Newton Memorial Chapel was built in 1876, it was named after the Reverand Robert Newton of Roxby (1780 – 1854) who was a travelling Wesleyan minister.
The chapel was hit by a German bomb on Saturday March 15, 1941.
A house stands on the site now, but parts of the graveyard can still be seen on the land behind that.
Mayor Olwyn Peters unveiled the sculpture on Wednesday 18th April. Designed by artist Steve Tomlinson of Stokesley and cast by Geoff Robinson in Liverton Mines.
The location was the site of Arrowsmiths Monumental Mason Yard from 1905, owned later by Edgar Colbeck until the late 1960s
Against the neighbouring buildings are a number of fragments of carved masonry from the site.
Loftus War Memorial was unveiled on 11th November 1922, it was designed by B J Wormleighton and erected by C Hebditch.
Two panels list the casualties of World War 1
A third panel holds the World War 2 additions.
Interestingly the first name Herbert Armsby has been erased because he actually returned home 8 years later having claimed he lost his memory (although he did return home shortly after an amnesty was declared on deserters)
The fountain below carries the inscription “THESE LAID THE WORLD AWAY AND POURED OUT THE RED SWEET WINE OF YOUTH, GAVE UP THE YEARS TO BE OF WORK AND JOY AND THAT UNHOPED SERENE THAT MEN CALL AGE” which is a line from The Dead by Rupert Brooke.
There is an additional plaque from 2002 dedicated to Stanley Hollis who was the only person to be awarded the Victoria Cross on D-Day 6th June 1944.
He is also commemorated as one of the only three locals to be awarded the VC on a memorial in Middlesbrough Town Hall
The Captain Cook is a little lonely at the moment, stuck out in the partially redeveloped St Hildas area of Middlesbrough it closed in 2010.
The pub is said to date from around 1840 and was designed by Robert Moore.
The current facade is dated 1893 and features the Vaux breweries blackbird motif.
Oddfellows is a 200 year old friendly society still in existance today.
Bringing together people from different guilds and trades they were important in the days before the welfare state.
The hall dates from 1874 but was unused for many year and has since been converted to flats
This mosaic depicting the merman legend on Skinningroves Riverside Building was unveiled by Mayor Olwyn Peters in March 2012
It was created by the Whitecliffe Primary School children under the supervision of Glynis Johnson
Theres also a nice set of tiles showing a row of local cottages.
I have previously covered some of the Ironstone Reminders around Lingdale, but since that post in 2009 some additional items have appeared such as this plaque.
This Lingdale Junction train sculpture was unveiled on 1st December 2011 and funded by Lingdale Liftoff
Also new is a plaque commemorating the mine workers from 1873 – 1962, including the 8 men killed in an underground gas explosion on Monday 24th August 1953
John Butcher (48), Jack Breckon (65), Tom Breckon (34), Anthony Carter (19), William Grayson (16), Jack Ward (28), Charles Bottomley (26) and Jack Davison(52)
7 of the 15 men in the explosion survived and I recently saw the grave of Anthony McCormick who was 18 at the time. His grave in Redcar cemetary records the event.
The 1250 Ton Testing Machine in this building was used by Dorman Long to test the girders for the Sydney Harbour Bridge amongst many others.
The site is now run by Durham Lifting and their website carries the following detail :-
The largest testing house in the UK holds Lloyds approval to undertake tensile and compressive testing up to 1250 tons. Its 50ft long bed can accept specimens 30ft wide and up to 4ft deep. The recent manufacture of a 1.6 mechanical advantage lever assembly for the test machine now allows tensile testing of 2000 Ton to be carried out.