40 year old Jess Yates at the Odeon Stockton’s Compton Organ accompanies a dance troupe in 1946. Far right is Nancy Skelton (nee Brigham) who the photograph belongs to. Nancy is part of the Audrey Bailey Dance School who with others are doing Sunday rehearsals at the Cinema for a spot to promote the film “Talk of the Town”. Nancy later had a successful career as a singer and toured with the Kay sisters for a while, her father Eric Brigham ran the Alma Hotel and later the Bridge Hotel in Thornaby. Jess Yates was then touring Rank cinemas as a circuit organist before moving into television production during the 1950’s.
Photograph courtesy of Nancy Skelton, details courtesy of Derek Smith.
Langdale Fells, chosen by us instead of The Great Yorkshire Show. My first visit to the Lakes which set my love of the place, health and safety non existent, I wore an old pair of dads steel capped work boots that didn’t fit too well and my waterproof was a yellow cycle cape, and when the rain came I was like a walking yellow funnel! The girls wore their hockey boots. Seated are Pete O’Connor, Norman Hill, Catherine Bell and Liz Hindmarsh. Standing are Barry Moss and Mr Humble the Art Teacher.
Photograph and details courtesy of Norman Hill.
Back row – Bryan Dunning, Keith “Ginna” Hall, Pete Dovaston, Fred Roxby, Barry Chambers, John Metcalf, Mr. Gibson. Front row – Graham Marshall, Allan Emmerson, Brian “Goosey” Gardener, Paul Stewart, Morris “Moss” Emmerson, John Thompson.
Photograph and details courtesy Bryan Dunning.
Some of the girls are Wendy Speight, Eilleen Amos, Carol Wilson, Marie Smith and Barbara Walkington. Can anyone name the others?
Photograph and details courtesy of Len Nicholson.
A class photograph taken at Billingham South School c1962, the teacher is Mrs/Miss Morgan.
As I remember.. front row 2nd left to middle is Lilian Kennedy, 5th left is Anne Walker and to the right of the teacher is Dorcas Charlton.
Centre row… 10th left is Glen Walker (I believe he emigrated to Canada) and back row…
8th from the left is Keith Jacks (his parents ran the Three Horseshoes at Cowpen Bewley) and 9th is Alan Melville, I wish I could remember the rest but 56 years is a long time.
Photograph and details courtesy of Kenneth Robinson.
Back Row (l-r): Vicar, Peter Curland (science), Mr. Llewellyn (science).
Middle Row (l-r): Pat Upton (Maths), Joyce Hazelton (Home Economics), Margery Thompson (English & Drama), ?? (Commerce), Margaret Hodgson (Art & Needlework), Anne Pickard (French), Mr Hall.
Front Row (l-r): Marian Heald (Art), Dorothy Coates (PE), Miss Nicolson (Head), Liz Bennett (Geography), Mrs Hall.
Photograph and details courtesy of Maureen Lonsdale nee Boardman.
A table tennis tournament photographed from the bleachers at Thornaby Sports Pavillion c1984
My aunt, Miss Maysey Stewart’s retirement dinner event including Miss Milburn who succeeded my aunt as Head of Division Travel and Visitors Section for ICI. Unfortunately I don’t recognise any of the other faces, does anyone else?
Photograph and details courtesy of Graeme Stewart.
Stephenson Hall Class Photograph Stephenson taken in December 1966. I have listed names to faces though not all, and struggled with those that I did…
Back row (l-r); David Shields, Peter Robinson, ??, Terry Gardiner, Walter Dinsdale, ??, Stuart Dickenson, Ian Docherty
2nd Row (l-r); Paul Dodds, Neil Cushin, Brian Duell, Kevin Simpson, Alan Holaway, Dave Hutchinson, ??, ??
3rd Row (l-r); Judith ?, Linda Bean, ??, Valerie Smith, Sylvia ?, Averill ? Front Row (l-r); Pat Butler, Margret Gillespie, Lynn Moon, Tommy Coleman, Barbara Thomas, Sandra Todd, Marie Nicholson
Photograph and details courtesy of Neil Cushin.
This photograph shows my mother, Enid Pallant (nee Moss) – fourth from right – in a stage production, probably with Stockton Stage Society, of which I know she was a frequent performer in plays and musicals.
I suspect it dates from the 1950s. I have no more information, I’m afraid, but would be interested to see if anyone can shed some light on it.
Photograph and details courtesy of Mark Pallant.
This photograph (of a woman in my family, I think) was taken in Stockton by Thirlwell & Co, unfortunately I have no date. I’d really like to know who this woman is… It would be interesting to hear from anyone with the surname Duke or Gazey.
Photograph and details courtesy of Kiaya Donnelly.
This photograph was taken around 1948 at Curry’s warehouse in Castlegate. They stored and distributed foodstuff and other consumables around the area; they were later taken over by SPD who opened a new depot on the Quayside. My mum is on the left with the red collar inside her overalls, and her name was Beatrice Adams.
Photograph and details courtesy of Jack Adams.
Can anyone help? The only thing I know about this photograph is that my grandfather Tommy Todd is on the front row, second from the right.
Photograph and details courtesy of Lisa Todd.
This is my father Ken Heslop’s Election flyer when he was running for council in 1949, he was only 32 years old and did win and was, at the time, the youngest town Councilor ever.
Image and details courtesy of Susan Heslop.
Members of Stockton Rotary Club c1928.
A photograph showing the Lewis family children; Geoffrey, Edward, Kenneth, Jane and Jean at Southfield Crescent, Stockton around 1955. Does anyone remember them?
Photograph and details courtesy of Jacqueline Lewis.