A lovely vintage photograph taken at Skelton Park mine, sadly I have no specific names or a date. A couple of points to note, many of the miners are carrying their own ‘midge’ lamps with a naked flame, rather than a Safety/Davy lamp that many people expect to see. Local mines rarely had explosive gases (although the […]
Saturday 20th of May saw a large turn-out of Cleveland Industrial Archaeology Society and Cleveland Mining Heritage Society members on a visit to Skelton Shaft Mine, the site is on private property and requires the landowners permission to visit. After a short walk from Skelton Park mine via the old firing range, the powder magazine was visited first, this is […]
Aged 22, Platelayer, crushed by tubs, Buried: Skelton in Cleveland, All Saints on 25 May 1875 Parish records image by kind permission of Teesside Archives.
Aged 25, Filler, he had lighted a powder shot and thinking the squib had missed returned to the face when the shot exploded and killed him. 1903 Mines Inspectors Report (Cd 2119), Durham District (No. 4) by R. D. Bain, H.M. Inspector of Mines, Page: 15 No. 213 on the list occurred at Stanghow Mines, […]
Skelton Library Wednesday May 17th 10.00am – 2pm FREE ADMISSION Displays from several community groups including: Skelton History Group Teesside Archives Cleveland Ironstone Mining Museum East Cleveland Image Archive Skinningrove History Group And many more Skelton Library 01287 650487 email@example.com
Tuesday: May 16th – Carlton & Kirby alum works – Duration 3-3½ hours Meet at Lordstones café car park (NZ 523 030), at the top of Carlton bank, at 10:30am. This is a route which combines two out-and-back walks; firstly, we head west to visit the site of Carlton alum works, and then head east […]
Aged 61, Horse Man, while engaged removing two trucks he got his foot fast in crossing points and the trucks went over him, Buried: Skelton in Cleveland, All Saints on 14 May 1883 Parish records image by kind permission of Teesside Archives.
David Stephenson has kindly allowed me to reproduce some photos he took at Skelton Park during the mid-1980’s. I have returned to the same points today and aligned the images as best I can, here’s the first one, you can use the slider to compare the two. The most noticeable difference is of course the […]
Aged 50, Miner, crushed between two tubs
One of the critical factors in the success of the industry in our project area was the construction of the Cleveland Railway, this was opened in November 1861 between the Skelton Old Shaft mines and Normanby Jetty, extending toward Boosbeck in 1862. Branches were also constructed to Slapewath, Stanghow and Aysdalegate mines. With the construction of […]