Large horses such as Shires and Cleveland Bays were still in use across Cleveland for well over 100 years, into the late 1950s. Robin, Bishop and Duke were the last at Lingdale and feature in this photo as well as the mosaic.
The mosaic was the idea of Lingdale Liftoff, funded by Coast and Country and created by GlynisJohnson and the children of Lingdale Primary in 2013 (according to the tiles around the outside)
Unfortunately the background is slightly damaged at the top left, but hopefully it can be repaired before before spreading to the main subject.
This mosaic on New Marske Methodist Church is the work of Helen Jane Gaunt and Derek Mosey, it was unveiled in July 2013 to mark 35 years of the New Marske branch and 120 years of the Girls Brigade worldwide.
The mosaic features the earlier Methodist tin chapel which was destroyed by fire in 1974, at the top left. At the top right is St Thomas Church, with the central image being a horse pulling at ironstone tub from the mines.
The crest at the bottom right with the cross and lamp is the Girls Brigade.
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