Skinningrove in the 1950s

The following is a draft list of shops and other public places in Skinningrove in the 1950s. This is a work in progress and any additions or corrections to this information that you can provide will be very welcome. We will acknowledge your contribution if you wish.

SHOPS and TRADES

HUTTON STREET

Arthur Dart                               Grocer

Nixons                                       General Dealer

Thompson                                General/wallpaper

Hudson and Hewison also ran these shops.

 

NEW COMPANY ROW

Jefferson                                   General Dealer

Co-operative                            Grocer/Butcher/Draper

 

THE SQUARE

Jenny Wood                             General Dealer/bread

Jack and Ivy Alderson took over in the early 1950s

Sanderson                                 Bookmaker

 

STONE ROW

M Saunby  (No 17)                   General Dealer

Smelt                                          Post Office

A Bookmaker was in the upstairs flat next to the Post Office

 

HIGH STREET

P Saunby                                   General Dealer

 

CLIFF STREET

Mrs Milner                                Cake & Easter Egg Decoration

Mrs Milner later moved to Grove Hill

Mr Hamilton                             Wooden Toys to order

 

MARINE TERRACE

Mrs Ward                                  General Dealer

 

BEACH ROAD

Bill Gargett                                Barber

Jim Adamson                           Fish and Chips

Later owned by Padgetts

 

ALBION PLACE

Wilf Duncan                             Cobbler

 

GROVE HILL

Mrs Hodgson                            Dressmaker

Dickie Humble                         Barber  (147)

 

ANGLING GREEN

Mrs Loughran                          Cake icing

 

KILTON MILL

Jim Hird                                    Milk delivery

 

CHAPEL STREET

Mrs Martha Padgett                Made & decorated Easter eggs. She also ran a catalogue.

 

 

Meat pie shop                           Loftus Mine

Gas showroom                          Skinningrove Road

 

HEALTH

Surgery  (Mrs Hodges)          Zetland Row

Mortuary                 Bottom of Skinningrove Bank

EDUCATION

Primary School                      New Company Row

Secondary School                 High Street

PLACES of WORSHIP and RECREATION

Wesleyan Chapel  (Warden: Lacey)                       High Street

Methodist Church  (Warden: Smelt)                     Chapel Street

Salvation Army                                                 New Company Row (back)

Institute  (Managers: Mr & Mrs Will                     now Wilson Terrace

Timms Coffee House                                                 The Square

Workingmen’s Club                                                   The Square

                                                                        Other Features

Park with toilets                 Marine Terrace/Beach Road

Secondary School garden       Deepdale Lane

Library (twice weekly)            School Annex

Mrs J Loughran was the Librarian. It moved again to the Village Hall in 1983.

Before then books could be borrowed for 1d from the Post Office

Gala Day (in August)             The Square and elsewhere

Loftus Ironstone Mine (to 1958)

Railway Station (to 1958)

Bus service

Comments are closed.