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Sandsend

This view is of East Row with the white painted Hart Inn in the centre of the image. St Mary’s Church and Whitby Abbey can be seen in the far background.

Kettleness Point

Kettleness Point

The point is in the background, of greater interest is the range of buildings on the left. This is the Sandsend Alum house, long since demolished to be replaced by a carpark and range of garages huddled under the former railway banking.

The Valley, Sandsend.

The Valley, Sandsend.

This is the first in a series of twelve postcards of Sandsend from early in the 20th century. This view shows an area much changed today, some of the buildings in the centre have long gone to be replaced with a gravelled parking area.

Sandsend

Sandsend

Five views of Sandsend with the railway is still in use, this dates the postcard to before 1958.

Postcard courtesy of Maurice Grayson.

Sandsend From The South

Sandsend From The South

This Sandsend photo was taken after the tower was rebuilt on Lythe church 1910. The buildings to be seen include the chimney of the old alum works which are still intact. Sadly now gone and a loss to industrial archeology.

Postcard courtesy of Maurice Grayson.

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.

Sandsend Looking South

Sandsend Looking South

Sandsend a late 1960s or early 1970s view. The old railway track in front of the former station shows plenty of vegetation growth.

Postcard courtesy of Maurice Grayson.

Winter at Lythe

Winter at Lythe

Lythe Bank top after a winter storm before 1910. The church of St Oswald is seen without the later tower, this was a Tom Watson of Lythe postcard.

Courtesy of Alan Richardson.

Firing the Stiddy

Firing the Stiddy

Firing the Stiddy at Lythe in 1948. Blacksmith Will Dobson is setting light to gunpowder on the anvil to celebrate a local event. Usually connected with the Normanby family, quite often a birthday. John Jackson and his son Leonard are also in the photograph.

Image courtesy of Alan Richardson and many thanks to Linda for the comment.

Sandsend

Sandsend

We did not know the date of this photo, but realised it was the building of the railway and station. Geoff Patton advised us: ” Looking at the block of houses on what would be the beach, now; I heard these were bombed flat during one of the wars. I’d guess the railway station was built mid 19th century.” This made us research further and have found that the station at Sandsend opend 3rd December 1883, thus this image is prior to that date, possibly 1882. We will research further.

Once again thanks go to Pat Bennison for the photograph and many thanks to Geoff Patton for his update.