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Scaling Mill

Scaling Mill

I don’t think it’s still standing but in 1946 it was for sale, all 32 acres of it with the house standing by the side of the swift running mill stream and adjoining a series of waterfalls, at the end of the house is the old water wheel. This had it’s own water supply piped from a spring situated on high ground, another property on a Lady Day tenancy of £38 per annum. Today a weir and mill race running towards the mill can still be easily identified, but the actual location of mill is little more that a few foundations now.

Stuart Grey told us: ”In the early 1970s, I explored the remains of Scaling mill and took photographs of the remaining water mill mechanism. The “pit wheel”, the “great spur” and the  shafts for the “stone nuts” which actually turned the “mill stones”; all made out of wood were still in good condition. Outside in the stream standing against the wall of the mill,there was still  part of the actual waterwheel; although only the metal framework.” Carole Popham tells us ”My grandparents, Ben and Betty Barry used to farm here. I remember visiting late fifties/early sixties. I went back last year for the first time since then and was sad to see that there was virtually nothing left but did find some bricks from the old dairy. As a child it was a wonderful place to visit but there was no lighting in the house and life must have been quite hard for my grandparents.”

Thanks go to Mrs Waton for sharing the catalogue with us also thanks to Stuart and Carole for the updates.

Another Terrace for sale

Another Terrace for sale

Morehead Terrace, Easington (across the Grinkle Lane/Whitby Road junction); this time, consisting of three cottages. Corner Cottage, sold for £460 and wow it had electric light. The next cottage also had electric light, but water was still obtained from the fountain across the road. The last on the terrace (no 1 Morehead Terrace) was the police house; occupied by Constable Clarkson, mains electric lighting but no running water.

Thanks go to Mrs Waton for loaning us the catalogue for the disposal sale of the Grinkle Park estate.

 

Robin Hood’s Bay

Robin Hood's Bay

What a lovely early postcard loaned to us by Tina Dowey of a very pretty village loved by all who visit it.

Commondale School

Commondale School

A lovely Tom Watson postcard view of all the children outside Commondale School for this photograph; it would seem a lot of children for such a small village; but there was a thriving brickworks in the valley in the late 19th and early 20th century. What date do you think it was taken.

A lovely Tom Watson postcard loaned to us by Tina Dowey.

Is This You?

Is This You?

A photo loaned to us by Eileen Hicks but we don’t know the girl on the horse do you? Now known to have been taken at the rear of the Golden Lion. Tony Shaw believes: ” The man in the centre foreground is my grandad (Stimmy) James shaw?” Can anybody assist with a possible date?

Stan Binks tells us: ”The girl on the horse looks like Alice Bennett stepdaughter of Thomas Harry Binks [front centre].Thomas Harry Binks was head horseman for the Co op.The horse was called Boxer and belonged to Loftus Co op.”

Thanks to Tony and Stan for those updates.

Saltburn Pier – February 1972

Saltburn Pier - February 1972

Thanks to Owen Rooks for this photo that he took of Saltburn pier on a lovely clear February day in 1972.

Huntcliff – February 1972

Huntcliff, Feb 1972

This view over the beck to the Ship Inn and Huntcliff was taken by Owen in February, 1972.

Halfpenny Bridge, Feb 1972

Halfpenny Bridge, Feb 1972

Thanks to Owen Rook for this photograph of the Halfpenny Bridge that he took in February, 1972.

Halfpenny Bridge

Halfpenny Bridge

Thanks to Owen for this photograph of the Halfpenny Bridge; again in February 1972, looking downstream.  The roof of the toll cottage can just be seen at the far end of the bridge.

Saltburn Viaduct

Saltburn Viaduct

An image of the railway viaduct which spans the valley close to the site of Marske Mill. Taken in February 1972.
Image courtesy of Owen Rooks.