Henry Ford in America produces the first cheap cars.
North Skelton Mine.
17 February. Ernest Ditchburn, a miner aged 31, was killed. "He was watching the deputies replace some timber which had been knocked out by a shot, when the roof fell and killed him. The deputies jumped clear."
10 houses were built on Boosbeck Rd, Skelton Green.
8 houses were built in Thomas St, New Skelton.
South Skelton mine was acquired by Bolckow and Vaughan.
|Skelton and Brotton Urban District Council met at the Council Offices, High St on the first Friday in each month.
Members for Skelton North Ward were:-
Robert Cross [butcher, N Skelton].
For Skelton South Ward:-
Grocery department on the left. Then Drapery and Millinery.
Boots and hardware right. Items for sale outside - Brass
bedstead and a cycle for 8 guineas [£490 in year 2000.]
Kelly's Directory for 1909 records the following persons in Skelton:-
Castle - William Henry Anthony Wharton
Elizabeth S Herring, Headmistress
Room for 120 children and had an average attendance of 96.
Elizabeth was born in Marske. The 1901 census shows her as single and living at 5 East Tce, aged 38, with a 13 year old girl, Mable.
Royal George - Alfred Bunn, Landlord.
Duke William - Henry Allen, Landlord.
9 North Tce - Ernest Simons - Hairdresser.
11 North Tce - John Thomas Craven, Painter.
National Provincial Bank, N Tce. - Alfred Elliff - Manager.
East Tce - Wood Bros, Joiners and Wheelwrights.
4 South Tce, Soldier's Convalescent Home - Joseph Burnett MB. Medical Officer.
South Tce, York House - Addison Tate, painter.
Wharton Hall - Territorial Force Battalion 4th [Alexandra, Princess.
of Wales Own] Yorkshire Regt,
G Co Lieut J Walton.
Drill Instructor -
Green Rd, Conservative and Unionist Club - John Lamb Sec.
[Yorks Penny Bank Ltd held here -Bolton J G, actuary]
Back Lane - Thomas Ross, Dairyman.
40 Back Lane - Daniel Chilvers, Insurance agent.
Prospect Place - Samuel Waller, shopkeeper.
Police Station - Sergeant Richard Benjamin Gamble + 1 Constable.
3 High St - Charles Kidd, Greengrocer.
5 High St - James Thompson Wood, Wine and Spirits.