Phoenix Sculpture, Dormanstown Primary

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This Phoenix Sculpture by Steve Tomlinson stands outside the new Dormanstown Primary Academy
Phoenix, Dormanstown Primary
As stated on the plaque it was donated by the Learning Team from the Newcastle Theatre Royal, presumably when the school was rebuilt, hence the Phoenix.
Phoenix, Dormanstown Primary
I previously captured the old school, previously known as Clara Lady Dorman being demolished in August 2011
Dormanstown Primary School (Demolished August 2011)

Frank Wild, Antarctic explorer.

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John Robert Francis Wild was born on the 10th of April 1873 in Skelton.

Wikipedia informs us :-

In 1901 he was a member of Robert Falcon Scott’s crew as an Able seaman on the Discovery, along with Ernest Shackleton who was then a sub-lieutenant.
He was with Shackleton on the Nimrod Expedition 1908–1909 and was a member of the team that crossed the Ross Barrier and Beardmore Glacier at a record latitude of 88º23’S.
In 1911 he joined Douglas Mawson’s Aurora expedition and was in charge of the western base on the Shackleton Ice Shelf.
He served as Shackleton’s second-in-command on Shackleton’s Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition (1914–1916).
He was second-in-command of the Shackleton–Rowett Expedition (1921–22).

A more extensive biography and photos can be found here

Frank Wild

I was always doomed to failure, trying to get a decent photo of something behind glass in a well lit building.

National Provincial Bank, Bronze Doors, 42 Albert Road

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These ornate doors on a bar at 42 Albert Road are from the National Provincial Bank, the 24 panels inscribed are with Greek lettering showing coins from the Mediterranean.
Middlesbrough, Baracuda Doors

The doors are from the late 1930s and were designed by W.F.C. Holden. A similar stainless steel version appears on the NatWest in Coventry

Coventry - Natwest Door Panels

Grosmont Heritage Trail and Local History Exhibition

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Earlier this year the Grosmont Business Group were successful in securing a Heritage grant from the North Yorkshire Moors National Park towards a village leaflet, heritage trail and local history exhibition. This has now been completed and installed in St. Matthew’s Church, within the village and we would like to take this opportunity to encourage people to visit the exhibition.
The leaflets are available from businesses within the village and link in with a simple trail with information panels outside of various buildings en-route.
The local history exhibition is permanently sited in the church, which is open daily, and gives details of the area’s geology, industry, Medieval and early history as well many snippets of social history relating to the village.
Please come along and visit the display, which we hope to expand in the future as part of the This Exploited Land project, again with the help of the National Park and help to highlight this most fascinating area.
Regards
Tammy Naylor

Reading Room, Appleton le Moors

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The reading room was first opened on Tuesday November 21st 1911,  funded by Joseph Page and built by Glasweigan-based company Speirs and Company

It fell into disuse around the 1940s but thanks to recent grants has been restored.

Appleton-Le-Moors Reading Room

The building is now back in regular use by Appleton Film Society and Appleton Book Club amongst others.

http://www.appletonreadingroom.org.uk/