Hinderwell Church

This view of St. Hilda’s Church, Hinderwell is from a card was posted in Whitby on 14th March, 1905 and is believed to have been produced by Tom Watson of Lythe.

Image courtesy of Beryl Morris.

The Mill, Hinderwell

This image Hinderwell wind mill is from a Tom Watson of Lythe post card, un-post marked we are unsure of the precise date. The mill was built in 1820 by Isaac Moon who was also miller at the Dalehouse water mill, it stood seven storeys high and powered by four sails.  In 1870 a steam engine was installed to help power the mill.  Villagers used to hold dances on the mill floor and it was dismantled in  1915. The mill is marked on old maps  and was behind the High Street, to the south west, between the road and the railway. It would have been close to where the Serenity Camp Site is now.

Image courtesy of Beryl Morris, Maurice Grayson and Olive Bennett.


A very different view of the road everybody assumes is Station Road (it originally lead to Hinderwell Station – now sadly gone) but in reality is Brown’s Terrace.  The corner visible to the right of this view adjoins the A174 as you drive through Hinderwell towards Whitby, just beyond the war memorial and Runswick Lane.  The station site is now small industrial units. Sheila Roots advises: ”The little boy in the sailor suit is my father – William Harrison who lived at 4 Brown’s Terrace. I think the other boy is called Jack and they are sitting at the top of the lane leading to Brown’s Terrace. My brother and I used to stand on the bridge and watch the trains go underneath.”

Image courtesy of Beryl Morris (from a postcard published by Tom Watson, Lythe) and Sheila Roots for the update.

Staithes Boys, July 1936

Staithes Boys, July 1936

This photograph was taken on the lifeboat slip at Staithes was taken in July 1936.  The boys in the photo are:

Gordon Crooks, James Thompson, Harry Hall, Brownie Theaker, Alf Pearson, Walter Hall, Dennis Theaker, Teddy Theaker, Joe Theaker, Frank Johnson, Frank Theaker, Dennis Parkinson, James Laverick  and Jeff Verrill.

Thanks to Dorothy Gilbert for the photo and information.

Parade in Brotton, 1908

This photograph of a parade with the North Yorkshire and Cleveland Miners’ Union banner down Brotton High Street in 1908, shows the No.1 Faithful Lodge (Brotton). The original image came to the Archive in 2010, however gthe Archive is indebted to Chris Twigg for the provison of a much improved image. It is interesting to note that the building which presently houses the Fine Food Outlet, Handy Pearson (Property Services and R. A. Howard & Sons is incomplete; otherwise the High Street buildings remain very similar to this day.

Image and information courtesy of Mrs. L. Johnson and Chris Twigg.

"The Daily Herald"

Mrs. Rebecca Tindall won first prize in this outfit at a Labour Party Rally (we think) in about 1926.  The Daily Herald was a Labour paper.  Her husband, Mr. Charles Laurence Tindall, founded the Labour Party in Loftus.

Thanks to Mrs. L. Johnson for the photo and information.

Redcar High Street 1908

Redcar High Street 1908

It’s thanks to Bill Danby for this photo and the information given on the one ’Redcar Decorated’.

General French

General French

Once again I say thank you to Bill Danby for this memorable post card of the camp in Redcar in1908

The"Terriers" Arrive


1909 when once again the Territorial Soldiers arrive at Redcar station for the annual camp.
(photo courtesy of Bill Danby)

Boagey’s shop Redcar

Boagey’s shop Redcar

This view of Boagey’s shop in Redcar is much changed from the present day situation on the corner of Millbank Terrace in Redcar, at the junction with Station Road and Coatham Road. The shop front has changed and is now Chef Pizzeria, but the ironwork has not been lost and is now stored at Kirkleatham Museum.

Thanks to Fred Brunskill for that update.

Thanks to Mark T for the definitive suggestion and to Owen Rooks for getting in touch to confirm that it is definitely Redcar. Owen referred us to Evening  Gazette ”Remember When” of July 2010, where he found ’Then and Now’ photos of this end of Station Road.