This line of phone boxes behind the Town Hall are a Grade II Listed Building
They no longer contain any telephones and have been adopted by the council. The K6 was designed by Gilbert Scott to celebrate King George V’s silver jubilee in 1935
This foundation stone was laid by Ald. Isaac Fidler. Mayor of Middlesbrough 24 October 1883. G.G. Hoskins F.R.I.B.A Architect. E. Atkinson. Contractor
Isaac Fidler was 28th Mayor and appears to have been a stonemason. A capsule exists under the foundation which contains a map of the town, corporation year book, coins, newspapers and a copy of Middlesbrough and Its Jubilee .
The ballfinial stone on the spire of the tower of these buildings was fixed by councillor Thomas Sanderson, Mayor of Middlesbrough, 29 December 1887. G.G. Hoskins F.R.I.B.A Architect. E. Atkinson. Contractor
Thomas Sanderson was 33rd Mayor.
This town hall and municipal buildings were opened by their Royal Highnesses the Prince and Princess of Wales 23rd January 1889. Raylton Dixon Esq J.P.D.L. Mayor. George Bainbridge Esq, Town Clerk. G.G. Hoskins Esq F.R.I.B.A Architect.
Road signs for C-Roads are something of a rarity as they shouldn’t really exist. Nothing below a B-road is supposed to be named on signposts.
Generally if they exist its probably an administrative error, and here’s a local example.
Prompted by a comment about yesterdays stench pipe, I realised I had photographed another over a year ago and never used the photo.
I think at the time as I was undecided whether it was a stench pipe or an old lamp.
Its possibly shown in the right background of this old photo and theres nothing on top to indicate a lamp (although it could be a telegraph pole related to the railway line behind)
Although there was an ironstone mine immediately adjacent at Cragg Hall, this is modern and is presumably also from the shaft sinking of Boulby Potash mine in the 1970s like the nearby grab.
The link appears to be Peter Roberts, ex-manager of Boulby who lived in Brotton (sadly he appears to have passed away just a couple of years ago)
For comparison, here’s the 1800’s ironstone kibble at Pinchinthorpe.