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hewielewie Posted on 09/10/2009 10:40
Memories of Middlesbrough from your youth

I remember getting the bus in on a Saturday morning with my Nana so she could go into the NEEB to pay her bill then persuading her to go to Romer Parrish in the hope she might buy me a Star Wars figure.

bororeddaz Posted on 09/10/2009 10:48
Memories of Middlesbrough from your youth

Swimming at the town baths then Romer Parish, Jack Hatfields and the chippy on the corner of Union St.
That was Satda

TeeSv Posted on 09/10/2009 10:54
Memories of Middlesbrough from your youth

massive queues to get into the ABC on a Saturday morning.....'thank you very much minors...'
Making proper slides in the winter
Bommy raiding

orourke9 Posted on 09/10/2009 10:58
Memories of Middlesbrough from your youth

Riding your tracker bikes on waste land that are now houses or shops eg. Coronation Shops

TeeSv Posted on 09/10/2009 11:00
Memories of Middlesbrough from your youth

you sound as old as me orourke9 [^]

The_same_as_before Posted on 09/10/2009 11:01
Memories of Middlesbrough from your youth

Football versus Westerdale Road on Berwick Hills school pitch. there could be 20 a side.


Away_win Posted on 09/10/2009 11:01
Memories of Middlesbrough from your youth

coronation shops!

kin ell! havent they been there forever

skiprat Posted on 09/10/2009 11:16
Memories of Middlesbrough from your youth

Good call on Romer Parish and Middlesbrough baths!

First thought of mine was crossing over Park End beck either on the big pipe or the triangular metal thing and over to Prissick Base looking for golf balls.

Razmond_HWDR Posted on 09/10/2009 11:17
Memories of Middlesbrough from your youth

going to the riverside stadium as a child.

John67 Posted on 09/10/2009 11:20
Memories of Middlesbrough from your youth

Beck Jumping and tarzies/the bob end/boro swimming baths/freezing winters/Albert park swings and the witches hat/Crows fair.

crowborough81 Posted on 09/10/2009 11:21
Memories of Middlesbrough from your youth

tarzies, the windows at berwick hills baths ,hemlington shops getting built and a canned drink called jubile that cost 5 p

RandyGrandad Posted on 09/10/2009 11:22
Memories of Middlesbrough from your youth

Going upstairs in Rooneys fish restaurant with Mum and Aunty Marion (deceased) for fish and chips [^].

The lifts in Debenhams [^].

TeessideSeasider Posted on 09/10/2009 11:23
Memories of Middlesbrough from your youth

Getting the bus from Stockton to Ayresome Park - off at the Blind School and past the Speedway Pub and over the bridge

Dribble Posted on 09/10/2009 11:23
Memories of Middlesbrough from your youth

playing footie in thorntree park,on a strip of grass behind the tennis courts, no bigger than my back garden,again 20 aside,this was medhurst our home pitch,our rivls from birkhall road played behind the youth club.great days in the late 60`s early 70`s

Don_the_Jeweller Posted on 09/10/2009 11:38
Memories of Middlesbrough from your youth

Roman Parish toy store it was like Aladins Cave for toys i used to love going in there.
Remember the Third floor being for model kits & remote control cars.
There was a Kit car shop on Boro rd aswell, sold everything boats , helicopters lol..
Rooneys Fish Bar Fish & chips in there on a Saturday after beeing dragged round town by mam, gran & grandad.
Also remember Sigon sams crazy Van parked out the back of the Woodman in Normanby cooking supper for all the XXXXXX heads.....

orourke9 Posted on 09/10/2009 12:39
Memories of Middlesbrough from your youth

The row of shops between Coniston Grove and Church Lane was build in the early 70's.

Remember first going to Ayresome Park on the crossbar of dad's bike.
One of the terraced houses on Addison Road used to charge one old penny to park your bike down the alley and in their back yard there during the match.

Also remember the revolving doors they used to have in the old Newhouses (now Debenham's). Jon's City and Western for your Wranglers, The Unity Inn, the little cafe under the old Excel Bowling Alley with goldfish in the pond, Timothy Whites to get your mam a new hair dryer for Christmas, Woolies in the Village.



rgarbutt Posted on 09/10/2009 12:45
Memories of Middlesbrough from your youth

Going to the massive brown Fine Fayre

borolad259 Posted on 09/10/2009 12:56
Memories of Middlesbrough from your youth

The day it went dark

Watching ships get launched

Riding the transporter for the first time

fishing at leven bank

the blue lagoon

Maynards lucky bags

The little hill at Whinney Banks School

Hamiltons

Getting special discount from Jack Hatfields

The old cobblers shop on Acklam Rd

The stuffed birds in Dorman Museum

Curling in Albert Park???

Walking the beck from Albert Park to Sandy Flats

The Boys End

Playing footie on the fields at Tollesby

Dens in the Arty

The crappy old changing rooms at boro baths

Eston Baths

Guitarzan in South Bank

Ears blowing off at South Gare in winter




_Rumbly_ Posted on 09/10/2009 12:59
Memories of Middlesbrough from your youth

Smoking ganj down the beck.
Drinking white cider down the beck.

Pasty Posted on 09/10/2009 13:05
Memories of Middlesbrough from your youth

Berwick Hills baths, putting ya clothes in a tup and handing it in

orourke9 Posted on 09/10/2009 13:22
Memories of Middlesbrough from your youth

The old man's hut at Whinney Banks

Sammy's fields on West Lane

Hustlers fields on Stockton Road

Going down the beck and watching the start of the horse racing at Stockton Park

Footie every night on Levick Field

Pybus's on the corner of Oxfoerd Road

Robbo's fish shop

Arthur's barbers near the Roseberry

The Levick M and the Lodore M

The Link Bus

The Blind School with all the baskets in the window

King_Ricard Posted on 09/10/2009 13:22
Memories of Middlesbrough from your youth

The portholes at berwick hills baths and the fact the small pool was underneath the big one.

Handing your clothes in a tray haha.

whinneybanksaint Posted on 09/10/2009 14:43
Memories of Middlesbrough from your youth

The Pig Alleys
The Cabbage Club

Orourke i remember all that lot
That barber used to cut my hair,scared me he did, greased back hair,pencil moustache white barbers coat with a cut throat razor sticking out his top pocket!

Rock Garden on a Friday Night

metalguru Posted on 09/10/2009 14:45
Memories of Middlesbrough from your youth

Drinking halves of Carling Black label in the Grenadier thinking we looked 18 when 16.

Maynards Tiger nuts

A few of us running around Teesside Park racecourse drunk and jumping the fences

Tarzies across the beck, walking on the beck and under the bushes when it was frozen solid round Brookfield

Giving someone a 'tan' on your bike, no one else in the country calls it that

Clemmies-chucking sods of earth

No11 bus from the Cora to Thornaby Baths or Stockton

foot_long Posted on 09/10/2009 14:48
Memories of Middlesbrough from your youth

think it was my 7-8 birthday, mam took me to the chinese rest. in the village....its shut down now....then took me to Reah's for a knickerbocker glory,thats shut down now then on the way home popped into presto's in the village (now sommerfield) where i saw bernie slaven who pulled a photo of him out of his pocket and signed it

orourke9 Posted on 09/10/2009 14:52
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Whinneybanksaint - remember the little park near the Berry that used to be a cycling park with miniature signg, traffic lights and zebra crossing until that young lad came off his bike and died?

Also the public toilets at the bottom of Weatherhead Avenue and the kids home on Whinneys Banks Road?

King_Ricard Posted on 09/10/2009 14:57
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The numerous cafes up linny road that always seemed to have 'milk' adverts.

The back field at the top of bruce avenue.

40 a side footy on the bricky.

Going in the Roseberry when i was 13 with my old fella and dodging a pint glass.

orourke9 Posted on 09/10/2009 15:00
Memories of Middlesbrough from your youth

Arthur the barber had a bit of competition in the form of another butcher called Charlie Ezzard on Acklam Roam just past the Franny's.

King_Ricard Posted on 09/10/2009 15:04
Memories of Middlesbrough from your youth

Whinney Banks youth club

metalguru Posted on 09/10/2009 15:07
Memories of Middlesbrough from your youth

There used to be a Dentist near to Charlie Ezzards, next to the bus stop

crocadogafrigapig Posted on 09/10/2009 15:09
Memories of Middlesbrough from your youth

'hemlington shops getting built and a canned drink called jubile that cost 5 p'

Available from the C0-OP in one flavour: Strawberry. I think they were selling it off due to the fact it was f-ucking awful.


orourke9 Posted on 09/10/2009 15:13
Memories of Middlesbrough from your youth

That was probably Charlie as well. He was a bit of an allrounder.

crocadogafrigapig Posted on 09/10/2009 15:15
Memories of Middlesbrough from your youth

The orange juice machines in cafes that had a paddle going round and a real orange in.

borolad259 Posted on 09/10/2009 15:15
Memories of Middlesbrough from your youth

Harkness fish shop

tonibell ice cream in plastic balls

hearing flares go bang

ship foghorns at midnight New Year

fishing in the smelly pond at Acklam Hall




whinneybanksaint Posted on 09/10/2009 15:19
Memories of Middlesbrough from your youth

yeah ! orourke i do ,
oggy raiding on green lane
conkering in the cemetary
playing teeac in the street
making bogeys
making slides in the middle of the road ( on the snow )
playing footie on the bowling green at the brickie, being chased by the parkie at the brickie

metalguru Posted on 09/10/2009 15:20
Memories of Middlesbrough from your youth

The Sweet shop at Hemlington(only one and no village or houses- Hemlington Hospital up the road), when it was the only one at the crossroads near where the Gables pub is now.
When the Blue Bell was at a T junction with Ladgate Lane and Acklam Road(where there was an old wooden seat)

pac-man Posted on 09/10/2009 15:23
Memories of Middlesbrough from your youth

Devils bridge and the bumps, a mecca for kids on bikes in the mid 70's.

skiprat Posted on 09/10/2009 15:25
Memories of Middlesbrough from your youth

"Berwick Hills baths, putting ya clothes in a tup and handing it in "

hahahaha.

