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Esteban Posted on 04/09/2009 13:05
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I remember going on the bus down Durham road with my nan and going into the town and the toyshop on the high street. That became toy master. Can't remember the proper name, but Fischer or someone said it once. And I also remember getting a slush puppy from The Monkey tree shop on the crossroads on Darlington Road.
I also remember getting seperated from my nan on the high street. Childhood trauma! [cr][cr][cr]

speckyget Posted on 04/09/2009 13:07
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Leslie Brown's.

Goat_herder Posted on 04/09/2009 13:10
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Drugs
Prostitution
Violence
crime
slums
(bit like today) [;)]

Posh Boro town centre for me! [^][:D]

Esteban Posted on 04/09/2009 13:10
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Thank you sir. I'm a fan of your fanzine column week in doodah. And a brownnose.

speckyget Posted on 04/09/2009 13:12
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[:I]Gosh, that makes one now. How kind.

And drugs in Stockton? Not in the olden days.


Goat_herder Posted on 04/09/2009 13:12
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The spliffing 70's[;)]

TheBoy007 Posted on 04/09/2009 13:14
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Leslie Browns is legendary. Possibly the 2nd best toy shop ever. Not quite as good as Roman Parish. It had a coyboy/horse ride at the front of the shop that had a gun mouted on the horses head which you could shoot little Indians with.

speckyget Posted on 04/09/2009 13:14
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Not at my school. Alcohol only, they were very strict on that.

Esteban Posted on 04/09/2009 13:14
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Does anyone have any good memories of Stockton?
My dad used to go chasing the women down Norton. He thought it was extremely posh at the time, and they were the equivalent of high society birds.

speckyget Posted on 04/09/2009 13:17
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The High Street was pretty good on a Friday night. Plenty of pubs with pub names. Only moderate threat. The Cog if you wanted to move onto vodka and lime and disco dancing.

slipshod Posted on 04/09/2009 13:21
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I remember walking down the high st and just seeing mackem shirts everywhere[:D]

Rodney_Trotter Posted on 04/09/2009 13:21
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Remember thinking it was Middlesbrough`s poor relation and a general unease whenever I was there.

Have had no reason to ever think otherwise!!


Jon77 Posted on 04/09/2009 13:27
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All those red and white Sunderland shirts, from an early age I can remember going to Stockton and seeing thousands of Sunderland supporters.

JonJon Posted on 04/09/2009 13:29
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Some of you must be talking about more recent times.

Specky's right. In the olden days there were hardly any drugs and the threat was negligible. I used to walk home after the Inn Cog at 2 in the morning and never gave it a thought. You had to watch out for skinheads mind, but that was true of everywhere.

Us Stocktonians used to think of ourselves as a cut above Middlesbrough.

Jon77 Posted on 04/09/2009 13:31
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Us Stocktonians used to think of ourselves as a cut above Middlesbrough.

[:D][:D][:D]
Funniest thing I have heard all day.

Damnd Mackems.

JonJon Posted on 04/09/2009 13:33
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And the people who imagine they saw Sunderland supporters everywhere must be thinking of a different Stockton.

I grew up in Stockton and never even met a Sunderland supporter until I went away to college.

Esteban Posted on 04/09/2009 13:49
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Thank you Gibson. You've ruined a local town and robbed us of our identity by waffling on about some outdated 'yorkshire' twaddle.
I told a lass from sheffield about Middlesbrough being in Yorkshire the other night and she thought it was ridiculous and I was joking!

Arcadia101 Posted on 04/09/2009 14:00
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I always remember the fisherman outside barnacles chippy and thinking he was enormous when I was a kid

attonBORO Posted on 04/09/2009 14:02
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There was Deans Toy Shop on Bishopton LANE AS WELL, NEAR lEEDS hOTEL, IT WAS AN ALADIN'S CAVE WHEN I WAS A KID

jiffy Posted on 04/09/2009 14:11
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Memories of the odd trip to Stockton late 50s/early 60s when I was about 5 or so.

