Errington Woods Ironstone and Railways

I shall be leading a walk through Errington Woods on Sunday afternoon 29th July looking at the ironstone mining and railway remains. It will start from the car park near the junction of Sandy and Grewgrass Lanes above New Marske at 1 p.m.
It has been arranged by the local branch of the Stephenson Locomotive Society but is open to anyone who wishes to come along. The walking will be along well made paths but could be muddy in places depending on the summer weather, and may take 2 – 3 hours.
Hope to see you there,
 Simon Chapman.

Mining/quarrying relic

Hope this is of some interest enclosed in this article are some pictures of a copper pricker.
This was given to me by a friend it came from a cottage in Egton bridge,the cottage was called Delves cottage.
The name of the possible owner was Arthur Readman Spencley he was a stone mason in the quarry’s for Egton estate.
The reason that I say “possible” owner is the pricker has J J stamped in to it.
The total length of the pricker  is 65cm or 25.5 inches.
Bellow are some pictures of the pricker.-