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Skinningrove Junior School

Skinningrove Junior School

A view of the then Junior School at Skinningrove in the early 1960s. Barry Lancaster tells us: ”I went to school here ( 1950 to 1955 ).” Whilst Heather Long tells us: ”My grandparents Lawrence(Loy) and Mary Downs were caretakers of the school. I went there till 1962 when we moved to Skelton. They lived opposite the school for years to come. The photo clearly shows the door down to the coke house which I loved going down to in the winter. Grandad started shovelling coke into the furnace early morning to make sure the school was as warm as it could be for the children coming in. Happy days.”

Photo courtesy of Ken Loughran and thanks to Barry and Heather for these updates.

Walkies

Walkies

Low tide on Skinningrove beach, Can any one name the lady walking her dog at sunset?

Photo courtesy of Ken Loughran.

Winter Scene

Winter Scene

A snow covered beach at Skinningrove in the 1960s.

Photo courtesy Ken Loughran.

Sledging

Sledging

A dark and gloomy winters day on Skinningrove beach, with two persons sledging down the steep Bothroyd’s bank road.

Photo courtesy Ken Loughran.

Pleasant Day at the Grove

Pleasant Day at the Grove

A change from our winter scenes at Skinningrove, a more pleasant and milder day in the 1960s.

Photo courtesy Ken Loughran.

No Fish Today

No FishToday

A day for staying ashore at Skinningrove, a bleak winters day with a high sea running in past the jetty.

Photo courtesy Ken Loughran.

Winter

Winter

Snow covered cliffs at Skinningrove, with Boulby cliffs looming in the distance.

Photo courtesy Ken Loughran.

Skinningrove 1964

Skinningrove 1964

Skinningrove Village inland, With Pigeon Lofts prominent on the Hillside. in June 1964.
Photo courtesy of Ken Loughran.

Seaward

Seaward

Skinningrove Village towards the Sea in June 1964. Photo courtesy of Ken Loughran.

Skinningrove Bay

Skinningrove Bay

A fine view of the Bay and Jetty, sometime in the 1960s. Norman Patton tells us: ”My instincts tell me that this photograph was perhaps taken in the 50s.  I am sure that the “promenade” was built of large blocks and for a while we had a comfortable walkway until soon afterwards when the sea destroyed the hard work.  A youngster was washed into the sea and drowned whilst clambering on the fallen blocks.  If my assumptions are correct,  that tragedy would have occurred around 1957?” Can anybody assist further with this detail?

Photo courtesy of Ken Loughran and thanks to Norman for the update.