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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

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A lovely postcard by T Watson Lythe, of the castle at Mulgrave. what date do you think this photo would have been taken?

Image courtesy of Tina Dowey

Mulgrave Old Castle

Mulgrave Old Castle

I am presuming this is a postcard of the castle but what a beautiful place it must have been wish I could have seen it in all it’s glory. Thanks again to Keith Bowers for the loan of the photo

Sandsend from the North

Sandsend from the North

This view of Sandsend must have been taken from a boat.  The alum house buildings can be seen on the site of the car park, and the railway viaducts and station are clearly shown. 

Thanks to Tina Dowey for this card by T.Watson, Lythe.

Mulgrave Castle

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 30′s to 40′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 and thanks to Michael for the update.

Mulgrave Old Castle

Mulgrave Old Castle

The old castle was constructed early in the 13th century, was besieged in the Civil War and dismantled by order of Pariament 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.

Image courtesy of Beryl Morris.  Postcard – T.Watson, Lythe.

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 East

Sandsend Looking East

Thanks to Beryl Morris for this view of Sandsend.  It’s one that we don’t normally see as we drive through.  This card was posted in December, 1904.

Sandsend and Lythe Bank

Sandsend and Lythe Bank

A note on the back of this card is dated 7th June, 1919.

Image courtesy of Bery Morris.