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.
Ceramic tiles were placed on properties owned by the Stockton and Darlington Railway in the late 1850s, early 1860s.
The F-Line ran to Barnard Castle and F10 is Barnard Castle crossing.
Stewarts Clothiers occupied this site from 1896 and 1963
The existing building is inscribed as having been rebuilt in 1912.
This photo from Picture Stockton show it shortly before closure in 1962.
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.
A friend at Network Rail informs me there is a 1940 steel deck built from old rails that carries no tracks.
The live line are carried by a modern steel slab deck installed in 1989.
The railway between Castleton and Grosmont was opened on 2 October 1865 and this bridge is between those stations.
The date fits perfectly because “Head, Ashby and Co.” only existed from 1860 to 1867, after that they were called “Head Wrightson and Co Ltd”
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.
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.
I’m not sure which branch this plaque originated from, possibly Stockton given the date and current location ?
This roadside water trough is now partially buried due to the roads and pavements rising over the years. Charles Head of Hartburn Hall was part of the Head Wrightson Company.
The plaque inside reads ‘Erected by Charles Arthur Head, Hartburn Hall, 1886″
Hartburn Hall was demolished in the 1930s and Jesmond Grove is now in this location.
A Panama Fairlead is normally found on the deck of a ship for securing ropes and cables.
The names found on this artwork are all ships from the fleet of Robert Ropner who donated the land to the people of Stockton.
Most of them are local placenames such as Ormesby, Crathorne, Danby and Swainby.