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Launching Melinda Muriel

Richard Noble is driving the tractor and we have Keith Money and Stephan Tokarski working the boat. Believed to be launching owing to the absence of seagulls, often indicating a successful voyage; unless you know better? Shaun Clarkson has advised us that the boat was built by Billy Clarkson. Peter Appleton tells us: “The boat was named after Melinda Muriel Thomas, who would have been Stephen’s grandmother I think. She married one of my great-uncles, Robert Evans, at Brotton in 1927.”

Image and names courtesy of the family of Richard Noble and thanks to Shaun Clarkson and Peter Appleton for the updates.

A Good Pull And It Will Start

Together in the boat we have: Richard Noble and Trevor McConnell.
Image and names courtesy of family of Richard Noble.

Haircuts Okay

Richard Noble seated is definitely out shone by the hairstyle and clothing of Malcom Whitney. Familiar in the 1980s, but sadly rarely seen today.
Image and names courtesy of family of Richard Noble.

What Is In The Bucket?

? (Young) Sayers presents his bucket for Stephen Tooth, Trevor McConnell and Richard Noble to view, perhaps he had been crabbing in the rock pools.
Image and names courtesy of family of Richard Noble.

I’m Keeping My Hands Warm

Our watchers have an additional member and perhaps it was cold? We now see: Richard Noble, Malcolm Whitney and Stephen Tooth.
Image and names courtesy of the family Richard Noble.

Who Is That Over There?

Obviously somebody or something is of interest ’ stage left’! Meanwhile against the end of Marine Terrace we have: Malcom Whitney, Keith Money, Peter Scott and Richard Noble.
Image and names courtesy of family of Richard Noble.

The Watchers

Perhaps they were waiting on the seat, whilst waiting the passers by on Stone Row? We have: Leslie Holliday, Terry Whitney, Trevor McConnell, Stephen Tooth, Richard Noble and Malcolm (Whippet) Whitney.
Image and names courtesy of family of Richard Noble.

What Shall We Do Today?

The Archive has been loaned a series of images from Richard Noble dating from 1981/2, all taken in or around Skinningrove. Believed to be from a series of images of ’Grove life’ by Chris Killip. We are also told that some of the characters are sadly no longer with us. The names we have to date are (left to right): Brian Magor, Stephen Tooth, Richard Noble, Trevor (Bever) McConnell, Terry (Blackie) Whitney.
Image and names courtesy of family of Richard Noble and thanks to Andrea Foord for the name update.

Loftus Dam

Loftus Dam

Now only a memory, The waterfall and upper pond at Loftus dam. Destroyed in the Floods which devastated Gaskell Ghyll and Loftus Mill and Bridge. Image courtesy of Eric Johnson.

St Leonard's an unusual view

St Leonard's an unusual view

This full height aspect of the east end of St Leonards church, was only visible for a short period during the demolition of the Golden lion hotel stables, and the building of Lingberry Garth opened by Prince Charles on 30th march 1994. Image courtesy of Eric Johnson.