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Skinningrove Beach and Jetty

Skinningrove Beach and Jetty

Titled ‘Approach to Shore’ this Smelt postcard shows a view from “Bothroyd’s Bank”, which in this view appears to be more of a rough track than the metalled road of today.
Image courtesy of Joyce Dobson & Keith Bowers.

Skinningrove Stream

A post card view of the normally quiet stream through the centre of Skinningrove. Taken from a C O Smelt postcard, date as yet unknown.
Image courtesy of Joyce Dobson & Keith Bowers.

Skinningrove Post Office

Skinningrove Post Office

Skinningrove Post Office building was originally built in the 1500s as Skinningrove Hall, later being replaced by the building we now know as Timms Coffee House 1704, it is reputedly the oldest building in Skinningrove.
Image courtesy of Joyce Dobson & Keith Bowers.

Skinningrove Jetty

Skinningrove Jetty

A view of the jetty when it was the regular berth for the ore ships, we like the man approaching the jetty with what appears to be his bait box under his arm.
Image courtesy of Joyce Dobson & Keith Bowers.

Donkey Cart of Saltburn Urban District Council

Donkey Cart of Saltburn Urban District Council

An early refuse cart for the Council, possibly dating from the 189os. I could not have carried a vast amount as the donkey appears quiet small. Can anybody assist with a possible date or even information?
Image courtesy of Joyce Dobson & Keith Bowers.

Saltburn Pier in Stormy Weather

Saltburn Pier in Stormy Weather

An early image of the pier complete with small building at the end. The sea looks a little tempestuous, hardly surprising that there is not a person in sight! Callum Duff tells us: ”The building at the end of the pier is a bandstand with protective wooden and glass screens inset from the pierhead railings. The bandstand survived until after WW2 where presumably the fashion changed and it was removed as part of Saltburn Pier’s post war improvements.” Peter Appleton assists with: “The pier was heavily damaged by severe storms during, I think, the 1980s. The storms destroyed the middle section of the pier. The surviving landward end was consolidated, after much campaigning by local residents, and the seaward end, which still included the shelters on all three sides, was demolished, leaving the pier that we see today. I believe it is now the most northerly pleasure pier on the east coast.”
Image courtesy of Joyce Dobson and Keith Bowers, thanks to Callum Duff  and Peter Appleton for updates.

Views of Robin hoods Bay

Views of Robin hoods Bay

A “posh” post card with four separate views of Robin Hoods Bay with a central section bearing the coat of arms. Delightful coloured views of “Bay Town”.
Image courtesy of Joyce Dobson & Keith Bowers.

View of Thorpe near Robin Hoods Bay

View of Thorpe near Robin Hoods Bay

This view is titled Thorpe, Fylingdales from Park Gate; but still a lovely view of the top of the bank of Robin Hoods Bay.
Image courtesy of Joyce Dobson & Keith Bowers.

Robin Hoods Bay

Robin Hoods Bay

This delightful multi postcard of Robin Hoods Bay shows a much quieter village than we can see today.
Image courtesy of Joyce Dobson & Keith Bowers.

Ploughing with Shire Horses

Ploughing with Shire Horses

The Archive believed this to be possibly in the Esk Valley, but welcomes further details. Did you know the ploughman? William Castle has told us: ”In Gordon Clitheroe’s book ‘Ryedale’ he has this picture as Edgar Dowson ploughing near Hutton-le -Hole, probably just before the 2nd World War. The Beck Isle Museum in Pickering (where Mr Clitheroe is Curator) also has this picture, possibly the original. Colin Grice has a further update: ”It is very likely just east of the road between Hutton-le-Hole and Keldholme – looking towards Kirkbymoorside (hidden). The Dowsons lived at Halfway House just up the road.”
Image courtesy of Joyce Dobson & Keith Bowers, thanks also to William Castle and Colin Grice for the updates.