Memorial Plaque to William Henry Thomas

William Henry Thomas (1858 – 1923) was the founder of the Middlesbrough and District Betterment and Open Spaces Association, a small rest garden on Acklam Road houses the memorial.

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Considering the subject matter, its rather sad that part of the park has recently been lost to roundabout for new housing estate and the general state of disrepair of the steps leading up to the monument.

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However I found some council meeting minutes which say the developer is to spend £500,000 on upgrading the public open space, hopefully those will include the park and memorial.

Skinningrove Mosaic and Sylvania Anchor

This mosaic by Derek Mosey, Helen Gaunt and the village community depicts various aspects of Skinningrove such as the mine and the “merman” legened, it was erected during 2009
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The small park also contains the Sylvania Anchor, which was used to help refloat a ship stranded at Skinningrove for six months, it was retrieved from the sea in 2001 after spending 100 years buried.
Skinningrove Anchor

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Evolution of Life In the Sea Mosaic, Doorstep Green, Skinningrove

This mosaic was originally constructed in 1963 for Rosecroft School in Loftus, when that was demolished in 2009 it was moved here. Its 18ft by 9ft and weighs 4.5 tonnes.
Sealife Mosaic, Doorstep Green, Skinningrove

The original artist Philippa Threlfall who was 23 at the time and is now 70 visited to see its new location, one of the councillors involved in the move was actually one of the school children who collected the stones and fossil from Skinningrove beach 46 years earlier.
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Mo Mowlem Mosaic, Coatham Enclosure

This mosaic memorial to Mo Mowlem by John Todd was unveiled on 23rd October 2009, It was funded by £12,000 of public donations.

Mo Mowlam Mosaic, Redcar 

 (its location makes it tricky to photograph whole)

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Subject matter includes local steelworks and racecourse, doves for the Northern Ireland Peace deal and the Houses of Parliament

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 The 1930s boating lake has recently been redeveloped at a cost of £850,000

Coatham Boating Lake, Redcar