Photos from 'The Key' Magazine


Issue 29 - April 2001

The cover 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


Jean Spychala

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 brothers-in-law
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 Boocock’s Car Showroom
before it was coverted to the Country Store

read the story of Boocock's Country Store 'Ghost'!


Terry Boyes

Terry ready for his flight over East Cleveland

read story


. . .

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)


Stanghow 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


Stanghow 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


A Stanghow 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


Warsett 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


Brotton St Margaret’s 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


Skelton Green Sword Dancers at the Royal Albert Hall, London in the early 1950’s

Forming circle from left: George Scott, Maurice Scott, Clive Woodsworth,
Adam Green, Alf Dowey, Bill Husband

( accompanied by Art Marshall on the melodeon )


Staithes 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


Skelton 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

Front Row: Nigel ? , Christopher Davies, Anne Foster, Christine Wynn, Anne Wright,
Jean Congerton, Joan Carter, Karen Tregonning, Glen Kilgour, Philip Wardle


Former Stanghow Lane schoolfriends
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 )


Cleveland League Billiard Shield Winners - Boosbeck Institute
(either 1945-46 or 1948-49)

L. to R: George Benson, Dickie Brown, -?- , Gordon Brooks, -?-


A very old photograph of the Winding House - North Skelton Mine

Does anyone know who the gentlemen in uniform might be? Are they railway policemen?


. . . .

Skinningrove Jetty ( left ) and Port Mulgrave Dock ( right ) in their working days

Both played a major part in the industrial history of East Cleveland
You wouldn’t 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


North 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

(read story)


. . .

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

(read story)


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Bob Evans (left) and Mr & Mrs Harry Pratt (right)

From a newspaper article around 1960:

‘Two 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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