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Lingdale Mine – Stone Catcher

A lovely clear photograph of Claphow Road with Stone catching bridge demolished in the 1950’s; but when in the 1950’s ? Any advice is welcome.

George Searle tells us: “I remember my sister Enid and I walking under this and one of the buckets over tipped spilling its load onto the road just in front of us. After that each time we walked down the road we made sure that no full buckets were crossing overhead.”

Alan Etherington advises: “I recall standing just about where the photographer was standing waiting for a bus to Gerrick. Later in life, 1961, I worked on a building site on Lakes Estate, Redcar, when I was straight out of school and one Horace Marson was said to have bought the vast spoil heap and was using it to fill in the footings of the houses being built. So the bridge would have gone by then.”

Thanks to George Searle and Alan Etherington for the updates.

1 comment to Lingdale Mine – Stone Catcher

  • Alan Etherington

    I recall standing just about where the photographer was standing waiting for a bus to Gerrick.
    Later in life, 1961, I worked on a building site on Lakes Estate, Redcar, when I was straight out of school and one Horace Marson was said to have bought the vast spoil heap and was using it to fill in the footings of the houses being built. So the bridge would have gone by then.

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