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 Boys' Club c 1940's
|Grangetown Boys' Club c 1940's - courtesy of Dennis King
Grangetown Boys' Club - a nationally acclaimed phenomenum of the fifties and sixties when they reaped awards and prizes for Drama and Boxing, led by mild mannered, pipe-smoking, Charlie Smales known affectionately as The Boss.
Just been listening to the Wally Daly tape about Grangetown, loaned to me by Dennis King, where Wally relives his formative experiences in his fiftieth year - reading short extracts from his writings on Vaughan Street with its references to inspirational street names such as Bobby Parsons who fell through the bombed house whilst playing with Spud Murphy - a story I never knew and which muat have ended happily because I was a good friend of Bob’s in latter years whilst attending nightschool at Redcar Tech - Mary Wrigglesworth, Reg Tonkin, - interspersed cleverly with the strong mellow tones of Ron Angel and the Fettlers’ singing “Ore boats Tooting on the River, Ring Of Iron.
What an excellent production it was - his meeting with Charlie Smales, Lou Oliver, Joe Mullen Margaret Heseltine and where Sid France’s deep resonant tones describe the bigoted past between the Catholics and Prods - Craig Hornby aged 23 - bursting with enthusiasm as ever about his new venture North of the Road, and the 'Whistling Wally' tale - where Wally discusses his play - and his father - and as an accession to his maturing years suggests a more tolerant version of his father’s life than the one portrayed originally where he admits that life is what you make it wherever you happen to be. It deserves another showing.
Left Side of photograph c 1940's
|Left Side of photograph c 1940's
To make sure that as many people as possible are able to view the following pictures of the club and its members - I'm going to split the photograph into groups for easy viewing.
The restriction of file size for websites is occasionally inhibiting - and this is one of those occasions. However...
Right Side of Photograph c 1940's
| Right Side
Someone might even have a better copy than this - to replace it !
New Year Party ! circa 1956
|New Year Party ! - courtesy of Dennis King|
New Year Party - Left Side
|New Year Party - Left Side
Same applies here
New Year Party - Right Side
|New Year Party - Right Side
Is there a better copy out there?
Front Middle Section of New Year Party
|Front Middle Section of New Year Party
Front Row first left looks like Michael Sullivan and front row third right is an old friend - the late Tony Pattison. Front row middle looks like a Gollogly - possibly Eugene.
Top Right Section - New Year Party
|Top Right Section - New Year Party 1956
In this section are Eugene Fox, Jim Fox, Charlie Littlewood, Colin Joy, and many others ..
Club Camp Scalby nr Scarborough Late 40's
|Club Camp Scalby nr Scarborough Late 40's by courtesy of Evening Gazette
Pictured on left photograph are - Bernard Mullen, Jim Fox and many others ..
On the right are - Charlie Smales [The Boss], Mickey Morris and Ted Martin - Deputy Leader.
Presentation - Sr Wm Worsley School c 1946
|Presentation - Sr Wm Worsley School c 1946 - courtesy of Brian King via Alec Breen
Woodwork competition presented at front of William Worsley School. Showing Polly Palmer presenting George Morris with cup for model of HMS Queen Mary. Mr Smales to right.
Other boys include L-R :- Leo 'Pop'Roberts, John Hetherington, Alan Thompson, Albert Hardisty, Kenny Richardson, George Morris, Harry Anderson, Vin Fox, Johnny Stubbs, John Goodman, Charlie Smales, Colin 'Butch' Hutchinson.
A Boys' Club Play c 1946
|A Boys' Club Play c 1946 - courtesy of Brian Morris via Alec Breen
Top Row: Norman Coyle, Mr Bert Wood (Wm Worsley Teacher), Mr Smales, Bert Wooley, Ray Tanfield, Ormston Jones, Alf Bowker. Bottom Row: Tony Conway, George Lupton, Jimmy Hetherington, Ray Bland, ? Oliver, Lou Oliver, Tibby Dakin, George Morris (as German with tash).
