Ironstone Plaque, Sparrow Park Farm, New Marske

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4th of a series of 11 plaques that were erected some years ago by Arts UK to mark the areas ironstone history.

Ironstone Plaques, New Marske

Paid £50 a year by the local mining company to empty the night toilets, the farmer used what he collected to fertilise his fields. His potatoes were said to be the best in the area.

1 thought on “Ironstone Plaque, Sparrow Park Farm, New Marske

  1. ‘night soil’ was an important fertilizer up until the 1930s.

    Whole train loads used to leave London, Mancheter and other big industrial cities every night.every night

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