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.
This roadside water trough is now partially buried due to the roads and pavements rising over the years. Charles Head of Hartburn Hall was part of the Head Wrightson Company.
The plaque inside reads ‘Erected by Charles Arthur Head, Hartburn Hall, 1886″
Hartburn Hall was demolished in the 1930s and Jesmond Grove is now in this location.
A Panama Fairlead is normally found on the deck of a ship for securing ropes and cables.
The names found on this artwork are all ships from the fleet of Robert Ropner who donated the land to the people of Stockton.
Most of them are local placenames such as Ormesby, Crathorne, Danby and Swainby.
This cast iron fountain dates from the opening of the park in 1893
I read on the English Heritage website that the fountain was made by Carrons of Glasgow , but i’m not convinced.
It looks to be an exact match to the Model 51 from Walter Macfarlanes, Saracen Foundary catalogue who also made the bandstand.
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
Ralph Sparks Daylight Bakery was built in a striking Art Deco style in 1938
The building was designed by Robert Ridley Kitching and apparently used hot air from the bakery to heat the rest of the building
The factory closed in 1985 and has fortunately being converted into flats rather than demolished
This building on Dovecot Street was the offices of the Stockton & Middlesbrough Corporations Water Board.
The organisation became the Tees Valley Water Board around 1899 – 1900
The 1883 date stone and name of the original company are still visible.
It’s been pointed out to me that this was also the building that Radio Tees was based in between 1975 and 1992.