[^]

orourke9 Posted on 09/10/2009 15:27
Memories of Middlesbrough from your youth

At the T junction at the Blue Bell there used to be an old police box that acted as an air raid warning siren during the 2nd World War.

Scotts sweet shop at the top of West Lane bank that used to sell little bottles of lemonade for 6d. They used to slip very nicely undetected into your haversack afetr football practice.

borolad259 Posted on 09/10/2009 15:28
Memories of Middlesbrough from your youth

Those bumps were murder doing cross country.

ThePrisoner Posted on 09/10/2009 15:32
Memories of Middlesbrough from your youth

The blanket of smog covering all of Teesside as seen from Ormesby Bank.

Tommy_Trinder Posted on 09/10/2009 15:36
Memories of Middlesbrough from your youth

Victoria rd school.

Pallister park juniors.(mr boyes, paine, pratt, jessop and Burton)

Aquiring[:D] Newky brown, from the back of Brambles farm hotel.

Playing on Eston hills, near the old brickworks, years before the Parkway was built.

Tiptoeing into the deep end at Gilkes St baths, and nearly drowning until my sister came and rescued me.

Being chased by the caretaker (Jonny one eye) at the Multistorey flats behind Brambles farm Hotel.

Having summer holidays at the holiday chalets (huts) at Warrenby.

borobadge Posted on 09/10/2009 17:27
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the blue lagoon.

the fair on clairville.

clockwork orange skins.

'jonah' the bluw whale on clairville common.

roasting the ox for bettys silver wedding.

the rocky on a satda' after the match.

the sjomanskyraka (s.p) !

sacred heart youth club.

grove hill youth club.

st barnabus friday night dance's.

beechwood youth club.

joe waltons.

friday evening sauna's at the boro baths,brine baths and freezing cold plunge pool.

open backed buses.

trolley busses @ doggy.

25 a side in albert park on a asunda' afternoon.

corpus christie procession.

the fog horns @ new year (thanks borolad!)

true, dare, kiss or promise.

rigging up bikes.

snow shovelling to get a few bob.

collecting for the bommy using an old pram.

the rag and bone man.

bovril and pork pies @ ayresome

golded goal ...10-pence...;-)

newboulds for midgets and savaloy's.

80shilling.

the old bus exchange.

the blind school.

making gatty's.

penacklty.

camping in yer mates back garden during the summer holidays.

walking the pipe !!!



loftusloyal Posted on 09/10/2009 17:28
Memories of Middlesbrough from your youth

that bloke who used to sell hotdogs from a trycycle,hearing the crowd from halfway down linthorpe road ,the constant sound of sirens and police dogs barking .

borolad259 Posted on 09/10/2009 17:33
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Borobadge, I was going to mention those Droogs....I remember them hanging around by Albert Park lake. I did wonder if I was imagining it.
The whale, the ox, the fair and also the circus at Clairville common....all etched in my memory too.

St Barnies disco....forgot about that. Van McCoy, Spanish Shuffle....Northern Soul bloke dancers showing off in their oxford bags and ridiculous platforms.

jannizart Posted on 09/10/2009 17:37
Memories of Middlesbrough from your youth

Having tonsils taken out at the North Riding when I was little and working in Teesside House (when did they pull that down?)for my first job and wondering what a blacklock was. Lots of people seemed to have them in their homes. Along with fleas, rats and silverfish. Blacklock is a beetle by the way. Worked with the men who put the poison down - anyone know Charlie? He was under 5ft and a lovely man. Bill Carruthers was his boss

borobadge Posted on 09/10/2009 17:43
Memories of Middlesbrough from your youth

the circus @ clairville !..'kinell, me and the old man used to go with wheel barra' and collect the elephant dung !!!!on a daily (early evening) basis, not even the queen of the commonwealth had indian & african elephant shyyte on her roses !...

.but we did..[smi]

borolad259 Posted on 09/10/2009 17:56
Memories of Middlesbrough from your youth

I bet that kept the cats out the garden.

Holgatewall Posted on 09/10/2009 18:03
Memories of Middlesbrough from your youth

Not this old chestnut again[;)]

Love these threads.

Remember Nelson's toy shop on Linthorpe road.

Watching the change appear in Newhouses. they had a system that took the money up to an accounts dept and change came via a vacuum powered system.

The moving staricase in C+A the first in Middlesbrough.

Going through the streets to Ayresome Park.

Watching training at Hutton Road.

Tommy_Trinder Posted on 09/10/2009 18:13
Memories of Middlesbrough from your youth

loftusloyal


that bloke who used to sell hotdogs from a trycycle,hearing the crowd from halfway down linthorpe road ,the constant sound of sirens and police dogs barking .


Septic Sam was his nickname, usaually plied his trade near the Incog/Madison area.

Had many a dodgy late night hotdog there.[:D]

jimstewart Posted on 09/10/2009 18:19
Memories of Middlesbrough from your youth

Rea's caf
Parkers Grill
bmx's in the arty

King_Ricard Posted on 09/10/2009 18:50
Memories of Middlesbrough from your youth

The Italian mini market on Linthorpe road.

qatarwatty Posted on 10/10/2009 05:31
Memories of Middlesbrough from your youth

Think it was called Bartrums Shop up West Lane, the bloke used to give us an apple on the way to school.
Toni bell ice cream van.
Lowccks/Alpine pop deliveries.
Tattie picking.
Diving off the high board in Gilkes Street Baths.
The cubicles in the old pool.
Stewarts for your school uniform.
ABC Saturday morning club.
The Bannana Splits.
Danger Mouse.
Girls making rose perfumn.
Hare & Hounds.
Making dens anywhere even in the house.
Playing footie with a tennis ball, because any bigger wasn't allowed,at every break at school.
Playing in all the derict house as they were knocking down Cannon Street.

asredastheycome Posted on 10/10/2009 06:23
Memories of Middlesbrough from your youth

Haircuts. Whether to get a "Bindoff Alloff" or a "Moody Special".
Bindoff(not sure on the spelling) was the better barber but if you got enough for his haircut and went to Moody's you had money to go to the Sarurday morning at the Majestic and get a beer lolly
They always showed those serilas with the fat Batman who had no batmoblie but a van.
Your man always knew you had been to Moody's though as you always had a cut ear if you went there.

Really enjoyed this post. Lots of memories and much moe interesting than "how much is yer watch worth" etc.

whinneybanksaint Posted on 10/10/2009 08:42
Memories of Middlesbrough from your youth

Ducks and peas from the butchers on West Lane opposite the Speedway.
Fishcake and chips from the bloke whos chip shop was in his front room on Tarran Street.

r00fie Posted on 10/10/2009 08:48
Memories of Middlesbrough from your youth

Patties from the Boro Fish Bar[smi]

ChrisPeaCock Posted on 10/10/2009 10:18
Memories of Middlesbrough from your youth

The smell of the bread baking at Forbes Bakery on Linthorpe Road whilst walking to Nelson's Toy Shop. No matter were I am if I smell bread being made i always think of Middlesbrough...

OPEO Posted on 10/10/2009 10:30
Memories of Middlesbrough from your youth

Helping my old man on his allotment in Broadwell road, Easterside, till someXXXXXX built an unemployed social club.

hez-boro Posted on 10/10/2009 10:32
Memories of Middlesbrough from your youth

Bob Testers for a hair cut

MKredleaderOne Posted on 10/10/2009 10:53
Memories of Middlesbrough from your youth

Watching them slice my smoked streaky bacon in Woolworths that was for tea on a Saturday afternoon.

[:P]

RhinelandSmog Posted on 10/10/2009 11:11
Memories of Middlesbrough from your youth

Getting of the bus and walking past the Central Park, down the street and then to Ayresome Park. Good times.

picol Posted on 10/10/2009 11:11
Memories of Middlesbrough from your youth

the guinea pigs at stewarts park

eston nab when it snowed and there was always grown men flying down it on a plaggy sheet

playing football on mill hill from when it got light to when it got dark

keepy-uppies under the glow of a street light

kerby where the road dipped cos of the drains making for an easier target

drinking cans of fosters on the field out the back of my house

hall garth v kingsy school football

trying to get in my school team as a left footed right winger (where was gareth when i needed him)

knocky-knock-ido(sp)

borobadge Posted on 10/10/2009 12:04
Memories of Middlesbrough from your youth

one-o-kick in the alley.

the beck on valley road and down the side of albert park flooding.

the emptying of the boating lake of water !via a pump and a pipe into the beck.

tarzies over that same said beck.

taunting the park-keeper.

swimming in the park lake.

getting the boats out after they had been tied up to the island...;-)

egging.

three legged races.

"all join on - for cowboys and indians".

air-pistols, water pistols and sex pistols.

tam-o-shanter boro hats.

I.D bracelets. (i still have mine with a boro insignia on it !)

painted hard hats at the match.

crombie coats with the red 'parrot' showing.

billiards in the steelies club on a sunday morning before the club opened up.

hedge jumping.

yamaha FS1e.

Holgatewall Posted on 10/10/2009 12:29
Memories of Middlesbrough from your youth

Fleetham Street school
Playing our games over at West Lane or
saturday morning at the ABC, then fish and chips and Ayresome Park on the afternoon. Hang around after the match for autographs.

Dorman museum with the Lion standing over the dead Zebra.Used to have a Bee Hive outside were you could see the bees making honey.

BigCasino Posted on 10/10/2009 12:30
Memories of Middlesbrough from your youth

Reas Cafe having a small juke box bolted to the wall at each booth.

Lifting a goodie from Woolworths pick'n'mix every time I walked past.

But No.1 is Jack Hatfields original shop, somewhere around where the Cleveland Centre is. A truly unique shop that was, I phookin loved it.

Bobbys Cycles for me first bike.

