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Redcar Promenade and Celebrations

Redcar Promenade and Celebrations

This view of Redcar seafront obviously at the time of celebration, based upon the fancy hats is from early in the 20th century. Bill Danby tells us: ”This photograph was very likely taken in 1902, when two events of National celebration occurred close together in the warmer months of that year. The Coronation of Edward VII had been fixed for the 26th June, but owing to his suffering from perityphlitis it was postponed to August. The King ordered the long-planned celebrations to go ahead in June. Prior to that in May the Boer War in South Africa came to an end and caused much rejoicing by a more patriotic and nationalistic people than we are today. The youth on the bike, to the left, with the uniform and large pith helmet suggests that this gathering was for the latter event. Most striking to me are the sveldt and tastefully dressed ladies of those times, compared to many present-day females, with their over-exposed cellulite and  enormous rears, bursting out of over-tight tights etc.”
Image courtesy of Geoff Patton and grateful thanks to Bill Danby for explaining the reasons for this gathering.

Redcar Parade

 Redcar Parade

Redcar Promenade around 1900 with a parade apparently taking place along the sea front. The spectators are dressed in their finery; on the right of the photo a young lady pedals her unusual tricycle. In the background is seen the shortened Coatham Pier.

Photo courtesy of Geoff Patton.

Redcar in Colour

Redcar in Colour

Plenty of beach attractions for the kiddies on Redcar beach in this postcard. The small red train as well as the pony and trap are unusual rides, we asked ”When did they operate, can any one help with dating?” and Josie Harvey has told us: ” These pictures were taken in early 1960′s the pony rides operated at the end of Turner Street & went to the 1st slipway towards Coatham. The pony pictured was called Molly, the pony rides were operated by Harry Sturdy (I think his wife was Lil) there were 5 or 6 ponies of various sizes; smallest named Tiny, the biggest was Smokey. The ponies were kept in a field at the back of York Road; you were offered a ride back to field at the end of the day if you helped by leading them up & down all day (always lots of willing helpers!). The cart was very bumpy to ride in I seem to remember, I think the rides were 3d a go. The train operated from just past the bandstand, as did the rocket. I think they alternated direction the train ran for a number of years before and after the rocket, both were garaged at the back of Turner Street.”

Margaret Perkins advises: ”I was one of the helpers, Harry paid you a small amount and this always ended up back in his pocket as it was spent on pony rides! Topper and Dinky were another two of the ponies, I can remember kneeling on the sand with Topper’s head resting on my shoulder, he would nod off to sleep. I went to help at Red Lion Riding School after this holiday job.”

Postcard courtesy of Maurice Grayson and many thanks to Josie and Margaret for the updates.

Redcar Promenade

Redcar Promenade

Redcar Promenade, Sometime in the 1920s from the Type of Motor Vehicles Parked on the Roadside. A Fine Sunny Day, But strangely absent of Trippers,
A Curious Postcard courtesy of Maurice Grayson.

Group on Redcar Pier

Group on Redcar Pier

Another glass plate negative view of what we believed to be Saltburn pier. But Geoff Patton having loaned this and other images which we will be displaying shortly; has since advised it is Redcar. Meanwhile Callum Duff has further pointed out: ”This is a photo of Redcar Pier. The railings appear to be the same design as Saltburn but These buildings in the background, never adorned Saltburn Pier.”.
Image courtesy of Geoff Patton and many thanks Geoff and Callum for the corrections.

Sea wall Marske

Sea wall Marske

Marske beach halfway on the long stretch of sand from Coatham to Huntcliff. Not as popular as Redcar or Saltburn, but still busy in this 1930s postcard photo by J Johnson.

Image courtesy of Maurice Grayson.

Valley Gardens Marske

Valley Gardens Marske

Valley Gardens at Marske-by-the-Sea, looking towards the bandstand. Can any of our viewers remember the concerts?. Photograph by J.F. Lawrence.

Image courtesy of Maurice Grayson.

Promenade and Sands Redcar

Promenade and Sands Redcar

Beach scene at Redcar around 1900. A hot sunny day, but with very little flesh on view, compare this with a modern beach scene.

Postcard courtesy of Maurice Grayson.

Redcar

Redcar

Four views of Redcar in the 1950’s. The Childrens Corner was also known as Sunshine Corner. The High Street is now closed to traffic.
Postcard courtesy of Maurice Grayson.

Marske Hall

The Hall, Marske; built in 1625 for Sir William Pennyman, it became a Leonard Cheshire Home for disabled people; named from the R.A.F Victoria Cross winner Group Captain Cheshire. This postcard view bears the heading on teh reverse ’Greetings from Marske-by-the-sea’.
Image courtesy of Kim Whaley.