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Wedding at the Women's Institute Brotton

Wedding at the Women's Institute Brotton

A mock wedding from Brotton Women’s Institute. Can anybody assist with names and a possible date?
Image courtesy of Julie Riddiough.

Station Dart Boys

Station Dart Boys

We know the date, we know it is the Station Hotel, Brotton and the Darts Team. Trevor Metcalfe tells us: ”The man just above the 1952 is my grandfather Joe Metcalfe, a resident of Brotton when the photo was taken, but in his working life was an ironstone miner at Bell’s mine Carlin How and lived in one of Bells huts.” The rest we ask for assistance in completing, is the gentleman holding the blackboard in old military dress? Help!
Image courtesy of Trevor Metcalfe

Taking The Air

Taking The Air

Patients of Brotton Hospital taking the air are (left to right): Mr Robert Holliday, Mr Pickney, ??, ??.  There were very few care homes; the infirm and those unable to care for themselves lived at the hospital.
Image courtesy of Marjorie Magor.

Brotton Temperance Silver Band 1908

Brotton Temperance Silver Band 1908

Temperance Societies sprang up in every industrial town, village and city during the Industrial Revolution as philanthropists and the Church tried to turn the working man away from the demon drink. The Band was one way of rewarding them for abstention. Do you recognise anybody? Sheelagh Dobson tells us:”The man at the far left is my grandad Paul Marshall who was born in Brotton.”

Researches have revealed that the 1908 British Brass Band Association contest was held at Loftus, 1st Brotton Temperance Band, 2nd North Skelton Band, 3rd Brotton Old Band. By that stage Brotton Temperance Band had gained five wining places, four 2nd places and six 3rd places.

Image courtesy of Julie Riddiough, thanks to Sheelagh for the update. Additional information from Brass Band Results website.

Wesleyan Chapel Sunday School

Wesleyan Chapel Sunday School

The children of the Wesleyan Chapel Sunday School at Brotton pose for a photograph in their Sunday best.

Back row: Kath Shepard, Pat Rowe, ??.

Third row: Pearl Stone, Maureen Sigsworth, Bernice Treen, ShirleyRowe.

Second row: Ann Ovington, Jane Stone, Joan Easton, Helen Easton, Sheila Ward, ??.

Front row: Marianne Easton. 
(image courtesy of Julie Riddiough, thanks to Marie Beedle for updated names)

Brotton Brownies at Castle Howard 1970

Brotton Brownies at Castle Howard 1970

Here’s a picture of Brotton Brownies in the grounds of Castle Howard and now known to have been on Pack holiday at Coneysthorpe;  do you recognise yourselves?

Back Row: Adrienne Smits (wife of Rector Eric Smits & Tawny Owl), Mary Reece (Brown Owl), Pam Snaith, Anne Reece.

Middle row: ??, ??, ??, ??, ??, ??, ??, ??, ??, Jane Smits.

Front row: ??, ??, ??, ??, ??, ??, ??, ??, Lynn Hauxwell.
Image courtesy of Julie Riddiough and many thanks to Judy Reece (daughter of Brown Owl and sister of Anne) for the update.

Brotton Cycling Club 1910

Brotton Cycling Club 1910

Just about every town and village had their own cycling club – this is Brotton’s. Recognise anyone?
(image courtesy of Julie Riddiough)

Brotton Sword Dancers

Brotton Sword Dancers

These are the Brotton Sword Dancers. I expect someone will be able to name them?  I’ve lightened the image to try and show the ”uniform” better.  Love the double watch chain of the squeeze-box player!

Back row (L to R): ??, George William Riddiough, ??, ??.

Front row (L to R): ??, ??, ??.

Image and name courtesy of Julie Riddiough.

Primitive Methodist Sunday School

Primitive Methodist Sunday School

Here is an image taken inside the Primitive Methodist Chapel at Brotton, showing the members of the Sunday School.
Many names here if you can remember them!

Derek Shaw comments: ”This photo brought back some memories,On the third row down,1st on the right,is Peter Dobson,on the 4th row down,2nd on the right is Derek Shaw,(which is myself).Keep up the good work,it all fetches back lots of memories for a lot of local people.”

(image courtesy of Julie Riddiough and thanks to Derek Shaw for the update)

1935 Jubilee, Brotton

This is a scene from Child Street, Brotton; with the local children dressed up as king and courtiers for the 1935 Jubilee Celebrations. Julie tells us ”oops sorry forgot to tell you the names.”

The five standing at the back  (left to right): Leslie Allen, Florrie Chapman, Eric Sibly, Marjory Kershaw, Annie Petch.

The two standing in the middle: Arthur Chapman (left); Jean Sibley (right).

The three sat at the front (left to right): Peggy Harben, Dorothy Kershaw, Matt Theaker.

Image and names courtesy of Julies Riddiough.

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