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Ruswarp Dam

Ruswarp Dam

Dating from before WWI this E.W.T. Dennis (of Scarborough) postcard shows an idyllic scene complete with rowing boat, no hordes of tourists.
Image courtesy of John G. Hannah.

Saltersgate on the Moors

A view of Saltersgate looking north, in the days before the Fylingdales ‘golf balls’ or the more modern ‘pyramid’. The horse and cart approaching the notoriously steep hill would have been disturbed in modern times by the low-flying aircraft or the speed of modern day traffic.
Image courtesy of John G. Hannah.

Crown Hotel Rosedale

Crown Hotel Rosedale

A William Hayes postcard view of the Crown Hotel, Rosedale.
Image courtesy of Jean Carass.

Lowdale Bridge, Sleights

Lowdale Bridge, Sleights

This final postcard, also produced by J. W. Tate is dated 1925 and posted to a lady in Barnsley. The bridge presumably featured in the families walks. Noel Barrett advises: ”I suspect that this is the original footbridge at the bottom of Lowdale Lane which crosses over the Iburndale/Littlebeck to the Cricket Field. There is now a concrete 1950’s footbridge in roughly the same position.”
Image courtesy of John G. Hannah and many thanks to Noel for the update.

The River, Sleights

The River, Sleights

This postcard view (produced by J. W. Tate, Grocer, Sleights) has been written, but un-posted; dating based upon the final ’used’ card in this series, giving a date of 1925. Noel Barrett tells us: ”This is almost certainly a photo of the boat landing at the River Gardens Tea Rooms and Garden Centre at Briggswath, near Sleights. The photo looks downstream towards Ruswarp.”
Image courtesy of John G. Hannah and many thanks to Noel for the update.

Sleights from Battle Banks, Lowdale

Sleights from Lowdale

An unused (and unidentified) postcard view of Sleights from above Lowdale. The hand written annotations appear to correspond to the following two images of the Sleights area. Noel Barrett tells us: ”This photograph is taken from Battle Banks which lies just above Lowdale Hall, Sleights; in the middle ground is what is now Sleights Sports Field which became a sports field in the 1930’s. In the foreground to the right is Lowdale Farm and barn.”
Image courtesy of John G. Hannah and many thanks to Noel Barrett for identifying the viewpoint.

Ruswarp Landing Stage

Ruswarp Landing Stage

A Judges’ postcard view of the boats drawn up at Ruswarp. As an unused card, date is unknown. Assistance would be welcomed in this situation?
Image courtesy of John G. Hannah

Views of Battersby

William Richardson (of Loftus) Cleveland Series postcard, shows views of Battersby, including the Incline; the now infamous walking path up to the top of the moors. Unused we believe it dates from the same period as the Bilsdale views.
Image courtesy of John G. Hannah.

Views of Bilsdale

A William Richardson (of Loftus) Cleveland Series postcard, showing views of Bilsdale including the post office (bottom left corner); it is believed that the group includes Agnes Leckonby, who is till a resident of Bilsdale. Although unused it bears a note ’Visited here July 31st 1915’, which implies a personal memoir collection and possibly collected at a later date?
Image courtesy of John G. Hannah.

Carlton in Cleveland

Carlton in Cleveland

A view from the Manor House at Carlton of Carlton Bank, better known now for the gliders and Lord Stones café at the crest of the hill. This view from a postcard produced by Valentine’s and is post marked 17th June 1956,
Image courtesy of John G> Hannah.