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.
This small building was once the fire station for Redcar.
I don’t know exact dates it operated but its marked on an 1894 map.
One fire engine that may have been stationed here was a 1937 Leyland Cub that currently resides in a museum in the Nethelands.
Photos by Johan Van Bogg
Prompted by a comment about yesterdays stench pipe, I realised I had photographed another over a year ago and never used the photo.
I think at the time as I was undecided whether it was a stench pipe or an old lamp.
Its possibly shown in the right background of this old photo and theres nothing on top to indicate a lamp (although it could be a telegraph pole related to the railway line behind)
It’s nearly been a year since I last spotted a ‘new’ stench pipe in Redcar, so its quite unusual that this one is somewhere i’ve driven past every morning since 2008.
Its identical to the one at the other corner of the park, but has lost its upper section and been filled with concrete.