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63431 at Huntcliff with ‘Friends’

Locomotive 63431 at Huntcliff – stationary – obviously for photographs. This image and the next give a perspective of how close the rail track is to the edge!

Image and details courtesy of Robert Goundry.

Locomotive 63431 on Crag Hall Turntable

Locomotive 63431 on the Crag Hall turntable whilst part of the Q6 Rail Tour. This must have attracted many eager photographers, judging by this image and others in the selection.

Image and details courtesy of Robert Goundry.

Rail Tour – Q6 63431 at Slapewath Viaduct

Locomotive Q6 63431 steaming over Slapewath viaduct as part of the Q6 Rail Tour in the 1960’s. This is part of a series of images taken by Robert Goundry with his prized Kodak Retinette Ia camera, of the Rail Tour and landscape views.

Image and details courtesy of Robert Goundry.

‘Kilton’ at Skinningrove

‘Kilton’ being the name of the shunting engine busily moving wagons at Skinningrove Works in 1963.

Image and details courtesy of Robert Goundry, thanks to Terry Robinson for the update.

Brook House Again

This view of the rear of Brook House gives a real impression of how it perched on the side of the road, but also of how close to the Gas Works it really was! When first built it would be a substantial dwelling and one of the largest houses in the village.

Image courtesy of a supporter of the Archive.

Regeneration?

Regeneration is perhaps ‘over-egging it’, obviously Brookside Motors were more concerned with vehicle maintenance than building maintenance? Perhaps this photograph was taken on a quiet day or perhaps they had also been ‘moved on’, prior to total clearance of the site?

Image courtesy of a supporter of the Archive.

Brookside Motors

Brookside Motors was obviously a well chosen name for the business, it could not get much closer to Skinningrove Beck? This view of the premises featured in “Regeneration? gives an indication as to how industrialised parts of the valley were and how it has now a more rural appeal.

Image courtesy of a supporter of the Archive.

Gas Works Site

The Gas Works site at the time of these photographs still had a gas holder in-situ, it can bee seen on the extreme left of this image.

Image courtesy of a supporter of the Archive.

Gas Showroom, Skinningrove

A view of the rear of the Gas Showroom, this view gives a clearer view of the footbridge as it crosses Skinningrove Beck towards Grove Hill. Views from within the Showroom would have been of both upstream and down stream of the Beck; the Fire Exit door in the end must have previously had stairs, otherwise a very interesting escape route!

Image courtesy of a supporter of the Archive.

Closed Gas Showroom, Skinningrove

The Gas Showroom with bricked up frontage facing the road and beside the footbridge, awaits the fate of demolition. To the right is the equally ‘un-loved’ Brook House, a reminder of how Skinningrove used to look when it house workers from the mines and the steel works on the hill top.

Image courtesy of a supporter of the Archive.