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Tony Carter of New Skelton

Anthony (Tony) Carter was born in 1933 and lived in Charlotte Street, New Skelton. He is portrayed here proudly riding his trike in Owen Rooks parents backyard in the late 1930s. Tony died aged 19 as a result of injuries he received in the Lingdale Mine explosion of 24th August 1953.
Image and narrative courtesy of Owen Rooks.

Bobby, Frank and Me

Three young tearaways camping outside their front door which was John Street New Skelton; are Bobby and Frank Ellingham and the best friend Owen Rooks.
Image and narrative courtesy of Owen Rooks

Owen, Bobby and Frank

Another image sent to us by Owen Rooks of the same three boys outside their makeshift tent in John Street New Skelton in 1949. The boys are Bobby and Frank Ellingham and Owen Rooks and very proud they look of the tent.
Image and information courtesy of Owen Rooks.

Jeff Templeman

Jeff Templeman

Aged 72 when this photo was taken, Jeff has loaned us lots of photo’s for the site, thank you Jeff
photo courtesy Jeff Templeman

Jeff and his motorbike!

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Jeff and his sister Cynthia (now White) proudly sitting on his motorbike! This would be taken in North Skelton where Jeff was born and grew up, he still lives in the Skelton area.
Image courtesy of Jeff Templeman

The Entertainer

The Entertainer

Wharton Arms Skelton. The entertainer in the middle of the young ladies looks familiar. What was the event, and assistance needed for names and year please. Ann Robinson tell us: ”I think the man in the middle is Donald Peers a singer from the 50s. I used to play darts in Skippers in the 60s. My mam was a good friend of Rhoda”.
Photograph courtesy of Pat Bennison and thanks to Ann Robinson for the update.

Pint Please

Pint Please

Wharton Arms Skelton. The landlady pulls a pint, the old fashioned way. Do we have a name for the lady?

Photo courtesy of Pat Bennison

Wharton Arms (Skelton) Locals

Wharton Arms (Skelton) Locals

Rhoda Skipper and Wharton Arms locals, help with names and occasion, from our Skelton viewers needed. Josie Bland has assisted with: “George Skipper is seated on the left of the row. Where is Rhoda? I think George and Rhoda’s daughter, Shirley, and her husband Colin Wunibald, are sitting next to George.”

Image courtesy of Pat Bennison, thanks to Josie Bland for the update.

On the Beach

Owen sent us this set of photographs of people from New Skelton.  He guesses that they were taken in the late 1920s to mid 1930s, and were linked to the Methodist Chapel that stood below William Street.  He believes that the photographs were taken on outings, probably organised by Miss Tippett who was a stalwart of the chapel.  He recognises a few people from his Sunday School days, but they were much younger when these pictures were taken.  He went to school with some of their children. Janet Wilson asked: “Which of the Codlings was Mrs Codling married to?” Owen also advises us: ”Mrs Codling was born Mary Cook and married Thomas (Tom) Codling from 12 Dixon Street, Lingdale; they lived in Charlotte Street, New Skelton. I remember there were three children, Patricia, Irene and Brian.” Irene Walker advises us that: ”Behind Mrs Rooks is Amy Grout (nee Cook); behind her is her sister Maud Myers nee Cook. Amy Grout is still alive.” This happy group are pictured on a Redcar beach.

Back row:  Miss Tippett, ??, ??, Mrs.Speck, Mrs.Yates, Mrs.Fowler

Middle row:  Amy Cook, Maud Cook, ??, ??, Mrs.Ethel Green, Mrs. Mary Codling

Front row:  Ellen Rooks, ??, ??, ??, ??

Image courtesy of Own Rooks, thanks to Irene Walker (nee Codling) and M. Fowler for the updates.

At Runswick Bay?

This photograph was most likely taken on the same outing as the previous one.  Many of the same people are also in this picture.  It looks like Kettleness in the background on the right.

Back row:  ??, ??, ??, Mrs. Speck, Mrs. Yates, Mrs. Fowler

Middle row:  Mrs Amy Grout (nee Cook), Miss Tippett,  ??, Mrs. Green, Mrs. Codling, ??

Front row: Maude Cook (later Myers, ??, Christopher Cook, ??, ??

Image courtesy of Own Rooks and many thanks to Irene Walker (nee Cook) for the update.