Sunday, 28 February 2016

MIDDLETON BEACH 28 02 16

A PHOTOGRAPH FROM THE VERY EARLY 1900'S
SHOWING FERRY ROAD, MIDDLETON, HARTLEPOOL
THE FACTORY ON THE LEFT IS WHERE I SERVED MY APPRENTICESHIP BACK THE LATE 70'S EARLY 80'S.
THE BUILDING ON THE RIGHT IS THE WORKS OFFICES, THEY WERE STILL THERE DURING MY APPRENTICESHIP, BUT I NEVER WENT INTO THEM.
THE PICTURE IS POOR BUT... CAN YOU SPOT THE WASHING LINE ON THE BANK TOP?

HERE IS THE SCENE TODAY.

ODD THING IS, IF I TURN 180 DEGREES I SEE THE FACTORY WHERE I WORK NOW.

AS I STOOD TAKING PHOTOGRAPHS, A SEA COAL PICK UP TRUCK DROVE PAST ME. CAN YOU SEE IT VANISHING DOWN THE BANK TO THE BEACH?

THESE ARE THE  ONLY TWO SHEDS SURVIVING TODAY FROM THE MASSIVE FACTORY SITE. ONE OF MY FIRST JOBS AS AN APPRENTICE WAS TO MAKE THE METAL LADDER AND CAGE TO GO UP TO WHAT WAS AN EXTRACTION UNIT.
THEY ARE STILL THERE TODAY!

I PARKED NEAR THE LIFEBOAT STATION.

AGAIN IF I TURN 180 DEGREES, I CAN SEE THE LOCATIONS OF THE FISHERMEN'S CABIN THAT WERE MOVED FOR THE MARINA DEVELOPMENT.

LOTS OF RUBBLE FROM OLD BUT FAILED SEA DEFENCES. IT IS A GOOD AREA FOR FINDS WHEN THE RUBBLE IS EXPOSED BY THE SHIFTING SANDS.


WE HAVE SAND TOO.

IT WAS A BITTERLY COLD WIND AND THE CLOUDS GATHERED.

THESE ARE THE STONES USED TO MAKE THE NEW JETTY MENTIONED IN AN EARLIER POST.

ACROSS THE BAY TO SEATON CAREW.

HE LAID DOWN WHILST I WAS COLLECTING.

BEACH CLEAN.

SAE GLASS, SEA POTTERY, SOME COPPER AND A BRASS DOOR KNOB.

BEACH BUOY.

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