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Skinningrove Jetty

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A rather rough sea but the jetty is clearly visible with the big crane ’Jumbo’ waiting to brought into action. Taken from Skinningrove village.

Skinningrove Jetty

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A lovely photograph of the jetty with the sea splashing over it, I remember those railway tracks running down from the works and the crane ’Jumbo’ do you?

Skinningrove Jetty

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A picture of Skinningrove Jetty at low tide, showing the vertical-boiler steam locomotive and a rake of pig-iron trucks, the two steam cranes and the fixed derrick crane on the end.

The Local Swimming Pool

The Local Swimming Pool

The boys at the pool: standing at the back John Grey and Peter Ellwood.

On the bank (left to right): ??, Michael Bowers, Bobby Morrison, Terry Blades.

In the water is Terry Grey.

Help with identifying the last un-named young child would be appreciated.

Image and names to date courtesy of Joan Jemson.

Drying Out after the Swim

Drying Out after the Swim

In the sun drying out after the swim.

Sadly the girls standing at the back are unrecognisable, however the boy far right is Peter Ellwood, but who is the boy on the left – help please?

Sitting in the sun (left to right):  Bobby Barber, Terry Blades, Bobby Morrison, John Grey, Terry Grey, Michael Bowers.

Image courtesy of Joan Jemson.

A Playful Group

A Playful Group

Another group having fun outside!

Some of those present are: back row: Janet Atkinson, Shirley Atkinson, Joan Money, Terry Blades, Barry Matson, Thomas Cummings, ??, ??.

Kneeling at front: Carol Goodwill, Marilyn Peggs, Valerie Atkinson, Terry Grey, Dennis Morrison, ??, ??.

Anyone know where this photograph was taken? Whilst help with identification would be appreciated.

Image and names to date courtesy of Joan Jemson.

SS Hummersea

SS Hummersea

An image of Skinningrove Jetty with SS Hummersea moored up for loading, with two steam cranes in attendance, either just before or just after high-tide by the water levels on the jetty wall. Even more rare is the vertical-boilered railway engine (known as ”the coffee pot”) on the left with the train of pig-iron trucks; we’ve never seen an image with these on before, or with a vertical-boilered railway engine.  The pig-iron trucks were lowered from (and raised to) the works via a rope incline down Jetty Bank – a feature still visible to this day. SS Hummersea looks pristine – we  wonder if this was her first trip?  Her last according to the Commonwealth War Graves Commission was during World War I, when it was believed she struck a mine and sank. Charles Hannaford advises us: ”My great uncle, Charles F Hannaford, was the Master of the S.S.Hummersea. The ship was lost in December 1915, probably by an enemy mine as my uncle died from his wounds in naval hospital, London on 30th December 1915 and listed as a casualty of war. As the wounds were unlikely to have been caused through the ship foundering in the bad weather and the submarine activity at the time was low, a mine is the most logical explanation.”

Many thanks to Charles Hannaford and Terry Shaw for the updates.

Loading at the Jetty

Loading at the Jetty

Seen here, the SS Northgate at Skinningrove jetty with the cranes busy at her side.

War Memorial – Loftus

War Memorial - Loftus

Remembrance Day at Loftus War Memorial, unfortunately we have no date; although from the army uniforms and style of dress of the attendees it is presumed to be after World War II. Can anybody assist?

Dedication of the War Memorial, Loftus, 11th November 1922

Dedication of the War Memorial, Loftus, 11th November 1922

Does anyone know the organisations taking part?
We suspect that there are representatives of the local Freemason’s Lodge, The Ancient Order of Foresters and the Odd-Fellows, but we really don’t know for sure! We are told by Marie Dixon: ”Second left from the man with the trilby is my grandfather, Christopher (Kit) Coulthirst he lived Park Terrace Loftus,I think my grandfather had a lot of interest in the Odd-Fellows hall.”
Thanks to Marie Dixon for that update.