Boulby Bank

Boulby Bank

Tin city is on the left hand side but there is no potash and the road hasn’t been altered yet. Okay another question when was the road altered? These photograph’s pose more questions than answers, but they are fun.

Easington Church Corner

An older black and white image of the corner of Grinkle Lane at Easington church; in some ways not unchanged, although the sign post has long gone. Also the picket fence gates which marked the end of the drive which lead to the Rectory have also gone.

Image courtesy of Maurice Grayson.

Easington Church

This colour-tinted view of Easington church is from a H. G. Glen postcard that was posted in 1907.

Image courtesy of Beryl Morris.

All Saints Church, Easington

This lovely view of Easington’s All Saints Church complete with commentary came to the Archive, from a calendar courtesy of Loftus Town Crier.

Easington Church

Another fine view of this fine church, taken from Beecham’s Photo-folio; an album produced to promote the scenic buildings, places to visit and attractions of an area. Saltburn had such a guide, as did Whitby and other larger or more notable towns.

Image courtesy of the Pem Holliday Collection and other collections.


An early photograph of two women and their children near the spring at Easington. The very elegant stonework surrounding the spring was installed by Lord Palmer of Grinkle Park as part of his improvements to the village, in the late 19th century.

Loy House

This house which is no longer there, stood in the middle of a field quite a way up Loy Lane, occupied at one time by the Armsby family, the water was taken from a well in the field.

Sheila Dwyer tells us: ”Loy House was the first place I lived in when I came home from hospital in June 1948. This was the home of my Great Grandparents Armsby, her name was Minnie. I’m not certain but I think his name was Albert. My mother’s maiden name is Violet Marshall. Her mother was Sarah Elizabeth Armsby from Staithes and then Loftus. I think there are Armsbys still living in Loftus?”

Marc Armsby also tells us:” William and Minnie were my grandparents. My Dad, Herbert, was the youngest of their nine children. Sarah Elizabeth born 1905, Hilda born 1907, Florence born 1909, William Henry born1911 (Died in January 1945 in Burma), Charles born 1914, Eva born 1916, John born 1919 (I think he died in Sicily), Ernest born 1921, Herbert born 1924.”

Billy Parkin advises: ”There were other children to William and Minnie Armsby, Hilda, Florrie and Herbert.” Norman Patton has added: “I think that Minnie Cason married William Armsby in the summer of 1904. It is likely that their first child was Sarah Elizabeth. They subsequently had five more children as far as I can see; William H, Charles, Eva M, John (later Private John Armsby who was killed in action in August 1943) and finally Ernest who was born in late 1921.”

Carol Armsby finishes with: “My mam and dad used to live at Loy House but moved to Loftus when I was 6 months old, so my brother Michael could go to school. I went to Loy House a few times before it was pulled down with my dad Ernest who bless him has passed away, along with my mam Mavis; my gran Minnie was a lovely lady and so was grand dad Albert although I only knew a bit about them as they died when I was about 5 years old. Yes there are a couple of Armsbys left at Loftus but by marriage only the last Armsby who was my Aunt Eva died a couple of years ago now bless her.”

Thanks to Sheila Dwyer, Marc Armsby, Norman Patton, Carole Dewings and Billy Parkin and Carol Armsby for the updates.

Grinkle Hall

A view of the entrance to Grinkle Hall from a postcard; posted in 1904. The shapes at either side in the foreground look like gravestones. Are they in the pet cemetery amongst the trees, near the hall?

Image courtesy of Beryl Morris.

Grinkle Hall

A beautiful building once owned by the Palmer family, now owned by a brewery and serves as a hotel. The pets graveyard is a place children love to visit to see where the dogs, ducks and other pets were buried. This view of Grinkle Park, taken probably during the times before it became the sporting hotel it is now; shows the glazed sun lounge to good effect.

Image courtesy of John G. Hannah.

A View from the Cliffs over Boulby

A lovely photograph of sunlight and shadows on the landscape, taken from near the top of the cliff path, looking over the cottages of Boulby towards Staithes and Runswick Bay.

Image courtesy of Mr. Ray Conn.