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,
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.
Another lost building from Rev. Atkinsons ‘History of Cleveland Ancient and Modern’. The 80 room seat of the Newcomen Family was started in 1625.
Sadly the building was demolished in the mid 1950s to make way for a school.
All that remains today is the stable block which was damaged by fire in August 2013
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
Upleatham Hall dated from the 17th century and was worked on over the years by John Carr , Sir Robert Smirke and Ignatius Bonomi. It was the seat of the Earl of Zetland.
In 1897 subsidence due to intentional ironstone mining lead to the house being demolished.
This decorative panel on the wall of a current building on the site looks like it might be part of the original.
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 ?
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