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Thursday, 2 September 2010

Villages that disappeared: Warrenby

Once a teeside village situated half a mile outside of the coastal town of Redcar. The village was pretty much in its heyday from the late 1800's up to the mid 70's when the village was actually 'knocked down' to make way for a works road leading to ICI and British Steel. It once had its own train station and a 'little shop' and if you look carefully you can still see one or two old buildings still standing today now doubling as a derelict mechanics or an old Bus garage.. Running along side the now disappeared village is nothing but marshland. Its all very eerie.








Warrenby Today.

13 comments:

  1. It does sound eerie. An equivalent of that in NZ would be the town of Roxburgh which now lies buried underneath a dam. They built the new town just next to it.

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  2. Oops, I meant Cromwell - early morning confusion. That inland route is quite an eerie drive actually. It just seems like a long run of dams and little else with these couple of small towns dotted in between.

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  3. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


    "Rhoscrowther is a village and parish in Pembrokeshire, Wales, 9 km west of Pembroke, near the south shore of Milford Haven.

    The placename is Welsh and perhaps means "crwth-player's moor"[1]. The church is on a very early Christian site. It was the "bishop-house" of the cantref of Penfro, and was originally called Llandegman. It is dedicated to the early Saint Decuman.

    Much of the parish, and almost all the medieval village except the church, was cleared with the establishment of the BP oil terminal in 1961 immediately south of the village, and the Texaco refinery in 1964 immediately to the north."

    More recently a fire or two at the refinery led to the evacuation of most of the remaining folk, leaving a largely-overgrown shell dreaming to itself amid the ever-present hum of Texaco's nearby machine-city. Arrival there late at night is as close to a Borley Rectory moment as I've had.

    http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/1337830
    http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/1339940
    http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/1339267

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  4. A town that no longer exists. How fucking Hauntological can you get?

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  5. Good post indeed. I'm trying to imagine what it must have been like for someone who grew up in Warrenby, only to experience the downfall? A whole community wiped out. Desperately sad.

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    1. I Lived In Warrenby many years ago, The Address was 10 Wild Duck street... I hated saying my address then.. Still have some good memories, apart from the time playing on the disused Train line, and literally slicing my fingers off, on the train track, which were sewn back on.. fun times .. Lol ..

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  6. That pigeon loft was my grandads.HIs name was Joe Smith .I remember going there in the late 1960,s and early 70,s

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    1. I used to live at No: 10 Wild Duck street... as all the streets were named after birds.. hated saying my address.. Lol..

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    2. I used to live at No: 10 Wild Duck street... as all the streets were named after birds.. hated saying my address.. Lol..

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    3. my Nan used to live in Wild Duck St, in the early 60's I am trying to find any old photo's or maps as i'm doing the family tree, her name was Gert Drinkwater

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  7. I am looking for a photo of 77 james terrace warrenby it was opposite the baptist church which is now a council depot also a sign on the building is now on the end of queen street redcar at the lobster road end does anyone know why it was moved there it has queen victoria on it and reads JAMES TERRACE

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  8. My mum's family owned that shop in the photograph. Her sister and mother are in it

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  9. I remember that shop! Our family ran it for about a year! There weren't many people about, and as kids we but we played on the sand golf course as there was nothing else to do! My mother and sister are in the photograph above ...I've never seen it before!

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