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Muriel Terrace

The pavement of Muriel Terrace 26th August 1937 which has been badly affected by subsidence.

Images are from our cuttings file (in the main from the Evening Gazette).

Cattersty Lake

A lovely wintery view across the icy water and snow- covered landscape;   ’The Villa’ on Brotton Road and Crispin Court at Brotton can both be seen in the background.

Image courtesy of Julie Riddiough.

Condemned As Unsafe

The crack in the wall of the home of Mr William Bailey at 74, Gladstone Street Carlin How, as a result of subsidence the house has been condemned, the date of this image was July 1937.

Images are from our cuttings file (in the main from the Evening Gazette).

Carlin How Square

When first posted on the Archive the question was: “Wonder what has brought all these people out int the square?” Finley Butler advised: “It says in a book of my grandmothers called ‘Carlin How – Times Past ‘ that this image is of ”Volunteers leaving for Boer war, 1900”. Derick Pearson advised it was part of a disc compilation of images he produced in 1983 for a Village Arts initiative led by Doff Pollard in the Jubilee Hall. Further researches aided by Carlin How Community Centre has allowed an improved image to be presented.

Image courtesy of Stan Ward, Carlin How Community Centre and Cleveland Ironstone Mining Museum, thanks also to Finley Butler and Derick Pearson for the updates.

Carlin How Rooftops

You have to think twice about this image; it is a view over the top of Carlin How Square with the upper slopes of the former Deepdale tip in the background. 

Image courtesy of Julie Riddiough.

Carlin How Bridge

Yes the railway bridge as it used to be at Carlin How, do you remember driving under it? I do and if you met a bus coming the other way there was not a lot of room. This image provoked other memories including Andrew Pryce: “I remember being at the junior school in my final year when the bridge was demolished. We had taken over what used to be Danby’s shop on the corner of Coronation Street.”, David Price recalls: “I can remember the bridge well, as a schoolboy in the late 1940′s I travelled from Middlesbrough to Carlin How to visit my auntie and uncle, Mr and Mrs Stephen Husband in Rawlinson Street. In those days, Loftus Bank was very steep and narrow, the old pre-second World War buses almost came to a standstill to get down into a crawler gear. I found this frightening as a child. My father, Frank Price, 8th in a family of 11 children, was brought up in Mount Pleasant and Queen Street, Carlin How. In 1922 at 14 years old, he went to work at the corner shop owned by Nixon Brothers who had a chain of shops, grocery stores, drapers and butchers in Skinningrove, Carlin How, Skelton, Brotton and Margrove Park. I wonder if it is the same shop that your family ran years later? Dad never said whether the shop was on the corner of Queen Street or Coronation Street. Nixon Brothers were also property developers and builders. My grandad, George Price, was a builder and bricklayer and worked for the building side of Nixon Brothers. Grandad was on a price system and was paid £30 per house for doing all the brickwork. Good old days ! Dad could remember as a child the WWI Zeppelin airships bombing Skinningrove Ironworks and the surrounding area in 1914/1915.” and Rita Beckham with : “I was brought up in Lax Street from 1940 to I think it was 1949 when we moved to Front Street as we were a large family requiring more room. I remember this bridge well it was built at a sharp angle, from the bottom of the way up to Skinningrove Railway Station, built of sandstone and supporting by timber. What I remember most about this bridge was the very large crack from top to bottom on the left hand side before going through the bridge towards Loftus. We as children used to rush through as we thought if a train went over the bridge at the same time as we went under it, it would collapse onto us. Scary!”.

Thanks to Andrew Pryce, David Price and Rita Beckham for their memories.

Mount Pleasant

Not yet completed Mount Pleasant at Carlin How in early 1900s, Alan Pearson was able to assist with: ”Mount Pleasant is not on the 1894 Ordnance Survey map, but in the 1911 census no 15 Mount Pleasant is occupied by my great-grandfather Chapman Pearson. There were 13 people living there on census night – and they had a shop there as well!!”

Image courtesy of the Pem Holliday Collection and thanks to Alan Pearson for the update.

All Finished

Now we have the houses of Mount Pleasant all inhabited.

Image courtesy of the Pem Holliday Collection.

Carlin How Working Men’s Club

Carlin How Workingman’s Club and shop (long gone) on Brotton Road. Derick Pearson advised: “This photograph is I believe 1911 to 1912. The railings and oping stones still not complete indicating job not quite finished. Hence the guess at the date as the club opened in 1911. Also visible are Blaylock’s house, shop and outbuildings on bottom end of Maynard Street, these was taken down in the 1960s to make the bend easier for the larger buses.”

Roger Barwick advises us: ”My grandad Harold Bowling was probably the first steward at Carlin How club. He moved from the old soldiers club in Hemsworth in West Yorkshire when my Mam was 1-2 years old and she was born in 1910, he eventually became the landlord of The Maynard Arms but I am not sure when he took the pub over. Quite a number of people may remember my Uncle Harold or Tim as he was known who joined the Police and was awarded the BEM for work he did when he was stationed at Staithes.”
Brian Stonehouse tells us: ”My sister (Sheila) was born on 9th April 1932 in the Clubhouse next door (originally no.4 Brotton Road, but now no.1!) I was born 22nd October 1934 so my dad George Wilfred and my mum Gladys Constance Stonehouse must have become Steward/Stewardess before 1932. My dad died 17th September 1935 and my mum continued as Stewardess until November 1953 having been given splendid support by committee members (especially Jos Husband, George Brown, John Cush, George Elders and others (I cannot remember all their names). Toy Mott helped behind the bar and Bob Butterworth helped doing the unpleasant jobs around the club like the boiler, the toilets, etc. (I used to help him clean the spitoons with the wrapper from a Woodbine 5 pack as he had a disabled hand!).

Image courtesy of Carlin How Community Centre and others, thanks to Derick Pearson, Roger Barwick and Brian Stonehouse for the updates.

Carlin How Shop

A different view of the square at Carlin how showing, Skinningrove Amicable Industrial Society, or as it became known Porritt’s shop. How clean and presentable they were then even without all the mod cons we have. Bill Kitching tells us: ”This shop was the cobbler`s shop by Fred Hasseldine from before the war. He had a daughter and son Roland who played cricket for Loftus. Reg Porritt a United bus driver took it over from Hasseldine.”

Image courtesy of Carlin How Community Centre and many thanks to Bill Kitching for the detail on Porritt’s shop.