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Lady Palmer’s Cottage, Runswick Bay

Lady Palmer's Cottage, Runswick Bay

So called as it used to be part of the Grinkle Park estate and originally owned by Sir Mark Palmer, today it is part of the Mulgrave Estate. Also traditionally called the ”Thatched Cottage” it is perched on the western end of the lower sea wall at Runswick Bay. The Cottage was later used as an holiday home by Vet Alf Wight, better known as ”James Herriot”.
Image from a postcard courtesy of Ken Johnson

Old Runswick

Old Runswick

A reliable series Postcard of Runswick Bay
around 1900. The old road down to the Village and Beach can be seen above the Cottages. At this date they would belong to Fishermen and their families.
Courtesy of Ken Johnson.

Kettleness Chapel interior

Kettleness Chapel interior

The sad and trashed interior of Kettleness Chapel, pictured in c.1980; originally the mission church of St John the Baptist and built in 1872. Lack of worshipper’s led to its decline, but now useful for another purpose.
Image courtesy of Eric Johnson.

Chapel at Kettleness

Chapel at Kettleness

Another view of the chapel at Kettleness after it closed, viewed from the road.

Image courtesy of Eric Johnson

Kettleness Chapel

Kettleness Chapel

The abandoned Chapel at Kettleness,  originally the mission church of St John the Baptist and built in 1872. With a distinctive patterned tile roof, this sturdy well constructed buiding has been turned into residential use. In the background on the hill can be seen Scratch Alley Farm, which stood beside the site of the Roman Signal Station.
Image courtesy of Eric Johnson.

Summer At Runswick

Summer At Runswick

A fine summers day at Runswick Bay, the number of people on the beach, show how popular the bay was. The Lifeboat Station is prominent, at the end of the beach. Believed to be dated around 1960.
Image courtesy of Ken Johnson.

A Pretty Corner

A Pretty Corner

A very rustic scene of Runswick Bay. At the date of this photo the cottages would belong to fisherman, The precarious site of which on the steep hill side, prone to landslips, led to the loss of many cottages over the years.
Image courtesy of Ken Johnson.

Drying the Washing at Runswick Bay

A postcard view of the ‘drying green’ at Runswick Bay, note the variety of paths and roadways affording access to ‘Bank Top’. Obviously pre the motor vehicle and probably a bit of a pull for even a horse and cart.

Image courtesy of Maurice Grayson.

Ellerby

Ellerby

A tinted postcard view of Ellerby by Tom Watson of Lythe, showing the buildings which are now known as the Ellerby Hotel.
Image courtesy of Ken Johnson.

Runswick Bay – Washing Beach

Runswick Bay - Washing Beach

An early post card view of Runswick Bay, before the roads were ”improved”? Note the line of washing, obviously having a good flap in the breeze. It would interfer with traffic today!
Image courtesy of Maurice Grayson.