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Brotton’s New Church

Brotton's New Church

From a ‘Phoenix’ series postcard entitled “Brotton – New Church”; British History On-line states: “The new church dedicated to St Margaret was built lower down the hill-side in 1888–91. It was the gift of Miss Jackson of Hunley Hall and consists of chancel with south aisle, north organ chamber and vestry, nave of five bays, north and south aisles, and south and west porches. There is a small bell-turret on the south side between the chancel and nave. The roofs are covered with red tiles. The building, which stands well above the road and is of stone, is a very good example of modern Gothic work in the style of the 15th century.” The small trees behind the roadside wall were removed some years ago as they were deemed to be unsafe; but replaced with oaks which are now starting to grow well.
Image courtesy of Olive Bennett.

 

Brotton High Street

Brotton High Street

Ambling up Brotton High Street the brewery dray, advertises Russell and Wranghams Malton Ales. The Russell family’s Derwent brewery went into partnership with William Wrangham in 1897. Taken over by Camerons who later sold the site for a supermarket in 1984. The sign over the house doorway on the left is a mystery can any one shed light on it. Norman Patton tells us: ”Historically, the upstairs of No 26 was a ‘Cobblers’.”
Image courtesy of John G. Hannah and many thanks to Norman for the update.

Brotton Grange c.1900

Brotton Grange c.1900

The Grange, Brotton standing on Coach Road was originally the home of Robert Morrison. He started the ironstone mine (Morrison’s Pit) close to his home, from 1881 the house was occupied by Joseph Taylor. Listed in the Census of 1901 as Accountant and Secretary of Brotton Gaslight and Coke Company. The two figures in the postcard image could be Margaret Taylor (wife) or Margaret (daughter) or possibly Beatrice Rush (maid).
Image courtesy of John G Hannah and thanks to Roger and Charles for the updates.

Co-operative Stores, Brotton

The magnificent frontage has been radically altered over the years and obviously was at one time the premier building on the High Street. How times have changed. The image is taken from a postcard produced by Portass, Photographer, Milton Street Saltburn and bears an extensive Christmas message. Unfortunately the stamp and hence dating is more problematical, possibly late 1890’s.
Image courtesy of Olive Bennett.

A Greeting from Brotton

 A Greeting from Brotton

The one and only postcard I have seen of Brotton, do you have any we could use on the site, pretty please?

High Street Brotton 1934

High Street Brotton 1934

The title on this postcard view of Brotton High Street tells it all. Both the cinema and chapel long gone (there absence marked by an extensive parking area), although the public house (steps in left corner) still remains open today.
Image courtesy of Julie Riddiough.

Chemist Corner

Chemist Corner

Chemist Corner as the title also tells us is now the location of a party balloons shop. This postcard view in more quieter days, possibly before the War Memorial was erected, the space seems to be occupied by a building. We asked if anybody could assist the function was of this building. Julie Riddiough tells us: ”It was the Kingdom Hall, a little shed type building where the Jehovah’s Witnesses would meet, there was also a shoemakers (or cordwainers as they called themselves then) behind it.  Im not sure if its there now but up until about 2 years ago the shed itsself, all dismantled was actually still there in pieces propped against a wall.” Malcolm Moore tells us: ”I remember at the beginning of the war being marched down from the school to Kingdom Hall to be issued with our gas masks.  All very exciting!”
Image courtesy of Julie Riddiough also many thanks to Julie and Malcolm for the updates.

Brotton

Brotton

In about 1895, although I cannot remember it then, the view hasn’t changed much has it?

Brotton Hippodrome

The date is on the newspaper cutting, 24th. April 1934, taken from the Northern Echo; with all that remains of the Hippodrome at Brotton after a fire.

All Bandaged Up

All Bandaged Up

Five nurses with their patient in the middle the three standing at the back are:-
Nurse Hampton, Sister Robinson and Sister Fawcett.
Front row:- Nurse Ward, injured girl and friend and Nurse Stambra. Were you that injured girl or her friend?
Image courtesy of Marjorie Magor.

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