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 Swinging Sixties
|The Swinging Sixties - courtesy of Peter Coleman
A brilliantly taken photograph of Grangetown children against the backdrop of Dorman & Long's furnaces.
Trio in the Magnet 1960
|Trio in the Magnet 1960 - courtesy of Jim Keenan
Pictured are Jim Keenan, Malcolm Wilkinson and John Seed.
Grangetown YCW Club c 1960
|Grangetown YCW Club c 1960
Formed about this time, Grangetown YCW gained many members and from small beginnings in the Farm School eventually occupied rooms above a shop in Whitworth Road/Laing Street and later the old Unity Club in Victoria Road.
It had a number of creditable football teams which inspired the likes of Jimmy Meskill and Jimmy Lawson and occasionally beat their rivals Grangetown Boys Club in League matches.
It also inspired a number of young members to enter local politics and take up careers in Youth Work and teaching. At one time it was the largest YCW section in the country and the pride of the National YCW scene. Another Grangetown success run by young people for young people.
L-R: Bill Sullivan, Paul Burke,-?- Sullivan,Bill Walsh, Frank Clarke, Fred Buckton, Paul Harford, John Gentle,Eugene Twohig, -?- Lonsdale, Frank Havelock, Peter Martin, Les Mank, Eddie McCormack, -?-, Mick O'Neill, Kneeling are Tony Pattison and John O'Neill.
Opening of Eston Town Hall 1961
|Opening of Eston Town Hall 1961 - courtesy of Bill Herlingshaw of Penrith
One of the achievements of the Sixties was the building of the hexagonal-shaped Town hall for the area in Fabian Road.
Cllr Bill Herlingshaw on the right is addressing the assembled dignitaries.
33 Laing Street c 1961
|33 Laing Street c. 1961 - courtesy of Mike Lobley
Hello I have just visited your site and saw you were in need of old photos. I have found one of me and my sister with my father Ken and our next door neighbour Tommy (Tot) Bennet. This was taken outside of 33 Laing st circa 1961.Our house along with Tot`s were the only two in the street to be painted brick red and cream- Lord knows where the paint came from.
The Bridge over the Subway
|The Bridge over the Subway
It's hard to believe that this image is part of history. The photographer has captured two redundant vehicles in one shot - prams and trams. Well done to the photographer!
Grangetown British Legion Club Team 1969-70
|Grangetown British Legion Club Team 1969-70 - courtesy of Peter Hughes
This is a picture of Grangetown Royal British Legion Club on Derwentwater Rd. It's the Friendly League in 1969/70 season. My dad Figgy Hughes is in the middle bottom row. I remember they had a good team in those days.
The names are from the back:
D SIMMS.J CORNFORTH.J DICKSON. C MASKILL. J HAGGATH. D BOYES. M OMARA.P McELEVANEY.H McCRACKEN. B PATCHETT. M STAINTHORPE. P SIMMS. G BRANNIGAN. E RUSHBY. T CLOSE. L REED, F WALDRON. H STARES. MR WALDRON. MR CLOSE. T WILLIAMS. A HODGEN. F HUGHES. A STARES.
Barkers of Bessemer Street 1960
|Barkers of Bessemer Street 1960 - courtesy of Sheila Barker
Colin & Ann Barker of 67 Bessemer street pictured in 1960. The little girl on the left is Janet Glover. The car we believe is a Standard, owned by neighbour's son-in-law Ron Varley.
Hiking Group 1960
|Hiking Group 1960 - courtesy of Jack Cook
Rear L-R: Johnny Stubbs, Danny Lacy, Gordie Hodgson, George Hodgson. Front Row: Gordon Farrell, Terry Doyle?, Paul Burke, Billy or Damian Walsh.
St Mary's 1966
|St Mary's 1966- courtesy of Christine Lambert - via Sheila Barker
The lady centre back is Betty Cave nee Largen, the little boy on the right is Malcolm Lambert.
Four Friends 1960
|Four Friends 1960- courtesy of Patricia Blackburn nee Kitching
The four friends are from left to right:-
Back row - Linda Kitching, Susan Wilson
Front row - Kathleen Parks, Margaret Wilson
1st Grangetown Cub Scout Pack 1963
|1st Grangetown Cub Scout Pack 1963 - courtesy of Patricia Blackburn nee Kitching
The picture of the 1st Grangetown cubpack taken in 1963 was on a trip from their campground at Kildale to Captain Cooks Monument. The four adults in the backrow are John Huddlestone, Len Kitching, Cyril Cyriwadini, Tony Spooner. The girls in the picture are the daughters of the Cub Mistress, Mrs Kitching (Linda & Patricia).
Linda Kitching + Pat Parks 59 Attlee Road 1964
|Linda Kitching + Pat Parks outside 59 Attlee Road 1964 - courtesy of Patricia Blackburn nee Kitching
Bolckow Road Buddies c 1961
|Bolckow Road Buddies c 1961 - courtesy of Don Smith
Colin Diggory 32 Bolckow Rd and Don Smith 42 Bolckow Road sit on Smith's back step with ??
Colin is now a headmaster down South and Don works in Kosovo - see photo in messages from abroad section.
Fr Kevin's Ordination March 1963
|Fr Kevin's Ordination March 1963
Passengers viewed from the front of the coach which took a party of Fr Kevin O'Neill's family and friends to Paignton in March 1963. Names recalled are:- cousin Margaret Swan, Nellie Murray, his mother Winifred O'Neill, Aunt Margaret Swan, the Mannix family, Ricky Ellwoood, Peter Duffy, Vin McIntyre, cousins Dennis Traynor & John Swan, uncle Johnny Traynor, Veronica Fox etc.
He was ordained as a Marist Priest after seven years of training in the Paignton monastery
Fr Kevin's Ordination 1963
|View from rear: l-r; Peter Duffy, Vin Mc; Dennis T, Aunt Margaret, -?-, Mary Mannix, brother John, uncle Johnny,-?- etc.|
Vin & Peter 1963
|Vin Mc Intyre & Peter Duffy 1963|
The O'Neill Family Paignton 1963
|The O'Neill family Paignton 1963
John O'Neill, Veronica Fox, Michael O'Neill, Fr Kevin, Winifred, Patricia, Brian. Front Francis.
Guitarists of the Sixties
|Guitarists of the Sixties
These 2 pictures have been sent to me by John Gibson(ex Grangetown lad) from Australia.
The 2 boys are on the left is Ed Saul and the right is John Gibson taken in the alleyway behind Ed Saul's home in Bolckow Road in the 1960's.
Best Wishes, Elaine
St Matthews Choir in the Sixties
|St Matthews Choir in the sixties
Back row right is John Davies of 3 Victoria Rd, in front of him is Len Mole. John Gibson of Australia is on the picture but he hasn't said where he is.
Best Wishes Elaine
Bonfire Preparations in Vaughan Street c 1960's
|Bonfire Preparations in Vaughan Street c 1960's - courtesy of Craig Hornby
Perhaps the lads pictured could describe what was happening on this particular day.