These knitted books appeared by the library way back in October 2011, long before the bigger Olympic or Diamond Jubilee pieces. They are still there as of 2013.
At the time no-one really knew what to make of it and the term ‘yarnbombing’ was never mentioned in the press report.
This new mosaic depicting Saltburns smuggling heritage was created by Helen Gaunt and Derek Mosey (who created the five mosaics at the station) with help from Huntcliff School students, Turning the Corner (TTC), Saltburn Foreshore Committee and UK Steel Enterprise.
This ‘NER’ stone is in the kerb outside Saltburn Railway station.
The station was originally opened in 1861 by the ‘Stockton and Darlington Railway’ which became part of the ‘North Eastern Railway’ in 1863 but it could date from then until 1923 when the ‘North Eastern Railway’ became the ‘London and North Eastern Railway’
The shop below is now a Boots, suggesting it got bought out into a chain at some point.
The journals of David Taylor have him working as an errand boy there in 1906.
Middleton Taylor’s manufacturing Chemists and Pharmacists of Station Street, Saltburn, that was my place of employment. The shop is still a chemists, now owned by Mr Langman
This mosaic doorway stands outside what is now Keith Sports, but was once the Saltburn grocer, wine and spirit merchant of W. Melliship.
Melliships is listed on Milton Street in the 1890 Bulmers directory and its listed on the 1899 Tetley advert below
Harry Gallagher tracked down this entry from the London Gazette which suggests they went bankrupt around 1917.
This piece of ‘graffiti’ appeared near the location of the Olympic Yarnbombing on the pier, although it later had a protective plastic cover installed to protect it (a touch ironic don’t you think)
This was one of the very first locations added to Hidden Teesside way back in January 2007.
This new information board includes a lot of information on his life and a drawing of the man himelf. Additionally it also credits the sculpture to Michael Johnson not just Hilary Cartmel as I originally stated.
The post is set into the ground with some of Saltburns trademark Pease bricks.
The board was unveiled by Mayor Denise Bunn on 17th December 2012
Alpha Place was Saltburns first street and existed between 1860 and 1901 before being demolished to allow Milton Street to be expanded.
The new stone is a copy of the original which is still on Marine Parade
The rear of the moument lists those who contributed to the monument (myself included)
The unveiled was performed by Cathleen Lynn, Callum Duff and Tony Lynn on Saturday 11th August 2012.