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Liverton Mine

Liverton Mine

A Skilbeck postcard of Liverton Mine, sunk by the New London Company about 1871  and closing in 1923, the eventual owners were Cargo Fleet Iron Co. Southbank. This answers the question, why Liverton Mines was often referred to as New London.

Marske

Marske

Now this view has changed although the Ship Inn is still there Marske looks very different today. The photo is dated about 1910

About 1900

About 1900

Guisborough about 1900, still looks about the same in that part of the town.

Whitby

Whitby

This card is from Peacock ’Autochrom’ Regd., The pictorial Stationery Co. Ltd., London.  A paddle steamer can be seen in the harbour in the view of the East Cliff.  The view from Larpool must have been taken from the railway viaduct.

Thanks to Tina Dowey for the image.

Whitby Harbour

Whitby Harbour

This view of the harbour, Whitby, is one from E.T.W.Dennis & Son, Ltd., London & Scarborough.  Was it taken in the early sixties?  If it had been posted it would have required a tuppence ha’penny stamp (1p).

Image courtesy of Tina Dowey.

From the Royal Hotel

From the Royal Hotel

I can’t quite make out the name of the artist who painted this view of Whitby Abbey and cliffs from the Royal Hotel.  The card was posted in December, 1906.

Image courtesy of Tina Dowey.

Whitby Abbey

Whitby Abbey

This card, showing a view of Whitby Abbey, is one of the Storefield Series from West Hartlepool. 

Image courtesy of Tina Dowey.

St Mary’s Church, Whitby

St Mary's Church, Whitby

This view of St. Mary’s Church is one of the Valentine’s Series; the card was posted in 1912. A sight familiar to all who have clambered up the 199 steps at Whitby.

Image courtesy of Tina Dowey.

Church Steps, Whitby

Church Steps, Whitby

This view of the harbour entrance from the church steps dates from before 1912 when the pier extensions were built.

Image courtesy of Tina Dowey.

Honoria

Honoria

The Honoria beached in 1901 at Marske, three Redcar fisherman drowned in attempting to rescue the crew of this steam trawler.

Fred Brunskill advises: ”The ‘Honoria’ was aground and four of the local Picknett family were amongst the seven aboard their coble which had set out to assist the stricken boat. Longtime serving lifeboatman Thomas Hood Picknett was very lucky to survive as their boat was overturned as it was caught up in rocket lines.. On that fateful day, Thomas lost his two sons, John and Edmund and also his brother Richard.”

Thanks to Fred Brunskill for the update.