This photograph shows the bulldozers at work during the final phase of the demolition of homes on the Swainby Road Estate, Stockton-on-Tees. This programme commenced in year 2014, as part of a Stockton Council housing old-for-new regeneration housing project. The £10m project was expected to take five years to complete, and was undertaken after residents were invited to a consultation event to find out what was planned for the area, along with details of the new family homes planned for this once highly popular, but now rundown estate. New residents were expected to move in, on a phased intake tenants scheme commencing in Autumn 2014.
Details courtesy of Bob Wilson, photograph courtesy of Neil Hodkinson (Evening Gazette).
A Pen and Ink sketch of Mandale Road, Thornaby in 1920.
Image and details courtesy of Philip Moore.
A view of 8 and 10 Durham Road, Wolviston c1976. (10 Sundial House Farm grade II listed).
Durham Road looking east towards the High Street in Wolviston c1976.
Prince Regent Street in Stockton c1983.
Burgess Street in Stockton. c1985.
This photograph of Billingham Green was taken from the small road that ran down to the Methodist Central Hall, since demolished. Out of sight to the right of the photographer was a small triangle of grass with a large “conker” tree in the middle of it, a magnet for small boys in the “conker season”.
Behind the tree was a small row of shops which included Maddox’s pet food shop, Star Boot Repairs and Radio Relay, this was the 1950s radio equivalent of cable television. Also off to the right was the beginning of Station Road, in the 1950s two of the shops just round the corner in Station Road were Menhennents DIY shop and Bill Beatties sports shop, both of whom relocated to the new Town Centre in the 1960s.
In the photograph to the right is the Smiths Arms public house, this looks very similar to this to this day, the newsagents was always known as “Dickie Smiths” I have noticed that there are two vending machines to the left of the shop, the bigger looks to be a cigarette machine, the other could be either chewing gum or chocolate, both icons of the early 1960s.
This area and its surroundings were the main shopping centre during the 1950s, Station Road stretched along to the main Post Office passing Uptons on its way, on Belasis Avenue was the big Stockton Co-operative Society store always known as “Billingham Stores” and along Mill Lane there were a number of shops starting at Ben Fords barber, located under the Picture House and finishing at The Mill Press, there were also shops on South View and on the Green its self.
Saint Cuthbert’s Church is just behind the shops in the photo, the lych gate is slightly to the left of the shops. Whilst Billingham Green isn’t as photogenic as Norton Green it is still a very pleasant place.
Photograph and details courtesy of Bruce Coleman.
These photographs show Richard Hind Walk housing estate built on the old school, hope they are of interest to former pupils no longer living in the area.
Photographs and details courtesy of John Robson.
This photograph shows the Haverton Hill Hotel in the foreground, the railway line to Port Clarence in the middle distance and Belasis Avenue in the background. I don’t have a date but the houses to the left of the hotel are sporting television aerials that were in use in the 1960s. Can anybody put a name to the row of houses and could the building just disappearing off the left of the photograph be St. Johns Church?
Photograph and details courtesy of Bruce Coleman.
I took this photograph towards the end of last year close to the junction of Richardson Road and Dennison Street. The Elizabeth Embroidery shop in view was formerly a branch of Stockton Co-op Society. This area retains old memories for me having attended Richard Hind School 1952/56. I also did maintenance work on the old Co-op when I was employed by the company. Houses were eventually built on the old school site, also showing in the picture is the rear of the former school caretaker house which was next to the junior school. That school is still standing but now a community centre, I think the house is now used by an administration company. Since the days I attended RH school nothing much appears to have changed around the area of the Sunderland Glebe estate, apart from the housing on the old school site.
Photograph and details courtesy of John Robson.
The A1046/Church Road area of Stockton. Taken in January 1985.
Photographs by Roz Prichard, courtesy of Carole Prichard.
A view of Bridge Street just off the High Street, Yarm c1970s.
Photographs of St Bernards Road, Stockton which we believe were taken c2011. Apparently the street was turned into a film set for a few days for a German film/TV programme about Yorkshire WW2 evacuees. Can anyone confirm this?
Leybourne Terrace just off Yarm Lane, Stockton c2004
These postcards show a street party and an ox roasting, possibly 1930’s judging by the fashions. They have a Stockton chemists stamp on the back. I wonder if any Picture Stockton site users can identify the street or event, if indeed they are our area.
Images and details courtesy of James Beadle.
This is my cousin Albert removing the front door from our house at 11 Chelmsford Street, shortly before the street was demolished in 1972. Albert took our door because it was better than the one on his house on Westbury Street.
Photograph and details courtesy of Philip Moore.