Audrey Robinson (nee Ponfield): Dear Old Cannon Street

Dear old Cannon Street. Looking back, what an honour to have lived there. Maybe we didn’t always think that, especially when families didn’t really have much at all to live on, but looking back, it was a lovely, warm, friendly area to live. What a pity Cannon Street couldn’t have been wrapped up in cotton […]

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 […]

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

Tomlinson Street

Tomlinson Street ran from King George Street to Laws Street. Newspaper articles, images of Tomlinson Street and the people who lived there (click photos to enlarge) Bob Robinson Grace Louth Golding Yvonne Golding

Unthank Street

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

Milbank Street

Milbank Street ran from Marsh Road to Newport Road, crossing Cannon Street. Newspaper articles, images of Milbank Street and the people who lived there (click photos to enlarge) John Robinson Katy Robinson Jack Mirfin Emily Irwin Mirfin Bob Robinson Joan Ivy Peter Kenny George Margaret Warburton

Lowe Street

Lowe Street ran from Hutchinson Street to Cannon Street. Newspaper articles, images of Lowe Street and the people who lived there (click photos to enlarge) Robert McGee James Robinson

36 Cannon Street – Volunteer Hotel

1911 CensusNameAgeRelationOccupationBirthplaceSamuel Hodge 32HeadHotel ManagerBirkenhead, CHSAnnie Elizabeth Hodge36Wife Hull, YKSAnnie Hodge9DaughterSchoolMiddlesbrough, YKSEva Hodge2Daughter Middlesbrough, YKSWilliam Luke Hodge75FatherRetired BuilderFaverstock, DEVGertrude Robinson16ServantGeneral servant (domestic)Middlesbrough, YKSDirectory entriesDirectoryNameOccupationKelly’s 1913 DirectorySamuel HodgeVolunteer Hotel   Located on the south east side of Cannon Street between Dean Street and Denmark Street.

290 Cannon Street

1911 CensusNameAgeRelationOccupationBirthplaceArthur T Robinson35HeadGantrymanNewcastle, NBLSusan Robinson34Wife Middlesbrough, YKSElizabeth E Robinson14DaughterSchoolMiddlesbrough, YKSJohn T Robinson11SonSchoolMiddlesbrough, YKSGeorge H Robinson9SonSchoolMiddlesbrough, YKSArthur R Robinson6SonSchoolMiddlesbrough, YKSHarold Robinson3Son Middlesbrough, YKSDirectory entriesDirectoryNameOccupationWard’s 1902-03W MorganPuddler Located on the South East side of Cannon Street between Salisbury Street and Disraeli Street. 

240 Cannon Street

1911 CensusNameAgeRelationOccupationBirthplaceCharles Edward Robinson33HeadPipe fitterHexham, NBLClara Robinson28Wife Stockton, DUREleanor May Robinson2Daughter Middlesbrough, YKSDoris Emmaline Robinson3 mDaughter Middlesbrough, YKSDirectory entriesDirectoryNameOccupationWard’s 1902-03J RobinsonJoiner Located on the South East side of Cannon Street between Carter Street and Punch Street. 

248 Cannon Street

1911 CensusNameAgeRelationOccupationBirthplaceJane Wheeler40HeadShopkeeper Barrow-in-Furness, LANElizabeth Ann Wheeler10DaughterSchoolBarrow-in-Furness, LANWilliam James Wheeler9SonSchoolBarrow-in-Furness, LANMinnie Wheeler7DaughterSchoolBarrow-in-Furness, LANThomas Robinson54LodgerLabourer in ironworksMaryport, CULDirectory entriesDirectoryNameOccupationKelly’s 1913Mrs Margaret McCamphillWardrobe dealer Located on the South East side of Cannon Street between Carter Street and Punch Street.