A market monument

A market monument WHY is there free parking in the centre of Stokesley? Well, it all goes back to the town hall, the story of which was told in the D&S Times of September 18. Go to Source Darlington and Stockton Times Author:

Car’s ID causes controversy

Car's ID causes controversy THE story about Middleham racehorse trainers complaining about treacherous road surfaces prompted the D&S Times’ former photographer, Ian Wright, now living in Texas, to look up this picture. He took it in March 1962 on a glass plate when trainer Neville Crump was complaining about treacherous Read More

Welcome to a new northern watering place

Welcome to a new northern watering place SEVEN years after industrialist Henry Pease had his prophetic vision on the Cleveland seafront of “a town arising on the cliff and the quiet, unfrequented and sheltered glen turned into a lovely garden”, a correspondent from the Lancet magazine visited Saltburn. Go to Read More

Hawes retains its 50s charm

Hawes retains its 50s charm THIS splendid picture from our archive shows Hawes in December 1953, taken from the west looking into the town centre. Go to Source Darlington and Stockton Times Author:

All on the same line over railway anniversary

All on the same line over railway anniversary THE Stockton and Darlington Railway has this week been hailed in Parliament by a Government minister as a line that “revolutionised” the history of transport in Britain. Go to Source Darlington and Stockton Times Author:

Rumpus at flower show gates

Rumpus at flower show gates THERE were two gruesome deaths to report. First of all, Trimdon Grange pitman John Dandy had got so drunk at Castle Eden that he fallen asleep on the tracks – or, as the paper described it, he’d “unconsciously reclined on the railway”. A train came Read More

Opening day of the A1(M) – 50 years ago

Opening day of the A1(M) – 50 years ago TRAFFIC is crawling at 50mph through North Yorkshire from Scotch Corner to Bedale as the A1 is up-graded to a modern motorway suitable for the next generation of motorists. Go to Source Darlington and Stockton Times Author:

Can you identify the two tone van in Ripon Market Place?

Can you identify the two tone van in Ripon Market Place? This is Ripon Market Place on May 8, 1963. But who can tell us the make of the two tone van which Howdens of Harrogate have parked outside Croft & Blackburn? Go to Source Darlington and Stockton Times Author:

Put her own son on the fire

Put her own son on the fire THE residents of Staindrop “had been invited to attend a meeting in the national school for the purpose of acknowledging the generous gift of a fountain pump, presented to the town by Lady Augusta Poulett”, said the D&S Times. Go to Source Darlington Read More