1800’s Timeline

Here we list the important events from the years 1900 to 1999. They are listed in blocks of 10 years. If you have any other events or additional information then please feel free to contact us.


369 Saltburn – Known that a watchtower built by the Romans was situated on Huntcliff. Saltburn. By lighting of fires sent out messages warning other locations (with watchtowers) of possible danger etc.
410 Romans left Britain
450 Angles (Denmark) and Saxons (Germans) settling in Britain. River Tees area. Mainly Angles from South Jutland settling in areas near rivers and sea.
Circa 550 Anglo-Saxon King Ida conquers land to the South of the Tees.
642 King of Oswy shares land south from Northumbria with Oswine (King of Deria) to south of the Tees.
651 King Oswy of Bernicia appointed Ethelwald, (son of King Oswald) to land South of the Tees.
680 St. Hilda abbess of Whitby died.
793 Vikings raid Lindisfarne followed by Hartlepool in 800
867 Danes now seem to be settling on land South of the River Tees, Yorkshire.
918 Irish-Viking area of Yorkshire ruled by Ragnald follwing capture of York.
954 Yorkhire becomes ruled by King’s from Southern England
1014 King Canute elected KIng of England.
1069 William the Conqueror in Yorkshire with campaign which foces people from to area onto the North Yorkshire Moors
1086 Two Northern Earls rebel against Norman raiders. Believed to have been a battle on Coatham Marshes
10/07/1099 The death of El Cid, national hero of Spain.
05/08/1100 In Westminster Abbey, Henry 1 was crowned KIng of England.
1139 River Tees now border for Scotland
1157 King Henry II reclaims Northumberland from the Scots. River Tees no longer border between England and Scotland.
09/08/1173 Construction of the Leaning Tower of Pisa began in Italy.
20/09/1187 Saladin, the first Sultan of Egypt and Syria, began Siege of Jerusalem.
03/09/1189 Richard 1 ‘The Lionheart’ of England was crowned in Westminster, London.
1200s Known that John Andrew ‘King born Saltburn took over Smugglers’ took over The Ship Inn, Old Saltburn.
1205 Port of Coatham pays King John’s custom toll of 17 shillings.
15/06/1215 King John of England put his seal on the ‘Magna Carta’.
1215 Hermitage located at Saltburn.
1257 Market and fair granted to Marmaduke de Thweng at Coatham near Redcar
24/06/2015 Battle of Bannockburn; Scotland regained independence from England.
1400’s Sulpitius Chapel
Sulpitius Chapel was its name in the 15th century. First mention to come about referees to the middle late 1400’s than again in the middle 1800’s. Human bones were found adjacent to Fisherman’s Crossing in 1911, which were buried in Coatham Church yard.
No one knows today where the exact location, where the Sulpitius Chapel was situated. The nearest places would appear to be Coatham Marshes near to the Marsh House Farm.
1470 First indication of shipbuilding on the River Tees when a ship made of wood and iron nails is built for Bishop of Durham.
19/11/1493 Christopher Columbus discovered Puerto Rico.
31/07/1498 Christopher Columbus landed in Trinidad.
13/09/1501 Michelangelo begins work on his statue of David.
13/09/1503 Michelangelo began work on his famous statue ‘David’.
1510 Redcar recorded as being a ‘poor fishing town.
15/09/1514 Thomas Wolsey became Archbishop of York.
1551 The first sixpence brought into circulation.
17/11/1558 Elizabeth 1 ascended the English throne.
23/04/1564 The birth of William Shakespeare at Stratford-on-Avon. He also died on this date in 1616.
1586 The land of Kirkleatham sold to a William Bellasis
1587 The plague hits the North East area.
05/11/1605 The ‘Gunpowder Plot’ failed to destroy Parliament.
10/09/1609 Henry Hudson discovers Manhattan Island and the indigenous people living there.
29/06/1613 London’s Globe Theatre burned to the ground.
1614 Hartlepool onlyses port on North East coast, but a report of Yarm inland (River Tees) recorded
18/06/1815 Napoleon defeated at Waterloo by British and Allied forces as he faced the Duke of Wellington
23/04/1616 The death of William Shakespeare.. He was born on this date 15/04/1564 at Stratford-on-Avon.
29/10/1618 Sir Walter Raleigh was executed for alleged conspiracy against James 1 of England.
15/08/1620 Merchant ships ‘The Mayflower and ‘Speedwell’ left Plymouth for the New World, but both returned because of bad weather
1622 Stockton rpeorted with ships being loaded with coal for use elsewhere.
18/11/1626 St. Peter’s Basilica is consecrated.
1623 Manor of Kirkleatham sold again, from William Bellasis to John Turner.
1635 Extensive flooding reported along the River Tees.
23/10/1642 ‘The Battle of Edgehill’: the first major conflict of the English Civil War.
02/09/1666 Great Fire of London began at 2am in Pudding Lane, 80% of London was destroyed.
15/10/1666 The first waistcoat was worn by King Charles II, according to Samuel Pepys.
1676 Kirkleatham Turner’s Hospital came into being.
1708 Kirkleatham School by Sir William Turner called Kirkleatham Old Hall.
1728 Marton in Cleveland Captain Cook was born.
22/09/1735 Walpole became the first British politician to occupy 10, Downing Street.
1740 Land on the North side of the River Tees reclaimed from the sea.
1740 Thomas Dundas was born. He had been created Baron Dundas of Aske in 1794
1748 Lowther family purchase the manor of Wilton
04/09/1752 Calendar was reformed as Britain was 11 days behind the rest of Europe. This meant in Britain, 3rd September 1752, became the 14th September 1752, and 11 days of the calendar went missing.
(i.e. As of the start of 1752, the Gregorian calendar was 11 days ahead of the Julian calendar.)
17/03/1753 First Official St. Patrick’s Day.
1753 Extensive flooding again reported along River Tees
1767 First sighting of the island of Tahiti, by English sea captain, Samuel Wallis.
1774 Flooding destroys bridges and property over vast area.
1779 Captain Cook murdered at Hawaii.
1780 Some river traffic (boats) stuck in river due river freezing over.
07/10/1769 Captain Cook reached New Zealand.
04/05/1780 The first Derby Horse Race was run at Epsom, won by ‘Diomed’
02/01/1833 Reassertion of British sovereignty over the Falkland Islands.
03/11/1873 Highwayman John Austin became the last person to be hanged at Tyburn, London.
08/08/1876 Mount Blanc was scaled. The highest mountain in the Alps stands 4,810m above sea level
17/08/1786 The birth of Davy Crockett ‘Battle of the Alamo’
14/07/1789 French revolutionaries stormed the Bastille. National Day in France.
28/04/1789 Captain Bligh and 16 loyalists set adrift in a launch from the ship ‘HMS Bounty’ as mutineers took over the ship. It is said that he steered the launch in the South Pacific 3,618 miles to Timor.
04/12/1791 The first issue of ‘The Observer’, the first Sunday Newspaper, was published.
1794 Thomas Dundas created Baron Dundas of Aske.
1795 Vessels of weight 125 tons reaching port of Stockton.
25/071797 Horatio Nelson lost his right arm during the failed attempt to conquer Tenerife.
1800 Boundary Fence was built as such was the rivalry in the past between Coatham and Redcar, they put up a wooden boundary fence between their two communities to make quite clear which area you were in. The boundary fence started in West terrace, and travelled southerly in a straight line between West Dyke ditch to Kirkleatham.

1800 Warrenby Church.
Sulpitius Chapel was its name in the 15th century. First mention to come about referees to the middle late 1400’s than again in the middle 1800’s
Human bones were found adjacent to Fisherman’s Crossing in 1911, which were buried in Coatham Church yard.
No one knows today where the exact location, where the Sulpitius Chapel was situated.
The nearest places would appear to be Coatham Marshes near to the Marsh House Farm.
1800 Further land reclaimed along north side of River Tees.
1801 The first Census was undertaken in Britain.
1801 First national census – 115 houses with 170 males and 261 females Population of Redcar 431. Coatham population was included in Kirkleatham.
1801 Redcar & Marske following information revealed. 217 house, 227 families, 934 inhabitants, and the number of females exceeded males by nearly two to one.
03/03/1802 Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata was published.
19/05/1802 Napoleon Bonaparte founds the Legion of Honour.
1802 At this time Redcar was a village of only two rows of houses.
1802 Rev Thomas Williamson placed an order with Henry Greathead for a lifeboat at Redcar.
07/10/1802 Built in Sunderland the arrival of the lifeboat, Cost £200,,raised by fishermen. New Lifeboat into service in Redcar, and just called ‘Lifeboat’ saving over 502 lives. (This went on to be the oldest lifeboat in the World the ‘Zetland’).
07/10/1802 Redcar population was 500
26/10/1803 Joseph Hansom, inventor of the Hansom Cab in 1834 was born. They proved the most popular cabs and were later introduced in New York.
1804 At this time the village of Redcar had 160 houses.
01/12/1804 Napoleon was crowned emperor of France at the Cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris.
18/05/1804 Napoleon Bonaparte proclaimed Emperor of France.
21/10/1805 Lord Nelson, English naval hero, killed at the Battle of Trafalgar, dying at the moment the Franco-Spanish fleet surrendered.
20/11/1805 Beethoven’s only opera ‘Fidelio’ premieres in Vienna.
19/01/1806 The United Kingdom occupied the Cape of Good Hope.
22/11/1808 Thomas Cook, who pioneered the holiday package tour, was born in Derbyshire.
17/08/1896 First pedestrian kiolled in Britain by a motor vehicle Mrs Bridget Driscoll of Croydon. Vehicle travelling at 4mph.
1807 Next to school was the Methodist Meeting House – the first place of worship in Redcar.
1807 Zetland School built on West Terrace, with masters houses donated by Earl of Zetland.
1808 Rev William S Graves said, “Sand hills are as high as the cottages”.
1808 Tees Navigation Company formed and took over the running of ship activity. The Turner family lost all rights to levy charges to visiting ships.
29/12/1809 William Ewart Gladstone was born in Liverpool. Four times prime minister, he is remembered not only for politics but for the Gladstone bag and Gladstone collar.
1810 By this date, Redcar was beginning to be known as a health resort and it had 12 bathing machines. However, it was still mainly a fishing village, with about 160 houses built along sides of one street, which was always covered with heaps of drift sand.
01/03/1810 Composer Frederic Chopin was born near Warsaw, Poland.
27/04/1810 Beethoven composes ‘Fur Elsie’.
1810 W. Hutton published a book “A Trip to Coatham”.
1810 William Hutton said, “Coatham and Redcar are two separate villages scarcely known as neighbours.
1810 Sir Charles Turner died.
1811 Population of Redcar 411.
14/09/1812 Napoleon entered Moscow which had been abandoned by the Russians and their scorched earth policy. He soon retreated as Winter was approaching.
16/11/1812 Reported that concern was growing between the council and LNER regarding the cleaning of the footbridge across the West Dyke Road crossing. The council had already agreed to lightly clean the bridge litter etc, but no reply was forthcoming from LNER. A local reporter suggest that the council had more than accommodated LNER and he/she stated that, “If the councils requirement were not met the LNER should cover the bridge up, and put locked gates at both sides to stop access”.
08/12/1813 Premiers of Beethoven’s
Seventh Symphony
1815 Redcar’s only street was the High Street, and had 62 houses and the Red Lion Inn (South side), 48 houses and the Swan & Ship Inn (North side).
1815 Lifeboat House the only building fronting the sea. 5 houses situated in road between South and North Side.
26/02/1815 Napoleon Bonaparte escapes from Elba.
15/07/1815 Napoleonic Wars: Napoleon Bonaparte surrenders aboard HMS Bellerophon.
24/11/1815 The birth of English heroine Grace Darling.
21/04/1816 Charlotte Bronte, eldest daughter of the three Bronte Sisters and author of Jayne Eyre, was born in Thornton, Yorkshire
06/07/1816 Richard Brinsley Sheridan, Irish born playwright of The Rivals died. He became manager of the Drury Lane Theatre as well as a politician but died in poverty.
08/03/1817 The New York Stock Exchange is founded.
07/07/2017 The first authentic historical novel. Sir Walter Scott’s Waverly
18/07/1817 Author Jane Austin died at the age of 41. Medical authorities now believe she died fro Addison’s Disease.
30/12/1817 First coffee planted in Hawaii
1818 Subscription commenced for the erection of St. Peters Church.
05/05/1818 Father of communism Karl Heinrich Marx was born in Trier, Germany, the son of a Jewish lawyer.
06/02/1819 Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles founds Singapore.
24/05/1819 Queen Victoria was born at Kensington Palace.
26/08/1819 Prince Albert Consort to Queen Victoria, was born in Bavaria.
1819 Town had 12 bathing machines, a theatre and library.
12/05/1820 Florence Nightingale Born in Florence (after the city of her birth.
14/06/1820 Thomas Dundas died aged 80.
1820 Post Office established at 38-40 High Street.
1820 Council acquired foreshore rights. The traders on the beach i.e. stalls, kiosks found that the rents on their businesses were to expensive, so left the beach area.
23/02/1821 John Keats, English poet famous for his odes, died of tuberculosis in Rome, aged 25.
18/06/1821 Coronation of George IV of the United Kingdom.
27/09/1821 Mexico gains its independence from Spain.
04/11/1821 Ninety-five ships were driven ashore off Redcar.
1821 Baines Directory shows Redcar population 279 Males and 394 Females. Possible imbalance was that many fishermen had to move away to make a living
16/02/1822 Francis Galton, founder of a new science called “eugenics” was born in Birmingham. Among his ideas was the systematic creation of a superior race of human beings, later tried by Hitler.
28/02/1822 It was reported that a smuggler on Redcar Rocks, laden with gin, was assisted off the rocks to safety by Redcar Fishermen, who received payment in kind i.e. Gin
30/03/1822 The Florida Territory is created in the United States
13/10/1822 Stormy weather caused The brig Ovington, of Newcastle, Captain in charge Cpt. Waters, Became wrecked on Marske sands. 13 people on board all saved, one dying later on shore.
13/10/1822 Five colliers ashore West Coatham sands.
1822 This year believed to be the first occasion that the drum was used to summon the lifeboat men
1823 Foundation stone laid for St. Peters Church.
1823 Bathing Machine purchased by Dinah Carter and hired out to bathers on Redcar Beach.
10/05/1824 The Nationa Gallery in London opens to the public.
1824 11th, October, 140 ships driven onto shore at Redcar.Plans were later suggested for the construction of a harbour to safeguard shipping but nothing came of them.
1825 Between this year and 100 years hence 1925 – 500 vessels of different description would be wrecked on the coastline stretching from the entrance to the Tees River, to a point at Saltburn.
25/08/1825 Uruguay declared independence from Brazil.
27/09/1825 The Stockton and Darlington Railway, the world’s first public passenger service – built by George Stephenson – was inaugurated.
1826 The whaler ‘Esk’ 7th September, onto rocks Redcar East during on shore winds. 17 lives lost.
26/03/1827 Famously deaf composer Ludwig van Beethoven died in Vienna aged 57
26/01/1828 The Duke of Wellington became Prime Minister.
1828 James Fleck Master mariner brother-in-law to James Cook died April 20th. Buried St. Germain’s Church, Marske.
24/12/1828 William Burke went on trial in Edinburgh. He was charged with grave robbing and murdering locals to sell their bodies to medical professionals for dissection. Later hanged. Partner William Hare.
28/01/1829 Body-snatcher William Burke was hanged in front of a huge crowd.
12/03/1829 Cambridge University challenged Oxford University to a rowing race.
06/10/1829 Trials at Rainhill for a locomotive to use on the Liverpool to Manchester Railway. The winner Stephenson’s Rocket..
27/12/1830 Chain Bridge built over the River Tees and Middlesbrough Branch of the Stockton and Darlington Railway opened. Bridge built above Stockton.
01/08/1831 A new London Bridge opens.
29/08/1831 Michael Faraday discovers electromagnetic induction.
1832 CHOLERA deaths at Hartlepool numbered 57 out of a population of 1400.
02/01/1833 Reassertion of British Sovereignty over the Falkland Islands.
1833 1st Agricultural Show held Redcar Racecourse – lasted 134 years.
1833 Port William Harbour Scheme envisaged.
21/10/1833 Alfred Nobel, industrialist, and inventor of Dynamite was born in Stockholm. He was the founder of the Nobel Prizes.
19/12/1835 Naturalist Charles Darwin arrived at New Zealand, on a voyage which was estimate to take 3 years. The trip lasted 5 years.
30/08/1835 Melbourne, is founded.
30/11/1835 Mark Twain, author of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, and The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn, was born in Missouri.
12/03/1836 Isabella Mary Mayson, who became Mrs Beeton of cookery book fame, was born in London
1838 Grandson of Sir Lawrence Dundas, made 1st Earl of Zetland.
26/06/1838 Queen Victoria was crowned in Westminster Abbey, aged 19. During the ceremony, Austrian composer Johann Strauss conducted his orchestra playing God Save The Queen.
07/09/1838 Grace Darling, 22, daughter of a lighthouse keeper, made the famous rescue of the crew of the steamship Forfarshire, shipwrecked near the Farne Islands off the Northumberland coast
13/07/1837 Queen Victoria moved into Buckingham Palace, the first monarch to live there.
1839 Bill laid before Parliament for Port William Harbour Scheme, but strongly opposed by the Port of Stockton, who felt their trade would suffer.
19/02/1839 1st Earl of Zetland, died aged 72. The title bestowed 2nd July1838. , less than a week after Queen Victoria coronation. Prior to that he had been Baron Dundas of Aske.
26/02/1839 The first Grand National Race was held at Aintree Racecourse.
09/09/1839 John Herschel takes the first glass-plate photograph.
15/10/1839 Queen Victoria proposed to her cousin Prince Albert, the son of her uncle Duke Ernest of Sax-Coburg-Gotha.
10/01/1840 Uniform Penny Postage was introduced after a short test of charging by weight at 4d rate.
14/06/1839 The first Henley Regatta on the River Thames took place.
06/05/1840 First adhesive postage stamps released 1d Black and the the 2d Blue.
21/05/1840 New Zealand was declared a British colony.
1840 The main decoy known to have been constructed on Coatham Marsh was made in 1840, by the then owner, Mr. H. Vansittart, round part of a “stell” or “fleet” off the meadows down to the Tees.
1840 30 vessels got into difficult during one day of this year. All along the coastline between the River Tees & Saltburn. Date not known
1840 Middlesbrough Docks opened.
07/10/1840 Willern II becomes King of the Netherlands.
10/02/1840 Queen Victoria married Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha.
20/01/1841 Hong Kong Island is occupied by the British.
30/10/1841 Fire at the Tower of London.
1841 Coatham waned as a resort and all bathing machines etc., moved to Redcar.
09/11/1841 Edward VII eldest son of Queen Victoria and Price Albert was born.
27/12/1841 John Coulson held a public meeting in the Crown and Anchor Hotel, High Street, Redcar, regarding his projection of extending the railway from Middlesbrough to Redcar.
1842 Biggest catches of Salmon caught on the River Tees.
1842 02/04/1842 Provisional Committee formed re extension of railway to Redcar, and steps were taken for an application for an Act of Parliament.
13/06/1842 Queen Victoria became the first British monarch to travel by train.
06/04/1843 William Wordsworth was appointed Poet Laureate – the day before his 73rd birthday.
04/11/1843 Nelson’s Column was completed in Trafalgar Square, London.
11/11/1843 ‘The Ugly Duckling’, by Hans Christian Anderson, was first published.
17/12/1843 The first publication of ‘A Christmas Carol’, by Charles Dickens
1844 Charles Dickens said, “What a desolate place”.
23/06/1844 Charles Dickens, novelist, came to Marske on his way to gine one of his celebrated readings. He took a stroll in St. Germain’s churchyard looking for the grave of James Cook, the father of the great explorer. No headstone and a person pointed out the grave to him.
11/10/1844 Beaked Beans magnate HJ Heinz was born of German parents in Pittsburgh.
21/10/1844 Directors of Stockton & Darlington Railway Co.s meet in Middlesbrough with original Redcar committee in favour of the scheme from Redcar to Middlesbrough.
17/03/1845 Elastic bands were patented by Stephen Perry at a firm of vulcanised rubber manufacturers in England.
21/07/1845 Act of Parliament received Royal assent which authorised the building of the railway from Middlesbrough to Redcar. Central Railway Station built ready to accept new trains fro Middlesbrough.
1845 28/09/1745 The British National Anthem was sung for the first time.
1846 With the extension of the Stockton and Darlington Railway to Redcar, it began to develop as a fashionable watering place. It also took part in the general eaxpansion connected with the iron trade. Several iron-stone workings were established in the area.
20/01/1846 The first issue of the Daily News, editied by Charles Dickens, was published in competition to The Times.
1846 Railway cottages located at Redcar.
1846 Racehorse called The Flying Dutchman bred at Kirkleatham Hall. Became cam a champion losing only one of his races.
12/09/1846 Elizabeth Barrett elopes with Robert Browning.
13/12/1846 ‘Wuthering Heights’, by Emily Bronte, was first published.
21/12/1846 Robert Liston used anaesthetic (ether) for the first time in a British operation at University College, London, to perform an amputation of a leg.
03/031847 Alexander Graham Bell, inventor of the telephone, was born in Edinburgh.
1847 The birth of Scottish inventor Alexander Graham Bell.
16/09/1847 The United Shakespeare Company bought the house in which Shakespeare was born at Stratford-on-Avon, Warwickshire for £3,000. It was the first building in Britain to be officially preserved.
02/10/1847 Fire at the new Redcar Railway Station.
08/11/1847 Dracula creator Bram Stoker was born in Dublin.
1848 Sternboard from a 380 tonne barque washed up on Redcar beach, bearing the name Lord Byron.
Note Now in the Zetland Museum after being refurbished.
1848 Railway Cottages built near to original track.
1848 Population was estimated as being less than 1,500.
1848 Reported that fish cobbles/100 men and boys were transporting fish from Redcar to many parts of the country including London.
1848 The Zetland rooms later to become the Zetland Hotel opened a small library with books loaned by John Atkinson.
11/07/1848 Waterloo railway station in London opens.
18/07/1848 The birth of English cricketer W. G. Grace
18/07/1848 WG Grace English crickerter 37 years playing scored nearly 51,000 runs and took more than 2,800 wickets.
1848 Fishing still the main industry with over 36 Cobbles employing ‘One hundred men and boys’.
1848 Large Cobbles (46ft long) costing 30-40 guineas, and the smaller ones (25ft long) costing 12-15 guineas.
1849 Yarm Viaduct built.
1851 The population of Redcar was 1,032.
20/03/1855 Charlotte Bronte, eldest of the Bronte sisters and author of Jayne Eyre, died.
1858 The Can-Can was first performed in Offenbach’s Orpheus in the Underworld in Paris.
16/09/1859 David Livingstone discovered Lake Nyasa.
24/11/1859 The Origin Of Species by Charles Darwin was published.
1861 Stockton & Darlington Railway extended to Saltburn
1889 Redcar and Coatham were amalgamated into one Urban District.


