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
Steve Hall, volunteer at the museum explains the stories behind a recent donation of personal documents to the museum.
We took Stan Binks' paintings to the places they depict
Celebrating Cleveland's Women during First World War and its Aftermath
Obituary for Lord Furness, article from The Times, 11 November 1912
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 for 18
1861 Census Records
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.
1848 was the start of mining ironstone from the Cleveland main seam at Skinningrove.
1851 Census Records
The development of ironstone mining in Cleveland in the second half of the 19th century resulted in a population explosion
1841 Census Records
Pigeons have been used since ancient times as carriers of messages and emblems of peace.
Mr Samuel Frederick Okey gives a record of the accidental meeting with Mr Anthony Lax Maynard at Skinningrove.
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.
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.