Photos from 'The Key' Magazine
Issue 29 - April 2001
photograph is of a pit head wheel on a roundabout on the Skelton
& Brotton By-Pass
erected there in tribute to the East Cleveland Minining Industry
Congratulations to Jean Spychala who
recently celebrated her 81st birthday
From all the villagers who have benefitted from your help and fund-raising over the years.
Adam Derring with his sisters and
L. to R: Elli, Gerard, Willie, Adam, Gertrude
Adam and friends
outside The Jolly Sailors pub
Vic Prusiecki, Adam, Bill Wnek and John Pinkney
read story of Adam's WWII 'Journey to Freedom'
A photograph of
Boococks Car Showroom
before it was coverted to the Country Store
read the story of Boocock's Country Store 'Ghost'!
Terry ready for his flight over East Cleveland
. . .
Photos taken from Terry's plane; Skelton Green (left) and Park Street (right)....
. . .
...Skelton Castle (left) and Skelton High Street, Brotton, Warsett Hill and Boulby Cliffs (right)
Lane School - Captain and Team Leaders 1951/52
Back Row L. to R: Clive Curnow, Dorothy Wells, Margaret Yates, Alan Crooks, Ian Richardson,
Margaret White, Sylvia Ward, Keith Gosling
Front Row: Margaret Bolton, Brian Payne, Mr Edmonson (Headmaster),
Miss Lewis (teacher), Norma Burluraux
Lane School Football Team 1952
Back Row L. to R: Ian Carter, Keith Gosling, Tony Calvert, Ian Richardson, Harry Clayton,
Joe Reed (teacher), Ian Gething
Front Row: John Dadd, Tom Johns, Jim Woodsworth, Clive Curnow, John Jackson
Lane School Class - c. 1958
Back Row L. to R: F Tindale , G Bowden , J Duncan, J Clayton, J Scott, L Wheatley
Middle Row: A Marshall, J Smith, N Wheatley, E Chapman , B Johnson, T Green, F Jackson
Front Row: T Jones, T Crame, J Husband, R Sturman, Mr Proctor (teacher), A Brown,
P Husband, M Duck , J Chapman
School Badminton Team - c. 1965
Back Row L. to R: H Iveson, -?- , S Johnson, D Mogridge, M Dobson, R Walker, T Richardson, -?- , -?-
Front Row: -?- , E
Crossman, M Francis, E Howard, C Pearson, D Dewing, D Want,
K Tregoning, B Pell
Margarets School 1932
Back Row (standing) L. to R: Mr V Toyer (Headmaster), Mr S Garrett, W Gill, V Ruddock,
E Bentley, T Jarvis, E Furness (behind), T Dodds, W Theaker, R Groves, Mr B Barnes
Middle Row (seated) : K Fletcher, J McKnight, A Knight
Front: R Lettin, R Hudson
Green Sword Dancers at the Royal Albert Hall, London in the early
Forming circle from left: George Scott, Maurice Scott, Clive Woodsworth,
Adam Green, Alf Dowey, Bill Husband
( accompanied by Art Marshall on the melodeon )
Juniors FC - 1965/66
Back Row L. to R: Ken Gibson, Joe Crooks, R (Richard?) Nicholson, Tony Tosh Welford,
Fudge Evans, John Hicks, Cockbird
Front Row: Alan Crossman, Mike Hollinworth, Don Burluraux, Dave Prothero, Tommy Lythe
Infants School - 1958/59
Back Row L. to R: Paul Wells, David Congerton, Anthony Baker, Roderick MacKenzie, Carol Stainthorpe
Middle Row: George Carter, Sheelagh Wilson, Carol Jackson, Ailsa MacKenzie, Margaret Dobinson,
Peter Ward, Barbara ? , Ian Dale, Michael Tompkinson, Barbara Stewart, David Wright
Row: Nigel ? , Christopher Davies, Anne Foster, Christine Wynn,
Jean Congerton, Joan Carter, Karen Tregonning, Glen Kilgour, Philip Wardle
Sheila Hutchinson & Myra Larder ( both then aged 15 )
- photograph taken at Saltburn in 1950
Peggy Ball (then
Richardson) with a lad called Davison
at the top of Park Street, Skelton Green c. 1936
( he was killed on the battleship HMS Dasher )
League Billiard Shield Winners - Boosbeck Institute
(either 1945-46 or 1948-49)
L. to R: George Benson, Dickie Brown, -?- , Gordon Brooks, -?-
very old photograph of the Winding House - North Skelton Mine
Does anyone know who the gentlemen in uniform might be? Are they railway policemen?
. . . .
( left ) and Port Mulgrave Dock ( right ) in their working days
Both played a major part in the industrial history of East Cleveland
You wouldnt think so to see them now, but in those bygone days large sailing vessels used their
facilities to load ironstone for shipment up the North East Coast
Despite their present delapidated conditions, both are still well worth a visit if only to imagine
what the scene must have looked like in their heyday
Skelton Mines Cricket Team - 1948
Back Row L. to R: W Gorman, H Smurthwaite, S Tremaine, J Gibson, Gibson-Sayer, G Garland
Middle Row: -?- , A Beckham, H Carter, Richardson, Passmore, N Carter, C Ridley
Front: D Gosling, H Wrigley
. . .
Will Bennett in uniform (left) and with his wife, Gladys celebrating their Golden Wedding 1996
- read Wilf's fascinating wartime experience in 'Third Time Unlucky'
South Skelton Mine in its working days....
...and a similar view now
(read the history of South Skelton Mine)
. . .
Pamela Last (left) and her father Alexander Tuck c.1899/1900
. . .
Bob Evans (left) and Mr & Mrs Harry Pratt (right)
From a newspaper article around 1960:
long-serving North Skelton bandsmen, Mr Bob Evans, of 28 William
Street, and Mr Harry Pratt, of 29 Wharton Street have had their
services recognised by being elected honorary members of the
National Brass Bands Association. Each has received a certificate
of appreciation, in addition to a badge and membership card which
will admit him free to any brass band competitions.
It is 52 years since Mr Evans joined North Skelton band and he is still going strong as a euphonium player. He was at his first concert before he was nine years of age. He is a member of a family well known in the brass band world and at one time had three brothers who were all bandmasters.
A trombone player, Mr Pratt joined North Skelton band over 51 years ago and is still active. His playing career has included spells with the Cargo Fleet, Grimethorpe and Castleford bands, in addition to 12 years with the band of the 4th Battalion The Green Howards.
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