Holgatewall Posted on 10/10/2009 12:33
Memories of Middlesbrough from your youth

Casino- it was Newton Street where Jack Hatfields used to be.Got my first Boro shirt from there Red with a white V neck c1963.

borobadge Posted on 10/10/2009 12:37
Memories of Middlesbrough from your youth

they did replica shirts in 1963 ?

loved it in Jacks, it was an infectious shop, and smelled of dubbin..he knew people....and that way he always rounded the price down, that was a sure fire winner that got you to return.

boroproud Posted on 10/10/2009 12:45
Memories of Middlesbrough from your youth

The bus stops in Doggy which used to go through the middle of the market,straight onto Smeaton Street then left towards the Exchange.

acklam_lad Posted on 10/10/2009 12:54
Memories of Middlesbrough from your youth

the graffiti on that wall in whinney banks juniors

10 a side footy every day on that liitle patch of grass up whinney banks road on your right (now houses)

MadHatter Posted on 10/10/2009 12:59
Memories of Middlesbrough from your youth

Toomy Trinder - Yeah I remember old Johnnie one eye. We must have mad to play in that building site at all hours. Also remeber acquiring Brown Ale from Brambles farm Hotel. Used to go to school with young Joycie, so was easy to get access.

borolad259 Posted on 10/10/2009 13:20
Memories of Middlesbrough from your youth

The smells down at Tesside Tigers...give us a T.

Been done before, but hearing Ella Fitzgerald wafting down Linthorpe Rd...surreal.

Footie on kirby fields

Making dens in the waste ground that eventually became the Masonic Hall.

The bloke building a boat in his garden down Beechwood (I think). Did it ever see the water?

Climbing the trees for conkers by the Little Theatre

The smell of the bogs at Whinney Banks infants.

Staying out away from home all day and rolling home at tea time when only 5...no mobile phones....in fact, no phones at all.

Running battles with Boynton and St Georges on Sandy Flats

The bloke who used to come around to sharpen tools in the street....with his weird contraption.

Climbing lamp posts.

Getting squeezed through the turnstiles at Ayresome.

Souness living by the Rose, and playing footie in the back alley with us.


SueH Posted on 10/10/2009 13:25
Memories of Middlesbrough from your youth

Toy shop at xmas!!

dennisthedog Posted on 10/10/2009 13:41
Memories of Middlesbrough from your youth

milk in bags

The lad at the baths who took your tub of clothes and gave the rubber band out having no arms.

OPEO Posted on 10/10/2009 13:54
Memories of Middlesbrough from your youth

Snow passed your knees. Circa early 60s. Proper winters back then.

1finny Posted on 10/10/2009 13:58
Memories of Middlesbrough from your youth

Walking to the match crossing the white bridge (don't even know if its still there)
The G Bus
Nicking stuff from Hintons Park End
End of term fights between St Anthony's and Langbaurgh - (Premier Rd War Zone)
Cargo Fleet Club
Thorntree School
Nimans (using the voucher to get me school uniform)
Making Catapults
Making Bikes
Wall Ball
Holding bangers until just before (sometimes) they went bang.
Burning Down other bomfires before the big night
Protecting ours - to the end (never got burnt down..... ever!)
Paleschis Ice Cream on stockton market
Boys End
Over the wall
Waiting outside Hogate end til 10 mins before the end
A squeeze
Stewarts - the ONLY 'fashion' shop in the BORO.
Sugar sandwiches
Me dad polishing the shoes every Sunday
North Ormesby Market

Vespa-Scooter Posted on 10/10/2009 14:35
Memories of Middlesbrough from your youth

The Rag`n`Bone man on Caversham road Easterside.
Getting a 5p mix up off my Grandad every Sunday from the shops on Broughton Street.
Hemlington lake.
Nicking the putty from the windows from the new houses behind St. Gerards.
Playing footy/cricket on the green on Amesbury Crescent,seemed huge then.
Sheilas van.
Boiling hot Summer in 1976.
Mrs Smiths beehive hairstyle and her bubble car,St.Gerards.
Clitheroe v Postgate matches at dinnertime.
Mrs Oakley the dinnerlady.
Potato Tubes crisps.
Playing kirby.
Jam sarnies after sunday tea.
Ross`s for school uniforms.
Making dens in Marton woods.
Tarzies.
Knicky Knocky Hide-o.

hewielewie Posted on 10/10/2009 15:42
Memories of Middlesbrough from your youth

This is the real Remember When

King_Ricard Posted on 10/10/2009 15:49
Memories of Middlesbrough from your youth

Rob and Steve Goldby will be gutted if this thread had come a few months earlier they could have turned it into a book and sold it for Christmas.

[;)]

hewielewie Posted on 10/10/2009 16:00
Memories of Middlesbrough from your youth

I used to love Jack Hatfields shop. With the bench in there and the footy socks tied over the back of it so you could try your boots on properly

borobadge Posted on 10/10/2009 18:35
Memories of Middlesbrough from your youth

dogs with their arses stuck together.

horses in the alley stable.

rats in the gutters.

mice in the frying pan.

double decker frogs.

pigeon lofts.

a goat tethered @ the garage on marton road.

GoodoldKO Posted on 10/10/2009 19:40
Memories of Middlesbrough from your youth

So much laughter about great memories, reading this.
My nan lived on Derby Avenue, so I knew about the bogs at the botton of Weatherhead, and the kids home at the corner of Bruce Avenue.
Later in life in my teens, the asian guy in the offie at the botton oh Hambleton Road, who would sell anything to anyone (And the awkward woman on Roman road who wouldn't)- First, and only time, I ever got stopped buying booze well under age.
Digging up an allotment at the top of Weatherhead ave and presenting Nan with an assortment of veg, only to get a good bollocking and marched back to the allotment to confess.

Tracker bikes over the cross country bumps at Boynton, and ending up in the stream more than once

The Outrageously priced Pats Pantry in Saltersgill.

Great beer and good times with Roy in the Linthorpe

The Arty, and the creepy bike rides through Kings Manor school when I was 17-18

Wycherly and Alan Fearnley's record shoips, and also that short lived one at the Palladium who would order anything for you, despite how obscure.

The Baths- What a choice!

From Linthorpe, we did the buses to

Eston
Thornaby (Great shop for nicking sweets next to the Bus stop....)
Stockton
We walked to Boro (old baths) with those strange poolside saloon changing cubicles, and high sides in the pool.And also new baths

We also walked to Berwick Hills baths, past Belle Vue- Got a pair of Adidas samba trainees nicked there once- went home with a promise of a few quid and some baths sandshoes- wore one,and the other duly came.

Much more than this- Tarzees and bike tans, tracker bikes that handled like motor bikes.

Garden creeping, playing football in the nets at Kirby college till we were chased, and then it was back to the gravel and shale next door.

Big games on the grass in front of where Grove Hill library is now- Loads of kids and half XXXXXXed adults fresh(?) from the Broadway and Sycamore club- all dodging the dog XXXXXX, which we didn't most of the time.

Best of all - seeing real players and testimonials and friendlies for nest to nothing and climbing your way down from the Boys end to the pitch side,

God, I could go on forever and will if this thread keeps going,

rozi Posted on 10/10/2009 19:52
Memories of Middlesbrough from your youth

I was at Fleetham Street School as well, lived on Union Street and remember getting penny loaves from the corner shop, the smell of coffee when you went into Hintons (where HSBC is now), the coal man with his horse and cart, Fentimans ginger beer which they delivered to you in big stone bottles - it was delicious, later on ginger plants which everyone seemed to have to make their own ginger ale. I remember my Mum would leave 3 books with money in on the sideboard every Saturday, one for coal, one for rent and one for insurance, before going shopping (leaving the front door unlocked)- each collector would go in, sign his book and take his money. Can you imagine that happening today?

ThePrisoner Posted on 10/10/2009 19:57
Memories of Middlesbrough from your youth

The Witch's Hat and 500 foot tall slides in Albert Park. So tall they had a little hut at the top to reduce the chances of death by falling.

And none of this tree bark or rubber to cushion the fall. Just cold, hard concrete.

Playground planners in those days must have hated kids!

GoodoldKO Posted on 10/10/2009 19:58
Memories of Middlesbrough from your youth

Rozi- Do you remember that shop near Milton Street, on Union street, who made home made ice lollies in cracked cups, that were impossible to eat before you got to school?

I went to that Annexe near Newport road in the late 60's - It was surreal.
I lived in Wentworth St and used to walk across the demolition sites that were Miltonn Street and the rest.It seemed like during the war!

asredastheycome Posted on 11/10/2009 07:26
Memories of Middlesbrough from your youth

Hoof....like this one keep it going.

borolad259 Posted on 11/10/2009 08:00
Memories of Middlesbrough from your youth

Ah, the witches hat. Climbing frame meets roundabout. Never saw any injuries though.

One terribly sad memory of Albert Park. A friend of mine hanged himself under the footbridge....his Dad worked at the Fire Station and had to cut him down.

Hoof_Hearted Posted on 11/10/2009 08:14
Memories of Middlesbrough from your youth

The Lowc0cks lemonade van

andymfcok Posted on 11/10/2009 09:12
Memories of Middlesbrough from your youth

The smell of freshly baked bread from forbes on Linthorpe road, going in and getting free broken bits of gingerbread men.

pinching milk tokens from doorsteps and buying gallons of milk from the co-op with them. Then drinking gallons of milk. No wonder I am fat with great bones.

Climbing over the great wall onto St James church to get my ball back. (8 year old dangling 40 foot up in the air clinging to a drain pipe)

Playing cricket in the street with a tennis racket. It was a 6 if the ball went over the roof of Watts' on Parly Road.

The Cafe which was over the road from where Macdonalds is now, - massive knickerbocker Glories.

Romer Parishes - A wonder land

The old Boro baths. The little pool - the water looked green and the big one looked light blue. Them sign posts with the cartoons of things you could not do, but did anyway - no bombing. No petting.

Queing up for my dad for footy tickets.
Climbing over the hospital wall along with hundreds of others into the Holgate end. The best point led you into the stinky mens toilets.

Sometimes getting a squeeze into match. Did any of the kids pay to get in. Heaven knows what the real crowds were when some official crowds were 40,000.

