The recent uncovering of the petrified forest at Redcar has been the subject of much media attention, with news crews and visitors swarming over the beach taking photos.
The last time I remember seeing it, was back in the early days of this website in 2007 when there was only me taking photos, although to be honest it was nowhere near as spectacular as this time around.
I don’t think at this time anyone has been able to confirm any age or identity of the ship. A list of possibilities can be found here :- http://www.redcar.org/shipwrecks-part-1/
With the huge number of wrecks that occurred in the past, its going to be difficult to know.
|03/11/1807||During heavy gales, no less than 17 ships became stranded on Coatham sands.|
|02/02/1831||On this date 12 vessels were driven ashore at Coatham sands with dozens of lives lost. Wreckage from these vessels was evident along the beaches of Redcar and Marske.|
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
This Phoenix Sculpture by Steve Tomlinson stands outside the new Dormanstown Primary Academy
As stated on the plaque it was donated by the Learning Team from the Newcastle Theatre Royal, presumably when the school was rebuilt, hence the Phoenix.
I previously captured the old school, previously known as Clara Lady Dorman being demolished in August 2011