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On Your Marks

On Your Marks

Yes here we are again racing on the sands at Redcar, this time it’s motor bikes.

Redcar High Street 1908

Redcar High Street 1908

It’s thanks to Bill Danby for this photo and the information given on the one ’Redcar Decorated’.

General French

General French

Once again I say thank you to Bill Danby for this memorable post card of the camp in Redcar in1908

The"Terriers" Arrive

The

1909 when once again the Territorial Soldiers arrive at Redcar station for the annual camp.
(photo courtesy of Bill Danby)

Boagey’s shop Redcar

Boagey’s shop Redcar

This view of Boagey’s shop in Redcar is much changed from the present day situation on the corner of Millbank Terrace in Redcar, at the junction with Station Road and Coatham Road. The shop front has changed and is now Chef Pizzeria, but the ironwork has not been lost and is now stored at Kirkleatham Museum.

Thanks to Fred Brunskill for that update.

Thanks to Mark T for the definitive suggestion and to Owen Rooks for getting in touch to confirm that it is definitely Redcar. Owen referred us to Evening  Gazette ”Remember When” of July 2010, where he found ’Then and Now’ photos of this end of Station Road.

Redcar Square

Redcar Square

The square at Redcar with the oldest Lifeboat in the world in the foreground  ’The Zetland’.

Fred Brunskill tells us: ”The Zetland was credited to having saved over 500 lives in her years of service and can still be seen in the old boathouse on the Esplanade.”

Thanks to Fred for the update.

Formula One?

Formula One?

In it’s early stages maybe, but actually it is motor racing on Redcar beach, did you ever go?

A Close Up!

A Close Up!

This is a close up of one of the cars on the previous photo,with many admiring people, not as we know racing cars today. Fred Brunskill tells us: ”An 1933 MG owned and driven by Robert Clark rounds the end of the course at Marske. Originally a two seater but it was converted to a single seater for racing.”

Thanks to Fred for the update.

Did You Roller Skate Here?

Did You Roller Skate Here?

Yes it’s the skating rink at Redcar, pity it isn’t still there, but with health and safety now you would have to wear helmets, knee pads, elbow pads; too tired to skate by the time you had got ready.

Fred Brunskill tells us: ”The roller skating rink was on the site of the old outdoor swimming baths in the Coatham Enclosure and were built at a cost of £ 10,000 and opened in 1951 to commorate the Festival of Britain.”

Thanks to Fred Brunskill for the update.

Trip Around The Bay?

Trip Around The Bay?

Early 20th century I think with people taking a boat trip around around the pier.