My first memory of a game was the Oxford game in the 60's which saw us promoted from the 3rd. Cannot remember much about the football except everytime we scored there was a mass pitch invasion. The crowd was packed so much that everyone had to sit round the edge of the pitch.

GoodoldKO Posted on 11/10/2009 09:23
Memories of Middlesbrough from your youth

Borolad- I remember that well.
If it's who I'm thinking, did he have a brother called Nev, who later changed his name?

borobarmy1 Posted on 11/10/2009 09:34
Memories of Middlesbrough from your youth

Going over the docks on a night watching them unload the cargo and then the fog horns going off on new years eve from same docks

norfolkred1 Posted on 11/10/2009 10:05
Memories of Middlesbrough from your youth

Putting Bull and Cow horns on Bikes
Walikg for miles rather than get the bus
Push biking to Redcar, Great Ayton
Pinching fag coupons from your dads fag packet and getting cash from the corner shop
Taking Bottle back for cash
Putting cards on your spokes of your bike
Rock Garden Saturday night
Playing footy the day after opp the Linny, Punks V Skins
Tam Vans for away games and geting the wheel hub first.
Septic Sinbad
Razor Rays for your No 1 with razored partin in
Star Jumpers
Jumpers with a Fist on??
Capped sleeve T Shirts
Tartan Hats
Being proud to be a steel worker and from the Boro

keelo Posted on 11/10/2009 10:47
Memories of Middlesbrough from your youth

me dad and me taking my brother to join his 1st ship...(joined mine there too)dock was heaving with ships,having a sarne in Lena's tea rooms by old bus station

hewielewie Posted on 11/10/2009 10:50
Memories of Middlesbrough from your youth

I seem to remember going to the docks one Sunday to see a submarine or a battleship in the 70's

borobadge Posted on 11/10/2009 11:12
Memories of Middlesbrough from your youth

getting old bike tyres over the lamp-post.

merrydown cider (silver and gold)

old spice, brut and blue stratos.

rats tails for 'tache's.

jons country and western.

brutus jeans.

major domo boots.

monkey boots (for the girls !)

marc bolan and t-rex, slade and dr feelgood.

star t-shirts.

clackers (glass ones from romer parish'ss)

loons.

jonny 7s.

jonny x arse jeans.

wingfield wonders (footy boots from wooly's)

miners strikes.

power cuts.

firemens strikes and the brazier outside the stn @ park rd south.

the white hoop on the boro shirt.

the black lion rampant and M.F.C. in black.

footballers with curly perms.

beck jumping.

jockey jumpers.

fare dodging on bus's and trains.


metalguru Posted on 11/10/2009 11:17
Memories of Middlesbrough from your youth

Apple raiding.
Hedgehopping, going round the back of a house and then jumping over all the hegesand fences all long the street.
Marbles, playing a game where they had to go in a hole-bongies the metal marbles-some were massive.
The Insurance man calling on a night to be paid a few shillings each month.
Silver Co-op tokens put out for the milk.
Lowcocks yes! and Garnetts -had a rubber band around the funny shaped screw top.Used to scour the building sites and pinch the builders half drunk pop and drink it(how could we)and took them to the shops to claim the refunds, if we were lucky we also found a copy of Parade a now very mild nuddy mag-but it excited us.
That 1967 Oxford promotion match-couldnt get in at the Boys end the gates shut, got in just after half time when the gates when down in the Holgate. Everyone on the pitch when the ref blew for a free kick and we thought we were already promoted-one of the best matches and atmospheres ever.
Is someone making a book out of this thread?


borolad259 Posted on 11/10/2009 11:25
Memories of Middlesbrough from your youth

Goodoldko....aye the younger brother found Jesus/God etc. I remember my Mum heard the news on Radio Cleveland and came in to the living room to tell me. Awful moment.

On a lighter note....remember Steubert footie boots and trainers...they were long and narrow like canal boats.

The Linthorpe on Fridays and Saturdays...the Rocky...The Kirk. Good times.
When I think of the Linthorpe, for some reason I hear Ashes to Ashes in my head.

norfolkred1 Posted on 11/10/2009 11:30
Memories of Middlesbrough from your youth

Manchester House for you Dockers, Riders and Monkey Boots for the girls
Boro Fish Bar...WTF did we eat there
Down time in the BSC Mills
One out all out strikes, sheer madness
Glowing red skies over the Boro from the BOS Plant
Going over the Border if you felt brave
Walking from one end of the Clev Centre to the other on a Saturday, we've all done it
Field trips frpm school

boroman28 Posted on 11/10/2009 11:31
Memories of Middlesbrough from your youth

watching star wars at the odeon/abc?with my grandad,seeing the storm troopers stood outside.
going down the speedway
squeezing down the alleys on the way to holgate end
walking back to redcar boxing day after oldham game...no buses

moxxey Posted on 11/10/2009 11:33
Memories of Middlesbrough from your youth

I remember spending loads of time in CHIPS, with my mates, playing Double Dragon and eyeing up the new games.

Those were the days! Actually, I really miss the days where you used to have to buy a magazine to read about the latest computer games, music and so on. Now info is too easily available. Being a kid now is nothing like it was before

addison-road Posted on 11/10/2009 11:36
Memories of Middlesbrough from your youth

Bus conductors/ress with low slung money bags with Robertson gollywog badges all down the straps.
The little sweetshop opposite where The Cables Pub Is.

borochubster Posted on 11/10/2009 11:40
Memories of Middlesbrough from your youth

Getting the X19 from Hemlington into the town to go shopping with my great aunty, then her taking me to the cafe in Binns for my lunch as a treat.
Romer Parrishs toy shop
Playing football on the back field of the O's in Hemlington for hours on end.
Buying a Transit Tripper and riding the buses all day.
Fish and chips from Stoneyhouse St.
Sausages from Newboulds for tea on a Saturday .
Watching Coulby Shops being built on the land were the gypsies used to live.
Going upto wet and wild.
Going to Redcar to go on the fair.
The summer trip to Whitby.

orourke9 Posted on 11/10/2009 11:45
Memories of Middlesbrough from your youth

Sitting in the old man's hut having a pastie from the bakery on West Lane with a choice of puff or flakey pastry.

Painting the safety helmet red and white that dad got me from work and wearing it with pride in the Holgate End.

The little farm and farm house on Acklam Road at the Whinney Banks before the row of shops were build opposite St.Martin's church.

Cross country runs through the pig alleys being chased by pigs, geese, dogs and everything else.

breakonthru Posted on 11/10/2009 11:58
Memories of Middlesbrough from your youth

playing football on the o's back field remeber that unbeaten against the rest of hemlington.

crates of different flavours of lowcocks

whinneybanksaint Posted on 11/10/2009 12:01
Memories of Middlesbrough from your youth

Sitting on the A19 flyover{ when it was being built ) watching the speedway .
The smell of the speedway.
The white helmets motorbike display team.
Yellow top ice creams on Redcar sea front
Fixed wheels on yer bike
Lolly sticks in your bike wheels
finding Mayfair porn mags in the bushes (the only sex education we ever got)

borobadge Posted on 11/10/2009 12:18
Memories of Middlesbrough from your youth

hemlington being a v. rural village out in the 'country' and a couple of bus rides away, it had a pond and a hospital for cancer patients....

schools sportsday @ clairville.

programme fairs in amer's sports-hall.

magnifying glass'...

hillman imps.

spangles, sherbet dabs and josie dobies!.

3 rea's cafe's near on linny rd near ayresome, opposite what is now mcdonalds and outside the boating lake @ albert park.

hedgehogs.

groundhogs.

hotdogs.

whinneybanksaint Posted on 11/10/2009 12:35
Memories of Middlesbrough from your youth

Doby bottles for super soakers
Egg box cartons for batman & robin masks
Playing gatey with a tennis ball
playing one kick against the wall
Our front window always going through( next to the alley we used as a goal )
The Away Supporters coaches parking on West Lane.
Bozzo the ice cream man
Rag an bone men ( anyole lumbay ragbo )

Dribble Posted on 11/10/2009 12:44
Memories of Middlesbrough from your youth

buying your harrington jacket with a provident cheque at stewarts

whinneybanksaint Posted on 11/10/2009 13:08
Memories of Middlesbrough from your youth

Green shield stamps
Frank Dees
Billy Rays
Demi wave perms
Joeys wedge haircut

borolad259 Posted on 11/10/2009 14:21
Memories of Middlesbrough from your youth

Bran tubs at the school fair

Dodging the cyclists at Clairville

Not catching fish in Albert Park lake.

The Minah bird at Stewarts

Watching Chris and Alan Old at Acklam Park

Midget Gems from Tollesby Rd

Jonah on the Linthorpe's submarine video game "Stupenfuhrer"

Jubilee in the Town Hall Crypt

Watching Motocross/Scrambling at Carlton Bank


Tommy_Trinder Posted on 11/10/2009 14:26
Memories of Middlesbrough from your youth

Ah yes.. Woodiwiss the (butcher) dentist at N Ormesby, always needed a couple of days off school after a visit to him.

Moody the barber at Brambles farm, would give you a clip round the earhole if you moved your head whilst he was cutting.

borolad259 Posted on 11/10/2009 14:32
Memories of Middlesbrough from your youth

Woodwiss.....aaaaargghhh. Horrible surgery that one. Before he was in N Ormseby, he was on Roman Rd I think....took every single one of my mam's teeth out.

stevethepup Posted on 11/10/2009 14:52
Memories of Middlesbrough from your youth

Lanny's ice cream van

Dribble Posted on 11/10/2009 15:15
Memories of Middlesbrough from your youth

Orange sandshoe bags for winter mornings

whinneybanksaint Posted on 11/10/2009 15:59
Memories of Middlesbrough from your youth

black plimsols for PE
School photographs my god why did we all look like something from the Hills Have Eyes?
Rag cut hairstyles
George Best football boots ( 1st type to have side laces )
Top Trumps

mcyates Posted on 11/10/2009 16:32
Memories of Middlesbrough from your youth

Going up to police and getting cop cards off them.

