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St Peters School 1972 onwards
Brotton Old School
Brotton County Modern School
Warsett Secondary School
Badger Hill Primary School
Brotton Working Mens Club
St Peters Church
St Margarets CofE Church
Primitive Methodist Chapel
St Anthonys RC Church
Brotton Cottage Hospital
The White House
Rear High Street
Brotton (Morrisons) Ironstone Mine
Lumpsey Ironstone Mine
Kilton Ironstone Mine
Huntcliffe Ironstone Mine
Craggs Hall Ironstone Mine
Cliffe Ironstone Mine
Skinningrove Ironstone Mine
North Skelton Ironstone Mine
Other Local Mines
Local Heroes - Mary Jarred
Local Heroes - Derek Mclean
Local Heroes - Charles Robinson Sykes
Local Heroes - Henry Alexander Cooper
The Grand Cinema / Hall
Arthur Norman Harker
Joseph Edward Huntrods - Photographer
Clubs and Groups
Baptisms A - C St Margaret's
Baptisms D - F St Margaret's
Baptisms G - I St Margaret's
Baptisms J - L St Margaret's
Baptisms M - P St Margaret's
Baptisms Q - T St Margaret's
Baptisms U - Z St Margaret's
Celebrations / Parties
Family Stories - Taberner Family
Willow Drive & Linden Road Airey Houses
The Station Hotel
Public Houses & Inns - The Shoemakers Arms
Public Houses & Inns - The Green Tree
Public Houses & Inns - The Queens Arms
Public Houses & Inns - The Royal
Public Houses & Inns -The Ship
Public Houses & Inns - The Station
Public Houses & Inns - The Crown
Scouts, Guides, Brownies etc
Holidays & Days Out
Sport - Football
Tarmac Roadstone Ltd
Paddy Waddle's Railway
Pear Tree Cottage
Womens Institute & Mothers Union
Medals & Awards
Links for Brotton History
|Does anyone have any pictures of Ings Lane?, email them to email@example.com|
|Jennifer Harrison and Leigh Fisher pictured in the late 1960's in the fields at the top of Ings Lane before any development.
Image and info kindly supplied by Jennifer Harrison
|Malcolm Moore has kindly sent this photograph of his grandfather Bert Chapman. He is pictured here with his horse Min and his grocery boy.
Malcom tells me he was a greengrocer, (as well as a miner and many other things!) in Ings Lane in about the mid 1930s. The photo was taken by the old water pumping house at the junction of Ings Lane and Cross Grange Street.
Newspaper Clipping taken from the scrapbooks of Mr Arthur Harker - Unknown Edition (about 1955)
Workmen, who have been busy at Ings Lane, Brotton, laying a water main for a piped supply to the houses - which will do away with the stand pipe - have been within a yard of the old supply, a deep well.
The well was situated in the back street, and was about 80 feet deep. The water was drawn to the surface by means of turning a handle, setting into effect, machinery which drew up the water by suction.
Mr. Harry Addison, aged 77, of 19 Ings Lane, has lived in the same house for 60 years, and as a young man went down the well by means of ropes and ladders to effect repairs to the apparatus.
The well was bricked out at the top, the rest being sandstone, and is now securely covered by steel plates, flags and bricks.
Harry Addison - Blacksmith
|Harry Addison pictured above, lived at 19 Ings Lane and ran a blacksmiths shop nearby. He was born in Birmingham in about 1878.
In the 1881 Census he is, aged 3 living in Aston, Birmingham with his parents, Thomas and Elizabeth and siblings; Mary Elizabeth (6), and John Thomas (5).
In the 1891 Census, he is aged 13, Living in Upleatham, North Yorkshire, whith his parents and his sisters Arabella (5) and Annie (1).
In 1901 Harry aged 23 is living with his parent, and siblings Annie (11) and Alf (8) and Hilda (7) the family have moved to Loftus Hall in Loftus and are living in the Lodge as his father Thomas is the Gardener. Harry is Listed as a Blacksmith.
in the 1911 Census, Harry is 33 and is living at 19 Ings Lane and is Living with his wife Ethel Rosina.
Museum To Get Real Live Smithy
|Most of the fittings and part of the building itself from an old blacksmith‘s shop at Brotton have been bought for Preston Park Museum.
Mr. Adrian Zealand at the museum said: “We are taking on of the hearths, a pair of bellows, a hand operated machine for making screw, and a reasonable range of tools.”
Work will start in the spring to move the implements to the museum and at the same time the chimney and brickwork will also be removed.
The shop belongs to one of the country’s oldest blacksmiths, Mr. Harry Addison, of 19 Ings Lane, Brotton, who will be 91 next month, and whose house is only a few yards from the shop.
Last night at his home, Mr. Addison recalled that he had served his apprenticeship in another shop on the main street at Brotton, and went into his present blacksmith’s shop when he was 19. Four years alter he took over the business.
“Those were the days when we worked from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., and the blacksmith’s shop was one of the centres of village life. We worked hard but we were happy and most of our work was with horses and farm implements,” Mr. Addison said.
He is still very active and is making two special presentations to the museum, a miniature farm implement which he made as a youth, and his muleskin shoestring apron.
“I am very please to think that the gear is to be preserved.” He added.
Together with his 85 year old wife, Ethel, Mr. Addison is now looking to seeing the shop reconstructed at the museum.
Dated about 1969, taken from the Scrapbooks of the Late Arthur Harker.