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All Finished

Now we have the houses of Mount Pleasant all inhabited.

Image courtesy of the Pem Holliday Collection.

Carlin How Working Men’s Club

Carlin How Workingman’s Club and shop (long gone) on Brotton Road. Derick Pearson advised: “This photograph is I believe 1911 to 1912. The railings and oping stones still not complete indicating job not quite finished. Hence the guess at the date as the club opened in 1911. Also visible are Blaylock’s house, shop and outbuildings on bottom end of Maynard Street, these was taken down in the 1960s to make the bend easier for the larger buses.”

Roger Barwick advises us: ”My grandad Harold Bowling was probably the first steward at Carlin How club. He moved from the old soldiers club in Hemsworth in West Yorkshire when my Mam was 1-2 years old and she was born in 1910, he eventually became the landlord of The Maynard Arms but I am not sure when he took the pub over. Quite a number of people may remember my Uncle Harold or Tim as he was known who joined the Police and was awarded the BEM for work he did when he was stationed at Staithes.”
Brian Stonehouse tells us: ”My sister (Sheila) was born on 9th April 1932 in the Clubhouse next door (originally no.4 Brotton Road, but now no.1!) I was born 22nd October 1934 so my dad George Wilfred and my mum Gladys Constance Stonehouse must have become Steward/Stewardess before 1932. My dad died 17th September 1935 and my mum continued as Stewardess until November 1953 having been given splendid support by committee members (especially Jos Husband, George Brown, John Cush, George Elders and others (I cannot remember all their names). Toy Mott helped behind the bar and Bob Butterworth helped doing the unpleasant jobs around the club like the boiler, the toilets, etc. (I used to help him clean the spitoons with the wrapper from a Woodbine 5 pack as he had a disabled hand!).

Image courtesy of Carlin How Community Centre and others, thanks to Derick Pearson, Roger Barwick and Brian Stonehouse for the updates.

Carlin How Shop

A different view of the square at Carlin how showing, Skinningrove Amicable Industrial Society, or as it became known Porritt’s shop. How clean and presentable they were then even without all the mod cons we have. Bill Kitching tells us: ”This shop was the cobbler`s shop by Fred Hasseldine from before the war. He had a daughter and son Roland who played cricket for Loftus. Reg Porritt a United bus driver took it over from Hasseldine.”

Image courtesy of Carlin How Community Centre and many thanks to Bill Kitching for the detail on Porritt’s shop.

Life After Duckhole!

The Archive didn’t know the date of this photograph but Hurd’s woodyard took over after Duckhole pit was closed; the wood stacks being visible in this view. On top of the hill we can see where the ’buckets’ or aerial ropeway turned. Eric Johnson updated with: “Duckhole mine closed in 1946; also visible is the old road junction from Mill Bank past Kilton Mill, branching right to Skinningrove and left to Carlin How. Moving left the rail bridge over the zig zag line to Skinningrove can be made out. (I believe it was removed in 1958). Moving up the photograph, the old rail bridge from Carlin How to Loftus can be seen. On top of the bank to the left of the aerial ropeway can seen the old North Loftus mine chimney, removed in ???; the street lighting column seen on Mill Bank in the foreground is of a type used in ???. split the difference 1946/1958, guess 1952.”

Image courtesy of Mike Holliday and thanks to Eric Johnson for the update.

Carlin How

Carlin How

Here we are in deep water again, would you say this is about the 50’s ? We are advised by Jan Snaith (nee Carveth): ” This is Stonehouse’s Garage (now Cutts) on Brotton Road, Carlin How. We lived in the house on the corner next to the garage. The road regularly flooded and we all used to help push the cars through the water when they got stuck – great fun.” Sharon Frost tells us: “I lived at No. 11 Brotton Road it was left just like it was in the 50’s”.

Image courtesy of Mike Holliday; also thanks to Jan Snaith and Sharon Frost for the updates.

Carlin How Square 1950’s

This is a nice photograph of Carlin How Square in the early 1950s. Notice all the telephone wires going to the large chimney stack on the centre house rather than to the lamp-post as today. Also note the bus stand on the left where everyone used to catch the bus Loftus / Whitby Bound. The bus on the right is marked Workmen, it is obviously the day shift ending time from Skinningrove works. Note also what was called Cunningham’s house in the centre of the junction at that time. Joan Jemson tells us: ”I remember when we lived at East Loftus about this time a ’works return’ for dad used to be 3d a day, what’s that in today’s money less than 2p?” Rita Beckham Adds: “”I enjoyed the photographs of Carlin How they brought back a lot of memories; we lived at 31 Lax Street, before it was knocked down to make way for the new road. We then moved to 10 Front Street when I was about 13, the person up the ladder in the photograph of the square is where we lived, but not sure who it is. Our Dad was blacksmith at Skinningrove pit, and had a garth near the bottom of Pit Bank.”

Image and primary caption courtesy of Derick Pearson and many thanks Joan Jemson and Rita Beckham for the updates.

Coronation Parade 1937 No. 2

A second image of the Coronation Parade of 1937, taken a short time after the one with the horses on also named Coronation Parade 1937. This shows the same scene and the shadow of the chimney pots on the shop roofs you can be certain they were taken on the same day and within minutes of one another. When zoomed in you can see even the people looking out of the windows above are the same people. Derick Pearson advises: “I have the date on similar photographs as 1937 as that is what I was told they were many years ago when I obtained them.”

Image courtesy of Carlin How Community Centre, thanks to Derick Pearson for the update.

The Wesleyan Preaching Room – Carlin How

A postcard view of the Wesleyan Preaching Room in Carlin How. From 1875 until 1912 Wesleyans in Carlin How worshipped at this Preaching Room; the forerunner to the present Methodist Church. It was known as the ‘Upper Room’, and was given by the late Mr. T. C. Hutchinson from the early days of Skinningrove Works. Derick Pearson tells us: The gentleman in front of the cart was Mr Scaife the coalman.” Concerts were regularly held in the Preaching Room, ’Loftus Advertiser’ 8th March 1895 describes ”The Last of the Season” as a concert in aid of Choir funds under the direction of the ’capital and vigorous chairman’ Mr T. W. Wood (inventor of the eight-day alarm clock, innkeeper, Scoutmaster and Local Councillor). Rita Beckham advises: “I enjoyed the photographs of Carlin How they brought back a lot of memories; we lived at 31 Lax Street, before it was knocked down to make way for the new road. We then moved to 10 Front Street when I was about 13, the person up the ladder in the photograph of the square is where we lived, but not sure who it is. Our Dad was blacksmith at Skinningrove pit, and had a garth near the bottom of Pit Bank.

Image courtesy of The Pem Holliday Collection (and on a cd produced by Derick Pearson), additional information courtesy of ”Jean Wiggins – Around Loftus”; thanks to Derick Pearson and Rita Beckham for the updates.

Furnace Cottages, Carlin How

A picture of one of the terraces of Furnace Cottages, Carlin How; taken when the houses were being demolished. Furnace Cottages were so called as they were so close to the blast furnaces.

Image courtesy of Elizabeth Mellor.

Carlin How

The Working Men’s Club viewed from Brotton Road, a lovely building one hundred years old in 2011; having opened in 1911. The first Steward was Harold Bowling (grandfather of Roger Barwick), Harold later became landlord of the Maynard Arms.