Berwick Baths!! Loved the smell, the coloured light and siren when your time was up and the clothes in the tray :D

Romer Parish - HEAVEN :)

Tommy_Trinder Posted on 11/10/2009 18:34
Memories of Middlesbrough from your youth

Anyone remember the Hugh Bell school before the law courts were built? I remember me and my brother climbing in through a window shortly before it was demolished and exploring the whole building.

I recall seeing text books shrewn about all over the floors, old school desks and blackboards, it was like an adventure playground to us.
There was even a sports hall type room with climbing ropes, and whatnot.

borolad259 Posted on 11/10/2009 18:38
Memories of Middlesbrough from your youth

Flamingo at Seal Sands

The indoor amusements at Coatham Bowl.

The stuffed bear at the RG.


borokaza Posted on 11/10/2009 18:42
Memories of Middlesbrough from your youth

Bread tags on your bike spokes

Playing cricke in the street and drawing the stumps on the lamp posts

Building bogies

Kick the can, Kirby and Fox & hounds

Walking to the Leisure Farm through a turnip field

Turnip bashing at haloween

Going to my dad's cafe at Marton on a morning before school and playing on the space invaders. It was also the first place to get a slush machine in Boro.

Mrs Lane the crossing lady on Gunnergate Lane and being able to walk to school on our own from about 6 yrs old.

collecting pannini stickers


OPEO Posted on 11/10/2009 19:26
Memories of Middlesbrough from your youth

Linthorpe road when woolies front was on it. Some suit shop over the road with heraldic badges on display. Jack Hatfeilds old shop and the model racing car centre with an 8 lane layout. Remember most of this being demolished to make way for the cleveland centre.

Vespa-Scooter Posted on 11/10/2009 20:56
Memories of Middlesbrough from your youth

Borokaza,,was your dads cafe at Marton Road shops ?We used to go to the milk bar there after school,play on the spacey machine.[:D]

Bren_MFC Posted on 11/10/2009 21:03
Memories of Middlesbrough from your youth

proper sit down Wimpey......I used to always get the Shanty Brunch (fish and chips), you could see all the away fans walk past from the station on a saturday......

borokaza Posted on 11/10/2009 21:14
Memories of Middlesbrough from your youth

Vespa- yeah that was the one.

sydneyboro Posted on 12/10/2009 06:44
Memories of Middlesbrough from your youth

Getting taken into the Holgate when I was about 8 & not being able to see much over the guys in front but getting dragged along in the people surge when there was a goal or chance.

Exploring in my Aunts pub The Cleveland in North Ormesby (probably now under the Riverside I think)

Living in the Premier Road "war zone" until I was about 5. Then moving & having that replaced in later years by the Sarah Metcalfe vs Gillbrook war zone

Getting into the Middlesbrough Labour Club before a match at 13/14yo having a drink & not remembering a lot about the game.

Fishing on South Gare on a rough day

Lowcocks/Alpine soft drinks

Polly bagging on Eston hills

All of the industry/works in Grangetown & seeing them all gone when I cam back.

Cold mornings playing for the school on the rec.

The Opening of Berwick hills baths & the port holes.

BigCasino Posted on 12/10/2009 09:07
Memories of Middlesbrough from your youth

Everyone using haversacks as school bags with their favourite band name painted on the back.

Middlesbrough Dock canteen for a "full cardiac arrest" brekkie.

The dockers having a swift walkout on a sunny afternoon and having a jar outside The Albion [8D]

metalguru Posted on 12/10/2009 09:32
Memories of Middlesbrough from your youth

Forgot about the paited haversacks that's a good one(you went to school on monday, the paint hadnt dried underneath-gloss paint all over your clothes!), also everyone used to link both straps together to make one long strap so it hung down your side.

orourke9 Posted on 12/10/2009 09:50
Memories of Middlesbrough from your youth

Matt Newton's on Princes Road and Henry's on St.Barnabas Road for all your bike spares.
Remember getting some red lettering tranfers from Matt Newton's that I also used on my Boro safety helmet. PROMOTION filled the full length of the peak.
Also were any of the four clocks on Whinney Banks school ever right?
Running round to the paper shop on Croft Avenue and waiting for the van to turn up with the Sports Gazettes.
All the lads in the street appearing within seconds of Shoot finishing on Sunday afternoons to go onto Levick field for a 20 half-time and 40 the winner match.

skiprat Posted on 12/10/2009 09:51
Memories of Middlesbrough from your youth

Was halfway through reading the rest of this thread there and it came to me about the chasing coppers around the town to see if they had any cards!

Had completely forgot about that!

Ouroboros Posted on 12/10/2009 11:31
Memories of Middlesbrough from your youth

The boats in the boating lake at Albert Park. The smell of 2-Stroke still reminds me of their put-put motors.

The playground at Albert Park; Teapot Lid, slides, see-saws and swings.

Clairville Fair. The smell of hot dogs and coconuts and “Tears of a Clown” blasting out from the speakers.

The model racing car shop at the end of Linthorpe Road, before the Cleveland Centre was built. You could pay and have your own track on the multi-laned oversized Scalextric track. Go too fast and you spent half the time putting your truck/car back on the track.

Macfisheries near the model car shop.

“Candles” outside Maddo’s. We always bought one of his Salmonella Specials. Occasionally his dewdrop would drop onto the hotplate on his trike and there’d be a quick sizzle. “Can I have one from the front, mate?”

The model train in Albert Park.

Bibi’s café on Linthorpe Road. Did a great burger & chips.

Brookside, Bertram Ramsey and the High Schools at Prissick Base.

Lannie’s Ice Cream van with fat Bob.

The man from Carey’s / Prudential calling for his money.

Club Fiesta, Inn Cognito and the Marimba.

Excel Bowling Alley, later Gaskins nightclub.

Frankie Dee’s.

Wrestling on the Town Hall (Jackie Pallo, Farmer Johnny Allen, Norman Walsh, Big Daddy, “Mighty” John Quinn, Masambula, Les Kellett, Honey Boy Simba, Black Jack Mulligan, Mick McManus, Giant Haystacks, Mal Kirk, Jim Breaks, Rollerball Rocco, etc, etc)

Chopper bikes, and its little cousin the Chipper.

Making gats, pea-guns and flights.

Playing Split The Kipper.




crocadogafrigapig Posted on 12/10/2009 13:01
Memories of Middlesbrough from your youth

Moving to Hemlington in the early 70's. The best place in Middlesbrough for a kid to grow up.


Manny-Being-Manny Posted on 12/10/2009 13:54
Memories of Middlesbrough from your youth

The Newboulds pie factory on the longlands.
WELLS shoe repair shop in Doggy, my dad worked there for about 50 years.
White dog XXXXXXe (you just don't see it anymore!!)

orourke9 Posted on 12/10/2009 14:06
Memories of Middlesbrough from your youth

Benny's the barbers on Borough Road.
In 1966 went in there one Saturday morning with dad and all the North Korean squad came in for a trim. They were fascinated with my Batman tee shirt.

Going round the play ground every playtime all linking arms singing the World Cup Willie song.

The state of the bogs in the old Erimus in the Cleveland Centre.

Scrambling to get the riders' goggles at the end of the old Teesside Tigers meetings.

Slipping a copy of Parade inside the Speedway Star in the Coronation paper shop and getting nicked.

Checking the Beeline advert to see if they were running a trip to the next away match.

Passing the King's coach struggling up the motorway with about 100 on it.

Getting a Budgie jacket from Stewart's

Trying your new two tone stack heels on upstairs on the bus then nearly falling downstairs getting off.

borolad259 Posted on 12/10/2009 15:08
Memories of Middlesbrough from your youth

Motorhead in the Town Hall crypt...aged 15 or so, successfully negotiating the door staff, and then finding myself surrounded by seemingly huge bikers.
Fantastic night...apart from the delay when someone nicked Fast Eddie's pedal.

dooderooni Posted on 12/10/2009 15:46
Memories of Middlesbrough from your youth

Hintons and Fine Fare.

The music shop down by the bus station, Williams I think it was.

Playing footy on the grass outside the General Hospital.

The cobbled streets which became lethal in the wet or snow.

The bowling alley becoming a skate park.

Forbes Bakery.

The cobbler on Union Street.

row_7 Posted on 12/10/2009 16:08
Memories of Middlesbrough from your youth

Kader youthy on a Friday night

Walking aimlessly round & round the Clevo on a Saturday.

Getting dragged to Bob Testers by me mam - feeling dead grown up when Bob decided I was old enough to read the copy of Playboy he always had in his top draw.

Playing football over Kader school field till it got dark and then going down the swings till it was time to go home.

Fishing down Albert Park and Hemmy Lake - night fishing round the back of Poole Hospital - keeping one eye open for the grey lady.

That boat round the back of Grove Hill library did make it into the water - it was moored in the Tees for a while although I dunno where it is now.

redwurzel Posted on 12/10/2009 18:06
Memories of Middlesbrough from your youth

The miniture steam railway in Albert Park

The Lion with half eaten Zebra in Dorman Museum (I didn't know when I was 6 that represented the Boro and the Geordies).

The store with money shoots - where McDonalds is now. Wrights House?

Trolley bus from Normanby Top to Cargo Fleet.

Driving past cargo fleet works and my granny pointing to the middle furnace where my grandad was a crane driver.

Driving through Cleveland Bridge Works on a winters evening and feeling like it was visiting Dante's inferno.

Corporation Buses with letters instead of numbers.

Like many others big football matches on open ground, oggy raiding, bommy building and raiding, tarzees, dens, nesting, collecting football cards/stickers, playground fights, girls singing and dancing in the playground, girls playing with jumping games elastic.

Bovril OXO and cheap cigarette smoke at Ayresome and the bright flood lights of a night match.

Holgatewall Posted on 12/10/2009 18:22
Memories of Middlesbrough from your youth

The men who rode around on a cart drawn by horses selling sticks for the fire.

I used to get a ride on the cart when I was a young un.

