Recently carved from a dead cherry tree by Steve Iredale.
A dedication to the Yorkshire Regiment and official unveiling of the sculpture, will take place on Thursday, October 14 at 2pm.
Amos Hinton (1844 – 1919) is probably best known for founding the chain of Hintons stores which were absorbed into Presto in 1984 (and then in turn Safeway and Morrisons)
Conflicting adjacent plaques date the Corporation Road store which took over the site of Dr William Grieves Cleveland Academy to either 1886 or 1890. Hinton went on to be a Town Councillor, Alderman, leader of the Temperence Movement, a magistrate, Poor Law Guardian and Mayor of Middlesbrough in 1886
The original building (now the HSBC Bank) was largly destroyed by fire in 1986, luckily the Tomorrow History site has a drawing by the architect Robert Lofthouse
Gunner John Thomas Smith died on the 21st June 1887 aged 28 in an accident at Redcar Battery. The date is significant as he died preparing the royal salute for Queen Victoria’s Golden Jubilee.
The gravestone was erected by the First North Riding of Yorkshire Volunteer Artilliary, but over the years the cannon balls on the grave were either lost or stolen. They have recently been replaced by the Friends of Redcar Cemetery with cannon balls retrieved from the sea bed locally.
Constantine Technical College was opened by the Prince of Wales, the future King Edward VIII, on 2 July 1930. Eight years after the death of local shipowner Joseph Constantine who contributed £80,000. His families companies were known as Constantine & Pickering Steamship Co and Joseph Constantine Steamship Line.
The college became Teesside Polytechnic in 1969/1970 and Teesside University in 1992
I have previously posted about another scrap of the Royal Exchange currently outside the Corus offices, so I was very happy to receive the following photograph from P Swan who previously worked for the council.
At the top of the frieze of the greek style front of the Royal Exchange was a Green Man – in the middle, a symbol for good luck. The whole facade was removed and taken to Cargo Fleet Depot. On the
demise of Cleveland County Council most of it was put in skips and cleared.
Fortunately this part survives and i’m very grateful to Mr Swan for sharing it with me.
Saturday and Sunday 11th and 12th September a new exhibition will start in Grosmont Parish Church (North Yorks) focussing on the local ironworks, although access may be restricted on the Sunday during a visit by His Grace the Archbishop of York.
On SATURDAY there will be a walk from the church led by Simon Chapman, departing 1 pm, to visit the sites of ironworks and mines including Murkside. On return to Grosmont there will be an optional tour of the workshops and engine shed of the North York Moors Railway.
Another opportunity to pick Simons brains about the Upleatham (New Marske) mines site.