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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.

Olympic Torch

Olympic Torch

Ray Brown loaned us this photo of the Olympic torch bearer and yes I know it isn’t old but it will be one day and this may never happen again the torch coming through our area.  Can you name the bearer or the date please?

Thanks Ray

High Street Carlin How in 1927

High Street Carlin How in 1927

Carlin How High Street – this image from a Phoenix Series postcard produced by Brittain & Wright of Stockton is postmarked 1927, although possibly from an earlier time. Notice the absence of traffic, also the bech seat? and roadworks outside the Co-operative Store.

Image and information courtesy of Caroline Callow.

Coronation Street – but not of televison fame!

Coronation Street but not on ITV

Coronation Street, Carlin How , postmarked 27th April 1927. Caroline who sent us the image tells us ” My mother wrote on the back that the fifth house on the right is No.61”, however Caroline is mystified as to the importance of that information.” Her family were Glovers of 22 Wood Street, Carlin How. Can anybody help with further details?
Image and information regarding dating courtesy of Caroline Callow.

Chapel Interior

Chapel Interior

Inside the Methodist Chapel Carlin How, A plain lnterior
with a small Organ, Gas Lighting, and a Coke Stove for Heating.
photo courtesy of Pat Bennison

Carlin How Chapel

Carlin How Chapel

Primitive Methodist Chapel, Carlin How, built in 1874. The path at the left of the chapel leading down to Skinningrove Beck was part of the old ”Back” or ”Cleveland Street”, which ran to Guisborough. The steam from the mine chimney can be seen in the valley below the chapel.

Jule Howard tells us: ”The name of the chapel was Zion Methodist Chapel. In the 1950′s and 1960′s below this building a youth club was held, and we played billiards, table tennis and other games.” Whilst Derick Pearson tells us: ” I enjoyed going there to play billiards. There was a little awkward door on the side of the lower floor part way down ”pit bank” (as it was called) into the youth club.” Jan Snaith tells us: ”Carlin How Methodist Youth Club – Where we forged lifelong friendships and learnt to play Table Tennis –  many of us now playing again in local groups as it has gained popularity once more.”

Photo courtesy of Pat Bennison and thanks to Julie Derick and Jan for those updates.

Ambulance Presentation

Ambulance Presentation

Another presentation of cheques to the St John’s Ambulance Brigade by Skinningrove Works, Staff. Eddie Yeoman and far right Albert Atkinson.
Photo courtesy Dave Mcgill.

Cheques

Cheques

A presentation of cheques, but we have no information as to event, location or what the cheques are for?. We can identify at the far right
Arthur Hawkins (Invoice Manager) and Eddie Yeoman receiving a cheque. Ron Milner centre with cheque? Can any one help with further information.
Photo courtesy Dave Mcgill and thanks to Bob for the update.

Suffragette’s?

Suffragette's?

Suffragette’s or crossdressers? Are the men supporters or is it a spoof? The trainer on the right, suggests a cricket or football team. Perhaps a fund raising event, believed to be at Carlin How. Can anyone help with further information.

Image courtesy of Pat Bennison.

Carlin How Square

Carlin How Square

An early image of the Square at Carlin How complete with donkey cart. The cart’s board has the tradesman’s name (not clear) Loftus on the cart. Date c.1900. Rita Beckham tells us: ”These houses later became shops; from the left Porrits, a Barbers, Post Office run by the Ritchelieu (two sisters and a brother who I believe were Jewish refugees); Sylvesters off licence and sweets, the Co-operative, Grocery, Drapery, & Butchers, next one I think was the Fish & chip shop. We lived opposite at number 10. Derick Pearson tells us: ”The Barber at the time Rita mentions of the late 1940s to early 1950s was named Mr Webster; a silver-haired gent who would tap you with his hair brush if you didn’t sit still. The fish shop at that time was owned by a family called Dack. One member of the Dack family was Manager at Kilton Pit prior to this and if my memory serves me right, he shot himself.”

Image courtesy of Pat Bennison and thanks to Rita and Derick for the updates.