Middlesbrough in old picture postcards

Middlesbrough in old picture postcards

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59. Taken at the Cargo Fleet Toll Bar in South Bank Road, shortly before the abolition of the Middlesbrough Toll Bars on 31 July 1916. Lord Fumess had been the owner of this Toll Bar from 1908. It controlled the Cargo Fleet to Ormesby Village road, and had existed from about 1875. The charge for a two horse wagon was 8d.

60. An early form of powered transport paying the toll at the Cargo Fleet Toll Bar. The vehicle above has an 8 miles per hour speed restrietion publicly displayed. It belonged to the firm of Fred Robinson, of Stamp Street, Stockton.




61. Sent by a young girl to friends near Bishop Auckland, this postcard illustrates the contemporary craze for sending cards: I hope you will like this one. Thanks for yours. Have you one like this - I have [argot. The scene is hardly the modem idea of a pleasant greetings card, but to the industrial archeologist such a card is a real 'find', The rail wagons carry the Bolckow Vaughan and Co Ltd. title. Baron Furness gained a controlling interest in the Cargo Fleet Iron Company in 1900, demolished the old furnaces, and by 1906 had built the first integrated iron and steel plant in the area. The card clearly dates from about that time.

Cargo Fleer Iron Works. Southbank

62. There were many postcard views of the earlier ironworks, but this is perhaps one of the more interesting of those taken of the Cargo Fleet Works, with a rake of specialised railwagons drawn into a siding.

63. A reminder of the housing conditions which were typical for many in the town areas as recently as about 70 years ago. This view is of Jackson's Terrace, off Normanby Road in South Bank, and was taken in 1910. It gives us some idea of how far housing provision has moved during the intervening years.

64. A fine view of the Railway Station at South Bank, with station staff and a policeman in the foreground, and two elegant ladies with a small ehild in the distance. The eard is postmarked 19l1. Good railway station posteards are now quite valuable.

65. A visit to the North East co ast by King George V and Queen Mary occurred in June 1917, at a time when keeping morale high was a necessary part of the national war effort. The King and Queen are seen arriving on 14 June at South Bank Railway Station, on their way to visit the shipyard of the Smith's Doek Company Ltd.

66. Part of the visit involved passing through the rivet store at the Smith's Doek Shipyard, where the men touched their caps as the King (centre) passed by, conducted by the Chairman, Mr. Launeelot E. Smith. Some of the shipyard girls can be seen in the rear centre, admiring Queen Mary and her elegant hat.

67. The Middlesbrough Railway Station about 1910, taken from an unusual angle - from the end of Sussex Street, looking towards Zetland Road, with the Grand Hotel to the right. Street vendors can be seen in the foreground, and a horse-drawn cab is to the left. The Station buildings were seriously darnaged by bombs in the last war, and look quite different now with the loss of the arched roof and provision of modern offices.

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68. The railway crossing linking Sussex Street and Linthorpe Road. The railway has divided the town into two ever since the coming of the tracks. The old town lies 'beyond the tracks', in the distance. The buildings across the railway include the Sussex and Crown Hotels.

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