Ironstone Plaque, Reservoir, New Marske

Final plaque in a series of 11, erected by Arts UK to mark the areas ironstone history.
New Marske Ironstone Plaque
During the 1892 Durham coal miners strike the lack of coal forced the local mines into temporary closure, leaving the workers with no income. As Coatham Reservoir had become infected with typhoid, The Cleveland Water Company used the out of work miners as cheap labour to build Marske Reservoir.

The reservoir is now private property used by a fishing club
New Marske Reservoir
New Marske Reservoir

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