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Gala day 1970

Gala day 1970

Richard Kemp and Keith Money looking all dapper in red and white for Gala Day 1970. Were they Middlesbrough supporters?
Image and information courtesy of Richard Kemp.

Skinningrove Gala Day 1971

Skinningrove Gala Day 1971

Richard Noble and Richard Kemp looking very well dressed for the Gala Day.
Image and information courtesy of Richard Kemp, with thanks to Val Robinson (Sewell) for spotting our mistake.

Skinningrove Gala Day 1966

Skinningrove Gala Day 1966

Fancy dress on Gala Day 1966 – Billy Kemp as World Cup Willie, Leslie (Leso)Holliday, Lyn Kemp is the rabbit. The identity of the golliwog was unknown, however Billy Kemp now tells us: ”Always thought that the golliwog was leso.”
Image and information courtesy of Richard Kemp and thanks to Billy Kemp for the missing name.

Billy in the backyard

Billy in the backyard

William (Billy Kemp) Kemp in the backyard in 1960s.
Image and information courtesy of Richard Kemp.

Viewing the Valley

Viewing the Valley

An image of Jim Alderson looking over the Skinningrove Valley from his pigeon loft on the south side of the valley about 1960.
Image and information courtesy of Richard Kemp.

Who’s Retiring?

I am guessing it is a retirement because of the clock, but who, where and when. We are told by George Tremain: “The man on the far right at back wearing glasses is Stanley George Agar. He was the cousin of my father Claude Tremain.” Whilst Norman Patton has advised the Archive: “Eighth from the left, at the back, is ‘Tie Pin’ Ted Winspear who was one of the Liverton Mines Winspear family!”
Image courtesy of Colin Hart, thanks to George Tremain and Norman Patton for the updates.

Coronation 1937.

A party held to celebrate the Coronation of King George VI, in 1937 at the Skinningrove Institute. letting their hair down were;
Standing: W. Cox, P. Watson, Mrs Hart, Mrs Found, Mrs Grout, Mrs Kitchener, Mr Wilson, Mrs Dyer, Mr Adamson, Mrs Adamson, Mr Andrews, T Dohring, Marsden Gray.
Middle row: Mrs Smith, Ivy Sayers, Mrs Lottie Maddren, Mrs Pascoe, Fred Simpson, Mrs Bell, Mrs Simpson, Mrs Bogey Dart, Annie Shaw, Hilda Tyler, Mrs Wilson, C. Hartley, Ted Shaw,Tom Smelt.
Front row: A. Morrell, Mona Maddren, Mrs Kennedy, Sandy Wilkinson, Mrs Lettin, Jim Winter, Mrs Hodgson, Ada Kennedy, Mrs Hartley, Tom Wheatman.

Stewart Dixon advised: “Mona Maddren sitting front row is my 1st cousin 3x removed. This was two years before she became Mrs Pascoe after marrying John Pascoe. I’m guessing the Maddren in the middle row is her mother, Lottie Maddren (nee Boyers). She will have been 21 years in this picture. Mona’s father, Samuel Maddren died in 1918 in France and Flanders when she was 2 years old.”

Image and information courtesy of Eileen and Danny Found; thanks to Stewart Dixon for the update.

One. Two, Three, PULL.

Looks like they could do with some help from the bystanders. We know it’s Skinningrove and possibly part of the Boatmen’s Gala, but who are the people? Colin Hart also advises us: ”Second from front my dad Alan Hart, last man looks like Frank Tyreman.”
Image and names to date courtesy of Colin Hart and this was previously shown in the Northern Echo.

Smile for the Camera

I think I am right saying once again that this is Skinningrove and I can hear the groan now as once again I ask for names, don’t blame me Colin Hart loaned us the photograph but gave no names. Barbara McBurney tells us: ”The lady on the left in the overall is Aunt Mag Halton, she lived on New Company Row where the photo was taken, a lovely happy lady, always had a smile on her face, I used to visit her, she very often came into the shop on New Company Row where I lived.” Pat Sparkes adds: “The lady walking along with the children wearing a head scarf looks like Olive Frampton.”

Image courtesy of Colin Hart; thanks to Barbara McBurney and Pat Sparkes for the updates.

Three Ladies

When Colin Hart loaned us this photo he did tell us it was 1945 and gave us the names Dot and Doris Hick but who was the other lady? Pamlyn asks: “Do you know if they were related to Pauline Hick?”Image and names courtesy of Colin Hart, thanks to Pamlyn for the update.