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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.

Sandsend, Kettleness Point

Sandsend, Kettleness Point

The title is actually incorrect! Maps of the area define this headland as Sandsend Ness. Kettleness is actually some two mile further up the coast and not visible from Sandsend. It is still an excellent postcard view of the original Alum House which is now the area of the car park at the bottom of Lythe bank. The postcard, produced by Friths is postmarked from 1932.
Image courtesy of John G. Hannah

Get your Lucky Heather Here!

Get your Lucky Heather Here!

Like the dog, but heather and Runswick Bay do not seem logical together. Obviously the producer of this postcard felt it improved sales, as we have seen many similar dog-centred cards advising “Best of Luck from ……”
Image courtesy of a friend of the ECIA.

Runswick Bay (On the Look Out)

Runswick Bay (On the Look Out)

Three Runswick fishermen, scan the sea in this posed Phoenix Series view post marked 10th January 1906. Wearing their best “Ganseys”, the Runswick Bay Pattern is evident; each fishing village on the Yorkshire coast had it’s own pattern. The owners initials were picked out on the gansey this with the pattern so identifying the body of a drowned fisherman to his village. An occupational hazard on this coast.
Image courtesy of Olive Bennett.

A Poor Resemblance

A Poor Resemblance

The sender of this 1902 dated postcard obviously felt the image did not do justice to Runswick’s charms!
Image courtesy of Olive Bennett.

The Brave Runswick Fishermen’s Wives.

A J T Ross (of Whitby) postcard shows the fishermen’s wives of Runswick who launched the life boat to rescue their husbands on 12th April 1911.
Image courtesy of Olive Bennett.

Runswick and the Thatched Cottage

Runswick and the Thatched Cottage

A delightful view of Runswick Bay with the famous thatched cottage clearly to be seen. Clearly hand tinted and an early view long before sea walls and protection from the encroaching waves.
Image courtesy of a supporter of the Archive.

Runswick in the Sunshine

Runswick in the Sunshine

People are obviously enjoying the beach in this post 1970’s this colour postcard view with the solid sea defence wall can be clearly seen.
Image courtesy of a supporter of the Archive.

Runswick from the Beach

Runswick from the Beach

Another postcard view of Runswick showing the old slipway from the beach, no tractors for pulling in those days. Man power (or in emergencies women power) was the most common and cheapest power source.
Image courtesy of a supporter of the Archive.

Runswick Bay before the slip

Runswick Bay before the slip

This postcard view of Runswick, clearly shows the original road as it curled down the hillside and down to the original drying greens. How blue the sea looks, almost Mediterranean.
Image courtesy of a supporter of the Archive.

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