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Sorry Mate

Sorry Mate

I wonder if that is what the captian of the ship ’Gaslight ’said in February 1934 when it went into the starboard side of the bridge deck of S.S. Skinningrove at Middlesbrough docks.

Mill Bank Park

Mill Bank Park

A piece of land on Mill Bank was let for a nominal fee by the Marquiss of Zetland and the park was made by 80 volunteers from the Loftus West Road Social Centre, one of the schemes for relieving the monotomy of the unemployed, transforming 3 acres of wooded land into a beauty spot, the park and children’s recreation ground is hoped to have swings, a sand pit and other attractions.

Mine Barrow

Mine Barrow

About 1914 when this photo was taken with a mine barrow waiting near the weigh cabin. Following the comment from Robert Silkstone, Eric tells us: ’At Skinningrove ironworks the term ”mine” refers to the ironstone carried in the barrows which came from the company’s Loftus mine, this stone was roasted in kilns and the calcined ironstone was taken from the kilns to the weigh machine cabin. Then weighed and the barrows hoisted to the furnace top, emptied and returned. Coke and limestone were also carried in the barrows, but they were always known as ”mine barrows”.’

Thanks again go to Eric Johnson for this photo and the updated information.

Stockyard

Stockyard

Skinningrove stockyard where the men are slinging angles, that’s what the caption said on this photograph.

Image courtesy of Eric Johnson.

Mr Edward Morgan

Mr Edward Morgan

This gentleman I am told is the source of many of the photo’s on this site. Thank you Mr Morgan, this photo taken inside Todd Point signal box. (photo courtesy of Eric Johnson)

Three Gentlemen In Waiting

Three Gentlemen In Waiting

Derek Ditchburn, Fred Bibby and Richard (Dick) Gittins are the three men leaning on the engine.
Photograph and name correction courtesy of Eric Johnson.

Saltburn Views

Saltburn Views

We now have two copies of this postcard with views of Saltburn, one posted on 11th August, 1914; the other 26th August 1916. Interestingly the second does not mention The Great War. Perhaps it was a refreshing change to admire the wonderful views of Saltburn.

Image courtesy of Tina Dowey and Iris Place.

Loftus Views

Loftus Views

There is a similar card to this on site already and I had to look closely to make sure that it wasn’t the same.  Some of the images on this one are different from those on the other.

Thanks to Tina for this card that was posted in 1913.

Interior, Easington Church

Interior, Easington Church

Thanks to Tina for this card showing the interior of Easington Church.  The card was posted in 1908.

Sandsend from the North

Sandsend from the North

This view of Sandsend must have been taken from a boat.  The alum house buildings can be seen on the site of the car park, and the railway viaducts and station are clearly shown. 

Thanks to Tina Dowey for this card by T.Watson, Lythe.