Message Tree – Albert Park Middlesbrough

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The message tree is a hawthorn. Before the park was create a Sailors Trod ran from Newport to North Ormesby.

Message Tree, Albert Park, Middlesbrough 

Its said that sailors left messages for each other under a piece of ironstone in the tree, which is still there with the tree having grown around it.

Message Tree, Albert Park, Middlesbrough 

I like the story, but having checked the first OS map of the area the only footpath seems to co-incide with the one currently running through the centre of the park with this location being in the middle of a field. Although there’s then a 30 year gap until the next OS maps when the park is fully layed out so its possible the footpath moved.

UPDATE 23/11/2011 :
Prompted by Mikes comments I overlayed the first OS map onto Google Earth by aligning points that still exist today, this shows the path running east-west exactly where Mike says south of the Longlands Club

This also puts the path further north in the park than I originally thought, but it still doesn’t run next to the tree.

More change in Redcar

Things are changing on a daily basis, so i’m recording anything I notice from now on.

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Las Vegas Amusements have closed, become a “Virtual Shop” and had the signage removed

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Tyne Tees Amusments is currently behind scaffolding and looks unlikely to re-emerge in this form.

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Redcar Fire Station is currently being heavily modified with a new community centre being built onto the front.

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The raised area between the Regent and the old site of Leos has been completely removed in preparation for the new sea defences.