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
Links for Grangetown in Times Past
Grangetown British Legion Trip
|Grangetown British Legion Trip - courtesy of Sheila Barker
Reuben Turner's coaches leaving The British Legion Club Victoria Road about 1950.
Jack Nicolson 2nd right
Coach Trip from Market Square
|photo - courtesy of Dennis King
Dickie Dawkins and Mrs Craddy are two persons known at this moment. Could anyone point them out? The ladies' fashionable dress suggest the forties perhaps?
Ladies of the British Legion
|photo - courtesy of Dennis King
A group of ladies relaxing on a British Legion trip.
Back Row on far right is Mrs Moy
Front Row on far right is Mrs King.
Blackpool Trip about 1950
| photo - courtesy of Sheila Barker
We believe this is a 'Katie Coates' Trip' - a well known organiser of Blackpool Trips - and pictured here is Mrs Nicolson peeping between the couple on the left.
Mrs Moy is in the rear, and her grandaughter Violet Wilde sitting in the front with Katie Coates just behind - and many others waiting to be named. Bob Turner was the driver and is pictured at the rear of the group with his wife.
A Trip to the Races
|A Trip to the Races
Pictured here are my three Uncles Tommy, Johnny and Michael Traynor who loved horse-racing - on their way with their friends to the Ebor - no doubt - to win a packet.
In the foreground looking very happy is Johnna McAulliffe and behind him wearing cap is Joe O'Neill. Brian Cave is second left.
The bus driver in the window is Eddie Hoggett.
A Children's Trip c 1950's
|photo - courtesy of Dennis King|
A Trip to Daffodil Wood 1950
|A Trip to Daffodil Wood 1950
We believe that this was another trip organised by Katie Coates to the Moors to pick daffodils in the spring.
Picture here are Mrs Winifred Fox, her daughter Veronica Fox aged 6; Mrs Wilde and children Violet and Ivor Wilde and Mrs Moy sitting front right
Three Faces From The Past 1950's
|Photo - courtesy of Dennis King
A Pensioners' Trip - Mrs France is in the centre..and the ladies each side ..look like sisters. Does anyone recognise them?
A Trip to the Races c 1960
|A Trip to the Races c 1960
In the middle forefront is Jimmy Turner a keen follower of the sport of Kings; Tommy Quinn wearing sunglasses left, Builder Redmond front left crouching, Kenny Jones next to Jimmy Turner on the right and just behind him is Tony Golden and Peter Wrigglesworth.
Standing just to the left of Jimmy - is Johnny Traynor - who only backed second favourites.
Trip to Blackpool c 1955
|Trip to Blackpool c 1955 - courtesy of Fox Family
Rear L-R: Alan Nichols, Jim Fox, Robbie Speakman, Eugene Fox, Billy Evans.
Front: Geoff Johns, Colin Joy.
The Blackpool Trip - Beatles Era c 1965
|The Blackpool Trip - Beatles Era c 1965 - courtesy of Peter Coleman
They say - Every picture tells a story.
L-R: Billy Webb, Unknown, Lol Webb, Norman Mickle, Keith Duncan, Peter Coleman, Geoff Dann, Ray Bareham.
British Legion Women's Trip Blackpool 1967
|British Legion Women's Trip 1967
L-R: Back Row: -?-, Emma Langley, -?-, -?-, Mrs Mannix
Front Row: Mrs Briggs, Mrs Joy, Polly Perkins, Mrs Sarah Anne Ash (or Ashie, as she was known in Grangetown).
A Golden Poppy Brooch was awarded to Ashie for her work for the British Legion - a very rarely awarded honour.
Grangetown Tenants Association Trip c 1953
|Grangetown Tenants Association Trip: St Patrick's Road Residents c 1953 - courtesy of Mrs Lena Lunnan (nee Porritt)
Seaton Carew Here We Come!
Mrs Lizzie Porritt and family: Lizzie is the lady wearing hat with brooch in her coat lapel. Margaret, Johnny and Alan are in front of her. Lena Porritt can be seen next to the man centre back wearing cap. The lady to the right of the man with cap, is his wife Florrie Murkin. On the left, the lady with the big smile next to the tall lady wearing headscarf, is Mrs Lizzie Tucky; son Jackie is to her right. On the left of the lady with the headscarf is Dorothy Bullock holding the little boy. The tall boy to her left - wearing the big tie, is Derek Porritt. The lad in front of the little boy, is Barry Jarred. To his right is John Hunt. In the middle kneeling down and holding the little girl, is Miriam Murkin. The little girl is Ann Charlesworth.
Blackpool Boarders 1950's
|Blackpool Boarders 1950's - courtesy of Sheila Barker
The large happy group pictured outside their boarding house include; Liz Nicolson rear centre behind Maggie Burke right, with a couple alongside her who are Tommy Mara and possibly Peggy Donnelly? The woman sitting on the left was a ? Thomas from Pochin Road until her marriage.
Blackpool Postcard 1949
|Blackpool Postcard 1949 - courtesy of Brian Crowther
Here's an unusual postwar postcard photograph advertising Blackpool's delights, with the faces of Collin and Mary Whiles of 36 Bessemer Street superimposed in the centre. It was their favourite holiday resort.
Grangetown St Mary's Trip
|Grangetown St Mary's Trip - courtesy of e-mail
It is possible that these gentlemen have stopped at a public house before reaching their ultimate destination - likely to be York Races I imagine. Many familiar faces are present - Timmy Twohig, Johnny Traynor, Builder Redmond, John McErlane, Jim McElvaney, Jack O'Neill, Charlie Breen, Johnna McAuliffe in sunglasses, Mick Walsh, Bob Sayers, Ray Dales, Kenny Jones, ? Hanratty , Joe Scully, Joe O'Neill, Pat Curtis and many more.
British Legion Trip 1953
|British Legion Trip 1953 - courtesy of Patricia Blackburn nee Kitching
The family group shot was taken on a Legion trip to Seaton Carew in 1953. From left to right the people are:-
Back row - Leonard Kitching, Reuben Hornby Kitching, James O'Neill, Grandma Ellen Wigglesworth (formerly Kitching, nee Lawrance)
Middle Row - seated in deck chair Beryl Wilson (formerly Boyle), Victor Kitching, Monica May Kitching (nee Wilson), Patricia Kitching, Linda O'Neill (formerly Wigglesworth)
Front row - sitting on sand Barbara Ellen Kitching, Susan Wilson, Linda Kitching, Susan O'Neill.
Roll Turner's Trip to Aintree c 1949
|Roll Turner's Trip to Aintree c 1949 - Courtesy of Chris Shakespeare now in Canada.
Looking through the bus trip section and I remembered this photo. Most of the Rollturners are from Grangetown and local areas, as we all worked at Cleveland and my father Dave Shakespeare (Shaky), ran this trip for many years from the rail mill roll shop from 1948-60s. This is taken about 1948-49.
Names I remember , Alan Baxtram, Jack Carr, David Jones( roll designer), Tommy Ritchie, Bobby Clarke, Bernie Conway, Ted Harrison, Willie Duncan, Ernie Butler.
Chris Shakespeare would be happy to hear from anyone from the past. e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org