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Thomassin Foss, Goathland (c. 1900)

Thomassin Foss, Goathland (c. 1900)

A hand-tinted picture postcard of Thomassin Foss at Goathland. Extremely well-executed. The style is that of Frank Meadow Sutcliffe, but the photographer is uncredited. The printer is H Graham, Glen Wortley, Leeds. 

William Glen tells us: ”The photo would have been taken by either Henry Graham Glen or less likely one of his sons. The business H Graham Glen, Wortley, Leeds was both photography and printing. The tinting would have been done probably by Henry.”

Many thanks William for that update.

Satburn Station

Satburn Station

Another memory jogging photo of when the train could pull right up to the Zetland Hotel

(photo courtesy of Mike Holliday)

Turntable – Middlesbrough

Turntable - Middlesbrough

Now you train spotters out there where is this? I know you wil be able to tell me, just reminds me of Thomas the Tank Engine.

Derick Pearson with assistance from Russ Pigott informs us: ”image shows (left to right) 67281; was the last surviving example of a G5, She was an 0-4-4T type. She was withdrawn by British rail in 1958. 43073. is definitely a Ivatt Class 4 and the last photo I have of her is leaving Roose Railway station, Barrow-in-Furness in 1960. Where she ended up I do not know. 67663. Was a V1 2-6-2T Gresley. The Class V3 Gresley was introduced 1939, built on the same chassis and everything else. Appearance was much the same as the V1 but the V3 had a Higher Boiler Pressure. This one is the earlier V1. 63340. Is as Russ says a Q6. It was originally a N.E.R class T2 0-8-0. Classified as a Q6 by the L.N.E.R. 120 were built at Darlington works between 1913 and 1921 to the design of Vincent Raven. They were based on the N.E.R Class T and T1- L.E.N.R – Q5s. All passed into British Railways ownership in 1948 and they were numbered from 63340 to 63459. 63372 was withdrawn in 1960 after an accident. The others were withdrawn from 1963 to 1967. Only one of them, the 63395 has survived to preservation on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway. She re-entered service after a major overhall in 2007. 67685. Was A Gresley 3 cyl V3. The last reference I have to her is at Battersby Junction near Gt Ayton. Hope this sorts that one out.”

(photo courtesy of Mike Holliday, but now known to be from a CD produced by Derick Pearson.)

Life After Duckhole!

Life After Duckhole!

I don’t know the date of this photo but Hurd’s woodyard took over after Duckhole pit was closed. On top of the hill we can see where the ’buckets’ or aerial ropeway turned.

(photo courtesy of Mike Holliday)

Carlin How

Carlin How

Here we are in deep water again, would you say this is about the 50’s ? We are advised by Jan Snaith (nee Carveth): ” This is Stonehouse’s Garage (now Cutts) on Brotton Road, Carlin How. We lived in the house on the corner next to the garage. The road regularly flooded and we all used to help push the cars through the water when they got stuck – great fun.” Sharon Frost tells us: “I lived at No. 11 Brotton Road it was left just like it was in the 50’s”.

Image courtesy of Mike Holliday; also thanks to Jan Snaith and Sharon Frost for the updates.

Alf Watts Group

Alf Watts Group

Alan Franks tells us:
This is a photo of 1st St Helens Troop B P Boy Scouts Football Team 1919-1920. My dad George Franks is the small lad 3rd from right, he would be 12 or 13 years old at this time. I have no further information.

Thanks to Alan for the update.

(photo courtesy of Mike holliday)

Parker Dining Rooms – Middlesbrough

Parker Dining Rooms - Middlesbrough

Eric  Johnson tells us: This image is from the book ”Middlesbrough” by Araf Chohan. Pre-1914 photo of Parker Dining Rooms, located at 34 Bridge Street East. the spire of St Peter’s church, above rooftops destroyed in bombing raid in 1940.”

Thanks to Eric Johnson for the update.

Carlin How School 1954 – 1955

Taken 1954 to 1955, in the hall, just outside the door of the Head Mistress’s class; who was then Miss Lena Thompson. All are named with certainty except Carol? or Judith? Roe. Other teachers at that time were Miss Garner, Mrs Potter, Miss Twaddle? Mrs Keen.

Back row (left to right): Ronnie Getting’s, Colin Myers, Robert Doe, Jeff Pegs, Brian Andrews (deceased), John Goldby.

Middle row: Brian Dredge, Gilbert Simpson, John Pearson, Colin Lancaster, Barbara Collinson, Carol ? Roe, Margaret Raspinson, Christine Bambrough, Michael Bowes, Derick Pearson, Colin Main (deceased), Alfie Arnold.

Front row: Jeff Hudson, David Husband (a twin), Billy Jacobs, Colin Robinson, Victor Stephenson, Tony (Nugget) Norris, Anthony Woods, Brian Husband (other twin) and Robert Jackson of the Keepers cottages Kilton at that time.

Image from a compilation by Derick Pearson, who also supplied the names.

Carlin How Square 1950’s

This is a nice photograph of Carlin How Square in the early 1950s. Notice all the telephone wires going to the large chimney stack on the centre house rather than to the lamp-post as today. Also note the bus stand on the left where everyone used to catch the bus Loftus / Whitby Bound. The bus on the right is marked Workmen, it is obviously the day shift ending time from Skinningrove works. Note also what was called Cunningham’s house in the centre of the junction at that time. Joan Jemson tells us: ”I remember when we lived at East Loftus about this time a ’works return’ for dad used to be 3d a day, what’s that in today’s money less than 2p?”

Image and primary caption courtesy of Derick Pearson and many thanks Joan Jemson for the update.

Stanghow

Stanghow

Nice photo with the mine in the background asking for the date and details…

Eric Johnson informs us: ”in the centre of the photo, can be seen the calcining kilns and materials hoist. The 3 kilns were originally on the island of RAASAY in the Inner Hebrides, dismantled in about 1943, each part carefully numbered and loaded into ships. One local man John Macleod was killed in the hold when the sling broke. The kilns were taken to Lingdale and re-erected shortly afterwards, photo from about 1950.” Thanks to Eric for the information.
(photo courtesy of Cleveland Ironstone Mining Museum)