Royalty is featured in an exhibition being held at Saltburn's Emmanuel church. A copy of a report in the parish magazine in 1901 when Queen Victoria died is shown in the display, which continues until Monday May 2.
And a reference to St Hilda says she is descended from royal blood through a Northumberland family. A stone carving in the altar area is said to be of a young St Hilda.
|Carving in Emmanuel Church said to be of St Hilda|
One of the organisers Mrs Margaet Bennett said one of the exhibits was of a snail, which is said to be 120 million years old and found on Saltburn beach. It has been fitted into a prayer book.
Another prayer book features the Rev Ben Irvin, an early vicar of the church, whose name lives on through Irvin Avenue in the town, which is named after him. He lived in the Zetland Hotel for a while. A copy of a 1911 census named him as a bachelor aged 67, who was born in Northumberland. He was among five other boarders along with a dozen live-in members of staff, mostly Yorkshire born.
The display also features a roll of honour from World War 1 naming 370 Saltburn parish men who fought. Those who died are also identified.
The exhibition is one of the church's contributions to Saltburn's 150th birthday celebrations this year.