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Skinningrove Mine and Carlin How Beyond

Skinningrove Mine and Carlin How Beyond

A view from Wood Road overlooking Skinningrove Mine buildings (but minus aerial ropeway) and Carlin How on the skyline.
Image courtesy of Joyce Dobson & Keith Bowers.

Skinningrove Steelworks Loco

Skinningrove Steelworks Loco

Greenbank a steel works locomotive with the proud staff.
Image courtesy of Joyce Dobson & Keith Bowers.

Staithes and Viaduct

Staithes and Viaduct

This hand tinted postcard shows how delicate the supporting piers of the Staithes viaduct were and give a greater understanding of how cross winds could affect trains on the structure.
Image courtesy of Joyce Dobson & Keith Bowers.

Easington Railway Station 1905

Easington Railway Station 1905

Easington railway station opened on 3rd December 1883 (as Easington) and was renamed Grinkle on 1st April 1904. This postcard image must have been taken shortly after the name change. The station closed in 1939, eight days after Britain declared war on Germany Рstart of World War II Рand was situated before the railway line entered the tunnel under Grinkle Lane. It was accessible via a short lane from the Loftus Easington road. Easington railway station was built to a similar design to the stations of Staithes, Hinderwell and Kettleness
Image courtesy of Joyce Dobson & Keith Bowers.

Last Train Thro Staithes from Scarbro

Last Train Thro Staithes from Scarbro

A misleading caption to this photograph, The train in fact is leaving the viaduct from the direction of Loftus. Boulby cliff is prominent in the background. The last Train from scarborough ran in May 1958.
Photograph courtesy of Joyce Dobson and Keith Bowers.

Showing the foundry's range

Showing the foundry's range

The moulder shows foundry products, he is holding a fire grate; on the left is a manhole grating. A substantional castings contract was made for the construction of Scaling Dam in the 1950s. But the days of the small iron casting foundry were nearly over. it is now used by a firm making wrought iron ornamental railings etc.
Photo courtesy of Robin Wilson.

Moulder at Work

Moulder at Work

Preparing a mould, in sand, the top half of the moulding block is on the left ready to be clamped to the completed casting. Observing behind the moulder is Robin Wilson.
Photo courtesy of Robin Wilson.

Loftus Foundry on Tour

Loftus Foundry on Tour

An exhibition of Zetland Foundry was held at Whitby sometime in the 1950s. A selection of foundry products were on display; manager Oliver Wilson on the left. Moulders name is unknown, help is required.
Photo courtesy of Robin Wilson.

Do you remember Mick the dog?

Do you remember Mick the dog?

The foundry workers pose with a selection of pipes and troughs for the new Skinningrove Furnace.
Left to Right: Ted Kilvington(seated), ? Dickson (beret), Donald Goldstraw, Gordon Leeks, Isaac (Rusty )Jackson. Kelly ?, Mr Oliver Wilson Manager, Pinkie White with Mick the dog, Alan (Charlie) Thompson, Alan Starsmore, John Shaw, Syd Cockburn, George Barry, Ron Leist (seated on pipe). most of the names from an article in Loftus Town Crier by Mary Shaw (Bielby). Can you help fill in the blanks.
Photo courtesy of Robin Wilson and thanks to B Jenkins for the update about Micky.

Clean Up Time

Clean Up Time

“Fettling” the first trough cast for Skinningrove new furnace. Left to right: Lionel, Alan, “Rusty”, Syd and Donald.
Photo courtesy of Robin Wilson.