May

1

2010

PEOPLE – GILL George William Mr. – The Man Who Returned From The Dead

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Accreditation Cleveland Standard 19/01/1935. REDCAR MAN “WHO RETURNED FROM THE DEAD” Presented with Naval Long Service Medal YOUNGEST HOLDER OF SUCH AWARD Aboard Ship Reported Sunk With All Hands    Dubbed “The Man who Returned From the Dead,” a Redcar man who, some years ago...

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Apr

29

2010

PEOPLE – WHITE, H. R. Mr – Hon. Sec., Redcar Ratepayers’ Association

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Accreditation Cleveland Standard 08/02/1935    MR. R. H. WHITE Hon. Secretary, Redcar Ratepayers Association    No one understands him. He barely understands himself. Does not try to in fact – merely accepts all other things that worry certain people. Very self confident, undaunted, has never...

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Apr

25

2010

PEOPLE – METCALFE, William. Alderman J.P.

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Accreditation Cleveland Standard 09/03/1933 ALDERMAN WILLIAM METCALF, J.P. HIS VARIED AND INTERESTING CAREER – A KEEN SPORTSMAN AND GENIAL FRIEND By HUGH W. COOK    Alderman William Metcalf, J.P., Ex Mayor of Redcar, is a hard working citizen, a keen sportsman, and a believer in moderation in all...

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Apr

15

2010

PEOPLE – BATTY J.E. – Ex Mayor and Councillor & Death Of

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COUNCILLOR J. E. BATTY (EX- MAYOR OF REDCAR) By HUGH W. COOK, Redcar    In a recent interview with Councillor John Emmerson Batty, who has lived in the town 47 years, I was strongly impressed by his remarkable memory for details. He told me a score of little unknown facts about Redcar. Councillor Batty,...

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Apr

14

2010

PEOPLE – WESLEY, John. Pulpit

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Accreditation The Standard 1936 Pulpit Used by John Wesley GUISBROUGH RELIC AT WARRENBY    An old pulpit, in excellent condition stands unused in the school room of the Warrenby Wesley Church. From it John Wesley preached stirring addresses, but not at Warrenby. No record is available of a visit of...

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Apr

14

2010

CROSSLEY – Harriet Mrs. Give Me old Redcar 80 years ago

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Accreditation Cleveland Standard 1935 “Give me Old Redcar” Mrs. Crossley Looks Back 80 years    “Redcar is completely spoilt. Give me old Redcar.” This is the plaintive cry of an old Redcar woman who was born and bred in the town and has spent all her days here, as did her...

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Apr

11

2010

PEOPLE – FRAZER. The Last of the Frazer’s

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Accreditation Cleveland Standard 18/01/1936 THE LAST OF THE FRAZER’S Death of Redcar’s Grand Old Lady ______________    In the early hours of Wednesday morning (15/10/1936) a 90-years-old Redcar woman passed quietly away, the last human link of the of the Frazer family who played an important...

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Apr

4

2010

PEOPLE – THOMPSON, James. – Tees-mouth Lifeboat

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 Accreditation Cleveland Standard 30/03/1935 Veteran Lifeboatman Retires Redcar Coxswain’s Memories THOMPSON SUCCEEDS TO THOMPSON      The coxswain of the Tees-mouth lifeboat, Mr. James Thompson, a veteran in Redcar lifeboat work and member of a family whose services to this calling have extended...

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Apr

3

2010

PEOPLE – BELL, Gertrude

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  CIVIC CEREMONY AT RED BARNS, HER HOME FOR 35 YEARS “Gertrude Lowthian Bell at one time lived in this house. Scholar, traveller, administrator and peace maker. “A friend of the Arabs.” A memorial plaque erected on the outer walls of Red Barns, where Miss Bell lived for so many year,...

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Mar

30

2010

PEOPLE – BELL, Gertrude

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Accreditation Cleveland Standard 02/09/1935 Miss Gertrude Bell’s Memory Honoured PORTRAIT TO BE UNVEILED AT REDCAR INSTITUTE    Redcar Literary Institute is to honour the memory of Miss Gertrude Bell, who delivered some of the first lectures within its walls. A portrait is to be unveiled today...

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