The Wesleyan Methodist Chapel is Marske dates from 1860.
There are references to a Brunswick Chapel in the High Street, although i’m not 100% sure this is the same one ?
The methodist congregation moved to Hummershill Lane in 1966 and the building is currently residential.
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.
This sculpture of an ironstone miners ‘Midge’ lamp by Graham Anderton is still a work in progress and has not yet been officially unveiled.
At the end of July 2013 it looked like this on a metal base.
In fact when it first arrived in April 2013 there was a miner with tools sat on the edge as can be seen in this photo taken by Nekoglyph (presumably he may return)
When I passed by in early August its now sitting on top of a mine spoil heap.
Cleveland County Council
Opened on Friday 9 December 1977
The Rt Hon W T Rodgers MP Secretary of State for Transport
Chairman of Highways and Transportation Committee
Councillor Jim Tatchell BSc (Eng) F I E E
County Surveyor and Engineer
Edwin Shaw BSc.DIP.TP C.ENG. M.I.C.E.M.R.P.T.I
Contractor A. Monk & Co Ltd
The house dates from the late 1700’s and so does the gazebo. Until the early 1960s the house was owned by a doctor who held his surgeries there. The main house was split into two in the mid 1960s and my Aunt and Uncle have lived there since then. The cottage at the end may be older and may have been two residences since it had two staircases one of which has been removed. The gazebo would have provided a view of the sea beyond the garden wall.
The mock tudor timber framing originated from the battleships HMS Collingwood and HMS Southampton.
The 1882 HMS Collingwood wasÂ scrappedÂ by Hughes-BolckowÂ on theÂ TyneÂ in 1909.
The 1820 HMS Southampton was also broken up by Hughes-Bolckow at their newÂ Battleship Wharf in Blyth around 1912.
Hughes-Bolckow also made furniture from ships, such as these chairs from the Collingwood.
While walking in Linthorpe Cemetary I noticed this large obelisk erected to commemorate Thomas Carlton.
It includes the interesting inscription ‘Erected by theÂ blast furnacemen in recognition of deceased in the service as their secretary, more especiallyÂ in assiting to secure shorter hours of toil’
A little digging in the newspaper archives uncovered these details fromÂ his obituary on January 6th 1899.
Thomas Carlton was the Secretary of the Cleveland and South Durham Branch of the National Federation of Blast-furnacemen. Originally from Lincolnshire he moved to Cleveland in 1871 and workedÂ in the ironstone mines,Â presumablyÂ at Upleatham Mine as he was president of the MarskeÂ Institute when it opened in 1875.
He helped secure an 8 hour working day for blast furnacemen at Ormesby, Seaton Carew and Carlton IronworksÂ (reduced from 12 hours) around 1894.
The picture from the Flickr Photostream of Bolckow shows a banner featuring the same portrait.