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Old Bridge at Great Ayton

Old Bridge at Great Ayton

The title of this postcard view of the bridge in Great Ayton is apt, the bridge in the image is remarkably similar tot the present day bridge, being rebuilt in 1909. The only difference being in the base of the central supporting pillar. Today you are unlikely to see people in smock tops beside the stream!
Image courtesy of John G. Hannah

Isolated at Sleights

Isolated at Sleights

A Yorkshire Post image of the River Esk in flood at Sleights. On 23rd July 1930 severe flooding affected Sleights following a cloud burst. Many villagers were marooned in their homes, surrounded by water as our postcard picture shows. These floods, the worst since the 1800’s affected the whole of the Esk valley. Obviously the Yorkshire Post had a photographer available at the right moment. Pity this poor householder!
Image courtesy of John G. Hannah

Saltersgate on the Moors

Although postmarked from 1952, it is likely this postcard view of Saltersgate and across what is known as Fylingdales moor is possibly pre 1940; not a lot to see apart from sheep!
Image courtesy of John G. Hannah

Saltersgate on the Moors

Although postmarked from 1952, it is likely this postcard view of Saltersgate and across what is known as Fylingdales moor is possibly pre 1940; not a lot to see apart from sheep! Graham Denison tells us: “You can see the Saltersgate Pub, bottom of the bank on the left. Legend says ‘The fire is never to be allowed to go out or the excise man who is supposedly buried underneath it will start haunting the neighbourhood’. Pub closed and boarded up, guess the fire’s out too!”. By 2019 even the pub has gone now!!

Image courtesy of John G. Hannah and thanks to Graham Denison for the update.

Cowbar side at Staithes

Dating from 1908, this CC series postcard is hand tinted and is still a very beautiful view of the side of Cowbar Nab and the stream through the lower area of Staithes.
Image courtesy of John G. Hannah.

Staithes

Staithes

A modern view of Staithes dating from the 1960’s and produced by Friths. Still a delightful view of Staithes harbour at full tide and so a more unusual view.
Image courtesy of John G. Hannah.

Staithes c.1890

Staithes c.1890

A Rapp’s Library Postcard view of Staithes. Rapp’s was a stationers and printers of Saltburn. The card dates from the late 1890’s showing the bridge from Staithes to Cowbar, this scene features in many images of Staithes.
Image courtesy of John G. Hannah.

Staithes 1906

Staithes 1906

The storm of 1906 with the Cod and Lobster corner taking a bit of a wave
Image courtesy of John G. Hannah.

Ruswarp Dam

Ruswarp Dam

Dating from before WWI this E.W.T. Dennis (of Scarborough) postcard shows an idyllic scene complete with rowing boat, no hordes of tourists.
Image courtesy of John G. Hannah.

Sandsend, Kettleness Point

Sandsend, Kettleness Point

The title is actually incorrect! Maps of the area define this headland as Sandsend Ness. Kettleness is actually some two mile further up the coast and not visible from Sandsend. It is still an excellent postcard view of the original Alum House which is now the area of the car park at the bottom of Lythe bank. The postcard, produced by Friths is postmarked from 1932.
Image courtesy of John G. Hannah