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Sitting in the Sun

Sitting in the Sun

Skinningrove people relaxing, Colin Hart tells us: ”1st left Cilla Ebbs, Mary Hart (my gran), ??, Alan Hart(my dad), ??, Bob Hart (my grandad). Notice in the back ground the Mortuary or Dead House as we knew it as kids.” Can anybody help with the missing names?

Image courtesy of Colin Hart and to Colin for naming most of those present.

Mary, Cilla and Emily.

Mary, Cilla and Emily.

But who is the other lady?
Thanks go again to Colin Hart for the loan of the photo.

Who Are You?

Who Are You?

Six ladies sitting outside the fisherman’s hut at the bottom of Bothroyd’s Bank. There were no names given to us when Colin Hart loaned us the photograph,we now have most (assuming I have got it in the correct order?), can we now fill in the ??

Left to right: Pru Sherwood, Phyllis Green , ? Green, Emily Hart, Cilla Ebbs (nee Hart), Violet Cox.

Image courtesy of Colin Hart and thanks to Barbara McBurney, Margaret Fotheringham, Colin Hart and Maureen Howard for the updates.

Fancy Dress

Fancy Dress

Were you one of the girls here? I am presuming it was Skinningrove Carnival unless you tell me differently.
Thanks to Colin Hart for the photo

Methodists Skinningrove

An outing from Skinningrove Methodist chapel; George Tremain tells us: ”After some research I now believe I can identify some of the members of this group. On the back group standing 3rd in is Charles Hall, 5th from left with moustache is Joseph Easton and with her arm linked to his I believe is Emily Jemson his step granddaughter. Second from the right standing is Priscilla Easton who had formerly been Priscilla Jemson until her husband William Jemson was killed in a mining accident. Second row from the front 3rd from the right as you look kneeling is Mary Jemson kneeling.” There are also other members of the Hall/Jemson family on the photograph as all seemed to have strong links with the church. Tony Nicholson advises: “Fred Nicholson is crouching at front on far left. He married Clara Hall. Worked as deputy in ironstone mines but then started his own business with Mr Petty.(Nicholson and Petty). The photograph must be somewhere around 1910-20.”

Image courtesy of George Tremain; thanks to Tony Nicholson and Ruth White for the updates.

A Proud Man

And so he should be showing off his four medals, he is now identified as Major (name not rank!) Lightfoot. He lived at 35 High Street, Skinningrove. The other man round the corner is identified as Tommy Wiskers living in Cliff Street. The medals have been identified by Joh Wright: ”The 1914/15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal (earned with the 9th Battalion Green Howards in France and Italy) and the fourth is the Rocket Apparatus Long Service Medal.”

Steve Black tells us: ”I just came across this site and realize that Mr Major Light foot was my grandmother’s brother; so that makes him my great-uncle, so I must be related to Pat Sparkes, my grandmothers name was Rachel Duck her maiden name was Lightfoot and they had a sister called Alice who lived at Carlin how, we used to live at Primrose Cottage and the we moved to Boosbeck in 1962.”
Image courtesy of Eric Johnson (from the original image by Graham Smith); also Tom Webster, Pat Sparkes, Colin Hart and John Wright for the updates.

Skinningrove Youth Club

Skinningrove Youth Club

Thanks to Tracey King for this cutting from the Evening Gazette’s ’Remember When’ feature.  Tracey has named most of the young people in the photo, starting with the boy at the very back and working forwards along each row, left to right.  Were you there?

1. Paul Kay 2. Jackie Hipkin 3. John Smith 4.Paul Boocock 5. Julie Bowers 6. Malcolm White 7.Gordon Willis  8. Lynn Taylor 9. Kevin Ashbridge 10. Steve Ewens 11. Brian Simpson 12. Bill Kemp 13. Susan Cox 14. Trevor McConnell 15.Pam Holliday 16. Ian Purver 17. Keith Simpson 18. Anita Whitney 19. Keith Whitney 20.Michael Sztruk (Noota)21. Colin Hart 22. Pauline Meakin 23. Lesley Holliday.

Thanks to Tracy King, Billy Kemp and Col Hart for names to date.

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.

A Day Out

A Day Out

Yes these four youths are on a day out to Whitby the names of the young men are Derrick Magor, Derek Hart, Ian Harrison and Dougie Tinkler.
(thanks again to Marjorie Magor for the photo)

Skinningrove Gala Queen

 Skinningrove Gala Queen

Another one of Marjorie Magor’s photographs shows left to right:-Mark (Sharky) Moore, Maxine Debbick (Gala Queen) Pauline Magor, Darren Tyler, Diane Money, Joy Partridge.

Thanks to Tom Webster for the update.