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
Contact Information for Grangetown in Times Past
Links for Grangetown in Times Past
St Mary's Women's Guild
|Photograph of St Mary's Women's Guild in Parish Hall in late 40's?
Rear Left to Right:Standing: Unknown, Unknown, Mrs Twohig, Mrs Linehan, Unknown, Mrs McMahon, Winnie Hanlon, Mrs Conway, Mrs Donaghy, Unknown, Mrs Hand, Unknown, Mrs Bennett, Mrs Livingstone, Unknown, Mrs Noteyoung, Mrs Collins, Mrs Rynn,
Seated at Table: L-R: Mrs Conway, Unknown, Mrs Terry, Mrs Walsh nee Bruen, Mrs Bgt Fox nee Quinn, Mrs Alice Fox nee Burns, Cissie ? Unknown.
Neighbours in Bessemer Street 1949
photo and info - Sheila Barker
This photo although of inferior quality taken with my first second hand little box camera about 1949, evokes lovely memories for me of our next door neighbours :-
Mrs Gill of number 73 Bessemer street who liked to stand on the step and take the night air- although, as you say John, not always fresh - and
Mr Duckering of number 77 - who used to walk to Eston every night and return always at the same time.
A babe in arms
|Photo - courtesy of Elaine Meadows
Elaine Tyerman aged six months with Madge from Lazenby and a wonderful familiar background in the forties of Brown's Bike Shop and the Works.
Johnna and Johnny
|Johnna McAuliffe with Councillor John Fox on the corner of Holden St and Whitworth Road.|
|Pictured here are members of the Fox family - who lived on Bolckow Road.
Josephine Fox in the rear with Florrie Mannix later Quinn, Catherine Fox in the foreground and just behind is Mary Fox.
On the right in school uniform, is Paul Fox, a nephew of the family.
Special Constables 1942
|photo - courtesy of Dennis King
The tall gentleman in the centre looks like Mr Brooks who I know was a special constable and who was also a grocer on the corner of Whitworth road and low Laing street - Sheila Barker.
Grangetown Bridge Alterations 1947
|photo - courtesy of Dennis King|
The Walshes and Bruens enjoy a day out !
|photo courtesy of Tony Walsh|
A Trolley bus in the Market Square.
|photo - courtesy of John Smith|
The Conways of Grangetown 1940
|photo - courtesy of Kevin Conway
Pictured are Winnie Conway, John and his sister Rita.
Winnie married Tom Gollogly and John, a rear gunner, was killed in 1942.
Two brothers in 1942
|photo - O'Neill family
Pictured outside their grandparents home in 111 St Davids Road are yours truly John and Kevin O'Neill.
Jim Keenan of Bolckow Road in 1942
|photo - courtesy of Jim Keenan|
Trenchcoats on Display c 1948
|photo - courtesy of Jim Keenan
Jim Keenan Senior is pictured with his younger Uncle - before a night on the town.
Proud Father with daughter and Billy Shell 1949
|Proud Father with daughter and Billy Shell 1949 - courtesy of Elaine Meadows
Pictured are:- Joseph Tyerman with daughter Elaine and his friend Billy Shell.
Does anyone remember Billy Shell?
A Boy with Two Girls - Argyle Road 1949
|A Boy with Two Girls - Argyle Road 1949 - courtesy of Fox family
Christine Connelly, Eugene Twohig and Veronica Fox
He hasn't changed a bit!
The Parks' Family of Attlee Road 1948
|The Parks' Family of Attlee Road 1948 - courtesy of Jim Rooney
Pictured not long after the warsoon after the houses were completed, are Dick Parks holding his son Pat, his wife Mary nee O'Neill and daughter Tonie with brother-in-law Jim Rooney on the far right. He was married to Eileen - Mary's sister.
Mystery Party 1949
|Mystery Party 1949 - Courtesy of St Mary's Archives via Linda
Taken by LW & CD Richardson of 3 Oak Buildings Oak Road Redcar on 15th Nov 1949 - this happy group seem to be celebrating an event. Perhaps the date is a clue. Does anyone recognise a face?
Female Workforce In Smith's Dock Shipyard
|Female Workforce In Smith's Dock Shipyard - St Mary's Archives via Linda
We presume that this was during WW2 somewhere in in Smith's Dock Shipyard. We would love to know more.
The Fox Family of Argyle Road 1942
|The Fox Family of Argyle Road 1942 - Family Album
Back L-R: Eugene, Melda, Mick
Front: Jim and Vin
A Couple and a Dog 1949
|A Couple and a Dog 1949 - courtesy of Sheila Barker
Ronald Keith Moor of Bolckow road & Lilian Gill of Bessemer street with Tony my dog about 1949. SB
Joan on Piano 1947
|Joan on Piano 1947- courtesy of Brian Crowther
Joan Whiles' pictured at the piano in Bessemer Street in 1947 had her musical inclinations and abilities cut short when the piano was chopped up to make way for her nephew's pram. No doubt she preferred the pram...and the baby.
Margaret,John and Dog of 36 Bessemer Street
|Margaret,John and Peter - courtesy of Brian Crowther
The Whiles family pose with their beautiful dog Peter.
Charles Thompson - Singapore 1946
|Charles Thompson in Singapore 1946 - courtesy of Enid Thompson|
Grangetown Girls in Scarborough 1948
|Grangetown Girls in Scarborough 1948
L-R: Bernie Linehan, Kathleen Cave, Mary Burke
Three girls promenading in Scarborough during a 'Children of Mary' Parish trip in 1948
Bill's 1st Driving Lesson 1946
|Bill's 1st Driving Lesson 1946
Driver is Bill Herlingshaw with his mother.
Two Boys from Vaughan Street 1949
|Two Boys from Vaughan Street 1949 - courtesy of Alan Broadfoot via Elaine Meadows
A wonderful early photo outside the family home in Vaughan street of Alan and Keith Broadfoot taken 1949/50.
Alan remembers the Vaughan Street people being called "fatty cakes" - a reference which author and playright Wally Daly mentions in his material - as well as Eileen Rooney in her stories on the other pages.
Alexandra Road in Blackpool - 1946
|Alexandra Road in Blackpool - 1946 - courtesy of Maureen France via Elaine Meadows
This picture is of the ladies and gentlemen of Alexandra Road at Blackpool on 10th September 1946
Back Row: Howard Kidger, -.-, -.-, -.-, Mr France, -.-, Albert Buggy, -.-, -.-
4th from left 2nd row from the front Mrs Rose France, 5th from left Mrs Buggy.
Back Row 1st lady right side with glasses is Mrs Storr mother of Audrey Storr.
Row 3 (from top) lady in white blouse is Audrey Storr.(3rd right)
Lady with little girl could be June Bareham, lady on her right Margaret Palmer.
Sent to me by Maureen (Nee France) Granddaughter of the France's.