Cutting across Woodgarth from Eston to get to Normanby Top to catch a trolleybus to North Ormesby then swap to the O Bus for Stockton.

Then the High street seemed to be wider than it was long and covered in market stalls.

Being from Eston Stockton was somewhat distant to me then. Me dad didnt have a car yet.

Later in my early 20s around 1976/77 2 trips to the Fiesta - once for a mate's 21st then again for leaving do for him emigrating. Saw Jimmy james & the Vagabonds once and Desmond Dekker & The Aces the other time.


Muttley Posted on 04/09/2009 14:13
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Stockton market used to be fantastic the tripe stalls in the shambles the fruit and veg up near Markses. The pet stall in the middle with the big tank of goldfishes. Stockton and Thornaby hospital where I had me broken arm set.

Oh and for your information; Leslie Browns > Romer Parishes [FACT]

Dibzzz Posted on 04/09/2009 14:32
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Going to the libary at 'the reck' in Norton.

SirHumptyofDumpty Posted on 04/09/2009 14:46
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Us Stocktonians used to think of ourselves as a cut above Middlesbrough.


still do

[|)]

zorro_mfc Posted on 04/09/2009 14:50
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leslie browns second to romer parish are you serious leslie browns was a magical shop from music to models toys to trains romer parish was the also ran.



Esteban Posted on 04/09/2009 14:51
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I remember Romer parish now... I think Leslie Browns probably was better.
I remember Chips computer shop the way it was and also the one up near where trader jacks was, and also books and comics.

Dibzzz Posted on 04/09/2009 14:54
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The best toy shop ever. It was like a treasure cave.

I remember being 6 and getting an Darth Vader toy, it was the best place on earth for Star Wars stuff.

I take my 5 year old to Toys r us, it just doesn't have the same feel to it, just a big warehouse, no character.

He loves it like.

Jonny_Rondos_Disco_pants Posted on 04/09/2009 15:51
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My Grandad lived on Vicarage Avenue and he used to take me for a walk before Sunday Lunch.

We'd go past the office on Britannia Rd to have a look at the bobsleigh in reception (I think the company had something to do with wanting to build a concrete bob track behind where the Rocket pub once stood), we'd then walk past the milk bottle place on Pheonix sidings rd, over the footbridge then procede across the high street to the 'Stockton Modeller' look through the great window at the hornby trainsets and scalectrixs. Then walk down to the riverside where the anchor was and back up to where the old disco boat was, then up church road past maxwells corner to the Railway station, watch some trains for a while and walk back for dinner.

I remember the scrap yard trains near grangefield road making a right racket.

NedKat Posted on 04/09/2009 16:04
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Every Saturday, jump on the number 8 bus at the Jolley Farmers. It cost a penny to get to Stockton ! Into the ABC minors for two hours of great entertainment, where the same girl went up every week for her birthday [?]. Me Nana was an usher in the ABC, and we'd wait after the Minors had finished to walk with her into the market. Fabulous market in those days (mid 60's), you could buy anything there, and get it cheap. Grandad would get his tripe and udder, we'd get a bacg of winkles, and happy as Larry .. we'd walk along taking in all the senses of that wonderful place !!
Stockton, in those days, was absolutely full of people shopping ! The pavements didn't have the room to handle all the shoppers !
As I grew older, I saw them rip down the old buildings, and put up that useless Castleton Centre !! The pubs were great ! Jockers opened early on Market days, and you couldn't move in there at 10 in the morning ...

Corcaigh_the_Cat Posted on 04/09/2009 16:13
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Stockton was the a great place.

The atmosphere around the market and the old shambles, the cinemas, the pantomimes, the lights. Loved going there as a kid, the Christmas lights were amazing, sitting on the front seat upstairs on the bus.

As a young adult it was ther best nightlife on Teesside, by a long way. Gigs at the ABC, the High Street area pubs, the sheer variety of them, and it was a place for all age groups. Middlesbrough was a bleak and violent place compared to it.