1850 Ironstone discoved in the Eston Hills by John Vaughan
1850 1850 W. Walker & Sons, auctioneer, opened an office in Redcar in 1850. In 1932 the faded advertisement of this could be seen on the wall of Taylor’s Shop gable-end, Newcomen Street.
18/03/1850 American Express is founded by Henry Wells and William Fargo.
16/04/1850 Marie Tussauds died at the age of 88. She established the world famous waxworks near Baker Street, London in 1835. (later burnt down) re-sited 1928 Marylebone Road 1928 as Madame Tussauds
19/11/1850 Alfred Lord Tennyson became Poet Laureate and held the post for 42 years. He was six when he wrote a 6,000 line poem.
1851 The population of Redcar was 1,032.
1851 This is the duplication for another 1851 entry.BBC
24/10/1851 William Lassell discovers the moons Umbriel and Uranus.
1851 First blast furnace built Middlesbrough
12/08/1851 Isaac Singer is granted patent for his sewing machine
00/08/1852 15 stone and 11 feet long sturgeon was caught in the River Tees
1852 Tees Conservancy Commision set up by Act of Parliament. Formerly was the Tees Navigattion Company.
13/03/1853 Artist Vincent van Gough, who painted Sunflowers was born in the Dutch village of Groot-Zundert.
1853 Wesleyan Chapel built in West Terrace.
02/07/1853 Russian Invasion of Turkey which led to the Crimean War.
1854 First steel ship built along the River Tees at Stockton.
1854 Christ Church, Coatham consecrated and built( by Mrs. Newcomen of Kirkleatham Hall.) Known as “The Church In The Fields”.
1854 September 1854 Cholera outbreaks (plus typhoid). Fisherman’s Square rebuilt as ‘South Terrace’.
13/10/1853 Lily Langton, British actress and mistress of Edward VII when he was Prince of Wales was born in Jersey.
21/10/1854 Florence Nightingale, with a staff of 38 nurses, was sent to the Crimean War.
25/10/1854 The battle of Balaclava the Crimean War (Charge of the Light Brigade).
1854 Coatham became a separate parish.
1855 Congregational Church erected in Lord Street in 1855, in a building of stone, Gothic style, with small steeple, seating 300 people.
1855 A ‘Redcar Mutual Improvement Society’ was formed in the town.
1855 No separate authority for Redcar before this date. Order made under- The Public Health Act, 1848 came into being and put Redcar into the parish of Marske.
17/11/1855 David Livingstone becomes the first European to see the Victoria Falls.
27/12/1830 Chain Bridge built over the River Tees and Middlesbrough Branch of the Stockton and Darlington Railway opened. Bridge built above Stockton.
25/02/1856 A peace conference opens in Paris after the Crimean War.
26/07/1856 George Bernard Shaw, playwright, was born in Dublin. Failed novelist was 36 when his first play, Widows’ Houses was performed.
22/02/1857 Lord Baden Powell, English hero of the siege of Mafeking duriong the Boer War and founder of the Boy Scout movement in 1908 in 1908, was born in London.
11/05/1857 Indian rebellion of 1857: Indian rebels seize Delhi from the British.
02/06/1857 Composer Sir Edward Elgar was born in Broadheath, Worcs.
1857 Gas works built in Thrush Lane.
1858 Congregational Church built corner of Lord Street (9 Back Lane) and West Dyke Road. The stone was given by the Earl of Dundas.
1858 Redcar Cricket Club came into being.
14/07/1858 Suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst was born in Manchester.
22/12/1858 Giacomo Puccini, Italian composer of popular operas including La Boheme, Madame Butterfly and Turandot, which was never completed, was born in Lucca.
04/02/1859 The Codex Sinaiticus is discovered in Egypt.
1859 ‘Port William’ was a planned harbour of refuge which was never built.
1859 Up until this year (1859) it was illegal if YOU DID NOT celebrate Guy Fawkes Night.
1859 Zetland School and Masters houses built for 150 pupils. Built by Lord Zetland.
31/05/1859 Big Ben, in the clock tower of the Houses of Parliament in London first began recording time.
30/06/1859 The great tightrope walker Blondin crossed Niagara Falls from the US to Canada in eight minutes. The rope was stretched 1,100 feet and suspended 160 feet above the Falls.
23/07/1859 From 23/07/1859 until 05/10/1859 Nathanial Hawthorne the author stayed at 115, High Street, Redcar with a Mrs King whilst he wrote his books ‘The Magic Faun’. The American Book Club of Cincinatti, preparing the new book for Hawthorne wrote to the Mayor of Redcar, requesting photographs of the house.
1859 National Lifeboat Institution took over the management of Zetland – Redcar Lifeboat.
1859 Port William modified plans put forward but harbour built at Hartlepool in preference to Redcar.
1859 The oldest School in Redcar Zetland Primary School, was established by Lord Zetland.
1859 Cottage Hospital set up in Middlesbrough by Sister Frances Mary Rachel JAQUES
15/09/1859 Isambard Kingdom Brunel probably the greatest British engineer died. He designed the Clifton suspension bridge and designed and built the three largest ships in the world.
1859 First steel ship built on the River Tees at Stockton
1859 CAWTHORNE – Nigel American, Author of The Marble Fawn
Travelling apparently around the North East Coast. Came to Redcar on 26 July 1859, in the quietness that was Redcar at the time; he worked on his final great novel The Marble Faun. He was supposedly resident in a house situated near the corner of the High Street and King Street.
24/11/1859 Charles Darwin publishes “On the Origin of Species.”
1860 Primitive Methodist Church, erected 1860 in plain brick, at Lord Street seating 250 people.
1860 Gospel Mission Rooms in Wilton Street built around this period seating 250 people.
1860 Coatham Parish was formed. Prior to this it had been part of Kirkleatham Parish.
1860 Rev John Postlethwaite first vicar of Coatham bought land from Mrs. Newcomen for the Convalescent Home.
1860 Post Office operating from 44 High Street, Redcar.
1860 Redcar’s population reached 1,300.
11/01/1861 The River Tees was frozen over, with people skating on ice in the Stockton/Yarm areas of the river.
17/05/1861 Group of holidaymakers set off from London to Paris on the first package trip arranged by Thomas Cook.
1861 “Back Lane” renamed “Lord Street”.
1861 Census recorded that there was the 2,000 inhabiatans, with 1,400 in Coatham.
1861 Railway extended to Saltburn with new Redcar Central Station.
1861 Railway Cottages taken down and rebuilt in Kirkleatham Village where they are today.
1861 Port plan for Redcar being a sheletering port for ships. To be called Port William. Plan failed.
1861 Central Railway Station closed and stands empty.
28/08/1862 The New Central hall was opened In Redcar. Formerly the railway station. Re-furbish into a hall 130′ long by 45 feet, and held 2,000 people.
1863 South Gare – Sir Issac Wilson from Nunthorpe Hall laid the first foundation stone, although it was not completed until 24 years later.
1864 Proposition by local board to pull down all the cottages on sea front and build large lodging houses. (Somerset House was the only one built in 1870).
1864 Lifeboats Crossley into service saving 6 lives.
08/12/1864 The Clifton Suspension Bridge over the River Avon at Bristol designed by Brunel, was opened.
1865 Sir Hugh Bell made Chairman of the Tees Conservancy Commission.
1866 Visitors handbook – Redcar verses Coatham. There was a 400yards green belt between the villages.
28/07/1866 Birth of children’s author Beatrix Potter.
23/08/1866 Austro-Prussian War ends with the Treaty of Prague.
1866 Friends meeting House built on Station Road.
21/09/1866 The birth of author H. G. Wells in Bromley, Kent.
1867 Lifeboats – The Burton-on-Trent into service saved 65 lives
1868 Building of Red Barnes House started. To be the home of Thomas Hugh Bell a famous industrialist. Home also of Gertrude Lowthian Bell.
1868 Saltburn Pier Built.
1868 15/01/1868. Flock of wild swans visited Saltscar Rocks neighbourhood. Several sports men endeavoured to have them shot, but unable to get close enough. Rare event on this part of the coast.
1870 The former Coatham Hotel is still situated at the West end of Redcar being built in 1870,
1870 John Gilbert Baker said, “From Middlesbrough to Redcar is margin ed by a series of low marshy fields, intersected by tidal ditches. Railway runs not far from the sea.
1870 Iron stone mining commenced in Kirkleatham.
1870 08/07/1870. Bicycle race from Marske to Redcar held for the first time. 9 entries for the race and a Mr. Wright, of Newcastle in 16 minutes. Winner by 100 yards.
1870 08/07/1870. Redcar Board proposed, “That a bill directing that all persons causing obstruction of the Promenade, or causing a nuisance with refuse of fish should be prosecuted.
1870 08/07/1870. Redcar Board set a ratable value of 2s.3d in the pound.
1870 29/07/1870. A letter was received from The Board Of Trade stating that it was unable to admit the Earl of Zetland’s claim to the foreshore, but was ready to join in any arrangement which, without prejudicing the claim of the Crown to the foreshore. Further enquiries ongoing.
1870 30/09/1870 A second parcel of goods mainly medical (and monies) collected in Redcar, was forwarded to the National Aid Association.
1870 25/11/1870. Formation of Redcar Pier. Advertising in news media
1870 02/12/1870. Plans deposited at the Board of Trade ensure that they will be ensued during the next session of Parliament. i.e. “Redcar Pier” and “Coatham Victoria Pier.”


07/07/1860 Composer Gustav Mahler was born in Kaliste, Bohemia.
25/12/1860 River Tees froze over trapping ships in the river..
26/12/1860 The world’s first ever inter-club football match, between Hallam FC and Sheffield FC.
17/03/1861 The Kingdom of Italy i8s proclaimed.
24/05/1862 Westminster Bridge, London opened.
19/10/1862 Auguste Lumiere, French moving picture pioneer, was born. His Cinematographe system gave its name to the world cinema.
23/07/1864 Dr. Livingstone returned to England after years in Africa.
08/12/1864 The Clifton Suspension Bridge, over the River Avon, was officially opened.
14/04/1865 Abraham Lincoln, America’s 16th president was shot in Ford’s Theatre, by John Wilkes Booth, dying the next day.
26/05/1865 The Confederate Army surrendered, ending the American Civil War.
04/07/1865 Charles Dodgson presented a little girl called Alice Liddell with a story she had inspired him to write. It was called Alice’s Adventures Under Ground.It later became known as Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and was published under Dodgson’s pen name Lewis Carroll.
12/10/1866 Ramsay MacDonald was born. In 1924 he became Britain’s first Labour Prime Minister.
28/07/1866 Beatrix Potter was born in London. Author and illustrator created Pater Rabbit, Squirrel Nutkin and Jermima Puddleduck.
25/06/1867 Battle of the Little Big Horn saw Colonel George Armstrong Custer and 265 of his men killed as the launched an attack on the Lakota Sioux and Northern Cheyenne Indians.
01/10/1867 Karl Mark’s ‘Das Kapital’ was published in German, and later translated in to other languages. English version came out in 1887, but other volumes were not published until after his death.
17/01/1868 Redcar Police Court, William Simpson, cab proprietor, was fined for leaving his horse and cart unattended in the Street. He said the horse was 23 years old and would not have run away if it had stayed there a week, which remark caused much laughter.
17/01/1868 Redcar Police Court William Storrow, and estate Woodman of Kirkleatham, was fined 15 shillings for leaving fires burning on Western Banks during the night.
30/01/1868 The Cleveland Foxhounds met at Coatham, yesterday. There was a numerous muster of equestrians. After breakfast at the Lobster Hotel, the field proceeded to Kirkleatham Wood, where a fox was found, and in the neighbourhood others were started, and chased.
27/01/1868 Formation of a Dramatic Society Group for Redcar & Coatham. Committee formed.
12/02/1868 A flock of wild swans visited the neighbourhood of the Saltscar Rocks on Wednesday (14/02), and several sportsmen endeavoured to have a shot at them, but were unable to get sufficiently near. It is an event of rare occurrence for swans to be seen in the neighbourhood of Redcar.
14/02/1868 A tide of extraordinary magnitude was experienced on Saturday (08/02). The unusual phenomenon appears to have prevailed from the time to the Thames, and extensive damage to shipping and other property has unfortunately resulted from the great overflow of water.
14/02/1868 Several new members have joined the newly formed dramatics society during the week, and a meeting has been held to select the pieces, and appoint the day for their being performed. “Time tries all,” and ” To Paris and Back for Five Pounds” have been chosen, and Easter Monday fixed upon as the day for their being represented in public.
17/02/1868 We hear that an amateur dramatic Society for Redcar and courtroom is in a fair way of being formed solely will be expected that a treat of an unusual nature will be prepared for the residents before long, and by which some charitable institutions will probably be benefited.
17/02/1868 Concerts were given in the Central Hall, Redcar, on Thursday Friday and Saturday evenings (07/08/09) (Feb), by the Turner Family. The idiosyncrasy of this party is well known, and the audiences present were apparently much pleased with the sources of amusement provided for them. The family was assisted by Mr W. C. W Cruikshank and Mr J. T. Heaton.
21/02/1868 The Earl of Zetland has lent the committee for the forthcoming Museum in Leeds, a consignment of the celebrated Chinese porcelain; and Sir John Lawson Bart., An Anglo Saxon fibula, being a manuscript life of St. Bede, for public exhibition.

06/03/1868. Dr Mark’s Little Men gave to entertainments in the Central Hall, Redcar, on Friday last (29/02), and worth tolerably well patronised. The instrumental portion of the music was rendered very efficiently, though hardly to the taste, Redcar audience.
13/03/1868 The Harrington Family gave their entertainment in the Central Hall, Redcar, on Tuesday evening (10/03). There was a fair attendance.
13/03/1868 Nominations for the new members of the Redcar Local Board of Health expires tomorrow (14/03) It was noticed at the meetings of the Borough have been the best during the past year than others for a long time.
20/03/1868 On Tuesday (16/03). The Harrington Family gave their entertainment in the Central Hall, Redcar. There was a fair attendance
27/03/1868 Eleven persons have been nominated to fill the vacancies in the wrecked car Local Board of Health, caused by the retirement of Dr Horner, Mr William Whitaker, and Mr Lawrence Thompson.
29/03/1868 it was stated by the incumbent, that the York Diocessan Church Building and Endowment Society, had made a grant of £300 to increase the incumbency of Redcar, and that the offertories on Sunday next (05/03), by request of the Archbishop of York, would be appropriated for that useful society.
30/03/1868 Cleveland Foxhounds will meet on Monday, March 30th, Redcar at eight o’clock.
03/04/1868 Stated by the incumbent, on Sunday (28/04) last, that the York Diocesan Building and endowment society has made a grant of £300 to St Peter’s Church, Redcar to increase the incumbency of Redcar, and that the offer trees on Sunday next (10/04), by request of the Archbishop of York, would be appropriated for that useful society.
17/04/1868 On Monday, (12/04) a very serious accident occurred to you man named John Coverdale, of Coatham. It appears that he, accompanied by you will, that taking a drive down Redcar Lane. When at the top of the lane the vehicle overturned, and they were precipitated to the ground. Coverdale at his thigh bone broken, but young woman escaped without injury. He was immediately conveyed home, when Mr Locke, surgeon, was called in. He now lives in a fair way towards recovery.
17/04/1868 The annual vestry meeting for the election church wardens was held at St Peters Church, Redcar, last night (16/04). Mr Joseph Mallaby, Mr J. H. Webster, were unanimously elected parish wardens by the meeting.
24/04/1868 James Kitching, Farmer, Kirkleatham, was charged by Sgt Dickinson with being the owner of a wagon, and unlawfully allowing the same to be used on the highway without having his name painted thereon, as required by the statute. Ordered to pay 10 shillings, costs, and cautioned.
25/04/1868 The foundation stone of the new schools, near the Railway Station, Coatham, in substitution of the present schools at Kirkleatham, founded by Sir William Turner, was laid on Saturday (25/04)by A. H . T. Newcomen. Esq
08/05/1868 Mr Buckley’s dramatic company has been performing in the Central Hall, Redcar this week, with varying success.
08/05/1868 Thomas Hazlehurst, Esq., Of Runcorn, Cheshire, has given through Mr W. R Graham, of Redcar, but a nation of five pounds towards erection of the new Wesleyan Chapel and school and schools about to be built at Redcar.
08/05/1868 At an early hour on the morning of Thursday last, (30/04), during a strong wind, the “William and Sally,” a large Schooner laden with coals, from Seaham Harbour, struck the Saltscar rocks, and has since become a wreck. The crew at first declined to leave the vessel, but a few hours afterwards signals were made for assistance, and the crew then came ashore into cobles. Since that time part of the coals have been landed in fishing cobles.
22/05/1868 Kirkleatham vicarage – The patron of this living, A. H. Turner Newcomen, Esq., Of Kirkleatham Hall, having recently given £200, and Sir J. H. Lowther, part., £100 towards the increase of the endowment, the York Diocesan Society, at their meeting on the 16th ult., met the sums with a grant of £300 for the same purpose
22/05/1868 an estimate for a poor’s rate of eight pence in the pound, for the township of Redcar, was submitted to the justices. At Guisborough on Tuesday (19/05), and signed.
26/05/1868 Irish terrorist Michael BArrett was hanged outside Newgate Prison for causing an explosion in London which left 13 dead. The last public execution in England.
29/05/1868 Shortly a concert will be given by the Redcar Musical Society.
29/05/1868 The first excursion of the season arrived on Saturday, (23/05), from Middlesbrough or. The weather was unfavourable, and the number of excursionists was very limited. Since that day several heavily laden trends have been wrong to Redcar and Saltburn from the distance, and the weather has been more agreeable than on Saturday. (23/05).
29/05/1868 Convalescent Home. – Mr Kidd, of Saltburn, is the successful contract for the additional buildings to the home at Coatham. The storm will be laid at 11 o’clock on Whit Tuesday. When completed the home will hold double the number of patients.
12/06/1868 At Guisborough, on Tuesday (08/06), Joseph Wortley was charged with having his horse straying on the highway, on the (30/05). P. C. Simpson said that he found the animal in Redcar Lane about three o’clock in the morning, and took it to the pinfold. To pay 15 shillings and costs, or 14 days to prison.
12/06/1868 On Sunday afternoon (07/06). Mr William Smith, of Manchester, gave a lecture, with illustrations, on the Mimpriss system of Sabbath School teaching, in the Congregational Church, Redcar. There was a good attendance, and the lecture was listening to with great interest. The same lecture was given in the evening.
23/06/1868 Christopher Lathan Sholes received a patent for an invention called a ‘Type-Writer’
04/09/1868 More than £140 was realised by a bizarre held in the Central Hall, Redcar, last week, for its object the raising of funds for the purpose of clearing off the debt on the Congregationalists Chapel at that place.
03/11/1868 Republican Ulysses S Grant was elected president of the USA for the first of his two terms.
06/11/1868 On Friday evening last (30/10), the first social entertainment for the present season took place in the Lecture room, Kirkleatham. The chair was taken by A. H. Turner Newcomen, Esq. The entertainment, which consisted of readings, interspersed with music, was a very successful one. The choral pieces were rendered by the church choir with much spirit, competed by Mr F. Groenings. The room, which holds upwards of 300 people, was well filled.
13/11/1868 The first concert of the winter season was given on Tuesday evening (10/11). In the Central Hall, Redcar, by Mr H. Johnson, organist of St Peters Church, assisted by Miss Heatley, of Stockton, and if you of the church choir. The program was a good one, and, notwithstanding the threatening weather, there was a good attendance.
04/12/1868 On Monday night (30/11), and musical entertainment was given in the schoolroom by the members of the Christ Church Choir, and others. The room was densely crowded, and many could not octane admission. The programme was very creditably performed.
04/12/1868. A very numerously attended meeting for the proposed new pier at Redcar was attended by the property owners and others interested on Monday evening (30/11). It took into consideration the pier project that has lately been announced and to which we eluded last week. After considerable discussion committee was appointed to communicate with the promoters of the original pier, and also with the clerk of the Redcar Local Board, and report to a future meeting.
23/07/1869 Tonight (23/07) Friday, and tomorrow night (24/07), the “celebrated mimic and magician,” Du Cann, will give an entertainment in the Central Hall.
23/07/1869 The late William Sinclair, Esq., of Sowerby, Thirsk, has bequeathed £500 to the Coatham Convalescent Home, and £200 to the Redcar Lifeboat Institution.
23/07/1869 The newly constituted Marwood Lodge of Freemasons meets at the Red Lion Hotel the first Tuesday in every month, at seven o’clock in the evening.
23/07/1869 There were 22 British and foreign wrecks, of which 14 were British ( 4 being steamers), reported during the past week, making a total of 444 for the present year, an increase of 154 compared with the corresponding period last year. The approximate value of property lost was £3,000,000, including British £2,800,000. Eight vessels were lost off the coasts of the United Kingdom; 6 by collision. 30 lives were lost.
30/07/1869 The formal opening of the Coatham Grammar School will take place tomorrow, Saturday (31/07). There will be service in the schoolroom at 12:30 pm and lunchroom in the adjoining dining room 1 pm.
31/07/1869 . It is understood that it is proposed to erect a large hotel at Coatham on the Ltd Liability Principal. The building. If carried out according to present designs will be much more extensive than the Zetland at the neighbouring water place of Saltburn. (Darlington Mercury)
07/08/1869 The annual inspection of the first North York volunteer Artillery took place at Redcar on Saturday afternoon (07/08).
09/08/1869 The companies, composing of the 1st admin battalion of the North York Rifle Volunteers about 1000 rank and file, underwent review by Lieutenant Col. Wombwell, on Monday last (09/08), in a field near to the gas house.

13/08/1869 On Tuesday (09/08) next, the concert will be given in the Central Hall, by pupils of the Wilberforce, Institution for the Blind, at York.
13/08/1869 At a meeting of the Local Board of Health, held on Monday (05/08), it was decided to adjourn till Thursday (08/08) evening for the transaction of business.
20/08/1869 The services in connection with the dedication festival of Christ Church, Coatham, were brought to a close on Tuesday last (16/08). The whole of the services which were unusually hearty and impressive were attended by crowded congregations. The choir was strengthened by the addition of several gentlemen visitors.

20/08/1869 The sale of work for the benefit of the Cottage Hospital, North Ormesby, was held in the Central Hall, on Monday (15/08) and two following days. Upwards of £60 was realised, nearly the whole of the work being sold.
20/08/1869 The herring Fishery. The large number of boats went off on Sunday evening (14/08), and returned on Monday (15/08), with average catches of 2,000 to 3,000, some few getting as many as 5,000. Prices ruled high, ranging from 4s.6d to 5s.3d per hundred.
10/09/1869 Coatham Convalescent Home.
George Edward Street, Esq., Is engaged in making plans for this building, which is expected will be completed early in the summer of 1870. During the past week the sum of £100 was received from an anonymous donor for the decoration of the Chapel. Also, another gift was received of £20 for an altar cloth. Contributions are asked towards the building fund.
10/09/1869 The remaining part of the goods left unsold at the bazaar of the Wesleyan Chapel held in July last, were offered for sale in the old Wesleyan Chapel, on Wednesday and Thursday (01&02/09), when £71.14s.4d was realised, with the proceeds of the former desire making a total of £300.1s.10d. The amount raised for these events would be for the much needed new Chapel.

