Listen with EKCO Radio Ghostsign, Middlesbrough

EKCO (Eric Kirkham Cole Limited) produced TVs and Radios from 1924 until 1960 although the brand name lived on into the 1970s. This shop on Parliament Road was once an electrical shop.

Ecko Ghostsign, Parliament Road Middlesbrough

The advert was revealed by the removal of a billboard around 2016 when it first appears on Google Streetview, it has visibly deteriorated since that point.

2016 Google Streetview

A complete copy of the same advert existed in Southamption, but this has since been hidden by a new building.

Oak Road Mosaic, Guisborough

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An oak tree once stood in this place on Oak Road in Guisborough.

The mosaic was funded by the Youth Opportunity Fund and created by Glynis Johnson and local children.

Oak Road Mosaic, Guisborough

It was unveiled in 2008 but has unfortunately become damaged in the 11 years since then, I’ve been unable to find a good image of it new but it can be seen in 2009 on Google Maps in much better shape.

Skelton History Group Walk – Guisborough alum works

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Sunday 18th August – (12) Guisborough alum works

Distance: 4 miles; Ascent 690ft; Duration: 4-4½ hours

Meet at 10:30am in the Fountain Street car park. This walk begins with a long, uphill stretch to get to the quarries that once formed part of Belman Bank alum works. Recent tree felling has made the extent of these quarries clearly visible. We will then walk through the wood to Cass Rock quarry, where further evidence of alum working can be seen. Our return route (downhill all the way!) will be via Butt Lane.

A charge of £2 per person will be made on each walk to offset the costs of Insurance. Please wear appropriate footwear and have clothing suitable for the likely weather conditions on that day. On the longer walks, it is suggested that you bring food and drink as we usually stop between midday and 1:00pm for a lunch break.

Further details can be had from: or by contacting Peter Appleton (Tel: 01287 281752)