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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.

Sandsend Old Road

Sandsend Old Road

This is a view of Sandsend from the old road to Whitby, from a Tom Watson postcard. The new road constructed through boulder clay, is very prone to landslips.
Postcard courtesy of Ken Johnson.

Sandsend Beach

Sandsend Beach

A fine summers day at Sandsend in 1950. The railway viaduct over Sandsend Beck, which carried the scenic Loftus to Whitby line is prominent as is the station. The station was used in a film around this time. Peter Lee tells us: ”The film was ‘Holiday Camp’, made in 1947 – not by Ealing, but the poor relation of British movie-making – Gainsborough Pictures. Right at the beginning of the film, an LNER train pulls into Sandsend station from the north. I am told the holiday camp featured thereafter was at Filey.”

Judges postcard courtesy of Tina Dowey and thanks to Peter for the update.

Mulgrave Castle

A lovely postcard by Tom Watson Lythe, of the castle at Mulgrave. This non-tinted view of the castle is believed to date from a similar period as the other view of the castle on the Archive.

Image courtesy of Tina Dowey.

Mulgrave Old Castle

I am presuming this is a postcard (by Tom Watson of Lythe) of the old castle but what a beautiful place it must have been wish I could have seen it in all it’s glory. David Richardson confirms with: “It is indeed a lovely view of the castle which dates from the 1890’s.”

Image courtesy of Keith Bowers, thanks to David Richardson for the update.

Sandsend from the North

This view of Sandsend (from a postcard by Tom Watson of Lythe) could have been taken from a boat.  The alum house buildings can be seen on the site of the present day car park, and the railway viaducts and station are clearly shown. David Richardson advises: “From the angle it would of been taken from somewhere towards Sandsend Ness.

Image courtesy of Tina Dowey, thanks to David Richardson for the update.

Mulgrave Castle

Mulgrave Castle is a large country house, home to the Marquis of Normanby.  The core of the building was built before 1753 and two wings were added in the 1780s.   It was completed between 1805 and 1816 with the addition of towers, turrets and further battlements and a projecting entrance hall.  The gardens are occasionally opened for charity. Michael Grey tells us: ”My grandparents, Thomas William Brownbridge (Handyman) and Ruby Mona Richmond (Domestic) were in service at the New Castle during the late 1930′s to 1940′s.” We have had a request from Valerie Ramsay: ”I am trying to find out information about Daisy May Jackson and Fredrick William Garbut who were in service at Mulgrave Castle from 1914 to 1922. As I am trying to put some thing together for my Mum.” Please contact the ECIA if anyone can assist with this research.

Image (from a postcard dating from c.1905) courtesy of Beryl Morris; information from ’Inside the North York Moors’ by Harry Mead, thanks to Michael Grey and Valerie Ramsay for the updates.

Mulgrave Old Castle

The old castle of Mulgrave was constructed early in the 13th century, was besieged in the Civil War and dismantled by order of Parliament in the 1600s.  It can be  reached through the woods, via a footpath from Sandsend which is open at weekends and on Wednesdays, except in May. This view from a Tom Watson (of Lythe) postcard.

Image courtesy of Beryl Morris.  

Sandsend from Lythe Bank

A lovely view, but having walked up this bank in the past I really feel for the horse. Rosemary Casson asked: ” When was this? This might be my Grandad, William Ernest Dudman who was the carrier for Lythe and Sandsend area”. The Archive can advise the image is from a Tom Watson postcard dating from 1905 to 1907.

Image courtesy of Beryl Morris.

Sandsend Looking North West

This is a view that we don’t normally see as we drive through Sandsend; the card was posted in December, 1904. Thanks to Peter Appleton for pointing out that the original caption for the image was incorrect: “This isn’t “looking east”. The coastline here runs approximately east-west. This view is looking approximately north-west.

Image courtesy of Beryl Morris, thanks to Peter Appleton for the update.