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Carlin How Methodists

Neil Suckling tells us this photo has his great grandfather ’Alfred William Suckling ’(a Ranter preacher in the Loftus Staithes circuit) top row left wearing a flat cap and sporting a beard standing next to him is Leslie Nicholson.  Do you know anyone else on the photo?
Alf moved to Brotton in the 1870’s from Kings Lynn with his two brothers.

Carnival

Carnival

Another photo of Staithes carnival showing Margaret Suckling (nee Verrill) her brother Johnny and her sister Sarah Hannah Cole (nee Suckling), Harold Armstrong is the ’Duke Of Wellington, many will remember him as fisherman and coxswain of the Runswick Bay Lifeboat. Thanks go to Neil Suckling for the photo and the information.

Staithes Carnival

Staithes Carnival

Neil Suckling who loaned us this image thinks it maybe ’Fair Week’ in 1965, the last time they did a procession like this. He can identify: ”the lady front right, in the gold trimmed dress, is my grandma, Margaret Ward Suckling (nee Verrill)”. Can you recognise anyone there?

Patricia Taylor (nee Geraghty) tells us: ”This is the Staithes cast of ‘Romeo and Juliet’ which was performed one day during the carnival in the year this photo was taken – Beth Hicks is in costume at the front right of the picture. The balcony scene was delivered from the first floor of one of the buildings in the High Street.”

Phil Ransome suggests: ”It may be John Pearson in the red and blue tights!”.

Jackie Roe-Lawton tells us: ”Mrs Lowden, who used to sell toffee from her house steps (now known as Toffee Crackle House) is standing in front of the Pork Shop, wearing a white bonnet. She was blind in her later years, and looked after her granddaughter Felicia.”

Snapper also advises regarding people in the picture: ”I think Jeff Barker was dressed in purple, Doug Moss in red and blue leggings, Don Burns in the silver outfit and  Isaac Unthank on the stool in the door way.”

Image courtesy of Neil Suckling and thanks to Neil, Patricia Taylor, Philip Ransome, Jackie Roe-Lawton and Snapper for the updates. Especial thanks to Judith Somodi-Spence and Felicia Walker nee Lowden for their putting the record straight and many apologies from the Archive for incorrect reporting.

Goathland Station

Goathland Station

I know it isn’t an old photograph but the trains are old so it qualifies :-)
(photo courtesy of Joyce Dobson)

Glaisdale

A view of Glaisdale, but not as we know it! This postcard is dated 29th. January 1872. Eric Johnson tells us: ”an interesting view of the short-lived Glaisdale Ironworks. Three blast furnaces with barrow hoist can be seen, moving left the blast engine house with boiler chimney, then the trestle bridge of the mineral railway which ran up Glaisdale Rigg to ironstone quarries. The smaller chimney was part of the shaft sunk to the small seam. Like the Runswick Bay Ironworks was in the wrong place at the wrong time.

The ill-fated ”Paddy Waddell’s Railway” more properly known as The Cleveland Mineral Extension Railway was originally intended to join this Ironworks at Glaisdale to the Teesside furnaces, the rest is history.

Image courtesy of Olive Bennett & Joyce Dobson and thanks to Eric Johnson for the update.

Afrikander

Afrikander

Afrikander grounded at Redcar. Fred Brunskill advises: ”The large steamship ’Africander’ came ashore January 1892. Local folk were employed to lighten her load (hence the horses and carts)and she was refloated within a week.”

Thanks to Derick Pearson and Fred Brunskill for updates.

1951 – Zetland Juniors – Class 7

At last a dated photo and all the names to go with it.

Back row:- Derek Roe, David Robinson, Tony Main, Alan Jackson, John Bennet, Keith Mortimer, Norman Patton, Tony Hardy, Dave Smith, Donald Burdon, John Temple, Les Armstrong, Alan England.

Middle row:- Michael Dadd, Peter Kitchener, Margaret Verrill, Hazel Laverick, Mary Dale, Brian Winspear, Ron Allinson, Ray Harrison, Norma Grainger, June Lines, Carol Pascoe, Eric Lancaster, Kenneth Fawcett.

Front row:- Pam Dobson, Kathleen Grant, Anne Jefferson, Sheila Verrill, Heather Woodall, Judith Dean, Jacqueline Duncan,Valerie Tate, Doreen Eddis, Eileen Benson, Mary Shaw.

Image courtesy of  Marian Toulson and many thanks to Sheila Harris (nee Potts) for the update.

Peace again 1918

Peace again 1918

These images show a crowded Loftus Market Place and Zetland Road celebrating the end of the first World War.

Birhold – 1899

Birhold – 1899

Birhold – a sailing ship – grounded at Redcar 1899.

Thanks to Derick Pearson for the update.

Birhold 1899

Birhold 1899

Another view of the Birhold, known to have beached at Redcar in 1899.