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Alum House, Hummersea

Alum House, Hummersea

A different view of the Alum House at Hummersea, obviously this building as it became more derelict attracted the Victorian and post Victorian photographers. ”Gothic” buildings attracted considerable interest in the early part of the twentieth century, hence the frequency of images of some buildings or scenes. Mary Bielby who kindly supplied this postcard tells us: ”Our family received this card from Mrs Lincoln (a family friend) whilst in North Ormesby Hospital (another building also sadly disappeared) whilst she recovered, but she could not spell our name correctly”.

Image courtesy of Mary Bielby and the update.

High Street, Loftus

High Street, Loftus

This view of the High Street, from the end of Arlington Street. Shows two ladies viewing the shop window, whilst possibly preparing to push the pram up to the Market Place. With the weight of prams in those days, a good push!

Image courtesy of Mary Bielby

Claphow Bridges

Claphow Bridges

It must have been a wet walk that day, judging by the dress of the miners and the shining road. We asked ”More importantly can anybody identify the men?” and Paula Miller now tells us ”This is the Moody brothers of Lingdale”.

Image courtesy of Jeff Templeman and many thanks to Paula Miller for that update.

North Skelton School – Infants Class – 1905

North Skelton School the site of learning for the inhabitants of North Skelton (most of whom were involved with the ironstone mine) was used until the 1960s. It then finally became Bettahome DIY Shop, sadly it is now a collection of storage units and an instrument shop! We have no names for any of the people in the image, can we have some help?

Image courtesy of Jeff Templeman.

Flower Parade – Vaughan Street – 1910/11

Flower Parade - Vaughan Street - 1910/11

The title of this image sums up all the information we have on this scene. Can somebody out there assist, with why or possibly any of the participants?

Image courtesy of Jeff Templeman

Man and two children

Man and two children

How proud he looks with presumeably his children on his knee. We are unsure as to whether itis girl and boy or two of either? Can you help?

Image kindly loaned by Michael Garbutt

House – Slaters Bank?

House

We think this house is located on Slaters Bank, but would welcome a positive identification.

Image kindly loaned by Michael Garbutt

Marske Mill from above

Marske Mill from above

An aerial view of Marske Mill, possibly taken from the viaduct beneath which it used to shelter. Demolished in the early 1970s, attempts have now been made to indicate the previous existence of the mill of which only small traces can now be viewed of the original mill walls. No evidence remains of the red brick Victorian farm-house which once graced the site. We now know that the picture was taken from a train driven by over the viaduct pre 1952 by the engine driver on a box Brownie camera. Callum Duff advises: ”The house to the right of the mill was built by the railway as the Superintendent or custodian of the Viaduct’s house. It wasn’t excavated as part of the Marske Mill archaeological dig of 1986/7 because it wasn’t deemed to be of any archeological interest. I know this because I asked Cleveland County archaeologists this question when I worked for them in 1991.”

Image courtesy of Owen Rooks who also kindly supplied the information, his father being the engine driver. Also thanks to Callum for the update.

Two gents and dog sitting on tree

Two gents and dog sitting on tree

ais this a father and son scene or friends out in the wood? In ”pursuit of game?”, maybe. Any assistance in name and placing the image would be welcomed.The

Image kindly loaned by Michael Garbutt

Young girl in a chair

Young girl in a chair

Image kindly loaned by Michael Garbutt