Recent Comments

Archives

Cleveland

Cleveland

A lovely postcard loaned to us by Joyce Dobson, showng Saltburn, Redcar, Giusborough and Staithes.

Lovely View

Lovely View

Looking over to Upton Cottages and Street house Farm, in the background the Church and village of Easington is clearly visible. Interestingly enough the area in the foreground is where the Saxon Princess excavations were conducted. Thanks again to Eric Johnson for the loan of the photo and the updates.

Heave!

Heave!

Loftus tug of war team May 1981 at the King George playing field Guisborough.

Team from left to right: John Garner, Joe Cook, ??, Rob Spoor, ??, Leo Bowman, Dave Harris, ??.

Thanks to Terry Clarke for the names to date, can you name any of remaining members?

Oooops!

Oooops!

What more can I say about this photo?  It’s all written there, even the photographers name.

(image courtesy of  Kathleen Hicks)

Awa Maru

Awa Maru

The Redcar lifeboat was called out to the Awa Maru on 27 December 1906, and was credited with saving 29 lives. The rescue is recorded on the honours board at the top of the stairs of the lifeboat station.

Fred Brunskill tells us: ”As was normal procedure in those days, many of the local fishermen would go off and contact the master to help with getting the ships afloat again. Many did and on this occasion the master gave a couple of framed Japanese prints in appreciation. They are still on show at the Zetland Lifeboat Museum.”

Thanks to Redcar Lifeboat Station for the updates and also to Fred for the additional information.

 

 

Awa Maru

Awa Maru

Fred Brunskill tells us: ”This is the Japanese liner the ‘Awa Maru’ Built in 1899 she came aground on Westscar and was there for 18 days before being refloated. Her crew of 112 were all saved by the Redcar lifeboat men. She continued in service until being scrapped in 1930.”

Thanks to Fred for the update.

Awa Maru Crew

Awa Maru Crew

Not a very happy looking crew but I suppose after being shipwrecked in a strange country they have no reason to look happy.
(photo courtesy of Fred Brunskill)

Awa Maru

Awa Maru

Another photo from Fred Brunskill, these three Redcar  men are Left to right Thomas Hood Picknett, Will Raine and Thomas Bilton Picknett.
They gave first aid to some of the injured crew of the Awa Maru. Ian Bushell tells us: ”My Grandfather, William John Weatherill BOAGEY and his brother Leslie befriended one of the crew of the Awa Maru. The crewmember lodged with the family until the ship was towed off the rocks and continued to send postcards from around the world. Crew members name as far as I can make out was K Uematsu.

Thanks to Ian for that update.

Clydesdale 1909

Clydesdale 1909

Another one named but again not where it grounded, HELP.

Lemberg

Lemberg

The steamship Lemberg ran aground during the night in the blackout on December 16th 1914. She was later refloated. Fred Brunskill.