The Shoemakers Arms - 128 High Street
|This photograph was kindly supplied by Mr Malcolm Moore who was born at 128 High street, He also attached the following information:
I was born at 128 High Street in 1937 and I attach a photo of my birthplace when it was the Shoemakers Arms (pre 1930s). During the war my grandparents, Bert and Lizzie Chapman ran it as a general grocers but I remember it still had some of the original glass in the inside doors. The thatched cottage next door was rebuilt as a modern bungalow in the 1930s and to the left of that was Elsegoods farm (now a housing development). On the other side of 128 was a little shop which was later the Co-op (in the 50s/60s) and then came the Ship Inn. After that was a butcher's shop owned by Butch Ruddock. In front of 128 was the Pinfold which was common land used for accommodating stock being taken to the markets on Teesside. During the war this was used for a water storage tank for fighting incendiary fires and it then became a joiners shop.