The Lingdale Institute was erected in 1911/12 and cost £1,800.
The cost was mainly covered by mine owners Pease & Partners and contained Reading, Billiard, Games Rooms
It appears the inscription was concreted over at some point, thanks to M Watson for confirming that this happened during the war to help stop the German’s knowing the area they were in if they were shot down for example.
Also a wing on the right has been removed.
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
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 email@example.com . Sandwich lunches can be ordered in advance.
This recently erected sculpture and information board commissioned by Lingdale Lift Off Community Group records the cycling heritage of Lingdale.
Lingdale Cycling Club had its own cycling track in the late 1800s as shown on this map, although the original was covered by the shales waste from the ironstone mine.
It was then relocated to the south of the mine site as shown on early 1900s maps.
Boulby was a relatively short-lived and small mine compared to many in the area as it was bounded by Loftus and Grinkle mines and the sea. It still claimed the lives of several workers.
Amongst them Joseph Cook who was killed April 10th 1918.
The Temperance movement was strong in the late 1800’s, often helped by Quaker mine owners such as Pease who preferred their employees to be here instead of drinking themselves silly in the local pubs.
The dedication stone is very worn, but I interpret it as :-
Laid by W Lapsley Marske
On behalf of Plant of Renown Lodge
I.O.G.T. June 11 1877
William Lapsley is listed on 1881 census in Zetland Terrace in Marske as a ‘Temperance Missionary’ and he has links to the Pease family.
I.O.G.T stands for International Organisation of Good Templars who would have been active in the Temperance movement at this time.
“Plant of Renown” is the name given to this Loftus Lodge, which comes from Ezekiel 34:29 – ‘And I will raise up for them a plant of renown, and they shall be no more consumed with hunger in the land, neither bear the shame of the heathen any more.’
Other local lodges were “Charltons Excelsior” at Margrove Park, “Hope of Lingdale”, “Star of Brotton” “Dawn of Peace” and “Star of Hope”