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Greetings from Redcar

Greetings from Redcar

This multi-view postcard of Redcar shows why it was so popular in the 1950s and early 1960s; all that golden sand, sunshine and lots to see.
Image courtesy of Iris Place.

Chapel of Sir William Turner’s Homes, Kirkleatham

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This postcard view of the interior of the chapel which is part of the Kirkleatham Alms houses; better known as Sir William Turner’s Homes, does not show the magnificent stained glass windows to true effect. The windows need to be viewed in colour to be truly appreciated, a true gem of our local area. Peter Appleton has advised: “The ornate wooden chandelier was replaced by an all-metal one in November 2007. I was privileged to be invited to take some photographs of the change-over practice session.”

Image courtesy of Iris Place, thanks to Peter Appleton for the update.

Redcar Sea Front

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Not as we see it now, traffic practically none existent, quite peaceful and quiet. This in the days when no central road marking, double yellow lines or even traffic lights. Just a promenade, a beach with swing boats and simple entertainment.

Image courtesy of Iris Place.

South Gare

South Gare

Zetland Terrace at Marske

Zetland Terrace at Marske

This postcard view of Zetland Terrace at Marske, includes an end-on view of the Tithe Barn. It dates from 1905 and was produced by W. Pounder of Redcar Road, Marske; another local postcard photographer and printer.
Image courtesy of John G. Hannah.

The Pier, Redcar

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Redcar pier, c.1900, from a postcard view along Redcar promenade; ‘John Scott – House Decorators’; whose sign is on the entrance booth of the pier is listed in Bulmer’s Directory of 1890 and also had a branch in Middlesbrough. How nice to see the boats pulled up on to the promenade, in the sunshine.
Image courtesy of John G. Hannah.

Arrowsmiths Workshop

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A view of a mason working on memorial stone on view in previous outside yard scene. This from Arrowsmiths workshop in Redcar.

Arrowsmiths Yard at Redcar

Arrowsmiths Yard at Redcar

This view of Arrowsmith’s Stonemasons yard at Redcar, the image dates from 1927 or 1928 (from the memorial in the picture which is for Eliza Martha Dunford died 1927). We are still trying to locate exactly where in Redcar the yard was. Craig tells us: ”Redcar Lane opposite cemetery main entrance . There was a stonemasons operating there well into 1970s possibly later. A single detached house was built on the plot in the 1990s.”

Many thanks to Craig for that update.

Redcar Beach

With trousers rolled up and skirts modestly raised, trippers venture into the briny, but a distinct lack of swimmers is evident in this postcard view of the beach at Redcar. Peter Appleton has pointed out: “If you cover up the bottom half, the rest of the scene is not dissimilar to that created by the film crew for “Atonement”: equipment drawn up at the head of the beach and lines of people leading down to the water’s edge.”

Image courtesy of Maurice Grayson, thanks to Peter Appleton for the update on similarities.

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This multi-view postcard from the ‘Jay Em Jay Series’ is from the early part of the 20th century. The promenading ladies in the earlier view must have had to hold on to their hats on windy days?
Image courtesy of John G. Hannah.