George Duck (and his descendants) ran the butchers in Grosmont from 1820, the date being engraved into the front of this shop.
It no longer serves as a butcher but the sign has been recently repainted as its tatty on the Google Street View images.
Join Simon Chapman, amateur industrial archaeologist, for an exploration of the original mine buildings and structures at what is now the Cleveland Ironstone Mining Museum and a tour of the nearby excavation of North Loftus Fan House. Simon, Secretary of the Cleveland Mining Heritage Society, is well known for his publications on the archaeology of the local area and accurate accounts detailing changes in the ironstone mining industry.
Cleveland Ironstone Mining Museum in Skinningrove is holding a heritage day event ‘Fossils and Fortunes’ at the Museum on Saturday 6th July 2013. Talks will include Ages Past, Plant Fossils at Marske Quarry, Alum Folk, Ironstone, Maps and Museums- William Smith, the Rotunda Museum and the Geology of the Yorkshire Coast and Protecting your Earth Heritage. Speakers include locally based specialists including Denis Golding of TVRIGS, Mike Windle (NE Yorkshire Geology Trust), Will Watts (Scarborough Museums Trust), John Waring (TVRIGS), Peter Appleton (Cleveland Ironstone Mining Museum) and Andy Cooper (TVRIGS). All welcome, but spaces limited booking required.
No formal charge, donations will be invited from the audience.
To book or for further information please contact Jean Banwell to book on 01287 642877 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org . Sandwich lunches can be ordered in advance.
One of my readers told me about this months ago (sorry I forget who) but I finally got around to visiting.
It certainly looks like a stench pipe, although its location is a little unusual as most of them tend to be either in built-up areas or near grand houses. This one stands in a relatively rural location at the edge of Great Ayton.
This building is currently occupied by the Saltburn Evangelical Church, although it’s 1887 date stone show its earlier incarnation as the Friends Meeting House.
It makes sense there would be a Quaker presence in Saltburn due to the influence of Henry Pease. Quaker worship started in Saltburn during 1869, an Allowed Meeting was created in 1873. It became a full Preparative Meeting in 1885 two year before this building, the Meeting closed in 1914.
The meeting house actually pre-dated the building of Leven Road as that doesnt exist on early maps.
The bridge to carry the Whitby, Redcar and Middlesbrough Union Railway over the valley at Staithes was originally built in 1875 but didn’t open to traffic until 1883. Extra braces were added in light of the Tay Bridge disaster in 1879.
Coastial erosion can be seen at work at Cowbar.
The road has actually been moved back from the cliff edge twice, with the oldest road currently in the process of going over the edge.
A detailed report of the ongoing monitoring of the area can be found here.