24/09/1869 On the 15th Inst., The Rev. Randall William Vickers was licensed by the Archbishop of York to perform the office of Assistant To rate in Christ Church, Coatham.
24/09/1869 We deeply regret to announce the death of C. R. Dawson, Esq., of Weston Hall, Otley, which took place on Wednesday morning last (22/09), after a few days’ illness caused by cold coat whilst out shooting. The deceased gentleman was well-known in Redcar for his kind and generous character, and his sudden removal will be greatly felt.
24/09/1869 The harvest thanksgiving services were held at Christ Church, Coatham on Sunday last (19/09). The church was beautifully decorated with flowers, and a wheatsheaf was placed before the altar. Offertories of about £10 were given to the North Ormesby Cottage Hospital.
08/10/1869 The velocipede mania, which appears to be spreading fast over the country, has reached Redcar, where it is raging violently, although it is at present, find to the youthful portion of the community. A velocipede club has been formed, consisting of about 20 members, of which Mr R. Adamson is secretary.
08/10/1869 On Sunday last (03/10) the local Church of Kirkleatham held their harvest thanksgiving where the offertories were in eight of the Cottage Hospital at North Ormesby amounted to 5 pounds.15s. The church was tastefully decorated with corn and flowers.
13/10/1869 On Wednesday night (13/10), about half past eleven, the schooner “Planet,” of Newcastle, Captain Campbell, ran on the West Scar. She is from the time, with coals for Schiedam. She now lives on the rocks, a total wreck.

22/10/1869 George Edward Street, Esq. the eminent Church architect, visited Coatham on Friday last (15/10), for the purpose of inspecting the side of the new chapel for the Convalescent Home, from which Mr Street is now preparing plans. The chapel is expected to be ready for use during next season.
22/10/1869 We have had the pleasure of inspecting a very elegant design for a water fountain, which it is proposed to direct in the high Street. The contemplated cost is about £30. This subscription has been set on foot to carry out this very desirable object, which we hope will be successful, for the great need of a water fountain in Redcar has long been felt.
12/11/1869 . We have pleasure in announcing that the Earl of Zetland, with his accustomed munificence, has signified his intention of contributing £10 towards the drinking fountain to be erected in High Street. The design is a very handsome one, and may receive at the office of this paper.
12/11/1869 Coursing meeting. A coursing was held at Coatham on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday (08-09-10/11). On Monday the entry Jenner and draft took place at the Lobster Inn, and was remarkably attended. On Tuesday (09/11) the running was held at Essen junction where 1000 persons were present Wednesday (10/11) the meet took place at Sandy Lane End.
18/11/1869 This date H. E. Oakeley, Esq., M. A., Her Majesty’s Inspector, visited and inspected the Zetland Schools.
18/11/1869 The Earl of Zetland is about to resign the office of Ground Master of Freemasons; and the next meeting of the grand Lodge. It is expected that Earl de Grey and Ripon will be elected in his place.
18/11/1869 The river Tees was on Saturday and Sunday (12/11) (13/11) very much smaller, and also all the tributary rivers in the vicinity, the reason being the sudden melting of snow, which had been lying on the ground for three or four days, and which in the upper reaches of the river was very deep.
31/11/1868 Meeting held of property owners and other interested parties for a proposed new pier. Committee for Redcar Pier appointed.
16/12/1869 . On this date the body of one of the crew of the brig “Dawson,” which was run ashore on the 23rd ult., with the loss of two lives, was washed up on the beach. An inquest will be held on the body.
31/12/1869 This year we have experienced what of later years has been extremely rare—a very severe frost and a heavy downfall of snow on Christmas Day (25/12). In the district of Cleveland, there has been a heavy fall of snow and a cleaner frost than has been known for some years. At Redcar, a great depth of snow fell on Christmas Eve and the two following days. The Esplanade and in some places was almost impassable, from the large quantity of drifted snow, which had accumulated. The sea on Christmas Day was exceedingly rough
31/12/1869 This evening (Friday 31/12) there will be the usual watch night service consisting of litany, address, and meditation, in the above church, at 11-15 p.m.

12/11/1869 We have pleasure in announcing that the Earl of Settlement, with his accustomed munificence, has signified his intention of contributing £10 towards the drinking fountain to be erected in High Street. The design is a very handsome one, and may be seen at the office of this paper
12/11/1869 Coursing Meeting. A coursing was held at Coatham on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. On Monday, the entry dinner and draw took place at Lobster In, and was remarkably well attended. The running commenced on Tuesday morning at Eston Junction. The company was very large, although 1000 persons being present. On Wednesday the meat took place at Sandy Lane end.
19/11/1869 the Earl of Zetland and the Freemasons. The Earl of Zetland is about to resign the office of Grand Master of Freemasons; and at the next meeting of the Grand Launch it is expected that the Earl de Grey and Ripon will be elected in his place.


04/02/1870 A dangerous “lark” the other evening when some maliciously disposed persons broke into the railway cabin at Upleatham junction, and stole there from, the signalman’s timepiece, destroyed his lamps, and did other mischief. Not being satisfied with this display of wanton mischief, they played all kinds of foolish pranks with the signals and switches, those endangering the lives of the railway passengers. Luckily, the signalman arrived at his post in good time, and was able to re-adjust the switches before the arrival of the train leaving Saltburn at 5.45 the following morning. The railway company have offered a reward of £20 to any person who will give any information leading to the apprehension of the offenders.
04/02/1870 Zetland School. The annual Scripture examination of this school took place on the 23rd ult., The examiner being Mr Roscoe, formerly Master of this school, and now a student at St John’s College, Cambridge. We subjoined the report of the examiner, which evidently reflects great credit on the present master, Mr Bland.
04/03/1870 The Rev. J. Postlethwaite, of St Peters Church gave the first series of Lenten sermons at the church this day..
11/03/1870 The Rev. J .Davey, Principal of the Coatham Grammar School, will preach the second Lenten sermon today at seven o’clock.
11/03/1870 The additional services at this church during Lent are daily celebration of Holy Communion8 AM litany at noon, and special sermonson the evenings of Wednesdays and Fridays, at 7:30 PM
18/03/1870 Coatham Grammar School. And engraving and a short account of this institution was published in the , illustrated London News of last Saturday (12/03)
18/03/1870 Convalescent Home-the Rev. Randall W. Vickers, has been appointed chaplain to the home, the new chapel for which is expected to be ready this summer.
18/03/1870 A few days ago, a large shark, of the bottle nosed species, measuring 8 feet 9 1/2 inches in length, was captured near to Huntcliff Point, and was visited by vast numbers of people.
18/03/1870 A human leg was picked up, on Sunday afternoon, on the sands, near Marske, which had been washed ashore by the previous tide. This is the second leg, which is being found near the same place within two or three weeks.
18/03/1870 Christ Church, Coatham. The Eucharistic vestments will be introduced into this church on Easter Day. It is also understood that the daily celebration of Wholly Communion, commenced this Lent, will be continue throughout the year by the new vicar, the Rev .A. E. Clementi Smith.
25/03/1870 St Peter’s Church. The Re W. Bell, Vicar of Brotton, will preach in the above church this Friday (25/03) evening, and the Rev. W. Vickers on the 1st of April; service commencing at half past seven, instead of seven as heretofore.
25/03/1870 A concert was announced to be given in the Central hall on Tuesday next (29/03), by Mrs Johnson, organist of St Peter’s Church, assisted by Miss Pettie, of Leeds; Miss Spencer, and Albert Walker.
30/03/1870 On Wednesday, (30/03) an accident of a rather serious character happened to Mr William Robinson, joiner. While superintending some alterations that were being made to number 136, High Street, a part of the scaffolding gave way, and he fell to the ground. His ankle was seriously sprained but he is progressing as favourably as may be expected.
01/04/1870. Redcar Additional Postal Services. We are glad to announce that on the 4th inst, letters for Harrogate, Leeds Bradford, and other parts of the West Riding of Yorkshire, Liverpool and Ireland, will be dispatched by mail leaving at 2p.m., which formerly conveyed letters to the North. The box closes at 1.30pm
01/04/1870 Accident on Wednesday (30/03) an accident of a rather serious character happened to Mr William Robinson, joiner. While superintending some alterations that were being made to number 136, High Street, a part of the scaffolding gave way, and he fell to the ground. His ankle was seriously sprained but he is progressing as favourably as may be expected.
08/04/1870 At the North Riding Sessions, on Wednesday (06/04), John Cummins, of Redcar, was charged with stealing a quantity of ship’s stores, namely, a shroud, and several blocks and other articles, the property of John Storrow, at Redcar, on 14 March last, Guilty, for four calendar months’ imprisonment
24/04/1870 On Wednesday (20/04) evening, a concert was given in the Central Hall, in aid of the North, Ormesby Cottage Hospital. It is to be regretted that there was not a more numerous in attendance, considering the object for which the concert was given. After payment of expenses, there will only be a small sum to hand over to the hospital, notwithstanding that all the performers cave their services.
24/04/1870 On, Thursday, (21/04) the election of church wardens were as follows;- Mr J. Mallaby, and Mr J. H. Webster were re-elected churchwardens at Redcar; and at Coatham, W. Skinner, Esq., J. P., Was re-elected, and Mr W. Walker was elected in the players of Mr W.J. Ledward, who has entered holy orders.
29/04/1870 The first annual public meeting of Coatham grammar school for athletic sports will take place early in May and subscriptions have been received towards the prize fund.
30/04/1870 The opening game of the season was played by Redcar Cricket Club, and the members dined after wards at the Lobster Hotel. Unfortunately, the attendance was smaller than was anticipated.
06/05/1870. The new vicar of Coatham, the Rev A. E. C. Smith came into residence on the 27th ult, and officiated on Sunday last (01/05). The Rev. R. L. Page left the parish on the 2nd inst., And will be “received” as a member of the confraternity known as the Evangelist Fathers, at Cowley, Oxford, today (06/05).
06/05/1870 The opening game was played on Saturday last (30/05), and the members dined afterwards at the Lobster Hotel, Unfortunately the attendance was smaller than was anticipated.
13/05/1870 Coatham Grammar School. The athletic sports in connection with this school will take place on the Coatham Cricket Ground, today (13/05), commencing at 2:30 p.m., weather permitting. Mrs Newcomen, of Kirkleatham Hall, will distribute the prizes (which are 20 in number,) at the close, of the sports. The Coatham brass band will be in attendance.
13/05/1870 It gives us great pleasure to state that Mr Joseph Dowson, late of Mrs Gibson’s, has successfully passed the preliminary examination of the Pharmaceutical Society. Mr Dowson has been prepared for this examination by Mr Bland, of the Zetland School, during the past winter: and this first step of his career will doubtless be most gratifying to his friends.
20/05/1870 A few members of the Whitby Liberal Association are contemplating a trip, by Steamboat, to one of the northern ports on Whit Monday or Tuesday. It is intended to make calls at Saltburn, Redcar, and other places of interest, and thus give the people, the working class in particular, an opportunity of visiting, at little cost, those favourite places of resort.
20/05/2070 The Elocution Class Library. This library will, in future be thrown open to the public commencing tonight (Friday 20/05). The terms of subscription are 1s. per quarter, apprentices, 6d, per quarter. The librarians will attend every Friday night at nine o’clock. A new catalogue has been issued.
27/05/1870 The New Congregational Schools. Tenders for the above schools are left to Messrs Picknett and Wynn, builders, and Mr. T. Watson, joiner.
27/05/1870 The Earl of Zetland, Lord-Lieutenant of the North Riding of Yorkshire, has appointed Thomas Vaughan, Esq., of Gunnergate Hall, Middlesbrough, a deputy Lieutenant for the North riding.
03/06/1870 The new chapel for the Convalescent Home is to be commenced shortly. Tenders are required for the erection of the building.
10/06/1870 Retreat for Clergy. The Rev Father Benson, of Cowley, has consented to hold a Retreat for clergy at Coatham, Redcar, commencing August 29th. An early application for admission may be made to the Rev Clementi Smith, , Clergy House, Coatham, Redcar.- Church Times
17/06/1870 On Monday (13/06), The Archbishop of York instituted the Rev Algernon Emerick Clementi Smith to the new vicarage of East Coatham, vacant by the resignation of the Rev. Robert Lay Page, on the presentation of Mrs. To Teresa Newcomen, the English Convent, Beeston Hill, Holbeck, Leeds, widow.
17/06/1870 We regret to see handbills announcing the sale by auction of pews in Redcar Church. The existing pews should all be removed and be replaced with free and open stalls. That this will one day be the case admits of no doubt, and the attempts to sell that to which no title can legally be given can only end in mortification to the unwary purchaser.
17/06/1870 It is intended to commence a branch of the English Church Union, at Coatham, in August next. The Dean of York and the Archdeacon of Cleveland are expected to assist at the formation.
24/06/1870 On Sunday last (19/06) at the Primitive Methodist Chapel, a large congregation was present to hear Mrs. Wilson, of Saltburn preach.
24/06/1870 On Wednesday last (22/06), the circus of Powell Foottit, and Clarke, visited Redcar and was well patronised on the evening shows.
05/07/1870 It was stated that the sum of £613.14s.101/2d would be required for the Gen district rate, and as the rateable value of the district was £5,455.10s, a rate of 2s.3d in the pound would have to be levied.— Agreed to.— A general district rate of 2s.3d in the pound was agreed to.
08/07/1870 A little excitement is likely to be caused at Redcar on Monday next, (04/07). A rowing match for five pounds is arranged to come off at ten a.m. on that day between Wm. Burnicle and Thos. Baker, in the “Swift,” and Jno. D. Burnicle and James Metcalf in the “Emma.” The course to be rowed over is from Marsh House, Coatham, to the end of Bath Street, Redcar, a distance of 2 miles.
11/07/1870 The provisional order for extension of the district of the Redcar Local Board of Health is opposed on behalf of Lord Zetland.
02/08/1870 Convalescent Home, Coatham. The foundation stone of the new chapel laid 12.30pm Building to be plainly with 180 persons being able to attend. Architect George Edmund Street, Esq., Cost £1,400
09/08/1870 Elementary Education Act was passed, giving compulsory free education to every child in England and Wales between the age of five and thirteen.
31/08/1870 A Parliamentary paper, published yesterday (30/08) supplies the following statistics relative to the shipping of the United Kingdom :-Steam vessels: under 50 tons, 1076, 24,778 tons;
Over 50 tons, 1187 vessels land of June 20 2243 tons.
Sailing vessels: under 50 t,ons 8703 vessels, 277,312 tons;
Above 50 tons 14,723 vessels, 4,410,394 tons.
07/09/1870 HARTLEPOOL. The latter portion of the week just ended was perhaps the most successful period of the having fishery here, especially Friday’s catch, when nearly 60 boats entered the harbour, all with fish, and many having from 20,000 to 40,000 each, realising from £9 to £9.10s per last (10,000.) On Saturday. The large catches were scarcely saw numerous, but several boats had large hauls. Yesterday they only ranged from a few hundreds to about 10,000 per coble
07/09/1870 the following applications for spirit licences in Redcar took place.John Davidson, Royal Standard Hotel, Redcar, and William Wilson, Princess Royal Hotel, Redcar. Nathan Sturny, Alexandra Hotel, Redcar.
12/09/1870 The number of wreck recorded during the past week is ?4, making the present year 1,223.
30/09/1870 The central Hall has been purchased by Mr Charles J. Adams, architect, and we understand his project is on foot for converting a portion of the building into first-class assembly and reading rooms by a limited liability company.
30/09/1870 On Tuesday morning (27/09), upwards of 100 herring boats arrived at Whitby. Each boat was literally crammed with fish, and many of the crews had been obliged to throw some of the fish overboard in order to save themselves from sinking. It is estimated that on the whole there were about 200 lasts, representing to millions of fish. Upwards of 100 railway trucks, each holding an average of 3 tons of herrings, word dispatched to the various markets. The number of herrings left on the quays was estimated to fill about 50 more trucks. The prices from the early part of the morning were exceedingly low, and the highest priced given was £6.10s. per last – less than a shilling per hundred.
07/10/1870 On Sunday last (02/10) the Liquor gave notice of a confirmation to be held on Monday, Nov, 7th, by the Archbishop of York, candidates for which are to present themselves in the schoolroom on Sunday evening next, when classes will be formed for instruction and preparation for company.

29/10/1870 Last night (28/10). A meeting of the Coatham Hotel Company was held, and after some discussion it was agreed to proceed with the construction of a pier at Coatham. £3000 was subscribed in the room; and we are informed on good authority that up to this morning, the amount subscribed is over £4000. The capital is to be £7000, the engineer being John Fowler, C. E., Stockton-on-Tees, and C. J. Adams, Stockton and Coatham, architect. The prospectus will be issued shortly.
14/10/1870 On Friday, (07/10), a friendly game of cricket was played on the Court home ground, between the tradesmen and farmers of the district, resulting in the defeat of the latter. The Superior batting and bowling of Messrs Bates, Moore, and Sexton, added by the rather loose bowling of the farmer’s team, enabled the tradesmen to make much longer scores than their opponents.Score: Tradesmen 101 Farmers 70
31/12/1870 On New Year’s Ease, a midnight service was held at Christ Church, Coatham. A large congregation was present, and joined heartedly in the service.
1871 1871 Commencement of the building of Redcar Racecourse.
1871 1871 Submerged Forrest exposed on Redcar beach.
06/01/1871 On Tuesday afternoon (03/1), a splendid Christmas tree laden with toys and other articles calculated to gladden the hearts of juveniles, was exhibited in the School Room, and the articles were distributed amongst the Sunday school children.
06/01/1871 Annual supple for the choir of Christ Church, Coatham was provided on New Year’s Eve with about 30 people partaking of excellent repast, which was served in the Girls’, school Room, after which a variety of games were entered into with spirit, the party breaking up at an early hour.
06/01/1871 On Tuesday last (03/01) a Christmas gathering of St. Peter’s Church, Sunday School teachers and their friends took place in the Infant School. An very excellent tea was provided, and afterwards an annual report was read, with addresses and carol singing by the choir. The benediction was given by the Vicar, who presided.
13/01/1871 Renumbering and re-naming of Redcar Streets carried out mainly the High Street.
13/01/1871 On Tuesday, the 06th inst, an inquest was held at the Lobster Hotel, Coatham, respecting the death of a child, aged three years, son of Mr Ward, chief bought man of the Coast Guard, who died suddenly in is father’s arms on the eighth inst. Mr Locke, surgeon, was of opinion, from the evidence given, and the appearance of the body, that death had taken place from heart disease. Verdict “Died from natural causes.”
13/01/1871 Reported that Redcar had in the last month passed through weather more severe that any in the last 10 years.
13/01/1871 On Thursday (12/01), the second of the series of entertainments was given in the Coatham School Room, where the programme of mainly music was given.
13/01/1871 A monthly meeting of the Middlesbro’, Redcar, Saltburn-by-the-Sea, and Cleveland District Permanent Benefit Building Society was held on Wednesday (11/01), when the receipts amounted to £1765.11.5d.
20/01/1871 20/01/1871 During the last few days, the weather has been remarkably fine, and the beach thoroughly enjoyable; the calm sea and the white waves lapping the shore reminding us of summer, whilst the golden sunshine completes the similitude, and it is difficult on such mornings as those of Wednesday and Thursday last to realise that we have so recently passed through on of whether more severe than any which we have experienced on the north-east coast for the last 10 years.

