This mosaic celebrating the heritage of Marske was unveiled in July 2019.
The mosaic was designed and built collectively by community groups, schoolchildren from Westgarth Primary School and Errington Primary School and artists Helen Jane Gaunt and Derek Mosey. The project was commissioned by local community group Marske in Bloom.
One of several sets of badger sculptures installed in Brotton in May 2018 by the Brotton Improvement Group.
They are chainsaw sculptures by Steve Iredale and now stand at every approach to the village.
It was researched, designed and produced by the combined efforts of Skelton Villages Civic Pride, Redcar & Cleveland Council’s Community Development staff, the Skelton History Group, pupils at Skelton Primary School and Community artists Helen Jane Gaunt and Derek Mosey.
Skelton Through The Ages 1086 – 2017
1086: The Domesday Book records the manor of Skelton
Arms of de Brus: Robert de Brus built the first castle in 12th Century
Skelton Castle: building the present castle began in 1788
Medieval agriculture: farming was an important part of village life for centuries
The old Parish Church: built 1785/86 on the foundations of the 13th Century church
A miner and his lamp: the ironstone mining boom in Skelton began in the 1860s
The High Street and a new Parish Church followed in the 1870s and 1880s
A Cleveland Bay horse, England’s oldest breed, pulling a milk cart
A Swift flying overhead: their screams are a typical sound of summer
The War Memorial: commemorating the dead of two World Wars
The Cleveland Way: opened in May 1969
The Whipping Post: public punishment on the village green
Ringrose Community Orchard: a new development, the heritage of the future
Children dance round the Maypole in front of the old Infants’ School
A sword dancer performing the Long Sword dance
2017 – Planted tubs and a new tree reflect the latest changes
The solider was first erected in 2014 to mark the 100th anniversary of the start of World War 1.
Woollen medals knitted by the Great Ayton Knit and Knatter group are put on the soldier on the day each one was killed, also a minutes silence is held at the village war memorial on the exact centenary of their death.
The project will continue into 2018 by which time all 50 who were killed will have been remembered.