NedKat Posted on 04/09/2009 16:16
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Leslie Browns was a magical place for us kids ! Upstairs, there used to be a minature railway in a glass box. You could put a penny in the slot, and watch all the trains go round for five minutes.
Downstairs, was the record department. They had little booths where you could listen to the latest Beatles hits ...

Corcaigh_the_Cat Posted on 04/09/2009 16:31
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The Shambles....the rabbits and ducks hung up, the sawdust covered floor.....the tripe sellers, the fresh fish....I loved the market back then.

There was a picture house where you could get a silver service meal, think it may have been the Essoldo? There 5 picture houses, Odeon, Essoldo and Abc on the High St, Hippodrome and Turner just off it.

The place is a sink now, I'm afraid.


joshie Posted on 04/09/2009 16:46
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Getting chases off geggy moon.

stocko_mfc Posted on 04/09/2009 18:00
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Can anyone remember the little old fella who used to sit in the middle of the market with his scales? You would jump on, he'd check your weight and write it down on a little card for 10p. I was telling someone about it and they thought i was mad as they had never seen him.

Corcaigh_the_Cat Posted on 04/09/2009 18:01
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It was 1d when I was a kid [:D]

stocko_mfc Posted on 04/09/2009 18:08
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Showing your age there corcaigh [;)]

xxlshirts_fit_all Posted on 04/09/2009 18:10
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lesley browns was a treat if i was good and helped carry me mams shopping home

i remember out the fron tof boots/woolies and the indoor markett with the tiered steps with white edges

i remember the old railings that they had between the path and the bus stops

also remember the old old victorian baths where we used to go to with school, learning to swim with coc kroaches was fun

i remember the new baths (not the one now) where you had baskets to put yer cloths in, no lockers

my first pub was the north eastern, got thrown out, was only 15, the bar man served us first though

i remember princess anne visiting in the 70s, we were on the car park above johny walker square, we threw our chewing gum at her and hit her body guard. the ensuing chase by the coppers was a bit hairy though, we did get away like

i looked forward to a quater of kayligh (sp) sugar from a sweet shop on finchal street

ah the days!

Riggott_misses Posted on 04/09/2009 18:34
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Stockyton didnt just have Lesley Browns, it aslo had Stockton Modeller; both in one day was like Christmas day for me. Chips, battered sausage and a slice of bread a butter from Barnacles and I thought all my Christmases had come at once.

Happy Posted on 04/09/2009 18:34
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stockton used to be posher than boro. boro folk used to put on their sunday best to visit stockton market

NedKat Posted on 04/09/2009 18:41
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Seems funny to me, when people talk about their memories being Star Wars figures, and Chips from Barnacles.

Muttley Posted on 04/09/2009 18:47
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Aye I remember the old Victorian Baths we used to go there with the school, my Uncle taught me to swim there. I seem remember that there was a Turkish Bath which stayed open when the new (since demolished baths) opened.

There was a story that those baths were supposed to be "Olympic length" but someone forgot to allow for the thickness of the tiles and lining?

Sounds about right. [rle]

borobuddah Posted on 04/09/2009 18:47
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The market, me Dad always liked to but fresh farm butter but I thought it smelt of fish, we bought a puppy there once and took it home in a box, on the bus.

There was a kind of/seemed posh restauraunt above some establishment where I had my first meal out! Taught to eat soup by tipping the bowl away from me there.

Riggott_misses Posted on 04/09/2009 18:50
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Nedkat, what can I say, I suppose its the affliction of the young

NedKat Posted on 04/09/2009 19:02
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Yes I know people's memories are dependant on their age. I can remember Barnacles not even being heard of, and taking my own children to see the Star Wars ...

attonBORO Posted on 04/09/2009 19:07
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"Stockyton didnt just have Lesley Browns, it aslo had Stockton Modeller; both in one day was like Christmas day for me. Chips, battered sausage and a slice of bread a butter from Barnacles and I thought all my Christmases had come at once"

There was Deans in Bishy Lane as well..