27/01/1871 Zetland School. It is our pleasing duty to announce that Miss E. A. Rand, who for some years has been trained in the office of teacher in the above school, under Mr Bland, has gained a first class Queen’s Scholarship in the late examination for entrance to the Ripon training college. The fact of this success must be highly gratifying to the friends and patrons of the Zetland School, and reflects great credit on Miss Rand herself and on those who will have had the charge of her education for the past few years.
03/02/1871 Defence of the North East Coast – Captain Calvert R.N., received instructions from the Government to inspect the North East Coast, and report upon the most suitable place for the erection of a shore battery.
13/02/1871 REDCAR PIER. A meeting of the Provincial Committee was held in the Board Room, Mr E. W. Lennard, in the chair. The directors were appointed, and the prospectus read and approved. Mr Crabtree having resigned the office of Secretary, Mr J. H. Webster was elected. His successor. The thanks of the Committee were voted to Mr Crabtree for the services he had rendered during his continuance in office. It is understood that more than one half of the capital was already subscribed, and those who wish to take up shares are recommended to make an early application.
24/02/1871 St. Peter’s Church, Redcar.. The Rev . W. H. Elliott, Vicar of Worsall, will preach the Lenten sermon this Friday evening (24/02).
03/03/1871 In the recently published class list of Cambridge University local examinations, amongst the students under 16 years of age who obtained honours, the name of “J. H, Ridley, Grammar School, Coatham, Redcar;” who is especially noticed as distinguished in Mechanics or Applied Mathematics, Drawing and French.
03/03/1871 The inspection of the day school at Coatham School took place on the 9th ult., the inspector being the Rev. E. W. Crabtree, who expressed himself satisfied with the general condition of the schools, but urged very strongly the importance of paying special attention to the elementary parts of education. On the 28th ult., the night schools were inspected; the girls by the Rev. J. G. Bulman and the Rev. R. W. Blakelock,, the boys by the Rev. C. Bowden and W. Skinner, Esq. The average attendance of the girls was 23; the boys, 10.
05/03/1871 On Sunday last (05/03) was the appointed day for making donations in various places of worship in the district for the Cottage Hospital and the North Riding Infirmary. The collections taken in Redcar and Coatham were :- Saint Peter’s Church £9.12s; Christ Church over £6; and the Congregational Chapel, £2.10s.
10/03/1871 The pupils of the night school for boys and young men, which is being conducted during the winter by Mr Bland were examined on Tuesday evening, by the Rev. W. Milburne Vicar, and J. Roscoe, Esq., B.A. The average attendance during the winter with 17, and combine efforts of the teacher and the diligence of the scholars seem to have been equally successful.
22/03/1871 Vicar of Kirkleatham Church stated re the practice of gathering violets in the churchyard. This privilege freely granted over the years has of late been abused.
28/03/1871 The Paris Commune is formally established in Paris.
29/03/1871 The Royal Albert Hall is opened by Queen Victoria.
31/03/1871 The Board of Health, at their adjourned meeting held on Friday last (24/03), the report of the finance committee was red, and a plan of alterations on Mr Pounder’s premises in thunderous Street was passed. Messrs. Harrison and Mallaby made the usual declaration required by law.
24/03/1871 Local Board of Health. The three retiring members, Messrs J. Harrison, J. Mallaby, and W. Whitaker were on Tuesday last (21/03) re-elected, no other having been nominated.
24/03/1871 In the House of Commons, on Tuesday, (21/03) Lord C. J. Hamilton presented petitions from Redcar, Coatham, and 12 other places, together with one from merchants, ship owners, and underwriters at Lloyd’s, in favour of a harbour of refuge on the north-east coast
31/03/1871 The Cleveland Waterworks Bill passed through the Select Committee of the House of Lords, on Monday last (28/03). The third reading of the bill in the upper house was fixed for 25 April.
31/03/1871 The Board of Health at the adjourned meeting held on Friday (25/03) last, the report of the finance committee was read, and a plan of alterations on Mr Pounder’s premises in Dundas Street was passed. Messrs Harrison and Mallaby made the usual declaration required by law.
31/03/1871 The numbering of the population of the United Kingdom will take place simultaneously on Monday, April 3rd. The blank schedules will be left with the occupier of each house and apartment. As these forms are prepared with great care, the directions should be carefully read, and strictly carried out, so as to secure in the most efficient way the end in view, viz., the number of the population, age, sex, and other particulars; all of which are of great and permanent importance as a record taken every 10 years of the condition of this country as regards the increase of population, its extent; and the particular classes which have increased or declined since the census of 1861.
03/04/1871 A United Kingdom Census was taken.
06/04/1871 At the monthly meeting of the Redcar Local Board, held on Thursday, the 6th inst., the only business of any note was the re-election of Mr Lennard as chairman for the ensuing year.
14/04/1871 Freemasons’ Hall, Redcar. The Marwood Launch is open the first Tuesday in every month at 7 PM.
14/04/1871 Election of Churchwardens. Messrs J. Mallaby and J. H. Webster have been re-elected church wardens for St. Peter’s, Redcar; and Messrs W. Skinner and W. Walker re-elected churchwardens for Christ Church, Coatham.
14/04/1871 The annual concert by the church choir and friends (Kirkleatham) will be given on Friday (21/04)., in the lecture room. For particulars see programme.
14/04/1871 On Monday (10/04), a meeting of the ratepayers was held in the vestry, the Vicar in the chair (Kirkleatham Church) Mr Foot and Mr Proud we re-elected as churchwardens, and it was resolved to lay a voluntary rate of 1d in the pound for the ensuing year.
21/04/1871 The census of Redcar and Coatham showed the following number of inhabitants. Redcar 1,960, against 1,513 in 1861 (ten years ago), being an increase in 447. Coatham contains 1,553 inhabitants.
21/04/1871 The Census in Redcar and Coatham revealed the following number of inhabitants. In Redcar according to the Census, 1,960 inhabitants against 1,513 in 1861, being an increase of 447. Coatham contains 1,553 inhabitants
21/04/1871 Following the possession of some new brass instruments, handbill have been issued stating their intention of playing on the promenade three times each week through the summer. They are also requesting any subscriptions to enable the band to keep going.
25/05/1871 The House of Commons passed the Bank Holiday Act, creating public holidays on Easter Monday, Whit Monday and Christmas Day.
03/06/1871 The new chapel for the Convalescent Home is to be commenced shortly. Tenders are required for the erection of the building.
16/06/1871 We are glad to learn that the health of Lord Zetland whilst not in itself dangerous, gave concern following a horse riding accident in London
16/06/1871 The Pier and Harbour Confirmation Bill. (No.2), was read a third time in the House of Commons and passed on Monday (12/06) last. Most of our readers will probably be aware that this bill includes both the order of the Redcar Pier Company (Limited) and the Coatham Victoria Pier Company (Ltd). The next stage of the bill is its passage through the House of Lords, which in such cases it’s usually a formal character only.
23/06/1871 The Pier and, Confirmation Bill was read a second time in the House of Lords on Tuesday night last (20/03
23/06/1871 Coatham Convalescent Home new chapel rapidly approaching completion. Opening fixed for 06th, July, 1871.
23/06/1871 The new hotel for Coatham directors have accepted tenders for the erection of the new Victoria Hotel, Coatham. Tender offered to Messrs T. Robinson, builders of Darlington.
23/06/1871 It is stated that a marriage is arranged to take place between Lady Lillian Lumley, daughter of the Earl and Countess of Scarborough, and Mr. Dundas, nephew of the Earl of Zetland. (Echo)
23/06/1871 Kirkleatham annual fair to be celebrated on Old Midsummer Day 1st, July, 1871.
23/06/1871 Earl of Zetland still continues in a very precarious condition, so much so as to cause serious anxiety amongst his friends.
30/06/1871 Coatham Pier Company withdrew a petition lodged by them in the House of Lords against Redcar Pier. Redcar Pier that it is a matter of certainty that Redcar Pier will be built.
04/06/1871 The Pier and Harbour Confirmation Act No.2, was read a third time and passed in the House of Lords Tuesday (04/07) evening last.
06/07/1871. Opening of the new chapel at the Coatham Convalescent Home
07/07/1871 A theportion of the central Hall will be opened on the 20th inst the has a temporary mission Chapel. The Rev. C. E. Bowden, curator of Coatham, will have charge of the mission. At the opening. There will be special services, of which due notice will be given.
07/07/1871 The Earl of Zetland we regret to learn that the noble Earl still continues in a very precarious, so much so as to the course serious anxiety among his friends.
07/07/1871. Clerk ordered to prepare a draft of Bathing By-laws, in readiness by the bill including the beach in the district of the Local Board comes into operation.
07/07/1871. We are glad to announce that the health of the noble Earl has been improving for the last few days, and it is now confidently hoped that if no relapse occurs that his Lordship will be able to make his usual visit to Upleatham this autumn.
07/07/1871. A portion of the central Hall will be opened on the 20th inst. as a temporary Mission Chapel. The Rev. C. E. Bowden, curator of Coatham, will have charge of the mission. At the opening, there will be special services, of which Jews notice will be given.
07/07/1871. On Monday last (03/07), I match was played on the Coatham ground between 11 of Stokesley and 11 of Redcar and Coatham, which resulted as for wars :-Redcar and Coatham, 118; Stokesley, 101
07/07/1871 Marwood Lodge – Freemasons’ Hall. The annual meeting for the purpose of installing Bro. C. Moore, the W. M. elect was held on Tuesday, the 4th inst., When a large number of members and visitors were present. After the ceremony was over, the officers for the ensuing year were invested
07/07/1871 07/07/1871. It is satisfactory to find that the application made by the Local Board to R. Hobson, Esq., District surveyor. Penrith has already been practically answered by the appointment of an additional letter carrier, who has for his district from Bath Street to the West End of High Street. There will be now. No delay in the delivery in any part of the Redcar postal district.
08/07/1871 A subscription has been set on foot by some of the principal members of the
18/07/1871 English novelist Jane Austen died of Addison’s disease at the age of 42 years. The writer of Pride and Prejudice.
21/07/1871 The Pier and Harbour Confirmation Bill (No.2), together with a number of other private bills, received the Royal assent on the 13th inst.
21/07/1871 St. Peter’s Church. The stipend of a curate has been guaranteed by a body of subscribers and a committee appointed to act in concert with the Vicar, and it is expected that a curate will shortly be appointed.
21/07/1871 The Celebrated Harpist, Aptommas, announces an entertainment at the Central Hall this Friday evening (21/07). Some of our readers will remember the great musical treat afforded them on the former visit of this eminent harpist to Redcar, and we doubt not, the forthcoming concert will be equally successful. The marvellous power, expression, and execution this artiste possesses, must be heard to be properly appreciated.
25/07/1871 A cricket match was played on courtroom ground today; between the Redcar and Coatham Club and the Cleveland Wanderers the scores were Redcar and Coatham 174, Cleveland Wanderers, total 66. The game was not finished when time was called.
04/08/1871 A match was played on the Coatham ground on the 25th ult., Between the Redcar and Coatham Club and the Cleveland Wanderers. The following is the score :-
Redcar and Coatham total = 174.
Cleveland Wanderers total = 66.
The game was not finished when time was called.
16/08/1871 The Earl of Zetland arrived at Upleatham from Scotland, and purposes being present at Stockton Races.
25/08/1871 The first pilot of the Redcar peer will be driven by rear Admiral Chaloner on Monday next (28/08), at 11:00 a.m. The Redcar and Coatham band will be in attendance, and after the ceremony a public luncheon will be held at the Royal Hotel.

28/08/1871 The first pile was driven into the beach at Redcar, in honour of the commencement of Redcar Pier.
08/09/1871 The construction of the Victoria Peer at Coatham, Redcar, has been let to Messrs. Hopkins, Gilks, and Co., Middlesbrough, who expect to be well forward with the work by the beginning of next season.
08/09/1871 Trip to Hartlepool. For the first time this season an excursion to the above seaport town by sea is announced for Tuesday next (12/09) on which day the well known steamer “Sea King” has been engaged by Mr Skinner, of the baths, to take passengers from Saltburn and Redcar, at the low fare of 1s.6d., Leaving Saltburn at 10 a.m., Redcar 10.30 a.m., and returning from Hartlepool at 5.30 p.m..
08/09/1871 Owing to very meagre Redcar attendance (04/09 & 05/09) the show entitled “A Round Melange of Science and Mystery,” has closed, with the next performance possibly in Saltburn.
11/09/1871 Woman had a very narrow escape after venturing out to far into the sea. Mr. Skinner proprietor of bathing machine, seized a lifebuoy rushed into the sea and succeeded in bringing the person back to the shore. Instrumental on saving 12 people from a watery grave over a period of time.
22/09/1871 The Board of Guardians of the Guisborough Union, at a meeting on Tuesday, (12/09), appointed Mr. Joseph E. Bretnall, of Eston, to be registrar for the district of Kirkleatham, in the place of Dr. Deas, of Kirkleatham, who has resigned the office.
22/09/1871 The Board of Guardians of the Guisborough Union, at a meeting on Tuesday, (12/09), appointed Mr. Joseph E. Bretnall, of Eston, to be registrar for the district of Kirkleatham, in the place of Dr. Deas, of Kirkleatham, who has resigned the office.

22/09/1871 It was proposed to cut the first sod of the Scarborough to Whitby Railway on the occasion of the visit of the Prince and Princess of Wales to Scarborough. This will of course link up to the Whitby to Middlesbrough Line eventually.
22/09/1871 The Board of Guardians of the Guisborough Union, at a meeting on Tuesday, (12/09), appointed Mr. Joseph E. Bretnall, of Eston, to be registrar for the district of Kirkleatham, in the place of Dr. Deas, of Kirkleatham, who has resigned the office.
22/09/1871 An Amatuer Musical Entertainment to be given 28th inst. Particulars will be announced.
22/09/1871 The Sister in Charge of the Cottage Hospital Home for Sick Children acknowledges with grateful thanks the following recent gifts, viz., 2 more cribs and materesses, a perambul;ator from Mr. Cunningham, a ditto from Mr. Gerrie, Middlesbro’.; a ditto from Miss Tute, a crib and all its furnishings from Mrs. James Taylor, Saltburn; also many gifts of food, &c. All donations and subscriptions, or any articl of food, clothing, or furniture, will ne thankfully received by the Sister in Charge.
29/09/1871 On Saturday last (23/09) a cricket match was played between Coatham and Redcar Cricket Club, and Guisborough Cricket Club. Coatham, first innings, 68. Guisbro’, first innings 75. No doubt the result would have been very different if the game had been played out.
29/09/1871 The pile driving of Redcar Pier shortly to reach low water mark, with the abutment shortly to be constructed, Structure of the sea wall near Clarendon Street has commenced.
29/09/8071 On Saturday last (23/09), the members of No.3 Battery, 1st North York Volunteer Artillery, assembled at the Coatham range two competed for the annual prizes kindly given by Capt Newcomen. The battery was under the command of Lieutenant Trevor; Lieutenant Schmitz was also present. The competitions were five shots each at 150, 200, and 300 yards
30/09/1871 Last day that Redcar and Coatham Band played on bandstand for present season, and compliments paid to their achievements.
06/10/1871 Two additional street lights on the Esplanade and one near Zetland School, to be installed. Other lights to be moved to more useful positions.
06/10/1871 Drain Tiles for improvement of Redcar Lane, also new lamp posts and water pipes provided.
06/10/1871 The Earl of Zetland arrived at Upleatham Hall on Monday last (02/10)
12/01/1871 St. Perter’s Church offertories of Sunday next will be devoted to the Mansion House Fund for Relief of the Indian Famine. The amount amounted to £6.14s.1d.
13/10/1871 The annual cricket match between the Tradesmen and Farmers of Redcar took place on Friday last (06/10) with the following results :- Farmers, first and second innings, 142; Trades men, first-innings, 15.
13/10/1871 The annual athletic sports of the pupils of the Court Grammar School will take place on Saturday, the 14th inst., on the Coatham Cricket Ground commencing at 12 o’clock. The prizes (20 in number) will be distributed at the conclusion of the sports by Mrs. Newcomen, of Kirkleatham Hall.
13/10/1871 The Sister in Charge of the Home for Sick Children acknowledges with thanks all the donations of money, hampers, preserves, toys, food, children’s clothes, work box, groceries, slates and pencils, wine, medicine, and many more items which will help with the running of the home.
20/10/1871 An amateur, concert in aid of the Seaside Home for Sick Children will take place in the Central Hall, on Tuesday evening next (24/10). Mister. John Hart, the well-known tenor, Mr. T. Brentnall, violinist, will take part as well as many distinguished local amateurs.
20/10/1871 Our readers will observe that two distinct works are present appealing for public sympathy at Coatham, viz.: The Seaside Home for Sick Children now in operation, and conducted by the North Ormesby Sisters, of which Mrs. Bewicke Bewicke is treasure; and a projected institution of a similar kind in connection with the Convalescent Home, which owes its origin to the Rev. J. Postlethwaite, and Dr. G. Oliver, of Coatham.
20/10/1871 Two distinct works presently appealing to the public sympathyy at Coatham are;- The Seaside Home for Sick Children, now in operation, and conducted by the North Ormesby Sisters, of which Mrs Beswicke Beswicke is treasure; and a projected institution of a similar kind in connection with the Convalescent Home, which owes its origin to the Rev. J. Postlethwaite, and Dr. G. Oliver, of Coatham
26/10/1871 The Cleveland Fox Hounds met at Satlburn at 10.30am
26/10/1871 Homes of the Good Samaritan. A prospectus issued announcing the intentions of the promoters of the Convalescent Home to build a hospital for sick children, to be conducted in the same spirit and principles as the Convalescent Home. The site adjoins the Home and the estimated cost of the building is £1,000. Donations may be made to the Rev. J. Postlethwaite, Dr. G. Oliver, or the Sisters at the Coatham Convalescent \home.
27/10/1871 A grand concert was given on the 24th inst in the Central Hall, Redcar for the benefit of the Home for Sick Children at Coatham. Numerous performers both local and instrumental provided their services.
27/10/1871 The Archbishop of York will hold a confirmation in Redcar Church on Thursday evening next (02/22) to commence at seven o’clock.
30/10/1871 The Cleveland Fox Hounds will meet this date (Monday, (10.30am), Lazenby Station.
10/11/1871 Henry Morton Stanley sent to Africa by his newspaper to find Scottish missionary David Livingstone, finally made contact with him at Ujiji on Lake Tanganyika with the words: “Doctor Livingstone I presume.”
10/11/1871 The Sister in charge of the Seaside All for Sick Children, begs to acknowledge with many thanks, a donation of £50 from the Earl of Zetland.
10/11/1871 Henry Morton Stanley, sent to Africa by his newspaper to find Scottish missionary David Livingstone, finally made contact with him at Ujiji on Lake Tanganyika with the words “Dr Livingstone I presume.”
20/11/1871 Death at Kirkleatham, Miss King, 54 years, for many years Matron of Turner’s Hospital,
24/11/1871 An entertainment, consisting of readings, songs, &c., Will take place on Wednesday evening, the 29th., in the Zetland Schoolroom, Redcar. This building, as well as the In front School adjoining, has recently been lighted with gas at the expense of the Earl of Zetland.
24/11/1871 An entertainment, consisting of readings, songs, &c., will take place on Wednesday (29/11), in the Zetland Schoolroom, Redcar. This building, as well as the Infant School adjoining, has recently been lighted with gas at the expense of the Earl of Zetland.
30/11/1871 The second entertainment of the season took place in the Lecture Room, on Thursday (30/11), Edward Robinson, Esq., presiding. Notwithstanding the weather the attendance was good and the performance was, as usual, very successful.
01/12/1871 Cleveland Fox Hounds met Monday (04/12), 10.30am at Saltburn.
01/12/1871 Cleveland Agricultural Society hedl meeting in Red Lion Hotel (25/11) inviting council of CAS to hold annual show of the society in Redcar 1872.
08/12/1871 Permission given for the laying of footpath outside new houses 11, High Street, and 1,2,3,4, 5 Dundas Street.
15/12/1871 Yesterday an accident happened to Mr. Moore, the overlooker of the Redcar Pier, who fell from the abutment to the ground, a distance of 13 feet stop he was at ones taken to the house close by, and Mr. Locke, surgeon, was called in, when it was found that he had sustained considerable bruising on the face and head, but was otherwise not seriously injured.
18/12/1871 Monday (18/12) portion of the new wall of the new platform Redcar Railway Station was blown down by high winds, and large sqares of glass were dislodged from the roof
19/12/1871 Monday (14/12) PM portion of wall new paltform Redcar Railway Station was blown down along with 10 large sqaures of glass becoming dislodged from the roof.
29/12/1871 The usual carol singing took place in St. Peter’s Church Redcar. The church was appropriately and tastefully decorated.
1872 Working class homes for industrial workers, then recession, no more building until approximately 1893. Graffenburg Street, Clarendon Street, named.
1872 Presbyterian Chapel C of E in High Street, adjacent to the clock. Founded 1872 as a Wesleyan Chapel seating 190 people
1872 Zetland Lifeboat won a hard fought lifeboat race.
18/06/1872 Severe thunderstorms with loud peals of thunder accompanied by lightening experienced in Redcar.
23/06/1872 The first practical typewriter was patented by Christopher Sholes in Milwaukee, USA. Its keys were in alphabetical order, but in November they were changed to Universal Keyboard, in the same order of type as a printer’s case.
19/08/1872 First meeting held of the newly formed The Redcar and Coatham Provident Building Society in the Town Hall, Redcar. Subsequent meetings on every fourth Friday.
25/10/1872 Population of Redcar 4,000 in 1871.
15/12/1872 The Mary Celeste which left New York the month before, was found abandoned off the Azores. There was food, water and clothing on board, but no sign of the seven-strong crew, the captain, his wife and their two year old daughter, Sophia. The ship’s only lifeboat was missing, but the mystery of the abandoned ship has never been solved.
17/01/1873 Redcar Tradesmen held their annual ball in the Central Hall, Redcar.
26/01/1873 The American barque “Kate Crosby,” 900 tons under ballast, went onto Saltscar Rocks, whilst being towed by a steamer. Taken off 3 hours later by a tug and another steamer.
28/01/1873. Horse killed by passenger train whilst going over Marsh House Crossing, West Coatham.
14/02/1873 Redcar Pier construction had gone on successfully with the whole length of the pier and the west side of the pier head completed, with the east side to be completed in the next month weather permitting. The remaining part of the work to be pushed on rapidly.
21/031873. A meeting was held of the Redcar and Coatham Races Committee (17/03) at the Red Lion Hotel where it was resolved that the races would be held on the 08/08/1873 on A. H. Turner Newcomen Esq., grounds.
02/05/1873 The Redcar pilots and fishermen finding views obstructed east and west by the Coatham and Redcar Piers,
06/05/1873 Death of the Earl of Zetland was announced at 10.40 a.m.
16/05/1873 Redcar beach once again back to normal after two years. The beach is now beautifully firm and level, and the sand that had been scoured out into the bay, appears to have returned leaving the beach similar to as it always had been.
23/05/1873. Redcar Pier to be officially opened at noon on Whit Monday, 2nd, June, 1873 by Rear Admiral Chaloner.
23/05/1873 On (16/05) the last of the fishing boats were landing when one got into difficulty, and was swamped by heavy seas. The occupants were washed out of the boat. Two of the three were rescued by another boat, and one by a life rope thrown from the pier. The boat received considerable damage, but no loss of life.
21/06/1873 Message in a bottle 21/06/1873. A fisherman picked up a bottle from the sea whilst fishing. Message inside read “The Pearl fast sinking. 15 hands. Anyone picking this up let T. Johnson of Pudsey know.”
27/06/1873 Kirkleatham Fair (24/06) at Turner”s Hospital, 3 stalls were all the paraphernalia of by-gone days, With only 3 stalls it was also evident that this custom was falling into decay
04/07/1873 Whitby and Redcar & Middlesbrough Union Railway Bill read for a third time and passed in the House of Commons.
25/07/1873 The mackerel season now in full swing, with salmon boats in two successive mornings bringing ashore fine specimens of this fish.
21/08/1873 Redcar 21/08/1873. egatta Day held.
29/08/1873 Two men charged by the R.S.P.C.A. with allowing their horses to be worked to an unfit state. At court they were told by Admiral Chaloner that if they came before him again they would be committed to prison for three months.
02/09/1873 Excitement caused by the chase of a mad dog through the streets of Redcar, stated that the rabid animal had bit several cows in Coatham Marshes, The dog was eventually killed by some lads east of Redcar.
12/09/1873 A shark 37 inches long, about three years old, caught near Coatham Pier (10/09). Exhibited in Bath Street, Redcar.
07/11/1873 Highwayman John Austin became the last person to be hanged at Tyburn, London.
28/11/1873 North Eastern Railway Servants – Meeting of the North East goods guards and shunters waited on the directors at York when they acceded to their request for a reduction of the working hours per week. 10 hours per day. Overtime to be paid for.
30/12/1873 The Kirkleatham annual tea party was held in the Lecture Room, on Tuesday evening (30/12)
01/01/1874 Redcar Local Board. The following gentlemen were nominated to fill the vacancies of the above Board. Messrs John Harrison, Joseph Mallaby (retiring members), John Cowl, William Fairbridge, Robert Jordison (nominated himself), and Robert Garbutt. There are four members required. Election (31/01)
02/01/1874 The children and teachers of St. Peter’s Church Sunday School had their annual tea on New Year’s Day. Afternoon tea Christmas Carols were sung; and a number of amusements followed to the great delight of the children, who evidently enjoyed themselves fully.
02/01/1874 A midnight service was conducted at the Convalescent Home Chapel by the Rev. J. Postlethwaite. The services assisted of hymns, the litany, address, and the celebration of the Home Communion
02/01/1874 On New Years Eve the usual midnight service was held at Coatham Church, consisting of hymns, litany, address, by Rev. E. A. Green, QA.

