We believe these ladders led down to the jail cells located beneath the Town Hall. Apparently the cells were only five feet tall and offenders were passed into the cells through what was then a hatchway in the pavement outside. Can anyone confirm this?
Daisy Chain HQ, Calf Fallow Lane c2007
Yarm High Street c1962
100th Anniversary of Oxbridge School c1990
Ponds in Billingham Town Centre 1976
Jubilee Street Party, Westerleigh Avenue, Norton
Residents from Westerleigh Avenue celebrating with a toast to the Queen!
Photograph and details courtesy of Natalie Johnson.
Jubilee Celebrations, June 2022
Jubilee celebrations in Thornaby and Ingleby Berwick with family and friends, fab time had by all!
Photographs and details courtesy of Angela Donaldson.
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…
6 Derek Fitzhugh?
7 Barbara Bryson?
11 Stephen Poad?
13 Stephen Wathey?
14 Harry Greener (my Dad)
1 Tony Langford
5 Katherine McMullen
6 Richard Greener (me)
8 Mark Smith
Sorry – no idea
Photograph and details courtesy of Dick Greener.
Platinum Jubilee Street Party, Dale Grove, Fairfield
Celebrating the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in Dale Grove Street, Fairfield on Friday 3 June, 2022.
Photographs courtesy of Andrew McLone.
Jubilee Street Party at Newby Close, Norton
Thank you Stockton Borough Council for all your help with our party planning. Every one here at Newby Close in Norton had a wonderful time.
Photographs and details courtesy of Natalie Powell.
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.
1977 Jubilee in Chelmsford Avenue, Stockton
Photographs from the 1977 Jubilee in Chelmsford Avenue, Stockton. The first photograph is depicting games in the road and the second and third photographs were taken inside of the Mayor’s (Laurie Wild) garage, who lived in Chelmsford Avenue when it began to rain!
Photographs and details courtesy of Tonia Jackson.
Holy Communion, St. John’s RC Church in Billingham
This is a picture of my Holy Communion at St Johns RC Church in Billingham. I am the blond boy four from the left. The Priest was the wonderful Fr. Kerwick. I went to St Johns from 1975 – 1980.
Photograph and details courtesy of Michael Swinhoe.
Stockton Silver Jubilee Procession c1977
Pre War School Report, St. John’s School
I’ve recently been looking through some family papers and I’ve found a school report going back to the summer term of 1939. It’s from St John’s School, Billingham and concerns my late mum Doreen Birtle nee Wright. She was doing well as her class position of 3rd out of 43 indicates.
Strangely the only subject in which she topped the class was in Nature Studies. Well the years passed and in 2001 Doreen was very proud when her granddaughter was awarded a first class degree from Cambridge University. In Natural Sciences of course.
Photograph and details courtesy of Martin Birtle.