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Upleatham Mine

We wondered as to why the constable was present? Mike Holliday tells us: ”This photograph shows miners at work at the recently filled in East Winning digging out Lost Pillars c. 1890. The men in the picture are from left to right:
PC Welburn, Jack Norman, Ben Hamer. PC Welburn as well as being the village policeman was also responsible for collecting due rents from the inhabitants of the house’s as owned by Pease & Partners. With the mine owners being a strict Quaker family – there was a ZERO tolerance on alcohol and gambling – ‘many a village’s “still” was raided and the tenants evicted in the name of Pease & Partners. PC Welburn died in 1910 due to pneumonia at the age of 52.”

Image courtesy of Cleveland Ironstone Mining Museum and thanks to Mike Holliday for that update.

Upleatham Mine Management (1904)

This image of the Upleatham Mine Management dating from 1904 was supplied by the great grand-daughter of William Hall, mining engineer; 1852 – 1942, at New Marske, from the original photograph with all named in William Hall’s handwriting. Looking at the midges on display this group also includes the working management of the mine, not just the topside management.

Back row (left to right): B. Robinson, J. ’Darkie’ Reed, Ralph Clark, Dan Bailey, Harry Bowes, Wilf Hardy, Henry Goldfinch.

Middle row: Pev Thompson, William Douthwaite, Walter Durance, J. Hood, William ‘Wood’ Sigsworth, ’Tiny’ Thirkettle.

Front row: William Hall, Joe Beaumont, William Howes, Christopher ‘Kit’ Heslop, William Durance, William Jones, John Bevan.

M. Foster tells us: “That’s my great great great granddad, William Howe I believe. He was born about 1828. Thanks for putting this photo on, giving me that chance to see him.”

Image courtesy of Cleveland Mining Museum and thanks to Mike Holliday and M. Foster for information and updates.

Upleatham Mine Visitors

This has to be either bizarre or this group were the owners and their families!  Who would visit an iron ore mine in walking out clothes!  All the same a very good image of the travelling drift at Upleatham, we are unsure as to why the tub would be on its side though! Paul Anderson tells us: ”The people to the far right are my great, great, great grand parents John (Jack) and Jane Pinchin of 86 Dale Street, New Marske. The photograph is circa 1915-1920. They came up from Manningford, Wiltshire in 1881 looking for work and had 12 children. There are still members of the Pinchin family in New Marske today. ”

Image courtesy of Cleveland Ironstone Mining Museum and thanks to Paul Anderson for that update.