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Author Cleveland Ironstone Mining Museum launches £250,000 repair appeal
christwigg

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Cleveland Ironstone Mining Museum launches £250,000 repair appeal
Posted: 20/05/2018 14:28:41
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If anyone has had a recent lottery win it would be much appreciated if you can send a few quid up to us in Cleveland to fix our mining museum. Crying

A Teesside mining museum has launched a public appeal to raise £250,000 to repair a historic building.

The roof of the 1910 upcast at Cleveland Ironstone Museum in Skinningrove collapsed during extreme weather in March, damaging the tunnel.

Extensive structural checks found about £250,000 would be needed for repairs and to ensure it was safe for visitors.

Director Graham Banwell, said it was "important" to continue to celebrate ironstone workings in the North East.

The museum is to undergo a £1.6m revamp later this year, but the upcast is not covered in the grant.

A registered charity and predominately run by volunteers, the site opened in 1983 to celebrate the iron excavation carried out in the Cleveland Hills since the 19th Century.

It is hoped the entire museum will reopen in the summer. The upcast was a type of chimney used to ventilate the mine.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-tees-44188493#_=_

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Cleveland Ironstone Mining Museum launches £250,000 repair appeal
Posted: 20/05/2018 14:36:31
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Hi Chris,

I've not won the lottery but I'm quite happy putting money in and asking around some others but I couldn't see any link on the BBC bit or on the museum's website. Would you know whether that may appear in the near future?

Jim
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Cleveland Ironstone Mining Museum launches £250,000 repair appeal
Posted: 20/05/2018 17:07:44
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It would appear they have announced the appeal, but not how to actually contribute. Hopefully that will appear soon. IP: 176.251.247.33
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Cleveland Ironstone Mining Museum launches £250,000 repair appeal
Posted: 21/05/2018 16:51:01
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Keep us posted Chris, I'll bung in a few quid

Just needs a bit of pointing here and there ....Crying

MARK

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Cleveland Ironstone Mining Museum launches £250,000 repair appeal
Posted: 21/05/2018 17:17:53
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legendrider wrote:

Keep us posted Chris, I'll bung in a few quid

Just needs a bit of pointing here and there ....Crying

MARK


Which bit will you be pointing at Mark?

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Cleveland Ironstone Mining Museum launches £250,000 repair appeal
Posted: 22/05/2018 21:07:27
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The donation link is below.

http://www.ironstonemuseum.co.uk/donate

Anyone with a valid receipt can claim a free underground trip in Cleveland with me any time they like Big Grin
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