Stonehouse History Group

Welcome to the web site for Stonehouse History Group

- promoting  interest in the History of Stonehouse & the locality.

Stonehouse People

Do you remember the coalman?

C. W. Vick was the local coal merchant based at Ebley and delivered to Stonehouse and surrounding areas  for many decades from the 1920’s.

Charlie William Vick started the business and when he died his son John took it over and built it up to a large haulage concern.

C. W. Vick also ran the Coal Concentration Depot for many years at the old Midland road station site in Stonehouse after Dr Beeching closed the branch lines.

John Vick was persuaded that he had a story to tell so wrote a book all about his life in the coal and transport business called From Nowhere to Casablanca - Memoirs of an Entrepreneur.

C. W. Vick Coal merchant expanded to become C. W. Vick International and took over the old aircraft hangars at Moreton Valance airfield where a fleet of over 20 of the latest DAF trucks were based.

Stonehouse Secondary Modern School 1952 - Motto “Founded upon a Rock”

Mr Thursby Head master - Mr Robson, Mr Jones, Mr Wheeler - Jack Wright Caretaker.

Taken in the recreation Ground - Can you recognise anyone else?

Stonehouse County Primary School 1953

Back Row ? Peter Remes Peter Hale Gillian Hill Audrey Ricks ? Jennifer Gillo ? Peter Knight ? Mrs Clutterbuck

3rd Row ? Pat Poulter ? Rosamund Groome Kathleen O’Rouke Muriel Lancy Jean Hastings Caroline Weaving Gill Jones Angela Wicks Tara Wright Angela Adams

2nd Row Gillian Clarkson Glennice Stephens Pat Emery Sheila Groome Ann Lawrence  Carol Kimber ? Margaret Lawrence Irene Corkhill Lyn Ackhurst Diane Davis

Front Row Brent Taylor Colin (Clive) Mapson David Poulter ? ? Colin Wood ?

Stonehouse Primary School Orchestra 1967 - supplied by Beverly Langdown

Back row left to right: Harriet Greenhalf, ?, Janet Gardner, Amanda Preston, Linda Wicks, Wendy Gardner, John Hendy, Beverly Webb, ?,?, Janice Light, Helen Gardiner, Elizabeth Jones, Christine Jones, Sheila Boquett, Rita Jones.

Middle row left to right: Karen Lusty, Pascal Pollock, ?, Christine Jefferies, Patricia Luckett, Linda Beanland, Wendy Gardner,Carole Gardiner, Erica Tselepeter, Simon Lusty, Lorraine Webb, Denise Simmonds

Sat down at organ: Penny Denton, June Miles, Gloria Diamond, Christine Pattern.

Front row: Patricia Smith, Janet Clutterbuck, Carole Walsh, ?,?, Robert Wilkins, Jeffrey Day, ?, Michael Baker, Clive Edgington, Martin King.

Final Year at Stonehouse Primary school 1964

Back Row: Geoffrey Bassett, Christopher Whiting, Peter Jones, ?, Lyn John, Melvyn Preston, Michael Jenner, Jane Arthurs, Miss Fletcher, Lorraine Blackburn, Linda May, Melanie Phillips, Mr Watkins, Lesley Burford, Megan Bliss, Christine Berry, Evelyn Cook

Middle Row: Christopher Hill, Michael Baker, Sue Gulliver, Sheila Boud, Jane Turl, Vicki Pryce, Jackie Gardner, Rosemary Jenner, Anne Fewster, Sheila Wilson, Jane Robson, Pat Load

Front Row: Terry Smith, Owen Carter, Richard Lee, Brian Wilkins, Keith Farley, Stuart Poulter, Philip Uzzell, Linda Humphries, Elaine Barker, Pat Buckland, Griselda Wilce, Janice Herbert, Sylvia Dancox

Kindly supplied by Mel Tarrant (nee Phillips). Some names supplied by Megan Timbrell & Vicki Walker..

More People

These are two great photographs of Stonehouse Guides.

One in 1959 at what looks like Stonehouse Court and one in 1956 outside the primary school.

Can you recognise anyone?  

Click on Pictures for more…..

Stonehouse People

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Hill Crescent residents celebrating Queen Elizabeth’s Coronation Day 2nd June 1953.

Notice the old Cullimore Lorry in the background!     


Where are they now? Do you recognise any one?

Left Photograph

Front Row - Raymond Walker, Peter Blackwell, Tony Emmerson, Elizabeth Mapson, Susan Arnold, Darrell Webb, Anita Savoury, Marilyn Arnold

Second Row - ?  David Blackwell,  David Brain, Brian Walker, Yvonne Smith, Pamela Arnold, ?

Back Row - ? ? ? ? Vene Arnold ? Janet Webb ? Three Mrs Shorts

Right Photograph

Neville Robson Tony Emmerson, Susan Arnold, Elizabeth Mapson, Anita Savoury, Pamela Arnold, Marilyn Arnold, Darrell Webb, Peter Blackwell, ? Raymond Walker

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