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The Sands

The Sands

Donkey rides obviously featured as part of the regular Sandsend beach scene. Today they are a fast vanishing past-time for beach users. Perhaps the horseman is seeking direction?

Sandsend from the beach

Sandsend from the beach

Again a very quiet beach scene, with bathing tents rather than the normal huts. Possibly early 20th century, biut if anybody can advise we will amend.

East Row from the beach

East Row from the beach

With at least one bathing hut in this view we have an indication that it probably dates from late 19th century. A calm day even the reflections of the model sailing boats are clear seen.

East Row

East Row

The horse and cart in the middle of this view give a telling indication of the quietness of the scene presented. No vehicles rushing to get over the bridge as can be seen today.

Sandsend from Lythe Bank

Sandsend from Lythe Bank

The view from above Sandsend railway station shows clearly the Sandsend Hotel in the centre; whilst beyond can be seen the road and rail track proceeding towards Whitby.

Sandsend and Kettleness Nab

Sandsend and Kettleness Nab

A view showing the end of Dunsley Lane and viewing Sandsend front and Kettleness point. The railway engine shed today being rapidly replaced with stone built houses, is well seperated from the road to Whitby by substantial wooden board fencing. overlooked

Sandsend

Sandsend

This view is of East Row with the white painted Hart Inn in the centre of the image. St Mary’s Church and Whitby Abbey can be seen in the far background.

Kettleness Point

Kettleness Point

The point is in the background, of greater interest is the range of buildings on the left. This is the Sandsend Alum house, long since demolished to be replaced by a carpark and range of garages huddled under the former railway banking.

The Valley, Sandsend.

The Valley, Sandsend.

This is the first in a series of twelve postcards of Sandsend from early in the 20th century. This view shows an area much changed today, some of the buildings in the centre have long gone to be replaced with a gravelled parking area.

Gallihowe 1932

Gallihowe 1932

Mrs Wilkinson had written on this photograph, that these houses may have been built for the alum managers, now tell me where they were? A hint – this may be the location of Rawcliffe (Rockcliffe) Cottages, situated above Rockcliffe farm, near Street Houses and demolished pre Second World War. Could anybody assist in identifying the residents of the cottages? Following researches the Archive has discovered that in 1939; Elizabeth Nicholson who was born in 1857 was living at Gallihowe Farm and George Nicholson was living at No. 1 Street Houses.

Image courtesy of Mrs E. Wilkinson (via Keith Bowers).