Eston: The Impact of Ironstone Mining in the first Decade (1850 - 1861)
As a newcomer to the area and to ironstone mining, I had many questions in my mind about the communities that supported this industry.
Kilton Pit Bravery Award
The Queen's Commendation for Brave Conduct was awarded to eleven men after a roof fall in Kilton Mine, January 13th 1956
Lingdale in newspapers 1871 - 1881
The following articles have been extracted from local and national newspapers for the period 1871 to 1881
Ironstone Memorial Cross
A miner's tribute to his father
A new collection of personal documents
Steve Hall, volunteer at the museum explains the stories behind a recent donation of personal documents to the museum.
Stan Binks: Art in Real Life
We took Stan Binks' paintings to the places they depict
Women’s History Month Celebrating Cleveland’s Women
Celebrating Cleveland's Women during First World War and its Aftermath
Lord Furness Obituary
Obituary for Lord Furness, article from The Times, 11 November 1912
Women behind the scenes of the mining villages – keeping it afloat!
To celebrate Women’s History Month and International Woman’s Day, we believe it is vital to showcase the important work done by the women who belonged to our mining villages.
Skinningrove Census 1871
Skinningrove census for 18
Skinningrove Census 1861
1861 Census Records
Gunpowder Under the Bed
In the 19th & early 20th centuries mining was one of the most dangerous occupations in the United Kingdom.
In the late 19th century many working men including ironstone miners would have smoked a clay tobacco pipe.
Where did all the men come from
1848 was the start of mining ironstone from the Cleveland main seam at Skinningrove.
Skinningrove Census 1851
1851 Census Records
Housing the Miners
The development of ironstone mining in Cleveland in the second half of the 19th century resulted in a population explosion
Skinningrove Census 1841
1841 Census Records
Pigeons have been used since ancient times as carriers of messages and emblems of peace.
The Discovery of Ironstone at Skinningrove
Mr Samuel Frederick Okey gives a record of the accidental meeting with Mr Anthony Lax Maynard at Skinningrove.
Stan Binks Collection
A series of 23 paintings has been donated to the museum by the family of Stan Binks.
This vehicle in the museums collection was last used at Lumpsey Mine in Brotton around 1920.
Spooky tales from the ironstone mines
Working as an ironstone miner was a dangerous job. Underground in dark and dirty environments, it was understandable that miners were prone to some superstitions when it came to their working life.