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Honoria – 1901

Honoria – 1901

Honoria H325 which went aground off Redcar 9th January 1901. Fred Brunskill advises: ”Richard, himself the past coxswain of the ‘Emma’ lifeboat was one of seven of the Picknett family to be in their coble as they tried to assist the Honoria. Tragically Richard and his his two nephews were drowned that day. The above photo shows the Honoria and the RNLI lifeboat “Brothers”.”

Thanks to Derick Pearson, supplemented by the Redcar Shipwrecks list and to Fred and Sue Bishop for the updates.

Saxon Prince

Saxon Prince

Fred Brunskill tells us: ”The Saxon Prince was a wooden hulled paddle tug from North Sheilds. Built in 1874 she had a twin cylinder steam engine and a crew of four.
In July 1907 she was towing a lighter when she ran aground in fog and was left stranded…Local boatowners ferried out hundreds of people as she became a tourist attraction for the town. She sustained severe damage and eventually was broken up.”

Thanks to Fred Brunskill and the wreck is confirmed in Redcar Ship Wrecks.

Lost

Lost

Not the way to Skinningrove a United bus in the woods at the bottom of Mill Bank.
(photo courtesy of Eric Johnson.)

Down In The Woods

Down In The Woods

Another of Eric Johnson’s photo’s showing a bus where a bus shouldn’t be. In the wood at the bottom of Mill Bank. We understand the unfortunate driver was called Paul (Sprag) Hart from Loftus; the brakes failed on the bus and so failed to negotiate the hair-pin bend on Carlin How bank. The bus ended up down the bank side. Two hours later Paul was back in the driving seat after crawling back up the bank, his only injury were cuts to the inside of his mouth sustained from the broken glass. Today the crash barrier would prevent such an incident occurring.

Thanks to Terry Clark and Mr Bint for the updates.

Strike Up The Band

Strike Up The Band

Loftus County Modern School Band taken in 1963-64 and believed to be linked to the 5oth Jubilee of the Working Men’s Club in Carlin How outside which it was taken or possibly a Carlin How Gala, do you recognise anyone? Alan Walker tells us: ”Keith Ferguson (trombone), Keith Steyart (tenor horn), Peter Smith (baritone), Neville Rogerson (euphonium), Richard Shippey. Possibly Allan Walker (tenor horn), Barry Winspear (trombone), Kenneth Wilkinson (tenor horn), Mick Morrison (cornet), Eric Trembath (flugel horn), Richard Webster (bass).”

Photograph courtesy of Eric Johnson and thanks to Barbara McBurney, Alan Walker and Neville Rogerson for the updates.

Mine Re-opens

Mine Re-opens

1939, Sorting shale from ironstone on the large convetor belt at Loftus where the ironstone mine re-opened after being closed since last August. This will mean employment for several hundred men, the ore extracted will be supplied to Skinningrove Iron works where 2 addition calcing kilns are ti be re-lighted. The second picture is the first load up at Loftus.

Girls Whitby

Girls Whitby

Busy working on the fish quay.
(photo courtesy of Joyce Dobson)

Champions

Champions

Loftus cricket team were the champions of the league in 1936.

Players standing: C. Watson (scorer), J. Rowland (umpire), J Garbutt, L. Carter, N. Carter, T. Collidge, F. Binks, W. Husband (umpire)

Seated R. King, B. Robinson, W.F. Robinson (captain), E. Colbeck, H. Varty.

Front:- T. Robinson, J. Watson.

After Emma Wright told us: ”W F Robinson was my great grandad”, Pamela Mcvay told us: ”I am Emma’s auntie and W.F (Wilf ) Robinson was my grandad, and T (Tom) Robinson was his brother. Wilf also used to look after the Cricket field and my nanna (Ethel ) used to make the cricket teas.” Carol Barwick told us : ”And I used to ride on the cricket field grass cutter with him, they lived next door at Hillcrest.”

Many thanks to Emma, Pamela and Carol for the updates.

Lighting Up

Lighting Up

The caption tells all.
(photo courtesy Joyce Dobson)

Cat Nab to Old Saltburn

Cat Nab to Old Saltburn

A different view of Saltburn a photo loaned to us by Joyce Dobson.