Sixpeneth of chips from the chippy on Princes Road.

Sweet shops on Princes Road.


Vespa-Scooter Posted on 12/10/2009 18:24
Memories of Middlesbrough from your youth

All join on for Japs and Commandoes
3 and in
square ball
tudor crisps
cider lollies
jones`s pop deliveries
cypress road youthy disco
that manky chewy in the footy card packs
Potts newsagent,the avvy,nunthorpe,my first paper round
1st nunthorpe mowgli pack cubs
KAZA`S DAD`S MILK BAR,[^].

Teesvillain Posted on 12/10/2009 18:29
Memories of Middlesbrough from your youth

Sniffing glue!

whinneybanksaint Posted on 12/10/2009 19:56
Memories of Middlesbrough from your youth

Having yer 1st XXXXXX[:D]

orourke9 Posted on 13/10/2009 07:31
Memories of Middlesbrough from your youth

The music shop on Newport Road next to the old United bus station was Hamilton's.
Bought "I believe in Father Christmas" there.

asredastheycome Posted on 15/10/2009 09:34
Memories of Middlesbrough from your youth

Hamiltons was at the Town Hall/Empire end on Corporation Road

The_same_as_before Posted on 15/10/2009 09:37
Memories of Middlesbrough from your youth

Going to Gypsy Lane in Nunthorpe to hire a caravan in Whitby, I thought we were in London.

sasboro1 Posted on 15/10/2009 09:38
Memories of Middlesbrough from your youth

the play-inn, i think there were two. one near where mcdonalds is and one on corporation road. seeing lads put their 10p in the commando/1942 game and play for 20 minutes. Wonder how much money they had put in to get that good.

Ouroboros Posted on 15/10/2009 09:46
Memories of Middlesbrough from your youth

Fleetline double-decker buses


Link: Corporation buses

Holgatewall Posted on 15/10/2009 09:46
Memories of Middlesbrough from your youth

Not strictly Middlesbrough but remember going to Stockton races with my dad.

Remember the disabled men playing acordians on the walk up to the track.

Spent many a happy Saturday there as opposed to miserable Saturdays now at the Shops now on the site

hewielewie Posted on 06/03/2010 09:36
Memories of Middlesbrough from your youth

Men stood outside NEEB watching the ashes on TV while their wives went shopping

crocadogafrigapig Posted on 06/03/2010 12:06
Memories of Middlesbrough from your youth

Clitheroe v Postgate matches at dinnertime.

Fisher and Moore were t'others if my memory serves me right.

Band_of_Boros Posted on 06/03/2010 12:12
Memories of Middlesbrough from your youth

Croca,

Would that be St. Gerards? - I was a Fisher man myself from back in the late 70's

Fattimo_Maccarone82 Posted on 06/03/2010 12:20
Memories of Middlesbrough from your youth

Asking the bus driver for a roll of bus tickets then making a big trail through people gardens in grangetown.

st Hilda's Youthy in gtown

the smell of some gadgies pipe/stale ale in the holgate.

DeadInTheWater Posted on 06/03/2010 12:20
Memories of Middlesbrough from your youth

George the fruit and veg man every week in his van
Alpine lemonade deliveries
Playing football every day(even in the dark)
Bazooka Joe bubble gum



Link: ...

donny-the-bull Posted on 06/03/2010 13:03
Memories of Middlesbrough from your youth

Going on the buffs trips to Whitley Bay & Scarborough, getting a fiver to spend and blowing the lot in 30 minutes.
Catching the D bus home from Town.
Spending my pocket money in Drews Joke shop on Barneys Rd.
Beck walking from the park to devils bridge.
Going for a milkshake in Northern Grill with my Dad.
Playing footy and Cricket in the alley and getting chased by old mrs dinsdale threatening us with her brush!
Legging it when PC Clapperton walked down the road every night.

crocadogafrigapig Posted on 06/03/2010 14:05
Memories of Middlesbrough from your youth

Postgate meself late 70s

Kirkylane Posted on 06/03/2010 14:07
Memories of Middlesbrough from your youth

sign outside a corner shop:

"FOR THE SAKE OF YOUR THROAT, SMOKE!"


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erimus74 Posted on 06/03/2010 14:26
Memories of Middlesbrough from your youth

Friday night at the Barnies disco, saturday at Albert Park skating rink then to the Boro game, when they were at home.

Scotts at the top of maldon road, where I use to live, sometimes we would get the united bus to stockton, via west lane, past the speedway pub.

Remember the A66 getting built and the houses that backed on to the A66 getting secondary double glazing.

Brill times

gary79 Posted on 06/03/2010 14:41
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joe wallys
leaving yer mate on the island in albert park
greenhouse in stewys park
frankie dees
foffers hairdressers


Pud1 Posted on 06/03/2010 15:04
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Nuns all over Barden road ( my road)and on the back field where Frankie Dees was built.
Not getting our ball back if it went in the "nunery" and being too scared to go and get it for obvious reasons ( and there were bats in there!)

fromafar Posted on 06/03/2010 15:05
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helping on the boats inAlbert Park
A licourice root on the way home from cubs
church dances in Beechwood and having the Whinney Banks gang coming in
The Tattoo in Stewarts Park

Anubis Posted on 06/03/2010 15:06
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When the club shop seemed to be in someones front room on Kensington Road.

Getting a bath in a tin bath in the front room

Catching bumble bees in milk bottles

Black Marias,

The police driving aound in light blue & white minis

Police boxes

Bombed houses (our playground)

Tower House

Smarts toyshop

The white bridge being white.

Bringing all and sundry home from the rock garden on a sat night (much to my parents horror)




block_4_Eastender Posted on 06/03/2010 15:37
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The whale on Clairville common
Appolo rocket on Clairville common
Trolley bus pickup coming of the lines
The bloke in the lift at Binns
Romer Parish's massive Subbuteo collection
An open day at Ayersome Park David Mills car was there with his name along the side the i was him heading the ball
Hearing Rumours that the Yorkshire ripper was in Boro
Going to see Teesside Tigers while the flyover was being built
Redcar Carnival fortnight .... Red Devils, Red arrows etc.
Getting my 1st season ticket in block 4 of the east end

Marc_Feld Posted on 06/03/2010 16:01
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'The lad at the baths who took your tub of clothes and gave the rubber band out having no arms.'

Ricky Corner?

hewielewie Posted on 06/03/2010 16:08
Memories of Middlesbrough from your youth

Fisher and Moore? Fisher was my Nana's maiden name and her married name was Moore

parmoboy Posted on 06/03/2010 20:35
Memories of Middlesbrough from your youth

Going on the red shiny united bus from staithes shopping.In Romer Parrish swopping all the soldiers in the boxes so that I would have a good selection of each [:D] the footy with my dad at ayresome park and once I won a trip to go into the dressing room and meet all the players ( 1973 ish period) I took a good mate. Looking at all the strips in jack hatfield and asking for an orange blackpool top - no chance, only boro, man utd and leeds tops on display! first love charlene who visited staithes on holiday with her family and I was smitten [:X] blue remembered summer days that lasted forever [^]

ClaireSmith Posted on 06/03/2010 20:38
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I too won a trip to go into the dressing room and meet all the players.

I'm fairly certain I put Stan Cummins in traction.

onthemap Posted on 06/03/2010 20:43
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Starsky jumpers (cardigans) from Stewarts.

Bread from Marys Van (Netherfields)

Records from Fearnleys

A kicking from Mark Proctor - (different schools) - and he got more than one back.

pottomed Posted on 06/03/2010 21:15
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i Remember the Annexe,I went there about 1970, next to Starkies Vets then went to Fleetham and used to go to the Church on Princes Road for school dinners

crocadogafrigapig Posted on 07/03/2010 04:52
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'I'm fairly certain I put Stan Cummins in traction.'

You sure it wasn't the other way round?


crocadogafrigapig Posted on 07/03/2010 04:58
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Anyone remember the shop on Borough Road (just down from Jack 'call it a fiver' Hatfields) that sold ex-military issue stuff?
Seem to remember it was run by 2 old blokes.
A veritable Aladdins cave of medals, gas masks, uniforms and flags.

OPEO Posted on 07/03/2010 07:29
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63 bus from easterside to Normanby then on the trolley bus down to Eston baths.
The shop on Jubilee road that sold triangular frozen jubilees on the climb up eston hills.
The sand quarry that was there before marton Manor.
Playing on the building site that was to become Beechwood youth club.
Going to Beechwood school when we moved to Easterside cos there wasn't a school at Easterside.
Walking round town without tramps or scruffy chavs littering the place.
Bommy raiding.
My dads allotment before it was taken from him by the building of the Beads cub.

HolgateCorner Posted on 07/03/2010 11:01
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Some great stuff above (as always on this sort of thread), I don't think anybody's mentioned the old United bus station and all the pigeons hanging around.

One thing that strikes me is the enjoyment and pride that comes out in this thread, you can feel that people loved their younger days on Teesside.

It may be a generation thing but you get the feeling these days that amongst youngsters there is a complete lack of pride in the area and they are the first to run it down.

crocadogafrigapig Posted on 07/03/2010 14:05
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Mr. Rob 'I am Middlesbrough' FMTTM might get a book out of this.

crocadogafrigapig Posted on 07/03/2010 14:26
Memories of Middlesbrough from your youth

Lying in bed on a night and hearing the noise from 'the works.'

lewesred Posted on 07/03/2010 15:35
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metal 'segs' on the bottom of yer shoes, making sparks round the playground, marbles in the drain covers. Getting caned off Mr. Mizon the one legged headmaster , and using the outside bogs on a winters day at Linthorpe juniors.Buying single fags and shopping at Pybus. Running out half way through a XXXXXXe haircut in the barbers next to Pybus on the corner of Oxford rd and Roman rd, and the clattering I got when my embarassed dad caught up with me... ah we can laff now !

oldtwit Posted on 07/03/2010 16:21
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them s*ding trollybuses that just about used to run you over cos you could/nt hear em coming,and the drivers had to get out and put the contacts back on the wires with a long pole.