02/01/1874 Recently a number of windows have been broken in Redcar and Coatham by reckless youths, but whether by accident or intentionally we are able to say. The police, however, have received strict orders that for the future. All persons found destroying either windows or other property belonging to the inhabitants are to be prosecuted.
08/01/1874 The Redcar and Coatham Annual Tradesmen’s Ball will be held in the Central Hall on Wednesday, January 21st
08/01/1874 The Redcar and Coatham Annual Tradesmen’s Ball will be held in the central Hall on Wednesday, January 21st
11/01/1874 On this date during the evening entertainment consisting of readings, recitations,songs, &c., Will be given in the Zetland Infant School, Redcar. Proceeds will be handed over to the Sunday School Treat Fund.
12/01/1874 Cleveland Foxhounds meet at 10.30, at Dale House.
15/01/1874 Cleveland Foxhounds meet at 10.30, at Yearby Bank Top.
16/01/1874 Early on Wednesday morning (14/01), this coast was visited by a violent gale from the North West, which continued during the whole day. Fortunately, no damage was done to property and shipping sought shelter.
16/01/1874 The Sister in charge of the Sea-side Home for Sick Children, Coatham, acknowledge with thanks the following gifts:- Oranges, Mrs I’Anson; Christmas Tree and cake, Miss Skinner; Christmas beef, Mr. Fairbridge; Fruit, Groceries, Candles, Mr. Boagey; cake and statuette, Miss Dodgson; mutton and picture book, Mrs. H. Watson; toys and sweetmeats, Miss Matthews
19/01/1874 The Vicar and Church Wardens of Redcar, have just distributed £10 worth of coals amongst the widows and aged poor of the parish, through the munificent kindness of Mrs Darnell, of York.
19/01/1874 On the 19th Inst., at Aske Hall, Richmond, the Countess of Zetland, of a son and heir.
22/01/1874 Early Thursday Morning 21st inst the steam tug “Patriot” when passing the entrance buoys to the Tees came into collision with an unlit coble, which sank immediately. Two people were rescued from the water.
22/01/1874 Extensive shoplifting in Redcar by three females from Middlesbrough. Found in a Redcar flat and arrested.
22/01/1874 100 Couples attend Redcar and Coatham Tradesman’s Ball in the Central Hall.
23/01/1874 FIRE AT WHITBY ABBEY – A Central Press Telegram says :- “Whitby Abbey was partially destroyed by fire yesterday. (Friday) morning.”
23/01/1874 The Vicar and Churchwardens of Redcar, have just distributed £10 worth of coals amongst the widows and aged poor of the parish, through the munificent kindness of Mrs. Darnell, of York.
24/01/1874 Immediate dissolution of Parliament took place (23/01)and a new parliament should be summoned, as soon as the necessary writs can be issued in the course of the ensuing week. Mr Gladstone has already issued his address to the electors of Greenwich, soliciting their suffrages in the new Parliament.
29/01/1874 Pony Race at Redcar. Straightthe Mile from Tees Breakwater to Coatham Pier. The race was won by a Redcar mare by little over a head.
29/01/1874 Catholic directory – that the Rev. Edward Widdrington Riddell is appointed to take charge of the,, Catholics in Redcar and Marske from April next. Mass will be celebrated at Marske on Sundays.
06/02/1874 The Hon. Arthur Duncombe, of Kilnwick Percy, has been appointed High Sheriff of Yorkshire for1874.
06/02/1874 On Monday evening next (09/02) an entertainment, consisting of readings, recitations, songs, &c., will be given in the Zetland Infant School, Redcar. The proceeds will be handed over to the Sunday School Treat Fund
06/02/1874 On Monday evening last (02/02) a lecture was delivered in the Congregational School-, Redcar, by the Rev. The J. H. Gordon, of Darlington. The subject being “Popular aspects of the Liberation question.” Mr. Thos. Sheil occupied the chair, and briefly introduced the lecture to the meeting. The lecture was of the usual stereotyped character, and was listened to by a thin audience.
13/02/1874 Kirkleatham Penny Readings. The last entertainment of the seventh season will take place in the Lecture Room, Kirkleatham (13/02)
13/021/874 The Rev. J. Postlethwaite has received a donation of £5 from Jos, Parratt, Esq., Dudden Hallset; also £100, an anonymous gift, to the building of the Children’s Hospital in connection with the Coatham Convalescent Home.
13/02/1874 It will be seen in the class list of Durham University that Mr. W. R. C. Milburne, the eldest son of our esteemed Accreditation the Redcar and Saltburn-by-the-Sea Gazette 06/02/1874.


On Saturday last (31/01), a coble race, for three valuable silver cups, took place off Staithes. The races excited a great amount of interest, the Staithes men being the favourites. The following are the names of the board. This, and their crews. :- Sarah Jane (Thos. Cole, Matthew Verrell, Richard Ackworth, and John Crooks), Sir Titus Salt (Wm. Verrell, Matthew Theaker, Burton Verrell, and Simeon Robinson), Brotherly Love (Richard Picknett, John Thompson, Edward Guy, and T. H. Picknett), the latter crew being the representatives of Redcar. The competing boats got off to an excellent start, Sarah Jane soon getting to the fore, the Redcar men being second. The crew of the Sir Titus Salt lost and all, but notwithstanding this, they gradually crept up to their opponents, and came in a capital second, Sarah Jane being first. On account of the heavy sea running, and it being dark at the time, the Redcar crew were at a great disadvantage, the flag boat having to show them the way in, or the result perhaps would have been different.
icar, has passed first in the first class.. This pass, besides being the proof of genuine hard work, carries with it a scholarship value £30.

