Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Historic landmarks

Plaques are to be put up to mark historic buildings and sites in Saltburn, Marske and New Marske. Three sites have already been identified but the parish council welcomes input from the local communities for additional ideas and suggestions for a further seven sites. The first three sites selected are:

  • The site of Saltburn's Halfpenny Bridge, where it is said the first telephone call in the UK is reputed to have been made across the valley.

  • Saltburn Beach to mark the fact that the world land speed record was broken on the sands here.

  • Winkies Castle, marske, said to be the oldest building still in use in Marske.

Each plaque will be made of specially treated steel measuring 10" in diameter. The idea of putting up plaques came from a local resident at the Council's annual parish assembly meeting in Marske last year, after small plaques were put up by a builder in New Marske a few years ago identifying historic happenings in the village over the last century. Suggestions should be sent to Mrs S Preston, Clerk to the council, Saltburn, marske and New Marske Parish Council, Leisure Centre, Marske Mill Lane, Saltburn by the Sea. TS12 1HJ

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