Riggott_misses Posted on 04/09/2009 19:23
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attonBORO, must have missed out on Deans... ah well you cant miss what you never had.

attonBORO Posted on 04/09/2009 19:29
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i remember it from about 1970....

dodger Posted on 04/09/2009 19:33
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Deans was class.Down the stairs and loads of quality toys.
I can remember buying bangers in there when I was about eight years old.. little demons.
Pacittos was class for an ice cream before setting off home after mam had been shopping at the " queens " on west row.
Hodgsons on Norton Road was good for your "cateye laggy" and cowhorn handlebars.

MKBORO Posted on 04/09/2009 20:27
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Getting the 57 bus from Hardwick down to the town. Great market with the old gut with the scales, Leslie Browns,nicking the odd car from Deans in Bishie Lane.
The ABC for the cheap Saturday morning show and watching quality artists such as Alvin Stardust and Showaddywaddy at the ABC.
The Fiesta when i could get in and great pubs like the Blue post and watch all the old prostitutes plying thier trade.
Was a great town centre years ago.

thornabyred Posted on 04/09/2009 20:47
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Stockton was a decent place before they ripped its soul out building the new shopping centre and changing the high st.
The old coachng inns where Castlegate is were a marvel. Some funny sights to be seen in the Vane arms.
Leslie Browns on a saturday, blackets store, army and navy stores up Ramsgate, my uncles sweet stall in the market.

Only go there now if on the way somewhere else, wouldnt go on a night out.

Muttley Posted on 04/09/2009 20:53
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The Luftwaffe might have got Middlesbrough station roof but the chunts at the council did for Stockton's. The building is a grade A listed building but when they found out the roof wasn't listed, off it came. I'd rather the Germans had done it, at least they had an excuse of a war. Vandals in pinstripe suits.

No question Stockton has been shidt upon something rotten over the years (and I'm not even counting being called a mackem)

dodger Posted on 04/09/2009 20:55
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Making echoes in the station when it had a roof while waiting to go to Seaton or "Retca" .
Chucking sweets at the monitors in th ABC minors when Flash Gordon was on.
Nearly freezing to death in the old baths.
Climbing that wall in the YMCA with no ropes and touching the roof.
Getting a clip off Ginner mac the copper with the massive tashe and burners.
And of course Percy " any Fiiish ".

attonBORO Posted on 04/09/2009 21:15
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Percu Bainbridge, what a character. H e had one leg and drove his van round the estates shouting "aaaaannnnyyy fish?" class. He asked me dad one day if he could take him to The Infirmary doen the boro, my dad said "yes no problem, but how come ya cant go yaself like?" Percy said "Ive never been over the boro for 45 years!!!" he lived out near Whinney Hill, Darlo back lane amd had just done his "round" every say and not much else i suppoose. Great memories!

piginabush Posted on 04/09/2009 21:22
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cant believe there has been no mention of John Street Pool Club and Amusements, spent many a saturday afternoon in there :) Maybe its an 80's child thing?? Also remember Leslie Browns, my grandad used to buy me a toy car every week when I was about 5-6 years old. Also, isnt the Stockton Modeller a pub now?? Maybe a wetherspoons?? Not sure, live in Plymouth now [:O]

dodger Posted on 04/09/2009 21:48
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The modeller is an estate agents now.
Anyone remember the barber in Ramsgate who used to sup brown ale when he was cutting your hair....
And that black lad who was a tramp ?

jannizart Posted on 04/09/2009 21:53
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The strange machine in Clinkards that you used to put your feet into.
Listening to records in the soundproof booths in Leslie Browns

The old man in the market with the weighing scales

Grumpy_Paul Posted on 04/09/2009 21:57
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Dear me, this thread takes me back.

Stockton council hang your heads in shame for the decline of a once wonderful town centre. Time to forget your meaningless mickey mouse awards and get back to serving your public

attonBORO Posted on 04/09/2009 21:57
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piginabush, remember the two smelly twins and smelly col that went in johnst pool club c1985-6??

easy_livin Posted on 04/09/2009 22:00
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Best thread in weeks, nay months!
[^]
Talbot Cellar bar (The pit) was my watering hole each night, bikers at top end, our mob at other end.
I think there was around 78 pubs inside the railway and river boundary.

