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bl4ckandwhitedreams Posted on 20/06/2008 17:16
Thornaby.

Anything decent ever come out of Thornaby ?

ridsdale Posted on 20/06/2008 17:17
Thornaby.

Give me some time on that one please.

thornabyred Posted on 20/06/2008 17:18
Thornaby.

yes thanks,me, ned, wheels, old boro fart and loads more.

prepman Posted on 20/06/2008 17:19
Thornaby.

Yes me.

rob_fmttm Posted on 20/06/2008 17:20
Thornaby.

A mate of mine is writing Thornaby: The Musical.

PokerStar Posted on 20/06/2008 17:23
Thornaby.

And me

thornabyred Posted on 20/06/2008 17:24
Thornaby.

Captain cooks mam.

Jonny_Ingbar Posted on 20/06/2008 17:25
Thornaby.

Thornaby Road?

Teabagtits Posted on 20/06/2008 17:30
Thornaby.

Ingleby Barwick

thornabyred Posted on 20/06/2008 17:32
Thornaby.

hundreds of landing craft for WW11, made at Head Wrightsons.

ayresomeangel365 Posted on 20/06/2008 17:35
Thornaby.

the A66

thornabyred Posted on 20/06/2008 17:38
Thornaby.

should never have let them build it.

How about David Mills and Don Masson (Both lived down the old end)
Dave Smith another ex boro player.
David Currie.

LeitrimBoro Posted on 20/06/2008 17:44
Thornaby.

From the 1960`s.
Saint Pats church, Social Club, Infants school Boys club and house all on the same large site. No cars on Westbury Street. Our Ladys procession in May from the church to the junior school. Paddys day concert in the Social club. Head Wrightsons. The Flour Mill. Down the steps near the railway station. The tunnel under the railway line. The Pleasure Gardens. About 15 pubs near the five lamps. The reck. Brewery bank. A racecourse.

prepman Posted on 20/06/2008 17:48
Thornaby.

Leitrim,how old are you if you dont mind me asking?

NedKat Posted on 20/06/2008 17:53
Thornaby.

Me, and Queen Street School. The Green mentioned in the Dooms Day Book, the Norman Church.

thornaboro Posted on 20/06/2008 17:58
Thornaby.

LOADS OF GOOD FOOTBALLERS AT ALL LEVELS TWO YOUNG ONES AT BORO NOW GROUNDSY,JAMMA.....LOADS OF TOP LADS FRIENDS FOR LIFE, ALL THE UGLY WOMEN MARRY STOCKTON LADS

LeitrimBoro Posted on 20/06/2008 17:58
Thornaby.

Over 50 years.
John Hickton lived off Thornaby Road.

misterpaul Posted on 20/06/2008 17:59
Thornaby.

Thornaby is a great place, why you lot slag it off so much is beyond me.
There seems to be a lot of bad feeling towards Thornaby and Stockton (which is, granted, a lot worse than Thornaby) but there are many more shoiteholes around Boro.

St. Patrick's Primary and Christ The King are two of best schools in the region and are based in Thornaby. The Green is where I live and it's fantastic, not many people even know where it is or what is when you mention it but it looks superb in the summer with all of the greenery that's about.

NedKat Posted on 20/06/2008 18:01
Thornaby.

Where do you live, Paul ..?

I grew up in Number 63 Richardson Road

NedKat Posted on 20/06/2008 18:18
Thornaby.

There's a little place upon old Britain's map
where I first saw daylight from my mother's lap
you can take New York and Tennessee
There's a little place on the river Tees
and I'm coming back to you sweet Thornaby

I believe it was written in the trenches of WW1.

I've always been amused by one of the verses which includes the lines

Oh the New York girls are pretty
all dressed in fancy clothes
but if you want a pretty girl
just take me down Mandale Road

If you could see Mandale Road these days you would know why I find it funny!

I first heard it in the early seventies sung by Violet Smith, an old Thornaby resident with a voice like a car with a flat battery, in The Collingwood next to Victoria bridge.
The pub was run by Eva and Georgie, two old, retired sisters who tread the boards of the music halls and insisted that anyone who called in for a drink had to either play a tune on the battered old piano or sing a song.
As a 15 year-old I regularly attended on a Friday night as I knew I would get my turn to sing and play my guitar although the price was that I was expected to accompany any of the singers whether I knew the song or not. (usually not)
By the time I was 16 I knew more old music-hall songs and 40's/50's hits than most of my contempories and learned that there was more to music than Bowie and Bolan.

Of course like Eva and Georgie, the Collingwood has long gone and what's left of Mandale Road is a pick-up point for prostitutes but I've got many great memories of that time and Violet's voice stills rings in my ears!
Ouch!


LeitrimBoro Posted on 20/06/2008 18:23
Thornaby.

Ned do you remember Jimmy Speight??
Had a shop on Westbury Street

djlocky9999 Posted on 20/06/2008 18:25
Thornaby.

thornaby is not a bad place to live at all. they are going to be knocking down the school and rebuilding, also the town centre is half way through being rebuilt, should be good for the future of thornaby. also one of the worst areas is currently being demolished for new houses and a new million pound park.

kazza Posted on 20/06/2008 18:29
Thornaby.

just for ned


Link: ............

NedKat Posted on 20/06/2008 18:34
Thornaby.

Yes, I remember the Speights. My aunty lived on Cheltenam Avenue, not far from that shop.

We used to live down Gilmour Street, then moved to the Green area. I can still hear me Grandad telling me and me brother to sit on that bench by the five lamps, outside the pet shop, while he went in the Sadler's for a few pints.

Tom_Fun Posted on 20/06/2008 18:35
Thornaby.

