May

9

2010

REDCAR – Vessels in Peril

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Accreditation Cleveland Standard 28/02/1937 VESSELS IN PERIL REDCAR Mountainous Seas B.B.C. S.O.S.    The firing of maroons from the Redcar Pier at six o’ clock on Sunday morning startled most Redcar residents from their beds and braving the terrific storm that raged outside many rushed down...

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May

3

2010

REDCAR – Whit 1935 Weekend

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Accreditation Cleveland Standard 15/06/1935 Redcar’s Whitsun Week-End 1935. _______________________ VARIOUS TYPES OF STREET MERCHANTS _______________________ (SPECIAL TO THE STANDARD)    Last Saturday a miraculous transformation took place in Redcar. At twelve o’clock in the morning all...

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Mar

31

2010

INCIDENT – Rat Nuisance in Redcar

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Accreditation 21/09/1935 1939 RAT NUISANCE IN REDCAR IS THE MENACE A REAL ONE ? “Out of the houses the rats came tumbling. Great rats, small rats, lean rats, brawny rats, Brown rats, black rats, grey rats, tawny rats- “   Is Hamelin Town in Redcar? Following a series of complaints stating...

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Mar

26

2010

REDCAR – How Redcar Grew in King’s Reign 1935

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Accreditation Cleveland Standard 1935 PARK BUILT ON REFUSE DUMP How Redcar Developed in King’s Reign (Special to the “Standard.”)  A story of a park that was built on a refuse dump, a Roman Catholic Chapel that became a laundry, a whale that troubled the sanitary authorities and almost...

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Mar

4

2010

REDCAR – Bus Crash 1934

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Accreditation Cleveland Standard 14/07/1934  HEROISM OF SCHOOLBOYS IN REDCAR ‘BUS SMASH Conductress  Who  Had  No Thought   For  Herself NEARBY HOMES TURNED INTO FIRST – AID  STATIONS (By a “STANDARD” REPRESENTATIVE)             One of the worst road accidents...

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Mar

1

2010

REDCAR – Races A Day out 1867 Style

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Redcar

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Accreditation to the Cleveland Standard 26/05/1934. A Day out at the Races 1867 Style Redcar Races Long Ago           Redcar Races, today the principle Whitsuntide attraction used to be run on the sands. There was only one small ground stand, erected by an enterprising local joiner, and he,...

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Feb

5

2010

BEACH – Sunshine Corner

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Beach

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Sunshine Corner oh its jolly fine It’s for children under ninety nine All are welcome seats are given free Redcar Sunshine Corner is the place for me    How many times have local people sung that, and thought where does that come from? Sunshine Corner was a place on Redcar Beach from 1900 through...

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Feb

5

2010

SEA Coaling

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Beach

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A tide with numerous amounts of sea coal, always a ready winter fuel for residents during the cold winter months. A popular ‘occupation’ in its day, and many a man, woman, and child could be seen as the tide went out begin to collect the sea coal from the beach. Free to anyone who collected...

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Feb

5

2010

REDCAR – Post Offices The Beginning

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1820  Redcar Post Office The Beginning The first post office recorded in Redcar was in the year 1820. It was a timber framed cruck building located at numbers 38-40 High Street. The post office then had a good service with the post being collected every day (during the bathing season – Summer...

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Feb

5

2010

BEACH – Forest under the Sea

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The Forest Under The Sea           The first written account of the submerged forest at Redcar was after it was revealed in 1871. It was recorded in 1871 that antler of red deer and the tusks of wild boar were found, and were very well preserved.           The forest which had been...

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