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All Dressed Up

All Dressed Up

The civic dignitaries are all dressed up for the ball in this photograph from 1951/2.  Chairman and Mrs. Woodrow are second from the left, but who are the other people and when and where was the photo taken? 

Image courtesy of Carole Kellogg.

Awa Maru

Awa Maru

Another photo from Fred Brunskill, these three Redcar  men are Left to right Thomas Hood Picknett, Will Raine and Thomas Bilton Picknett.
They gave first aid to some of the injured crew of the Awa Maru. Ian Bushell tells us: ”My Grandfather, William John Weatherill BOAGEY and his brother Leslie befriended one of the crew of the Awa Maru. The crewmember lodged with the family until the ship was towed off the rocks and continued to send postcards from around the world. Crew members name as far as I can make out was K Uematsu.

Thanks to Ian for that update.

Cake Decoration Entries

Cake Decoration Entries

This is a photograph of a decorated cake competition in 1952.  Chairman and Mrs. Woodrow are in the picture, but do you recognise anyone else?

Image courtesy of Carole Kellogg.

Bonny Lasses

Bonny Lasses

Thanks to Carole Kellogg for this photo and the following information:  ”It was a Daily Mirror contest I entered and got through to the finals.  It was taken in Newcastle, the year?  I would have to guess around 1961/62.  I think the girl that won was the second from the left in the front row, and I believe she came from Redcar.  I am on the far right of the back row.  I have no idea who the rest of the girls were, but they came from around our area.”

Sports Day?

Sports Day?

We think that these were pupils at Saltburn School in 1951.  Chairman Woodrow is with the group who have been presented with the cups.  The headmaster of the school, Mr. Webster(?), is standing on the right.

Pupils kneeling: ??, ??, Maureen Hall (later Smith), ??. Bill Knowles tells us: ”I think the small boy on the left of the picture with the dark hair and the toothy smile is called Allen Crane.”

Thanks to Carole Kellogg for the photo and information, also Barbara McBurney and Bill Knowles for updates.

At Coatham Grammar School

At Coatham Grammar School

We now know that this is Sports Day presentation at Coatham Grammar School. The Mayor and Mayoress of Redcar and Chairman and Mrs. Woodrow are in the picture.  Do you recognise anyone else? Stan Grosvenor tells us: ”This picture is definitely a Coatham Grammar school picture.  The scoreboard shows Cochranes and Inghams both of which were Houses at the school.  Cochranes House colour was purple and Inghams was red.  I don’t recognise any of the faces, Stan Grosvenor – 1950-55.” Peter Chester supports this update and advising: ” although the silver ware dates from the 1920s. Some of the major cups and shields are still on display at Redcar & Cleveland College, where the Sir William Turner Trust resides.”

Thanks to Carole Kellogg for the photo and information, also to Stan Grosvenor and Peter Chester for the updates.

Badminton Presentation

Badminton Presentation

The Mayor of Redcar, Mrs. Woodrow, the Mayoress of Redcar and Chairman Woodrow are seated behind the display of cups and trophies.  The presentation was at Redcar Badminton Club, but we don’t know the names of any of the players.

Thanks to Carole Kellogg for the photo and information.

Pensioners' Trip

Pensioners' Trip

Chairman and Mrs. Woodrow are in the middle of the group, but who are the other people and where are they going?

Image courtesy of Carole Kellogg.

Red Cross

Red Cross

Carole Kellogg (nee Woodrow) has been in touch with us from Tucson, Arizona, after viewing our site and has sent us some photographs that were taken at events when her father, Fred L. Woodrow, was Chairman of the Saltburn & Marske U.D. Council in 1951.

This group appear to have been attending a formal occasion connected with the Red Cross.  Back row: 1.Mr J.C.(Cyril) Pickering, 2. …., 3……, 4. Mr. Woodrow (wearing his chain of office), 5…., 6…..

Front row: 1. Mrs.B.M.Spragg, 2…., 3Mrs.N.Pickering, 4. Mrs. Woodrow, 5…., 6……  Can anyone tell us more about this occasion?

Owen Rooks tells us: ”Mr J.C.(Cyril) Pickering, owner of Saltburn Motor Services and Mrs N.Pickering who I think held an official honorary position within the Saltburn branch of the Red Cross Society.”

Thanks to Carole for the photograph and information; also Owen Rooks and Frank Spragg for the names update..

Saltburn Who’s Who

Saltburn Who’s Who

Carole whose father was Mr Fred Woodrow, says that she vaguely remembers being present when this photo was taken at the Dr. Barnardo’s Home in Saltburn.

Standing at the back: 1. ??, 2. ??, 3. Mayor of Redcar (Alderman Thomas Alexander Dougall), 5. Mr.F.Woodrow,6. Mr J. C. Pickering, 7. Head of Saltburn School, 8. Rev. Berriman (Emmanuel Church Saltburn).

Front:  1. Mrs Dougall (Wife of Mayor of Redcar), 2. Mrs.Woodrow, 3. ??, 4. Mrs N. Pickering.

Callum Duff tells us: ”This is the official photograph for the 1951 ‘Festival of Cleveland’ event held at The Dr Barnardos Home, ‘The Ridge’ at Saltburn. The home closed in 1969 and was demolished to make way for the cul-de-sac of Executive-style houses, also called The Ridge which now occupy the site.”

Thanks to Carole Kellogg(Woodrow) for the photograph and information; and Owen Rooks for the update on names; as well as Callum Duff for further information.

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