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Packed Beach

Packed Beach

A very busy day on Redcar beach, lots of people and I can see a tea hut there, I wonder what the stalls were selling any ideas? Josie Harvey tells us: ”The tea hut stood on the concrete plinth that remained there for years; I think the canvas stall was a Punch & Judy stall so the children could be entertained, while adults had tea. The other I think sold candy floss, toffee apples & ice creams.”

Many thanks to Josie for that update.

Arthur Jackson's

Arthur Jackson's

Jackson’s at 105 High Street, Redcar were selling TV’s and other electrical items in the 60?s/70?s; as well as renting televisions.

Thanks to Lesley Whittingstall for the update.

Road Roller

Road Roller

Now I think this is Redcar station and the road roller is getting a lot of attention, a very early date by the look of the small girls dress. Craig tells us: ”I believe the Roller is a Redcar product! Which is possibly why the crowd are there. Mr Fred Senior of Rycroft Works, Redcar Lane, Redcar; was advertising these machines in the 1930’s and had taken out patents in 1910. Unusual machine in that the engine and transmission were contained within the roller wheel.”

Many thanks to Craig for the update.

High Street

High Street

A not so busy day in Redcar, the horses and carriages are there but not so many people.

Boats On The Beach

Boats On The Beach

The boats are pulled well up and it shows the pier very well, but is it Redcar or Coatham pier?

Fred Brunskill advises us: ”This is Redcar Pier taken in it’s early days. The Pier was opened by Emma Dawson in 1873 and the end section was a steamer jetty, this unfortunately was damaged by the steamship ‘Cochrane’ in 1885 and had to be pulled down.”

Thanks to Fred for the update.

Station Road

Station Road

Fred Brunskill tells us: ”This shot is of Station Road looking towards the Coatham Pier. The section beyond the horse was originally called Newcomen Street but later became part of Station Road in 1934.”

Thanks to Fred for the update.

Four Photo's

Four Photo's

The promenade is not as I remember it, do you remember the shelters? Looks like a good day at the races.

The Town Clock

The Town Clock

Yes once again it’s Redcar and a lovely early photo of the clock.

High Street Redcar

High Street Redcar

Easy to see that this is Redcar but what date do you think about early 50’s?

A Beautiful Boat

A Beautiful Boat

Here come the questions again, why was it decorated and when was it? 

Julie Riddiough tells us:”This is the lifeboat called the Burton on Trent and presented to Redcar for service, the boat served from 1867 to 1884”. Julie actually has a postcard of this boat, possibly celebrating the retirement of the boat. This image could well be related to such an event. Thanks to Julie for that update.

Fred Brunskill tells us: ”This photo is of the ‘Brothers’ which was an RNLI Self Righter and served from 1884 until 1907, being responsible for saving 71 lives.
The photo was taken on lifeboat day August 1892 – eight years after the Burton on Trent left Redcar..”