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Ship Ashore

Ship Ashore

This was the Freja Svea, weighing 97,000 tons and was grounded on the beach at Redcar just off Majouba Beach car park  on 1st March 1993.

Thanks to Derick Pearson for the update.

The Commercial Hotel, Hinderwell

The Commercial Hotel, Hinderwell

Now known as the Badger Hounds on Hinderwell High Street, this postcard image shows a High Street much quieter than today;but isn’t this one great with the boys and their metal hoops. The condition of the road surface indicates a time before buses and motor vehicles of any sort. Sandie Dowkes tells us: ”My great grandmother Rosa Robinson was the licensee of the Commercial Hotel in 1929 and her son Leonard a Frank Robinson ran a taxi service from there and was the first person to take a motor car down into Runswick Bay to bring out a sick lady to bring to hospital.”

Image courtesy of Maurice Grayson and Keith Bowers; many thanks to Sandie for the update.

The Barrass – Staithes

This is a view of Barrass House at the head of The Barrass; despite the mis-spelt title on the original image. A typical Staithes photograph and even if it wasn’t named lots would know where it was! Steve Fathers tells us: “This shows our cottage at the top of The Barrass, it is know as Barrass House. Any other images of the Barrass or our cottage would be most welcome?”

Image courtesy of Keith Bowers and thanks to Steve Fathers for the update.

199 Steps

199 Steps

Counted as always by the people who walk up them but, I think this shows the donkey track rather than the steps, but a lovely photograph never the less, loaned to us by Keith Bowers

Beggars Bridge

Beggars Bridge

Yes I know we have photo’s of this bridge but you must admit this one is rather lovely.
(photo courtesy of Keith Bowers)

Bullshead North Skelton

Still a public house today, the Bulls Head at North Skelton was together with North Skelton Club the social centres of the village. This photograph shows the Bulls Head all decorated, possibly to celebrate a Royal event; but what was the occasion?
Image courtesy of Keith Bowers.

Minus the Cod & Lobster – Staithes

Minus the Cod & Lobster - Staithes

Having asked for comments regarding this scene of the Cod & Lobster corner (but minus the Cod & Lobster!) the team were lead to believe it to be a view after the tidal wave which swept the east coast in 1953, but even so are unsure. The image has always been blurred and the style of dress could be from that time or an earlier period. Any anybody else assist?

Image courtesy of Keith Bowers and thanks to John, Yvonne and Paula for their updates.

Whitby East Cliff

Whitby East Cliff

What a lovely sight a paddle steamer in Whitby harbour and how far the houses go round the cliff.

Thanks again to Keith Bowers for the loan of the photo.

Whitby Drawbridge

Whitby Drawbridge

An unusual photograph of Whitby bridge and pre 1909, before the swing bridge was built. The buildings on the right of the view, known as ”Boot’s corner” were demolished in 1975 as part of a road widening scheme.
Image courtesy of Joyce Dobson & Keith Bowers.