Bogg Hall Rising is the resurgence of both the River Dove and Hutton Beck from their underground courses.
Entry into the flooded cave itself is only suitable for very experienced cavers.
The York Caving Club and North Yorkshire Moors Caving Club also discovered Excalibur Pot, a large cave system nearby. Permits are available for BCA-registered caving clubs.
Probably the closest to home entry the website will ever see. I found this whist digging the garden a few months ago and have gradually cleaned it from a blob of rust into a recognisable button.
After a little investigation I believe it to World War 1 General Service Corps button,
Heres a mint example from Cold War Warrior
After the series of lost buildings, you might be wondering why i’m posting an existing one ?
The sharp-eyed will notice the top of the tower doesn’t look like it does today, that’s because the 1866 / 1867 original caught fire on Easter Sunday 1902 and the roof burnt off. Once you know this it’s obvious that the current top is a totally different type of stone.
Shipbuilder and mine owner Charles Mark Palmer bought the run-down Grinkle estate in 1865 and the building shown in Rev. Atkinsons ‘History of Cleveland Ancient and Modern’ was demolished in 1881.
The replacement is now a popular hotel and wedding venue.
Continuing the series of lost buildings from Rev. Atkinsons ‘History of Cleveland Ancient and Modern’. Marton Hall was built for ironmaster Henry Bolckow in the 1850s
After falling into disrepair, it remained in Stewart Park until demolition started, during which on the 4th June 1960 it burnt down, a mystery which was only recently solved in 2012
All that remains today is the collonade.
Another image from Rev. Atkinsons ‘History of Cleveland Ancient and Modern’ that shows a hugely different scene from today in the village of Grosmont, now known for the steam trains. This shows a heavy industrial scene with blast furnaces for producing iron which remained until 1892.
Some pieces of the blast furnaces do still stand in the car-park which I visited back 2010
A day-off today for a couple of items founds in the bottom of a North Yorkshire cave last night.
Can anyone help with identification of the bowl ?
I thought perhaps for jam/marmalade at the breakfast table ?
How about a date on this jar ?
1950s / 1960s ?
Captain John Bell was transporting coal on the SS Thordis off Beachy Head on February 28th 1915 when his boat was attacked by a German submarine.
With his unarmed ship he managed to ram the periscope and became the first to sink a U-boat, the captain and his crew were given a total reward of £860, the equivalent of £75,000 today.
His Distinguished Service Order medal and engraved watch came up for action in 2013.
This grave has also been restored by Friends of Redcar Cemetery, their Chairman Ged Fleming add :-
The monies needed for the refurbishment of Capt Bell’s memorial was provided by a Nationwide collection through the Merchant Navy Association by a Stockton member Billy McGee.We recommended a stone mason and arranged for a dedication service attended by Capt Bell’s family.One of the family brought a bottle of beer which rested against the stone for three year before it disappeared