Vic Wood: Memories of Croft Street

Croft Street ran from Newport Road up to Newport Street which ran parallel to the railway. Half way it was intersected by Cannon St. Locally we called the stretch from Newport Rd to Cannon St “High Croft St” and the stretch from Cannon St to the railway as ‘Low Croft St.’ The house was one […]

Monsell Street

Monsell Street ran from the railway to Marsh Road. Newspaper articles, images of Monsell Street and the people who lived there (click photos to enlarge) Henry Wood

Calthorpe Street

Calthorpe Street ran from Marsh Road School to Newport Road, crossing Cannon Street. Newspaper articles, images of Calthorpe Street and the people who lived there (click photos to enlarge) Emily Gill Parsons Ged Parsons Martin Herbert Wood Stephen Murphy Ron Whitaker Lynn Allen

Croft Street

Croft Street ran from Newport Road to Newport Street (alongside the railway line) and crossed Cannon Street.  Newspaper articles, images of Croft Street and the people who lived there (click photos to enlarge) Betty Wilcox Barron Ernie Barron David Scurr Sue Scurr Wilf Scurr Betty Langley Rose Raymond Rose Lilian Fox Jimmy Fox Rose Newing […]

24 Cannon Street

1911 Census Name Age Relation Occupation Birthplace Jabez Wright 63 Head Refreshment house keeper Sedgley, STS Clara Wright 61 Wife   Bloxwich, STS Bertha Summerfield 14 Niece   Walsall, STS Peter Wood 40 Boarder Steel worker Kerry, Crooth James Rush 32 Boarder Blast furnace man Kilcoo, DOW Directory entries Directory Name Occupation      

118 Cannon Street

1911 CensusNameAgeRelationOccupationBirthplaceMary Boyd39HeadGeneral dealer Newcastle, NBLMaggie Boyd19Daughter Newcastle, NBLRobert E Boyd18SonApprenticed joinerNewcastle, NBLIsabella Boyd15Daughter Newcastle, NBLWalter C Boyd10Son Middlesbrough, YKSAlbert Wood Boyd5Son Middlesbrough, YKSErnest Boyd Wood1Boarder Middlesbrough, YKSRobert Cummins Wood56BoarderDredger manSunderland, DURHorace Skeldon19Boarder Stockton, DURDirectory entriesDirectoryNameOccupationKelly’s 1913Enoch WootonShopkeeper Located on the South East side of Cannon Street between Farrer Street and Spencer Street. 

313 Cannon Street

1911 CensusNameAgeRelationOccupationBirthplaceRobert West Shakeshaft35HeadJoinerMiddlesbrough, YKSEmily Shakeshaft46Wife Stockton, DURCharles Alfred Wood14Step sonSchoolMiddlesbrough, YKSRichard Edward Wood10Step sonSchoolMiddlesbrough, YKSDirectory entriesDirectoryNameOccupationWard’s 1902-03J WebbLabourer Located on the North West side of Cannon Street between Stanley Street and Derby Street.