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loftus station

loftus station

train arriving from whitby, 1950c

photo courtesy of Maurice Grayson

Grandad Bishop

William Bishop (grandfather of Lesley Rogers – who kindly sent us this image) is seated third from left on the front row. We understand he was initially an ironstone miner but then moved to the Dorman

William Bishop (grandfather of Lesley Rogers – who kindly sent us this image) is seated third from left on the front row. We understand he was initially an ironstone miner but then moved to the Dorman Long steel works, possibly at Warrenby. The image is believed to be from the late 1920s or early 1930s. Our desire is to identify the location of this image, as well as our usual who, when and why? Can anybody help?

Saltburn Viaduct

An image of the railway viaduct which spans the valley close to the site of Marske Mill, taken in February 1972.
Image courtesy of Owen Rooks.

B.S. Office Party

B.S. Office Party

Many thanks to Carol Starsmore for this photograph and names of the Skinningrove office staff at their Christmas party in the 1960s.

Back row, l-r:- Peter Bulman, Ron Ebbs, Mike Wedgwood, Paul Redway, George Swales, Gordon B.Davies, Clive Pearson, Maurice Cook, Eric Matson, Fred Larder, Colin Shaw, George Lindsey, George Brignall, George Elders, Albert Allen

Middle row:- Jean Parkinson, Florence Cornforth, Barbara Cuthbert, Val Taylor, June Hugill, Janet Grey, Ann Walshaw, Carol Goodwill

In front:- Sheila Hampton, Barbara Marshall

Loftus Station

Loftus Station

Another photo showing a different part of Loftus station.
Photo courtesy of Joyce Dobson

Alum House

Alum House

Joyce Dobson loaned us this rather good photo of the alum house at Hummersea all the others I have seen the house has been in ruins.

Lizzie

Lizzie

Not  the well known Minnie this time, but Lizzie one of the loco’s from Skinningrove works, pictured in the mid 1930’s with (left to right) Len Horner, Mark Cook and ”Scotchy” Jones. Lizzie was scrapped in the late 1950’s.

 Thanks go to Joyce Dobson for the loan of her photo. and David Husband advising of sources for our detail.

In the Stockyard

In the Stockyard

Thanks to Mrs. Carole Starsmore for this photograph of her father, Jack Goodwill, with Bob Harland and ’Mink’ Simpson taking a break in the stockyard at B.S. Skinningrove Works in the 1960s.

SS Staithes at Port Mulgrave

A view of SS Staithes; one of the many ironstone ore carriers that plied their trade between Port Mulgrave and the iron works on the River Tees.
Image courtesy of Maurice Grayson.

Platelayers

Platelayers

Another photo kindly loaned to us by Neil Suckling who asked where was the photo taken? My thoughts are that it is Skinningrove works, but I can be wrong as proved so often in the past. What do you think?

Eric Johnson suggests: ”If this is Skinningrove, it dates from the introduction of steelmaking. At the left of photo is the new Talbots building, at this stage only one furnace of about 250 tons capacity was operating. A glimpse through a gap in the sheeting appears to be a high ground type charging machine; having driven one in my time (later in the life of the plant). Moving right, next to the water tower, the large pipe is part of the gas producers; the tall tower being the coal hoist to feed the retorts. And behind the large building is the new power house; the men appear to be standing on the site of the soaking pits and 36inch mill.”

Thanks to Eric for the update.