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160th Anniversary of Saltburn

Old Saltburn, right by the sea and under the shadow of Huntcliff, is older than the modern town. Records are scarce but in 1856 the Ship Inn was there next to a row of houses and the area was long known as a centre for smugglers. The Saltburn we know today was developed by the Pease family of Darlington, who had also been involved with the first railway companies and the development of Middlesbrough as an industrial centre. Henry Pease had the idea of developing the resort while walking the coastal path and in 1861 the Pease-backed Stockton & Darlington Railway (S&DR) reached Saltburn and work began on the town following the purchase of land from Lord Zetland. The resort is proud of the cliff tramway, today thought to be the oldest water balanced tramway, or ‘funicular,’ still running in Britain, which first opened in 1884. It replaced the terrifying-looking cliff lift, a vertical timber cliff hoist which operated from 1870 until 1883. The pier opened in 1869 and is today the only remaining pier in Yorkshire and the most northerly in England. Here’s to the next 160 years.

As a contribution to the 160 celebrations, Saltburn Community & Arts Association will be showing films at the Community Theatre on Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th August.
The films are a wide collection of material chosen to give an eclectic representation of the many aspects of the town, not always seen and sometimes seen but forgotten.
Saturday 14th August
First Session Doors open 12.45
Showing Starts 1pm. (Run time approximately 1hour 40 minutes)
Films showing;
Saltburn 55 The world famous Saltburn Tramway. Top to Bottom.
The Hill Climb Ernie Crust and a brief look at motor racing in times past.
Saltburn Animal Rescue Association The vison of a real home in 2007.
The Saltburn Community Centre A glorious building needing constant care
Teesside University Animex Awards Three entries to the 2006 Animation Festival.
‘A Handsome Return’ 2008 Ivan Limon and Graham Cottam in an excerpt from the play.
Saltburn Centenary Film Life in Saltburn by the Sea in 1961, celebrating 100 years
Second Session Doors open 3pm
Showing Starts 3.15pm
Films showing
Saltburn 55 The world famous Saltburn Tramway. Top to Bottom.
The Hill Climb Ernie Crust and a brief look at motor racing in times past.
Saltburn Animal Rescue Association The vison of a real home in 2007.
The Saltburn Community Centre A glorious building needing constant care.
Teesside University Animex Awards Three entries to the 2006 Animation Festival.
‘A Handsome Return’ 2008 Ivan Limon and Graham Cottam in an excerpt from the play.
Saltburn 150 Life in Saltburn by the Sea in 2011, celebrating 150 years.
Sunday 15th August
Showings at 1pm and 3pm Doors open 15 minutes before. Run time 1hr 30 minutes.
‘God on the Rocks’ The 1990 film shot in Saltburn with residents as ‘extras’
Also starring Minnie Driver, Sinead Cusack, Bill Paterson and Frederick Treves.

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