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Boulby Cottages

Two young boys pose to have their photograph taken in front of Boulby cottages or ’Tin City’ as it was locally known. Housing workers at the then Boulby ironstone mine, now the site of Boulby potash mine. The two lads have now been identified as Lance Easton (on the left) and Harry Easton (on the right).

Image courtesy of Ray Conn, many thanks to Craig Bullock for that update.

2 comments to Boulby Cottages

  • Craig White

    I wonder what the structure on the cliff edge in middle of photo was for?

    • David Richardson

      That was a terminus and Tippler for an aerial ropeway used to move unwanted waste shale over land from the nearby Grinkle Ironstone Mine and tipping it straight off the cliff, the ropeway was about just under a mile in length.

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