Large horses such as Shires and Cleveland Bays were still in use across Cleveland for well over 100 years, into the late 1950s. Robin, Bishop and Duke were the last at Lingdale and feature in this photo as well as the mosaic.
The mosaic was the idea of Lingdale Liftoff, funded by Coast and Country and created by GlynisJohnson and the children of Lingdale Primary in 2013 (according to the tiles around the outside)
Unfortunately the background is slightly damaged at the top left, but hopefully it can be repaired before before spreading to the main subject.
Lockdown continues to make adding to the site more tricky, but I was able to capture these images while out at work. He is located inside the grounds Lingdale Primary School, so should not be visited without permission.
A trappy boy/lad was a child as young as 12, who worked in the ironstone mines opening and closing the air ventilation doors as horses and mine tub passed.
The sculpture was the idea of the Lingdale Lift-off group and looks to the work of J. Godbold of Egton, who also made the ironstone statues at Boosbeck and Eston. He was originally intended to mark a footpath to Kilton Mine, hence pointing his finger.