Sinterlation was installed at the end of April 2013 as part of the redevelopment of Redcar seafront.
The base features some boats to represent the towns fishing history and some steel chains for the local iron and steelmaking heritage. ‘Sinter’ is a mixture of iron ore, limestone and coke used to feed a blast furnace.
In the background are the re-installed penguins, still in black plastic at the moment.
Fish Swallowing Bird (when viewed from the correct angle) was designed by Mick Thacker and erected in September 2005.
It stands on the site where Dodshons Fountain was located between the opening of the park in 1893 and 1994
Stockton Almshouses were built around 1897 with the foundation being laid by Mayor Thomas Walton on 26th October 1896.
Theres an inscription somewhere that I missed which reads :-
Situation the east side of the High Street, rebuilt 1816 with a sum of money
bequeathed for that purpose by George Brown Esq, were sold and taken down AD 1896.
These buildings were erected with part of the purchasers money AD 1897”
The building is currently shuttered up and I cannot find any information on what the future holds for it, although it is a Grade II listed building.
Below is the Evening Gazette report of the 1896 ceremony.
Bute Street in Stockton was built to house workers in the late 1800s
Due to single private ownership the residents were not allowed to modernise the properties, so theres no pebbledash, PVC windows. As such most of the houses are pretty much as they looked when originally built.
The street still has its old enamel sign, old style lamps and cobbles.