Lingdale Mining Heritage Park

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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.
Lingdale Mining Heritage Park
This Lingdale Junction train sculpture was unveiled on 1st December 2011 and funded by Lingdale Liftoff
Lingdale Mining Heritage Park

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)

Lingdale Mining Heritage Park

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.

2 thoughts on “Lingdale Mining Heritage Park

  1. My grandad Charles bottomley was killed in the explosion in 1953 what a great mark of respect to see these wonderful plaques in their honour Thankyou so much

  2. I took a stroll around Lingdale recently and (with the help of Simon’s excellent book) could ascertain how the railway came into the village, and how the mine was laid out. As the explosion was one of the most recent (and probably remembered by some of the village’s older residents) it is fitting that a memorial has been laid.

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