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.