Recent Comments

Archives

Cometh the Cavalry?

img_1150-1

Our final image of this selection of the events in November 2003. Perhaps calling them the cavalry is ‘over the top’, but residents and motorists must have been relieved to see some sort of help arriving? But how long before the road was passable? We would love to know!

Image courtesy of Ray Brown.

Sandbagging November 2012

img_1151-1

CUTS staff must have felt like King Canute trying to stop the incoming water as they worked in 2012? In 1957 it was Stonehouse’s garage that would have been in a similar plight.

Image courtesy of Ray Brown

Flooding at Carlin How November 2012

img_1154-1

In 1957 a similar view was evident in Carlin How (it is on site) when Brotton Road filled with water from melting snow, this image from 26th November 2012 proves that nature can still disrupt life and travel in East Cleveland. I think the gentleman might be getting wet feet?Originally posted as being 2003, however that was incorrect; as Ness pointed out!

Image courtesy of Ray Brown and thanks to Ness for pointing out the error and thanks to Ray for the correction.

St Helens Carlin How

St Helens Carlin How

In 1899, land was set aside for building a church for Carlin How and Skinningrove. The foundation stone was laid on the eve of Ascension Day; Wednesday May 23rd 1900, by Mrs Dorman of Grey Towers, Nunthorpe. The church was consecrated on the 30th October 1901, by the Bishop of Hull Rt Rev R.F.L. Blunt. D.D.

Information kindly supplied from Loftus parish website.

Carlin How Military Parade

Carlin How Military Parade

This image which came to the Archive (having been found under another photograph was believed to be a muster for World War I; but it is now known to be the Carlin How detachment of the Skelton ”G” Company of the 1st Volunteer Battalion of the Yorkshire Regiment. Their uniform then was Red Jacket, Blue Trousers and White Collar, Cuffs and Webbing. Bill Danby advises: ”In 1908 Richard Burden Haldane, the Secretary of State for War, re-organised the Volunteers nation-wide into the Territorial Force and they became attached to their local regular Army Regiments with the same uniform etc. The Volunteers in this area became the 4th Battalion of the Yorkshire Regiment. The young man on the left with the bicycle is a mystery (see Bill’s note later), likely to be the son from some local well-to-do family, superior education and in a profession, while the lads would be down ”Duck” and Loftus Mines and on the Works etc. The rifles are the Magazine Lee Enfield Mk I, which were slowly replaced during the War with a shorter version with a faster loading method, but still with a bolt that the soldier had to manipulate to load the next round. The Volunteers had no obligation to serve abroad and I doubt whether these lads went further than their Annual two-week Camps which were usually held in the Summer at a seaside place. The 4th Battalion lads used to receive £1 for going and used up their holiday from work. When the War came they all re-enlisted to a man to serve abroad. It is likely that some of those on the photograph were still serving and went off to the Front. What a pity we do not know their names. It could have been some time after 1908 when new uniforms were issued, so early 1900s is about as close a date as I can suggest.” The Archive is now trying to find as Bill Danby suggests: ”When Mr T W Wood left off pulling pints.” Further information on this image would be most welcome. Bill further advises the Archive: ”You would think in a small village location that they were all local men, so it seems there is much that is not known about how local volunteers were organised into different roles. The bright uniforms had long been seen as a liability in warfare and when the khaki service dress and webbing of the First War was issued to local volunteers is not known, interestingly the two cyclists wear the wrap round putees that came into general use and the other lads have what looks like leather gaiters.” Researches have now discovered that Thomas W Wood was at the Maynard Arms from 1886, recorded in the 1891, 1901 and  1911 Census at the Maynard Arms; his death is recorded as being in 1912.

Can anybody assist?
Image courtesy of Dan Holme, information courtesy of Bill Danby.

Kennedy Crescent, Carlin How

This William Richardson of Loftus postcard view of Kennedy Crescent, post marked 1906, bears a small cross. This indicates the bedroom of the sender to his aunt!
Image courtesy of John G. Hannah.

Carlin How Road Repairs

Carlin How Road Repairs

Roadmaking outside the Chapel at Carlin How with The ? Steamroller in immaculate condition on hire to Skelton & Brotton Urban District Council.
Image courtesy of Olive Bennett.

Coronation Street

Coronation Street

A 1920s view of Coronation Street (but not the one on the telly!), Carlin How. How quiet the street seems, no traffic to scatter the onlookers!
Image courtesy of Keith Bennison.

Front Street Carlin How

Front Street Carlin How

Carlin How square, with an early type of bus picking up passengers, sometime in the 1920’s.

Image courtesy of Joyce Dobson & Keith Bowers.

 

Zig Zag Railway Signalbox

Zig Zag Railway Signalbox

The small signal cabin on the zigzag line down to Skinningrove was situated under the viaduct before the infilling by shale from Liverton mine creating the embankment which can be still seen. Trains from Carlin How ran down the zigzag and under the viaduct, then reversed by the points shown down to Skinningrove. The signalman is standing by the points lever. The elaborate ironwork on the viaduct is now hidden by the shale embankment.
Image courtesy of Joyce Dobson.

Page 1 of 812345...Last »