Goldsborough ROTOR Bunker – Updated

Photos from 2003 before the guard house building was badly damaged by fire.

The mound behind the house holds a two storey ROTOR R2 bunker built in 1951, and destroyed by fire in 1958. The underground areas reached through the red door in the floor are flooded and contaminated with asbestos.

Further info on ‘RAF Goldsborough’ (‘JEX’) R2 CHEL

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Update Dec 2007 :

Some more photos showing the badly damaged guard house in late 2007

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Update Feb 2009 :

Geoff Pallett has kindly provided me with a picture of the site taken in the early 60’s, he can be contacted directly at GEOFFREY.M3UXB@GMAIL.COM, there is also much discussion of the site in the comments section.

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Warrenby Hotel – Destroyed by Morrisons Truck (then burnt down, finally demolished)

The village of Warrenby was pretty much wiped from the face of the earth in the late 1970s, although people lived there as late as 1983.

The Warrenby Hotel remained standing and during my childhood was the Turners bus depot and in more recent times a car workshop.

Warrenby Hotel Before

On the evening of Friday 13th February 2009 a Morrisons truck reversed into the building which brought about a major collapse, it looks certain the building will now have to be demolished completely.

Warrenby Hotel After

On Tuesday 3rd May 2011 the old hotel caught fire and it looks highly likely it will be demolished now.
Warrenby Hotel - Burned Out

I returned in the middle of May to find the hotel is no more.

Demolished Hotel Warrenby

Ironstone Obelisks, Fabian Road, Eston

Outside the council offices on Fabian Road are two ironstone obelisks, reported to be 2.5 tonnes in weight.

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The inscriptions say ‘Cleveland Ironstone Eston Mine’

Ironstone Obelisks, Eston 

A 2004 news report that says the pillars were moved to the site of the old hospital, so perhaps there are two more ?

UPDATE : As of the demolition of the council office in 2012 the obelisks have moved from this location.

 

Teesdale Way, Gates and Sculptures, South Bank

Adjacent to South Bank station are more waymarkers and gates for the Teesdale Way

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Along with boots also seen at Lord McGowan Bridge are a number of gates.

The first appears to depict a football games, the second Cromwell Road Primary School, the third looks like the lighthouse at South Gare and the final one a train and ironstone miner.

 

 

 

Queen Victoria Plaque, Queen Street, Redcar

Commemorative plaque for 60 years of Queen Victoria reign in 1897, now located on Queen Street even though the sign below clearly says James Terrace.

Queen Street Plaque, Redcar

There is a second identical but unpainted plaque on a house on High Street West.

Queen Victoria Plaque, Redcar

And as pointed out below, a third on Westbourne Grove which actually looks it migth be the original colours.

Queen Victoria Plaque, Redcar