NAME THEM!

jannizart Posted on 04/09/2009 22:02
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hear hear grumpy paul

xxlshirts_fit_all Posted on 04/09/2009 22:07
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yes, john street pool hall.

full of townies but us hartburn kids used to slum it in there once in a while, until we were big enough for moores

dodger Posted on 04/09/2009 22:16
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Remember all the bikes outside The Talbot , we walked in for a pint and a game of pool only 17 , got pints and walked towards pool table.
About ten massive grebos smoking blow and Hawkwind blasting out on the jukebox , they snarled at us , we spun round necked pints and went to the Spread eagle.
Walked in and that was full of skinheads....
ended up in Gilly's... nice and safe.

jannizart Posted on 04/09/2009 22:16
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YMCA and St Mary's dances

NedKat Posted on 04/09/2009 22:20
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The Bird's Nest ! Stood so close to people, you couldn't raise yer pint .. so crowded in there. Then, upstairs into the 21 Club ...

There was another good pub close to there, was it the Green Trees ?


dodger Posted on 04/09/2009 22:23
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Green Bushes Ned , the 21 club was mainly for the Thornaby lads.

attonBORO Posted on 04/09/2009 22:27
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spread eagle
No 9s
castle & anchor
and the one next door?
harverys
the one nr the cop shop?
north eastern
exchanges
the vic
the jockers
the bernie/walkers
green dragon
the bushes
the garrick
birds nest
the clarendon
green tree
the sun
the stag
red lion
traders
the courtyard
georgie browns
the station
leeds hotel
blue nile
the riverside
the "boat"
royal oak


help!!!!

NedKat Posted on 04/09/2009 22:29
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That were me !

Here's a picture of Stockton back in 55 ...


Link: Market

privatepile75 Posted on 04/09/2009 22:34
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'Us Stocktonians used to think of ourselves as a cut above Middlesbrough.

Funniest thing I have heard all day.'

is that anywhere near as funny as:

'Posh Boro town centre for me!'

Stocktons town centre is now about as bad as it gets but middlesbrough posh....no

redisameancolour Posted on 04/09/2009 22:38
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The White Hart
Lambton castle
Buddys
Harveys

Cant think of any more



redisameancolour Posted on 04/09/2009 22:42
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Remember the "nosebag " ??

Where all the C.B bods used to meet on a night and screech up and down the high street in thier daft cars ( yep i was one ! )

About 1980 ish




dodger Posted on 04/09/2009 22:43
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Queens hotel
Station
board inn
Leeds
Moores , rebels
dolphin , spotted cow , the nelson , cricketers , the tilery , portrack , blood tub , the cons , prince of wales , wild ox , commercial , brown jug , blue nile , north eastern , lambton castle , talbot , castle and anchor , cattle market , riverside , royal oak , sun inn , american tavern , phoenix , stag , green dragon , spread eagle , white hart , clarendon , red lion . reindeer , green tree , the vic , the wimpole ,jockers , garrick , electric onion ,green bushes , birds nest, teessider.
I'm p issed now.

attonBORO Posted on 04/09/2009 22:47
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the turks head
busters (adjoined to the mall)

easy_livin Posted on 04/09/2009 22:55
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The Cattlemarket, next to castle & anchor
Lord Nelson
The Board Inn, Bishy Lane
Queens Hotel (not really a pub) torched.
The Blue Post
Queen Victoria
The Reindeer


easy_livin Posted on 04/09/2009 22:59
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Some good ones there dodger, some I'd forgotten about.
Also, some other side of the Norton Road railway bridge.

dodger Posted on 04/09/2009 23:08
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How could I forget Birches!!
Black eyes and a knee trembler guaranteed.

easy_livin Posted on 04/09/2009 23:14
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My head is starting to hurt now.

