Yarm South African Wars Plaque

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This plaque commemorates the 8 local men who served in what is now known as the Second Boer War between 1899–1902

Yarm South African Wars Plaque

1st P.W.O. 19th Yorkshire Regiment:
Corp. George Temple Todd
Pte. Thomas William Baldridge
Pte. Matthew Henry Dawson
Pte. Albert Vickers Wilson
Pte. Henry Thomas Fisher

Imperial Yeomanry:
Tpr. Edward Holt
Tpr. Hereward Sadler

also Pte. Owen O’Shaughnessey, 3rd P.W.O. Yorkshire Regt. who was killed at the Battle of Paardeberg, Feb. 18th, 1900.

Stockton and Darlington Railway Centenary Plaque, Yarm

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This plaque was erected by the residents of Yarm in 1925 on the 100th anniversary of the Stockton and Darlington Railway.
Stockton and Darlington Railway, Yarm
It lists the residents of Yarm involved. Thomas Meynell (Chairman), Benjamin Flounders,(a quaker industrialist) Jeremiah Cairns (listed as Meynells steward and agent), Richard Miles (a quaker lead agent) and Thomas Miles.
A engraving of ‘Locomotion No.1’ is at the top.

Ship Inn and Hughes Bolckow, Marske

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The Ship Inn is a Grade 2 listed building built in 1932
Ship Inn, Marske
This fascinating photo shows a half-built Ship with the original still in place

The mock tudor timber framing originated from the battleships HMS Collingwood and HMS Southampton.

The 1882 HMS Collingwood was scrapped by Hughes-Bolckow on the Tyne in 1909.800px-HMS_Collingwood_(1882)

The 1820 HMS Southampton was also broken up by Hughes-Bolckow at their new Battleship Wharf in Blyth around 1912.

South 1912

Hughes-Bolckow also made furniture from ships, such as these chairs from the Collingwood.


British Steel House, Redcar 1977

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I recently acquired a document from 1977 that was given to staff of the newly built Steel House.
Theres no longer a large canteen and kitchen and the branch of Barclays Bank is long gone, however the hessian walls are still here !

Steel House

There were some teething troubles in late 1977 as only one lift was operational due to a strike by the national lift maintenance engineers.

A ‘modern’ office like this must have been quite something at the time as a series of open day was held in early 1978 with 1000+ friends and family visiting the building.