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Above Meadowfiels, Sandsend

Above Meadowfiels, Sandsend

Meadowfields is actually part of East Row, being that part of Sandsend first encountered as the approach is made from Whitby; it is the houses leading off at a right angle from the road. It is only after crossing over East Row beck that Sandsend is properly entered; the view from a Judges postcard is minus the East Row viaduct which was demolished in 1960, following closure of the line in 1958.

Image courtesy of Iris Place.

Cubs and Scouts of Sandsend – 1929

Cubs and Scouts of Sandsend - 1929

Pictured at Sandsend (railway viaduct in the background) the Cubs and Scouts Sandsend had assembled.
Back row: D. MacLean, R. Sleightholme, John Young, G. Crosby, H. Crosby, H. Foster, W. Mead, T. Waller, W. Stamp & C. Thomas.
Middle row: J. Robson (Cub Master), Dr. Tinley (District Commissioner), T. Walker (Scout Master) & W. Braithwaite (Assistant Scout Master).
Front row: F. Stonehouse, S. Sparks, B. Waller, T. Pybus & Reg. Carass .
Image courtesy of John G Hannah (originally from Whitby Gazette “Down Memory Lane” 1980).

Road Opening 1925

Road Opening 1925

The official opening of the Whitby to Sandsend road on 7th November 1925, this image is from an original taken by Tom Watson of Lythe. He had been commissioned to record the week by week progress of this activity.
Image courtesy of the Pem Holliday Collection.

Sandsend

Sandsend

This Frith’s postcard view of Sandsend, promoting Wilcock’s Stores Ltd, Sandsend; gives an excellent view of the Sandsend viaduct as it crosses the valley towards the station, as well as a view of the Alum House area at the bottom of the notorious Lythe bank.
Image courtesy of John G. Hannah.

Sandsend Railway Station

Sandsend Railway Station

Opened in 1883 Sandsend station at the foot of Lythe bank was at the northern end of the viaduct spanning the Sandsend valley. It closed in 1958, but this postcard view shows the station in c. 1900, perhaps the porter is moving boxes for the young lady?
Image courtesy of John G. Hannah.

Sandsend Looking West

Sandsend Looking West

This Tom Watson postcard dating from 1927, the sender tells os travelling round the moors and was considering a cycle ride from Sandsend to Goathland, an energetic sort!
Image courtesy of John G. Hannah

Sandsend Footbridge

Sandsend Footbridge

This postcard view of the footbridge in Sandsend, which can still be viewed today – although slightly improved – dates from c. 1900. Perhaps the lady is returning with her laundry from the washing line?j
Image courtesy of Olive Bennett.

Sandsend Bay

Sandsend Bay

A hand tinted view of Sandsend and the Bay towards Whitby.
Image courtesy of a supporter of the Archive.

North Yorkshire Coast

North Yorkshire Coast

A 1960’s or 1970’s postcard view (in Kodachrome?) shows the harbours or sands of Staithes, Sandsend, Whitby and Robin Hood’s Bay. A ral attempt to attract visitors to our beautiful coastal area.
Image courtesy of a supporter of the Archive.

Sandsend East Row Bridge Disaster 1910

Sandsend East Row Bridge Disaster 1

East Row road bridge was obviously demolished by serious flooding 20th May 1910. The present day bridge continues to be a problem for modern road traffic. The recent weather conditions have obviously been experienced before, as our image clearly shows.
Image courtesy of Joyce Dobson and Keith Bowers.

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