There must be more, 70's & 80's

What was that pub called just down from the Talbot towards the start of Norton Road?

redisameancolour Posted on 04/09/2009 23:16
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Wot about Pharoes ! [^] ( is that how u spell it ? ) that got burnt to the ground

Also used to go to the Queens before it got burnt down too

dodger Posted on 04/09/2009 23:24
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Lambton Castle , easy living ?
Known as the zoo.

jannizart Posted on 04/09/2009 23:57
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A night out at Tito's. Dave Berry inhis black gloves

blindschool Posted on 05/09/2009 00:00
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If you want to see the real Stockton before it was taken over by chavs and scum bags visit the link below and click on 'Stockton Market 1960' link.
Brings back memories for us oldies.


Link: Stockton Market 1960

kazza Posted on 05/09/2009 00:18
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was never out of birches and the wimpole[:D]
the black tramp, his name was edgar, quite inteligent

parrot Posted on 05/09/2009 00:18
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where ????

attonBORO Posted on 05/09/2009 00:19
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marvellous video, a bit before my time but still familiar GREAT!!

dodger Posted on 05/09/2009 00:26
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Ahhh The Wimpole...
A bottle of strongarm off big john or Ginger Terry.

kazza Posted on 05/09/2009 00:26
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dodger i might know you

dodger Posted on 05/09/2009 00:29
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very likely Kazza... 1981 ish I was a wimpoler.

kazza Posted on 05/09/2009 00:31
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[:O]so was i, dont you live at oxbridge, dont think far from me

dodger Posted on 05/09/2009 00:33
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Yep Oxbridge, Newtown originally.

kazza Posted on 05/09/2009 00:33
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and ginger terry dead now

kazza Posted on 05/09/2009 00:35
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whereabouts in newtown, lived oxbridge all my life

dodger Posted on 05/09/2009 00:36
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I did not know that.. RIP he was a sound lad.
Loved his darts..

PodgerC Posted on 05/09/2009 00:36
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Don't forget The Regent in Regent street, next door to the college. Two pints in there before Economics was the only way I could get through the lesson

kazza Posted on 05/09/2009 00:37
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and no one has mentioned corpy hall

kazza Posted on 05/09/2009 00:38
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yeah he died a few years ago, did you play darts for them? my other half did

dodger Posted on 05/09/2009 00:41
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Corpy hall , loved it Monday and Wednesday.
YM on Sunday , punk , ska and disco .. what a mix.

kazza Posted on 05/09/2009 00:42
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aww will deffo know you then, who you go in the wimpy with?

attonBORO Posted on 05/09/2009 00:42
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i went to newtown school 1970-77

dodger Posted on 05/09/2009 00:47
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Newtown bulldogs never get a wash ....when they do thet think they're posh.

dodger Posted on 05/09/2009 00:50
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Kazza .. Puggy , slacker , cagney , tessa ,
Keeno , quinny any ring a bell ?

kazza Posted on 05/09/2009 00:52
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only keeno, and he dead now

dodger Posted on 05/09/2009 00:54
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yes RIP , did he ever tap 50 pence off ya !

kazza Posted on 05/09/2009 00:56
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haha, few times, did you know mary then,

dodger Posted on 05/09/2009 01:00
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mary ?? long time ago kazza ,
did you sit with J .eeles and company ?

kazza Posted on 05/09/2009 01:01
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yes, and most of dart team, mary was with keeno,not seen j for ages

dodger Posted on 05/09/2009 01:05
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J is doing fine , was best mates with keeno till he lost his way... you know what I mean.
Was mono your other half ?

kazza Posted on 05/09/2009 01:07
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no but we went about with mono and donno, still see mono and last saw donno a few monhs back,

kazza Posted on 05/09/2009 01:08
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what are your initials?

dodger Posted on 05/09/2009 01:14
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You wont know me by initials... bedes lad ,
not grangie.

kazza Posted on 05/09/2009 01:15
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other half a left footer, bedes

dodger Posted on 05/09/2009 01:20
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I will deffo know your lad.. I left in 1980.

