|Two early buses that would have been seen in Skelton at this time.
Both vehicles were owned by John Dobson of Charltons, N Yorks. Note the "Charltonian" name.
The one on the left, with an "Edmond" body, was new in 1928 and from Feb 1929 was granted a licence to ply the route Saltburn - Skelton -
Lingdale - Castleton - Danby.
The bus on the right is a Chevrolet of May 1929 and was photographed in Saltburn ready for the same journey.
Permission to show these photographs has kindly been granted by John Dobson's grandson of the same name.
John, an old Skeltoner, who has contributed other valuable items to this site, published a book about the family firm in
Called the "Charltonian", it describes in great detail these early days of public transport.
The driver of the bus on the right is his Dad, Bill Dobson.
SKELTON COUNCIL APPOINT A SURVEYOR.
SANITARY INSPECTOR TO BE A SEPARATE APPOINTMENT.
A special meeting of the Skelton and Brotton UDC met to consider the question of replacing Mr R S Moon, who recently acquired a position with the Ministry of Transport.
Coun William Mott, Coun Robinson, Coun T Coatsworth were in favour of one man being appointed to do both jobs.
Coun E Hudson, Mr Chapman, Coun M Kirkbright, Coun W Frankland were for creating two jobs.
By a majority of 2 it was decided on separate appointments and Mr A R Cranmer was made the Surveyor.
Richard Barry was later appointed as Sanitary Inspector.
RISE IN COST OF LIVING.
The Ministry of Labour Gazette stated that the cost of living was 66 per cent above that of the pre-war period. Recent 3% rise due to higher prices for potatoes and eggs.
IMPERIAL SERVICE MEDAL FOR SKELTON POSTMAN.
London Gazette. Whitehall, His Majesty The King has been pleased to award the Imperial Service Medal to the following officers: —
Home Civil Service - Knaggs, Robert, Postman, Skelton in Cleveland, Sub-Office, Saltburn by the Sea.
29th July -
STRIKES MADE ILLEGAL.
As a result of the 1926 General Strike, the Conservative Government passed the Trade Disputes and Trade Unions Act.
This legislation outlawed General Strikes and strikes in 'sympathy' as well as banning civil servants from joining unions affiliated to the Trade Union Congress.
It also damaged the Labour Party by forcing Union members to make a positive decision to pay a levy to a political party. Instead of "contracting out" as stipulated by the 1913 Trade Union Act, union members had to "contract in". As a result of this legislation, the Labour Party lost about a third of its subscriptions.
ROADS LIKE RIVERS FLOOD.
Considerable areas of low lying land in Cleveland are under water as the result of the heavy and prolonged downpour of rain yesterday.
Many of the roads in the area were transformed into streams through which the traffic made its way with difficulty.
During one period the Marske High Street was flooded to a depth of almost one foot and so much water raced down the Skelton Beck that in several places the banks were unable to hold it.
At Old Saltburn the water flowed over as well as under the bridge and made the road impassable. In Skelton Ellers the water gathered to a depth that prevented the passage of all but the largest
This Photograph and many of the newspaper extracts 1927 to 1938 were taken from a book of Cuttings that were collected at the time of publication by A R Cranmer, Skelton and Brotton UDC Surveyor [born 1887, died in 1953],
They have been kindly contributed in the year 2018 by Chris Twigg -website - 'Our Industrial Heartland':- Link here.
2nd July -
VOTES FOR WOMEN - EQUAL FRANCHISE ACT.
Women got the same voting rights as men.
14th August -
SKELTON GREEN MAN FOUND DEAD IN WOOD.
While strolling in the woods near Saltburn two boys found the dead body of Thomas Gatenby Boyes, of Harker-street, Skelton-in-Cleveland, who had been missing from home for a few days.
3rd September -
Alexander Fleming discovered penicillin.
FIRST TALKIE FILM - 'The Jazz Singer' opened in London. The nearest Cinema for Skelton folk was Boosbeck Empire.
CLEVELAND GAS COMPANY TAKE OVER BROTTON GAS COMPANY.
(Application for Special Order under Section 10 of the Gas Regulation Act 1920.)
Notice is hereby given that application is intended to be made to the Board of Trade by the Cleveland Gas Company (hereinafter referred to as " the Company ") whose principal office is at Skinningrove, Carlin How, in the North Riding
of the County of York for a Special Order (hereinafter referred to as " the Order ") under Section 10 of the Gas Regulation Act 1920 for all or some of the following purposes (that is to say): —
1. To empower the Company to acquire the portion of the undertaking of the Brotton Gas Light and Coke Company Limited (hereinafter called " the Brotton Company ") within the
part of the Parish of Brotton in the Urban District of Skelton and Brotton hereinafter described.....
North Skelton Cricket 1928 to 1929.