If you were a geordie how would you know anything about Thornaby?

LeitrimBoro Posted on 20/06/2008 18:41
Thornaby.

He was a good friend of me fathers.
God knows how many pubs were open in those days. I haven`t heard the word "sadlers" in many a year.
We lived in Thornaby for about 5 years. Westbury Street Area.
I remember the smell outside pumfries, sorry I don`t know the spelling. The sugar factory.
Bon Lea pub. The old police club, I bet thats gone.

NedKat Posted on 20/06/2008 18:45
Thornaby.

Police Club's gone, so has the Bon Lea, the Flying Dutchman, The Commercial, so many of the old boozers were knocked down when that A66 raged thru there ...

thornabyred Posted on 20/06/2008 19:00
Thornaby.

Leitrim, Jimmy Speights shop is still there under another guise.
as for the pubs and bars
Thornaby Ďs Pubís and Clubs past and present.

* = Demolished.

1. The Bridge Hotel. Bridge Street. *
2. The Cleveland. 29 Bridge Street. Re-named The Dubliner.
3. The Commercial Hotel. 1&2 Trafalgar Street. *
4. The Collingwood. 22 Trafalgar Street. *
5. The Trafalgar Hotel. 24 Trafalgar Street. *
6. The Burton. Trafalgar Street. *
7. The |Bradford Vaults. 50 Trafalgar Street. *
8. The Ship Inn. 114 Trafalgar Street. *
9. The Rokeby Hotel. Railway Street. *
10. The Embassy Club. (Now the students club) Railway Terrace.
11. The Flying Dutchman. Also known as The Station and The Clock.10 Mandale Road opposite the town hall. *
12. The first British Legion Club. Mandale Road near the Queens picture house. *
13. The Windmill Inn. Corner of Westbury St and George St. *
14. The Sadlers. Mandale Road. *
15. The Nash Club. Reed Street. *
16. The Bon Lea Pub. Mandale Road. *
17. The Harewood Arms. Mandale Road. *
18. The Erimus Hotel. Erimus Terrace. Middlesbrough Road. *
19. The Constitutional Club. George Street. *
20. The Conservative Club. George Street. *
21. The Duke of York (Bobbies). 46 George Street. *
22. The Market. 62 New Street.
23. The Victoria. New Street. *
24. The Golden Fleece. George Street. *
25. The Police Club. Behind the police station. George Street. *
26. The Foresters. Behind New Street. *
27. The Britannia. Thornaby Road & George Street (Bombed out during 2nd WW). *
28. The Crown Hotel. Thornaby Road. *
29. The second British Legion Club. Thornaby Road. *
30. The Prince of Wales (Batties). Hope Street. *
31. The Royal George. Thornaby Road.
32. Tees Bottle House Inn. Thornaby Road. *
33. The Albert Inn. Thornaby Road. *
34. The Queens Social Club. 10a Queens Avenue.
35. The Lord Westbury. Westbury Street.
36. St Patrickís Social Club. Cranworth Street.
37. The Constitutional Club. Off Westbury Street.
38. The Golf Club. Acklam Road.
39. The Cricket Club. Behind Acklam Road.
40. The Football Club. Behind Acklam Road.
41. The Mandale Hotel. Lanehouse Road.
42. The Roundel. Mitchell Avenue.
43. The Littleboy Park Bowls Club. Littleboy Park, Acklam Road.
44. The Golden Eagle Hotel. Trenchard Avenue.
45. Thornaby Snooker Centre. Martinet Road. Formerly The Cons also The Lancaster.
46. The Jolly Farmers. Thornaby Road.
47. The Oddfellows Arms. 500 Thornaby Road.
48. Old Thornaby Social Club. The Green.
49. The Spitfire. Trenchard Avenue.
50. The Griffin. Bader Avenue.
51. Stafford Place Cricket Club.
52. Becks Ale House. (The Blue Lion). Near The Nash Club.
53. The National Reserve & Patriotic Club. Teddar Avenue.
54. Thornaby Indoor Bowling Club. Wrightson House Mitchell Avenue.
55. The Talpore. Whitewater Way. (Donít ask me how but the postal address is Thornaby).
56. The Bon Lea Club. Glasgow Street. *
List compiled by John Crossan October 2002.

more info on my Thornaby sites



Link: This is Thornaby

thornabyred Posted on 20/06/2008 19:02
Thornaby.

Ned, wasnt that the Bridge Hotel where the two sisters were?
The Collingwood was next to heads main gate.

Leitrim,some pictures of old and new Thornaby on my picture gallery.
Link below.


Link: Pictures from Thornaby

LeitrimBoro Posted on 20/06/2008 19:10
Thornaby.

Thanks thornabyred.
I`m going to have a good look.

thornabyred Posted on 20/06/2008 19:16
Thornaby.

Need to update it with some of the new builds etc but short of time at the moment.

LeitrimBoro Posted on 20/06/2008 19:22
Thornaby.

I remember Palesci`s Ice cream. FFS I`m getting old.
Thanks again

thornabyred Posted on 20/06/2008 19:35
Thornaby.

Old Albert, Young Albert, Vinnie, it was good ice cream.

Crolla`s have the ice cream territory now.You will probably know them,about the same age group, went to the Pats I believe.

prepman Posted on 20/06/2008 19:57
Thornaby.

went to the pats with Vincent paleschi, he had paper shop at marton shops a few years ago.

Sitrep Posted on 20/06/2008 20:27
Thornaby.

