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Albert Park Bandstand

Albert Park Bandstand

An obviously popular concert being held at the Albert Park Bandstand c.1905, judging by the crowds surrounding the Bandstand. Perhaps the three young people in the foreground where perhaps not as interested?

Image courtesy of Iris Place.

Goathland War Memorial

Goathland War Memorial

Goathland memorial is one of many in the area built by Arrowsmith’s of Loftus. This early image (judging by the model of motorcycle & sidecar) shows the memorial which has also featured in ‘Heartbeat’ -the TV series as the memorial for ‘Aidensfield’.

North Ormesby 1903

North Ormesby 1903

A Banbride postcard view of the floods at North Ormesby railway crossing with the Toll Bar cabin in the background. The horse must have been quiet, imagine having the confidence to stand on the trailer?
Image courtesy of John G. Hannah.

Boosbeck High Street

Boosbeck High Street

The High Street, Boosbeck. The large triple-fronted shop on the right of the image was a branch of the Skelton Co-operative. The floor above was known as ‘Rushbys Rooms’; where a sewing and knitting workshop was organised as part of a scheme to give unemployed miners and their families an alternative source of work and support. Chronicled in “Heartbreak Hill” by Malcolm Chase & Mark Wyman.
Image courtesy of the Pem Holiday Collection.

North Ormesby Hospital 1906

North Ormesby Hospital 1906

Do you remember North Ormesby Hospital? North Ormesby Hospital was built and opened in 1861 and over the years expanded into a hotch-potch of buildings that served the community for 120 years. North Ormesby Hospital closed in 1981 and was demolished in March 1982. This Standard Series postcard view is post marked 22nd January 1906. Ann Jackson tells us: ”I worked at North Ormesby Hospital from 1966 till 1975 . It was my training base for nursing. Miss Ferguson was the Matron. It was a very friendly hospital. We had a reunion recently at the Baltimore Hotel on Marton  Road.”
Image courtesy of John G. Hannah and many thanks to Ann Jackson for the update.

Ruswarp River Bridge

Ruswarp River Bridge

An hand coloured photo of Ruswarp, looking towards Whitby side. The old road bridge was replaced by the present arch bridge in 1936. The church of St Bartholomew prominent in the photo and the station to the right of the road level crossing.
Image courtesy of a friend of the ECIA.

Sandsend – East Row

Sandsend - East Row

A Valentine’s series postcard post marked 1904, showing a quiet village undisturbed by motor traffic. How different today?
Image courtesy of Ann Wedgewood & Keith Bowers.

Ingleby Arncliffe 1904

Ingleby Arncliffe 1904

Situated in close proximity to the Cleveland Tontine; Ingleby Arncliffe it merges into the neighbouring village of Ingleby Cross. Close by is Mount Grace was purchased by the Middlesbrough Teesside steel magnate Sir Isaac Lowthian Bell as a weekend retreat in the 19th century.
Image courtesy of Ann Wedgewood & Keith Bowers.

Middlesbrough Market Place

Middlesbrough Market Place

‘Over the Border’ as it is colloquially known or St Hilda’s in Middlesbrough; housed the then thriving weekly market in 1905. Another area vastly different today.
Image courtesy of Ann Wedgewood & Keith Bowers.

Newport Road Bridge

Newport Road Bridge

This St Alban’s Series postcard of Newport Bridge is possibly mid 20th Century, It was opened by the Duke and Duchess of York (King George VI & Queen Elizabeth) on 28th of February 1934; the bridge was last raised in November 1990. Mark T tells us: ”The last lift, is featured on youtube .” However Russ Pigott informs us: ”This cannot be the last lift as there still looks to be a lot of wharves in what looks like the ironmasters district. These had long gone by the early 1990s.” This image of the bridge in a raised position is prior to this final lift as Russ advises.
Image courtesy of Kim Whalley and thanks to Mark for that information. Thanks also to Russ for the better definition of a possible date.

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