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Last Train

Last Train

Loftus Station on the last day of through passenger services to Scarborough on the Coast Line. May 1958.
Image courtesy of Alan Richardson

Lots of Cups

Lots of Cups

Mr Paul Redway is presenting Brian Cook with a beautiful cup, but what is it for and who are the other men with their cups and what are they for. HELP is definitely needed.

Left to right: ??, ??, Brian Cook, Jack Harrison, Colin Sherwood, Paul Redway.

Photo courtesy of Dave McGill and thanks to Bob for the update.

That’s a Big One Harold

That's a Big One Harold

Another shield for the Ambulance section or so I am presuming, Geoff Patt0n tells us: ”These men were all Safety and Rescue personel as well as the First Aiders; I think they were all in the St John’s Ambulance as well”.
The names I know are L to R:- Jack Tool, Albert Atkinson, Harold Found, Alec Cuthbert snr.

Thanks go to Dave McGill for the loan of the photograph and to Terry Robinson and Geoff Patton for the updates.

All Smiles

All Smiles

The gentlemen are being presented with something making them smile, but what are the receiving, can you help?
L to R:- Mr Howe, Walter Wedgewood, Percy Marshall, ??. Photo courtesy Dave Mcgill.

Skinningrove Jetty & Huntcliff

Skinningrove Jetty & Huntcliff

Photograph taken at low tide, the steep ’Bothroyd’s Bank’ leads down to Skinningrove beach. The jetty is exposed to its full length, with ships for loading pig iron would stand off,  waiting for high tide; on the beach  can be seen some horses -purpose unknown – and two people tend plants in the field on the left.

Photograph courtesy Alan Richardson.

Boulby Alum Quarry

Boulby Alum Quarry

The remains of the alum quarry at Boulby, although the pyramid shape at the top of the photograph is such a prominent feature of this part of the site, it is not in fact anything special. It appears to be sitting on top of a general quarrying level but is only composed of earth and stones from above the alum shale layer so is a tip of overburden dumped here to allow the sandstone from beneath its original position to be removed and thus expose the alum shale. It has probably been a larger tip originally which has been eroded to its current distinctive shape. It was probably formed by building out a wooden gantry from the cliff face so that the removed material could be dumped well clear of the intended quarry face.

Image courtesy of Alan Richardson and information kindly supplied by Simon Chapman.

Does this hurt?

Does this hurt?

Possibly the same First Aid competition. Yet again we are lost for names, place and occassion. Can you assist.

George Brown tells us: ”Is far right Des Want?”

Image courtesy of Dave McGill and thanks to George for that update.

First Aid Competition

First Aid Competition

We are completely stumped! We need help with names, when and where?

Bob Doe tells us: ”Jon Shelley with glasses kneeling at back. Used to be a security man at  BSC Skinningrove.”

Image courtesy of Dave McGill and thanks to Bob for the update.

Claphow Lane 1940’s

Claphow bridges in the 1940s, I would not advise walking along the road in this manner today. It is now known that the two ladies are: ”Two sisters (left to right); Joan and Emily Greensitt whose family owned a guest house on Marine Parade, Saltburn. The image was taken of them taking a leisurely stroll through the Claphow bridges about 1940”
Image courtesy of Owen Rooks and additional information courtesy of Lingdale Communigate site.

Zig Zag Railway Bridge

Zig Zag Railway Bridge

Removing the rails from the bridge down to Skinningrove on the Zig Zag Railway, just below the hairpin bend on Carlin How bank. Work undertaken by Darlington District Engineers Department, prior to the bridges demolition, about 1958.

Photo courtesy of Ken Loughran.