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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. The line of washing is obviously having a good flap in the breeze; it would interfer with traffic today!

Image courtesy of Maurice Grayson.

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.

Boating at Runswick Bay

Boating in style at Runswick Bay, probably in early 1900s. The gentleman with the dark suit and bowler ready to go rowing; lady with the umbrella is presumeably in charge. We pity the poor man getting his feet wet or perhaps his wellingtons don’t leak and are the assembled lads waiting for somebody to fall in?

Image courtesy of Maurice Grayson.

Kettleness, On the Rocks

Low tide in Runswick Bay, looking eastwards, beyond Claymoor Beck, with the headland of Kettle Ness in the background; the cliffs and headland have been shaped by the alum  quarries.

Image courtesy of Beryl Morris (from a Tom Watson postcard).