16/02/1874 Silver dollar becomes US legal tender.
19/02/1874 Man walking along railway line from Redcar to Warrentown struck by train. Would appear inebriated when the train struck him. Suffered deep cut to forehead and two broken ribs. Although lying in a precarious state it is hopeful; that he will recover.
12/02/1874 Messrs Poole and Young Panorama of Paris being exhibited in the Central Hall with an exciting panorama being the best ever displayed in Redcar. Scenes,paintings, also harrowing pictures of France and Germany brought to life.
12/02/1874 Redcar Board of Health agreed to supply water to Ings Farm at the discretion of the town.
15/02/1874 The Antarctic explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton was born in Kilkee, Co. Clare
12/03/1874 Accident at Redcar Railway Station when a man jumping out of a carriage at the station having his coat caught in the door. As a result he was dragged under the wheels of the train, and consequently had his leg amputated at the North Riding Infirmary. Recovered.
12/03/1874 In the list of girls who passed the Cambridge local examination, examined in December last, at Middlesbrough all, are two junior and one senior pupil from the Mrs Turner’ School, Coatham, Redcar.
26/03/1874 A program was to be held on the (27/03) at the Central Hall, Redcar, when Mr John Hart, the world known tenor who has not appeared in Redcar for some time will be ably assisted by Mr E. Price, baritone, and to lady vocalists. The program is expected to fetch a crowded house.
26/03/1874 Redcar, Coatham, and Saltburn were quite thronged on Friday last (18/03), by visitors anxious to witness the equinoctial tide, which was predicted to be the “grand tide of the year.” The weather was warm and summer like, and the piers at the several places were extensively patronised.
1874 Crime 1874 – The calendar for the York Assizes opened with 1 case of wilful murder, 5 cases of manslaughter, 4 cases of arson, 3 of perjury, 4 rapes, 1 forgery, 2 cases of females charged with concealment of births, 2 cases burglary, 1 of libel, 2 of wounding, 4 accused of assault and robbery and 8 distinct charges of post office robberies.
02/04/1874 The young man, Finkle, who sustained severe injuries by having his foot run over on the railway, near Redcar Station, about a fortnight ago, through getting out of a train whilst in motion died in North Riding Infirmary Saturday,(28/03)
02/04/1874 Miss Emma Stanley’s celebrated entertainment,” The Seven Ages of Woman,” is to be given in the Central Hall, Redcar, on Tuesday evening next (07/04)
02/04/1874 Horse Racing. The Redcar Summer Meeting will this year extend over two days, and is fixed to take place on Thursday and Friday, 6th and 7th August.
02/04/1874 The election of four members to this board, in place of Messrs John Harrison, William Whitaker, Joseph Mallaby, and Henry Moore, has taken place this week. The number of votes recorded for each of the persons nominated is as follows. :- John Harrison, 162; John Cowl, 133; William Fairbridge, 130; Joseph Mallaby, 115; Robert Jordison, 72; Robert Garbutt, 62. The first four are returned.
09/04/1874 Miss Lydia Howard, the clever child actress, with talented company, appearing nightly at the Central Hall, Redcar, this week. The audiences, though hitherto small, have been exceedingly appreciative, and hoped tthere will be larger attendances for the following nights.
09/04/1874 New organ designed by R. Norman Shaw, Esq. A.R.A. in oak case, installed in Convalescent Home Chapel, Coatham, on Easter Monday
13/04/1874 His Grace th Archbishop of York instituted the Rev. Lyndhurst Burton Towne, to the new vicarage of East Coatham, vacant by the resignation of the Rev. A. E. Clementi Smith, M.A., on the presentation of Mrs Teresa Newcomen, of the English Convent, Beeston Hill, Holbeck, near Leeds.
16/04/1874 The Poland Street Hand Bell Ringers are announced to give two entertainments in the Central Hall, Redcar, on Tuesday (21/04) and Wednesday (25/04)
20/04/1874 2nd Redcar and Coatham annual Subscription Ball held. Instituted last year by the Bachelors of Redcar and Coatham.
23/04/1874 As predicted by Lt. Saxby, unusually high tides were evident at Redcar 20th ult by several feet. At Redcar crowds of people assembled along the Esplanade several of whom were drenched when the sea dashed over the sea wall.
23/04/1874 The first visit of the Royal (Poland Street) Hand Bell Ringers took place in the Central Hall Redcar 20th inst when the group were loudly applauded for their performances.
29/04/1874 Pony Race at Redcar. Straight mile from Tees Breakwater to Coatham Pier. The race was won by a Redcar mare by little over a head.
30/04/1874 A outbreak of Pleuro-Pneeumonia . A valuable milk cow, belonging to Mr. P. Wallis, farmer, West Coatham, suffering from this disease was destroyed 29th inst. 2nd case at this farm and also Mr. Bennison’s farm, East Coatham. In all cases (some later) 6 cattle were destroyed.
30/04/1874 A blue shark which had run into the shallows near Skinningrove, was discovered and captured by some villagers a few days ago. It was found to measure 13 feet in length, and 8 feet round its body.
07/05/1874 A. H. T. Newcomen, Esq., Mrs Newcomen, and family left Kirkleatham Hall, on Monday (04/05) for their town residence, 30, Eaton Square, S.W.
14/05/1874 A memorial was presented to the Stockton and Darlington Railway signed by more than 3,500 people, among whom were medical men all the Churches of England, Roman Catholic, and district ministers, together with magistrates, asking them to resume Saturday afternoon cheap trips, and also mid week afternoon services to Redcar and Saltburn.
14/05/1874 Coatham Victoria Pier extending 2,500 feet into the sea, 3 years in construction, is expected to be available for the landing of steamboat passengers on Whit Monday.
14/05/1874 The Whitby, Redcar, and Middlesbrough Union Railway Bill was before the Examiner of Standing Order Proofs on Friday (08/05), but it did not comply with the orders of the House on Commons.
14/05/1874 Lumsden’s Scottish Minsterels to give two entertainments in the Central Hall, Redcar, this Thursday/Friday (14-15/05. an attractive programme has been issued, and, judging by the flatering notices which have appeared in the Middlesbrough papers, at which town the company has been performing this week, a treat of no ordinary kind may be anticipated.
14/05/1874 A memorial was presented to the directors of the Stockton and Darlington Section of the North-Eastern Railway Company, yesterday (13/05), signed by more than 3,00 persons of Darlington, among whom are all the medical men, one excepted, all the Church of Englan, Roman Catholic, and Disenting ministers, together with all the magistrates excepting those who are themselves railway directors, asking the to resume the Saturday afternoon cheap trips, and also to put on a mid week afternoon cheap excursion train Redcar to Saltburn.
15/05/1874. H.M.Cutter “Mermaid.” On Monday (15/05) the cutter called off Saltburn pier, and embarked a detachment of the coastguard officers from Hull, whither they have gone for ten days’ drill.
17/05/1874 The crew of the Redcar Lifeboat belonging to the Society stationed at Redcar, had a trip to sea (17/05) for practice. After pulling the boat clear of the rocks the boat was put under sail, and we understand gave general satisfaction.
21/05/1874 One man killed when he fell from plank into sea whilst working on Coatham Victoria Pier. Inquest jury verdict was accidental drowning.
21/05/1874 Two more valuable milk cows suffering of Pleuro – Pneumonia destroyed making 6 in the neighbourhood, and so far successful intervention has prevented the spread of the disease, in the area.
21/05/1874 The Coatham Victoria Pier, which extends 2,250 feet into the sea, and has occupied over three years in construction, is now rapidly approaching completion, and is expected to be available for the landing of steamboat passengers on Whit Monday. The date of the opening ceremony has not yet been announced.
25/05/1874 Both this date Monday, and Tuesday 26/05/1874 was Whit Bank Holiday which saw a large influx of visitors, on special trains from Leeds areas. weather very unfavourable for outdoor enjoyment on Monday, but Tuesday was summer-like. Coatham Pier/Redcar Pier entry 1d – Total entries Redcar Monday 616, Tuesday 600. Coatham Monday 1830, Tuesday 1000
28/05/1874 Kirkleatham Annual School Treat when Mr & Mrs Newcomen invited 55, children of the Hospital and Village Schools to have their treat on the lawn in front of the Hall. a Large tea was provided in the large lecture room of the Hall.
29/05/1874 A special train arrived at Redcar Central bringing a large number of excursionists arrived on the morning from Barnard Castle area.
04/06/1874 A foot race for £5 a side, 150 yards between George Liddle and John Siddall, was run at Redcar on Monday (01/06) afternoon. Liddle won by about four yards.
04/06/1874 Another outbreak of Pleuro-Pneumonia (fatal Distemper) farm in West Coatham. Eighth case during past 4/5 weeks despite taking every precaution. Valuable heifer destroyed by vet.
04/06/1874 Monday last a dog reported to be in a rabid state was on the loose in Coatham. PC Cooke finding the animal in the refuge of a porch found it impossible to take aim with a gun attacked the dog with a stick and killed it. Fortunately no one was bitten.
11/06/1874 It was reported that nothing as yet of what the Regatta Committee are doing in the matter of this year’s regatta. Last year a balance sheet for 1872 was issued, showing a surplus, but up to the present the public have not been made aware of how this was disposed of. It would be well for the Committee to publish a balance sheet for 1873, and state what is being done in the matter of the Regatta for 1874,
11/06/1874 On Friday evening (08/06), Thomas Chapman, furnace labourer at Messrs Robson, Maynard, and Co’s, Redcar Iron Works, was accidentally crushed between the buffers of some railway waggons, and one of his legs was severely lacerated. He was removed to the Cottage Hospital, North Ormesby, where is injuries were attended to.
18/06/1874 Professor Sinclair and his concert party engaged at the Central Hall during this week. Entertaiment is deserving of patronage, though audiences have not been numerous.
18/06/1874 Weather during the past week very cold and unseasonable. Wind veered round to North East, and continues in that position. The sea very rough with bathing and boating temporary suspended.
18/06/1874 Sunday afternoon train from Stockton, Middlesbrough to Redcar proving very popular.
02/07/1874 Central Hall, Redcar, Tues, Wed, Friday (06th 07th 09th,July) annouced that three Poetic Recitals, would be given on these dates. From recent nw, we feel assured that a great treat will be afforded for those interested in fine poetry.
02/07/1874 Two more cases of pleuro-pnenmonia occurred near Redcar – farm of Mr P. WAllis, West Coatham, and Mrs Bennison’s Farm, East Coaham. In both cases the two milch cows were destroyed.
09/07/1874 Promenade Concert to be given (10/07) on the afternoon. All proceeds to the Coatham Convalescent Home and the Redcar Lifeboat Institution.
30/07/1874 Messrs Poole and Young’s pohantascopic entertainment was annouced for Monday (02/07)
30/07/1874 Annual distribution of prizes to the schlars of Coatham Grammar School to take place on Wednesday next (05/08)
30/07/1874 Dramatic entertainment to take place in the Central Hall tonight and Friday (31/07) Nearly 200 reserved seats already booked, which will ensure almost brilliant success. The room is to be decorated for the occasion, and audience are requested to enter the hall through the Music Promenade.
01/08/1874 Redcar Regatta Day was adjourned early to a later date.
06/08/1874 Redcar Summer Race Meeting today (30/08) and will this year extend over two days. The enteries are very numerous, and some capital sport may be anticipated.
08/10/1874 A tremendous storm of wind and rain blew over the North and East Yorkshire (06/10), with snow on the hills.
08/10/1874 Harvest festival this date held in Christ Church, Coatham with offertories going to the Sea-side Home for Sick Children.
15/10/1874 At the meeting of the Langbaurgh East magistrates at Guisborough, on Tuesday (13/10), a letter was read from the Redcar Local Board of Health and other ratepayers praying that Petty Sessions might be held at Redcar as well as at Guisborough. It was ordered that the Redcar Local Board of Health be informed that the bench did not consider a division of the district necessary at the present time, and that in case an alteration was made they did not consider Redcar the best centre of the district.
20/08/1874 (19/08) Boy named Johnson was run over in High Street, Redcar. He was riding in front of a wagon, from which he fell, and one of the wheels passed over his legs, severly lacerating them. Dr. Bennett and Deas were promptly in attendance, and did all in their power to alleviate the sufferings of the poor little fellow, who is doing well
27/08/1874 Annual Inspection of the North Riding York Artillery Volunteers, on the racecourse. The parade will form at the Railway Station and march to the Racecourse. Following inspection will march through the town to the battery to take on gun practice and mounting a heavy gun from ground/carriage.
10/09/1874 Concluding races in Redcar Regatta took place as rain came down, cold and very few spectators.
10/09/1874 Since Friday (04/09) there was a great scarcity of water in Redcar, and on Monday (07/04) the supply entirely ceased. Caused by a subsidence of the ground between the spring and the reservoir, owing to the mining operations the mains having sunk considerably below their proper level. Surveyor engaged a large staff of men to excavate in the vicinity of the reservoir, for the purpose of raising the mains, but was several days more before the supply would be re-connected.
17/09/1874 Annual Cricket Match (14/09)between tradesmen of Redcar and Coatham and farmers of the district. The farmers were the winners. Dinner held at Lobster Hotel.
01/10/1874 The “Blondinette Melodists” appear Friday (02/10) evening in the Central Hall, Redcar. The company, which consists of eleven young ladies, has had a most successful tour of the North.
01/10/1874 This date Harvest Festival service Christ Church, Coatham, by Rev, T.E. Dale. Offertories to be given to the Sea-side Home for Sick Children
05/11/1874 I.O.G.T. by advertisement it will be seenthat the members of the Zetland Lodge have arranged with Simeon Smithard, Esq., Of Derby, to give two of his popular musical eveningsin the Central Hall, Redcar, on Monday and Tuesday next (09 &10/11). The well known of vocal talents of Mr Smithhard will no doubt secure large audiences.
05/11/1874 A visitor at the Coatham Hotel was His Grace the Lord Archbishop of York.
05/11/1874 Notices have been posted in the local railway stationsthat in future third class passengers by all express and fast trains will be charged the Government duty in addition to the 1d per mile. There will thus be first, second, third, and third express tickets and fares.
12/11/1874 There was a heavy fall of snow at Redcar yesterday afternoon (11/11) and during the night. This morning the town has quite a wintry aspect.
30/11/1874 Sir Winston Churchill, a descendant of the Great Duke of Marlborough, was born ain Blenheim Palace.
09/12/1874 One of two ships driven onto the beach at Redcar in a storm, and consequently colliding with the uncompleted Coatham Pier. Became beached and wrecked on the nearby Coatham Sands.
09/12/1874 One of two ships driven onto the beach at Redcar in a storm, and consequently colliding with the uncompleted Coatham Pier. The vessel came ashore in the Tees Bay but was a total loss. The crew were able to walk ashore at low tide
10/12/1874 Plans for the following in Redcar were approved. 2 cottages Red Lion Street, New school-rooms 103, High Street, for Capt Tomlinson, and for Mr R. Plows a workshop, cart-shed and stable in Herschell Street.
22/10/1874 On Friday afternoon (17/10), an extensive sale of residential and other property took place at Redcar. The principal lot consisted of the Royal Hotel, situated on the beach, and a spirited bidding resulted in the property being knocked down to Mr Thos Blatherwick, of Redcar, for £2540
30/11/1874 Winston Churchill (born November 30, 1874, Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire, England—died January 24, 1965, London), British statesman, orator, and author who as prime minister (1940–45, 1951–55) rallied the British people during World War II and led his country from the brink of defeat to victory.
17/12/1874 Annual tea Party at Kirkleatham to take place (20/12) Parishioners 1s.6d; non parishioners 4s. Parishioners to include all who occupy land within the ecclesiastical boundary of Kirkleatham.
29/12/1874 Annual public tea party held in Kirkleatham for parishioners who occupy land within the ecclesiastical boundary of Kirkleatham. Parishioners 1s.6d non parishioners 4s
31/12/1874 The following crews, shipwrecked between Saltburn and the Tees, all relieved and sent to respective homes. “S.S. Grinkle” of Newcastle; brig “Caledonia” of Rochester, schooner “Express” of London; brig “Garabaldi” of Cowes; brig “Griffin” of Southampton; schooner “Corymbus” of Dundee; schooner Robert and William, of Woolbridge; which were wrecked ar Redcar.
1875 Cleveland Gas Company formed.
1875 Coatham Pier built but a series of mishaps ran the company into debt. Never really completed
1875 Redcar Racecourse erected a Grandstand and extended the course
02/06/1875 Redcar Pier officially opened by Emma Dawson, Weston Hall, Otley, Leeds (Whit Monday)
21/01/1875 Train accident Redcar Station when carriages and two trains were accidentally sent into railway sidings in error. Ine line available and both lines made available next day. Nobody hurt.
28/01/1875 Robbery from child in Coatham when labourer Jesse Paice stole from a child a half sovereign given to him by his step-father. Paice snatched the coin from the child and gave him a sixpence. Paice spent the half sovereign on drink the same night. Paice was arrested and given two months hard labour.
18/02/1875 New Lifeboat Station at Staithes. The RNLI have decided to form a lifeboat station at Staithes. The boat will be called Hannah Somerset.
18/02/1875 A mad dog made its appearance in Redcar and Coatham but following a chase by one of the local policemen the dog a lurcher type, was destroyed
25/02/1875 The Chatham correspondent of the Daily Telegraph mentions rumour to the effect that a telegram will soon be sent from the war office that at a day and time the whole of the Volunteers in the Kingdom will be mustered to arms to ascertain the numbers that can be called upon.
01/04/1875 A new grand organ was opened on Easter Day in Coatham Church.
20/05/1875 The game Snooker was thought to have been invented by a soldier Sir Neville Chamberlain whilst serving in India. The word Snooker comes was a nickname given to first-year cadets studying at the Royal Military Academy at Woolwich.
27/05/1875 Arrangements put in place to have everything in readiness for the forthcoming encampment of Volunteers by (31/05). A large field owned by Mrs Bennison, Coatham, has been secured for the occasion and contracts for provision and other necessaries completed. It is expected that between 400 and 500 men, together with officers, will take up their abode for a few days in their new military station.
10/06/1875 The Central Hall Redcar will be shortly open with Summer Ice Skating for the public.
29/07/1875 Whole of Central Hall next week visit by Gombertz’s dioramas, representing a tour overland from London to St. Petersburg. Press opinion rated the show very highly entertaining. With musical accompaniment.
29/07/1875 Redcar attendance of visitors down on previous years, although hotels and lodging-houses have increased in number.
29/07/1875 Advertising around the town advertising meetings at Saltburn and Redcar of the Women’s Suffrage Society in the next week. Charges for admission small in hope that attendance may be large.
26/08/1875 Yesterday afternoon (25/08) a disturbance which occasioned considerable excitement at Redcar, occurred on the Esplanade, and ended in one of the party, a visitor from Darlington, being lodged in the lock-up.
26/08/1875 Tuesday (24/08) evening, the very popular vocalist and comedian, Mr Harry Liston, appeared bfore a crowded house in the Central Hall. He received with unbounded marks of delight, and kept the house in roars. He is undoubtingly the cleverest artiste now traveling, and never lacks to draw bumper crowds.
07/01/1876 The usual “watch-night” services were held in Christ Church,
Coatham, and in the Wesleyan Chapel, Redcar.
28/01/1876 The Dead March in Saul will be played after morning service on Sunday next (06/02), in Redcar and Coatham churches, in honour of the late Rev. Dr. Dykes, of Durham, who preached in Redcar Church at the opening of the organ, and on various occasions at Coatham.
28/01/1876 Sheep-scab reported to have made its appearance in Redcar amongst a flock of 55 sheep. One sheep isolated and observations being kept.
28/01/1876 A fixed light was attached to Coatham pier in regulation to the guidance of shipping entering the River Tees
07/03/1876 Alexander Graham Bell is granted a patent for an invention he calls the ‘telephone’.
The first recognisable words were transmitted over 100ft of wire. Speaking to his assistant, inventor Alexander Graham Bell said: “Mr Watson, come here, I want to see you.”
06/04/1876 Serious Carriage accident near to Redcar Lane End corner, when three 3 occupants of a carriage were thrown out of the carriage sustaining unconsciousness, broken bones and other injuries.
07/04/1876 Arrangements have been completed for the encampment of the North York Militia and North Riding volunteers at Redcar, in May and June next.
07/04/1876 Election of new members to The Local Board were announced by returning officer.
13/04/1876 Sale of property in Coatham. Esk House, Trafalgar Terrace sold for £1,150 and No.8 Nelson Terrace sold for £820.
14/04/1876 Female person robbed on Yearby Bank and threatened with a knife injury, if she did not give up the goods she was carrying from Guisborough Market.
18/04/1876 Horse Racing. The first spring turf gathering at Redcar took place. Since last year a new straight mile course has been formed
19/05/1876 National Lifeboat Institution has now 254 lifeboats under its management, 77 of which are stationed in the east and north-east coasts of England, between the Thames and Berwick-on-Tweed.
19/05/1876 A new Primitive Methodist Chapel is to be erected at Redcar as soon as a suitable site can be obtained.
19/05/1876 On Monday (14/05)the Redcar and Coatham Gas Bill complied with the standing orders of the House of Lords.
19/05/1876 Redcar and Coatham Cricket Club.
The opening game of the season was played on Saturday last (13/05) on the Cricket Ground, Coatham between two elevens of the above club. The weather was fine, and there was a good attendance of spectators
June 1876 Sir William Turner opened his almshouses in Kirkleatham to provide sheltered homes for estate workers from Redcar and East Cleveland.
16/06/1876 Redcar Pier. The band performances will commence on Monday, the 26th instant. It is under stood that the directors have again engaged Mr. F. Groening’s band for the season.
16/06/1876 The post-master, Mr. J. Grondon, opened the new Redcar Post Office,.No.44 High Street, on Wednesday last (14/06). The accommodation is superior to that at the old office, there being more space for for the working department and also for the public outside and counters.
23/06/1876 Redcar Pier-reminders were giving by this newspaper that the first band performances of the season will be given on Monday next (25/06). Full particulars will be found in our advertising columns.
13/06/1876 Redcar Pier. The Band performances commenced on Monday (26/06) afternoon, and all the day it was cloudy and cold the attendance was large. On Wednesday (28/06)the performances were continued and under their able leader, Mr. F. Groenings, there is no doubt that the Band will, as heretofore, “discourse most excellent music.” Selections are played from the leading operators, and other popular and classical music. The next performance is on Saturday (01/07).
21/07/1876 The Militia at Redcar. A special service was held at Redcar Church on Sunday morning last (16/07), at nine a.m., when the Protestant portion of the militia attended. A similar service will be held Sunday next(30/07). The Rev. E. W. Riddell says Mass at the camp for the Roman Catholics. The inspection will take place on Tuesday next (25/07), and the encampment will break up on Saturday the 29th inst.
21/07/1876 Grace Egerton this versatile performer, accompanied by Mr. George Case, appeared in the Central Hall, Redcar on Tuesday evening (18/07). The hall was well-filled, and the audience testified its approval of the entertainment by hearty applause, also have several encores., It was announced towards the close that a second and farewell visit would be made to Redcar on Thursday evening.
04/08/1876 Redcar and Coatham regatta to take place on Monday (21/08)
04/08/1876 The Redcar Summer Meeting will take place on Wednesday (09/08) and Thursday (10/08) and promises to be very successful. There are six events to be decided each day, and the added money given amounts to over £1000. The new straight mile course will be used for the first time.
04/08/1876 The annual distribution of prizes to the pupils of Coatham Grammar School took place last Tuesday (01/08), the Rev. L. B. Towne in the chair. (Full report later)
11/08/1876 Coatham Seaside Home bazaar over the last three days raised over £280 pounds.
11/08/1876. The Band of Otley Engineer Volunteers will give two grand Promenade Concerts on the Redcar Pier (2th & 28th /08) at 7pm
11/08/1876 The new skating rink adjoining the Coatham Pier was opened on Saturday last (05/08) by Jeremiah Head, of Coatham, in the unavoidable absence of Mr. Joseph Dodd. M.P.
11/08/1876 Levett, who exhibited his patent safety safety life-float off Redcar Pier last summer, was drowned at Blackpool on MOnday night (07/08), while taking part in swimming entertainment.
11/08/1876 The talented young musician, Felix Cruse, aged twelve years (son of the organist of Coatham Church), whose perfomances on the organ and pianoforte are so marvellous, will give a pianoforte recital at the Central Hall on the 21st inst.
18/08/1876 Sermons will be preached in Redcar Church, on Sunday next (27/08), morning and evening, by the Rev. W. Dunn (of Coatham) when collections will be made in aid of the Curate’s Fund of St. Peter’s Church.
18/08/1876 Coatham Grammar School. We are glad to find that H. Cautley, a pupil of this School, son of H. Cautley, Esq., Of Prospect Hall, Bramley, near Leeds, has been elected to an open Scholarship at the Charterhouse. There were over a hundred candidates for the vacant scholarships
08/09/1876 We understand that a public meeting will shortly be held in Redcar, to pass resolutions condemning the Turkish atrocities in Bulgaria, and to collect a sum of money towards helping the suffering survivors.
08/09/1876 St. Peter’s Church, Redcar. Sermons in aid of the North Ormesby Cottage Hospital will be preached in this church on Sunday next (17/09) – in the morning by the Rev, J, D. Wawn (vicar of Kirkleatham), and in the evening by the Rev. W. Buswell (curate of Redcar).
22/09/1876 The annual cricket match between the Farmers and the Tradesmen of Redcar and Coatham, and district, will be played on the Cricket Round, Coatham, on Tuesday next, the 26th inst. The proceeds will be given to the New Children’s hospital in connection with the Convalescent Home
22/09/1876 On Saturday (16/09) at the Coatham Convalescent Home the foundation stone of the new Children’s Hospital was laid.
22/09/1876 The Bulgarian Relief Fund acknowledged a £7 cheque, donated by a people attending a public meeting at Redcar in aid of this fund.
06/10/1876 The annual harvest thanksgiving festival was celebrated at Coatham Church, on Thursday evening, the 28th ult. The Church was beautifully decorated for the occasion with fruit, call, and flowers, and on the altar several lighted candles were placed.
03/11/1876 The Reward (?) Of Honesty – A lady dropped her purse in High Street, Redcar, and a little fellow who picked it up and carried it to her at once was rewarded the munificent sum of – – threepence!! Considering the purse was a bulky one,and contained gold and silver, there seems a slight error in the amount of the reward paid.
01/12/1876 Strange and Wilson’s Etherscope and Spectral Opera Company. By advertised blunt it will be seen that the above company is to occupy the Central Hall during next week. This is their first visit to Redcar, judging by the lengthened state of the company in other towns, and the attractive character of the entertainment, they will be found well worthy of public patronage.
01/12/1876 Redcar and Coatham Reading Room and Library. An amateur concert and entertainment is to be given in the Central Hall, Redcar, on Monday evening, the 11th inst., In aid of the funds of the above institution. A varied and attractive programme will be presented, in which the most popular of our local amateurs, assisted by some friends from Middlesbrough, will take part.
08/12/1876 Seasonal Benevolence-based support was given to 40 Redcar fishermen on Saturday evening last (02/12) by T. Hague Cook, Esq. The repast were served by Mr. John Hall, at the Royal Hotel.
1877 Work started on a Lifeboat House to be situated along the Esplanade, to house United Free Gardeners ‘Emma’.
1877 Lifeboats – United Free Gardeners ‘Emma’ into service saving 64 lives.
12/01/1877 The desirability of a lighthouse on Redcar Rocks is at present occupying the attention of the shipping trade on the Tees. The matter was brought to the notice of the Tees Conservancy Committee at a monthly meeting on Monday (07/01) and referred to the Works Committee for further consideration.
12/01/1877 The Redcar and Coatham annual tradesmen’s subscription ball will take place on Wednesday, the 24th inst.
12/01/1877 The desirability of a lighthouse been erected on Redcar rocks is at present occupying the attention of the shipping trade on the Tees. The matter was brought under the notice of the Tees Conservancy Commission at the monthly meeting on Monday (08/01) for further consideration.
09/02/1877 The admirers of youthful genius may be interested to know that the little museum, Felix Cruse -some of the organist of Coatham Church – gave a performance on the Grand Organ at St. Paul’s Cathedral, on Tuesday last (30/01), before. Dr. Stainer and a numerous assemblage of connoisseurs.
16/02/1877 Guisborough Petty Sessions John Adams, hawker,was charged with being drunk whilst in charge of a horse and cart, at Redcar, on the1st inst., And was fined 10s. And costs. James Stevenson for resisting the Constable while taking Adams into custody, was also fined 10s. and costs.
23/02/1877 Trespassing in pursuit of game near Redcar. At the Langbaurgh East Petty Sessions, on Tuesday (20/02), Robert Smith, of Redcar, was charged by George Charlton, gamekeeper to A. H. Turner Newcomen, Esq., was charged with trespassing in pursuit of game on the Kirkleatham estate. Defendant, who was accompanied by two other persons unknown, slipped a greyhound, which chased and killed a hare. Find 10s, and costs.
29/03/1877 The proposed Local Board for the Parish of Kirkleatham. It is stated, on what we believe to be good authority, that a Provisional Order in Council, constituting the Parish of Kirkleatham, a Local Government District, under the provisions of the Public Health Act of 1875, has been signed, though it has not yet been received by the overseas.
27/04/1877 A ewe belonging to Mr. Proud, farmer, Yearby, near Redcar, dropped a lamb a few days ago with eight legs.
27/04/1877 On after Sunday,May 6th, additional trains will be run from Stockton and Middlesbrough to Redcar, and’s Saltburn-by-the-Sea Sunday afternoons, returning in the evening.
27/04/1877 Following the example of the finished ironworkers of Manchester, it is stated that a section of the Cleveland land miners entertains the idea of emigrating in a body, if the result of the arranged arbitration proceedings relative to the proposed reduction in their wages should be unfavourable to the men.
27/04/1877 The athletic sports of Coatham Grammar School took place (18/04). Held in biting winds but attended by a goodly number of persons
19/05/1877 A cricket match took place between Coatham Choir Cricket Club and Coatham Grammar School. The result ended in a win for Coatham Grammar School 13 runs.
CCC 46 runs
CGS 59 runs
01/06/1877 By advertisement it will be seen that Swallow’s Circus is to pay Redcar envisaged to moral (02/06).
01/06/1877 The reopening of the Wesleyan Chapel, Redcar has taken place following it being closed for a few weeks for cleaning, painting, etc., during which period the services have been conducted in the schoolroom, this place of worship was reopened on Sunday last (27/04), when the Rev. G. Abbot, of Bishop Auckland, preached both morning and evening. Collections were made to help defray the expense incurred.
01/06/1877 At the Guisborough Police Court, on Tuesday (29/04), Benjamin Hullah, a respectable looking man, was charged with being drunk at Redcar Railway Station on the 19th, inst., and was fined 10s, and costs
15/06/1877 The first meeting of the Redcar and Coatham Ornithological Society will be held on the Friday (27/07) Saturday (28/07). The competition is open to the whole of the United Kingdom, and in addition to a silver cup, value £2.2s, nearly £20 is offered in money prizes.
15/06/1877 The directors of Redcar Pier engaged for a season a band to play every night (except Sundays) commencing Sunday (18/06). Mr. Henry Barraclough is the director, and is expected that very good music will be performed. The charge for single addmission is reduced to threepence. There will be in addition a morning performance on Mondays and Saturdays from eleven to one o’clock
15/06/1877 A very fine portrait in oils of E. B. Emerson, Esq., Of Picton House, Redcar, was on view at Mr. Hoggard’s studio, Coatham. M. Emerson is in hunting costume, and mounted on his favourite hunter.the picture has been enlarged and painted on the premises, and is singularly successful. The details of the painting are remarkably good.
22/06/1877 Redcar Pier And hold its first band performance of the season on Monday (18/06), under the direction of Mr. Henry Barraclough. Fine weather had prevailed during the week, and the pier has been very largely patronised. The playing of the band is pronounced by competent judges to be excellent
28/06/1877 On the 28th inst., at 29, Hans-place, London, the wife of A. H. Turner Newcomen, Esq., Kirkleatham Hall, of a son and heir.
06/07/1877 We are pleased to hear that Felix Cruse, of Coatham, has succeeded to an appointment as organist and choir master at St. Mary the Virgin, Soho, London, where there is daily choral service. At thirteen years of age he is supposed to be the youngest church organist in the metropolis.
06/07/1877 CoathamConvalescen Home. The secretary has received a legacy of £100 from the executors of the late Miss Jane Masterman, of Little Danby, Northallerton.
06/07/1877 The birth of an heir to the Kirkleatham Estate’s,took place on the 28th ult, and was duly celebrated both at Kirkleatham and Coatham and Redcar. There was a liberal display of bunting at each place, testifying to the esteem in which Mr. and Mrs. Newcomen are held, while at Kirkleatham bells were kept ringing until an advanced hour of the night
13/07/1877 The Temperance Society calls is being earnestly promulgated by the society in the town, who were are holding meetings on the Esplanade, every Tuesday fortnight. Mr Peter Digney (of Darlington), and others spoke last Tuesday night, on “The Immoralities of the Liquor Traffic.”
13/07/1877 The Militia at Redcar. A special service was held in Redcar Church on Sunday (08/07) at nine o’clock, for the Protestant portion of the militia now encamped at Redcar stop the service was read by the Vicar,and the sermon preached by the Rev. W. Buswell, Curate. The services will be conduct a weekly during the state of the militia.
10/08/1877 The Rev. J. Clark, of Abernethey, preached the anniversary sermons in the Redcar Presbyterian Church on Sunday last (05/08). There were large congregations, and the collections are mounted to £40.6s.0d.
10/08/1877 The offertories of Sunday last (05/08) at Redcar church amounted to £25.18s.10dfollowing a sermon by Archdeacon Hey, in aid of the Curate’s Fund. A subscription list in aid of this fund, which is wholly supported by voluntary contributions, is open at Mr. Webster’s Library.
10/08/1877 It will be seen from our advertising columns that Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Case (Miss Grace Egerton) are about to re-visit Redcar for two nights, previous to their departure for South Africa. The programs are of an entertaining and varied character.
24/08/1877 Assistant Surgeon Thomas William Spink Locke, of the West Sussex regiment, to be Surgeon according to Medical Warrant of July, 1876.
07/09/1877 St.Peter’s Church, Redcar. On Sunday next (09/09). The Rev. A. C. Smith (vicar of St. John’s, Middlesbrough), will preach in the morning, and the Rev. W. Purton (vicar of St. Anne’s, Willenhall, in the evening.collections will be taken after both services in aid of the funds of the Cottage Hospital, North Ormesby.
14/09/1877 (15/09) Redcar Band performance finish. End of seasons
16/11/1877 His Grace the Archbishop of York on Tuesday (06/11) licensed the Rev. George Rainy Fletcher, B.A., to the Curacy of Coatham.
06/10/1877 The first Autumn race meeting took place
21/10/1877 The Harvest Thanksgiving Festival services took place in the Kirkleatham Church Sunday (21/10)
21/11/1877 Thomas Edison announced his invention of the phonograph that could record sound. Demonstrated for the first time (29/11)
21/12/1877 Through the liberality of Mrs. Dawson, of Weston Hall, and Mrs Hague, Cook, of Hall Croft, the church wardens of Redcar have been enabled to distribute two trucks of coals amongst upwards of thirty widows and aged poor in Redcar.
01/12/1887 The 28th Beeton’s Christmas Annual went on sale. It featured Conan Doyle, which introduced the detective Sherlock Holmes.
04/01/1878 New Year’s Day on Tuesday (01/01) was observed as a general holiday, both at Redcar and Saltburn, and the mild weather enabled those desiring outdoor exercise to enjoy themselves to their hearts’ content. Watch-night services were held in both the Wesleyan and Primitive Methodist Chapels at Saltburn, and in the Wesleyan Chapel at Redcar, all of which were well attended.
04/01/1878 The children and teachers of the Redcar Church Sunday Schools (on 01/01) to the number of 200, were entertained to tea, on New Year’s Day, according to annual custom.
04/01/1878 New Years Day (01/01). Tuesday was observed as a general holiday both at Redcar and Saltburn, and the mild weather enabled those desiring outdoor exercise to enjoy themselves to their hearts’ content. Watch-night services were held in both the Wesleyan and Primitive Chapels, and the Wesleyan Chapel at Redcar, all of which were well attended.
25/01/1878 The Redcar Spring Horse Racing Meetingwill take place on Tuesday, April 2nd.
25/01/1878 And extra mail train is now dispatched from Redcar at 9:50 AM. for for York, London, and places South of York.
01/02/1878 As a result of water supply testing at Coatham it was placed into second class, with Redcar being in First Class.
22/02/1878 The Cleveland Gas Company have withdrawn their Bill after the second reading. The Redcar Gas Company have thus a clear course of obtaining their Bill for extending their works to Marske and Saltburn.
08/03/1878 The Institution of Coatham Convalescent Home closed over the recent Winter 2 months reopened this date.
15/03/1878 A stained glass window, by Morris of London was installed in the Coatham Convalescent Church in memory of the late Mrs. Postlewaite
26/03/1878 R.N.L..I. Lifeboat “Burton-on-Trent taken out for practice under supervision of R.N assistant inspector. The capabilities of the lifeboat were thoroughly tested to the greatest satisfaction of the inspector.
26/03/1878 In the house of Lord’s yesterday, the Marske and Saltburn Gas Bill was read for a second time, and committed.
05/04/1878 The Archbishop of York to hold a confirmation in Redcar Church on Monday (08/04) next at seven o’ clock
05/04/1878 A branch of the Yorkshire Penny Bank was commenced at the Congregational School-room, Redcar, on Monday (29/03) evening last, under very suspicious circumstances, 60 accounts having been opened on the first night, and over £10.10s deposited. Business is to be transacted every Monday evening between 6.45 and 7.45 o’ clock.
25/04/1878 The last entertainment of the season 1877/1878 will be given in the Lecture-room, Kirkleatham, this Friday evening (25/04).
28/04/1878 The last entertainment of the season 1877 – 1878 will be given in the Lecture-room, Kirkleatham, this (Friday) evening.
02/05/1878 Batty’s great London Circus performed in Redcar on this date, and (03/05).
27/05/1878 Is a large number of Cleveland miners have signified their intention of emigrating to New Zealand. Mr. Holloway, the colonial agent, has had several meetings amongst the men, the others are arranged to take place during the month.
14/06/1878 Special trains from Leeds, and Bishop Auckland with steamers from Sunderland and Newcastle brought people to Redcar for the Whit Holiday. Weather threatened but most of Redcar and Coatham were crowded on Whit Monday.
16/08/1878 The Harvest operations commenced with good crops in general. Weather is to stay favourable.
16/08/1878 Through kindness of NERC the workmen employed in the Railway Shops, Park Lane, Gateshead, had their annual trip to Redcar and Saltburn Monday 12th inst. Weather fine and the 900 employees enjoyed their day at the popular watering places. Left between six and seven.
17/11/1878 The Bishop of Whitby consecrated the Church of St Hilda, in the Parish of Coatham
12/12/1878 Leaders of the Wesleyan Society to have a distribution of soup amongst the poor of Redcar and Coatham twice a week during the winter.
13/12/1878 The thermometer at the Redcar Lifeboat House registered between five and six degrees below freezing
27/12/1878 Intense frost prevailed over Redcar for last 14 days gives way to general thaw, all over country.
27/12/1978 Spain becomes a democracy after 40 years of dictatorship.
10/01/1879 Mr. Cowl gave a very substantial meat tea to all poor receiving parochial relief in Redcar, Coatham and Warrenby. In addition market people were invited. 100 in all.
14/01/1879 Day of the last distribution of soup and bread by the Wesleyan Committee. Since opening 9 weeks ago they had given to the poor in Redcar, 450 gallons of soup and 1,400 lbs of bread.
27/01/1879 Edison patented the electric lamp.
18/02/1879 French sculptor Frederic Auguste Bartholdi was awarded a patent for the design for the Statue of Liberty.
27/06/1879 Turner’s Hospital School, Kirkleatham. Pupil James Albert Allison obtained a third class in honours in a Middles Class Examination at Durham University.
21/07/1879 Northerly gale accompanied by heavy rain, and high seas in Redcar. Old fisherman states that he had seen nothing like this during the month of July before.
25/07/1879 Band of the 2nd North Durham Militia played last concert 1th, July, when the pier was crowded to excess, with the weather being fine and warm.
05/09/1879 Three men from Hartlepool got into difficulties after spending the night in Redcar. They decided to return to Hartlepool in the pleasure boat “Polly” and got caught up in a storm which the fishing boat Rose of England Picknett Bros) rescued them and landed them on Marske Beach.
12/09/1879 Local Magistrates rule that Coatham Sands were a highway over which the Local Board had control, therefor the swing boats installed must be removed forthwith.
19/09/1879 Blackpool illuminations were switched on for the first time, with 100,000 turning up from all around the country.
03/10/1879 Fire Brigade Committee met Redcar Local Board discussed provisions for extinguishing fires. Recommended that as much as possible to be obtained by subscription the remainder to be paid by the two boards, in proportion to the rateable value.
03/10/1879 Surveyor ordered to proceed with the finishing of the street behind Newcomen Terrace, from Newcomen Street to Turner Street.
03/10/1879 The Inspector for Nuisances reported that several persons in Warrenby had not complied with notices served on them re- removal of poultry. Ordered one weeks notice then proceed against them should that be ignored.
03/10/1879 Plans for a dwelling house intended to be built by Mr. William Nelson, in Victory Terrace, were approved.
03/10/1879 M.O. reported 1 death during the past month at Coatham, and that was a person with senile decay. This made the average 3 per 1000 per annum. There were 12 births last month.
17/10/1879 Stormy weather battered the north east coast from (13/10) with high tides. The low depression from America was forecast the previous week.
21/10/1879 From early hours (today) a violent storm with north easterly gales, heavy showers of rain and sleet, raged Redcar coastline and gradually increasing in strength. Sea is very rough, and covered as far as eye can see in white tops, Close look being kept on shipping casualties.
02/11/1879 The storm of the (02/03 Nov) has caused unusual quantities of sea coal to be cast up on Redcar?Coatham beach, on 5/11/1879. Upwards of 100 people in gathering and carting it away west of Coatham Coastguard Station
28/12/1879 Central portion of the Tay Railway Bridge in Scotland collapsed, killing 79 people on the Edinburgh to Dundee train.


