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Skinningrove Jetty

Skinningrove Jetty

A view over the fishing boats , to the jetty at Skinningrove. Some building work appears to be under way on the jetty wall, Perhaps some of our viewers can recognise the boats and who were the owners, and with a possible date.

Colin Hart tells us: ”The boat in the foreground WY26 named ”Progress” was owned by my Grandad Bob Hart, he lived at 143 Grove Hill and the boat was used for the Gala Queen procession in the Boatmans Gala each year as seen in other photos in the Archive”. Kathleen Fenwick tells us: ”The man standing beside the boat is my great-uncle Charlie Langford, he lived 1, New Company Row, Skinningrove; his boat had only one stripe – 1 plank wide. Don’t know its name.”
A Friths Postcard, courtesy of Rita Unthank; also thanks to Colin and Kathleen for the updates.

Beach and Cliffs

Beach and Cliffs

A lovely Skilbeck postcard of Skinningrove loaned to us by Mrs Waton. Our questions about the buildings have been answered by:

Harold Richards tells us: ”I have many happy memories of Skinningrove, I was born there in 1944, and lived with my Gran and Grandad in Chapel Street. As a kid of 12 or 14 years I used to knock around with Arthur Breckon, also of Chapel Street; his dad Teddy Breckon was in the Coastguards in the mid 1950’s. I was told more than once by Teddy Breckon, the large brick building on the right of the photograph beside the road going up to Dickie Bothroyd’s farm, was a mortuary. This was used if anyone had been washed up on the sands who had drowned. I remember this building well made of old red bricks and a large wooden door. My Grandad was Jack Richards (an image of him is on the Website – in the pit with a rat on his knee). My Gran, Amy Richards was a member of the Skinningrove Women’s Institute for many years. I left Skinningrove in 1980, when the heart was ripped out of the village as the houses in Chapel Street and the High Street were demolished; as well as Cliff Street, etc. To me this was very sad, as the houses would still have been stood now.”

Colin Hart can tell us: ”The boatmen’s hut was and still is situated just before the bridge onto the beach, it was used for social events, later used by the Gala Association and is now used by the pigeon men.”

Image courtesy of Lilian Waton; thanks to Harold and Colin for these updates.

Cattersty Sands – a C.O. Smelt postcard.

Cattersty Sands.

A lovely shot of Cattersty sands and the cliffs, Postcard distributed by C.O. Smelt who I think used to have Skinningrove post office. The postcard is believed to date from 1931?. an A.F.S. Postcard. Courtesy of Mrs Waton.

Disappearing Primrose Hill

Disappearing Primrose Hill

Once again we see Primrose Hill starting to be demolished, with the works towering in the background.

As It Was.

As It Was.

Skinningrove before it was re-built, looks like a good dry for the washing. Thanks go to Eric Johnson for the photo.

Moody

Moody

It is rather a cloudy dark  moody photo loaned to us by Eric Johnson but a lovely photo never the less. Taken from an unusual position shows the works off very well.

Skinningrove Valley

Skinningrove Valley

Taken from Carlin How this shows the valley off nicely, but sadly Primrose Hill is starting to be demolished. Again thanks go to Eric Johnson for the photo.

All Alone

All Alone

Well not really as someone else must have been there to take this wonderful photo loaned to us by Eric Johnson. It looks so calm and peaceful away from the noise and the dirt of the steel wotks on the cliff top.

Colin Hart tells us: ”the picture is Dereck(Midge)Purver on his boat Lynn. I spent many hours along with his son Brian fishing and potting on the same boat.”

Terry Clarke tells us: ”This is one of my mother’s brothers Midge, she was one of a family of six. There were none as Purvers from Skinningrove, my mother was a Purver; later Dolly Clarke and my great grand mother was Harriet Hart,  before she married her second husband Bernard Szymecki. He use to work in the Mine Arch on Skinningrove Works, he used to have a garden at the top of Verrill’s bank with Tony Purver and the garden is still there. to this very day.”

Thanks to Colin and Terry for the updates.

Skinningrove Station.

Skinningrove Station.

Not in very good shape by the look of it the mines certainly did some damage to property in 1938.

Allotments viewed from Grove Road

How things change!  This view from Grove Road over the allotments gives a view of the back of the Co-operative building (now finally gone!), Hutton Street shops are no more, today even the allotments are gone. But the new houses on the High Street are clearly visible, can any one assist with a date?

Image courtesy of the Pem Holliday Collection.