Anthony Mario Di Carlo: Memories of Cannon Street

It was 1948, my parents with their two small girls and my mother pregnant, were on a ship bound for England. The war was over. Their homeland Italy was in chaos, people were starving. My parents made the big decision to leave their beloved families to make a better life in a better place. They […]

Albert Honeyman: Honeymans Merchants and Traders

My name, Honeyman was fairly well known in Cannon Street. Blacksmith Most Honeymans originated in Hutton Rudby, and a number of them moved into Middlesbrough in the 1860s,probably for work. My great great granddad, who was a blacksmith, was one of them. He was Richard Honeyman, married to Rebecca Mason, and in 1866 they were […]

Mike Johnson: The Last Year of Marsh Road Junior School

Well, I Knew this Wouldn’t be a Long Appointment! My first year of teaching was the last year of the school to which I had been appointed—Marsh Road School in the Cannon Street area of Middlesbrough. When I arrived at Marsh Road Junior School in September 1969 to start my probationary year its future was […]

Paul Ogleby: Growing Up at The Newport End of Cannon Street

Booth Street and Disraeli Street I grew up in Booth Street, although I was actually born in Disraeli Street. The house numbers in Booth Street started from no. 11, and there was a ‘common’ at the Laws Street end, where no’s 1 to 10 had been bombed during the war The Bomb Damage Laws St […]

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 […]

Frank Lowney: Memories of Fox Heads

Frank writes:- Location of Fox Heads The Foxheads area of Cannon St was really very small. It was situated about halfway along Cannon Street. It was bounded on the east by Marsh St, on the north by Newport St,on the south by Cannon St and on the west by the Gas Tank wall. The Streets […]

Cannon Street People

A gallery of photos featuring Cannon Street folks that are not linked to a specific street, school, pub or place of worship. The photos are in Surname order. You can use the search box to find people or click on a surname if it’s shown in the Most Common Surnames. Click photos to enlarge Sarah […]

Denmark Street School

In May 1872 a site in Denmark Street was purchased, using compulsory powers, by the School Board. The foundation stone was laid by Mr Edward Williams on 20th May 1873. Denmark Street School opened on 24th August 1874. Newspaper articles, images of Denmark Street School and the people who went there (click photos to enlarge)

Stansfield Street

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

Stanley Street

Stanley Street ran from Newport Street to Cannon Street. Newspaper articles, images of Stanley Street and the people who lived there (click photos to enlarge) Lesley Lowe Robinson

Spencer Street

Spencer Street ran from Newport Road to Marsh Road, crossing Cannon Street. Newspaper articles, images of Spencer Street and the people who lived there (click photos to enlarge)

Sidney Street

Sidney Street ran from Cannon Street to Marsh Road. Newspaper articles, images of Sidney Street and the people who lived there (click photos to enlarge) Ellen Breeze George Henry Breeze