GRANGETOWN IN TIMES PAST
St Marys School
Mick Traynor - Boer War Recruit + Others
Streets and Buildings
World War One 1914 -18
Parish, Priests and Processions
Street Stories + Characters
1925 Ladies Parish Outing + More
A Tale from the Duckie + other stories
World War Two 1939 - 45
Messages from Home & Abroad
Shops and Shopkeepers
The World of Work
Upstairs and Downstairs...
The Board School
Pochin Road Infants School
Leisure & Sports
Grangetown Boys' Club
Sir Wm Worsley School
Maps, Plans & Aerial Photos
St Peter's Senior School
St Matthew's Parish
Eston Grammar School
Trolley Buses TRTB
Grangetown Methodist Church
Eston Technical School
Contact Information for Grangetown in Times Past
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St Marys School Cup Winners 1924
|Teesside Catholic Schools League : Cup Winners 1924
J Conway, Fr.McEldowney, Joe Quinn, Mick Daly, Jim Fitzgibbon, Jim Mannix, P Collins
Archie Evans, Jim Dooley, Billy Murtha, Hughie McMahon, Micky Bennett
T Devaney, J McNulty, J.Fleming
Jim Mannix was my great uncle and married Mary Ellen Coughlan and was father of John Mannix Headmaster of Christ the King Thornaby.
Archie Evans married Kathleen Quinn: Children -Archie, ??? etc
Hughie McMahon went to be a priest with Pia Fox...( Fr Michael Fox-Missionary Priest in Kenya ) but is on later pics as Amateur Footballer for St Marys...turned professional.
Hughie McMahon actually turned professional and played for Sunderland FC,I believe, and played for other League Clubs too.
Someone might remember the other clubs..and the other famous footballers from the thirties...Wilf Mannion wasn't the first professional from this area........I bet this causes a few hackles to rise.
But of course..Wilf was my favourite !!
St Marys School F.C. Cup Winners 1931
|photo supplied by Kathleen Percival nee Cave
Teesside Catholic Champions 1930-31 Final: St Marys 1 St Peters 1
Replay St Marys 2 St Peters 1
Back Row: M(Buster)Cleary, John Donaghy , Lol Sullivan, M Cleary, N Cassidy, Victor McCreton, -?-, Canon English, M Daley
Middle Row : Francis Daley, Billy Meskill, John Jones, A Mc Elvaney, Gerry Nesbitt
Front Row: Brian Cave, G /J Fleming
Caption on Board reads :-
GRANGETOWN ST MARY'S SCHOOL FC
WINNERS OF STORMER AND WALSH CUPS 1930-31
School Football Team 1936/7
|Unsure of exact year
Back Row : Whelan, Reg Hooper, ......, ....., Fred Butler, John Conway
Front : John Noteyoung....Danny McElvaney,......, Frank Lawrence
Netball Team - Champions 1935
|The Netball Team of 1935 includes :
Back Row: Mary O'Neill, Mary Jones, Betty Rogers, Doris Onions
Front Row: Annie McCarthy, Rita Conway, Winnie Shea
Surprised aren't you?.. after all those males...
We include this photo, just to prove that we are not entirely male chauvinists...
Mary O'Neill ( my Aunt) married Dick Parks and was the mother of 3...Tonie, Patrick and Kath..
Rita Conway was her cousin.
School Football Team 1937
|Photo supplied by the late John Carr
Taken on South Bank's football ground: Note distant housing on Normanby Road.
John Carr named everyone on it without hesitation
Back Row: Des Bruin, Eugene Lanny, Mick Golden, Jim Ferguson, John Copeland, Tommy Cassidy
Front: Gabriel Curtis,John Carr, Bernard Foreman, Billy Noteyoung, Mick Burke
School Team 1942
|photo from Tony Golden|
Heagney Cup Winners 1951
|St Mary's Archives
All of these are over sixty now...I know because I'm Front Row Left...
Back Row: Peter Mahon Head, M.Hetherington, ? Smith ?, Jackie Watts, Billy Turner, John Mullen, Billy Harding, Chris Pattison, Leo Wilkinson Dep.Head + Kevin McPhillips (standing)
Front :seated:John O'Neill, Michael Sullivan, Teddy Kennedy, John Murphy, Bobby Sayers
Venue : South Bank Football Ground
Opponents: Princess Street South Bank
Scorer: Michael Sullivan
Man Of the Match: Teddy Kennedy
Heagney Cup Winners 1951 part 2
| A proud bunch of lads
Back Row: L-R: Jackie Watts, Tony Hetherington, Billy Turner, John Mullen, Billy Harding, Chris Pattison.
Front Row: Johnny O'Neill, Michael Sullivan, Teddy Kennedy, John Murphy, Bobby Sayers
St Mary's 1st Division Champions 1935
|St Mary's 1st Division Champions 1935 - courtesy of John Buckton
Taken in the Farm School playground against the backdrop of St Patrick's Road recent housing development, here we have an excellent photograph of a winning team which includes:
Back Row: John's uncle - Tom Hand now aged 79; W. Ferguson, J.Harrington, M. Cave, M. McNulty, D.McElvaney, Unknown.
Front Row: J.Curtis, A. Lanny, G.Power, A.McNicholas, P.Donaghy.
Ald Wm Jones School Team 1957
|Ald Wm Jones School Team 1957 - courtesy of Bill Herlingshaw
L-R: Back Row: Stephen Skelton, Brian Parsons, Neil Robinson, George Agar, Bill Herlingshaw, Stewart Pearson, Peter Colony, Headmaster Horace Duck.
Front Row: Alan Graham, Jeff Patchett, Peter Appleyard, Mike Pugh, Stewart McKenzie.
A Team of Shield Winners in the District Sports c 1941
|A Team of Shield Winners in the District Sports - courtesy of Sheila Barker
Set against the familiar backdrop of the Eston Hills, Hilda Best on the left, enjoys the moment of knowing that their team is the best in the area!
Was it for the relay race?
Board School Boys Team 1930/31
|Board School Boys Team 1930/31 - courtesy of Angela McGinn
Angela's grandfather George Spires was a teacher at the Board School from the late twenties until his death in 1936. He is pictured with the Championship team of 1931 - second from the right on the back row.
Many of the faces pictured have a familar look - and must be parents and grandparents of Grangetown people we know. Can anyone shed more light on this fascinating picture from the past?
Board School Team c 1947
|Board School Team c 1947 - courtesy of George Johnson
At this time I was going to the Board School and you might recognise some local identities, namely Dougie Cooper,who went on to play for the Boro. Having gone to Pochin Rd Infants, & Board School, we were still living in Lackenby, when I was in my 3rd yr at Sir William Worsley School, in 1950.(see photo)
My class But for some reason there is a few missing. We were then moved to South Bank, where I still commuted to the Worsleys for my last year of schooling going on the trolley buses, with my long time friend, Wilf Knight,who incidentally is the unknown in photo of Grangetowners in Blackpool.I was also,in the same class, as the other guys in the photo, Geoff Johns, Colin Joy, Bill Evans, & Rob Speakman. Well John I guess the point I'm making
is that Low Lackenby became defunct about 1950. I am sorting out more info - I will send later, Regards George J