Westworth Reservoir was built by the Guisborough Water Company around 1871, it has in recent years been abandoned.
I don’t know the exact date of closure and remodelling, but a 2002 report talks about the cross-section of the dam being left.
The overflow tower is the most striking reminder, along with a stone spillway which is gradually becoming overgrown.
A small building and plinth remain for an “interpretation panel” that clearly never materialised.
Plan of Spa Wood workings under the reservoir (triggered by discussion in the comments)
Normanby Community Garden contains a number of unusual bits and pieces such as some organ pipes and a roller, presumably made by locals.
This War Memorial was erected in 1922 by the Smiths Dock Company in memory of their employees killed in WW1, it was later reused for the victims of WW2. Names can be found here
An identical one exists in North Shields (the other dock the company used) which is a listed building.
The unusual bricks on Flora Street were reused from South Bank Town Hall which caught fire in 1903 was struck by lightning in 1909 and demolished in 1910.
The two small parks at the end of Mansfield Road have had their fences decorated with reminders of the areas mining past by the Eston Residents Association
The panels depict miners tools, tubs, a midge lamp and a horse drawn tub.
Inside the parks are a couple of much older plaques from March 1951. One from Councillor J.T. Cook and the other J. Finegan (who the town hall is named after)
Only one of the two oak trees remains today.
The Eston Residents Association have put in a lot of effort to make sure the towns mining past isn’t forgotten.
A ‘book’ in the middle of the square gives a history of the town.
A number of plaques adorn the railings and seats around the square.
A replica ironstone tub stands in a nearby flower garden
A plaque on the Eston Institute shows miners laying the foundations of the buildings some time around the turn of the century
The location of Eston Station is marked by a planter erected by the Eston Residents Association.
The station was used for passengers between January 1902 and June 1929
Craig Hornby adds that it ran goods deliveries to Eston until 1964.
Mine tubs are popular with local councils for flower arangements and art installations, however most are modern interpretations that use a lot of artistic license.
This one looks much more like the real thing and could well have some original parts.
I’ve tried to contact the school for any details of its history, but they are yet to respond. I’m hoping it has some link to the nearby Longacres mine.
This steel sculpture by Ray Lonsdale is located outside the Artsbank in Saltburn
Whatever your opinion of the art, its size alone is certainly impressive.
Update : The sculpture is no longer at this location, at the end of 2011 it moved to Whitby before going to Filey after being purchased by Maureen Robinson
This one is an art installation by Tees Valley Arts
Its pretty hard to get near, that photo is on 12x zoom but the local wildlife seems to like it.
Update : The work is called work “Mirage” and made by Tony Charles