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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.

Votes for Women!

Votes for Women!

The title says it all! We know Adela Pankhurst addressed a rally in Loftus Market Place (outside the National Provincial Bank – lately Natwest) in 1909. However we believe this image is of a supporting demonstration outside the chapel in Skinningrove, note the minister is supporting this display.
Image courtesy of Joyce Dobson & Keith Bowers.

Skinningrove Gents

Skinningrove Gents

Obviously taking their ease beside the bridge over the stream, leading to Dickie Bothroyd’s bank. Pauline Breeze tells us: ”I believe the gentleman third from the right is my great-grandad George William ‘Will’ Hart, married to Amelia Hart formerly Wallace.” Christine Hindwell adds: “I think that the gentleman on the far right of the photo is William Easton my grandfather, he was married to Frances (Fanny) Wallace.”

Can you recognise anybody?
Image courtesy of Joyce Dobson & Keith Bowers; also thanks to Pauline Breeze and Christine Hindwell for the updates.