Redcar, The Pier 1896
Photo ref: 37594
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The pier opened in 1873; it was constructed by Head Wrightson, an engineering firm from nearby Stockton-on-Tees with a national reputation. Pleasure cruises used to run from a small landing stage, but a colliding ship wrecked this in 1885. Robert Conway's tariff list is typical of late 19th-century advertising signs.

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This selection of vintage photographs shows some of our finest piers in their heyday, recalling their glory days when seaside piers were at the heart of the traditional British family holiday.

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A Selection of Memories from Redcar

For many years now, we've been inviting visitors to our website to add their own memories to share their experiences of life as it was, prompted by the photographs in our archive. Here are some from Redcar

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I am interested in any information about, or photos of, the McCrie family who lived in Redcar from around 1900 to around 1930.
I believe the girl walking on the left is my mother Joan Outhwaite (nee Urwin). We have a similar photo of Mum in Redcar.
I remember my Grandmother, May Gray and Pop my Grandfather, William Gray, used to go to the Pavilion Theatre which is now, I think, the Cinema over the beach. She used to watch a man called Billy Breem who later became Larry Grayson there. His catch phrase, "Shut that door" came about when the back stage door was open. He turned round and said "Shut that Door". Little did he know that it would later be his catch ...see more
I would like to know the history of this place please, if anyone knows. Thank you.