|25/03/2015||Posted by skinhist6 under News|
In the First World War, my mother then Ada Scott lived in front street Carlin How. Each night before going to bed every one had to make sure their clothes were put ready in case of an air raid .My grandma also had the same ritual each night, the brass candle sticks and china dogs were wrapped up and placed under the bed just in case they got bombed. On hearing the siren it was a mad dash to dress and make their way to Skinningrove to the mine they stayed until the all clear was sounded when they could return home. On one occasion they arrived back home to soldiers outside the house there had been a bomb dropped nearby. They could not go in the house because of the damage but somehow or other grandma managed to get her candle sticks and dogs out of the house still intact .
With the men away fighting the woman had to take on some of the jobs at the works, my mother joined the woman on the belt sorting the rubbish from the ironstone .The photo is showing you what they were wearing to do the job.
|29/10/2014||Posted by skinhist6 under News|
In Memory of
FREDRICK CHARLES PAVLOSKY
Date of birth 1880 Dorset
Branch of Service Royal Navy
Pavlosky, A.B Fredrick Charles, 194223
Killed in action at Battle of Coronel 1st November 1914 age 34
Son of Robert and Harriet, of Ferry House, Kinsale, Co Cork
Husband of Jane Elizabeth Pavlosky
1 Marine Skinningrove, Yorkshire
August 2nd 1914 The ship “Good Hope” left Portsmouth under Captain Philip Franklin
October 22nd 1914 Stanley Falkland Islands, left Port for the west coast of South
America via Cape Horn
November 1st 1914 off the Chilean Coast H.M.S “Good Hope” was sunk along with
H.M.S Monmouth by the German Armoured Cruisers Scharnhorst and Genisenav under
Admiral Graf Maximillian Von Spee with the loss of her entire complement of 900
hands in the Battle of Coronel
Fredrick Charles Pavlosky married Jane Elizabeth Bell in Portsmouth 1907. Her parents
were William George and Mary Jane Bell of Skinningrove.
He is remembered with Honour on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial as well
Skinningrove War Memorial
No body recovered for burial
|15/06/2014||Posted by skinhist6 under News|
|11/06/2013||Posted by johncommarch under News|
Two pieces of artwork unveiled in Skinningrove in 2012 have much in common. Both were created by ceramic artist Glynis Johnson with help from the local community (including a primary school) and are situated near each other on the wall of Riverside Building in New Company Row. They both refer to the history, heritage and folklore of the village and also have a ‘watery’ theme. These storywall ceramics of the Skinningrove Merman and the floods of 2000 are worth a special visit because they complement each other so effectively. Please see the accounts and photographs that follow.
|15/05/2013||Posted by skinhist6 under News|
On Saturday 20th April Skinningrove History Group gave
a presentation at the mining museum. Its’ subject
” History of Skinningrove”.
The talk included extracts and readings from a variety of books on North East England, and several early ordnance maps.
There were also readings from various fictional works that were based on this area.
Stan Binks, a local artist exhibited several paintings depicting life in Skinningrove in the 1960- 70.
One of our oldest inhabitants, Pem Holiday, wrote some wonderful poems, and his daughter Dawn read one of the most evocative to the assembled audience
Our valley stretches near the sea then stretches far inland
It is our home our heritage something we understand,
From here we helped to build the world and really proud we feel,
Famous for our mermaid and famous for our steel,
We played our part in days gone by, with Romans, maybe most,
With their camps and settlements, and lookout on our coast,
John Paul Jones paid his respects, with cannon from the sea
But we survived from his broadside, and now it’s history,
We dug for iron, dug for jet, a harbour once had we
And through this work this toil and strain, our village always free,
A village, that is all it is, we cannot say a town
But we have lived so happy here, so why come pull us down,
They gave us reasons by the score, they say no natural light
Just take a short trip, look around, then come back and fight,
Our valley is wide open, fame and fortune all have we
Surrounded by the countryside yet living by the sea,
A wealth in itself our Skinningrove, the place where we all dwell,
A greatness we could never buy, nor ever want to sell.
The afternoon ended with everyone joining in to sing a VIN GARBETT song
“FELL OF THE BACK OF A BOAT”
The History Group were delighted with the attendance, and the response they received.
Everyone agreed it was a very entertaining afternoon.
If you would like to buy copies of Pem’s new book email DAWN at firstname.lastname@example.org
or contact the history group at skinhist .co.uk
|23/01/2013||Posted by skinhist5 under News|
|19/10/2012||Posted by johncommarch under News|
Heritage Open Days is an annual programme of events supported nationally by English Heritage; Skinningrove History Group was pleased to take part in 2012 with walks on 6th and 7th September led by members of the group. 18 people took part in the walks that covered part of Skinningrove Valley Trail and included visits to the village’s Methodist Chapel and Cleveland Ironstone Mining Museum. The feedback from visitors was very positive with comments such as “Extremely good. Thoroughly enjoyed. Very informative. Exactly the right pace with plenty of time for questions” and “Very enjoyable. Saw bits of the “Grove” I didn’t know and walked this lovely place in glorious weather”. Here are photographs showing the walkers and guides at various points on the route.
|19/10/2012||Posted by johncommarch under News|
|17/10/2012||Posted by johncommarch under News|
|07/06/2012||Posted by johncommarch under News|
The following is a draft list of shops and other public places in Skinningrove in the 1950s. This is a work in progress and any additions or corrections to this information that you can provide will be very welcome. We will acknowledge your contribution if you wish.
SHOPS and TRADES
Arthur Dart Grocer
Nixons General Dealer
Hudson and Hewison also ran these shops.
NEW COMPANY ROW
Jefferson General Dealer
Jenny Wood General Dealer/bread
Jack and Ivy Alderson took over in the early 1950s
M Saunby (No 17) General Dealer
Smelt Post Office
A Bookmaker was in the upstairs flat next to the Post Office
P Saunby General Dealer
Mrs Milner Cake & Easter Egg Decoration
Mrs Milner later moved to Grove Hill
Mr Hamilton Wooden Toys to order
Mrs Ward General Dealer
Bill Gargett Barber
Jim Adamson Fish and Chips
Later owned by Padgetts
Wilf Duncan Cobbler
Mrs Hodgson Dressmaker
Dickie Humble Barber (147)
Mrs Loughran Cake icing
Jim Hird Milk delivery
Mrs Martha Padgett Made & decorated Easter eggs. She also ran a catalogue.
Meat pie shop Loftus Mine
Gas showroom Skinningrove Road
Surgery (Mrs Hodges) Zetland Row
Mortuary Bottom of Skinningrove Bank
Primary School New Company Row
Secondary School High Street
PLACES of WORSHIP and RECREATION
Wesleyan Chapel (Warden: Lacey) High Street
Methodist Church (Warden: Smelt) Chapel Street
Salvation Army New Company Row (back)
Institute (Managers: Mr & Mrs Will now Wilson Terrace
Timms Coffee House The Square
Workingmen’s Club The Square
Park with toilets Marine Terrace/Beach Road
Secondary School garden Deepdale Lane
Library (twice weekly) School Annex
Mrs J Loughran was the Librarian. It moved again to the Village Hall in 1983.
Before then books could be borrowed for 1d from the Post Office
Gala Day (in August) The Square and elsewhere
Loftus Ironstone Mine (to 1958)
Railway Station (to 1958)