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This is a map of a part of North Yorkshire that includes Roseberry Topping (a peak in the Cleveland Hills). There is a village called Newton Under Roseberry not far from there. I live about 70 miles north of it in Newcastle Upon Tyne.
Roseberry Topping is an unusual landmark on the skyline overlooking Teesside. Known as Yorkshire's Matterhorn, it has a hard sandstone cap, which has protected the underlying shales and clays, so while the surrounding area was worn away by ice, wind and rain, the Topping survived. Its dramatic summit was partly created by man. Alum, jet and ironstone have all been mined out of the hill, and ironstone workings caused the collapse of the western face in 1912.
Below are a couple of different views of the Topping.
Aerial view of Roseberry Topping.
View of Roseberry Topping from the surrounding country side.
During a visit to England my family and I managed to visit Newton Under Roseberry Topping. From our experience, it was as it was described in Hat Trick. We were there in summer and it was so damp and misty that we really couldn't see the hill. I thought you might be interested to see the photos I took.
Highway Highlight (from the box set booklet)
America's experimental impulses are given free rein on Hat Trick's title track, an extended medley that all three members contributed to. "We had a bunch of parts of new songs, and we thought we could assemble some of them," says Beckley. "The opening bit about the sock hop is Dan's. 'Newton under roseberry topping' is Dewey--that's the name of a town in England. And then 'just a little of nothing' is my contribution." But we really didn't know what to call that, and we finally chose 'Hat Trick.' It's a sports term for scoring three goals in a soccer game. It's not a magician's term, though people thought that." The tune features backing vocals by Carl Wilson and Bruce Johnston of The Beach Boys, as well as a tap-dancing break by Lorene Yarnell (of the duo Shields & Yarnell).
Last Revised: 29 July 2001