This plaque was erected by the residents of Yarm in 1925 on the 100th anniversary of the Stockton and Darlington Railway.
It lists the residents of Yarm involved. Thomas Meynell (Chairman), Benjamin Flounders,(a quaker industrialist) Jeremiah Cairns (listed as Meynells steward and agent), Richard Miles (a quaker lead agent) and Thomas Miles.
A engraving of ‘Locomotion No.1’ is at the top.
I recently acquired a document from 1977 that was given to staff of the newly built Steel House.
Theres no longer a large canteen and kitchen and the branch of Barclays Bank is long gone, however the hessian walls are still here !
This tiled doorway can be found at 21A Milton Steet, some investigation on the ghostsignsuk page has uneathered its from Pearson Brothers who were a drapers.
Reports from the time suggest they went bankrupt in 1928.
These knitted books appeared by the library way back in October 2011, long before the bigger Olympic or Diamond Jubilee pieces. They are still there as of 2013.
At the time no-one really knew what to make of it and the term ‘yarnbombing’ was never mentioned in the press report.
This new mosaic depicting Saltburns smuggling heritage was created by Helen Gaunt and Derek Mosey (who created the five mosaics at the station) with help from Huntcliff School students, Turning the Corner (TTC), Saltburn Foreshore Committee and UK Steel Enterprise.