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Green Tree Hotel

This picture postcard of the Green Tree; from the ’Phoenix Series’ by Brittain & Wright was posted to Beverley in 1912. Alan Dunn has advised: “There is a photograph of Green Tree with at thatched roof at Kirkleatham Museum; there s also a picture of my dad s cobbler s shop about four doors down from the Tree.” Interestingly the Archive now has an image of the Green Tree with thatched roof and features on another post on the Archive “Old Green Tree Hotel, Brotton”.

Image courtesy of Beryl Morris, thanks to Alan Dunn for the update.

3 comments to Green Tree Hotel

  • Nivard Ovington

    The alterations were between 1901 and 1906, most likely 1902 or 3

    Daily Gazette for Middlesbrough March 13th 1900
    Today at Guisborough Police Court Mr W RICHARDSON, solicitor, applied on behalf of Mr T WEBSTER, for sanction to alterations to the Green Tree Inn Brotton. Thus was a thatched house, 200 years old, and had been in the occupation of the present tenants family for over a century. Application granted.

    In the Daily Gazette for Middlesbrough March 6th 1906
    There is a report of an application by the landlord of the Green Tree Inn Brotton, requesting a seven day licence as there was at present only a six day licence, it is mentioned that it had recently been rebuilt
    Application was refused
    It was mentioned that when George WEBSTER took the Green Tree over in 1878 it was a seven day licence but he gave up the seventh day as he was a farmer as well, since then it was a 6 day whereas all other public houses were open seven days

    In 1907 the licence for the Green Tree was transferred to Robert Henry HEAD

    Whitby Gazette Feb 7th 1908
    Robert Henry HEAD of the Green Tree Brotton applied for a seven day licence
    Its mentioned that the Green Tree had been rebuilt “five or six years ago”
    The seven day licence was granted

    I descend from the WEBSTERs mentioned above, the earliest I have them there is 1823

    1823 Baines directory of Brotton
    Webster Richard , victualler : Green Tree

    But they were clearly there longer than that

    Richard WEBSTER born 1767 at Brotton was my g.g.g.g.grandfather

  • An interesting mention of my Uncle Stan Dunns cobblers shop. I visited it on a number of occasions in my childhood and was enthralled by the machinerey, especially the polishing machine with its belt driven mechanism, The smell of the leather was also an abiding memory.
    If Alan Dunn should see this reply it would be interesting to hear from him again. I left Loftus in 1967 and have lost all contact with the family since then.

    For the administrator: My email address can be shared with him if he asks.

  • Ian Hindmarch

    …and just beside Stan Dunn’s cobblers workshop was a fish and chip shop run by Moira? Which was popular with my brother and parents at in The Avenue. It was best for me as the delivery boy too as otherwise I would have to walk down to the other fish shop beyond the high wall.

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