This 17th century boundary marker would be a fine addition to Hidden Teesside, if it was there !
A report on the 6th April 2005 said it had been stolen. On the 8th April 2005 Police said “It had been removed by a man trying to protect it from theft. It will be returned to its position”
Parish meetings in 2008/2009 talks about getting it listed by English Heritage and having a replica made.
Nearly 10 years later there still appears to be a sign but no liberty stone, I can find no further references to it or any photos online, the only one being from the original 2005 news report
Does anyone know what became of it ? Clearly things don’t move quickly in Picton.
This clock and barometer in Staithes commemorate a local tragedy. George Hanson the Runswick Lifeboat Head Launcher died after saving a school boy and attempting to save a man in the harbour at Staithes.
The plaque reads :-
Erected to honour the memory of George Hanson, A Staithes fisherman who lost his life in a gallant attempt to rescue a drowning bather in a rough sea on Wednesday 28th August 1957.
Unveiled by Sir William Worlsey (4th Baronet of Hovingham and amateur first-class cricketer.) and dedicated by the Bishop of Whitby in 1959 (which would have been Philip Wheeldon at the time)
I have been totally unable to find any information on what this plaque at Sawdon relates to.
It looks very modern, but gives no detailed dates on names for the events it mentions. Just “Susan”
Can anyone shed any light on it ?
The Picton to Battersby Line was constructed 1857/1858 running via Stokesley
Passenger services ended in 1954 with freight continuing between Stokesley and Battersby until 1965.
Presumably it was 12 miles from this point to Picton Junction.
The inscription here is said to read “Francis Hartus to Repare this Yat and this Yattstead T.H. 1737” although the latter parts are difficult to make out today.
T.H. is Thomas Harwood a local road surveyor.
The “Yat” is the gate and the “Yatstead” the space covered by the swing of an opening “Yat”
A Phantom jet based at the major USAF base at Alconbury crashed in Lealholm at 09:40 on 27th April 1979.
This plaque is at the point the jet crossed the road before disintergrating and killing the Pilot – Major Donald Lee Schuyler and Navigator – Lt Thomas Wheeler
Full details of the crash can be found at Aircraft Accidents In Yorkshire
Long before any state benefits, friendly societies existed to help families financially during times of illness or death in return for a monthly payment. The plaque is above the door of the Shepherds Hall which dates from 1873 (now a tea room)
The branch (No. 1343) was actually established in 1861
They still exist today as the Shepherds Friendly Society, offering savings and insurance.
This photo was sent to me by Aaron late last year, from Maddison Street / Station Street Shildon.
Radios, Appliances, Electrical Components, Lamps, Fancyware, Toys, Bags, Crockery, Rugs, Mats, General Hardware Dealer, Paraffin.
I suspect it might be gone soon (if not already) as part of the building is already a house and windows have been installed.
Back in 2009 the whole lot was a shell and still had a shop front.
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 ?: