Saturday, June 04, 2011

Saltburn 150 - Displays galore at Saltburn Flower Festival

Part of the Photographic Society's contribution to the Flower Festival
A floral display featuring a steam engine will be among those seen at a four-day flower festival to be held at Emmanuel church, Saltburn, from Thursday to Sunday June 9th -12th.
"We'll also show a railway station garden, another railway arrangement and an ironstone mine," said Pauline Davies, of Saltburn Women's Institute, which is organising the event. It's our contribution to the town's celebrations of the first train arriving at Saltburn station in 1861, 150 years ago. Some 31 displays will be on show. Some are being sponsored by local businesses, and many are from groups ranging from churches, the photographic society, golf club and several WIs."
Salturn, Marske and New Marske Parish Council has made a £350 grant towards costs. Entry will be free, but donations are welcome. Two craft and produce stalls will be set up and visitors can see the church's historical exhibition. All donations will go to the church hall renovation fund.
New vicar the Rev Adam Reed will officially open the festival at a preview evening on Wednesday June 8.

The event will be open on Thursday to Saturday from 10am to 4pm and on Sunday from 12-4pm.

Organists Charles Knowles. Caroline Scales and Roger Lobley will play the church organ at various times at the weekend.

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