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Saltburn from the Air – 2

A further Photocrom Co. Ltd postcard and again undated; but again gives a lovely view of the Halfpenny Bridge and the wooded walks below the bridge. Interestingly the former Barnard Castle railway station portico – the ‘Greek Temple’ to many – is not visible, being well hidden among the trees. Callum Duff has advised on dating this image: “If your previous postcard ‘Saltburn from the Air 3’ was taken on the same day as this photo then you can date this image to between 1916 and 1924. The houses on the corner of Milton Street and Britannia Terrace are an effective way of dating postcards as they were completed in 1916 and are easily spotted because they are out of scale with the rest of the terrace. The image is also from before May 1924 because it shows the pier (obscured in this shot) with its original iron legs, prior to being breached by the SS Ovenbeg on 7th May 1924 and subsequently rebuilt in steel to a different design.”

Image courtesy of Julie Tyrka and many thanks to Callum Duff for the update..

1 comment to Saltburn from the Air – 2

  • Callum Duff

    If your previous postcard ‘Saltburn from the Air 3’ was taken on the same day as this photo then you can date this image to between 1916 and 1924. The houses on the corner of Milton Street and Britannia Terrace are an effective way of dating postcards as they were completed in 1916 and are easily spotted because they are out of scale with the rest of the terrace. The image is also from before May 1924 because it shows the pier (obscured in this shot) with its original iron legs, prior to being breached by the SS Ovenbeg on 7th May 1924 and subsequently rebuilt in steel to a different design.

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