Wednesday 27th July, meets 10:30am at Farm Direct Country Store, Easington.
Its always good to come back to an old favourite subject, I must have driven past this one hundreds of times without ever noticing. So thanks to John Rymer for pointing it out.
This relic of an earlier drainage system in New Marske is now being re-used as a planter for flowers.
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”
This well stands immediately outside St. Thomas’ Church Glaisdale.
It is marked with a ‘W’ on old ordnance survey maps, but I can find no further information on if it has a name or any other significance.
This quern used for grinding flour, sits near the entrance to St. Thomas’ Church Glaisdale
Unfortunately i’ve been unable to find any further information on where it came from or how old it is.
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
Lealholm only had a Quaker cemetery until St. James’ Church was built around the turn of the century by Sir Francis Ley.
Before that burials were either at Danby or Glaisdale and this building housed the village hearse.
I think the date stone reads MDCCCLVI (1856)
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.
Metallurgist John Edward Stead bequeathed his home ‘Everdon’ to Redcar Borough Council in 1923 and it opened as the Stead Memorial Hospital on 26th July 1929 (plaque is dated 1928)
It was extended and altered over the years, but the original house was still visible.
The plaque below marked wards added in 1954 and opened by the Bishop of Whitby, Rev W H Baddeley
A further refurbishment opened in June 1991
It closed in 2010 when a new hospital was built and was demolished 2013
The staircase is currently for sale from an architectural salvage company
I’ve been hanging onto these photos for over 15 years, I didn’t work directly on the reline project, but set up a database which held documents and photos for them.
Now that the database and the blast furnace are gone, hopefully there should be no issue with me sharing them.
Hope it brings back memories of happier times in the steel industry and would love to hear from anyone pictured.
Full album of 49 photos below :-
I’ve always wondered why the guy at the end appears to be photoshopped in.