4:49pm Friday 19th September 2014
The principle of limited liability, applied extensively to all forms of commercial enterprise, has perhaps never yet been applied to a larger undertaking than the purchase and management of the iron and coal works of Messrs Bolckow and Vaughan.
2:48pm Friday 12th September 2014
An accident of a serious and alarming nature took place at Sunnybrow, High Pit, on Tuesday morning. The news spread with wonderful rapidity that a number of men had been killed, owing to the rope breaking while they were being down in the cage.
3:42pm Friday 29th August 2014
12:32pm Tuesday 26th August 2014
4:27pm Friday 22nd August 2014
Negro Emancipation. On Monday evening a meeting was held in the Friends’ meeting-house, Skinnergate, Darlington, for the purpose of hearing a statement from Mr Levi Coffin, who has been sent to this country by the “Western Freemen’s Aid Association,” in America, to advocate the cause of the Negro race, with more especial reference to that portion who, during the war, have made their escape from bondage and got into the Federal lines, and who are in a state of destitution and want. The meeting was well attended.
Dales Diary: Weardale bequests, commercial Cotherstone, the 1951 Cockfield 11, workhouse budgets, the case of after-hours boozy farmers and historic grumbles over Barnard Castle parking
10:21am Saturday 16th August 2014
POOR folk in various parts of the dales had a chance of an occasional cash handout in the old days, thanks to well-off people who remembered them in their wills. There were a series of these bequests in Stanhope. Ralph Barrick left £20 in 1689, with instructions for the interest to be paid every Whit Monday to the most destitute residents. It would mean a welcome shilling or two, or perhaps just a few coppers, for some of those in dire need.
3:39pm Friday 15th August 2014
4:50pm Friday 8th August 2014
3:20pm Friday 1st August 2014
4:47pm Friday 25th July 2014
2:59pm Friday 18th July 2014
1:55pm Friday 4th July 2014
2:18pm Friday 27th June 2014
4:16pm Friday 20th June 2014
Open-air entertainments. – Darlington and its vicinity, there can be no question, possess considerable advantages for the proper enjoyment of the al fresco element of recreation, which is an necessary as food to pentup dwellers in towns.
3:48pm Friday 13th June 2014
Richmond. At the town hall, on Wednesday, before A Young, Esq (Mayor) and Leonard Cook, Esq. – Mary Hoggett, a person of intemperate habits, was charged with having on Saturday, stolen a parcel from a cart near the Unicorn Inn, containing a calico shirt, a flannel shirt, and a pair of worsted stockings, the property of John Hetherington.
1:43pm Friday 6th June 2014
Middleton-One-Row. Midnight Disturbance. – We understood that there is not a police-officer stationed within three miles of this village, and the fact that the preservers of the public peace make themselves scarce here was fully proved between the night of Wednesday and Thursday morning, when the village was paraded by a number of drunken fellows, who disturbed the slumber of the inhabitants by throwing missiles at their doors and otherwise conducted themselves in an uproarious manner.
5:01pm Friday 30th May 2014
On Saturday last, a meeting of miners took place on Cockfield Fell, a large tract of uncultivated land in the Auckland district. Shortly after two o’clock (about an hour after the appointed time of meeting) the miners, who had previously been parading the neighbourhood in a body, marched to the ground, preceded by a brass band.
3:43pm Friday 23rd May 2014
3:46pm Friday 16th May 2014
Darlington and County Borough Powers. The Darlington Town Council, at a special meeting on Wednesday, decided by twelve votes to one to proceed with its application for county borough powers on the terms laid down in the letter of the Local Government Board of last week.
3:49pm Friday 9th May 2014
4:26pm Friday 2nd May 2014
Accidents on the North Eastern Railway. – The official reports upon certain accidents which have occurred on railways during the months of January and February, this year, have been published and presented to parliament.
3:30pm Friday 25th April 2014
4:10pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014
2:38pm Friday 11th April 2014
3:45pm Friday 4th April 2014
Above picture: The January 1979 student nurse intake at North Tees Hospital, Stockton. Jane Gregson is trying to locate as many as she can to celebrate the 35-year anniversary of the event. Jane writes: “We have a Facebook group ‘35 years and counting’ where we can be contacted or I can be e-mailed at janestannett @hotmail.com.”
3:06pm Friday 28th March 2014
From this newspaper 150 years ago. – In the Cleveland Iron Trade, which is rapidly becoming the staple trade of this important district, we have to report a slight change for the worse – but this is only a slight change.
