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Loftus County Modern Hockey team, 1961 is the date and I can see Alison Belnkinsop, next to Vera Shaw on the front row. Now ladies name yourselves please!

Back row: Dorothy Collins, ??, Josephine Golding, Christine Ebbs, Mrs Elsie Clark (teacher).

Front row: ??, ??, Hillary Templeman, Vera Shaw, Allison Blenkinsop, Eileen Chadwick,Jeannette McMaster, ??.

Many thanks go to Pat Bennison for the loan of the photo; also thanks to Eileen Bateman (nee Chadwick), Norman Patton and Helen Cook Fowle) for the updates.

Skinningrove School

Skinningrove School

Again I need help, I know the teacher is Mrs McGingle and I know I can see Michael Yeoman seated at the front, after that I am stuck can you fill in any of the names. Please, pretty please.

Back row: Richard Smithies, ??, John Young, Mike Hallams, ??, Ronnie Cook, ??, ??, ??, ??, ??, Brian Locker.

Middle row: ??, Jean Whellam, Sheila Austin, ??, Margaret Welford, Elaine Cornforth, ??, Pat Rowlings?, ??, ??.

Front row: Valerie Taylor?, ??, Jean Bosomworth, ??, ??, Miss McGingle, Isabel Tyreman?, ??, Pat Harcourt, Joyce or Jean Pearson.

Front seated: Barry Husband, Joe Pearson, Michael (Pussy) Yeoman, Cyril Libby.

Photo courtesy of Pat Bennison and thanks to Barbara, Bob Doe and Derick for the updates..

Convalescent Home

Convalescent Home

Yes I know it’s Redcar but where in Redcar? A lovely photo loaned to us by Pat Bennison.

Image courtesy of Pat Bennison.

 

Sandsend

Sandsend

We did not know the date of this photo, but realised it was the building of the railway and station. Geoff Patton advised us: ” Looking at the block of houses on what would be the beach, now; I heard these were bombed flat during one of the wars. I’d guess the railway station was built mid 19th century.” This made us research further and have found that the station at Sandsend opend 3rd December 1883, thus this image is prior to that date, possibly 1882. We will research further.

Once again thanks go to Pat Bennison for the photograph and many thanks to Geoff Patton for his update.

Cooling Off.

Cooling Off.

Near Loftus viaduct is the caption and a long time ago by the look of the clothes worn by the boys, can you date it?

Photo courtesy of Pat Bennison

All Smiles

All Smiles

I would have a guess that these men are queueing for their pay at the end of a long hard week down the mine at Lingdale, as they appear to be holding their ”Off Taks”. We asked for help with identification of the miners and Bill Danby tells us: ”My brother in law, Frank Holmes, now aged 88, is the handsome young man far Right. He worked at Lingdale mine for some years. He  was a Deputy when it closed and transferred to North Skelton mine where he worked until the closure of that mine and was the last Deputy out in 1964. He can identify some of the others:- The miner next to him is Jim Pearson. The one 4th from Right with his hand in his pocket is George “Dacker” Neal. The man in the centre with his back to the camera is Bernard “Bish” Swinburne. The miner 8th from the Right in the dark coat is Jack Armstrong. Standing in front of him is Ted Porritt. Behind Ted, [you can just see the top half of his head], is Eric Hatfield, who appears on your recent photograph entitled “I wonder where the next one is coming from”.  Frank recalls that Eric was a good cricketer and once took all ten wickets for Skelton Castle. All the miners named lived in Lingdale. Franks says that the photograph was taken some time prior to the last pay day.”
Image courtesy of George Pearson and many thanks to Bill for the update.

Remembrance Day Ceremony Loftus

Remembrance Day Ceremony Loftus c.1924

A well attended Remembrance Day Service, believed to be 1924. Note the numbers of gentlemen wearing medals, World War I was still vivid in the memories of all those attending.
Image courtesy of Joyce Hore.

Brunswick Street, Whitby

Brunswick Street, Whitby

This postcard view of the corner today is little changed, although the end is a one way street, the buildings all remain, Except that the Church at the top of the Photo on Flowergate has lost it’s Tower. And I would not recommend standing in the middle of the road! David Richardson tells us: ”The brick building on the right in the foreground was partially demolished to allow the junction between Brunswick St and Bagdale Rd to be widened.”
Image courtesy of Ken Johnson and many thanks to David for the update.

Lingdale Mine Bricks

Lingdale Mine Bricks

A sideline at Lingdale Mine was the manufacture of bricks made from the waste shale. In the photo piles of bricks are stacked at the right hand side, with pallets of bricks being hoisted and lowered by the rope hoist system in the Photo. Down into the rail wagons below.
An excellent description of the plant and it’s working is given in Simon Chapman’s Book “Lingdale Mine”.
Image courtesy of George Pearson.

Runswick Village

Runswick Village

A delightful postcard view of Runswick Bay.
Image courtesy of Ken Johnson