9th May 2016, 10:00am – 12:00pm
Join our Wings of the Tees Officer and local historian John Chilver for a guided walk around South Bank. John will point out and discuss the many sites of historical interest including the local listed buildings.
As well as the riverside viewpoint where we will look for estuarine birds, we should be seeing Smith's Dock War Memorial, and the remnants of the original Tees Tilery settlement by the railway. John will point out the North Street site of the South Bank Mission, and long-gone industry.
As we walk along the part of the Teesdale way we will look for butterflies and then along by the river for wading birds.
Location and Directions
North Street Post Office, South Bank., South Bank Post Office, 3-4 North St, TS6 6AA, South Bank, TS6 6AA
Meeting point: The meeting place is by the ironstone pillar between North Street Post Office and Asda. Access by car is via Tilbury Road, from either of the A66 junctions (Old Station Road (Ladle), or Normanby Road (Puddles and Welder)). Pedestrian access is via the underpass from Middlesbrough Road. Bus: either 64 or 64A from Middlesbrough, Eston, or Redcar to Middlesbrough Road St.Peter's Church, then underpass to Asda. Trains on the Saltburn to Darlington line stop at South Bank station, and the signed route to town passes the meeting point.