A Phantom jet based at the major USAF base at Alconbury crashed in Lealholm at 09:40 on 27th April 1979.
This plaque is at the point the jet crossed the road before disintergrating and killing the Pilot – Major Donald Lee Schuyler and Navigator – Lt Thomas Wheeler
Full details of the crash can be found at Aircraft Accidents In Yorkshire
Lealholm only had a Quaker cemetery until St. James’ Church was built around the turn of the century by Sir Francis Ley.
Before that burials were either at Danby or Glaisdale and this building housed the village hearse.
I think the date stone reads MDCCCLVI (1856)
Long before any state benefits, friendly societies existed to help families financially during times of illness or death in return for a monthly payment. The plaque is above the door of the Shepherds Hall which dates from 1873 (now a tea room)
The branch (No. 1343) was actually established in 1861
They still exist today as the Shepherds Friendly Society, offering savings and insurance.
Metallurgist John Edward Stead bequeathed his home ‘Everdon’ to Redcar Borough Council in 1923 and it opened as the Stead Memorial Hospital on 26th July 1929 (plaque is dated 1928)
It was extended and altered over the years, but the original house was still visible.
The plaque below marked wards added in 1954 and opened by the Bishop of Whitby, Rev W H Baddeley
A further refurbishment opened in June 1991
It closed in 2010 when a new hospital was built and was demolished 2013
The staircase is currently for sale from an architectural salvage company
I’ve been hanging onto these photos for over 15 years, I didn’t work directly on the reline project, but set up a database which held documents and photos for them.
Now that the database and the blast furnace are gone, hopefully there should be no issue with me sharing them.
Hope it brings back memories of happier times in the steel industry and would love to hear from anyone pictured.
Full album of 49 photos below :-
I’ve always wondered why the guy at the end appears to be photoshopped in.
I don’t recall the date this was demolished, but two buildings have stood on the site at the top of Redcar Lane and Lord Street since.
St David’s Nursing Home which replaced this, burned down on August 20, 2004 and the building was a burnt out shell for many years until a new Nursing Home St Peter’s Court was finished around 2014.
This photo was sent to me by Aaron late last year, from Maddison Street / Station Street Shildon.
Radios, Appliances, Electrical Components, Lamps, Fancyware, Toys, Bags, Crockery, Rugs, Mats, General Hardware Dealer, Paraffin.
I suspect it might be gone soon (if not already) as part of the building is already a house and windows have been installed.
Back in 2009 the whole lot was a shell and still had a shop front.
These old advertisement have been revealed by the removal of a billboard near the Lobster Hotel.
The Benson and Hedges poster is fairly obvious, but what about the one on the left ?
Someone serving bread rolls in a uniform, but what for ? Flights or Railways ? 1980s ?
What looks like “Darlington to” in text made me think trains, but the logo doesn’t look like a British Rail one.
Can anyone identify it ?:
The Dewhirsts factory shop closed down around 2013 after numerous name changes to Impression and finally AJ’s Outlet.
(I think they actually stopped manufacturing clothes there in the late 1990s)
As of late 2015 the site is being cleared