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Lovely

Lovely

Yes I like this photograph and that is why I published it taken from inside the alum tunnel.
Image courtesy of Julie Morrison.

Brickwheel Gang Again.

Brickwheel Gang Again.

Quite a few comments about the brickwheel gang, this one has Harry Dack’s twin brother Tom second from the right.  Anyone know the names of the other men?
in the background, centre of the image, part of the benzole house  can be seen.  this distilled the tar from the coke ovens, and to the right the old number 5 furnace.

(photo courtesy of Derick Pearson)

Alum House, Hummersea

Alum House, Hummersea

A view from the cliff looking down on the alum house at Hummersea.

Thanks to Tina Dowey for the loan of this card that was posted in 1907.

Hummersea Beach

Hummersea Beach

A long walk by Hummersea farm to get to this beach, but well worth it, as we can see frequented by local people. The ruins were the remains of the old alum house associated with Hummersea Alum Mine.

 

Hummersea, May 2002

Hummersea, May 2002

This photograph shows the bottom of the steps down from Hummersea Farm to the beach. The stone-built structure is thought to have been used as a kiln for the burning of cemenstone – which was obtained from the uppermost levels of the alum shale.

Thanks to John Roberts for the photo. Information re the kiln from ’Steeped in History’ edited by I. Miller.

Hummersea, November 2006

Hummersea, November 2006

This photo shows the new steps in place, down the cliff from Hummersea Farm to the beach, in November 2006.  The old kiln looks the same as in the earlier photo.  Are the steps still there, or have they been damaged by the sea?

Thanks to John Roberts for the photo.

Dad and Mr Burnley?

Dad and Mr Burnley?

This photograph of Harry Grange and Mr. Burnley was taken on Skinningrove Works.  Mr. Grange was a research chemist at the steel works. His daughter Carolyn is unsure about the identity of the other gentleman in the image, it could possibly be Norman Dales?

(Image courtesy of Carolyn Richards)

Dad with Skinningrove Staff

Dad with Skinningrove Staff

I don’t know what the occasion was.   Carolyn Richard’s father, Harry Grange, is standing in the middle at the back of the group.

(Image courtesy of Carolyn Richards).

Longacres Pit

Longacres Pit

We haven’t many photo’s of Longacre mine at Skelton, which was not as well known as many of the others in the area. Joan Webster tells us: ”Nice picture of Longacre mine where my father (Jack Robinson) was deputy manager.”
Photograph courtesy of Derick Pearson and George Pearson, with thanks to Joan for that update.

Longacre Mine Skelton

Once again a lovely drawing of Longacre ironstone mine, long gone now, but still remembered; the former site is close to the present day Asda store and the public house which bears the name “The Longacre”.
Image courtesy of Joan Webster.