I’ve known about the Stench Pipe on Park Avenue for years.
However I only recently became aware of two more of a different design, a very short distance away. The first in the back alley between Beech and Elm Road.
A second base is in the adjacent back alley between Beech and Lime Road.
Metallurgist John Edward Stead bequeathed his home ‘Everdon’ to Redcar Borough Council in 1923 and it opened as the Stead Memorial Hospital on 26th July 1929 (plaque is dated 1928)
It was extended and altered over the years, but the original house was still visible.
The plaque below marked wards added in 1954 and opened by the Bishop of Whitby, Rev W H Baddeley
A further refurbishment opened in June 1991
It closed in 2010 when a new hospital was built and was demolished 2013
The staircase is currently for sale from an architectural salvage company
I don’t recall the date this was demolished, but two buildings have stood on the site at the top of Redcar Lane and Lord Street since.
St David’s Nursing Home which replaced this, burned down on August 20, 2004 and the building was a burnt out shell for many years until a new Nursing Home St Peter’s Court was finished around 2014.
These old advertisement have been revealed by the removal of a billboard near the Lobster Hotel.
The Benson and Hedges poster is fairly obvious, but what about the one on the left ?
Someone serving bread rolls in a uniform, but what for ? Flights or Railways ? 1980s ?
What looks like “Darlington to” in text made me think trains, but the logo doesn’t look like a British Rail one.
Can anyone identify it ?:
The Dewhirsts factory shop closed down around 2013 after numerous name changes to Impression and finally AJ’s Outlet.
(I think they actually stopped manufacturing clothes there in the late 1990s)
As of late 2015 the site is being cleared
Apologies for the low light camera phone picture, but its rare not to find it blocked by parked cars.
The mural has had a tough start to life, being vandalized within 24 hours of being painted and later blown down by high winds.
Roseberry Square library has a new plaque that marks the location of the First World War, Royal Naval Air Station.
Erected by the Friends of Redcar Cemetery, the plaque was unveiled by John H Watson, Author of ‘Aces High at Redcar’ on 4th July 2015
Its always a happy day when someone brings a new stench pipe in your home town to your attention (well it is for me anyway). This excellent example even stands on its own mini-roundabout.
This brings the count to 10 in Redcar, although I feel there must still be more hiding in plain sight.