In recent years members of the Cleveland Mining Heritage Society have been clearing, identifying and exploring some of the mines along the Esk Valley. This is a rare chance to see some images and hear about the work undertaken by the group in association with the landowners. Simon Chapman, author of Grosmont and its Mines, Commondale Mine etc. wiil tell the story of some of these mines and give a glimpse of a moment in time long since hidden.
The talk will be held in St. Matthew’s Church, Grosmont at 7pm on Friday 9th September, at the start of the national heritage weekend. Tickets cost £3, refreshments will be provided and all proceeds go towards the church, which incidentally sits on top of some of the earliest of Cleveland’s ironstone mines.
The wave was constructed from local sea glass by Stuart Langley for the 2015 Lumiere Festival in Durham.
The frame was constructed by MIDS, who’s premises it now stands outside.
In the days of steam trains, water columns would have been a familiar sight at many stations. The arm would swing out and allow the water in the tender to be topped up.
This one dates from 1907 when the line was part of the North Eastern Railway (NER)
Its no longer operational and the tank is now full of mud.
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.