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Cliff Steps to Hazelgrove and Beach

Cliff Steps to Hazel Grove and Beach

This Constance postcard view of the steps to Hazel Grove and the beach dates from pre 1950s, today the bank sides are considerably overgrown; in some cases more brambles than grass. I remember the council workmen cutting them, but alas times change.

 

Image courtesy of Iris Place and many thanks to Alan Collins for the update on possible dating of this image.

Cat Nab and Old Saltburn

Cat Nab and Old Saltburn

This late 1950s postcard view of Cat Nab and Old Saltburn was we presume taken from the pier. Note the style of dress; particularly the family walking up the slipway to the promenade. Mum in her best coat and dad in his raincoat; the small child is more appropriately dressed for a session on the beach.

Image courtesy of Iris Place.

Saltburn’s Half Penny Bridge from Italian Gardens

Halfpenny Bridge viewed from the Valley Gardens

This postcard view of the Halfpenny Bridge from the Italian Gardens includes the bandstand; of which Callum Duff tells us: ”Saltburns bandstand was demolished by a bomb in 1940 and I was led to believe that the crater left by the explosion was made into a fountain and fishpond.  The fountain & pond were restored in the 1990′s but quickly succumbed to vandalism mainly due to the loss of the resident gardener, some years before.

Image courtesy of Iris Place.

Lower Entrance to Cliff Lift in 1929

 

Dating from 1929, this postcard image of the beach promenade at Saltburn, gives a wonderful view of people ‘taking the air’ in all their finery. The lift buildings have maintained their character through the years. Originally posted as a black and white image, another source has provided a much better image of the lower promenade; interesting the postcard was produced by the same company. Perhaps a more expensive or ‘up-market’ offering?
Image courtesy of Julie Tyrka and John G. Hannah.

Milton Street Church in Saltburn

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This fine building on Milton Street featured in ”The Building News” of 1903, prior to completion in 1905. It stands adjacent to the former Methodist Church (which now forms the church hall); this was erected in 1865. Saltburn was fortunate in having two Methodist churches, the other on the junction of Albion Terrace and Windsor Road. This is now Saltburn Community Hall and home to Saltburn theatre and many community events.Callum Duff tells us: “Although Saltburn had two Methodist churches, they were originally two different denominations. The Wesleyan continue at their church in Milton Street having merged with the Primitive Methodists in 1969. The Primitive Methodists operated the first chapel in Saltburn at what was the former Ruby Street Social Club (now demolished). With a growing congregation, they moved to larger premises at the top of Ruby Street (later becoming the Cosy Cinema then Bingo Hall) before moving to their church on the east corner of Albion Terrace and Windsor Road in 1910.”

Sheila Cherry tells us: “My parents owned Milton Cafe and bakery, in Milton Street and the next door fish and chip shop until approx 1959 / 1960. I am searching for any photographs and history of the shop. My father’s name was Norman G. Hare and his Company name was Colby Catering Company. I know he was active in the Chamber of Trade in the town. He also ran nearby canteens in the industrial areas in Skelton, Middlesbrough and Darlington. Can anyone offer any help or advice please?”

Image courtesy of John G. Hannah and many thanks to Sheila and Callum for the updates.

Cliff Lift at Saltburn

Cliff Lift at Saltburn

A Valentine’s postcard view of the cliff lift, dating from early 1900s. Note how well cropped the grass appears on the slopes.
Image courtesy of John G. Hannah.

The Cafe and Huntcliffe

This J. Salmon postcard, although used dates from a similar period, but is equally well preserved.
Image courtesy of John G. Hannah.

Old Saltburn and Huntcliffe

This Valentine’s postcard view of the lower Spa bank, Bank café and with Huntcliffe beyond dates from the 1940s or 1950s. As it is unused it is still in remarkable condition.
Image courtesy of John G. Hannah.

Saltburn Parish Church

This Frith’s postcard view is of Saltburn Parish church over open fields of the area now occupied by Hilda Place. It bears the message: “For the best Furnished Houses and Apartments, apply to W. Rapp & Sons Ltd., House & Estate Agents, Saltburn-by-the-sea.” Dating the card is more problematical, only the western side of Hilda Place had been built by 1920, so the image is probably from the late 19th century. Christine Pollard assists with: “The foundation stone for the tower was laid on 7th August 1900 and the tower dedicated on the 5th April 1902. The chancel was rebuilt after the Great War in 1914-18 and the upper east windows were dedicated to the fallen men on the 10th December 1922, so this photograph was somewhere after 1902.”
Image courtesy of John G. Hannah, thanks to Christine Pollard for the dating update.

Saltburn from the Pier

Saltburn from the Pier

This delightful view taken from the rising seaward end of the pier; gives a real impression of the length. A postcard from the “Rapps’ Saltburn Arts Series” dates from the early 20th century; from the style of dress not the warmest of days?
Image courtesy of John G. Hannah.