By far the best town on Teesside, Stockton council doing their best to f-ck it up though, sending us all their shoit from ragworth, bluehall.

thornabyred Posted on 20/06/2008 20:34
Thornaby.

with the help of some Thornaby youngsters.

bevoboro Posted on 20/06/2008 20:48
Thornaby.

bl4ckandwhitedreams creates good thread shock [:)]

Teabagtits Posted on 20/06/2008 22:03
Thornaby.

Without Ingleby Thornaby would be even worse FACT

thornabyred Posted on 21/06/2008 08:48
Thornaby.

Without Thornaby where would spam city be?

scouserj Posted on 21/06/2008 09:14
Thornaby.

lovely beautiful me

scouserj Posted on 21/06/2008 09:19
Thornaby.

the actor richard griffiths was born in thornaby. Starred in naked gun 2nd movie and also harry potter movies...

HarryBasset Posted on 21/06/2008 09:20
Thornaby.

I lived in Thornaby for nearly 40 years, my family lived in Stafford Square for many years. My granddad was a life long regular in the Royal George. I lived in Grange Road for over 25 years and watched it and the town as a whole go rapidly downhill. Didn't Stockton Council have a policy of moving all their problem tenants into Thornaby?

prepman Posted on 21/06/2008 10:04
Thornaby.

Harry,I was born in grange rd number 57.the place as certainly gone down the nick now.

Teabagtits Posted on 21/06/2008 10:24
Thornaby.

without thornaby inglebys car and house insurance would be lower...FACT

Cecil_J_Mctumshie Posted on 21/06/2008 10:29
Thornaby.

just watched the video kazza and it brought a tear to my eye-and I'm not even from the area

thornabyred Posted on 21/06/2008 12:49
Thornaby.

Thornaby was allowed to go without any council investment for many years(under the labour controlled council) but there is a lot of investment in mandale and the airfield areas along with other bits of the town. The "old end" as its always been called is a mix of mostly pre war terrace houses with a handfull of 20 odd year old houses added. Plus Teesdale is far improved from the old run down engineering area it was 20 years ago.
The old terraced housing is now mainly a mix of ethnic groups,refugees and students plus some of the older Thornaby folk whose families have always lived there.

misterpaul Posted on 21/06/2008 13:28
Thornaby.

Ned - I live on White House Road [:D].
Richardson is great, especially as a kid, could fly down the hill on a bike without pedalling!

thornabyred Posted on 21/06/2008 13:36
Thornaby.

MP which part of Whitehouse, have relations living at the beginning.
Pass the corner most days during my daily walk around the "posh bit"

Bukowski Posted on 21/06/2008 14:03
Thornaby.

"There seems to be a lot of bad feeling towards Thornaby and Stockton (which is, granted, a lot worse than Thornaby)"

Righto........typical colonial. The Greater Stockton version of a Scot.

Stockton certainly isn't the greatest place on earth by any stretch but it has some much nicer parts than anything in Thornaby.

roddam Posted on 21/06/2008 14:10
Thornaby.

Definitely me.

icarus1965 Posted on 21/06/2008 14:44
Thornaby.

not a lover of thornaby too many chavs and beggers....

just wait for a train you,ll see what i mean..

stockton isn,t as bad as the latter...

and will hay was born in stockton

Boro4eva Posted on 21/06/2008 14:47
Thornaby.

Dont think Thornaby is any worse or better than than the other poorer ares of Teesside.

misterpaul Posted on 21/06/2008 14:52
Thornaby.

I live at 26 White House mate.

LeitrimBoro Posted on 21/06/2008 14:54
Thornaby.

"not a lover of thornaby too many chavs and beggers...."

And Stockton High Street is the utter pinnacle of sophisticated bohemia ????

HarryBasset Posted on 21/06/2008 15:12
Thornaby.

Hi prepman. When I moved into Grange Road in late 60s it was a prosperous street of schoolteachers and middle management types. When I left in the late 90s there were a lot of druggies and drunks, if you had anything nice it would disappear in the night. Silly things like flower pots and wheel trims.

Sitrep Posted on 21/06/2008 15:53
Thornaby.

and by the way its Thornaby-on-Tees, another thing stockton stole from us

thornabyred Posted on 21/06/2008 16:02
Thornaby.

Thornaby on Tees, North Yorkshire to be precise.
A royal charter town in its own right since 1892.

Very few people realise how picturesque the Village Green is or the nature reserves are even there.
How many people know there is an 11th century church on the green?
Definite links to Norman, Saxon and Viking times around the green.
Several houses along there (Sundial Cottage included) date back to the late 1600s and early 1700s.

thornaboro Posted on 21/06/2008 16:07
Thornaby.

THORNABY QUALITY TOWN AND PEOPLE,ALL DRUGGIES AND SCUMBAGS MOVIED TO THE NEW THORNABY ESTAE... INGELBY BARWICK,FULL OF EM,THORNABY TILL I DIE .

thornabyred Posted on 21/06/2008 16:13
Thornaby.

Dont know about the beggars, usually see a lad outside Asda singing/guitar playing.Nothing as bad as Stockton with them pestering you around the bus stops,"ave yer got 50p for me bus fare ome mate"
Like everywhere it has its chav element but the station and Teesdale area gets all of Stocktons finest as well on weekdays when they are off to the 6th form. Some right sights there on a lunchtime.


lelgie10 Posted on 21/06/2008 16:29
Thornaby.

Me, my grandad and Mum. Some great 'old' street names mentioned. They belong to Falkirk st when my mum was growing up.

thornabyred Posted on 21/06/2008 16:34
Thornaby.

Thornaby has also won awards in is own right from Northumbria in Bloom for the past 3 years with residents groups enhancing the work done by CFYA. This also counts (along with Billingam and Norton)towards Stocktons Britain in Bloom Awards.


