Thursday 8th November – Errington Woods & Upleatham

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Skelton History Group

Thursday 8th November – Errington Woods & Upleatham

Distance: 3¾ miles; Ascent 395ft; Duration 3½-4 hours We set off at 10:30am from the car park at Errington Woods (NZ 618201). The walk is a circular walk, done in a clockwise direction, mostly on or near a contour level. The heritage will cover the ironstone mine at Upleatham, its association with the mine at Hob Hill, Saltburn, and the village and Hall at Upleatham.

A charge of £2 per person will be made on each walk to offset the costs of Insurance. Please wear appropriate footwear and have clothing suitable for the likely weather conditions on that day. It is suggested that you bring food and drink as we usually stop between midday and 1:00pm for a lunch break.

Further details can be had from: skeltonhistorygroup@gmail.com or by contacting Peter Appleton (Tel: 01287 281752)

Packhorse Bridge – Stokesley

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The Packhorse bridge in Stokesley is a Grade II listed building, dating from the 17th century.
Packhorse Bridge - Stokesley
It crosses the River Leven and would have been a route connecting Durham to Helmsley and York.
Packhorse Bridge - Stokesley
Interestingly this old postcard calls it “Taylersons Bridge”

Trev Teasdel solved the problem :-  If you look in the intro Daphne Franks pamphlet called Printing and Publishing in Stokesley, published 1986 by Stokesley Local History Group, she says in the parish register of 1759, Nicholas Taylerson’s occupation was given as ‘Printer’ at the time of his marriage to Miss Amelia Clarke in 1793. he was a member of a well known family of merchants in the town who gave their name previously to the Pack Horse Bridge. Also if you walk along the river towards the watermill, there’s a a cobbled path -or old road on the left which I think may have been the old road to Helmsley.

Wednesday 3rd October – Mulgrave Woods

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Skelton History Group

Wednesday 3rd October – Mulgrave Woods
Distance: 4 miles; Ascent 620ft; Duration 4-4½ hours We meet at 10:30am in the car park at East Row, at the entrance to the Mulgrave estate. Alternative parking is available in the Sandsend car park at the foot of Lythe Bank. The sites visited on this walk include: Mulgrave Cement Works, Asholme alum quarry and old Mulgrave castle.

A charge of £2 per person will be made on each walk to offset the costs of Insurance. Please wear appropriate footwear and have clothing suitable for the likely weather conditions on that day. It is suggested that you bring food and drink as we usually stop between midday and 1:00pm for a lunch break.

Further details can be had from: skeltonhistorygroup@gmail.com or by contacting Peter Appleton (Tel: 01287 281752)

Skelton Stamp Vending Machine

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First appearing around 1921, by the 1970’s there were over 50,000 Stamp Vending Machines in the UK, most machines were removed around 2001, but this one seems to have been forgotten.

Stamp Machine, Skelton

The wonderful thing about the internet is you can usually find an expert on something you know absolutely nothing about  !

This document on British Stamp Vending Machine History tell us the machine was made by Sterners around 1981

Friday 7th September – Danby Castle from Danby Lodge

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Skelton History Group

Friday 7th September – Danby Castle from Danby Lodge
Distance: 2½ miles; Ascent 290ft; Duration 2-2½ hours Our meeting point for this walk is the car park at Danby Lodge Moors Centre at 10:30am. The route, which could be described as “frying-pan”-shaped, uses field paths and reasonably quiet country lanes, and takes us south from the Centre to Danby Castle before returning.

A charge of £2 per person will be made on each walk to offset the costs of Insurance. Please wear appropriate footwear and have clothing suitable for the likely weather conditions on that day. It is suggested that you bring food and drink as we usually stop between midday and 1:00pm for a lunch break.

Further details can be had from: skeltonhistorygroup@gmail.com or by contacting Peter Appleton (Tel: 01287 281752)