On Saturday 8 June there will be a Heritage Walk to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the formation of the Iron & Steel Institute. This date is also the anniversary of the discovery of iron ore in the Eston Hills in 1850.
The walk will start at 2pm and end at approx 5.30pm from starting point to returning to starting point.
1. Meet at Eston Hospital site on Eston High St (within easy reach of car parking) (directions will be given)
2. Mines Offices and Tip-Yard sites
3. California village
4. Ironstone inclines /Winding Drum site and minehorse stables at California
5. Hike up New Bank Incline
6. New Bank Head & Drift entrance
7. Walk tramway footpath to Lowther's Drift and Electric Fanhouse remains
8. Site of Agars Drift and Quarries.
9. 1871 Bridge and Guibal Fanhouse.
10. Ironstone Discovery site.
11. If time permits, on way back, via Old Bank site of first mine and opening ceremony
It is fully illustrated and full of unique info all the way.
The walk will be led by Craig Hornby of Pancrack Films, who is an expert on the history of the Eston Hills.
Please register with Sue on firstname.lastname@example.org
A poster with photos of some of the locations is downloadable below. If you can circulate this further or print and display it, that would be appreciated.