeared on a building at 704 Yarm Road, Stockton-on -Tees. The former tattooist shop has had some work done to it revealing this name. Any clues who this person this and what business was conducted here?
Photograph and details courtesy of Peter Southgate.
Photos taken from the top of the Globe Theatre, Stockton.
Photographs and details courtesy of Tony Cooney.
A panoramic view of the The Globe theatre in Stockton High Street where behind the protective sheeting rebuilding and restoration work is currently underway to bring it back to its original glory. Picture taken Wednesday 17 June 2020.
Photograph and details courtesy of Tom Collins.
This photograph taken c1978 is of rear yard No 9, Finkle Street.
This is a picture of my Great Aunt Elsie (Lenham), and I believe one of five siblings to the second wife of my great grandfather (not sure how many children he had to his first wife who sadly died, but my grandfather Thomas Arthur was one of them. My great grandfather and grandfather at one point in time lived next door to each other in Lawson Street, Stockton). Great Aunt Elsie worked as a housekeeper and is said to have worked for Judge Cohen who I believe lived on the corner of Yarm Road and Hartburn Avenue which is now the site of a nursing home called Saint Mark’s I think. This will obviously by stretching people’s memories but can anyone confirm this please.
Photograph and details courtesy of Hazel Lenham.
I took these two photographs most likely in 1968, of the Quayside Men’s Home which was behind the cattle market/ Municipal Buildings on Church Road, Stockton.
Photograph and details courtesy of John Emmerson.
Views of the Ketton Ox on Yarm High Street c1970
I drove along the Riverside Road on Friday evening and was quite surprised to see a car stuck on a mud-bank after going through the temporary fencing surrounding the proposed Lidl supermarket. What I didn’t notice until I was driving back along the riverside in the opposite direction was that the demolition work had started on the old ADS Martins car showroom and worse, the old doctors surgery had gone completely!
I went down on Sunday while Storm Ciara was at a low ebb and took a few photos, the blown down fencing being a distinct advantage allowing for easy photography although blocking the footpaths. Clearly the ’24 Hour CCTV In Operation’ operator does not work on weekends!
Photographs and details courtesy of David Thompson
The House Of Wax was an early 3D film, it was made in 1953, the Globe has 4 showings in one day and it appears that it was being shown for quite some time as the “Final Week” notice indicates.
I remember my parents going to see a 3D film in the early 1950s, it was probably at Billingham Picture House and much later than the initial release, my Father was unimpressed and my Mother thought it was “All Right”, damned by faint praise, as the saying goes. The main thing I remember was wearing the red/green spectacles the following day at school and having them confiscated.
3D cinema was never a success, it was unrealistic and unconvincing and very expensive to make, I have seen a number of I-Max films over the years and they are quite good but I don’t think they improve the cinema going experience, they can be quite novel for a short time but they do pall.
Photograph and details courtesy of Bruce Coleman.
A table tennis tournament photographed from the bleachers at Thornaby Sports Pavillion c1984
Looking towards the Hartlepool to Newcastle Railway Line from Pond House, Billingham. The bus body was a changing room for Billingham Football Club c1951.
Photograph and details courtesy of Ivan Harrington.
Photographs of the Riverside Inn and the Parish Church gardens, Stockton. Taken on 23rd June 2019.
Photographs and details courtesy of Brendan Gardiner.
In this photograph the film being shown was released in 1966, this may be a pointer to the year the shot was taken. It looks as if there is an empty plot beyond the cinema, this may be the time between the pub being demolished and the insurance office being built, another pointer to the year.
In the 1960s I was a regular and frequent cinema goer, I also went to many pop shows in both the Odeon and the Globe, in earlier times I also visited the other cinemas in Stockton.
The Empire, The Hippodrome, The Essoldo and even the Turner, these are the names I knew them by, I believe that some had changed their names over the years, The Hippodrome was always at Christmas to see the pantomime on an ICI trip.
Billingham Picture House was our main venue for the Saturday morning matinee throughout the 1950s.
Photograph and details courtesy of Bruce Coleman.
Thought I’d send a recent picture of the old doctor’s surgery on Bridge Road, before it’s gone! It’s always surprised me how this building has survived while those around it have come and gone. It even survived having the rest of the adjoining terrace demolished.
Sadly, its time is up, and being considered of little importance, this and the surrounding buildings are now fenced off awaiting demolition.
Shame the developers couldn’t be stretched to a bit of “facadism” (https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-50396337)
Also going is… the SoTBC training centre next door (previously the site of Thirlwell photographers, Martins garage, Archon 2000)… https://picturestocktonarchive.com/2013/12/17/martins-showroom-bridge-road-c1985/
No.27 (formerly Bridge Street Motors, Chaplin’s bar, L’Allegria restaurant.) https://picturestocktonarchive.com/2002/07/17/bridge-road-stockton-c1865/
No.33 (Riverside House) won’t be missed 😊
Photograph and details courtesy of Jonathan May.
A view of the old Co-op building on the corner of Wellington Street and Prince Regent Street, Stockton.
I found this photograph in my late brothers effects, written on the back are the words ‘St Johns Crossing, Stockton-on-Tees in 1968’, I am not familiar with Stockton as I lived and worked mainly in Middlesbrough and didn’t visit Stockton very often, also I have lived abroad since the late 1970s, I do remember the flour mill but not the rest of the area shown in this picture.
Photograph and details courtesy of Jerry Clarke.