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School Play – c.1920

School Play - c.1920

The second image supplied by Owen Rooks who told us: ” The two images are of the same dramatic event. One still had the “Pitchforth – Saltburn” tag attached. Having been professionally produced, the photos may portray a significant event. I’ve labelled them as “school play” but it could be something else. The only person I can identify is a cousin named Elsie Greensitt (b 1914) who lived with her family at 21 Boulby Cottages from approx 1919 to 1925. She appears to be aged 6 or 7 years old when these pictures were taken. Elsie is seated behind and to the immediate right of the group of small girls at front of stage on this image. I am right in thinking that Pitchforth was better known for studio portrait photography?  He seems to have ventured out of Saltburn on location for these pictures! ” Can we have assistance in naming both people and location.

Image courtesy of Owen Rooks.

School Play – The Fairies/Angels?

School Play - The Fairies/Angels?

This image, one of two supplied to us by Owen Rooks bore the notification that these had been produced by ”Pitchforth – Saltburn”. Owen felt: ”Having been professionally produced, the photos may portray a significant event. I’ve labelled them as “school play” but it could be something else. The only person I can identify is a cousin named Elsie Greensitt (b 1914) who lived with her family at 21 Boulby Cottages from approx 1919 to 1925. She appears to be aged 6 or 7 years old when these pictures were taken. Elsie is second from the right on the middle row in the “fairy/angel” group.” The photograph could have been taken in either the school room at Boulby or Easington Village Hall? Can anybody assist with other names or dates.
Image courtesy of Owen Rooks.

Easington School, c. 1932-33

Easington School, c. 1932-33

This photograph of the pupils of Easington school was taken at the village hall.  Mr. Graham has managed to remember many of the names:-

R.Simpson, T.Hardy, Rev. Reed, F.Welford, N.Rowland, R.Welford (teacher), ?Askwith, A.Codling, W.Brown, E.Parker, ? ? Bignal, Bell, ?, M.Bishop, Dawson, Marshall, Kirby, P.Bell, Z.Bishop, Dawson, T.Welford, Young, M.Bishop, ? ? ? M.Roland, P.Gegg, ? Brignall, Parker, Young, Sigsworth, Tose, ? ? ? ? ? Stevenson, Stainthorp, J.Wilson, ? Cook, C.Young, E.Simpson, Donaldson, C.I.Graham, ?, Gegg, Sigsworth

The teacher, R.Welford, was a stand-in for a few weeks.  W.J.B.Patterson was the headteacher.  The local policeman was called Mr. Gegg.

Thanks to Mr. Colin Ivor Graham for the photograph and all the names.

Easington Village School

Easington Village School

I think this photograph of the children attending Easington School was taken about 1902.  Georgina Thurlow is the girl in the sailor dress, third from the right, second row from the back. The original image is mounted behind glass which is cracked.  I have not attempted to touch up the image.  I felt happy to show it how it is, over a hundred years old.

Would any of your grandparents, or greatgrandparents have attended the school at the time?

Image courtesy of Mrs. J. Wilson

Easington School, 1908

Easington School, 1908

Thanks to Beryl Morris for this photograph of the children at Easington School with the headmaster and teacher, taken in 1908.  There’s quite a range of ages in the children, would this be the whole school?  The only name we have is J.C.Morris, kneeling on the left of the front row.

Easington Schools

Easington School

Now we can safely say that we have an image of Easington School!  This looks like a classic Poor Law School, boys one side and girls the other. Ray Brown says ”The one attached has come from Joe Fenby, he has lived in the now converted School for many years and has just celebrated his 90th Birthday, he was told that the Girl in the picture was his Mother but he cannot say for certain”.

(image courtesy of Raymond Brown)

 

 

Boulby School 1935

Boulby School 1935

Boulby School educated the children from the iron sheeting clad cottages locally known as ”Tin City” Boulby. This is the class of 1935.
Back row: ?? (teacher), ??, ??, ??, ??, ??, ??.
Middle Row: ??, ??, ??, ? Thompson, ??, Ray Conn, Lance Easton.
Front Row: ??, Les Dowey, ??, ??, ? Cowland, ??.
Can you help and identify any of the remaining people?
Image courtesy of Ray Conn.

Boulby School 1936

Boulby School 1936

Boulby School educated the children from the iron sheeting clad cottages locally known as ”Tin City” Boulby. This is the class of 1936 and is possibly the last photograph od pupils at the school. We are aware that in May 1936 Mr Robert Graham (of 18 Boulby Cottages) submitted a petition signed by 22 of the residents to the Minister of Health in London objecting to Loftus Urban District Council’s clearance order which stated the properties were ”unfit for human habitation”. Shortly after that they were rehoused in Coronation Road, Loftus; interestingly one of the other residents of ”Tin City” also maintained a small shop and despite a ’promise’ from Loftus Urban District Council, no shop was ever built on the Coronation Road estate.

Back Row: Miss Edna Hardy, Ron (Lol)Dowey, Bryan Hartley, Abel Roberts, Stan Fletcher, Bill Webster, Cuddy Webster, Lance Easton.

Middle Row: Billy Adamson, Ray Husband, Harry Easton, John Kirby, Ray Conn, Iris Roberts, Peggy Trevor, ??, ? Thompson.

Front Row: ??, John Conn, Ann Webster, ??, Doris Fletcher, Marian Roberts, ??, ??.

Can you help and identify any of the remaining people?

Image courtesy of Ray Conn, with thanks to Ray Husband and Marian Smith (Roberts) for assistance with some of the missing names; also to Eric Jackson with subsequent information about the petition.