Link: Village Green Bulb planting

thornabyred Posted on 21/06/2008 16:37
Thornaby.

Inside St Peters for all who never get to see it.

You can tell its raining and I cannot get on in the garden with posting on here.


Link: St Peters Church

kerouac Posted on 21/06/2008 16:37
Thornaby.

I was driving through there today. Have they really called the youth club "The Youthy"?! Christ alive..

Boro5707 Posted on 21/06/2008 16:45
Thornaby.

Anybody know a lad called stu murdoch, ex army served with him in northern Ireland about 5 years back. Big f*cker couldnt miss him.

thornabyred Posted on 21/06/2008 16:48
Thornaby.

The name was chosen by the kids I believe.
It is not technically just a Youth Club anymore, owned by the 5 Lamps organisation it rents out the facilities to all ages.


Link: Youthy

kerouac Posted on 21/06/2008 16:50
Thornaby.

I'm sure it was chosen by kids but a more chavvy sounding name you couldn't hope for!

Rumbly_Tummy Posted on 21/06/2008 16:52
Thornaby.

I only ever drive through Thornaby to go to Asda or the Pavillion, but i can honestly say, the bits i see are not that bad, and there's an aeroplane on a roundabout!

thornabyred Posted on 21/06/2008 17:12
Thornaby.

Warning for anyone using the Town Centre car park at Thornaby.
It closes from midnight Sunday as part of the re development.
New car park is opening further along the road where they knocked the old shops down earlier in the year.

prepman Posted on 21/06/2008 17:15
Thornaby.

My dad was from Glasgow st,bet not many heard of that.

thornabyred Posted on 21/06/2008 17:31
Thornaby.

Local Legend has it that Oliver Cromwell placed his canons, along the Thornaby River bank and blasted Stockton Castle occupied by the Royalists.

Weve been fighting Stockton ever since.

Teabagtits Posted on 21/06/2008 20:37
Thornaby.

Thornaboro wrote
"THORNABY QUALITY TOWN AND PEOPLE,ALL DRUGGIES AND SCUMBAGS MOVIED TO THE NEW THORNABY ESTAE... INGELBY BARWICK,FULL OF EM,THORNABY TILL I DIE ."

Dont think so kidda, my close has 4 coppers living in it and the ones I speak to say they moved here because of the lack of crime, we generally know how to speak and spell also.......and another thing CAPS LOCK works on our keyboards, you sound like the type of chap who has his baseball cap tipped to the sky

standards Posted on 21/06/2008 23:47
Thornaby.

Hurrah for Thornabees

thornaboro Posted on 22/06/2008 02:06
Thornaby.

F.A.O......TEABAGTITS,TELL THE 4 POLICEMEN WHO LIVE IN YOUR CLOSE TO VIEW THE LOCAL SEX REGISTER...THEY WILL FIND OUT QUITE A LOT ON IT LIVE IN INGELBY, EXAMPLE A EX CATHOLIC PRIEST...THINK YOU MUST BE LIVING IN A BUBBLE...AV A WALK ROUND TESCO ONE EVENING, SEE THE CHAVS OUTSIDE DRINKING AND DOING THE DRUG DEALS....NICE PLACE TO LIVE MATE.

Bukowski Posted on 22/06/2008 06:20
Thornaby.

Ingleby Barwick has apparently become well known for chavs roaming around getting into bother in recent years.

Because it's just one big housing estate, there's nowhere for them to go and nothing for them to do apart from hanging around the steets, getting into trouble.

You could see that coming a mile off. Poor town planning.

Teabagtits Posted on 22/06/2008 09:26
Thornaby.

haha couple of chavs round tescos....BIG deal have a look round your own p!ss stinking streets and shopping centre to see the utter scum of the world

also isnt there some sort of offenders hostel opened in thornaby on the QT

I dont live in a bubble I just live in a decent area with decent people ohhh and they arent any s e x offenders in thornaby are they give your head a shake

prepman Posted on 22/06/2008 09:51
Thornaby.

Calm down girls,calm down.

bigrichardthe3rd Posted on 22/06/2008 09:53
Thornaby.

stan hollis was from thornaby wasnt he the hero of the 2nd world war got the v.c...green howard ,,,

thornabyred Posted on 22/06/2008 09:58
Thornaby.

Lost your arguement there Tboro.
Just look at the gazette recently and both places are as bad as each other for chavs and sex offenders.

Teabag, have you been round Thornaby, maybe parts are old and run down but to class people as the utter scum of the world is just stupid.This thread was quite good until you and Tboro started each other.
There is a walk around Thornaby and IB today around the nature reserves, green areas etc, get on it and see how nice half of Thornaby is.The rest is improving, dont forget we have been a charter town since 1982 and not a complete new build area.Give IB 50 years and see what that might become.

As for the hostel, I believe it is one of a number that are opening up through the area. Private company bit like the prison service vans etc.Still trying to find out how it got through planning if it did. I know where it is,quite close to some strets mentioned on here earlier and close to a childrens play park which is one of the reasons it is under investigation.
Have a word with your local councillors and ask about the one planned for Low Lane area of IB .

Teabagtits Posted on 22/06/2008 11:25
Thornaby.

im not bothered what people think tbh, i live at the edge of ingleby on roundhill close to the river and nice walks, couldnt careless really about an "hostel" opening in low lane area, its probably about as far away as the thornaby one, did you know one of the bulger killers where once housed in ingleby, JA I believe I could give you the street and number as he lived in the same close as me for a time

thornabyred Posted on 22/06/2008 11:36
Thornaby.

best not mention that TB.

