Robinsons Coliseum, Stockton

An undated picture of the Robinsons building when it was probably at its architectural peak. It looks like it was in the middle of being decorated to celebrate an event.
It shows all the detailed features that were later simplified/removed (mostly on or at the roof level), before the canopy was added and the entrance modified to its current configuration (corridors between display windows).

Image and details courtesy of Jonathan May.

Haverton Hill School c1930s

Haverton Hill School was in Windsor Street, it served both boys and girls but they were segregated, for many years, Les Jobson was headmaster at the boys school and Miss Yule or Yuill (spelling uncertain) was the girls headmistress. Les Jobson later became the first director of the Forum theatre. The school, along with a large part of Haverton Hill disappeared in the 1960s/70s.

Photograph and details courtesy of Bruce Coleman.

Last Day at Debenhams, Stockton 2020

Photographs taken on the final day (Wednesday 15 January 2020) in the life of the store which has probably almost single-handedly kept Stockton High Street afloat over recent years and will be sorely missed by so many people and for so many reasons, including nostalgia by many Picture Stockton visitors.

The store was quite busy with people queuing at the tills waiting to pay for the bargains they had found. But as you can see from the photos the store was very empty and shelves were clear, ready and waiting to be dismantled with the cafe area long gone…

Photographs courtesy of David Thompson.

Class Photograph, Stephenson Hall c1966

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.

Harkers Engineering, Church Road, Stockton

The sad demise of a once long standing family company in Stockton-on-Tees. These are some of the last known images of Harkers Engineering taken around 2006, when the machines were being dismantled prior to being shipped to new owners. I worked there from 1987 until 2006. Excellent company to work for during the 80’s and 90’s.

Photograph and details courtesy of Derek Proctor.

Unknown Stage Production c1950s

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.