A Brief History Of Redcar & Surrounding Areas

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About Redcar and surround area.

Redcar in Cleveland is situated on the North East coast of England. Redcar's coastline runs along the North Sea to the East of the River Tees and Middlesbrough.

To the of south of Redcar is the market town of Guisborough and the beautiful North Yorkshire Moors National Park and to the East is Marske-by-the Sea and Saltburn-by-the-Sea.
The Cleveland Hills are to the south and were mined for iron ore in the 19th & 20th centuries, hence our iron industry was born, and Warrenby was built to house the iron workers and their families. It has sadly been knocked down now, much to the despair of the people who quite happily lived there.

From Saltburn to Redcar, and onto the South Gare the sands stretch for 8 miles, although some has disappeared over the years through nature. Some of the sand disappearance slowly over the years has slowly exposed more rocks but it adds to the character of the view. A great effort has been made to keep the sand at the Marske end of Redcar by the installation of groins, which have been very effective and the sand is steadily covering them.

Cottages in Dorman Crescent, Dormanstown (an area of Redcar) were the first homes built in England for local pensioners. Later Dormanstown was built for the steelworkers of Dorman Long.

The local Golf Club was the first club formed in Yorkshire and is one of the few links courses in the country. It is still going strong, having had a new building built off Majuba Road.
On the way to the South Gare Lighthouse, the SSI Steel Complex is on the west side. The Gare which is at the mouth of the River Tees is popular with bird watchers and anglers and people who just like to site see and watch the ships of all sizes sailing up and down the river. A good old favourite of many is a place called 'Paddy's Hole', (so called because of the many Irishmen who helped build the South Gare) which is a small inlet of the river, and the anchorage for many small craft.

In winter the mudflat's of Bran sand, the beaches of Coatham Sands and the wetlands of Coatham Marsh, opposite Warrenby, are sanctuary for thousands of birds and are designated as a Sight of Special Scientific Interest and a Special Protection Area. In addition the sand dunes and marshes are home to many rare plants and insects.

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Article By: The Eye Magazine

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