Boys' Club Camp Scalby c 1960
|Boys' Club Camp Scalby c 1960 - courtesy of Carole Harding Canada
L-R: John Murphy, Charlie Smales, Brian Nugent
Below: Peter Green, Bill Harding
Club Camp in the Forties
|Club Camp in the Forties - courtesy of Tess Pearsall
Sam Pearsall seems to be on this picture - second left leaning over - taken at Boy's Club Camp Scalby near Scarborough - where all of the boys seem to be preoccupied with getting a taste of whatever is in the large tin cans. Is that the campfire to the front?
Vin Fox thinks that his brother Eugene may be on it with Jackie Mannix and the Mullen brothers John and Bernard.
Sam Pearsall on a pedestal
|Sam Pearsall on a pedestal - courtesy of Tess Pearsall
Sam with a group of friends - Johnny Stubbs, Vince Noteyoung, and Jackie "Kipper" Brooks; peeping in between is Ian Lancaster -taken about the same time as the previous photo - so the location must be Scarborough area.
Sam was originally a Vickers Street lad and a great friend of Bob Turner who lived across the road at number 29.
Boys' Club Group c 1947
|Boys' Club Group c 1947 - courtesy of Tess Pearsall
L-R: Sam Pearsall, Vince (Binky) Noteyoung, Johnny Stubbs, Ian Lancaster
The last we heard was that Vince Noteyoung - a great athlete in his day - was STILL going to Club Camp - and he's getting on a bit. Info - Vin Fox - another camper.
Christmas Party c 1957
|Christmas Party c 1957 - courtesy of Bill Herlingshaw of Penrith
Bill Herlingshaw Senior is on the second row second right.
Grangetown Boys Club Brochure
|Grangetown Boys Club Brochure - courtesy of Sheila Barker
Grangetown Boys Club Brochure
|Grangetown Boys Club Brochure - courtesy of Sheila Barker|
Boys Club Brochure page 2
|Boys Club Brochure page 2 - Sheila Barker|
Boys Club Brochure Page 3
|Boys Club Brochure Page 3 - Sheila Barker|
Boys Club Brochure Page 4
|Boys Club Brochure Page 4 - Sheila Barker|
Boys Club Brochure Page 5
|Boys Club Brochure Page 5 - Sheila Barker|
Boy's Club Camp - Sixties
|Boy's Club Camp - Sixties - Carole Harding
Bill Harding and friends c 1960's
Old Boys Camp c 1950's
|Old Boys Camp c 1950's - Courtesy of Vin Fox
Back Row: Alf Bowker, Charlie Smales, Bill Power, Richard Thomas.
Middle Row: Derek Dawson, Pat Morris, Ron 'Tibby' Dakin, Les Towler
Front Row: Bob Smales, Vin Fox, Tony Conway.
Extra names gratefully received from George Lupton and Jimmy Noteyoung.
Club Camp Group c 1949
|Club Camp Group c 1949 - courtesy of Dick Thomas
L-R: 'Kipper' Brooks, Ian Lancaster, Johnny Stubbs,Dave Smales, Sam Pearsall, Richard Thomas
Club Camp Group near Tent c 1949
|Club Camp Group near Tent c 1949 - courtesy of Dick Thomas
Back Row: L-R: Sam Pearsall, Alan Baxtram, Alf Bowker, Charlie Smales, Ian Lancaster, Vin Noteyoung, -?-, Richard Thomas.
Middle Row: Jim Fox, George Patchett, Norman Spencer,
Front Row: George Lupton, Jackie Mannix, Johnny Stratton, Gully Binns, R Gibson, Bernard Mullen, Billy Hardisty, Johnny Stubbs, Dave Smales
Extra names supplied by George Lupton and Jimmy Noteyoung - who still attends each summer - gratefully received - Nice to know that ex Boys'Club members are viewing the site.
Reservoir at Scalby Camp c 1949
|Reservoir at Scalby Camp c 1949 - courtesy of Dick Thomas
A group of boys take a dip in the reservoir on their Annual Trip to Scalby Camp site.
