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Railway Station, Middlesbrough

Postmarked 1906, this postcard view of the railway station shows the roads with horse-drawn hackney cabs and pedestrians. How much quieter than the present junction. The prominent Statue of John Vaughan ’Iron Master’, was moved to Victoria Square in 1904. The overall arched roof being destroyed by the Luftwaffe during the Second World War. The corner of the lower floor area of the building; 8 Exchange Place was formerly Winterschladen’s Wine & Spirits shop. It presently operates as ”The Corner House” a cocktail bar and entertainment venue.
Image courtesy of Kim Whaley.

Sandsend Ness

Sandsend Ness

The sea wall and Sandsend Ness. The building in this postcard is part of the old alum works it was cleared away to provide a car park.
A Judges postcard courtesy Maurice Grayson.

Loftus Mill Bank

Loftus Mill Bank

Mill Bank Loftus, above the trees on the left can be seen the tower for the aerial bucket’s system tipping shale from the mine.

Postcard courtesy of Maurice Grayson.

Horse Work

Photograph believed to have been taken in Lumpsey Mine; notice the use of horses instead of ponies in the Cleveland Ironstone seams, this was due to the increased depth of the ironstone seams. The miners are holding carbide lamps and a pile of props are on the left.

Image courtesy George Pearson.

North Skelton Mine

North Skelton Mine

North Skelton mine, the wooden headgear predates the replacement by a steel headgear in 1924.

Photo courtesy George Pearson.

Raithwaite Viaduct

Raithwaite Viaduct

A different train to be viewed on the Raithwaite viaduct which spans Newholm beck, having left Sandsend travelling towards the Whitby Westcliff station.
Image courtesy of Maurice Grayson.

Sandsend Viaduct – Sandsend

East Row Viaduct - Sandsend

A different view of the Sandsend viaduct, showing a steam train northbound, about to enter Sandsend station.
Image courtesy of Maurice Grayson.

Whitby, West Cliff Station (1950's)

Whitby, West Cliff Station (1950's)

Whitby West Cliff Station – very quiet, possibly only two carriages on the train. An ex-LMS Fairburn 4MT 2-6-4T, not obviously in steam from this photo, but crewed up ready for the Saltburn leg of the trip.

Image courtesy of Maurice Grayson and thanks to Mark Thompson for update on guards van and locomotive.

Staithes Viaduct

Staithes Viaduct

Staithes viaduct viewd from the area adjacent to the station in Staithes.
Image courtesy of Maurice Grayson

Fillers

Fillers

We believed this image was of miners in Eston Mine. David Richardson came to the rescue telling us: ”Eston Mine in ‘Harry Scott’s Headwess’, about 1925. The men have just finished barring lose ironstone down from the roof in the top left hand corner of the photo. Tommy Seymour is breaking the stone apart with a pick while William Gill is loading the stone into the mine waggon.” Craig Hornby tells us: ”This I can confirm is Eston 1920 and if my memory serves me correct was taken in Park Headways district. ‘Headwess’ is extreme local pronunciation of ‘Headways’ ! The picture is one of a set (drilling/filling/timbering/barring) taken to illustrate an article written by then Eston mine Manager – William Grace – for the ”Iron and Coal Trades Review” magazine. The article was called ‘Stratified Ironstone Mining in Cleveland’.”

Photo courtesy George Pearson; with thanks to David and Craig for the updates.