The Friends of the Eston Hills invite ALL to a ceremonial toast marking the return of Eston Nab to public ownership after 1000 years !
A site tour with Craig Hornby explaining the boundaries and the history, a proclamation of public ownership, a ribbon cutting ceremony with 2 guests of honour and a collective popping of the corks ! And a walk to Pit-Top if anybody fancies it!
Bring picnic, tipple of choice or good ol tea and biscuits! More info here www.estonhills.info
This vehicle is sat within the SSI / TataSteel site at Lackenby, it looks on the surface to be a Morris Commercial from the Dunkirk evacuations
In reality its a prop from the filming of Atonement at Redcar in 2006
This sign is probably at the distance limit of what I like to post, but it was such a nice example.
There are multiple version of the sign for F.W. Thompson & Son, Provisions Merchant. Established 1860.
The London Gazette has them going into liquidation in 1964.
Despite being heavily weathered, it appears to say “Rowntree Printers”
I don’t know when they closed, but the ‘CLEVELAND AND TEES-SIDE CRICKET LEAGUE. OFFICIAL HANDBOOK 1948’ was printed by F.A.Rowntree, Jubilee Printing Works, Marske-by-Sea
This old green box carries the inscripton “Lucy Oxford”. William Lucy renamed the Eagle Ironworks after himself in 1873. In the late 1880s they diversified into electrical products, Lucy Switchgear is still in business today.
This is what they would call a service pillar and it may be related to street lighting or telephones in the area, I suspect there are still a lot about although most are more modern versions than this one.
Thomas Richardson had acquired the Hartlepool Iron Works in 1847 and this bridge lintel is dated 1851. Although it doesnt appear to be structural as the surround bridge is much newer.
A friend at Network Rail informs me there is a 1940 steel deck built from old rails that carries no tracks.
The live line are carried by a modern steel slab deck installed in 1989.