'Kipper ' Brooks Gets Married
|'Kipper ' Brooks Gets Married - courtesy of Richard Thomas
L-R: Dick Thomas(Best Man), Kipper Brooks, -?-, -?-.
Dick Thomas- courtesy of himself
After early experiences in the local steelworks as a paint boy and bricklayer, Dick's leisure time as a fully committed member of Grangetown Boys' Club led him to becoming a full-time professional Youth Leader after a lengthy training course in Swansea. He worked in Grangetown as a leader and later in Whitby until eventually becoming Youth Organiser for Tyne and Wear District. He still lives in North Shields.
Annual Boys' Club Party c 1955-56
|Annual Boys' Club Party c 1955-56 - courtesy of Dick Thomas|
Annual Party 1955-56 left A
|Annual Party 1955-56 left A|
Annual Party 1955-56 Left B
|Annual Party 1955-56 Left B|
Annual Party Right A - 1955-56
|Annual Party Right A - 1955-56|
Annual Party Right B 1955-56
|Annual Party Right B 1955-56|
Championship Team c 1950
|Championship Team c 1950 - courtesy of Jack Cook via Ken Gatiss via Vin Fox
Back Row: E Duckett, H Anderson, L Willis, L Haverson, R Nelson, N Clark, K Hindmarsh, M Ewbank, Doug Cooper.
Front Row: J McPhillips, V Noteyoung, S McPhillips, J Noteyoung, N Coyle
Leader. Charles Smales. Assistants:
Boys Club Brochure 1946
|Boys Club Brochure 1946 - courtesy of Jack Cook via Ken Gatiss via Vin Fox|
Boys' Club Brochure 1946 page 2
|Boys' Club Brochure 1946 page 2|
Boys'Club Brochure 1946 page 3
|Boys'Club Brochure 1946 page 3|
Club Camp in 1959
|Club Camp in 1959 - Courtesy of Jack Cook via Ken Gatiss via Vin Fox
Standing at Back : Donny Mason, Mick Morris, Brian Nugent Middle Row Kneeling: -?-, Bill Harding. Front Row: Ray Smith, Dick Crisop, John Murphy, -?-, -?-.
A Young Soccer team c 1960
|A Young Soccer team c 1960 -courtesy of Jack Cook
Back Row: Brian Larkin, Mike Tuck, Lol Betts, John Vinter, Tom Hartness, Paul Brittain.
Front Row: Ken Weall, Stan Dawkins, John O'Connell, Paul Colins, Derek Holmes.
A Rose between Thorns c 1960
|A Rose between Thorns c 1960 - courtesy of Jack Cook
Angela Wood is joined by Colin Schofield, John Tooby and George Hill
Mick Monks' Soccer Team c 1960
|Mick Monks' Soccer Team c 1960 - courtesy of Jack Cook|
Club Camp Group c 1950
|Club Camp Group c 1950 - courtesy of Jim Fox
L-R Standing: Bevan Pyle, Charlie Smailes, Tony Conway, Vin Fox, Mick Morris, Maurice Gorman, Pat Morris
Front: Jim Fox, Les Towler
Lewis Oliver & Plays
|Lewis Oliver & Plays - courtesy of Susan Morrison nee Oliver|
Lewis Oliver & Plays 2
|Lewis Oliver & Plays 2 - courtesy of Susan Morrison nee Oliver|
Rehearsal Close-ups: Desperate Hours
|Rehearsal Close-ups: Desperate Hours
L-R: Lewis Oliver, Moira Douglas, Benny Holder, Albert Norman
Basketball Team 1961
|Basketball Team 1961|
Snooker Group 1959
|Snooker Group 1959 - courtesy of Jack Cook|
|Weights Team - courtesy of Jack Cook|
Football Team 1959
|Football Team 1959 - courtesy of Jack Cook|
Eales Cup Group 1959
|Eales Cup Group 1959 - courtesy of Jack Cook|
National Drama Champions
|National Drama Champions - courtesy of Susan Morrison nee Oliver|