1880 Doctor Horner’s Hypo-therapy on the Esplanade was proving an important part of Redcar as a Victorian watering place, and a bracing healthy resort.
16/01/1880 A concert for the benefit of the poor of Redcar and Coatham will be given in the Centrall Hall on Monday evening (19/01)
16/01/1880 Two screw steamers the Marchioness of Londonderry and the Thornbury went aground near the Tees Estuary.
27/02/1880 Exceptionally high tide with waves reaching fourteen yards across the Esplanade.
08/08/1880. Deputation from Redcar L.B. to meet the directors of Gas Company and endeavour to arrange gas to all street lights to be paid for so much per hour.
28/10/1880 Morning of the schooner Luna got into difficulties vessel later came foul of the rocks and subsequently collided into Redcar Pier. Crew of seven saved. Note: The last occasion the lifeboat ZETLAND was launched.
14/05/1880 The Earl of Zetland appointed one of the Lords in Waiting on Her Majesty.
14/05/1880 Surgeon T. Locke, West Suffolk Militia has been, by His Royal Highness the Field Marshall Commanding-in-Chief, appointed to the medical charge of the regimental training of the East York Militia, at Beverley, from June 14th to July 10th.
08/05/1880 Redcar and Coatham Cricket Club opened their season with Thirsk Club.
21/05/1880 Whit Monday saw 7,000 people in Redcar with the beach, shops and races well attended The day was sunny with a breeze was however marred by the report of a person being drowned.
16/06/1880 The distinctive Salvation Army ladies’ bonnet’s were worn for the first time in a procession in Hackney, London East End.
14/08/1880 Cologne Cathedral was completed having being started in 1248.
24/09/1880. Lifeboat quarterly practice took place with the Burton-on-Trent put through its paces, and the crew put through a variety of movements. All went well.
11/11/1880 Australian bushranger Ned Kelly is hanged in Melbourne Goal
13/11/1880 The Redcar and Coatham Institute now 140 members. Two rooms taken over Mr Brown’s (late Webster’s) shop on (01/12) with principle London and local newspapers, magazines, public notices and forthcoming lectures where admission will be free.
27/11/1880 The committee of the Walsall Cottage Hospital have selected the Coatham Convalescent Home to which patients shall be sent by the “Sister Dora Convalescent Fund.”
27/11/1880 Operations put forward to re float schooner Luna to High Tide, Saturday (28/11).
27/11/1880 Mr. Matthew Murray, of the firm Rayner & Murray, ship brokers, Middlesbrough, has been appointed Lloyd’s agent for Middlesbrough, including the River Tees and the coast from South of Seaton to Huncliffe.
30/11/1880 Fatal Mine accident when Richard Roberts, aged 45 years, was engaged in “bearing away” stone from the face of the mine in Upleatham, a large quantity fell upon and killed him immediately.
04/12/1880 An amateur concert, similar to those given in former years, will be given to the poor of Redcar again this year.
15/01/1881 Whitby, Redcar, Middlesbrough Union Railway report 1,000 have been thrown out of work because of weather conditions. All outdoor work suspended
22/01/1881 Boat bearing initials “W.H., washed ashore near Tees mouth, between the barque “Jane” and slag bank, Also quantity of wreckage supposed to be from “Iris,” wrecked last October near there.
22/01/1881 Severe storms caused widespread disruption in country causing millions of pounds and also deaths. Locally snow still falling in Redcar, with drifts in Kirkleatham eight to nine foot deep. Most roads impassable, with train services suffering and two locomotives being used to keep services and goods trains running.
28/02/1881 Mr. Joseph Hogg who for 38 years died, and had occupied the post of Station Master position for thirty eight years
29/01/1881 Seasonal benevolence was distributed by Mr. Johnson, butcher of Coatham, when he supplied sixty quarts of capital soup to the needy and poor of Coatham and Redcar on (27/01).
01/03/1881 A passenger traveller impatient to wait for passing mineral train, pushed open the Kirkleatham side of Redcar Lane Crossing which in turn caused the Redcar side close gate to be thrown across the railway line. The passing train struck the train breaking the gate into pieces.
19/03/1881 The Directors of the Pier Company have accepted the tender of Messrs Head, Wrightson, and Co., of Stockton, to repair the damage done to it in October 1880, when the brig Luna cut it in two. It is expected the pier will be re-opened by Whitsuntide.
16/04/1881. Proposed to re-open Coatham Convalescent Home for patients Monday, 4th, April, 1881.
16/04/1881 16/04/1881. Census return for Redcar was 2,297 people.
28/04/1881 Fatal railway accident Saturday (21/04) 4.30 p.m. when the body of Wm Crown plate layer was run over and killed by a train. Accidental death was recorded by the jury.
12/05/1881 In North Africa, Tunisia becomes a French protectorate.
06/06/1881 Redcar favoured with good weather this Whitsuntide saw heavily laden special trains arriving from all points of the areas around UK. Redcar races saw 17,000 people in attendance.
11/06/1881 Two young girls of shady character, living lately in Redcar charged with uttering a counterfeit half sovereign at Redcar
13/06/1881 Local newspaper concerned about the disgraceful way in which bathing regulations are not being enforced, making an objection that both sexes are bathing in the sea within 30 yards of each other.
13/06/1881 Failure to water supply at Redcar due to working of an ironstone mine causing the ground to subside damaging pipes near to the spring head. Later repaired.
24/08/1881 Two local young men put off Redcar in small boat to fish, with the wind blowing strong from the North and the tide on the ebb, a heavy sea, were unable to return and boat became swamped. Lifeboat “Emma” launched and two men rescued.
15/10/1881 Jeeves and Wooster writer P.G. Wodehouse born. (P.G. stood for Pelham Granville)
25/10/1881 Pablo Picasso, Spanish painter and creator of Cubism, was born in Malaga, Andalusia.
26/10/1881 The Gunfight at OK Coral took place outside Tombstone, Arizona Territory., involving Wyatt Earp and his deputies, against the Clanton gang.
29/10/1881 Redcar and Coatham Institute second year in existence. Attempts being made to bring in a scheme whereby lectures from Durham University Extension Scheme would visit premises to lecture.
29/10/1881 Additional P.M. trains from Saltburn to Darlington, thus enabling passengers to travel North or South from Darlington. Winter months found that it was not possible to travel any further than Middlesbrough after 7.30pm.
21/12/1881 The annual concert was given for the benefit of the sick and infirm poor of Redcar. Food distributed at the concert
24/12/1881 A sale of furniture was held at 1 pm by Mr. Goundry, at 42, High Street, Redcar.
02/02/1882 Author James Joyce was born in Dublin. His masterpiece Ulysses was published on the same day in 1922.
24/10/1882 Actress Dame Sybil Thorndike was born in Gainsborough, Lincs.
06/01/1883 A dinner was given on this date at Mr Patterson’s Royal Hotel. About 50 toilers of the sea and their friends sat down to an excellent repast. In the chair Mr J. G. Thompson, Solicitor. After singing “God Save the Queen,” the toast “”Health and Prosperity to the Ear Zetland,” “Admiral Chaloner,” “The Fishermen and others were heartily responded to, The rest of the evening was pleasantly spent.
09/01/1883 You read it here first. 09/01/1883. Tuesday evening, Professor Marshall, D.Sc., of Owen’s College, Manchester, delivered a lecture on “Tadpoles,” to a small but attentive audience. T. H. Bell Esq., occupied the chair.
19/02/1883 19/02/1883. Redcar Local Board decided to invite tenders for cutting reservoir, pipes, trenches, leading etc following it being resolved, to accept the lease of ground by Lord Zetland for a new reservoir.
20/04/1883 North Riding declared free from Foot and Mouth Disease.
20/04/1883 Mr Smith of Swiss Cottage, Redcar, appointed by the Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, Inspector for Redcar.
05/06/1883 The first regularly scheduled Orient Express departs Paris
09/06/1883 A petition is being signed at Middlesbrough praying the Elder Brethren of Trinity House to erect a lighthouse on the eastern point of Salt Scar Rocks, Redcar. Several wrecks have occurred on this dangerous reef, the most recent being the Stonewall Jackson, which went ashore (28/05).
17/07/1883 The Hartlepool Port & Harbour Commissioners, at invitation of Mr.T.R. Taylor of Middlesbrough attended, decided to memorialise the Elder Brothers of Trinity house in favour of a proposal to erect a lighthouse, on Saltscar rocks, Redcar.
24/07/1883 Committee appointed by Elder Brethren from Trinity House, came to Redcar by the Middlesbrough Ferry. Mayor and other shipowners interested in the Harbour Scheme also attended. The committee left appearing to be support of the scheme.
12/08/1883 The last quagga (a type of zebra) died at a zoo in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
27/08/1883 Uninhabited Island of Krakatoa (or Krakatau) scene of the most powerful volcanic eruption in recorded history. Sound heard 3,000 miles away, thre 5 cubic miles of earth 50 miles into the air, created a tsunami of 120 feet. More than 36,000 people died.
22/10/1883 The Metropolitan Opera House, New York, opened with a performance of Gounod’s Faust.
17/11/1883. Owing to the possibility of two local boards amalgamating it was impracticable to presume that these committees are finished. It was therefore thought that the inhabitants should appoint another committee for the purpose of endeavouring to secure Public Pleasure Grounds for the town.
16/02/1884 The residents in Redcar informed that the work on the new water works are were fast approaching completion, and if all is well a plentiful supply of water from a new reservoir will be in early May 1884
29/02/1884 The 1st Volunteer Battalion Princess of Wales Own Yorkshire Regiment will camp at Redcar on the 17th of June for eight days
03/03/1884 The Redcar Local Board (chairman) presiding Mr R. Lee when the question of appointing a resident magistrate was raised. The matter was deferred, with the Chairman remarking that it was essential one should be appointed.
03/03/1884 Surveyor reported that Gas company had tested gas burners in street lamps, burning 5 feet per hour. Mr Stead reported that was an illumination power of 15.43 candles.
03/03/1884 Mr. Brown proposed that the Redcar Board should not license any horse or pony to ride on the beach during the summer, because of numerous complaints of the danger to visitors from horse galloping. Agreed.
03/03/1884 Medical Officer reported that the sanitary conditions in Redcar was good. The death rate for the past month was 5.45. There had only been one death for the month.
03/03/1884 Chairman Redcar Board to meet York Railway directors (13/03) re improved train services for district. Suggested he should bring the question up of cheaper periodical fares to the seaside.
15/04/1884 Kirkleatham Local Board Doctor Walker reported that health in the district was generally good. The deaths for the year had been 61, which was equal to 15.25 per 1,000. There had been 129 births or a birth rate of 32.25 per 1,000.
18/04/1884 Surveyor reported that the new waterworks were practically completed through new lines. It was decided to have the water analysed and then advertised.
18/04/1884 The Medical Officer reported that the health of Redcar was good. The deaths for March were 4, and the death rate was 10.35 per 1,000.
28/04/1884. Redcar Local Board resolved to prevent nuisance caused by refuse being thrown onto sands, and it was later decided to prosecute those responsible.
01/05/1884 At a meeting of the Redcar and Coatham Tradesmen’s Vigilance Ass., held in the Central Hall (29/04), it was unanimously agreed to advertise the town in leading magazines for the month of June.
01/05/1884 A petition 6 yards in length, containing the names of nearly every householder in the town, is to be presented to the Earl of Zetland, asking for his co-operation in procuring a park for the town.
01/05/1884 The Clerk, R.L.B. stated that re the appointment of a resident magistrate he had written to Mr. E. B. Emerson, who had agreed to meet the Chairman and himself at any time.
01/05/1884 The R.L.B. agreed for a formal taking over of the new water works from the contractor. Date to be fixed.
01/05/1884 The Medical Officer reported the town was free from disease at present, and the death rate was 5.35 per thousand per annum.
01/05/1884 Two buoys to be fixed in the sea to mark out the bathing area.
01/05/1884 Notices to be given to have all boats removed off the Esplanade.
01/05/1884 The Surveyor to prepare an estimate for the flagging the footpath on the South side of the Esplanade from Moore Street to Dundas Street.
01/05/1884 A crossing be made from the Primitive Chapel to the East side of Regent Street, and a crossing from the Congregational Church to No.1 Portland Terrace.
10/05/1884 R.L.B. Lighting Committee arranged for a number of new lamps of an improved kind, and all old lamps upgraded with greater illumination along the promenade.
01/11/1884 Concern was growing by the removal of lamps on the Esplanade, and the fact that the amount on license being given to ruffians has seen damage to seats, and rowdyism.
01/11/1884 A meeting for stopping the sale of intoxicating liquors on a Sunday was held in the Central Hall Thursday (06/11), with an address by the Mayor of Middlesbrough, Dr. Hooppell, and other gentlemen.
12/11/1884 Entertainment given at the Central Hall by the world renowned Matthew’s Minstrels. 8 p.m.
25/11/1884 Evaporated milk was patented by John Meyenberg, of St. Louis, USA.
10/12/1884 Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain was first published in the UK and Canada.
13/12/1884 Deputation from Redcar Local Board had interview with Hammond Electric Lighting Company. A survey of the town was taken and the Company stated that if sufficient numbers would undertake to use the light the would not object to introduce it. Private users would be supplied at 1/2 penny per hour of 20 candle power.
18/12/1884 Pupils of Miss Turner’s White House, Coatham, gave an excellent break-up entertainment evening in the Institute Hall, before a large audience of parents and friends.
03/06/1885 Groom attempting to neck collar on horse when it reared up and sprung forward. Galloped along High Street/Queen Street where it stopped on the sand hills near the Convalescent Home. Neither horse nor carriage received injury.
06/06/1885 The Band of the 4th Battalion of the Durham Light Infantry, will play on the Redcar Pier every Monday and Wednesday 7.30 pm to 9.30 pm and Saturday from 3 pm to 5 pm.
12/06/1885 R.L.B. sub committee held meeting Tuesday (08/85) and agreed to petition to Magistrates of the North Riding Petty Sessional Division, praying for them to appoint Redcar, the place for the counting of votes and declaration of the Poll for the Cleveland Parliamentary District.
17/06/1885 The statue of Liberty arrives in New York Harbour.
11/07/1885 During the past week fishing parties had excellent sport large catches of whiting &c having been taken. On Monday (06/07), afternoon Mr G. M. Clay & party caught 50 Billets averaging 2 to 10 lb each.
14/071885 Two men charged with plying for hire on Redcar Sands without licence. Admitted by defendants who stated that they had applied for licenses, but had been refused on the grounds that they did not reside in Redcar but in Coatham. Fined 6d each with costs.
18/07/1885 Professor Duprez of Paris, the Greatest Conjurer of the age will perform in the Central Hall, Redcar. next Wednesday & Thursday (22/07 & 23/07). The feats which he performs are of an entirely original character and truly wonderful.
29/09/1885 Electric street trams introduced in Blackpool.
03/10/1885 Guisbrough Police Court on Tuesday (29/09) Frederick Wrightson, charged C. Massingham, James Smith, and Mark Mills, miners, with poaching on the (25/09), on land in the occupation of Mr. Wallace at Kirkleatham. Pleaded guilty sentenced to three months hard labour.
07/10/1885 Central Hall, Redcar where a string band of six performers played in front of people that had paid a moderate charge. The Company played well and the best people have heard for some time.
07/11/1885 A night School was held in the Zetland School, Redcar, every Tuesday and Friday each week.
11/10/1885 Football The first Redcar 11 played Middlesbrough Club on the Cricket Field, Coatham, and the 2nd eleven played Middlesbrough Swifts at Middlesbrough.
02/01/1886. Redcar and Middlesbrough were drawn together in the fifth round of the English Challenge Cup
05/01/1886 Guisbrough Union Pauper Statistics revealed at the Guardians meeting, the workhouse master reported during the past fortnight to have been 133.8 against 146.3 last year. 14 Vagrants had been relieved aginst 39 last year. He also reported that the number of vagrants relieved in 1882, previous to the passing of the new Vagrant Act was 4,259; in 1883, 2013; in 1884, 1400; and in 1885, 1212, being a total decrease during the three years of 3,047.
29/01/1886 Karl Benz patents the first successful gasoline-driven automobile.
06/03/1886 The Royal Humane Society awarded its medal to E. F. Pallister of Redcar, eleven years of age, who pluckily attempted to save the life of another lad named R. Robson, who was drowned sliding on a pond near Redcar in January last.
09/01/1886 Mr G. R. Kirwan, B.A., of St Catherine’s College, Cambridge, appointed assistant-master at Coatham Grammar School.
06/03/1886 Snow reported to be four and five feet deep with Redcar Lane giving 50 men employment cutting through the snow blocked road. Kirkleatham Road and streets impassable, though snow ploughs were making a difference. Railway line blocked both ways and trains delayed.
14/04/1886 A number of gentlemen met at the house of Mr. G. M. Clay, Red Lion Hotel, to take steps for the formation of a Dog, Flower and Vegetable Show, Unanimously agreed that a show would be held on Friday, 13th, August, 1886.
19/04/1886 R.L.B. decided to write to the Registrar General to have a Registrar appointed for Redcar and Coatham
19/04/1886 19/04/1886. R.L.B. decided to flag the Redcar portion of the street in Upleatham.
19/04/1886 Dr. Bennett, Medical Officer reported sanitary condition in Redcar was good. Fourth deaths were reported in march equal to a death rate of 10.025 per 1,000.
22/05/1886 The Redcar Dog and Horticultural Show, would appeared to have received a large amount of support, which hopefully in return maybe a great success, should the weather be favourable.
29/05/1886 First concert given by Sir William Turner’s School on (27/05) by glee Club of the School. Singing of Miss Neasham enthusiastically applauded, but the refusal of an encore caused great disappointment. The standard of entertainment by to the artists was greatly admired by an ordinance being largely of the elite of the district.
30/05/1886 Queens Birthday celebrated by 1st N.Y.A.V with competition from Redcar Battery. 450 Competitors arrived by special train to Redcar, and parade through town was stopped and general salute to “God Save The Queen” by the band of the brigade. Three cheers given for the Queen.
12/06/1886 Gas Examiner reported illuminating power was 16.60 candles
12/06/1886 Estimates for remaking of the East end of the High Street were approved.
12/06/1886 N.E.R. Company stated willingness to meet request of RLB to remedy approach to railway station and provide better lavatory accommodation.
12/06/1886 Several applications were made to the R.L.B. for show and shooting galleries to stand on the beach, all of which were refused.
12/06/1886 A number of licenses were granted for boats and boatmen. Notice was given to rescind the resolution passed last year limiting the granting of licences to boatmen residing in Redcar only.
12/06/1886 Letter read to R.L.B sent by Secretary of Trades men’s Vigilance Ass, to erect a number of seats for the convenience of visitors and others, in Redcar Lane. Request was granted.
28/06/1886 4th Battalion Durham Light Infantry arrived Redcar by special train for 1 months training on racecourse. Men marched from station to camp with band of regiment playing “Far away.” A large crowd followed them to the camp.
28/06/1886 The Statue of Liberty was dedicated by President Grover Cleveland as a monument to democracy. French paid for statue, the Americans the pedestal. Designed by Auguste Bartholdi and took 9 years.
03/07/1886 On Monday night (29/06) 4th Battalion D.L.I. arrived by special train at Redcar for 4 months training on the race course under the command of Colonel Allison. The men marched from the railway station to the race course to the band playing “Far away.”
05/07/1886 Dr. Bennett reported that the health of Redcar residents was good and that the death rate in June was 2. The death rate was given as 9.25 per 1,000 for the year. Entire absence of zymotic diseases.
05/07/1886 The Board again refused to rescind the resolution which prevents John Gilligan, a boatman living a few yards outside the district from having a license.
05/07/1886 The Surveyor suggested that the streets of Redcar should be watered from three to nine a.m. so as not to lessen the water supply in the day-time. He also stated that placed six seats in Redcar Lane.
05/07/1886 The R.L.B. again refused to rescind the resolution which prevents John Gilligan, s boatman living a few yards out of the district, from having a licence. Seven members voted 2 For 2 against 3 including the Chairman did not vote at all.
05/07/1886 A new general district rate of 2 shillings in the pound and a special rate of 9d signed, and the seal of the Board affixed to it.
11/07/1886 Old Trafford became the second English test cricket ground after The Oval, when it hosted the first test between England and Australia.
15/07/1886 A Grand Military Concert was given by the 4th Durham Light Infantry the proceeds being to the soldiers home to defray its expenses.
08/09/1886 Siegfried Sassoon First World War poet, was born in Brenchley, Kent.
14/09/1886 The typewriter ribbon was patented by George Anderson of Memphis. Tennessee.
01/10/1886 Kirkleatham Local Board levied a rate of 1 shilling in the pound the half year ending 25th March. Increase of 3 pence over rate during previous half year by out lay for salt water scheme.
04/10/1886 The Medical Officer reported a death rate of 29.40 per 1,000. This high rate was attributed to unavoidable causes and premature births.
04/10/1886 The Surveyor reported that the foot-way outside the Police Station had not been carried out in accordance to the notice given to the police authorities. It was decided to approach Mr Stead to the matter, pointing out the divergence.
04/10/1886 Not very healthy 04/10/1886. A letter from Mr. Douglas Charlton. of Scarborough was written to the Chairman complaining of the almost nude condition of bathers at Redcar, and that the Board should introduce a bye-law compelling bathing machine keepers to provide a regulation costume for bathers.
28/10/1886 Statue of Liberty, USA, dedicated.
06/11/1886 Surveyor complained of nuisance caused in High Street by Messrs W. Smith placing boxes on road and hanging a flag from the window on a pole. It was ordered that the Police summons the company following an incident recently where a horse bolted in fright from the flag, nearly running over passers by.
06/11/1886 Letter received form Mr Robert Allison, Battery Cottage, Redcar, complaining of a nuisance from a pig stye adjoining his house. The Clerk was instructed to serve those concerned with a notice to abate same.
06/11/1886 The Surveyor ordered to invite tenders for the making of the new line of pipes from Church Street, Redcar to Sandy Lane.
16/11/1886 Accident Railway station when a Henry Allen travelled from Eston Grange to Redcar without a ticket. On getting out of the train on the wrong side whilst in motion he fell under the wheels, which caused both of his legs to be amputated.
09/12/1886. In a down pour of rain Messrs Walker and Son sold by auction the wreck and stores of the brigantine “Elizabeth” of Feversham. Considering the state of the weather good prices were realized.
01/01/1887 A gigantic petition to the Queen is in course of signature by sea-faring men praying that in the Jubilee year of her reign, harbours of refuge may be inaugurated for their safety in times of storm and danger, and to prevent the occurrence of shipwrecks. Copies of the form may be had by those wishing to sign on writing to the National Refuge of Harbours Society, 17, Parliament Street, London.
03//01/1887 Redcar & Coatham Institute, Institute Hall, Station Road – Mr, Stead exhibited some large photographs, and Dr Stainthorpe of Kirkleatham explained the various processes of photography. Dancing also took place from 8 to 12 o’ clock to the strains of Amer’s Band of Newcastle.
08/01/1887 Estate approved, and the tenants agreed to, a revaluation of their farms made by the agent, Mr. James Rutherford. The reduction was allowed half yearly to take effect for the current year, instead of the allowance of 15 per cent hitherto made. First payments of the new rents was made at a recent audit.
10/01/1887 Dr. Bennett reported the health of the district good. One death during the previous month, and the death rate being 4.8 per 1000.
10/01/1887 Surveyor reported that work on the new water pipeline was slow due to the bad weather and further subsidence in Tockett’s Wood.
21/01/1887 A special meeting (being held re another matter) but a tender from Mr. Jas. Patton was accepted for improvements on the Esplanade.
01/02/1887 Work commenced with improvements on the Esplanade plus a new water pipes.
05/02/1887 The laying of a new line of water pipes from Fell Brigg to Redcar successfully completed.
23/02/1887 Meeting in the Zetland Infant School to consider the re-arranging and re-fitting of St. Peter’s Church.
24/03/1887 Roscoe “Fatty” Arbuckle, US silent film comedian, was born. In 1921 he was involved in a sex scandal that ruined his career.
18/04/1887 A runaway horse bolted along the High Street attached to a wagon carrying salt when started, but when finished was attached to nothing, the wagon coming into contact with a lamppost, being smashed to pieces. Animal no worse and no injuries to pedestrians or other traffic.
23/04/1887 First meeting of the new board was held (18/04) at which Messrs Carter, Hill, Hood and Pybus, were asked to sign the declaration. On being done the Returning Officer declared them duly elected.
23/04/1887 Medical Officer reported a death rate of 14.34 per 1,000, with the district being free from infection.
23/04/1887 It was reported that the south side of the Esplanade was fast approaching completion. The flagging and the road work could be finished by Whitsuntide, for visitors.
14/05/1887 It was reported that a golf club for Redcar had been formed at Redcar with Mr. T. E. Ridley as president and Mr. J. W. Kyle as secretary
14/05/1987 Hollywood film star Rita Hayworth died at the age of 68.
30/05/1887 First Summer Meeting Redcar Racecourse Monday (30/06) when thousands turned out to enjoy their Whitsuntide Racing. Similar crowds visited on Tuesday the next day and the weather was simply perfect.
01/06/1887 Redcar and Coatham boards sat and decided that the Jubilee be observed and children and old people, and that committee’s with laymen and various ministers be set up for obtaining subscriptions to the event.
11/06/1887 Medical Officer reported only one death equal to 4.3 per 1,000 per annum.
11/06/1886. Finance Committee recommended a district rate of 2 shillings in the pound, and a special district rate of 1 shilling in the pound.
14/06/1887 Mr. George Hearse, Station Hotel, Redcar, applied on behalf of himself and 17 other innkeepers in Redcar and Guisbrough, for an extension of hours on (21/06) on the occasion of the Jubilee. Granted 2 hours.
11/06/1887 A letter was read out from the Government Local Board stating that they did not think it expedient to cause an inquiry into the amalgamating of Coatham and Redcar Boards.
18/06/1887. On last Tuesday morning (14/06) Guisbrough Police Court heard application from Mr. George Hearse, Station Hotel, Redcar on behalf of himself and seventeen other inn keepers in Redcar & Cleveland for an extension of time (Jubilee Day) Magistrates granted 2 hours.
07/07/1887 R.L.B. The Chairman and Mr. Sotheran were deputed to arrange with Mr. Benjamin Robinson for the taking of his field adjoining the cemetery in Redcar Lane before 23rd inst and also purchase the buildings standing there-on if a suitable price could be arranged.
07/07/1887 R.L.B. requested Redcar Gas Board to fit two new gas lamps in Princess Place and one on Regent Street, plus all the piping.
06/09/1887 Wm. Thompson charged Guisbrough Court with plying for hire as a boatman without a license. Fined 1 shilling and 12s.6d costs.
14/09/1887 Redcar Pier band performances will terminate (15/09) for this season.
26/09/1887 The birth of Sir Barnes Wallace inventor of the ‘bouncing bomb’. World War II.
07/10/1887 R.L.B. The Medical Officer reported 4 births rate 19 per thousand and 4 deaths 19 per thousand per annum.
08/10/1887 Up to August,1884, all open fishing boats, when under way at night, were not compelled to display side light, but on approach of other vessels were to show red. By order in Council 1884 open boats exceeding 20 tons to have fixed side lights. Quarter or half deck boats are open boats. Open fis boats less than 20 tons excused from exhibiting side light but not in respect of anchor lights.
10/10/1887 Surveyor reported work of laying pipes was slow owing to weather. 3,000 feet laid, plus further subsidence at Tocketts Wood.
10/10/1887 Surveyor appointed Inspector of Dairies, and it was ordered that all milk sellers be registered.
10/10/1887 R.L.B. Memorial received from ratepayers to receive deputation from ratepayers on the subject of Amalgamation with Kirkleatham. Mr. Lee objected to receive deputation but R.L.B. resolved that they should be received at next meeting.
15/10/1887 Police Court Wm. Thompson was charged with plying for hire as a boatman without a licence having been seen with his son taking people ou to sea in boats without a licence. Fined 10s with 12s.6d costs.
15/10/1887 Notwithstanding a violent gale had been raging along the N.E. Coast throughout the last few days, no shipping casualties were reported, although several vessels ran for port for shelter (13/10).
15/10/1887 Meeting of Marske Rural Sanitary Committee reported 50 per cent of the infants attending the schools at Marske were suffering from measles, and one third of the children in the mixed school were also suffering from the same disease. Both schools closed for a month.
01/11/1887 The birth of British painter L.S. Lowery.
07/11/1887 R.L.B. from the Redcar Burial Board requesting for them to lay down surface water pipes from the cemetery in Redcar Lane to the railway crossing, and also for the formation of a footpath from Lord Street to the cemetery. Surveyor to carry out work when convenient.
19/11/1887 Redcar Cricket Club were favoured with a profitable balance sheet at a meeting to be held in the Lobster Hotel (23/11/) closing with a dinner on the next evening ((24/11).
23/11/1887 Boris Karloff actor best known for horror roles born in London.
01/01/1888 Medical Officer reported 2 cases scarlatina in Wilton Street in December 1887. Town now healthy and free from fever.
01/01/1888. Gas Company informed R.L.B. stated that they could not reduce the price of to 3s per 1,000 feet, despite a deputation to their premises.
01/01/1888 It was proposed and seconded by R.L.B. that notice be given to owners of boats lying on the Esplanade be removed if they were not in use during the winter. Unanimous agreed.
01/01/0888 R.L.B. agreed to issue summonses against all on the list with arrears of rates. The list was somewhat larger than usual.
01/01/1888 Hackney Carriage Licences issued now instead of Marsh 25th to correspond with issue of Inland Revenue licenses.
27/01/1888 The National Geographic Society was founded is Washington, D.C.
06/02/1888 R.L.B. Case of overcrowding, where man and wife, and 5 children were living in two small rooms. Clerk instructed to give notice to abate the nuisance immediately.
14/02/1888 St Peter’s Parish Church held a church tea in the Central Hall, Redcar, with up to 40 ladies presiding over tables and serving between 500 and 600 people, supplied by Mr. J. Dove. The money taken went towards providing new gates for the church. Tea followed by entertainment.
1888 2nd Durham Rifle Volunteers will go into camp on the Race Course on 25th August, 1888 with the total strength of the battalion including officers about 750. 700 will be under canvas.
05/03/1888 Medical Officer reported the town in good health, and also pointed out defects in houses in Fisherman’s Square, and one in Lord Street which the board gave notice to the owners. Death rate was 5.2 per 1000 and birth rate 15.6
31/03/1888 His Grace the Archbishop of York is to formally re-open St. Peter’s Church, Redcar Friday, 6th April, and also unveil the stained glass window about to be erected in memory of Rev. William Milburn.
21/04/1888 The Surveyor was instructed to let the sand leading from the Esplanade by tender; also to serve notice on Robert Skinner to abate a nuisance arising from his baths having direct communication with the sewer.
05/05/1888 Thomas Hartgrove charged with allowing horses to stray on the highway after being frequently warned regarding the offence. Complaints were daily. The Magistrates decided to fine him 5shilling for each horse (4) and ordered him to pay costs.
08/05/1888 Meeting held at the Observatory Hall, Redcar for the purpose of devising means to make the place more attractive to visitors during the summer months. Surgeon Major Locke was in the chair. Following discussions it was decided to hold a series of promenade concerts.
16/08/1888 TE Lawrence – Lawrence of Arabia was born in Tremadoc, Caernarvonshire.
31/08/1888 Mary Ann “Polly” Nichols became first victim of Jack the Ripper.
12/09/1888 French actor Maurice Chevalier was born.
25/09/1888. Adjourned Brewster Sessions for the division of Langbaurgh Christopher Boagey, 11, Milbank Terrace refused application to sell wines and spirits off the premises due to his application not being placed on the church doors.
27/09/1888 The Central News Agency in London received a letter which began “Dear Boss, I keep on hearing the police have caught me, but they won’t fix me just yet.” It was signed Jack the Ripper, the first time the name had been used.
06/10/1888 The Medical Officer for R.L.B. reported that he had condemned some houses in Lord Street, and notices had been served on the owners to have the properties to put them in sanitary condition.
06/10/1888. R.L.B. by a majority of vote of 2 decided to sue the Redcar Pier Company for water supplied for public convenience during last 3 years. Since the pier was constructed 14 years ago no such charge has been made.
06/10/1888 Surveyor complained that people wheeled barrows over footpaths recently made. Notices were ordered to be issued and offenders prosecuted,
13/10/1888 Information was received that a well-known and enterprising gentleman of the district was endeavouring to form a company for the purpose of purchasing the interests of the Redcar Pier Company, the Central Hall, and Mr. Bennington’s Gardens for the purpose of amusement during the season.
13/10/1888 It would appear that there is every probability the the amalgamation of Redcar and Coatham will be made one when the new County Councils get into working order.
25/10/1888 On Thursday (25/10) afternoon, the First Lord of the Treasury, The Right Hon. W. H. Smith, M.P. formally opened the South Gare Breakwater at the mouth of the river Tees.
05/11/1888 R.L.B. the surveyor reported a landslip near the beck in a field near to Dumps Wood, which bared the water main for twenty four yards No damage to water main, and supports fitted and when shrinkage of ground takes place examination would take place.
08/11/1888 Jack the Ripper’s fifth and possibly his last victim, Mary Jane Kelly, found on her bed.
23/11/1888 Harpo Marx, the Marx Brother who never spoke on screen was born in New York.
08/12/1888 The Medical Officer (Dr. Stainthorpe) reported that since the last meeting of the Board cases of scarlet fever in three houses had been notified, all withing a week following the meeting. No spread of the disease had occurred during the last three weeks.
08/12/1888 The cottage in Dixon’s Yard occupied by Allen Picknett was so damp as to be entirely unfit for habitation. Notice to put the premises under repair were issued.
08/12/1888 Five births were reported and three deaths were registered during the past month giving a birth rate of 24 and a death rate of 14.4 persons out of 1,000 per annum
23/12/1888 Vincent Van Gogh, suffering severe depression which historians claim was increased by his companion Gauguin’s decision to leave their lodgings at Aries to escape winter, cut off his ear.
1889 Convalescent Home – Annex opened.
1889 Sir William Turner Grammar School built. (Previously at Kirkleatham).
1889 Sea wall built – 12 seats situated at roadside.
12/01/1889. R.L.B. Dr. Stainthorpe reported that the health of the district was good. The birth rate for December being 36, and the death rate 14.4 per 1000.
12/01/1889 Surveyor stated that the water spring head was in a bad condition, and he was ordered to get it made safe as soon as possible.
12/01/1889 With regard to a nuisance on Mr. Blatherwick’s premises, the Surveyor was asked to see him and inform him that if the nuisance was not abated he would be summoned.
09/02/1889 With reference previous meeting Mr. Blatherwick, he was summonsed to Guisbrough Court, having neglected to comply to the orders.
09/02/1889 The Surveyor reported that he had constructed a temporary puddle wall at the reservoir, which had prevented any waste of water.
09/02/1889. R.L.B. approved a plan submitted by Lord Zetland’s Architect, for an additional large classroom which they intend to erect at the south end of the existing buildings.
02/03/1889 Guisbrough Police Court, Mr Blatherwick of Redcar was given an order for the abatement of nuisance from his Lord Street property within a month.
23/03/1889 R.N.L.I. introduce bill to Parliament to amend the Removal of wrecks Act, 18877. It provides for the removal of all wrecks on or near coasts of the U.K. whether in navigable waters or not, which may prove a danger to lifeboats. The bill is well backed by all parties.
30/03/1889 Wednesday (27/03) at the Station Hotel by auction Poona Villa, Coatham a leasehold resident; also freehold premises known as Cleasby’s Four and Saw Mill, Redcar. Large company present but neither of the reserve prices were met, properties withdrawn.
31/03/1889 The Eiffel Tower, Paris is officially opened.
06/04/1889 Surgeon-Major Locks, of the 3rd Suffolk Regiment and M.M. staff, having completed 20 years service as a militia medical officer, is now granted, by permission of H.R.H. the Commander-in-Chief, the honorary rank of lieutenant-colonel.
24/06/1889 Mr. C. William held a sale at Kirkleatham Hall under instructions from Mr C. Trotter, of horses, carriages, pigs, poultry, hay, &c. A large attendance. and excellent prices were obtained except for the hay, which did not realise market value.
08/071889 The first issue of the ‘ Wall Street Journal’ is published ‘.
09/07/1869 A pew was to be let or sold in a local church in Redcar according to a press advertisement.
09/07/1869 Over 200 men of the North Yorkshire Rifle Volunteers attended Redcar for battalion drill at Redcar.
09/07/1869 Following a complaint of lack of seating along the promenade twelve chairs each six feet long were purchased. as soon as possible.
09/07/1869 Agreed for the necessity of providing a cemetery for Redcar, as the present churchyard will not contain above 200 more bodies.
16&17/07/1869 A Grand Concert Cricket Match was held on these days between an all England 11 and 22 of Redcar and Coatham Cricketers Club. All England11 it was their first visit to the area. Played on Coatham Ground.
16/07/1869 Body of male in advanced stage of decomposition picked up by a coble off East Scar. Believed to be one of crew of the fishing boat “Datton Lass” of Hartlepool, which was wrecked off Saltburn on 16th inst ultimo, when three of the crew were drowned.
01/08/1869 The formal opening of the Cleveland Grammar School took place with a service in the school room and at 12.30 a luncheon in the dining room at 1pm.
05/08/1889 During the last month the surveyor reported that several persons had been run into, not only crossing the Esplanade, but whilst sat on the seats. He suggested that the Board petition the County Council, and local M.P. Mr. H. F. Pease with a view to remedy this growing nuisance. This was agreed.
06/08/1889 Savoy Hotel opened in London after almost 5 years of construction. Built by Richard D’Oyly Carte on land near the Savoy Theatre.
07/09/1889 The Redcar Local Board met and heard from a letter by Hon. J.C. Dundas stating that the Board should exercise its powers in relation to the nuisance caused by cycles i.e. their speed, no lights and no bells.
07/09/1889 Redcar & Coatham Musical Society held their annual General Meeting in the Presbyterian School-room.
07/09/1989 The death rate for the past half year was reported to be 12 per 1,000, and the birth rate at 26.4 per 1,000.
14/09/1889 The Redcar Fanciers association held their second annual show in the Central Hall, Redcar.
22/09/1889 “Marine” Lodge, Redcar, of the National United Order of Free Gardeners, held a Church Parade at St. Peters Church, Redcar
23/09/1889 Wilkie Collins, B.08/01/1824, English novelist and pioneer of detective fiction (The Woman In White, The Moonstone) died in London.
19/11/1889 Teachers and scholars of Zetland Infants’ School, presented to Miss Hockins who was leaving the school, an inkstand, blotting book, and a pearl paper knife and pen holder.


