This sculpture of a sundial by Neil Talbot and was received by Mayor Gwynneth Hanson on May 15th 1995
It was commissioned by Cleveland Arts (now Tees Valley Arts)
It stands on some tiles which show local geology but they are in very poor condition already.
Christ Church in Hartlepool was built in 1854 and designed by Edward Buckton Lamb, it was paid for by public subscription with a large contribution from Ralph Ward Jackson, it is built from limestone excavated during the construction of Jacksons Dock.
The church closed in 1973 and in 1996 became Hartlepool Art Gallery.
Originally a paper mill from 1757, it was converted to produce linen for sails in the 1850s. It was closed in 1908 due to the decline of sailing ships
The mill was demolished in 1937 to widen the road, but there are the remain of a sturdy sandstone wall on the riverbank which was presumably part of the building.
Sir William Gray was the first Mayor of West Hartlepool from 1887 to 1888 and founder of the shipbuilders William Gray and Company
This status was unveiled on 26th March 1898 by Alderman Clarkson (or rather the wind which blew off the covers before he had chance), the sculptor was William Day Keyworth Jr with the foundry being Rovini and Partanti
The tale of the residents of Hartlepool hanging a monkey as French spy during the Napoleonic Wars is very well known.
This Make A Wish For The Monkey statue in the marina, now collect coins for charity.
The site known as Greatham Saltworks was founded in the late 1800s before becoming Cerebos around the turn of the century. In 1968 Cerebos became part of Ranks Hovis McDougall and products such as Bisto Gravy and Atora Suet were manufactured.
From 1997 to closure in 2002 some Sharwoods products were made here, on the day I visited it was in the final stages of demolition.
The internals of site were photographed extensively on urbex sites such as 28 Days Later
I previously posted about this location in early 2009
Since that time much of the undergrowth has been cleared by the Friends of Errington Woods, allowing a much better view of the hauling engine bases.
Some of the ubiquitous Pease bricks can again be found, but this time in their more normal cream.