Saltburn Water Tower

Saltburn Water Tower was built in 1865 and designed by North Eastern Railway Company architect William Peachey who is also responsible for Saltburn Station.
Saltburn Water Tower
It supplied water to Saltburn with water pumped from Skelton Beck, although its useful life was short-lived until water was piped from Lockwood Beck in 1878.

Railway staff lived in the lower floors of the water tower, but sadly it was demolished and redeveloped in 1905. The distinctive light Pease bricks were reused to build the nearby houses known as “Water Tower Terrace”
Saltburn Water Tower Terrace
This new plaque on Saltburn Stores which marks the location was unveiled on 1st July 2012 by Parish Council leader Paul Smith.
Saltburn Water Tower

New Bank Incline, Eston Ironstone Mines

These two concrete foundations once held the winding drums at the top of the New Bank Incline.
New Bank Eston
New Bank Eston
The drums would have looked very similar to these.

This cutting which is current clear of undergrowth would have contained tracks for the empty wagons coming up the incline.
New Bank Eston
The full tubs would have descended the incline, hauling up the empties with their extra weight before arriving at the Low Drum in California.

There were two other inclines, Old Bank and Trustee in the system, the remains of all three are still visible but cut by the A174 Parkway.

Hauler Bases, Eston Ironstone Mine

A local group have spent a lot of time this year clearing the undergrowth and rubbish from the hauler bases at New Bank, so you can now get a good view of them for the first time in years.
New Bank Eston
This base of a brick building is from the later electric hauler which pulled wagons to and from Wilton Lane to the east, parts of it were still standing in the 1970s but it was demolished rather than conserved.
Bolckow Vaughan Brick, New Bank Eston
Many Bolckow & Vaughan bricks can be seen in its foundations.
New Bank Eston
Immediately adjacent are the more substantial sandstone remains of the older steam hauler where the various bolts and pits that held the engine and winding drums can be identified.

New Bank Eston
New Bank Eston
New Bank Eston

Glass Plate Negative – Jarrow

Unfortunately they were not local to Teesside, but I have been able to confirm this location as St Pauls in Jarrow with the help of Norman Dunn and the people who added to the comments.

Glass Plate Negative
St Pauls, Jarrow
Once the second image is flipped the right way its very close to this image from Newcastle Libraries (which I would guess is taken from the bridge in my photo)
031002:St Paul's Church Jarrow

This 1896 street plan also shows two rows of houses that tie in

Glass Plate Negatives

I suppose this is slightly off topic, but these glass plate negatives were purchased at Saltburn Salerooms with some old cameras. Therefore there’s a slim chance they are local.
Glass Plate Negatives
Glass Plate Negatives
Glass Plate Negatives
Glass Plate Negatives
Glass Plate Negatives

They were covered in dust and mold and had clearly been allowed to get wet at some point. Any comments on what period the clothing dates them to would be welcome.
Glass Plate Negatives
Glass Plate Negatives
Glass Plate Negatives
Glass Plate Negatives
Glass Plate Negatives
Glass Plate Negatives
Its a shame putting names to any of the faces will now be virtually impossible, as i’m sure the plates would be worth their weight in gold to the descendants of those pictured.

Pinchinthorpe Station

This is the original 1854 station to the east of the current road bridge, it closed in 1876 when a new station was opened to the west of the new bridge due to the original level crossing being replaced.
Pinchinthorpe Station
This station and the replacement were incorrectly spelt as “Pinchingthorpe” until the 1920s

It is now a private residence, although a public footpath runs along the tracks.

Guisborough Forest and Walkway Carvings

There are numerous wooden carvings immediately around the car park area of the visitors centre.
Guisborough Forest and Walkway
These owls are the same as those in Errington Woods so must be by Steve Iredale
Guisborough Forest and Walkway
His work is generally animals, so this is most likely his too.
Guisborough Forest and Walkway
This one seems a little more basic, perhaps some sort of workshop of kids ?
Guisborough Forest and Walkway
This walker is Steve Iredale again and dates from the Diabetes UK Great North Walk in 2010
Guisborough Forest and Walkway
This final carving of a face into a live tree is very interesting.