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Carlin How – Mount Pleasant 1930

How quiet the road where children can wander or play without fear; how it is changed now!

Image courtesy of Keith Bennison.

Carlin How – Brotton Road, early 1900’s

An early photograph of Railway Terrace, Brotton Road in Carlin How; the picture hides the then probably almost ”demonic” sight of the works behind this terrace for the  railway workers houses which were separated from the works by the Saltburn to Whitby coast line.  Neil Suckling tells us: ”The first house being the home of my great grandparents (Alf and Laura Suckling) from about 1885 till 1925, my grandad ,Andrew Suckling,was born there in 1902.” The 1911 Census lists the residents as: ’Alfred William Suckling (plate layer NER), Laura Suckling (Alfred’s wife), daughters Mary & Lydia, sons John & Andrew. All the children having been born in Carlin How.’ In later years Andrew Suckling was treasurer and Preacher at the High Street Methodist Chapel in Staithes.

At the extreme left of image is the water tank used by the locomotives to fill up before proceeding to Cragg Hall and the line towards Brotton. The building in the background (far right) was the engine shed built for the locomotives that worked the Skinningrove zig-zag. Until recently the floor, foundation stones, filled-in ash and inspection pits were all visible. (Information supplied by Mr Thompson, Derick Pearson and Neil Suckling)

Can anybody assist in identifying the lad and two small children included in the photograph.

Many thanks to Neil Suckling and Derick Pearson for updates. Also to Alison Crooks for her update which the Archive will follow up and be in contact.

Carlin How Flood (1957)

Carlin How Flood (1957)

Believed to have been taken from Stan Ward’s bed-room window it certainly looks wet and watery – 14th January 1957 – thawing snow left over two feet of water on Brotton Road, Carlin How. Derick Pearson tells us: “I remember this incident well. Just past where the white car, to the right were some bays where the rail wagons seen on the right used to go over the top to tip coal into the bays below. They were of course flooded deeply and we as kids were sat on top of the bay walls watching the waves come in as the cars went by. As we moved I lost my footing and fell into the dirtiest, blackest water you could imagine. Apart from getting a couple of mouthfuls and feeling rather sick before I struggled out I looked like a wet chimney sweep. When I got home which “was just up the street from the garage” I got a hiding off my mother for falling in. I was hoping she would feel sorry for me!”

Details courtesy of Jean Wiggins and many thanks to Derick Pearson for the memories.

Carlin How Floods (1950’s)

Carlin How Floods (1950's)

Pity that the image is damaged, we continue to hope for a better copy!  A United ’G’-type single decker plods valiantly on (it took more than a drop of rain to cancel a service in those days!). Pam McVay tell us: “My dad Deryck Jones would be working as a fitter at the depot in Loftus at the time of this photograph.”

Many thanks to Pam for that update.

Stonehouses Garage (1970)

In the last photograph of the series the garage is up and running again.There were five cars in the garage when it burned down, Mr Stonehouse was loaned a shed by SkinningroveWorks so he could carry on his repair business. An architect and a surveyor who were friends of his, encouraged him to rebuild by drawing new plans. Mr Harry Stonehouse is pictured standing outside his new garage. Rebuilding of the garage started in February 1970 by Lindseys Builders, new pumps were added later that year. For many years Harry Stonehouse was ably supported by Marie who started as a petrol pump attendant some 31 years before.As Derick Pearson tells us: “The garage has been part of Carlin How life for nearly 80 years starting with Harry’s father.” Although under different management the garage is still there today.

This series of images courtesy of a collection by Derick Pearson and thanks to Derick for that update.

Stonehouses Garage (1969)

In December 1969, the garage burned down when a delivery man with paraffin spilt some onto a hot boiler with disastrous results; fortunately Mr Stonehouse’s house next door was not affected. Derick Pearson tells us: “A sad day for Mr Stonehouse and a day I remember well. I wish we could go back to the petrol prices marked on the pumps, the most expensive in today’s money would be about 32 pence per gallon, I think I’ll go and fill up! Amongst those affected by the fire were Jeff and Mike Hudson who assisted in the continuation of the business working from temporary premises on Skinningrove works.

Thanks to Derick for that update.

Stonehouses Garage (1937)

How things have changed in three years, by 1937 Mr Stonehouse’s garage was prospering and he had built a house next door for himself and his family.

Stonehouses Garage (1934)

Carlin How hasn’t changed much over the years although the garage looks different now. This different view of the garage shows passengers for the taxi service that Mr Stonehouse ran from the garage waiting collection to go to a funeral.

Stonehouses Garage (1934)

The second in a series of six photos, now it is looking like a garage. We are told that in 1934, Robert and Harry Stonehouse got up at 6.00am to mix cement to make breeze blocks which they used to rebuild the garage.

Stonehouse’s Garage (1930)

1930 and the story of Stonehouse’s Garage at Carlin How starts; this image shows Robert Stonehouse with his son Harry on the forecourt of the garage business he started on Brotton Road, Carlin How during the 1920s. The area was originally an area of common ground which where quoits were played, from the age of 14 years Harry Stonehouse used to mind the garage for his father.

Image from a collection gathered by Derick Pearson.