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Spludging at Runswick

Spludging at Runswick

How brave they must have felt, on holiday and daring to wade out into the water. But being careful not to wt the skirts or shorts.
Image courtesy of a supporter of the Archive.

Runswick Bay again

Runswick Bay again

This image clearly shows the former road for Runswick as it zigzagged down the hillside to the village.
Image courtesy of a supporter of the Archive.

Runswick from the sea

Runswick from the sea

A view of Runswick including the former lifeboat house (now the Inshore Rescue boathouse).
Image courtesy of a supporter of the Archive.

Runswick Bay

Runswick Bay

A hand tinted postcard of locals taking the sun in Runswick. The un-metalled road gives an impression that this dates from the early 20th century.
Image courtesy of a supporter of the Archive.

Runswick Bay in 1905

Runswick Bay in 1905

A hand tinted postcard view of Runswick Bay, complete with the walled drying greens for the fishermen’s nets. The former alum workings of Kettleness can ve seen at the rear of this image.
Image courtesy of Ann Wedgewood & Keith Bowers.

Runswick Bay

Runswick Bay

The almost lyrical view of Runswick Bay which includes the cottage perching on the northen end of the seawall, but unlike today (with a thatched roof) the cottage appears to have a pantile roof. Can anybody assist in dating the image? Wendy Haxton tells us: ”I have a hand-coloured postcard showing this cottage, which was printed in 1936 and entitled, Lady Palmer’s Cottage, Runswick Bay. On this card, the cottage to the left of the white-walled one, has a pantile roof.”
Image courtesy of Geoff Patton and thanks to Wendy for that update.

Runswick Village

Runswick Village

A delightful postcard view of Runswick Bay.
Image courtesy of Ken Johnson

Landlubber

Landlubber

Two elegantly dressed young Edwardian ladies awaiting their overdressed gentleman
friend, struggling with an oar; whilst an amused urchins look on at Runswick Bay.
Photo courtesy Maurice Grayson.

Runswick Beach

Runswick Beach

Yorkshire cobles drawn up on the beach at Runswick Bay. The design of high bow for launching off open beaches into sometimes heavy seas and square stern for beaching, was well suited for the North Sea beaches. Clinker planking reflected their Viking ancestry, normally sailed with one dipping lugsail and  foresail, larger cobles sometimes added a mizzen sail.
Postcard courtesy Ken Johnson.

Tents at Runswick

Tents at Runswick

Runswick Bay Beach, in Edwardian times. With a variety of tents for ladies to change their beach wear in modesty.
The larger seaside resorts had wheeled bathing huts which entered the sea, probably the difficulties of accessing the beach at Runswick led to this innovative method of ensuring the ladies privacy.
Postcard courtesy Maurice Grayson.