Saturday, April 23, 2011

Easter bonnets - complete with frills!

Dozens of competitors from Saltburn care homes, along with their carers, family and friends took part in an Easter bonnet competition in the town on Easter Saturday.

Altogether some 200 friends and supporters gathered at the cliff lift at 2pm. The procession, including a number of competitors in wheelchairs, walked the 200 yards along the upper promenade to the picnic area where they gathered for an ice-cream and the judging.

Local police officers judged the best entries from each care home, with all participants receiving an Easter egg.

Following the judging the procession then walked to the station portico area for a sing-song with the town's "singing policeman" PC Jon Hutchinson, Saltburn's community bobby.

The Home organisers declared the event - the first Easter Bonnet parade in the town for many years - to be a great success enjoyed by all.
The event is the care homes' contribution to the town's 150th anniversary celebrations to mark Saltburn's 150th anniversary.

The care homes taking part were Cloneen, Four Seasons, Greta Cottage, Hazelgrove, Laurieston, Pembroke and Seaview.

Mike Morrisey


Anonymous said...

What a great day was had by all!

Anonymous said...

We are visiting Saltburn from Glossop, Derbyshire, and really enjoyed this colourful parade. The bonnets were very creative and it was a real treat to see the older generation having such a good time. We joined in with the sing song in the square and marvelled at the singing policeman! The Raysons.

Anonymous said...

had a fad day really enjoyed it so much thank you to lauieston for such a remarkable day .

Anonymous said...

The lady in red cardigan was my mother. She had a lovely day. Sadly she passed away a month after the photo was taken.

Seasalt said...

Sorry to hear about your mother passing away shortly after this event. We remember it well. She, like everyone else, seemed to really enjoy it and put her heart and soul into it.