Blogs from Marske-by-the-Sea, North Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, Europe


In a week that brought us an invasion of Old Trafford by the disgruntled Manchester United fan base, there was an invasion of sorts at New Marske too. There was nothing to complain about here. There was no protest over club ownership. In fact, the support wasn't really here at all. They were all just out for a socially distanced Bank Holiday weekend drink in an outdoor beer garden. There just happened to be football match nearby and in local terms, the North Riding Football Association Saturday Challenge Cup quarter final is as big as they get. Who needs a European Super League? It was another example of rules for one and rules for others. It was deemed okay for a capacity 980 crowd to gathers indoors at the Crucible in Sheffield for the World Championships ... read more
New Marske FC v Cleveland Seniors FC
Miners Statue, New Marske
New Marske Mural

Marske. In local pronunciation, there is no emphasis on the “r”. It is just Mask. The functional Teesside accent just says it as it is – or in this case, doesn’t and says it the lazy way. An accent that gets the job done without frills. The small town situated on the coast half way between Redcar and Saltburn. When we were at school, it was about 2 miles away but could have been a million miles way. It was just somewhere on the railway line on route to Redcar or Middlesbrough. We occasionally visited to go to the dentist at one time. I can also remember being taken to Marske Cricket Club to see a John Hampshire Benefit Match. I went to see Geoffrey Boycott play. Sir Geoffrey to you. I still have the programme ... read more
Cliffe House
St Germains
Cliffe House

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