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Skinningrove and the Old Bridge

Skinningrove and the Old Bridge

This Phoenix Series postcard shows the Miner’s Hospital and the original bridge spanning the stream.
Image courtesy of Olive Bennett.

Skinningrove – A Coloured View

Skinningrove - A Coloured View

Skinningrove valley, a tinted Edwardian postcard, with the
five old hand charged furnaces dominating the skyline. Post marked 13th June 1906 gives a reason for the absence of the coke ovens.
Image courtesy of Olive Bennett.

Skinningrove Jetty

Skinningrove Jetty

Dating from 1903, this postcard view was actually posted in Loftus to a Loftus address as a birthday card! Perhaps it was cheaper than a birthday card and perhaps they enjoyed this familiar view?
Image courtesy of Olive Bennett.

Skinningrove Jetty

Skinningrove Jetty

This view shows a ship beached between tides, presumably awaiting loading or unloading, Dating from 1900, when the jetty would at times be a very busy place.
Image courtesy of Keith Bennison.

Skinningrove – a colourful view

Skinningrove - a colourful view

A view of Skinningrove from the road close to St Helen’s church, Carlin How. A colourful view of what was then a vibrant community; although top Primrose Hill has been demolished, Hutton Street and the Co-op building are still intact. How it has changed.
Image courtesy of Mrs Sakaropoulus.

Skinningrove after the Floods

Skinningrove after the Floods

This view believed to be taken after the floods of 1903, shows the original bridge in Skinningrove linking the village via ”Bothroyd’s Bank” to Hummersea, Loftus and Boulby. It was later to be replaced by the bridge of today.
Image courtesy of Ann Wedgewood and Keith Bowers.

Skinningrove Beach and Jetty

Skinningrove Beach and Jetty

Titled ‘Approach to Shore’ this Smelt postcard shows a view from “Bothroyd’s Bank”, which in this view appears to be more of a rough track than the metalled road of today.
Image courtesy of Joyce Dobson & Keith Bowers.

Skinningrove Stream

A post card view of the normally quiet stream through the centre of Skinningrove. Taken from a C O Smelt postcard, date as yet unknown.
Image courtesy of Joyce Dobson & Keith Bowers.

Skinningrove Post Office

Skinningrove Post Office

Skinningrove Post Office building was originally built in the 1500s as Skinningrove Hall, later being replaced by the building we now know as Timms Coffee House 1704, it is reputedly the oldest building in Skinningrove.
Image courtesy of Joyce Dobson & Keith Bowers.

Skinningrove Jetty

Skinningrove Jetty

A view of the jetty when it was the regular berth for the ore ships, we like the man approaching the jetty with what appears to be his bait box under his arm.
Image courtesy of Joyce Dobson & Keith Bowers.