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View from the Bridge

View from the Bridge

Reliable Series postcard view probably taken from the Halfpenny Bridge, despite the title applied as “from the Viaduct”!
Image courtesy of Kim Whalley

Highcliffe

Highcliffe

Another Frith’s postcard,tinted again, showing a hill uncluttered with trees and long before the building of the expanse of Guisborough as seen today.
Image courtesy of Kim Whalley.

The Priory Guisborough

The Priory Guisborough

This Wrench Series postcard view of the Priory is again beautifully tinted and is believed to date from the early 20th Century.
Image courtesy of Kim Whalley.

Rifts Wood

Reliable Series obviously liked the green woodlands at Saltburn, unfortunately as an unused postcard dating is more imprecise; however with the card being hand-tinted in style it is probably from the early 1900s.
Image courtesy of Kim Whalley.

Skelton Castle

Skelton Castle

This hand tinted view in the Phoenix Series by Britain and Wright of Skelton Castle is postmarked 1910; Skelton Castle was for many years a ‘must see’ view, featuring in many scenic views of the Saltburn and Skelton area. The present castle was built in 1788 to replace the previous Norman castle and originally the home of the de Brus family to a design by Sir John Soane  for the then estate owner John Hall-Stevenson; who changed his name to Wharton in the same year (probably at the suggestion of his rich aunt Margaret Wharton whose estate he inherited in 1791.

Image courtesy of Peter Appleton, Tina Dowey and Kim Whalley and additional information courtesy of Bill Danby ”History of Skelton in Cleveland”.

Saltburn Pier

Saltburn Pier

A Reliable Series postcard shows a tinted view of the pier with two separate buildings on the landward end, can anybody assist with possible date? Callum Duff gives us the answer: ”These rectangular buildings replaced the original octagonal structures around 1895. The pier was breached by SS Ovenbeg in 1924 so the photograph was taken between these two dates. In 1925, a theatre was built between the two buildings so that the pier could continue as an attraction whilst being repaired.”

Image courtesy of Kim Whalley and many thanks to Callum for the update.

Newport Road Bridge

Newport Road Bridge

This St Alban’s Series postcard of Newport Bridge is possibly mid 20th Century, It was opened by the Duke and Duchess of York (King George VI & Queen Elizabeth) on 28th of February 1934; the bridge was last raised in November 1990. Mark T tells us: ”The last lift, is featured on youtube .” However Russ Pigott informs us: ”This cannot be the last lift as there still looks to be a lot of wharves in what looks like the ironmasters district. These had long gone by the early 1990s.” This image of the bridge in a raised position is prior to this final lift as Russ advises.
Image courtesy of Kim Whalley and thanks to Mark for that information. Thanks also to Russ for the better definition of a possible date.

1905 Guisborough Market Cross

1905 Guisborough Market Cross

A Frith’s postcard from 1905 of Guisborough Market Cross. Jacksons Boot Shop and other properties were demolished in the early 1960s, to widen the road.

Image courtesy of Kim Whalley.

Guisborough Priory

Guisborough Priory

This Phoenix Series postcard by Brittain & Wright of Stockton of the Priory is wonderfully tinted, we cannot date by postmark as it is unused; it will however be pre World Ward I. Interestingly it was printed in Saxony (Germany).
Image courtesy of Kim Whalley.

Marske Mill Viaduct

Marske Mill Viaduct

A Jackson & Sons Grimsby tinted postcard view of the railway viaduct, close to the former Marske Mill, is undated. Possibly from the early 1900s..
Image courtesy of Kim Whalley