Saltburn Urban District Council has existed since 1894, while Redcar only became a Borough in 1922, so this marker post must have been placed after that date. Neither have existed since the formation of the ‘County Borough of Teesside’ in 1968.
It may have been required to mark the boundary when the Coast Road was first opened in 1923, although this could be a later marker.
This sign is visible on the side of Coopers Chemists in Great Ayton. Its still fairly clear and I read it as :-
Wm Pearson, Builders & Depot for Builders Materials
In the 1901 census there is a William Pearson, 52 Builder Contractor living at Well Cottage. He built the terrace known as Pearson Ville and also the house that became the Worthy Pearsons shop owned by his descendants.
Originally opened in 1861 as the Cleveland Fire and Brick Company. The Commondale Brick & Pipe Works traded from the late 1880s until 1947. Much of the village is built from their products including Ness Terrace.
On the gable at the railway station end is a buff stone carrying the date 1903 and the letter “N”, perhaps for the name “Ness” if the builder named the Terrace after themselves ?
What is quite remarkable is that there appears to be a photograph of the plaque actually being made, seen below from the East Cleveland Image Archive.
The plaque funded by the Police Memorial Trust was recently unveiled to commemorate PC William Henderson, who died on 14 April 1893 when he was shot at close range by a man he was trying to disarm while trying to take into custody.
On 9th May, the verdict on John Harry Gould (33) was :- Wilful murder whilst insane. Prisoner to be detained during Her Majesty’s pleasure.
Murders were very rare at this time and news reports suggest it was only the second in Middlesbrough, after Mary Copper in 1884
This sign is visible on Grange Road for a working mens club that was known as the “Nash Club”
The National Reserve Headquarters Limited was founded on 19 Apr 1913, I don’t know its exact closure date but accounts seem to exist until 2000.
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