kazza Posted on 05/09/2009 01:22
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might know his brothers, he left before that[smi]i left in 79

kazza Posted on 05/09/2009 01:25
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do you go in oxy?

dodger Posted on 05/09/2009 01:26
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yogso , stishor , paddy d ?

kazza Posted on 05/09/2009 01:26
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yep know all them and bowie

dodger Posted on 05/09/2009 01:36
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bowie as in gibbo ?
sry kaza but i'm in a really tough game of poker right now , so i may seem ignorant , no offense intended.

kazza Posted on 05/09/2009 01:39
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? bowie who is paddys mate, think he went to ramsey, same age as me and paddy, enjoy your poker, off to bed, reveal yourself[smi]

joshie Posted on 05/09/2009 05:19
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Stish, Yogso, Keano(rip), Chris H, josh N, Blythy, Hoggy....

Nights in the chuggy fighting the 'joeys'

Nights on Tugboat annies.

Birchs, then all night parties with visits to the 4 o clock shop near railway station.

thornabyred Posted on 05/09/2009 09:06
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no one mentioned Cochranes dance, or the Blythholme and the Old Stockton FC dances.
Used to be skinhead haunts.

ccole Posted on 05/09/2009 09:20
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I always remember all the buses lined up at 2am on the high street to take all the stag and hen partys back to Durham/Yorks/Tyneside.

People travelled for a night out in Stockton.

Oh how it has changed[cr]

garydee Posted on 05/09/2009 09:34
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maddox,s pet shop to look at the puppies, after the minors,going to bells sports in dovecot street to nick a cateye(catapult).walking home to hardwick because i spent my bus fare on a zoom.happy days.

thornabyred Posted on 05/09/2009 09:39
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Electric onion on a friday night or the Incog.
Get in early and get a drink for 10p

The Metrepole cellar bar, hippy heaven.

kazza Posted on 05/09/2009 10:10
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thornabyred it wasn't the blytholme it was the lealholme (next door)

garydee Posted on 05/09/2009 11:55
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had some great stomping nights at the lealholme.

Esteban Posted on 06/09/2009 12:57
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Note this has more replies now than the Boro one and it's only a third abuse. Let's send it to Gibbo!![^]

glover_elbow Posted on 07/09/2009 00:11
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as a young kid used to be chit scared of walking past the punks and skins who used to congregate outside the old hmv late seventies

addison-road Posted on 07/09/2009 00:20
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All the Sunderland shirts[;)]

dodger Posted on 07/09/2009 00:33
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No s'land shirts mate , not in Stockton.
But I do remember the coaches on linny road heading for Leeds on a saturday morning.

Corcaigh_the_Cat Posted on 07/09/2009 00:43
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I remember as a kid going to the Victoria Ground for school cup finals and other odd games. They had a long wooden stand down one side of the ground and terracing around the rest. It was run down by then but had obviously had some history to it.

I couldn't find any photos of the ground but here's the club's history on the local council website.


Link: Stockton F.C.

kazza Posted on 07/09/2009 09:20
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corcaigh you will find some pics here


Link: ........

Razmond_HWDR Posted on 07/09/2009 09:42
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i remember going to Moores, the pub near Argos, and playing pool and getting pished, having jd races and then throwing up, and throwing a pint at a pool table and then getting barred.

then going back the next week and the XXXXXX still remembered we were barred. ffs.

going to the social club in roseworth as a kid to meet father christmas and get me goodie bag.

Esteban Posted on 07/09/2009 11:17
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Does anyone remember Tesco being called Savacentre and good old Hintons?
Is Bo jangles shut now???

HardwickGeorge Posted on 07/09/2009 11:31
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Three Tuns was near cop shop.

Wild ox: Tilery
Commercial was at top of bank/start of town.
Spotted cow was near St mary's
Then there was the cricketers: portrack
Dolphin: Portrack

borofishbar Posted on 07/09/2009 19:04
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going into Radio Tees on Dovecot Street for a sticker and thinking.....that looks a good job!