This reservoir at the edge of Sadberge lies disused since 1985, its vast curved walls have become a magnet to BMX stunt riders.
Some large cast iron pipework can be found in the bottom of the reservoir.
A date stone from 1886 still exist with the name “S & M W B” which I believe stands for “Stockton and Middlesbrough Water Board” looking at the vandalised wreckage on the ground I think the building was at one time castellated.
The jubilee stone in the village was found during the construction of the reservoir.
This sign is down an alley just off Borough Road. It mentions Arthur Thompson Auctioneer, Valuer and Estate Agent established 1866.
Judging by records held at the Teesside Archives, the company became Thompson and March Ltd around 1949, so it may predates that.
A smaller “Royal Liver Friendly Society” sign is alsoÂ visible below.
The Rabbit mobile phone network started in May 1992 and operated until just December 1993 before going under, unlike modern systems you had to stand within 100m of an aerial which were advertised by wall mounted signs and it couldn’t accept incoming calls !
These two example are both within sight of the Redcar clock.
I have found a reference in the 1856 book “History, topography, and directory of the county palatine of Durham” by William Whellan that states.
‘The Barrington School, situated in the centre of the village, was erected in 1831 ; it is efficiently conducted, and well attended. There is also an Infant School, which was erected by subscription in 1831’
A series of date stones are preserved in the wall of the current community centre. The first marks the foundation of the Greatham Church School in 1834 with the inscription ‘Non Nobis Domine’ which translates as “Not to us, O Lord”
Next is a 1878 rebuild with the inscription ‘Non Nobis Sed, Nomini Tuo Da Glorium’ which translates as “not to us, but to your name give glory” both parts being from Psalm 115
The final stone simply marks a 1928 enlargement.
The Sheaf Thrower by Michael Disley was erected in 19th June 1995
It commemorates the tradition of Sheaf Throwing at the annual Greatham feast, which has been happening for 550 years.
Apparently a piece of the birds head fell off shortly after installation, but has since been repaired.