Redcar lies on North Yorkshire’s East coast, just south of the mouth of the River Tees. In the C19 it grew in popularity as a seaside resort; real growth came later that century following the discovery of iron ore locally, which led to the establishment of virtually continuous steelworks on the south bank of the Tees between Middlesborough and the coast. The racecourse in Redcar also stimulated tourism. The steel industry has been in what looked like terminal decline for decades; a recent acquisition by a Chinese firm may spell recovery.
We hope to install the bell in the summer of 2021.