Holgatewall Posted on 07/03/2010 17:07
Memories of Middlesbrough from your youth

Croc- I think the shop you are on about was Manchester House. Also used to be over the border.

onthetap Posted on 07/03/2010 17:59
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Rozi- Do you remember that shop near Milton Street, on Union street, who made home made ice lollies in cracked cups, that were impossible to eat before you got to school?

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Josie Dobie's [^]


Getting along the wall from Ayresome School to the bogs on Linthorpe Road without falling off. (Ayresome Gardens)

Manny-Being-Manny Posted on 07/03/2010 20:36
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Southlands School 1973. Yvonne Bosson the finest looking girl in the whole school.

Bren_MFC Posted on 07/03/2010 21:04
Memories of Middlesbrough from your youth

Saturday pre match.....going to the Wimpey in the town ,near the Shakey for a Shanty Brunch with my mam and dad, then park up near the old mans park, walk through to the match, all the shops used to put the shutters down on a saturday afternoon, in those days because of the trouble, then Saturday night TV was Dr Who, Generation Game, 321, Juliet Bravo, Cagney & Lacey, Starskey & Hutch, Match of the Day.....they were the days

borolad259 Posted on 07/03/2010 21:11
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Tonybell plastic balls
Some weird kid at Whinney Banks who used to eat wax crayons, whilst most of us got sweets from Maynards.
The old cobblers on Acklam Rd.

archienoeyes Posted on 07/03/2010 21:15
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best post of the year so far this [^]keep it going

The boat on the common behind the palladium shops was there over 25 yrs i think.

Giffords clothes shop on eastbourne rd jesus it was bad in there[cr].

seeing all the skin head glue sniffers in the trees behind the sycamore social club.

getting a proper eyeful of the women getting changed in the little theatre nearly every night for 3 yrs well there was always gaps in the curtains and on the ground floor[ref][:D].

Alpine and lowcocks coming round the roads mint .

oggy raiding .

conkering at the methodist church .

trying pop rocks and space dust for the first time [xx(]

beck jumping all the way from linthorpe to fairy dell avoiding devils bridge as scared of the stories .

air bomb repeaters and sticking bangers in XXXXXX next to cars ,what a mess[:D]

meeting billy ashcroft in the paper shop at the palladium shops endorsing those footballs that could not go down you could stick a knife in them and would be fine [?]

farah trousers at school [^].

my dads allotment at beechwood never understood why he had one but now i do as i have one there now myself[smi].

god i could go on all night about this one so i wont .

boro_millwall Posted on 07/03/2010 21:40
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picking magic mushrooms form ormesby hall cc [:O]

Manny-Being-Manny Posted on 07/03/2010 21:53
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Sticking a fishing rod through the letterbox of the SPAR shop on Cargo Fleet Lane and lifting all sorts of stuff off the shelves.

ThePrisoner Posted on 07/03/2010 22:02
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"The bloke in the lift at Binns"

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The lift was all brass and wood.

It wasn't a bad job but it had its ups and downs.[cr]

TheTiler Posted on 07/03/2010 23:03
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Spencer trousers at school with the stripe down the side

Crombie coats and donkey jackets

the toilets behind the holgate....

doing cross country at Boynton but stopping half way round and playing space invaders at my mates house


theKINGofROCKnROLL Posted on 07/03/2010 23:56
Memories of Middlesbrough from your youth

crows fair at the rec.

redwurzel Posted on 08/03/2010 00:29
Memories of Middlesbrough from your youth

Fighting Mackems and Geordies double our size down the alley that led to the turntiles for the Holgate. (self defence of course)

Unorganised footy games on a Sunday of 15 a side.

Smoking when 7 or 8 in the woods and alot more in the woods.

When very small been taken to the Dorman Museum to see the Boro Lion with a half eaten Zebra.

Only_Me Posted on 08/03/2010 01:58
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Crikey, there's some old codgers on this thread [:O]












Sadly, it would appear that I am one of them [sad] but thankfully, am still too young to remember some of the things on here. ( Phewww! )



A few people have mentioned the old baths but I don't think anyone has mentioned yet that, if you didn't get out of the pool when you were supposed to, they used to put all your clothes at the side of the pool, so that they would get wet. I've left there in dripping wet clothes many a time.[sad]
There were hairdryers in the changing rooms - 1p per time and they just consisted of a long length of hose pipe, well a bit wider than a garden hose but the same sort of thing.


Of course, swimming was for Satada afternoons, mornings were spent at the ABC - do other guys remember having to sing the minors song at the beginning of each session? And funny how many people had more than one birthday per year.( If it was your birthday, you got in free the next week, or something. )

Not necessarily at the minors but in general, when you went to the pictures the usherettes coming round at the intermission with their ice cream trays and shining the torch on you if you were misbehaving.
In those days, the Odeon and the ABC only had one screen. It was good sitting on the balcony of the Odeon and throwing things over the top at the kids below.
I remember when both places had queues to get in to see films. The queue for Star Wars went right round the Odeon. That was just the longest queue ever!


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The Outrageously priced Pats Pantry in Saltersgill."

Her husband was a councillor or would be MP or something and I remember being asked if we'd deliver leaflets on his behalf. She said she would pay us for doing the job.
So myself and some friends were dropped off in Easterside. We spent ours delivering the damn things. Our 'wage' turned out to be an old orange and very bruised apple each.



Sorry, I'm going to have to split posts - my pc is acting up.




Boro5707 Posted on 08/03/2010 03:08
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Thursday big shop, Asda.
Living in Redcar Rd Southbank, and Southbank having a game and hearing the singing from our house/noise from the crowd.(or seemed that way, proberly the peters club kicking out).
Fishing down the Gare, also going to me dads cabin down there.
Cricket at with me grandad. Acklam cricket club?
The farm where stonegate is now in Eston.
Playing football up the green hill, Eston Under Nab.
Grange Hopping.
The Spacka (special needs now) home eston.
Plaggy Bagging on the farmers field, eston hills.
Making Bivvys up eston hills and living there most of the summer.
Conker Wood
Pinching golf balls from wilton golf course
The SS castle/sheep dip/duck ponds/ghost town/elephants arse/shirlies/ski slope/cali bank/gun powder house.
What a place to grow up, Eston Hills loved every minute of it. No wonder im in the Army.





Only_Me Posted on 08/03/2010 03:21
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" and also that short lived one at the Palladium who would order anything for you, despite how obscure."

I think it was called The Turntable, run by the same people that at had the papershop then ( Davisons maybe? )



" the smell of coffee when you went into Hinton "

I used to be fascinated by the coffee counter at the Hintons in Dundas Arcade. There must have been hundreds of varieties of coffee beans and they would grind them to order. I'm not really a coffee drinker but the smell of those beans was something else.


Co-op milk tokens - I'd forgotten all about them! I remember blue tits would help themselves if you didn't take your milk in quickly enough.


" Boro Fish Bar...WTF did we eat there"

I dread to think [?] I used to ask for a pattie, or a beanie, what I recieved in return was anyone's guess. They looked putrid, the morning after the night before.



" Anyone remember the shop on Borough Road (just down from Jack 'call it a fiver' Hatfields) that sold ex-military issue stuff?
Seem to remember it was run by 2 old blokes.
A veritable Aladdins cave of medals, gas masks, uniforms and flags."

I think that might have been the 'Ex Army and Navy Store' If it's the same place, I remember going in once with my dad and I found it to be a bit scary, to be honest.



" Getting caned off Mr. Mizon the one legged headmaster "

How on earth did you manage that? I presume it was one of the other teachers that had caught you doing something, because you could hear Mr Mizon coming from a mile off - the joint in his wooden leg made a clicking sound as he walked along the corridors.
I remember Mrs Smart - I hated her with a passion. It didn't matter who'd done anything wrong, I got smacked for it. She was pure evil.
I was sick all over Mrs Harrison one day, she taught French. In those days, teachers ate with the kids and I was sat next to her this day and she insisted that I ate the liver on my plate. I did warn her that it would make me sick but she was having none of it, anyway, I promptly threw up all over her. Mr Mizon took me home in his car. The next week, she excused me from having to eat the liver.
There was also Miss Brown, who had both legs in calipers. On a school trip to London, she was a bit slow about getting onto a tube train and the doors shut on her, half in and half out. Thankfully, some people parted the doors and got her onboard before it left the station.




Anyway, something that no one else has mentioned yet, is the guy that used to do the chalk drawings in that alley between Dundas Arcade and Linthorpe Road. He did some brilliant pictures.

Buses with no doors, so you could jump off before the bus actually stopped.


Someone mentioned the greenhouses in Stewart's Park...
There was a little goldfish pool in there and people used to throw money in for good luck and there was the big banana tree. I also remember there being monkies there too.
The minah bird was great until people started to teach it to swear, lol.


Most of all, I remember the tremendous sense of freedom that we had, that children don't seem to have these days. We'd be gone all day and nobody was worried about our whereabouts, knowing we'd turn up when we were hungry. No one ever came to serious harm, just the odd bump and bruise.
Kids now might have all the electrical goods in the world but I think we were happier, despite having nothing else, other than our imaginations and try telling a kid now, that we had none of what they have and they don't believe you.

Oh, I forgot to mention, the Marist youth club on a Saturday evening - dancing the night away to the sounds of D.J. Mark.


Oh and going somewhere in a car was a real treat/luxury.

keelo Posted on 08/03/2010 05:13
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getting off the bus from Whitby,(2 hrs) and having tea next door in Lena's tea shop.having a pint in the North Riding by the old Corporation bus station,going over the border down to the "pool" and getting a ship to who knows where...great times

arthur-kaye Posted on 08/03/2010 09:21
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The bloke who used to look after the boats at Albert park. Come in number 24 your time is up, KEEP OF THE ISLAND!

Manny-Being-Manny Posted on 08/03/2010 11:32
Memories of Middlesbrough from your youth

Singing "Michael Row The Boat Ashore" at Brambles Farm School assembly.

