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.
This mosaic on New Marske Methodist Church is the work of Helen Jane Gaunt and Derek Mosey, it was unveiled in July 2013 to mark 35 years of the New Marske branch and 120 years of the Girls Brigade worldwide.
The mosaic features the earlier Methodist tin chapel which was destroyed by fire in 1974, at the top left. At the top right is St Thomas Church, with the central image being a horse pulling at ironstone tub from the mines.
The crest at the bottom right with the cross and lamp is the Girls Brigade.
This mosaic celebrating the heritage of Marske was unveiled in July 2019.
The mosaic was designed and built collectively by community groups, schoolchildren from Westgarth Primary School and Errington Primary School and artists Helen Jane Gaunt and Derek Mosey. The project was commissioned by local community group Marske in Bloom.