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 […]

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      

75 Cannon Street

1911 CensusNameAgeRelationOccupationBirthplaceThomas Wright40HeadGeneral labourerFakenham, NFKMildred Wright38Wife Middlesbrough, YKSJohn Wright20SonGeneral labourerMiddlesbrough, YKSWilliam Wright18SonGeneral labourerMiddlesbrough, YKSRichard Wright16SonGeneral labourerMiddlesbrough, YKSGeorge Wright11SonSchoolMiddlesbrough, YKSAda Wright9DaughterSchoolMiddlesbrough, YKSSarah Wright12DaughterSchoolMiddlesbrough, YKSDirectory entriesDirectoryNameOccupationKelly’s 1913Thomas Gibson PooleButcher Located on the North West side of Cannon Street between Gladstone Street and Lime Street. 

99 Cannon Street

1911 CensusNameAgeStatusOccupationBirthplaceLucy H Wright49Widow Dudley, WORAlbert Wright23SingleLabourer at FoundryMiddlesbrough, YKSViolet Wright14Single Middlesbrough, YKSDirectory entriesDirectoryNameOccupationWard’s 1930-31P HarrisFurnaceman Located on the North West side of Cannon Street between Benjamin Street and Farrer Street.