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Ravenscar Railway Station

Ravenscar Railway Station

Opening in 1885 as part of the Scarborough & Whitby Railway, the station was originally named Peak; being the highest and most exposed station on the line. The wooden waiting shelter being blown away at one time! Renamed Ravenscar in 1897 and it did not have a station house until 1896. It closed in 1965.
Image courtesy of the Pem Holliday Collection, information courtesy of ‘Disused Stations’.

'Cliff Rescue Practice – Spring 1982

'Cliff Rescue Practice - Spring 1982

A cliff rescue practice with members of the Skinningrove Auxiliary Coastguard and Cliff Rescue. Do you recognise yourself? Please tell us!
Image courtesy of the Pem Holliday Collection.

World War I Air Raid Shelters

World War I Air Raid Shelters

The caves at Skinningrove beside Kilton Beck were used as air raid shelters for the staff and patients of Skinningrove Hospital during the Zepplin raids of World War I. Brian Sawdon confirms this with: “These caves were also used in World War II; my mother took shelter there”.
Image courtesy of the Pem Holliday Collection and thanks to Brian Sawdon for the update.

The Endless Net

Richard Noble and Barry James retrieving the net after we hope a successful fishing session?
Image and names courtesy of family of Richard Noble.

Businessmen or Skelton Association for the Prosecution of Felons?

We have received a request for assistance from Peter Appleton; he tells us: “This image of a group of local businessmen was taken with permission, from Bill Danby’s website ‘History of Skelton-in-Cleveland’; it came to him from Shirley Wunifold (nee Skipper). As a result of my researches into the Skelton Association for the Prosecution of Felons, I believe the image depicts the attendees at one of its meetings during the 1950s. With the caption on Bill’s website, the following identifications have been established (left to right): Bob Garrett (Confectioner), James Ruddock (Butcher of Brotton, but formerly the Butcher at North Skelton), ??, Clarence Ruddock (Butcher), Cyril Ridsdale (Builder), Roland Whitaker (Newsagent), Bob Young (Butcher), Tommy Evans (Jeweller), Tommy Kingston (Chemist), Arthur Ellingham (Plumber), ??. Can anybody add further confirmation or, more importantly, correction of these identifications, or fill in any of the gaps?”

Peter has published a book about the activities of the Association from its founding in 1787 to its eventual demise in 1973. Peter would like to have the fullest set of identifications to go with the image when he uses it as an illustration. His book will be titled: My Granddad was a ”Felon”. Tommy Evans was his grandfather. Please respond via our comments tab as usual and all responses will be forwarded to Peter. Thank you.

Malcolm Covell has advised: “The Gent in the centre front row is definitely Bob Young” and Robert Ruddock has assisted with : ”The gentleman in the Dickie bow standing second left is James Ruddock my grandfather. Clarence, my father, was a butcher at the ‘top-end’ of Brotton as indeed was James.”

Image courtesy of Bill Danby ”History of Skelton-in-Cleveland” forwarded to the E.C.I.A. via Peter Appleton, who is requesting this assistance. Please be of assistance and many thanks to Robert Ruddock and John Pinkney for the updates.

Is This A Hole?

Preparing for fishing in 1982 we have (left to right): David Cocks, Richard Noble, John Ewens, Trevor McConnell and Joanne Ewens in the pushchair. John Ewens told us: “This is my daughter Joanne Ewens, who now has three children of her own. taken approximately 1982, I’m central in the photograph.”

Image and names courtesy of family of Richard Noble, also many thanks to John Ewens for the update.

Crab Pot RepaIrs – 1

Les Holliday appears to be demonstrating his crab pot repairing skills to Darren Tyler, Richard Noble and Stephen Tooth. They appear to be outside the fisherman’s hut at the bottom ‘Bothroyds’ Bank.
Image and names courtesy of family of Richard Noble.

Why Am I Going?

Left to right we have Dave Coultas, Richard Noble, ? Coultas (Dave’s son) and Les Holliday. Preparing to go to sea, although Dave Coultas’s son seems very well dressed to be going off in a boat.
Image and names courtesy of family of Richard Noble.

Does The Boat Leak?

Les Holliday, John Essay and Richard Noble continue to wait, did they get to sea that day?
Image and names courtesy of family of Richard Noble.

This Tide Seems A Long Way Out

Trevor McConnell, Richard Noble and Stephan Tokarski taking the boat to the water, it seems to be a low tide.
Image and names courtesy of family of Richard Noble.