As ned will tell you when he is online, IB was our playground when we were young. What with Barrick Quary and the woods, not to mention the old prisoner of war camp buildings.Italians were housed there at night but worked on the farms and around the town during the day.

Teabagtits Posted on 22/06/2008 11:41
Thornaby.

so did you know about it then and which close?,

Joe_Laidlaw Posted on 22/06/2008 11:48
Thornaby.

Without trolling through every post on here - where the spitfires or pathfinders mentioned.

I'm sure both where based in Thornaby.

PokerStar Posted on 22/06/2008 11:56
Thornaby.

At the end of the Barwick is just a giant suburb of Thornaby, the postcode is TS17 same as Thornaby not TS15 which is Yarm and some people from Barwick like to think/wish it was, both places have nice and bad people like everywhere else

Teabagtits Posted on 22/06/2008 12:02
Thornaby.

christ i think yarm has a worse chav element than both ib and t

thornaboro Posted on 22/06/2008 12:06
Thornaby.

IN THORNABY WE HAVE THE SPITFIRE TO TO REPRESENT OUR AIRFORCE CONNECTIONS DURING THE WAR.... I HEAR INGELBY NOT TO BE OUT DONE ARE GETTING TWO ART DESIGNS DONE ON TWO ROUND ABOUTS EACH TWENTY FOOT HIGH TO REPRESENT THE LAST TWENTY YEARS OF THE COMMUNITY.. THE ART DESIGNS ARE A TIN OF BEANS AND A TIN OF SPAM BY BORIS FOO K WIT....

LeitrimBoro Posted on 22/06/2008 12:18
Thornaby.

Very good thread this, unfortunately hijacked by someone who thinks living in Ingleby Barwick is the height of sophistication.

I remember playing down by the Tees near Head Wrightsons and the flour mill. Thousands of Rats.
Bassy woods and bluebell woods. The old huts at the aerodrome.
A couple of names. Tommy Rea, the undertaker. Jimmy Speight, had the shop and I think was in charge of the part time Fire Station.

stocko_mfc Posted on 22/06/2008 12:20
Thornaby.

Everytime i drive over that new bridge into ingleby it makes me shudder that at 11 years of age i walked across the top of the pipe bridge.....I wouldnt dare do it now and would have a fit if myu kids even attempted it.
People have too many misconceptions about certain towns around Teesside. Thornaby is a nice place to live, even though i now live in Stockton, it wouldnt bother me one bit moving back to Thornaby, or ingleby for that matter, theres kids roaming round any town centre, Thornaby and Ingleby are no exception instead of slagging them off get onto your councilors and ask them why something isnt done to get the kids off the streets, buildng more youth centres, as Thornaby has done would be a start.

Teabagtits Posted on 22/06/2008 12:21
Thornaby.

HEY THORNABORO HOW MUCH DO YOU OWE ON YER MORTGAGE MATE (IF YOURE STILL NOT LIVING AT HOME), COZ I OWE FOOK ALL MATE IM IN MY 30S AND COMPLETELY DEBT FREE....SO NO SPAM AND BEANS HERE PETAL...KISS KISS

Teabagtits Posted on 22/06/2008 12:26
Thornaby.

where oh where does one say IB is the height of sophistication?
its something I certainly dont think, i happen to think its got a lot of problems...but certainly no worse than anywhere else

oldborofart Posted on 22/06/2008 12:32
Thornaby.

I wouldn't brag about having coppers living next to me.House prices are volatile enough as it is

prepman Posted on 22/06/2008 12:43
Thornaby.

Leitrim,do you remember tommy dunne the coalman on his horse and cart.and tommy booth the milkman from up the green,speights shop was that on westbury st?

TEEBAG Posted on 22/06/2008 12:48
Thornaby.

I lived in thhornaby for 25 years before moving to IB,i still class it as extended thornaby,both ok places to live.We used to play over in Ib as kids and on the pipey .

TEEBAG Posted on 22/06/2008 12:49
Thornaby.

who was that old rag and bone fella who never had any teeth?

LeitrimBoro Posted on 22/06/2008 12:51
Thornaby.

I remember Tommy Dunne with his horse and cart. That horse was as fit as a butchers dog. Up and down the back alleys he went. Black as the night.
Yes Jimmy`s shop was on Westbury Street, he was a good friend of the family.
Here is a name for you. Sweaty Betty Vasey

prepman Posted on 22/06/2008 12:53
Thornaby.

Think it was Nedkat. .

oldborofart Posted on 22/06/2008 12:53
Thornaby.

A few rag and bone men about in my time but can any one else remember the 2old brothers who had the horse and cart the penny a ride men??????????

LeitrimBoro Posted on 22/06/2008 12:56
Thornaby.

I remember the old guy on the horse and cart who used to sharpen knives.

TEEBAG Posted on 22/06/2008 12:57
Thornaby.

the rag and bone man was about probably late 70's-to 80's,if i remember rightly he had a big barrow type thing.

thornaboro Posted on 22/06/2008 13:00
Thornaby.

APPARENTLY THE NEW RAG AND BONE FELLA LIVES IN TEABAGTITS DHSS RENTED CLOSE WITH ALL THE FOUR POLICE MEN... THEN AGAIN DO ALL CLOSE UP WHINNEY INGELBY BANKS AV POLICE LIVING IN THEM. CORRECT ME IF WRONG,BUT DOES INGELBY NOT HAVE A BOOKIES,TAKEAWAYS,CHINKYS,CHIPPY,A MR PATEL TYPE CORNER SHOP...

prepman Posted on 22/06/2008 13:58
Thornaby.

Ton for the daft lad.

thornabyred Posted on 22/06/2008 14:57
Thornaby.

