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At Skelton-in-Cleveland

A further postcard view of Skelton High Street, with the Wharton Arms and All Saints Church viewed over Egg Cup farm; the then muddy lane to The Hills is now a metalled public road. Note also the trees planted in front of the Wharton Arms, I wonder how long they lasted?

Image courtesy of Peter Appleton.

4 comments to At Skelton-in-Cleveland

  • Peter Appleton

    If my memory is not letting me down, they were still there in the 1950s. But perhaps, I’m wrong.

  • Owen Rooks

    I agree with you, Peter. I can remember the trees being there into the early 1950’s as well. They went from the Wharton Arms up to the entrance to Home Farm next to the church. Egg Cup Farm was occupied then by Eddie Dunning who used his ancient saloon car as a taxi; he took me and my family to Saltburn station on several occasions. In between times, judging by the aromas within it, I think he used the same car to transport his livestock! The building with its gable end pointing towards the camera at the extreme left of the picture was in my youth butcher Bob Young’s abattoir and his shop was on the High Street at the other side of the back lane. I and some of my mates once watched Butcher Young at work there, from a distance but within eye and earshot of the attendant sights and sounds. Kids weren’t wrapped up in cotton wool in those days!

  • Peter Appleton

    I recall watching him at work, too. I lived in Robinson Street (beside the church) and went to junior school at Skelton Green. If Bob was busy slaughtering and butchering as I walked down from The Hills on my way home, I’d stop off and watch him.

  • Ken Hannah

    I can remember the sycamore trees outside The Wharton Arms being pollard end in the mid-sixties.

    Peter Neasham ex-Harker Street at Skelton Green used to be Butcher Youngs delivery boy.

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