Norton National School

Norton National School was built in 1833. by the “National Society for Promoting the Education of the Poor in the Principles of the Established Church in England and Wales” which had been founded in 1811 to support the building of National Schools on behalf of the Anglican Church.

Norton National School

In later years it has been a Sunday School, for Scout and Guide meeting and as St. Marys Church Parish Hall.
Norton National School

‘Everybodys Magazine” Ghostsign

Many thanks to Peter Edwards for these photos of a wall in Stockton on the corner of Inkerman Street and Bishopton Lane.

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The image was uncovered late 2011 when a hoarding was removed,
Peter believed the advert relates to a 1930’s /1940 cocktail called Everybodys, but it looks like its actually a magazine that ran from the mid=40s to the mid-50s.

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Sadly it will never be seen again as it was painted over late 2014.

T. Richardson, Hartlepool Iron Works 1851, Moorhouse Estate

Thomas Richardson had acquired the Hartlepool Iron Works in 1847 and this bridge lintel is dated 1851. Although it doesnt appear to be structural as the surround bridge is much newer.
T. Richardson, Hartlepool Iron Works 1851, Moorhouse Estate.
A friend at Network Rail informs me there is a 1940 steel deck built from old rails that carries no tracks.
T. Richardson, Hartlepool Iron Works 1851, Moorhouse Estate.
The live line are carried by a modern steel slab deck installed in 1989.

Backhouse’s Bank, Preston Hall

Backhouse’s Bank was founded in 1774 in Darlington by Quaker, James Backhouse. This ‘branch’ is at Preston Hall Museum. Jonathan Backhouse was heavily involved in the £125,000 financing of the Stockton & Darlington Railway.

Backhouse Bank, Preston Hall
In 1896 Backhouse merged with other Quaker banks, Gurney of Norwich and Barclays of London to form what is still known today as Barclays Bank.
Backhouse Bank, Preston Hall

I’m not sure which branch this plaque originated from, possibly Stockton given the date and current location ?