The 6th set of Jim Roberts boots i’ve found, but theres still one more out there. This is the start of the Teesdale Way which goes to Dufton in Cumbria,
South Gare is entirely man made, it was constructed between 1866 – 1888, its 2.5 miles long and contains an estimatedÂ 5 million tons of slag from the local blast furnaces, which shows the vast size of the industry in that period.
This particular area contains some intact balls that havent been attacked by the sea or covered by sand and vegetation.
These plinths would each hold a Bofors 40mm anti-aircraft gun, there are a total of four at the location 14ft apart.
This concrete base with its stainless steel pin would have been used to mount a anti-tank spigot mortar, alsoÂ known as a “Blacker Bombard”
This one is almost buried by someÂ recent work nearby, but the pin still looks almost new.