The plaque says the land was donated by Henry Bolckow (although I suspect the one who died in 1947 rather than the original ironmaster who died in 1878) it was dedicated on November 11th 1947 then re-dedicated by the Bishop of Whitby, Robert Ladds on 8th October 2000.
The war memorial itself is set into a rockery.
A seat in the garden of rememberance has a plaque recording its opening on November 11th 1947 by Dorothy Bolckow, daughter of Henry.
A further plaque exists just across the main road on a modern post, this one again mentions William Brunton, despite him being an OBE i’m having a bit of trouble tracking down his link to the area.
On my way to work this morning I spotted that the first part of the ‘vertical pier’ (otherwise known as a tower) has appeared.
Theres been a lot of negative reaction before its even been built, but i’m willing to give it a chance before judging.
The school designed by Richard Cromwell Carpenter dates from 1849 and was built with stone from Marton Lodge which was destoyed by fire in 1832.
The infants room was added in 1884 and was later used as a private residence before becoming a nursery school.
St Cuthberts was originally a school donated to the village by Elizabeth Caroline Brown of Ormesby House in 1904, later a community centre it was demolished around 2006-2007.
The new building incorporates the original date stone of the school as well as the original steeple.
Built in the usual pale Pease bricks, the Police Station is now a private residence.
Its marked as a police station on OS maps up until 1928 and by 1938 a building at the current location exists, so the switch is probably somewhere between those dates.
What is now a cross outside Ormesby House was once a lamp in Ormesby High Street
The first inscription states :-
“THIS LAMP WAS ERECTED TO COMMEMORATE THE DIAMOND JUBILEE OF HER MOST GRACIOUS MAJESTY QUEEN VICTORIA BY ELIZABETH CAROLINE BROWN OF ORMESBY HOUSE AD 1897”
The later inscription states :-
“THE CROSS ERECTED 1967 REPLACES THE LAMP REFERRED TO WHICH WAS DAMAGED BEYOND REPAIR WHEN THIS MEMORIAL WAS REMOVED FROM ITS ORIGINAL SITE”
Elizabeth Caroline Brown was a local benefactor responsible for a number of buildings such as the church Lych Gate through which is her impressive grave.