Built 1868/9. Demolished Dec 17th 1974.
This iron structure crossed Skelton Beck to Saltburn,
It was a toll bridge, hence its name, and about this time the Bridge Keeper was Richard Gospel M Brough, who was a retired Skelton Police Constable.
He lived at the Bridge House with his wife Helena, from Scarborough, and his daughter, Esther,a dressmaker, born in Skelton.
Kelly's Directory of Skelton continued:-
Rushpool Hall - Joseph Walton. MP. D.L. J.P. [Reform and National Liberal clubs London].
Rigwood - Edward Hamilton J.P.
White House - Gilbert B Jackson, Private residence.
Stanghow Lane School - Thomas Rixham, Headmaster.
|Stanghow Lane School - Miss M Fisher, Headmistress.
[Room for 647 children with an average attendance of 229 boys and 210 girls]
Stanghow Lane - Mrs Elizabeth Longstaff, Shopkeeper and Beer.
Infants School - Miss E A North, Headmistress.
7 William St - Edgar Linford, Hairdresser.
Dairy Farm - George Black.
Cemetery - William Richardson, Clerk to the Burial Board.
Dec 24th - Local miner records in diary - Paddy White was injured at South Skelton Mines.
1910 - January - Parish Magazine -
15th January - STALE-MATE GENERAL ELECTION.
Girl Guides movement started by Lord Baden Powell.
4th February FIRST STREET LIGHTS.
2nd March - CHURCH LADS BRIGADE.
Only child identified is Hope Gott, second from the Left on second row from back.
[Photo kindly contributed by Hope's Grand Daughter, Barbara Dobby of Carlton Miniott, nr Thirsk, N Yorks. She also attended the School in 1959.]
7th May - DEATH OF EDWARD VII.
"A chill, bronchitis, and heart failure were the three successive steps which in hours brought his all too short reign to an end."
He was succeeded by George V.
13th May. MINE DEATH.
Major Edward Hamilton of Rigwood was elected to the North Riding County Council for Skelton North and served until 1931.
3rd August - OLD CHURCH FUND.
29th October. London Gazette.
19th December. - GENERAL ELECTION DEADLOCK.
Parliament had been dissolved on November 29th and at the General Election little change resulted. As in January of this year, the Conservatives had most votes but the Liberals has a majority of one seat. Herbert Asquith, Liberal, again formed a Government with Irish support and remained Prime Minister until resigning in 1916. Labour gained 2 more seats to reach 42.
Herbert Samuel, Liberal, won the local Cleveland seat and remained our MP until 1918.
During this year the Anglo Saxon cemetery at Hob Hill was excavated. [See page 2 for what was found.]
5 houses and a shop were built in Charlotte St, New Skelton.
10 houses were built for a Mrs Elliot in Boosbeck Rd.