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A Skinningrove View

A Skinningrove View

A Valentine’s postcard view of Skinningrove that is long gone, this includes the Miner’s hospital and still remembered by some; as well as the former bridge over the beck, replaced following the flood in 1903.

Image courtesy of Iris Place.

'Cliff Rescue Practice – Spring 1982

'Cliff Rescue Practice - Spring 1982

A cliff rescue practice with members of the Skinningrove Auxiliary Coastguard and Cliff Rescue. Do you recognise yourself? Please tell us!
Image courtesy of the Pem Holliday Collection.

World War I Air Raid Shelters

World War I Air Raid Shelters

The caves at Skinningrove beside Kilton Beck were used as air raid shelters for the staff and patients of Skinningrove Hospital during the Zepplin raids of World War I.
Image courtesy of the Pem Holliday Collection.

Rebuilding Chapel Street, Skinningrove

Rebuilding Chapel Street, Skinningrove

Our view shows a post-demolition, pre-build view of Chapel Street from the Stone Row / Beach Road junction. How different it looks today. Our question is who is the small child? Image courtesy of The Pem Holiday Collection.

Clearing the Tank Defences

Clearing the Tank Defences

Do you remember the large blocks above Skinningrove Beach? We have a collection of images of the work taking place; this is the first. We have no dates for this work can anybody assist?
Image courtesy of the Pem Holliday Collection.

Heavy Hammer Work

Heavy Hammer Work

Splitting the blocks must have been a job! We wondered when the blocks were removed and Colin now advises us: ”The blocks must have been removed between 1977 and 1981 as one of the blocks reads MUFC (Manchester United Football Club) FA Cup 1977 .” Colin also tell us: ” These blocks were a great challenge for all us ”’grovers”; there was about 20 of them each had about a six foot gap between them and it was a great achievement when you could start at the top and jump from block to block all the way to the bottom.”
Image courtesy of the Pem Holliday Collection and many thanks to Colin for the updates.

Tricky Manoevering Required

Tricky Manoevering Required

This image shows how the blocks would have impeded all but foot traffic.
Image courtesy of the Pem Holliday Collection

Tricky Manoevering Still Required

Tricky Manoevering Still Required

How easy it would be to get even the very mobile digger jammed, no wonder they could stop tanks.
Image courtesy of the Pem Holliday Collection

Clearing the Debris

Clearing the Debris

The final stages with the mounds of rubble being piled up prior to removal.
Image courtesy of the Pem Holliday Collection

Skinningrove Station Before Beeching

Skinningrove Station Before Beeching

Skinningrove Station when it was a working station.
Image courtesy of the Pem Holliday Collection.
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