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
The Coronation Serviette of 1911
|The Coronation Serviette of 1911 - courtesy of Vera Robinson MBE
This is a paper serviette which was made for the Coronation of King George V on Thursday June 22nd 1911. It contains a printed programme of Sports which were held on the Jubilee Field - now Ald.Wm Jones School.
Grangetown Postcard of 1906
This was probably bought at Lightfoots Shop on Whitworth Road to send to friends in York.
It makes a change from the Blast Furnace postcards so proudly portrayed at this time.
Lizzie Cotter's Wedding Card 1908
|Card - Courtesy of Edward Wilcock
Lizzie Cotter was a teacher at St Mary's and a close friend of teacher Ethel Pearson who left St Mary's to live in York in 1906.
Receipt for Salmon Fishing Nets 1912
| Receipt - courtesy of Vera Robinson MBE
A receipt posted to Mr E Lingard of 5 Sea View Terrace for items relating to his salmon fishing practised from this wonderfully named address which required an extremely fertile imagination and hawklike abilities of sight to actually view the sea...
Salmon Fishing Nets 1928
|Bill - courtesy of Vera Robinson MBE|
Grangetown Mission Bible 1930
|image - courtesy of Keith Watson|
A Mission Bible presented to Keith Watson 1947
| image - courtesy of Keth Watson
Presented on the occasion Princess Elizabeth's marriage November 1947
Methodist Sunday School Certificate 1948
| image - courtesy of Elaine Meadows nee Tyerman |
Coronation Programme 1953
|image - courtesy of Sheila Barker|
Grangetown Xmas Card
|image - courtesy of Edward Wilcock of Leeds|
Seaman's Gramophone Record and Cover
|Seaman's Gramophone Record Cover - courtesy of Tessie Pearsall
Hard to believe that Grangetown had two record outlets in times past - something that was new to me. There must have been some money floating about in the 'twenties'.
This unique gramophone record by the Edison Bell Radio Co is of two songs by the Radio Rhythm Boys - Painting the Clouds with Sunshine and Tip-Toe Thro' The Tulips - both from the Film "Gold Diggers of Broadway" produced in 1929.
Concert Programme St Mary's 1902
|Concert Programme St Mary's 1902 - courtesy of Edward Wilcock
A programme which conveyed the political messages of the time - not quite p.c.
Extract from Parish Magazine 1937
|Extract from Parish Magazine 1937 - courtesy of Elaine Meadows|
Extract from Parish Magazine 1937 page 2
|Extract from Parish Magazine 1937 page 2 - courtesy of Elaine Meadows|
Marriage Certificate - Watsons of Holden street
|Marriage Certificate - Watsons of Holden street - courtesy of Keith Watson|
Wedding Cake 1930
|Wedding Cake 1930 - courtesy of Mary White
Taken in Bessemer Street Back Arch; this is the wedding cake of Philomena Lane - daughter of the Mrs Lane of Clean Steps and White Pinnies fame. An unusual picture - probably taken outside in the sun by a family member who didn't have a flash gun.
Envelope of 1935
|Envelope of 1935 - courtesy of Ron Vickers
Mr A Williams was a Captain of the 1st Grangetown Boys Brigade Company and inside the envelope, is a letter of recommendation for a member of his company - Pte Ronald Thomas also of Alexandra Road - who saved his sister's life when her clothing caught fire at her home in Sedgefield. Ronald was awarded a Diploma for Gallantry for his speedy action when he rolled her in a mat and smothered the flames.
Redemptorist Mission Leaflet 1952
|Redemptorist Mission Leaflet 1952 - courtesy of Peter Duffy|
Inside Redemptorist Mission Leaflet 1952
|Inside Redemptorist Mission Leaflet 1952- courtesy of Peter Duffy|
Grangetown Athletic Football Medals 1903/4
|Grangetown Athletic Football Medals 1903/4 - courtesy of Paul Tomkins|
Grangetown & District Social Club Souvenir Programme 1953
|Grangetown & District Social Club Souvenir Programme 1953 - courtesy of Alan Broadfoot via Elaine Meadows
During Coronation week, all beer was to be one shilling a pint and all pensioners who were not working were allocated ten shillings each. Children were presented with a souvenir medal of the occasion.
Coronation Certificate 1953
|Coronation Certificate 1953 - courtesy of Elaine Meadows nee Tyerman|
Grangetown Postcard 1905
|Grangetown Postcard 1905 - courtesy of Edward Wilcock|