27/07/1890 Vincent van Gogh 37 shot himself, and died two days later. Went to the spot where he had painted Cornfield with Flight of Birds.
15/09/1890 Agatha Christie, creator of Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple, and writer of detective stories which sold more than 300 million copies, was born in Torquay.
14/10/1890 Dwight D Eisenhower – “Ike” Second World War military leader and 34th US president, was born in Texas.
20/10/1890 Explorer Sir Richard Burton died. Wrote 43 travel books, and two volumes of poetry. Translated 16 volumes of the Arabian Nights, two volumes of Latin poetry, six volumes of Portuguese literature. as well as books in Hindustani, Arabic, Spoke 20 languages.
1891 Half mile long breakwater pier built on River Tees North side. Called North Gare
09/02/1891 Ronald Colman, English actor who became a romantic star in Hollywood, was born in Richmond, Surrey. His films included The Prisoner of Zenda.
07/03/1891 It is reported that Mr. Mosscrop, Lord Zetland’s agent, as under consideration the desirability of extending the sea wall at Redcar some considerable distance.

24/08/1891 Thomas Edison patented the motion camera.
14/09/1891 The first penalty kick in the English League football game was taken by Heath of Wolverhampton against Accrington.
12/10/1991 The Boer War began.
15/03/1892 Liverpool FC is founded.
17/09/1892 Mae West, actress, was born in Brooklyn. USA.
13/01/1893 The Independent British Labour Party was formed by Keir Hardie.
09/02/1893 The world’s first public striptease took place at the Moulin Rouge in Paris.
25/07/1893 The Corinth Canal, in the Guilf of Corinth, Greece, is used for the first time.
14/08/1893 The world’s first car registration plates were introduced in France.
10/02/1894 Harold Macmillan, Tory prime minister 1957-1963 was born.
14/04/1894 Thomas Edison publicly demonstrated his “kinetoscope” moving picture machine in New York.
23/06/1894 Edward VIII, the king who abdicated for the love of Wallis Simpson, was born at Richmond, Surry.
30/06/1894 London’s Tower Bridge was officially opened to traffic by the Prince of Wales.
22/12/1894 The Dreyfus affair begins in France, when Alfred Dreyfus is wrongly convicted of treason.
12/01/1895 The National Trust is founded in the United Kingdom.
20/05/1895 Reginald ‘.R.J.’ Mitchell (1895-1937) The Staffordshire- born engineer, was chief designer of the Submarine Spitfire. this ‘plane won the Battle of Britain, a victory he did not see, working until dying weeks before his death from cancer.
10/08/1895 The first London Promenade Concert took place, founded by Henry Wood and Robert Newman, and played by an orchestra of 80 in the Queen’s Hall.
04/10/1895 Deadpan hero of the silent screen Buster Keaton was born in Kansas. His parents were acrobats in vaudeville, and by the time he was three Buster was in on the act.
21/10/1895 The Republic of Formosa collapses as the Japanese forces invade.
22/12/1895 Wilhelm Roentgen made the first radiograph, or X-ray – of his wife’s hand.
06/04/1896 The opening ceremony of the first modern Olympic Games was held in Athens.
02/06/1896 Guglielmo Marconi applies for patent for his newest invention, the radio.
04/06/1896 Henry Ford took his first Ford automobile onto the roads of Detroit in America. Its success formed the Ford Motor Company.
17/08/1896 First pedestrian killed by a car was Mrs Bridget Driscoll, of Croydon. She froze in panic seeing the car coming towards her at travelling at 4mph.
12/12/1896 Italian born inventor Guglielmo Marconi gave the first public demonstration of a radio at Toynbee Hall, London.
03/02/1897 The Greco-Turkish War breaks out.
1897 23/12/1897. A man died at Warrenby Iron Works when a runaway engine collided with 5 laden bogies of slag, which he was just attaching to an another engine. The man died instantly.
11/08/1897 Enid Blyton, children’s author was born.
1898 200 people die of smallpox in Middlesbrough.
11/01/1898 H Gordon Selfridge, founder of the London Department Store was born in Ripon, Wisconsin. USA.
19/05/1898 William Gladstone, four times Liberal prime minister, died at Hawarden Castle in North Wales aged 88.
26/12/1898 Marie and Pierre Curie discovered radium carrying out work in nuclear physics.
21/01/1899 Opel manufactured its first automobile.
1899 Redcar and Coatham were amalgamated into one Urban District
17/05/1899 Queen Victoria laid the foundation stone of the Victoria and Albert Museum.
03/06/1899 Legendary England cricket captain WG Grace played his final test match against Australia at Trent Bridge at the age of 51.
29/07/1899 The first Hague Convention is signed.
13/08/1899 Alfred Hitchcock English film director was born. He made the first British sound film.
15/08/1899 Henry Ford leaves Edison to start automobile company.
29/09/1899 Sir Billy Butlin holiday camp pioneer was born.
15/11/1899 Winston Churchill was captured by the Boers while covering the war as a reporter for the Morning Post. He escaped a few weeks later.


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