A series of concrete tanks were installed around the year 2000 with high surface area plastic media filtering the mine water, and ochre sludge is collected in the two-metre deep tanks.
Some of the plastic filters can be seen discarded by the side.
But the maintenance problems associated with the tanks and media becoming clogged were not initially appreciated and it no longer operates, with the beck still being stained by mine water.
The original of this plaque was produced in 1974 to mark the centenary of the Skinningrove Iron and Steelworks
It was designed by Cec Gorman and still hangs in the Tata Steel offices.
This replica was unveiled on Wednesday 14th May 2014 by his widow, Betty.
Join Simon Chapman, amateur industrial archaeologist, for an exploration of the original mine buildings and structures at what is now the Cleveland Ironstone Mining Museum and a tour of the nearby excavation of North Loftus Fan House. Simon, Secretary of the Cleveland Mining Heritage Society, is well known for his publications on the archaeology of the local area and accurate accounts detailing changes in the ironstone mining industry.
Cleveland Ironstone Mining Museum in Skinningrove is holding a heritage day event ‘Fossils and Fortunes’ at the Museum on Saturday 6th July 2013. Talks will include Ages Past, Plant Fossils at Marske Quarry, Alum Folk, Ironstone, Maps and Museums- William Smith, the Rotunda Museum and the Geology of the Yorkshire Coast and Protecting your Earth Heritage. Speakers include locally based specialists including Denis Golding of TVRIGS, Mike Windle (NE Yorkshire Geology Trust), Will Watts (Scarborough Museums Trust), John Waring (TVRIGS), Peter Appleton (Cleveland Ironstone Mining Museum) and Andy Cooper (TVRIGS). All welcome, but spaces limited booking required.
No formal charge, donations will be invited from the audience.
To book or for further information please contact Jean Banwell to book on 01287 642877 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org . Sandwich lunches can be ordered in advance.
A group has been started to raise awareness and hopefully funding to safeguard the future of the Skinningrove Jetty
Preserving the historical structure is certainly a cause I can fully get behind. Sadly despite the effort of one councillor for many years, certain other members of the council appear to see it as little more than an inconvenience rather than an important piece of local history and an asset which people enjoy.
Saturday 20th October at 2 pm. at Cleveland Ironstone Mining Museum, Simon Chapman is giving a talk entitled “Getting the Stone”
Esther Cleveland (September 9, 1893 – June 25, 1980) was the daughter of American president Grover Cleveland, she is the only child of a President to have been born in the White House.
Esther married Captain William Bosanquet in 1918, who became the manager of Skinningrove Iron Works after fighting in the First World War, they lived in Kirkleatham Old Hall which is now a museum.
This 1934 newspaper article from America newspaper pictures her outside the Hall, Esther returned to America in 1966 after the death of her husband and is buried in New Hampshire
Their daughter was the British philosopher Philippa Foot.