The Tees Barrage is not very exciting to see- well, not when I was there. Just mucky looking white scum on the river.
However there are nice walks along the riverside, and cyclists are also catered for.
Nearby is the White Water Course.
On part of the site now occupied by Boots stood former 59, High Street, where John Walker had his Chymist and Druggist shop, just over the road from where he was born. In 1827, he invented the world’s first friction matches.
He refused to patent any of his inventions as he believed his work was for the better of mankind.
This is the old Mecca Bingo Hall, formerly the Globe Theatre. It was built in this form in 1935, and as well as memorable pantomimes, many top stars performed here. The Beatles played here twice, the first time on 22 November 1963 – the day President Kennedy was assassinated.
Just off the high street.
The memorial is built of Portland Stone and rests on a reinforced concrete foundation, raised upon three steps and a stone seat (or base) for the display of wreaths. Over this is a plain podium having a bronze panel on its front containing the words:-
The names of the fallen are inscribed in the book of remembrance laid up in the adjoining church.
This was erected by public subscription in 1878, to commemorate the philanthropist, William Dodshon. Originally, it stood at the other end of the street, near the fish market but was moved to Ropner Park when it opened in 1893, after it was discovered that the fish sellers were using the cool stone and the shadow that it cast to keep their fish fresh, it was moved back after the highe street was pedestrianised.
Like many small towns, there are stalls and markets which are not only cheaper but tend to be more specialist.
This typical eatery stall (in picture) is in the centre of Stockton town and is here almost every day.
Look at my shopping tips and OTBP tips - to learn about the other market stalls.
If you fancy something typically English then why not pop into this delightful tea shop, serves the usual English tea and scones. Not to mention cakes, biscuits and coffees.
A nice change from the Starbucks and Costa Coffee world!
Located just off Stockton High Street on the Town Hall Side.
Situated on top of this Italian restaurant, just off the hight street and Wellington street shops is this Dojo come Karate workshop.
An ageing 70's building, sits comfortably opposite a modern family swimming pool in Stocktons city centre, on Church Road. Next doors is a large library catering for most.