Bandy Posted on 08/03/2010 15:15
Memories of Middlesbrough from your youth

looking at the stuffed birds and egg collection in dorman museum and feeling quite freaked out by it all

Rocky10 Posted on 08/03/2010 15:46
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Going to me Nanna's on sat afternoon in East Row Whinney banks. Just waiting for all me uncle's to turn up XXXXXXhed, and watch the ITV 7 in black and white. There was no end of kids there - me mam was one of 14

Fish and chips from Robinsons down the bottom of the bank and me nanna smoking endless Woodbines.

Sunday night's at me posh nanna's in Beechwood, playing rummy and having a big tea falling asleep in the car back to Thornaby.

Bandy Posted on 08/03/2010 15:49
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sneaking out at the final bell at school when all the doyles were saying prayers with their eyes shut

flyermetothemoon Posted on 08/03/2010 16:24
Memories of Middlesbrough from your youth

Dickie Davis on world of sport or Frank Bough on Grandstand.

Watching Jack Charlton teaching kids on ITV on sunday mornings.

Farming Outlook, what was all that about[?]

Waiting in the car outside the Park Hotel for 2 hours whilst me dad had his pre match drink.

Band_of_Boros Posted on 08/03/2010 16:39
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Climbing trees!! If I told my 10 year old son to get of his PS3 playing Call Of Duty online and go climb some trees with his mates he'd think I'd gone mad!

lewesred Posted on 08/03/2010 18:08
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Flyermetothemoon I've searched high and wide for that programme Charlton used to do with the kids...loved it...do you remember what it was called ?

Wasn't farming outlook on just before the match..usually snowbound with an orange ball !

lewesred Posted on 08/03/2010 18:16
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Only me, it wasn't Mizon caught me, it was Mrs Lackenby or something like that. I think I remember that trip to London, did you go to the Science museum. More to the point do you remember Miss Wallen, long blonde hair, mini skirt, I think she was Australian or something but then she would have seemed exotic at the time if she had come from almost anywhere outside of Teeside. I was in love [LOVE] !!

The_263 Posted on 08/03/2010 19:22
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the N bus

gangs of lads from council estates meeting up on a football pitch on a Sunday afternoon (before dinner) to have a game of football. Go home eat dinner and watch Shoot on Tyne Tees. All the lads played in long trousers and scruffy jeans. Compare that with today's football culture.

SKEELO Posted on 08/03/2010 19:25
Memories of Middlesbrough from your youth

Double ton [^]

crocadogafrigapig Posted on 09/03/2010 09:46
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"Croc- I think the shop you are on about was Manchester House. Also used to be over the border."
yeah. That`s the one. Anyone else remember it?

And can anyone remember the black hut in Whinney Banks on near the public toilets on Weatherhead avenue?

hewielewie Posted on 09/03/2010 09:52
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My first double ton woo hoo [^]

MarlonD Posted on 09/03/2010 10:06
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The shop in a house in the D's at Hemo long before they built the shops.

Paying 10p from the shops to the crem on the bus to go to school but if you walked upto the next stop it was only 5p.

Walking home from school through Virginia Gardens being chased by the Hustler & Boynton lot then by the Coulby lot when in Hemo.

Falling off my BMX on the BMX track at Hemo park.


borobadge Posted on 09/03/2010 13:11
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roller skating @ albert park..

the miniture train @ albert park...

bell hill in albert park....

conkers @ albert park......

night fishing @ albert park..


not bad lad that albert park bloke..

billyashcroftshair Posted on 09/03/2010 14:32
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Giffords clothes shop on eastbourne rd jesus it was bad in there
I went to school with sarah gifford the daughter of said clothes emporium
nice girl if i remember rightly

bevoboro Posted on 09/03/2010 14:47
Memories of Middlesbrough from your youth

I always remember going to Teesside Airshow when I was a kid in the 80's, I loved it.

hewielewie Posted on 09/03/2010 14:55
Memories of Middlesbrough from your youth

I remember the airshow. The weather always seemed to be gorgeous too

samuel_lee Posted on 09/03/2010 15:05
Memories of Middlesbrough from your youth

Many of these will prob have been posted already..but mine are..

games of footy over the brickie, co-op and whinney banks field
long hot summer days
watching live fa cup final games on tele
shoot on Sunday afternoon
walking for hours around the streets with your mates
getting on the 24 bus to town and back
middlesbrough old baths and thornaby baths
listening to cargo trains chunt into each other late at night
waiting nervously for my auld fella to come home and start arguing with my mam [|)]
walking to school and back with mates
having crushes on girls in school...but too scared to even talk to them...for years [LOVE]
newsround
the hairy conrflake on Radio 1 on sat mornings
Awesome park on mid-week matches...and that green pitch [:O]
asbestos garage roofs [:O]
midget gems
the fair at albert park

istinitboro Posted on 09/03/2010 20:24
Memories of Middlesbrough from your youth

I am 62 years of age,born and bred in Boro with a lapse when I went to work in Blackpool for the summer of 1964 but ended up staying for 7 years!That's another story.I grew up in the fox heads area of Boro.I witnessed abject poverty and deprivation, but also a sence of community spirit that is so sadly lacking in society today.Like every community we had characters who are unforgettable, here are just a few.Olly folly Jesus,Annie cock a leg,Penny half and taffy hamer.Olly was a religious freak who paraded up and down Prince Charles street quoting extracts from the the bible to all the ragged assed kids in the area.Telling them how much Jesus loved them.One of the kids said 'ask him for a fadgie if he loves me cos I'm starving'His bible turned out to be a blank sheet of brown paper.Annie cocka leg so named because she would sit on her front step in all weather with her legs akimbo bereft of drawers.Penny half was Angelina Borzemato[excuse spelling if wrong]The family had a shop on Cannon Street and Angie would traverse the length and breadth of canno and it's environs selling icecream from a cart.She would sell 1d halves which were a half of an icecream wafer.The local kids used to tell Angie they had dropped their penny in the soapy bucket.Angie always gave them their penny half.When my Dad found out
he dragged me to Angies cart and after reimbursing her battered me within an inch of my life.Bless you Angelina you did'nt believe the soapy bucket tale.Taffy hammer sold sweets from the front room of his 2up 2down in Prince Charles Street.Every Friday and Saturday night when the pubs chucked out there would be mayhem.Taffy would appear with his taffy hammer thrashing everything in sight.Forgive my verbosity but I have only covered a small part of my life.



Bren_MFC Posted on 09/03/2010 21:18
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getting a 10p Lucky Bag from Woolco every Friday night....

Decent_Left Posted on 09/03/2010 21:53
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Saving up to buy a star jumper at the great American panthouse, yellow stars on a green jersey. For some reason I thought they looked magic with a pair of powder blue 3 button waisted Birmingham bags and 5 inch platforms. Cool ad XXXXXX eh.

First thing I ever stitched was the Middlesbrough fc wings patch on the back of my wrangler jacket.

Walking from marton grove infants to go and see the nuns on marton rd and the teacher hitting me on the back of the head for being out of step in the crocodile line.

ItsMe Posted on 10/03/2010 06:38
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Club trips to exotic places like Whitby, with a carrier bag of sweets.
Buying bags of broken biscuits from Peter's newsagents/all round shop on Cargo Fleet Lane.
Being a kid in the late 80's and coming out of Ayresome Park with my dad and little brother and watching while a car was turned on it's roof [:D]can laugh now but what must those people have thought when looking out the living room window watching it and their lass is giving it 'go out and have a word with them' [cr]
I swear one day they turned a tranny van over [:D][:D][:D]

Halle_Burton Posted on 10/03/2010 08:04
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Getting the 8 bus into stockton on a friday teatime to catch the bus down to doggy market where i was met by my cousin and stayed at theirs for the night.

Game of footy on the field at the bottom of millfield road satda morning then dinner and walk to the match hopefully to gerra squeeze off the old bloke on the turnstile.

Back to aunty's for the night and mam came down on the sunday to pick me up returning home for another week at school.

FaslaneRed Posted on 10/03/2010 09:51
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Playing football on Eagle Park field after school, or on holidays, in rain snow or shine.
Attempting, and failing, to gain access to various bars and clubs in town. Returning home feeling absolutely dejected.
Purchasing a fake ID from FHM for £20, which worked far more effectively than some of the home made efforts of my pals. This one was a credit card, with a hologram, and fooled the bouncers every time. Worth every penny for a 16 year old lad who looked every inch his age :)
Playing in goal for Marton Hall Drive. Knee high to a grasshopper, yet playing in full sized goals, but still making quite a name for myself. I still remember the knees knocking with nerves before a game.
Playing 'hide and tig.'
Mischeif night
Bonfire night
Kissing my first girl at the "Sweet" party (under 18's) at Club M Tall Trees. Thinking i was the dogs b&llocks the next day at school recounting how many lasses i'd 'got off with.'
The East Stand at Ayresome Park.
Hunting for golf balls at Brass Castle Golf Club.
Building dens/tree houses.
Heads and Volleys punishments.
Bike rides.
Klub Kudos in Redcar and it's £10 all drinks free nights on friday. Breaking in through the fire exit on three different occasions after being asked for ID. Free entry, free drinks.
Potters bar just outside the Dundas Arcade. The only place that myself and all of my school pals could go and get served without any problem. Looking back, what a dive, but at the time it was magic!
The first time i got properly drunk... drinking half a bottle of whisky with my pal. I didn't drink whisky again for a long time after that!
The first time i smoked wacky backy. Going green at the gills and becoming convinced that my pals had spiked me. They were laughing their heads off the t%%ts!
My first bit of 'special time,' after a none uniform day at Nunthorpe School. Noticing girls cleavages in their skimpy boob tubes was all a bit much!
The Beach Parties at Saltburn.





Rocky10 Posted on 10/03/2010 09:54
Memories of Middlesbrough from your youth

Halle[?]

"Gerra a squeeze of the old bloke at the tunrstile"

OOOOOOOOO EEEEEEERRRRRRRRRR.

Do you want to rephrase