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Lovely Bay

What a great photograph, has the boat just come in from a fishing trip? The cliffs and the bay make a lovely backdrop.

Image courtesy of Eric Johnson.

Skinningrove Jetty

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A rather rough sea but the jetty is clearly visible with the big crane ’Jumbo’ waiting to brought into action. Taken from Skinningrove village.

Skinningrove Jetty

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A lovely photograph of the jetty with the sea splashing over it, I remember those railway tracks running down from the works and the crane ’Jumbo’ do you? Les Harker recalls: “I remember it well and dodging the waves as a apprentice fitter getting to the pumps at the end of the jetty without getting washed away. The Fitter was Albert Smith.

Thanks to Les Harker for that memory.

Skinningrove and Carlin How Postcard

Skinningrove and Carlin How Postcard

We don’t see these any more, showing local views.
Has anyone any more to share with us?

SS Cattersty

SS Cattersty

SS Cattersty moored at Skinningrove jetty. This boat was one of four owned by Skinningrove Iron Works to take pig iron to its various customers around the UK and eventually to Europe. The other boats were named SS Hummersea, SS Northgate and SS Skinningrove. Colin Hart tells us: ”A report from the Evening Gazette tells the Cattersty was built at North Sands Shipbuilding Yard of Messers Joseph L Thompson and Sons at Sunderland and launched on Saturday 14th April 1894. The ship was named by Mrs Hutchinson the wife of the managing director of Skinningrove Iron Company. The Cattersty ran aground on the south side of the jetty at Skinningrove on her maiden voyage but was recovered on the next high tide, the ship was commanded by Captain Verrill.”

Ian Wilson asked: “Does anyone know if there are detailed records of the SS Cattersty crews? George McLaren was the master when the ship ran aground off Boulmer in 1899. We think he could be an ancestor of ours.”  Colin Hart tells us: “Shipping reports show the Cattersty was captained by Verrill from 1894, April 1895 Captain Brown, December 1895 Captain McLaren sailing for Grangemouth. 7th February 1899 The Cattersty on its way to Grangemouth ran aground on Boulmer Stile. 19th February 1899 The Cattersty was refloated and sailed to Warkworth then onto Sunderland for repairs. Captain George McLaren was found guilty of causing the accident due to a wrongful act and his masters certificate was suspended for four months.”

Bill Kitching tells us: “Captain Peterson, retired to Kensington Road, Middlesbrough beforeWW2.was skipper of SS Skinningrove. crew member lived in the house opposite number 4 Queen Street, Carlin How.”

Image courtesy of The Pem Holiday Collection, as well as Cleveland Ironstone Mining Museum and others. Many thanks to Colin Hart, Ian Wilson and Bill Kitching for the updates.

 

 

Skinningrove and Cattersty

Skinningrove and Cattersty

A lovely photo of the beaches at Skinningrove and for those who cannot remember it, this one shows the jetty arch off very well. How many times we have stood under there sheltering from a sudden thunder-storm when running from the beach.
Image courtesy of Cleveland Ironstone Mining Museum.

Beach Combing

Beach Combing

A solitary figure walking the beach at Skinningrove, once again a lovely photo by Ted Morgan.

Image by Ted Morgan, courtesy of Eric Johnson.

Cattersty Beach

Cattersty Beach

An interesting view of Cattersty Beach and the jetty beyond, viewed from the cliffs, west of Skinningrove works.

Image by Ted Morgan, courtesy of Eric Johnson.

Cliff Road

Cliff Road

A lovely picture showing how the jetty separates the beaches at Skinningrove, with Huntcliffe in the background. The road leads to Hummersea, North Terrace and Boulby eventually after many twists and turns. At one time this was the only way into Skinningrove from Loftus

A Coloured View

A Coloured View

A change to have a coloured view of the works, the sea and the surrounding countryside, taken from the east of Skinningrove. Bob Arnold told us: “I couldn’t see a picture of middle row Primrose Hill. I was born at 42 Hartington Street, Loftus; but I lived at 28 Primrose Hill till I was 15 years, then my family moved to Rossington near Doncaster and have lived here since. I am coming to the area in September and will call in on Skinningrove and see all the changes, many thanks.” Angela Foster advises: “Thanks to Bob Arnold, for sharing the information.I am researching my grandmas family tree and find that she was your dad’s sister Marjorie”.

Image courtesy of Eric Johnson and thanks to Bob Arnold and Angela Foster for the updates.