4:25pm Friday 21st March 2014
ABOVE PICTURE: In July 1962 the cobbles were being relaid in Richmond Market Place. Here a workman can be seen repositioning and cementing the cobbles back into place. Last year, North Yorkshire County Council was criticised for repairs to the same area carried out by contractors on its behalf which involved replacement of a cobbled area with tarmacadam.
4:07pm Friday 14th March 2014
During the last three months Mr Thomas Taylor, of Barnard Castle, has been giving lessons in dancing at the house of Mr Joseph Raine, Cross Keys Inn, and has met with very good patronage from the young ladies and gentlemen of the town and neighbourhood.
11:29am Friday 7th March 2014
ABOVE PICTURE: Richmond Market Place in June 1964 after what was deemed experimental changes to the layout which had seen the stalls moved to their current position and the bus station moved to the old Toll Booth site. Part of the Market Place had been made one-way and motorists, according to our Richmond reporter, were not best pleased
4:31pm Friday 21st February 2014
3:43pm Friday 14th February 2014
From this newspaper 150 years ago. – An extraordinary meeting of the Darlington Board of Health was held in the Board of Guardians’ room, on Thursday, to accept (or refuse) an offer made by Messrs J Backhouse and Co., to occupy the offices erected in connection with the New Market. There were present: Messrs Jos Pease (chairman), Jon Pease, Kay, Harris, Russell, Wrightson, Benson, Stephenson, Backhouse and Buckton.
2:20pm Friday 7th February 2014
3:51pm Friday 31st January 2014
From this newspaper 150 years ago. – The funeral of the late Duke of Cleveland took place on Tuesday, and, notwithstanding it was ostensibly private in its character – a desire to that effect having, shortly before his death, been expressed by the deceased nobleman – an immense concourse of persons were present to witness the obsequies pertaining to the occasion.
4:27pm Friday 24th January 2014
3:44pm Friday 17th January 2014
Picture above: The wheelchair-bound Lady Masham performs the opening honours at Northallerton’s new tourist information centre in October 1990. The specially-designed octagonal building is still open and run by volunteers. Back then it was operated by Hambleton District Council but tourism services was one of the first services to suffer when the council began trimming its budgets in 2009
4:41pm Friday 10th January 2014
4:13pm Friday 3rd January 2014
On Wednesday, at noon, the gentlemen in Messrs Backhouse and Co’s Bank, as well as the inhabitants of the immediate neighbourhood, were greatly alarmed by an explosion of gas which proceeded from a cellar beneath the Messrs Backouse’s private office.
12:36pm Monday 6th January 2014
11:49am Friday 20th December 2013
Christmas Day – as every good Churchman, careful housewife, happy schoolboy, and weary worker has long ago discovered – falls in the present year of grace upon a Friday. At first sight there is nothing very suggestive in the fact; and our readers will ask why we mention it.
1:08pm Friday 13th December 2013
Boat accident on the Tees at Stockton and narrow escape. Soon after six o’clock on Monday evening, an accident occurred on the Tees which might easily have resulted in the loss of the lives of no less than fourteen persons.
2:36pm Friday 29th November 2013
3:44pm Friday 22nd November 2013
12:14pm Friday 15th November 2013
PICTURE: It is not clear from our files why the D&S Times photographer took this picture of children at All Saints RC School at Thirsk in February 1964, but it is a reminder when it was deb rigeur for schoolchildren to wear garberdineb macs, duffle coats,b balaclavas, caps and shorts to school. How many children can be identified?
1:25pm Friday 8th November 2013
12:13pm Friday 1st November 2013
3:07pm Friday 27th September 2013
Harrowgate Hill Estate – Such is the name that has been given by the society which was started a few months ago for the mutual purchase and allotment of land, to the estate which the Messrs Thompson sold them on the North Road, Darlington.
12:38pm Friday 20th September 2013
3:01pm Friday 5th July 2013
Borough Police. Before E Gilkes and J Richardson, Esqs. Vagrancy. – Wm. Williams, an incorrigble old man, was charged by PC Horne with being without any visible means of subsistence. The officer found the defendant on Messrs Bolckow and Vaughan’s works about 5 o’clock on Sunday morning.
4:41pm Tuesday 2nd July 2013
4:47pm Friday 21st June 2013
From this newspaper 150 years ago – Yorkshire Agricultural Show at South Stockton. Public meeting. On Thursday evening, a public meeting of the inhabitants of Stockton and convened by the Deputy Mayor, in compliance with a numerously signed requisition, was held at the Borough Hall, for the purpose of considering what steps should be taken to promote the success of the Yorkshire Agricultural Show, to be held at South Stockton in August next. The attendance was very meagre. J Laing, Esq (Mayor) presided.