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Tom George

After making the comment about Tom George’s height on the Post Liverton Mines chapel, Ray Brown asked his daughter Iris Knight if the Archive could post this image. Tom was employed on Skinningrove Iron works, and by the look of it he was in the platelayers gang. He sports a hammer that was used to relocate the wooden chocks that had come out of the rail chairs. I think you will agree that he was a tall man for his time, but very much a gentle giant. Tom was very well known in both Liverton Mines and Loftus. Jen Trembath tells us: ”I believe the man he is with to be my uncle – Horace Trembath – who lived in Skinningrove”. Richard Barnes asked: “If I remember rightly did he not run a little shop in Liverton Mines in Downe Street?”

Image and commentary courtesy of Ray Brown and many thanks to Jen Trembath and Richard Barnes for the updates.

3 comments to Tom George

  • Danny Plews

    I attended the Sunday School, for a number of years under his guidance along with the other teachers.
    His dear wife ran the Terraces Shop in Downe Street and also taught me a few lessons about life which have stuck with me to this day.
    They were the kindest people that you could ever wish to meet, helping the family out when the belt had to be tightened!
    Whilst typing this I can imagine THEM the looking down on ME!

  • Danny Plews

    To someone at the Archive that can HELP me?

    Please could you possibly get Iris Knight to contact me by email?

    I am 79 years young and would love to hear from her!

  • Norman

    The small shop in Downe street which was also the home of Tom George and his wife was referred to as Polly’s.

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