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Convalescent Home, Coatham

Convalescent Home, Coatham

Dating from 1905 this postcard view shows Redcar Convalescent Home which used to stand more or less where Redcar Bowl is now. The forefront of the convalescent home at Redcar had a large area of sand banks which separated the building from the beach. The convalescent home owed its existence to Teresa Newcomen and the Rev John Postlethwaite (vicar of Christ Church, Coatham) costing £4,500 to develope. It was built behind the Sandbanks Sand; facing the sea near to Newcomen Terrace in 1861. During the 1914-18 war, the 12th Battalion Green Howards were billeted here. During the 1939-45 war, the Royal Welsh Fusiliers were billeted. It was bought by Redcar Borough Council and demolished in 1951.
Image courtesy of Ann Wedgewood & Keith Bowers.

2 comments to Convalescent Home, Coatham

  • Cynthia Greaves (nee Bareham)

    My Grandfather John George Bareham borne 12/12/1876 lived in The Caretakers cottage in the Coatham Convalescent Home. When his parents celebrated their Golden Wedding Anniversary, photos of the home show pictures of my Great Grandmother and family in the home. Please are you able to tell me if I’m correct in believing that my Grandfather was Caretaker and my grandmother Charlotte Ann Bareham (nee Neeve) was possibly cook or house keeper at this time. Both remained in the lodge until their deaths.
    If you are not able to help me, please can you advise me as to where I may find help in acquiring this information.
    Kind regards
    Mrs Cynthia Greaves (nee Bareham)

  • Anna Rowe

    I am delighted to see this picture. Is it possible to see records of people who were treated in the Home? My great-grandmother and her little sister were there in the 1870s with tuberculosis. The family believes that the Matron at Coatham saved my G-Grandmother’s life but her sister died there, aged 2 yrs 6 months. I would really like to know more. They were Mary Hannah and Lilian Mary Rochester.

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