Sweaty Bettys where the cat would lay in the window and lick all off the loose sweets.Just along from Jimmy Speights.
When the fire siren sounded you would see the part time fire men racing down to George street mostly on bikes to catch the engines.
I did see a fireman on his bike once pedalling like hell(full uniform)to where the fire was as he missed the engine.

thornabyred Posted on 22/06/2008 14:58
Thornaby.

Grants Garage, there's a tester for some of you.

prepman Posted on 22/06/2008 15:26
Thornaby.

Bottom thornaby bank opposite sun st?

oldborofart Posted on 22/06/2008 15:37
Thornaby.

Same side as the Crown

prepman Posted on 22/06/2008 15:39
Thornaby.

Opposite,used to a fishshop on the same block,if im on the right track.

oldborofart Posted on 22/06/2008 15:42
Thornaby.

Des Sharpe had the fish shop just up the road bottom of the bank.

prepman Posted on 22/06/2008 15:46
Thornaby.

Wasnt ther a garage on the corner probably george st.Des sharpe that rings a bell.

Sitrep Posted on 22/06/2008 16:26
Thornaby.

1 of only 3 survivors of HMS Hood lived in Thornaby, Grange Road if I remember right.

Sitrep Posted on 22/06/2008 16:31
Thornaby.

Dezzy Sharp
Mouse and chips please Des, LOL

prepman Posted on 22/06/2008 16:34
Thornaby.

Thats right sitrep,mr robert tilburn lived opposite our house in grange rd.his son young Robert got knocked over and died near the blind school in boro,good friend of mine when we where kids.

LeitrimBoro Posted on 22/06/2008 16:55
Thornaby.

Dessie Sharp..FFS...Dad was sure he p1ssed in the fat before frying.

Ned_Le_Quesne Posted on 22/06/2008 17:32
Thornaby.

I used to deliver milk for Tommy Booth, and I can remember the Penny a Ride horse and cart going around the Gilmour Street area. The bloke who sharpened knives would sit at his wheel, and all the women would bring out their knives and scissors for him to sharpen while they stood around, having a natter with arms folded ..

Dessie Sharp was bent as a nine bob bit, he made his own batter !!!

LeitrimBoro Posted on 22/06/2008 17:36
Thornaby.

I didn`t need to know that ned. Yuk..

HarryBasset Posted on 22/06/2008 17:39
Thornaby.

Hi Thornabyred. I remember Grants Garage very well. He had a brand new James scooter in the window for years and years and nobody bought it. It was rumoured that his daughter would have a dowry of £1000 if anybody would marry her. Grants had a couple of houses across Thornaby Road which were chock full of old motor bikes and spares, a real Aladins cave. The Crown was a good laugh, the landladies son Dave was a real eccentric, he made a revolver pistol, an aeroplane and his own false teeth. For pocket money he repaired Lambretta scooters and to stop the front brakes grabbing and squealing would put oil on the linings, seemed to work OK.

thornabyred Posted on 22/06/2008 17:55
Thornaby.

Grantys used to have a Minah bird in the shop that would imitate the customers.

oldborofart Posted on 22/06/2008 18:13
Thornaby.

dessie only made his own batter if he saw you coming

thornabyred Posted on 22/06/2008 18:15
Thornaby.

well done everyone,rather than letting BWD get away with a slagging off thread, turned this into a decent informative debate/storyline.


Thornaby_Boro Posted on 22/06/2008 18:58
Thornaby.

Agreed thornabyred, Ive not contributed but Ive enjoyed reading most of it, except the tedious bits put in by the tit teabag, sorry, teabagtits. He doesn't have any debt dont you know.

HarryBasset Posted on 22/06/2008 19:09
Thornaby.

Thornabyred, what really annoys me is that Thornaby used to be a fully functioning little town when it had its own council. I worked at the town hall for a few years in the 60s and everything ran smoothly, a bit like Trumpton and Camberwick Green in a way. Everybody in the town knew everybody else and it was run by Thornaby people for Thornaby people then along comes the government to set up Teesside county borough and the rot set in. Suddenly Thornaby had no voice and no power and Stockton could do whatever they wanted with it and they ran it into the ground.

oldborofart Posted on 22/06/2008 19:12
Thornaby.

And they have OUR mayoral chain [allegedly]so GIVE us the F***** back

thornabyred Posted on 22/06/2008 19:59
Thornaby.

Stockton deputy wears the Thornaby Mayoral Chains sometimes.
New Thornaby Mick Eddy has vowed to get them back in his year of office.

oldborofart Posted on 22/06/2008 20:09
Thornaby.

I'll be in Mick's gang to go and get them back.GO FOR IT MICK!!!!!

thornabyred Posted on 22/06/2008 20:16
Thornaby.

done deal I was told this afternoon, probably have to buy them back for the cost of the Town hall.

Teabagtits Posted on 22/06/2008 20:22
Thornaby.

HEY FORNABORO U IZ AVVIN A LAFF INIT NO DHSS ERE M8 EVERY1 IZ SOUND YOUS DOWN IN FORNABY TERRACES ARE DA DOLEYS ME PROPERTEE IZ PAYED FOR GUV NOT RENTED LIKE

Thornaby_Boro : not seen your name before so at least I got you out for a bite ehh, terrible thing the green eyed monster

thornaboro Posted on 22/06/2008 20:50
Thornaby.

