Excuse me but where is Middlesbrough?
Walk from North Ormesby
Sources and Resources
Only a Short Time in History
Memories of Parliament Road
Football on the Roof
St Patrick's Church
The Tees (Newport) Bridge
Don't Mention the War?
Laws Street Block
Albert Park and 'Owld 'Enry
An Ayresome Childhood
St Paul's School
Victoria St/Greta St Now
The 'New' Newport School
Newport Bombing 15 April 1942
Closing of St Paul's School
More Memories of Parliament Rd.
Round and About King George Street
Memories of Duncombe Street
Honeymans of Cannon Street
Sun Sea & Sand
Fox Heads Page 1
Why DOGGY Town??
Fox Heads Page 2
Memories of St Paul's
A Mohawk in Middlesbrough
Remembering Craven Street
Marsh Road School
Luftwaffe Over Middlesbrough
First World War Shell Explodes in Middlesbrough
Queries:Can You Help?
St Columba's Parish in the Sixties
More Street Games
Memories Baxter Street
Judith's Middlesbrough Childhood
Links for Newport, Middlesbrough
St Columba' s Church.
The Church of England, St Columba's is situated on the corner of Cannon St and Boundary Rd. Thinking about it ,it is the only building left of the original Cannon St. It was built in 1902. The architect Temple Moore had a difficult job as the only available land was an odd shaped triangular field. This accounts for the church's unusual shape. From above it is said to represent the dove of peace .
A member of St Columba's congregation has given me a VHS tape of still photographs taken in the area of St Columba's just before and during the demolition of the area. The original photos were taken by the late Mr Fred Edby also of St Columba's Church. I gather the photos had been put on VHS tape to form the basis of a lecture Mr Edby used to give.
I've had first to convert the VHS to DVD and then 'capture' the frames to recreate the stills as jpegs. Inevitably there is some loss of clarity, some street names and shop names are not clear, but the photos are still worth showing.
Personally I was not familiar with the east end of Cannon St and the Wilson/Hill St area, coming as I do, from the 'bridge end 'of Cannon St. Albert and Tony have helped me identify some of the locations but there are others still to be located. So I'd be grateful if you would contact me via the email form if you recognise any of the locations I have been unable to name.
Shingler's Arms (photo 001)
|The Shingler's Arms was one of three pubs on Wilson St. It was on the corner of Wilson Street and Prince Arthur Street. There was another pub the Vane Arms
Albert , who writes on this site, remembers as a boy minding the bikes of the patrons of the two pubs for a small fee. He reckons some of them came out somewhat worse for wear and didn't always collect the same bike they arrived on!
(Albert also pointed out to me there was yet another pub on Wilson St opposite what is now the Dundas Arcade. It was the Brunswick)
The Vane Arms (photo 002)
|The other Wilson Street Pub was the Vane Arms. This was on the corner of
Wilson St and Hill Street.
|The Vane Arms can be seen marked on the north east corner of Wilson Street and Hill Street.
The Shingler's Arms is on the north east corner of Wilson Street and Prince Arthur Street.
This whole area was demolished to make way for the Hill Street Centre
A short length of Hill St still remains as the Newport Rd (south entrance ) to the Hill St Centre.
The Volunteer Photo 003
|The Volunteer was situated on the south east corner of Denmark St and Cannon St. It can be seen that the demolitions had started. The opposite (ie. north side) side of Cannon Street at this point , which can be seen on photo 005, has gone.|
The Northumberland ?? (photo 004)
|Is this the Northumberland
on the corner of Boundary Rd and Cannon St ?
Cannon St (Denmark St corner to St Columba) Photo 005
|Working from a 1960s directory and a 1915 map(so I could be wrong!) I think this is looking along Cannon St from the corner of Denmark St east towards St Columba's Church. On the Denmark St corner is an Off License which, I believe, was owned by C.W.Goodings. Further along, on the same block, on the corner of Dene St, a former Mission Hall is evident. By the sixties this was used as a garage by a haulage company, proprietor A Buckley
Next door to the Off License was a Second Hand Dealer : A Tolliday and then a Hair Dresser :C.A. Morgan
The green coloured shop front on the other corner of Dene St was a builder's merchant
Denmark St to Dean St block
|North side of Cannon Street|
Cannon Street Post Office (Photo 006)
|The Post Office was at 88 Cannon St on the block between Lord St and Farrer St. Next door was the Royal Oak. |
Post Office Closure (Photo 007)
|The notice on the grill above the counter states that the Post Office will be closed permanently after business on March 31st. (Which year?)|
Ready for Demolition (Photo 008)
|Looking east along Cannon St a wasteland now exists between Lord Street and Boundary Rd
The Post Office is boarded up. The opposite side of Cannon Street is already demolished and on the south side it has reached the corner of Lord St. The Royal Oak and the Post Office seem to be next.
Hutchinson Street (photo 009 )
|I'm pretty sure this is Hutchinson St which ran in an east-west direction from Denmark Street to Sidney Street. A part of Sidney Street can be seen at the far end of Hutchinson Street.
Part of this street is shown on an earlier frame and another street is shown adjoining at the right. This adjoining street name can just be made out on the full size photograph as Lowe Street. Thus this street has to be Hutchinson Street.
Hutchinson Street Area
Recreation Ground ( photo 010)
|Between us, Albert and I, have been able to locate this recreation ground. Albert remembers it being in the space left by the demolition of Denmark Street School.|
Denmark Street School
|This school was demolished in the late 1940s.
(photo courtesy: A Honeyman)
Location of the School
|From this map the school would seem to have 'fronted' on to Hatherley Street rather than Denmark Street. Entrance seems to have been via Nelson Street.
The photo of the recreation ground seems to have been taken from Hatherley St
looking over to the end of Nelson St
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