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Sir Charles Mark Palmer’s Funeral

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Sir Charles was seen as a great benefactor both here (he lived locally at Grinkle Hall, Grinkle Park – now a hotel) and at Jesmond, near Newcastle. His funeral on March the 7th, 1907 filled the little church at Easington, which he had erected as a memorial for his wife. This postcard view of the event was produced by Cattani of Redcar.

The original image was a half-tone (an image made up of numerous little dots) and our initial scan caused patterning, fortunately this new image (although a copy of the original postcard) when scanned has provided a better image.

Image courtesy of Iris Place.

 

 

Sir Charles Mark Palmer’s Funeral

Sir Mark Palmer’s Funeral

This Graham’s of Redcar postcard view of the funeral of Sir Mark Palmer ( his residence at that time was Grinkle Park) shows the main road through Easington, note the lack of police to control the traffic! How times have changed.
Photograph courtesy of Iris Place (and Eric Norton).

Sir Charles Mark Palmer’s Funeral

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Sir Charles was seen as a great benefactor both locally (he lived at Grinkle Hall, Grinkle Park – now a hotel) and at Jesmond, near Newcastle. This is the second postcard view of the funeral on March the 7th, 1907 filled the little church at Easington, which he had erected as a memorial for his wife. This postcard view of the event was also produced by Cattani of Redcar.
Image courtesy of Jean Hall.

Christmas Party

Christmas Party

I am once again surmising that it is a Christmas party because of the paper hats and the decorations. Do you recognise anyone?

(Image courtesy of Mrs Waton)

In The Grounds Of The Church

In The Grounds Of The Church

Easington church to be precise, do you know any of the names?

Back row:- ??, Mr Taylor, Rev. Waton,
Front Row:- Myra Dowson, Gertie Severs, Mrs. Weatherell, Mrs. Ashby, Mrs. Taylor, organist at the church for many years Mrs. Ethel Robinson, Mrs. Spenceley, Joan Spenceley , Elizabeth Ferrer, Mrs. Thompson.

David Bertram tells us: ”Joan Spenceley still lived in Morehead Terrace in the very late 1970s with her aged father Tom; she worked in the summers at the Bungalow Hotel, Sandsend.”

Photo courtesy of Mrs Waton and thanks for the names go to Betty Ferrer, Emma, David and Pamela for the updates.

Christmas Party?

Christmas Party?

I am once again surmising that it is a Christmas party because of the paper hats and the decorations. Do you recognise anyone? 

(photo courtesy of Mrs Waton)

Scouts Again

Scouts Again

Mrs Waton is standing on the right and we understand that clothing had been collected by the Scouts. Do you recognise anyone in the photograph? John Preston tells us: ”The lady left of picture (non-uniform) is Ethel Robinson (her husband was called Wilf)”, Pamela Mcvay, confirms this fact – it’s her grandmother –  and called her nanna! Carol Barwick suggests: ”2nd lady on the left is Sister Greta”.

Image courtesy of Lillian Waton and many thanks to John Preston for the update; also many thanks to Pamela and Carol for further names.

Ladies On The Lawn

Ladies On The Lawn

Were you one of these ladies on the lawn? We have some of the names and they are: Back row: Sally Green, Mary Dale, Mrs Fenby.
Front row: Dossie Rowland, Mrs Waton, ??, Mrs Rowland, Mrs ?.

David Bertam believes: ”Sally Green may have been the wife of Bill Green, a worker at Easington Hall Farm. I remember them living in Morehead Terrace in the late 1970s/early 1980s; a devoted, good honest Yorkshire couple; Bill with his hens; Sally making brawn.” Martyn Lonsdale confirms this: ”Yes, Sally Green was the wife of Bill Green; they had two daughters Joyce and Jennifer. They lived in Morehead Terrace for the rest of their lives; Sally passing away in the 1990’s and Bill about ten years later. Sally and Bill are my grandparents, I’m a son of Jennifer Green.”

Image courtesy of Mrs Waton; thanks to David  and Martyn for the updates.

Easington Church Choir c. 1920/1

Easington Church Choir c. 1920/1

This photograph of Canon F.Reid and the members of the church choir was taken at the Rectory.  Mrs. Taylor, the organist, is standing at the left.  Canon Frank Reid is sitting in the middle.  Mr. Taylor, the lay reader, is sitting next to him, 5th from left.  Mr.J.C.Morris is standing, 4th from left, in the back row of the choir. R. Clarkson tells us:”back row (2nd in from banner) is Frederick Askew (my grandfather)”. Carol Barwick also tells us: ”back row (4th gentleman on the right) is my grandfather Wilf Robinson.”

Can you help with more names, please?

Thanks to Beryl Morris for the photograph and information. (Photo – copyright C.M.L.Taylor, Liverton Mines). Also many thanks to R. Clarkson and Carol Barwick for updates on names.

Easington Glee Singers c.1925

Easington Glee Singers c.1920/1

Canon Frank Reid and the Glee Singers at Easington Rectory – many of the same people as in the church choir. (Photo copyright C.M.L. Taylor, Liverton Mines).

Back row: ??, ??, Frederick George Askew, ??, ??, Wilf Robinson, ??, ??, ??, ??.

Middle row: ??, ??, Canon Frank Reid, Mrs.N.Taylor (organist), J.Taylor, J.C.Morris, ??, ??, ??.

Front row: ??, Eva Cook, ??, ??, ??.

R. Clarkson tells us: ”back row 3rd from left is my Great Grandfather, Frederick George Askew, he was headmaster at Easington School till his death in 1932.”. Pamela Mcvay tells us: ”6th from the left is my grandfather Wilf Robinson he lived ast Loftus but attended the church at Easington.” J. Crystal tells us: ”Front row, second from the left, Eva Cook. Date 1925?”

Thanks to Beryl Morris for the photograph and information, also R. Clarkson, Pamela Mcvay and J. Crystal for the updates.