Friday, August 24, 2007

Craft Show returns after 50 years

This month Saltburn held it's first craft and produce show for over 50 years. The event was last held in 1953 and this month the organisers saw their hard work pay off when the Saltburn Craft and Produce Show was reborn. Mystery surrounds why the show ceased but with the efforts of volunteers and support from the community, the event was successfully re-launched on Saturday 18th August in the Emmanuel Church hall.
Helping in the celebrations was mine-clearing expert David Alderson, who lost a leg following an explosion in Lebanon, when he went to the aid of a shepherd who had become stranded in an unmarked minefield.
Saltburn-born Mr Alderson, whose heroic efforts made national headlines and won him a bravery medal from the Royal Humane Society, told the crowd: "I was very pleased to be asked to come and open this show, as it has not been held on a yearly basis since 1953. As you can see around the room, there is a lot of good stuff that local people produce - so enjoy it."

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