While slightly outside of our normal area of interest , we thought we would make an exception with this photograph which may stir a chord with all of those good folk of Stockton who spent many a happy day at the seaside in Redcar. The photograph was submitted by Fred Starr who wrote….
I would guess that this picture of Redcar is based on a photograph, possibly taken in the early 1900s. It is interesting that the plate was a “foreign” import. Before WWI, Britain had very few trade barriers and many industries were suffering from cheap, but good quality imports. It would be slightly tricky to make a plate with such a relatively complex border. When we used to visit Redcar in the 1940s and 50s, most of the pier had been demolished.