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Liverton Mines Miners 1921

This cutting part of Mervyn’s collection of images shows a selection of surface workers for Liverton Mine. The Archive would welcome any information about the cutting and possible additional information about those featured (the Archive can already trace several through the 1911 Census).

Image (a cutting from ‘The Cleveland Standard’ dated 24th January 1951) courtesy of Mervyn Brown, thanks to John Knaggs for the dating information.

Demolition of Liverton Mine Chimney


We have another copy of the demolition of the chimney at Liverton Mine, which gives the date of the event as Tuesday 24th August 1926. But it is interesting to compare the quality of the two images; our original  ’Liverton Mine’ is of much poorer quality!
Image courtesy of The Pem Holliday Collection.

Liverton Mine

Liverton Mine around 1900. The round housing for the Guibal Mine Ventilating Fan is in the centre of the photograph. The tall steam hoist for raising wagons to the kilns is towards the left. One of the pylons for the aerial ropeway to the shale tip is towards the front of the photograph with a bucket on its way to the tip.

Image courtesy of George Pearson.

Landscaping Begins

A bulldozer on top, levels Liverton Mine shale heap. Can our knowledgeable viewers will tell us the year this happened? Karl Dale advises: ”I think it was flattened in 1984/1985, my dad is the one on the bulldozer”.

Image courtesy Eric Johnson and thanks to Karl Dale for the update.

Last Winter View

The last winter view, before Liverton Mines shale heap was altered forever.

Image courtesy of Eric Johnson.

Liverton Mine Shale Heap

Liverton Mines shale heap, photograph taken from Kiltonthorpe, the summer before it was reduced in height and landscaped.

Image courtesy of Eric Johnson.

Liverton Mine

A George Skilbeck postcard of Liverton Mine, sunk by the New London Company about 1871  and closing in 1923, the eventual owners were Cargo Fleet Iron Co. Southbank. That answers the question often posed as to why Liverton Mines was often referred to as New London. George Nicholson comments: “I’ve lived at Liverton Mines since 1967 and still cannot believe the work that went on there. I will never understand why thy decided to cover the shale tips. Apart from the history of the area they made nothing but a mess.”

Image courtesy of Joan Jemson, thanks to Mark Nicholson for the update.

Liverton Mines Pit

This image of the remains of Liverton Mines Pit has 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.  Can anybody assist with when was it taken?

Image courtesy of Joe Ward.

Liverton Mine

A rather good shot of Liverton Mine, waiting for someone out there to advise where it was taken from.

Image courtesy of Mike Holliday.

Liverton Mine

As the caption on the photograph says – Liverton Mines chimney stack felled on Tuesday 24th August 1926 – obviously a well attended event. Nowadays ‘elf and safety’ would have a field day!!

Image courtesy of the David Linton Collection, the Pem Holliday Collection and others.