Following the extensive flooding in the area on Monday 26th November, the area around Steel House on the Trunk Road remains flooded and closed two days later.
Here’s a shot of the lake outside Steel House which threathen to break its banks, although luckily it didn’t
The lake empties into the Fleet and then to the Tees at Dabholm Gut, it also predate the building of Steel House and Dormanstown as it appear on earlier maps in West Coatham Marsh (so its perhaps not surprising to find its now flooding).
Theres also a now non-existant area marked as Wiley Bridge and some cottages which is where the stream that feeds the lake passes under West Coatham Lane (now Broadway) so pretty much under the now closed Dewhirsts Factory.
As most of Teesside is currently under water, i’ll have to find something in my archives.
Carlin Hows Working mens club dates from 1910 which is recorded on the plaque outside.
Apart from a modern addition on the left, its pretty much unchanged from when it was constructed.
Images from near its construction, 50th Jubilee Year and old interior can be found on the East Cleveland Image Archive
These new seats have been created as part of the £30m redevelopment of the seafront.
They are a continuation of the scar rocks and line up with those on the beach.
Pybus Brothers were a chain of grocers based in Middlesbrough, the brothers were Thomas and William who setup the firm around 1900. They were known for roasting their own coffee and blending their own tea bags.
Pybus Brothers had 13 branches across the area, mainly in Middlesbrough but also in Redcar, Saltburn and Norton. They were bought out by Newsfare in 1973.
The shop can just be made out on the extreme right of this old photo.
This sign is fixed to a bungalow on Laburnum Road, Redcar and reads:-
These cottages were erected as a tribute from the community to the Marquess of Zetland. June 1931
Lawrence Dundas, 1st Marquess of Zetland was a local landowner and politician who died on 11th March 1929. His wife was Lady Lilian Zetland and theres a matching plaque to her a few doors away, although on a cottage built two years later.
These cottages were erected as a tribute from the community to Lilian Zetland. July 1933
This sign on a bungalow near East Halt station reads :-
Erected in grateful memory of Robert McClean Esq. J.P. Barrister-at-law, Redcars first town clerk. By the corporation of Redcar and by the spontaneous gifts of the admirers of his worth. July 1936
His obituary reads :-
Mr. ROBERT MCCLEAN, town clerk of Redcar, died on Thursday of last week (6th September 1934) at the age of 53. He was the pioneer of a scheme started at Redcar in 1921, whereby men forced to seek poor law relief were given an opportunity of doing useful work for the money granted. He endeavoured to secure provision in the new Unemployment Bill for some such scheme, which he held had enabled more than 2,500 men in recent years to work their way back from poor law relief to national insurability
This one still stands just off Roman Road, opposite the 1910 Kirby Grammar School which became flats in 2010
It features a flower motif towards the top.
Near the edge of Acklam Hall is this fine stench pipe.
It seem that many of the grand buildings of the area have one nearby, as persumably they would have been early adopters of a modern sewage system.