TEABAG YOU SEEM TO BE TRYING TO CONVINCE YOURSELF THAT THE BIGGEST FOR SALE HOUSING ESTATE IN EUROPE IS THE PLACE TO LIVE, TAKE A WALK AROUND OPEN YOUR EYES ....SEA OF HOUSES FOR SALE(OR RABBIT BOXES) REPO MAN UP THER DAILY,NUMEROUS REFUGEES MOVING IN DHSS PRIVATE RENT HOUSES...BUT DONT YOU WORRY 4 COPPERS IN YOUR ROAD..... NOT SO LONG AGO DIDNT A COPPER KILL HIS WIFE UP THERE NUMEROUS STABBINGS...... YEAH YOU REALLY SAFE,DECLINE FOO K WIT.

Teabagtits Posted on 22/06/2008 20:56
Thornaby.

YOU REALLY R A FIK CUUNT ARENT YA OW MANY KILLINGS IN FORNABY IZ DE EH....?.....THOSE REPOS R DA FOLKS LIKE YOUS WHO CANT REALLY AFFORD TO LIVE UP ERE INIT...SAVVIE

thornaboro Posted on 22/06/2008 21:06
Thornaby.

TEABAGFOO K WIT...... WATCH THE COPPERS.

Teabagtits Posted on 22/06/2008 21:08
Thornaby.

get to bed you idiot as its school tomorrow

no need m8 they are my bessie mates

mat_evans Posted on 22/06/2008 21:12
Thornaby.

Thornaby is in Stockton.

LeitrimBoro Posted on 22/06/2008 22:37
Thornaby.

Unfortunately the envious have hijacked this thread yet again. Sad person but what can you do?
Mick Eddy is a name I know from the past.
Is/was he a schoolteacher ??

charliesdad Posted on 22/06/2008 23:25
Thornaby.

Jimmy speight sadly dead now, as was mentioned before he was the Station Officer in charge of Thornaby Fire Station.
I remember him running up York Street in his jimjams in the 60,s, past the Caliedonia Street gang (local hoodies) to go to a shout,
a brave brave man
i spent my first 10 years, 3 doors away from his old shop in York Street before it got knocked down,happy days.
Desi Sharpe the best fish bits ever created,
Ken Cottle, good for milk but a S***e barber, he used to skin my brothers wart on his head everytime.
claret everywhere

TheSmogMonster Posted on 22/06/2008 23:28
Thornaby.

Mick Eddy is the headmaster at Christ the King School.


LeitrimBoro Posted on 22/06/2008 23:43
Thornaby.

Good grief the memorys come back.
Cottle used to give me a crew cut. I forgot he delivered milk.
I believe he also bought many a local house.

LeitrimBoro Posted on 22/06/2008 23:45
Thornaby.

Has Mick gone into local politics ??

standards Posted on 22/06/2008 23:47
Thornaby.

we all have to chill out a bit, focus on Boro FC. Not easy. The prices are a rip off, and we are no mugs and we know it, the Holgate was about nothing else that the world has ever known, we need the Red Army again.

standards Posted on 22/06/2008 23:56
Thornaby.

ps, IN MY LIFE, THORNABY LADS ARE THE BIGGEST BUNCH OF NON DRAMA QUEENS EVER, WE FIT THE BILL AND WE LIKE A LAUGH, AND THATS THAT.

thornaboro Posted on 23/06/2008 00:20
Thornaby.

does anyone recall a man with nickname barmy lou, strange fish from around 70s in thornay

prepman Posted on 23/06/2008 02:11
Thornaby.

The Eddy family use yo have corner shop on lanehouse/oxford rd.next door to walter wilsons and duncans shops.on the other block on lanehouse rd was snowdons cake shop and old mrs montys fishshop. the corner of stranton st..

StevieT Posted on 23/06/2008 11:46
Thornaby.

Aye thornaboro, I remember him. There was also "Davy Crocket" (from Easton Street if I recall right) who used to walk around with his big tranny radio on all the time. He had a slightly crooked neck but was always dressed very smartly. Anyone remember the Dunne sisters, Hylda and Doris? Their brother was Tommy Dunne, the coalman. Phew, they were strange women indeed - a bit like Bette Davis and Joan Crawford in Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? [:D]

prepman Posted on 23/06/2008 11:59
Thornaby.

Think it was Hylda and Doris,bright red lipstick all round there mouths.lived lanehouse rd/Stranton st corner.

Datsun-Dave Posted on 23/06/2008 12:45
Thornaby.

Great thread Thornaby born & bred, cant stand people from barwick slagging the place off !
Anyway spent my younger years also climbing the pipe bridge and playing in the river tees remember when it was tidal, anyone remember the rag & bone man 80's era think he was called Harry Waters ?

thornabyred Posted on 23/06/2008 12:49
Thornaby.

Mick stood for the Thornaby Independents at the last borough and town council elections. Retired from teaching a coiple of years ago. He is now on the education committee for SBC as well as Town mayor for Thornaby.

thornabyred Posted on 23/06/2008 12:53
Thornaby.

Knew old Harry very well, familly all mad Boro fans.

Barmy Lou, you never said it near him unless you could run.
Freddie as was his proper name could run like a whippet even with his massive army greatcoat and haversack on.

Rocky10 Posted on 23/06/2008 13:16
Thornaby.

Lived in Valiant way in the 70/80s - the brimms in the 90's sadly had to move to Stockton in 96.

Great place to live Harold Wilson (saw him land in a helicoptor in76? to open it), bluebell and "foxy" woods, the log could walk to the cross keys for a bit of fishing.

Remember going bottle hunting on the bank near horeshoe bend (old ash and bottle tip), playing in all the shyte on the river bank at low tide.

I walked across the pipey aged about 11 myself.

Saddens me now when I go back to the spitey and walk to the shop for sme fags on how run down the estate is.

Remember new years eve around there in and out of everyones house even the old polish guys.

