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Memories of Saltburn-By-The-Sea
A Childhood Memory of Saltburn
I must have been about 7 years of age or even a bit younger when my mother brought me to stay in a chalet on the cliff edge, just alongside the Ship Inn. I played on the banks behind the Ship Inn and on Cat Nab and spent some really happy days in Saltburn. I remember still the sound of the sea as I was going to sleep and again when waking. Little did I realise then that my wife and I would settle in Saltburn many years later. The Chalets have long since vanished - the only remains are portions of the concrete bases on which the Chalets were built, but standing close by still evokes a nostalgic response. I believe, shortly after Fran and I moved into the East Cleveland area to live (about 1969), the Chalets were subject to arson attack by vandals. I would dearly love to have information about any of the owners or their families as whilst I know the... Read more
On this photograph there is a little 'bump' on the horizon just below Warsett. That 'bump' is 3 railway cottages and my Dad lived in No. l with his parents and brother and sister around 1912 - 13ish when he was school age. He went to Brotton School where he met my mum. My grandad had the Signal Box at Huntcliff and then Carlin How and they then moved to Skinningrove. I was about 4 years old when Dad, Mum and I moved back to Huntcliff into No. 3. I loved my time up there. Our nearest neighbours were at Brough Cottage and the 3 farms round about were owned by Ventress, Williamson and Stephenson families. We had some rough winters when it was difficult to get to Brotton and to school and chapel but we had some wonderful summers too, when I got to spend hours outdoors, playing at the farm or in the fields. I used to catch newts, and frogspawn by the bottleful from pools in the... Read more
I remember that The Green Howards (Army) did a renovation on the church some years ago. It could be anywhere between 1960 / 1970 ish, but I do remember that as a philatelist, a First Day Cover was issued and I bought one. Unfortunately I sold on my collection, so can't pinpoint that event. I know that they did a great clean up job, whitewashing the inner church and doing a general tidy up. I have recently been up to take my own photographs for my church 'Newsletter' as I do write up places of interest as a feature.
If anyone could furnish me with facts about the church I would be pleased to hear from them. My email is email@example.com
We lived in Upleatham, my gran, grandad and my mum and dad. I was really young and my grandparents had lived there for a long time. We lived in a row of houses as the centre of the village and my grandad worked in the local saw mill and had other jobs. We had no electricity and no running hot or cold water. We had an outhouse at the back of the house up a hill. It was really cold going up there in winter! No bathroom and the men used to shave in the kitchen using the sink. I remember that grandad had the kind of razor that he sharpened on a leather strap.
My mum and gran had to do everything by hand, baking, washing and all the housework. Upleatham was a nice community and we knew everyone in the village. There were rooks that inhabited the woods behind our house and my grandad taught me everything about the nature around us.
We took the bus into Saltburn... Read more
I have happy childhood memories of walks to Upleatham's tiny church with my dad when I spent 15 years of my childhood living at Skelton. We would walk to the church through the fields from Barns Farm.
Even though I was so young I rember my mum saying that the little church had work done on it and so Dad took me along to visit the church not long after its renovaton by the Green Howards in the year 1966. At the time it came under the parish of Skelton, and Micheal Stark was rector and vicar of Upleatham. I remember the door always being open for private prayer and to be able to see the things of interest and read up on some of the local history. The church was always nicely kept with flowers along with a little book stall and you put the money in a box in the wall near the door. I rember my dad buying me two Bible story Ladybird books which I still... Read more