Stockton Wheelers, 1976

Following on from last weekend’s Stockton Cycling event, here is a photograph of a group of the ‘younger’ Stockton Wheelers cyclists, stood on the steps of the Doric column next to the Town Hall, just before setting off on a Sunday club run. It was Stockton Wheelers Diamond Jubilee year of 1976 and I think this was a special Sunday run to celebrate the occasion. One of the riders in the photograph is Paul Curran who went on to win two commonwealth gold medals some years later.

Photograph and details courtesy of John Callender.

Harry Greener’s Class 1968/69, Billingham Church of England School

I recently found this photo along with some of my father’s documents, which shows the class of that year, for which my father was my teacher as well! (I’ve read some of the earlier comments about him – he seems to have been quite popular!)

I can only identify a few names…

BACK ROW
1
2
3
4
5
6 Derek Fitzhugh?
7 Barbara Bryson?
8
9
10
11 Stephen Poad?
12
13 Stephen Wathey?
14 Harry Greener (my Dad)

MIDDLE ROW
1 Tony Langford
2
3
4
5 Katherine McMullen
6 Richard Greener (me)
7
8 Mark Smith
9

FRONT ROW
Sorry – no idea

Photograph and details courtesy of Dick Greener.

Blencathra Close Street Party, June 2022

We held a street party on Friday 3rd June on Blencathra Close, Thornaby. We had activities including a bouncy castle, music, paddling pool, trampoline, quiz, photo prop, pin the crown on the queen, a royal scavenger hunt, buffet lunch and an evening BBQ. We partied from 12pm to 8pm and enjoyed the most glorious weather. It was great to see the neighbourhood in such great spirits, taking the time to enjoy the celebrations. We decorated with bunting and flags and made fantastic use of the party pack provided by Stockton Borough Council.

Photographs and details courtesy of Jolie Nelson.