Recent Comments

Archives

Can You Help to name the Young Ladies

Cousins in England-1We have had a request for assistance in naming people in the image, Can anybody assist?

Elaine Meadows (nee Tyerman) tells us: “As you look at the picture taken at Runswick Bay in the 1950’s the first 2 children from the left hand side are unknown, (possible from Hinderwell or Runswick Bay); then my cousins Janet and Christine (Chris) Pearson as they were then aged 5 – 6 years. They lived Browns Terrace at Hinderwell, and Chris still lives at Hinderwell. 2 of 4 children of Cyril and Hilda Pearson (nee Tyerman)….their other two siblings are not on picture. We have asked all the family if they know the other 2 girls….and nobody knows them…they are not family members. The picture was sent from Canada saying on the back your Cousins from Hinderwell… as I said the two on the right are…..the other two are definately not Canadians.”

If you can assist please send via the comments facility and we will pass on to Elaine. Many thanks.

Gossip

Gossip

Our collection of clearly posed images of fisher folk of Staithes show possibly a stylised Victorian view of these hard-working members of the community. Our interest is aroused by the ribbon or strip of lace? round the young ladies bonnet. Perhaps in mourning, can anybody advise?
Image courtesy of Olive |Bennett.

On the Look-out

On the Look-out

Clearly posed this image of Staithes fishermen, perhaps taken on as part of a Victorian study of working fisher folk. But how posed?
Image courtesy of Olive Bennett.

Baiting

Baiting

Although clearly Staithes based, with Cowbar Nab in the background we have no date or publisher for this unused postcard image. The small cross is apparently a message for the un-named recipient of the card, apparently known to both parties!
Image courtesy of Olive |Bennett.

Chums

Chums

This is the only one of the quartet of fishing linked postcards bearing any identification – Fisher Life Studies. Valentines Series – although it is possibly Staithes based. Again no indication of date.
Image courtesy of Olive |Bennett.

Staithes Folk

Staithes Folk

This reworked mounted image of Staithes folk shows several ladies in their Staithes bonnets, but no idea of date. Perhaps they are recognisable to a viewer of the site?
Image courtesy of Olive Bennett.

Staithes Women

Staithes Women

A very narrow back lane in Staithes. The word George on the door at the left may refer to the Royal George Inn, thus giving an idea of location. Bev Campbell tells us: ”Hi, this is the lane into Royal George yard. The houses on the right are now our cottage; The Cottage, High Street; owned by the Crooks family at the time of the photograph.

Many thanks to Bev Campbell for identifying the location and her update.

Blacksmiths Roxby

Blacksmiths Roxby

The Blacksmiths Shop at Roxby, with the distinctive entrance in the shape of a horseshoe, with the date 1858 above the arch. The Blacksmith is now known to be Mr Severs.

The photograph was taken 27th July 2000, courtesy of Alan Richardson.

Staithes Boys, July 1936

Staithes Boys, July 1936

This photograph was taken on the lifeboat slip at Staithes was taken in July 1936.  The boys in the photo are:

Gordon Crooks, James Thompson, Harry Hall, Brownie Theaker, Alf Pearson, Walter Hall, Dennis Theaker, Teddy Theaker, Joe Theaker, Frank Johnson, Frank Theaker, Dennis Parkinson, James Laverick  and Jeff Verrill.

Thanks to Dorothy Gilbert for the photo and information.

Hinderwell Bazaar

Hinderwell Bazaar

Mrs. M. Conn, Ray’s mother, is in this photograph taken at a church bazaar at Hinderwell.  Rev. Berriman, Rev. Ward, Mr. Blaylock, Mr. Codling, and Mr. Tom Husband are in the group.  Sheila Roots advises: ”This photo was taken in the Interegnum and the Rev. Ward came from Scarborough most weekends. The lady in front is Mrs. Perriman – wife of the Rev. Perriman from Whitby (not Berriman) The other gentleman is Thomas Harland & not Thomas Husband. Mr. Blaylock was a Church Warden – the other Churchwarden – William Harrison (my father is missing from the photo)

(Image courtesy of Mr.R.Conn and thanks to Sheila for the update.) Copyright-John Tindale, Whitby.

Page 1 of 3123