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Easington Post Office

Easington Post Office

A carefully arranged viewing of a group outside Easington Post Office, when it was the first property on Lambert Terrace. Didn’t it flourish for a period as a shop?
Image courtesy of Joyce Dobson & Keith Bowers and many thanks to Pamela for that update.

Derailment Liverton Mines Viaduct 1909

Derailment Liverton Mines Viaduct 1909

A further image of the 1909 derailment on the Liverton Viaduct showing how the N.E.R. overcame the problems that accidents caused to its passenger timetable. Drawn up close to the head of the accident (on the Loftus side) is a commuter train.  The passengers from a Whitby-bound train can be seen walking along the trackbed, some with small children, to board the commuter train, which will then take them on the rest of their journey. Simon Chapman tells us: ”The accident occurred in 1909 and the wagons involved were fairly new. Unusually for mineral wagons they had continuous (air) brakes and were being used on trains between Liverton Mines and Cargo Fleet Works.” We understand: ”The crane appears to be a Cowans Sheldon 15-tonner. I think it’s likely to have been either CME 1 or CME 2 which were built in 1893 for the NER.”

Image courtesy of Joyce Dobson & Keith Bowers, many thanks to Simon Chapman and the Breakdown Crane Association for additional information.

The Knot Is Tied

The Knot Is Tied

In the church at Liverton, Anthony and Doreen made their vows.
Photograph/cutting loaned to us by Loftus Youth Club.

Methodist Marriage

Methodist Marriage

Deepdale Methodist chapel was the venue for this wedding between Thomas and Margaret.
Another cutting kindly loaned to us by Loftus Youth Club.

Thorpe from Raw

Thorpe from Raw

The hamlet of Thorpe, looking towards Ravenscar.
Postcard courtesy of Joyce Dobson & Keith Bowers.

Laurel Inn

Laurel Inn

The Laurel Inn at Robin hoods bay, Does anyone know at what date Margaret Martin held the licence? Nicolas Jenni has advised: ”I have a watercolour painting of this view, dated 1894, and the licensee is shown as John Martin”. Further researches have now shown that John Martin was licensee until his death in 1899, Margaret Martin then became licensee and died in 1915.

Postcard courtesy of Joyce Dobson & Keith Bowers, many thanks to Nicolas Jenni for the update.

Thorpe

Thorpe

The hamlet of Thorpe with Robin Hoods Bay towards the sea.  A Tom Watson of Lythe postcard.

Courtesy of Joyce Dobson & Keith Bowers.

Three Beauties.

Three Beauties.

Judging must have been difficult as these three ladies posed for Miss Loftus. The winner was Doreen Magor on the left with Eileen Money next to her and Betty Shaw on the right.
Image courtesy of Loftus Youth Club.

Cammell’s Shop

A Bruce postcard view from 1904 showing how the story of ’A race between a camel and a lion’ came about. No doubt the owners revelled in the story as people would possibly travel to see this ”event” and hopefully patronise their shops! Norman Patton tells us: “Elizabeth Ann Hicks, who was the mother of Charles and William Hicks of Tees Street who were killed in action during World War I, was also my grandfather’s Mum. She was the daughter of a veterinary surgeon, Charles Cammell, who practiced at Sculcoates, a suburb of Hull. Her brother, also Charles Cammell was the owner of Cammell’s ’boutique’ shown above in Loftus Market Place. His wife, Albina, was his business partner and his sister my great-grandmother, was their assistant. My mother, Betty Patton and her sister Cath Winspear (formerly Watson) along with several other sisters also lived at 26 Tees street and were often used as ‘models’ for the ladies’ hats which their grandmother used to make at home.”
Image courtesy of Ann Wedgewood & Keith Bowers, thanks to Norman Patton for the update.

Former Footballer for Middlesbrough

Former Footballer for Middlesbrough

I remember him playing for Middlesbrough do you? Owen Rooks tells us: ”Derek could regularly be seen on the No 65 United bus travelling to and from the Boro..and that was when he was in the first team. Professional footballers earned pretty much the same as a lot of the fans who went to see them in those days…how times have changed!!” Keith Harrison tells us: ”As Derek travelled on the 65 bus he was friendly with my Auntie Minnie Harrison of Lax Street Carlin How who was a United bus conductress based as Loftus.   Derek was kind enough to get all the first team autographs for me in my first autograph album.   Sadly this book is no longer in my possession.” Fred Brown also tells us: ”Similarly, one of his teammates, Derek Stonehouse who played Right Back in the same team, travelled from Lingdale to Borough on the Number 58 bus. As you say, things have changed, but he was certainly a celebrity in our little Service 58 Bubble.”
Photograph once again loaned to us by Loftus Youth Club; thanks go to Owen, Keith and Fred for the updates.