StevieT Posted on 23/06/2008 13:38
Thornaby.

prepman, that's them! Tommy lived on Lanehouse Road. The two spinsters, Doris and Hilda, lived in Mary Street if memory serves right.

Anyone remember Big Pete and Fat Tom?

Rocky10 Posted on 23/06/2008 13:43
Thornaby.

Stevie was that big pete who had a liking for little boys?

SoSmo Posted on 23/06/2008 14:06
Thornaby.

How to kill a thread flat....

StevieT Posted on 23/06/2008 14:11
Thornaby.

I believe mention was made of such things.

Rocky10 Posted on 23/06/2008 14:14
Thornaby.

Yes I was part of his football team - hmmmmmmmmm

StevieT Posted on 23/06/2008 14:21
Thornaby.

Now, what about the Mollon family ... anyone remember them? There were dozens of 'em!

thornabyred Posted on 23/06/2008 18:01
Thornaby.

"Spuggie Pete" is still around, just passed him as I was coming home from work.
Sadly Tommy died a good few years back.Another big Boro fan.

Smoggie_in_Exile Posted on 23/06/2008 18:16
Thornaby.

Personally I wouldn't get between Mick Eddy and anything he wants man is a beast. If anyone can get our stuff back he is the one.

Was my old headteacher and a good friend of my dad so I always have a soft spot for him.

NedKat Posted on 23/06/2008 18:25
Thornaby.

Ok, have we got any common mates from the Great Thornaby ? Knocking a few names around ...

Glen Waterhouse
Anthony Walker
Tich Teasdale
Steve Lindo
The Lacy family
Iain Sell (rip)
Malcolm Hamilton
Nickey Thompson
Da-Da Waters
Billy Spiers

thornabyred Posted on 23/06/2008 18:38
Thornaby.

Ned, Glen looks after his old fellas allotment now days.
Always asks after you since I mentioned this board last year.
Is da Da , Mallies younger brother, or at least one of the family.
Mally is over in darkest Ireland fighting the Boro cause.See him now and again when he is home visiting.

NedKat Posted on 23/06/2008 19:20
Thornaby.

Is Glen's father still around ? Ronnie Waterhouse, pint of sherry please ... ! Never thought he'd make it this far !

Tell Glen, I'm still happy and living in Florida, and if he wants to come over, he's more than welcome, but he'd better sell some of his onions !!

wheelz Posted on 23/06/2008 19:34
Thornaby.

thornabyred.. "Is Da-Da, Mallies younger brother, or at least one of the family?"

Not related as far as I know; Mally is one of Gordon's sons... he was home last month for his nephew's funeral (Midge's son)

MarlonD Posted on 23/06/2008 19:39
Thornaby.

I've had family living in Thornaby for over 30 years.

As a Boro lad I always class Thornaby as a town in itself and if anything the people have a closer affiliation to Middlesbrough rather than Stockton.

oldborofart Posted on 23/06/2008 19:45
Thornaby.

Da-Da if my memory serves me correct is part of the Livingston clan from Redcar Rd.

NedKat Posted on 23/06/2008 19:46
Thornaby.

That's them !

Sitrep Posted on 23/06/2008 19:53
Thornaby.

StevieT

Fat Tom/ Tommy Hathewaite

thornabyred Posted on 23/06/2008 19:53
Thornaby.

Ned, he certainly is still about.

Sitrep Posted on 23/06/2008 19:58
Thornaby.

Thornabyred

Barmy Lou, you never said it near him unless you could run.

Barmy could run all right but there was 1 faster and he would chase yer for hours


The man from Rio.

thornabyred Posted on 23/06/2008 20:02
Thornaby.

what about the blokewho lived westburt st area, always had nice lemon or white gloves.

Lives up the town centre now I think, has a nice line in hand knotted cardis.

oldborofart Posted on 23/06/2008 20:05
Thornaby.

Barmy Lou real name Freddie Lucas used to be a nighT***chman when they were building the Littleboy Estate in the early 60s

oldborofart Posted on 23/06/2008 20:07
Thornaby.

Is that Stanley

thornabyred Posted on 23/06/2008 20:20
Thornaby.

Yer right OBF, think he is Stanley.

Used to like near barmy lou`s sister when we lived back of the Mandale, she was in Saltburn road.He would chase you to the littleboy, dont know if he ever caught anyone.

steve0 Posted on 24/06/2008 00:07
Thornaby.

Lived in Valiant way in the 70's as well.-all over town actually-Scarborough st, whitley road, Crawley Road, Valiant Way and Eltham Crescent, when the blue lion was a decent pub!
Mam and Dad seemed to pefer to move rather than redecorate! Agree with you Rocky-Living opposite the Harold Wilson was a great place to grow up during the school holidays. New years eve- one long house crawl after the pub shut

Rocky10 Posted on 24/06/2008 07:45
Thornaby.

What Number Steve?

Me No. 130 - was ther between 72 - 90.

TheSmogMonster Posted on 24/06/2008 07:51
Thornaby.

Is Thornaby on a bit of a downard slope at the moment?

What with the Gav Robinson incident and a kid pulling a knife on us when we were back over the weekend I'm feeling a bit depressed about the place.


thornabyred Posted on 24/06/2008 12:46
Thornaby.

Apart from the poor lad who was killed at the Westbury area.
No woprse than anywhere else I dont think. Not enough people report the incidents though. Even if its only a minor incident they should report them then police can at least build an overview of any particular bad area.

Bernie_was_right Posted on 24/06/2008 12:50
Thornaby.

"The old terraced housing is now mainly a mix of ethnic groups,refugees and students plus some of the older Thornaby folk whose families have always lived there. "

Sounds delightful.