This is a postcard of the parade of shops in Surrey Road on the Albany Estate in Norton. The picture is a perfectly good historical image, I have taken many photos of this type over the years, what intrigued me was why would anybody make a postcard of such an image, Norton has many places of interest and there are quite a number of postcards showing The Green, The Alms Houses, The Jubilee Cross and High Street as well as the Church, why Surrey Road?.
The shops themselves are a typical example of many other such shops on very many housing developments, particularly from the late 1940s onward, where I was brought up on the Junction Estate in Billingham we had a row of four shops very similar to these.
Image and details courtesy of Bruce Coleman.
T&G Workers at 62 Bishopton Lane, Stockton c1986.
A view of Victoria Terrace, numbers 80 and 82 on Norton Road, Stockton showing Red Cross House and the Bishopfield Group.
A view of terraced housing, Eggleston Terrace, Stockton c1985.
A back view showing the terraced houses and alley way in the Parkfield area of Stockton.
Looking towards Bridge Street from the High Street, Yarm c1970.
On the corner of Wilfred Street, in the Parkfield area of Stockton. Wilfred Street and others in this area were demolished c2006.
I believe this photograph was taken during the 1950s/1960s and shows The Green at Wolviston.
Photograph and details courtesy of Roger Clayton.
Approaching Stockton Town Centre from Church Road, Stockton c1985.
Church Road construction, April 2005.
Photograph courtesy of Andrew Pearson.
We believe this building is next to Yarm Lane Dental Surgery. Photograph taken c1985.
The Argory being built at Ingleby Barwick and a view from The Argory.
Photographs and details courtesy of Graham Wright.
Norton Road heading towards Stockton High Street c1970s.
Photograph taken by Len Toulson. Courtesy of Neal Toulson.
A view of Billingham Green. Note the Pre-Worboys ‘torch of learning’ school sign on the right of the photograph.
A view from Hanover Street, Thornaby with the coking plant and ‘torch’ in the distance c1980s.
As can be seen, Stockton Council have made a real effort to make Walton Court and the grassy area more appealing. I guess that gas has replaced coal for heating in the flats, but how is it done today. Gas fired or individual central heating?
Photographs and details courtesy of Fred Starr.