6 thoughts on “Port Clarence station staff.

  1. My grandmother, Ada Ethel Corner, was born at Port Clarence Railway Cottages. Her father, Christopher Corner was the Station Master there. (1901 Census confirms that they lived in 1 Railway Cottages, Port Clarence Station). Will check the website for any more pictures. Thank you for this memory.


    • Hi Ann, my grandmother Edith and her sister Emily aged 3 and 5 on the 1901 census were born next door at 2 Railway Cottages Port Clarence. They are in the Port Clarence station staff photos above albeit a good few years later with their father my gt grandfather (seated) George Appleton. I do have a photo of the two families taken around 1900 outside their houses.


      • The Harrogate Herald, 23 October 1946 had a story about the retirement of a Robert Appleton . He had retired after 56 years railway service. Mr Appleton was a native of Billingham and had started his career on the railway as a clerk at Port Clarence.and later proceeded to Starbeck and Harrogate goods station. In 1920 he was transferred to the District Goods Manager Leeds Relief Staff and eight years later was sent to Selby goods station as it’s chief clerk, where he has remained ever since.
        Is this any relation to George Appleton?.


  2. As you left the transporter bridge, the station was 150 yards dead ahead where the road bends to the right (the house still just around the bend was the Stationmaster’s). The station closed to passengers in 1939, and finally to all traffic in 1964.


  3. This photograh may have been taken c1910. The information below regarding the Clarence Railway was found at http://www.railscot.co.uk/ Clarence Railway Inc 1828 Opd 1833 – Main line – a branch from the S&D at Sim Pasture to new port on north bank (Called Port Clarence to honour the Duke of Clarence who was to become William IV)


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