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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.

Grinkle Mine Again

This is a further image of Grinkle mine to complement the previous image. The mine was abandoned in 1934; following the development of the Boulby Potash mine further up the hillside from the Grinkle Ironstone mine very little survives to this day. The Archive would still welcome further photographs or information viewers would like to share with us.
Image courtesy of the Pem Holliday Collection.

Steam Heritage passes Industrial Heritage (2008)

Steam Heritage passes Industrial Heritage (2008)

Preserved K1 Class, 62005, rounds the bend at Huntcliff, passing the remains of the old Guibal Fanhouse on a Trainspotter’s Special on the 10th May 2008
(image courtesy of Raymond Brown)

Moving Lingdale Shaleheap 1983

Well the photograph is dated and tells us what is happening so there is no more for me to write. However Derick Pearson tells us: ” I was standing on what was the footings of Coral Street and North Terrace at Lingdale; I took this for the records of Lingdale local history at that time. The shale heap was being removed by George Carey Haulage. The man on the D6 digger and loading the lorries was George Found and the man in the lorry that day was George (Sooty) Thorpe. The bungalow you see was my father-in-laws and the red Volkswagen Caravanette on the driveway was mine.”

Photo originally taken by Derick Pearson and many thanks to Derick for that update.

Dad at Work

Dad at Work

Part of the Laboratory staff photographed during lunch break outside the laboratories in January 1947, the photograph bears this date on the back. 
Back row: Alf James, Clive Lawson, Norman Dales.
Front row: Harry Grange, Donald Pell, Nancy Rudham, John Donavon, Elizabeth Ferrer, George Allison, Audrey Keen (later Dales). Harry Grange apparently set the camera up to take a time release exposure and then joined the group.

(Image courtesy of Carolyn Richards, thanks to Jean Yardy and Elizabeth Ferrer for names and information updates)

Crag Hall Mine – Carlin How

Crag Hall Mine - Carlin How