Since the demolition of the old Town Hall on Fabian Road the ironstone obelisks have been moved to this new location at the City Learning Centre on Normanby Road.
I don’t think this will be the final home of the 2.5 tonnes items as its just a temporary home for the council.
I’m adding these comment by Dave into the main article as I think its important given the current council squabbling about where they should be.
“I think it wrong to say that the Fabian Road Town Hall pillars originally came from Eston Hospital, as they were there some 20 years before the hospital was closed and demolished. I gather they originally came from a set of four or more pillars sited on the entrance drive at Bolckow Vaughan’s old mine and works offices – Cleveland House – on Middlesbrough Road E in South Bank, a building that was bought from BV, when the firm went into post WW1 decline, by the old Eston Urban District Council.
I gather the pillars were originally crafted for the building and used as a motif for BV’s trade exhibitions. This, of course, means there were more pillars in the beginning and there were definitely a set at Eston Hospital These are now back. Whether they also originally came from Cleveland House, I don’t know. I expect they did”