Lingdale in Newspapers; 1871-1881
The village of Lingdale was established in the 1870s when an Ironstone Mine was sunk nearby and accommodation was urgently needed for its expanding workforce. People seeking work had travelled from far and wide in an era often recalled as the Cleveland Klondike. Transient workers passed through but many other people set down roots within the shadow of the mine, forming a community and Lingdale was born.
The following articles have been extracted from local and national newspapers for the period 1871 to 1881. They illustrate the many trials and tribulations of its earliest settlers.
Researched and transcribed by John Knaggs, December 2021.
As a newcomer to the area and to ironstone mining, I had many questions in my mind about the communities that supported this industry.
The Queen's Commendation for Brave Conduct was awarded to eleven men after a roof fall in Kilton Mine, January 13th 1956
The following articles have been extracted from local and national newspapers for the period 1871 to 1881
A miner's tribute to his father