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Liverton Mines Pit

Liverton Mines Pit

Thanks to Joe Ward for this photo of the remains of Liverton Mines Pit.  Has it been taken from the shale tips?  I can see the lower end of Graham Street and of Downe Street.  Loftus is in the background at the other side of the valley.  When was it taken?

Boys At The Top

No going down these mine for these boys; they obviously worked in the offices of Pease and Partners at Upleatham Mine. Left to right: ”Darkie” Reed, Wilf Hardy, Harry Bowers, Ralph Clark, William Bailey. 
Image courtesy of Cleveland Ironstone Mining Museum, with thanks to Eric Johnson for the names update.

Banner

Banner

An Iron and Steel works banner for the Cleveland district. Do you know any more about it?
(photo courtesy of Ceveland Ironstone Mining Museum)

Site Picture

Site Picture

This I found very useful as if you like me had looked at various aerial photo’s of the steel works and wondered which part was which. Well wonder no more this photo tells all.

Working Plan

Cleveland Ironstone Mining Museum provided this plan of the workings of Boulby Ironstone Mine, but as Simon Chapman points out: ”If you read the small print at the bottom you will see that this is a plan of the workings of Boulby Mine. Grinkle Mine was to the south and much more extensive.”

Image courtesy of Cleveland Ironstone Mining Museum and thanks to Simon Chapman for the correcting update.

Rosedale

Rosedale

As the caption says Rosedale Mineral Railway 1860-1926, what more can I say?
(photo courtesy of Cleveland Ironstone Mining Museum)

Bloworth Crossing

Bloworth Crossing

The locomotive is an “p” class North Eastern Railway engine. built at Gateshead. the tender has L.N.E.R. painted on, so photo is after 1923. Bloworth crossing is near Ingelby Incline (Battersby to Rosedale mineral line).  Eric Johnson

(photo courtesy of Cleveland Ironstone Mining Museum)

Blakey Station

Blakey Station

A rather cold and lonely spot where was Blakey station?

Russ Pigott tells us: ”Blakey station was near where the Farndale road turns off the ‘Blakey Road’ There is still the wall of one side of the bridge which took the road over the railway. The ‘station’ was the junction where the Rosedale East and West Branches seperated. Nothing now remains of the buildings on the site.”

Thank you for that Russ I was hoping no one would say Blakey or wrists would have had to have been smacked!
(photo courtesy of Cleveland Ironstone Mining Museum, thanks to Russ Pigott for the update.)

Bus at Easington Church

Bus at Easington Church

Difficult to say which Company owned this bus, but if it was the Loftus Company, then they eventually went bust and their assets were obtained by Mr Keith Watson at Saltburn.  When his Bus enterprise failed they were all bought up by what went on to become The Saltburn Motor Services being taken over in  August 1974 by Cleveland Transit. This company in turn becoming part of the Stagecoach group which no longer serves East Cleveland. How the wheels turn.

Thanks to Chris Hall for his update.

Ingleby Incline on August 3rd, 1928

Ingleby Incline on August 3rd, 1928

Ingleby incline and all people available are posed for the camera.
Image courtesy of Cleveland Ironstone Mining Museum.