Wandering Kirkleatham

The storms have blown through, apart from a large Barn Owl patrolling the field margins, the industrial estate is deserted

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Kirkleatham 16 C 2

Westlidum – lid(e), Weslide, Westlidum, Westude 1068 DB

Livum 1221 Guis

Lisum 1268 Ebor

Kyrkelidun 1181 P  Kirkledom 1491 Sanct

The Place-Names of the North Riding of Yorkshire by A.H. Smith 1928

Teesside Steel – The Final Years

Teesside Steel

Teesside’s steel industry was born in the 1850’s and died in October 2015. Steelworker Mike Guess took it upon himself to record the final few years of iron and steel making on Teesside.  ..the mothball, restart and eventual closing of iron and steelmaking on Teesside was something that I was not going to fail to record. It was almost an obligation to future generations..

As well as Mike’s beautiful book there is currently a new exhibition, Steel Stories at the Kirkleatham Museum.