This piece seems to be known simply as ‘Redcar Figures Sculpture’ by J Tweedy in 1999
There’s a mermaid, lifeboatman and Captain Cook (a tenuous link, his sister and father have Redcar connections)
A pirate complete with parrot, hook, eye-patch and peg-leg ? (i’ve never heard of any association of Redcar with pirates real or fictional)
Finally theres a genuine piece of Redcar history with Gertrude Bell on a camel.
This signal box has fallen victim to the vandals and arsonists (as has much of Port Clarence). I don’t know its actual construction date, but it appears between the 1915 and 1917 editions of the OS maps.
I’ve found reports of a fire destroying it in 2006
The Hopper family bought Newham Grange in 1809, a stone by the gates remains from a building dating from August 1840 laid by Isaac Hopper
A second plaque from 1847, still on a building also bears his name.
The farm was sold to the Council by Albert Hopper in 1976 as the land around it became the town of Coulby Newham and the A174 parkway, the farm itself has since become a tourist attraction.
This bench at Newham Grange Farm was carved from oak by Keith Alexander, it was originally part of an art project about the wildlife on Marton West Beck.
Visible from the A19, this previously derelict 19th century windmill has happily been restored as a home and completed around 2008
11-13 Zetland Road was commissioned by Hugh Gilzean-Reid as the home of the North Eastern Daily Gazette (which is today the Evening Gazette)
11 was designed by W H Blessley in 1871, 13 by R Lofthouse in 1893
What is now the Cornerhouse nightclub was for 95 years the premises of wine importer Joseph Winterschladen
Winterschladen was born in Cologne in 1842, he came to Middlesbrough in 1865, his grave can be found in St Cuthberts churchyard, Marton.
Heres a vintage photo of the location from the Kirklees Image Archive, who kindly allow use of the photos for non-Commercial purposes.
Middlesbrough Railway station was designed by William Peachy who also designed York and Saltburn stations.
It opened in 1877 and unfortunately lost its elegant high glass roof in World War 2