Saltburn By The Sea, Lift And Pier Entrance 1913
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Built in 1884, this water-balance cliff lift is the oldest in Britain that is still in use. The pier, which is the only one of six along the Yorkshire coast to have survived, has just undergone a massive renovation in the hope that it will now survive at least another 100 years.

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This selection of vintage photographs shows some of our finest piers in their heyday, recalling their glory days when seaside piers were at the heart of the traditional British family holiday.

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A Selection of Memories from Saltburn-By-The-Sea

For many years now, we've been inviting visitors to our website to add their own memories to share their experiences of life as it was, prompted by the photographs in our archive. Here are some from Saltburn-By-The-Sea

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My memory often takes me back to the early 50’s when l was a pupil at Saltburn High School but earlier than that l recall being taken to the cafe at Saltburn pier which had Lloyd loom chairs and glass topped tables.It all seemed very posh to me. I lived in Redcar with my aunt and uncle and when my Father was able , he came from Leicester to see me. The special treat was a visit to Saltburn pier for a knickerbocker glory. It is now a lifetime away but the memories linger on!
I was ten years old when I was enrolled at Glenhow prep school. My parents worked in Kenya and thought it would be a good idea to send their son to boarding school instead of being with all my friends in Kenya. I was expelled at the age of 13 and moved on to Lindisfarne College in Wales. I loved Saltburn, it holds some happy memories for me. The head master at that time was Mr Rayson who I think moved on to somewhere in York. Are there any boy's that went to Glenhow at that time.
I worked here from 1963 until 1967 as an apprentice chef, it was quite grand then. Does any one reading this know of anyone else who worked there between these years? There were two managers in my time Irwin and Lyons, a barman called Luigi, a head waiter called Victor. The head chef for part of that time was André Lys. I'd be pleased to hear from anyone. Malcolm
I learned to swim in the Baths late 1940s and In early 1950 went dancing every Saturday night at the Spa I used to go horse riding from the stables near the station