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Skinningrove in the 1950s

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

HUTTON STREET

Arthur Dart                               Grocer

Nixons                                       General Dealer

Thompson                                General/wallpaper

Hudson and Hewison also ran these shops.

 

NEW COMPANY ROW

Jefferson                                   General Dealer

Co-operative                            Grocer/Butcher/Draper

 

THE SQUARE

Jenny Wood                             General Dealer/bread

Jack and Ivy Alderson took over in the early 1950s

Sanderson                                 Bookmaker

 

STONE ROW

M Saunby  (No 17)                   General Dealer

Smelt                                          Post Office

A Bookmaker was in the upstairs flat next to the Post Office

 

HIGH STREET

P Saunby                                   General Dealer

 

CLIFF STREET

Mrs Milner                                Cake & Easter Egg Decoration

Mrs Milner later moved to Grove Hill

Mr Hamilton                             Wooden Toys to order

 

MARINE TERRACE

Mrs Ward                                  General Dealer

 

BEACH ROAD

Bill Gargett                                Barber

Jim Adamson                           Fish and Chips

Later owned by Padgetts

 

ALBION PLACE

Wilf Duncan                             Cobbler

 

GROVE HILL

Mrs Hodgson                            Dressmaker

Dickie Humble                         Barber  (147)

 

ANGLING GREEN

Mrs Loughran                          Cake icing

 

KILTON MILL

Jim Hird                                    Milk delivery

 

CHAPEL STREET

Mrs Martha Padgett                Made & decorated Easter eggs. She also ran a catalogue.

 

 

Meat pie shop                           Loftus Mine

Gas showroom                          Skinningrove Road

 

HEALTH

Surgery  (Mrs Hodges)          Zetland Row

Mortuary                 Bottom of Skinningrove Bank

EDUCATION

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

                                                                        Other Features

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)

Bus service

5 Responses to Skinningrove in the 1950s

  1. The Library was originally in the Working Mens Institute second room on the left
    Mr Willis was the Caretaker.Although he only had one leg he was too fast for us kids so we behaved ourselves.
    Josh Scott and his wife Eileen had Timms followed by Maurice Grout. Josh was the first man to own a car in the village

  2. P.S Mr Trembath assisted Mr and Mrs Lacey runing the Sunday School.
    In the early 50s Miss Little was the primary Head, Mrs Forrest, Mrs Sharp or Sharples and Mrs Willis Formally Tudor were the teachers. Senior School Mr Snowdon Head Mr Temple, Mr Robson and Mrs Proctor the teachers.

  3. mr willis was my granddad and he was also in the miners band he and my gran lived in the institute (tute) house and he took his work as caretaker very seriously my dad george (spuggy) was also in the band so my sister and i felt very privelaged to be allowed to help my mam to polish the instuments happy days

  4. kev Hamlinton

    Mr Norman Hamlinton the wooden toy maker was my uncle…

  5. Herbert Trembath was my Dad – before moving to Loftus, he lived in the High Street at Skinningrove. His parents were Richard and Lucy, brother Horace. My Dad was a Local Preacher in the area for 40 years. He worked at the steelworks as a boilersmith until a bad accident there meant he was unable to continue that line of work, he later became caretaker for Carlin How Primary School.