Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Celebrate with a Carnation

Saltburn people are being urged to celebrate the town's 150th anniversary with a carnation. Saltburn150 Group, which is co-ordinating dozens of events to mark the birthday this year, says carnations - coloured and white - will be on sale in Saltburn's centre from Eveline Brentano Flowers, on Celebration Day, Wednesday August 17th.

Celebrate with a carnation, says Saltburn resident Mike Morrissey. He is urging townsfolk
and visitors to buy a £1 flower for the town's Celebration Day, marking its 150th birthday,
on Wednesday August 17th.
"The group hopes many people, both residents and visitors, will sport a carnation to mark the 150th anniversary of the town being founded," said long-time resident Mike Morrissey, a member of the 150 Group. Part of the profits will go towards paying for large mosaic panels depicting the town's past. The third one will be unveiled on August 17th at 11am by Nigel Pease, a descendent of Henry Pease, who brought the first train to Saltburn in August 1861."

Mr Morrissey, a retired journalist, said other events planned for the day included Tees area civic chiefs being welcomed at the railway station by Marske brass band before being given a tour of the town, a croquet match, an art exhibition, the unveiling of a miniature railway engine and a talk by author Freya North who's book Secrets was set in Saltburn.

Florist Eveline Brentano said she was pleased to suppport the "celebrate with a carnation" scheme. "It will be a colourful way for both residents and visitors to mark the 150th birthday," she said.

Philip Thomson, chairman of the 150 Group, said the visiting civic guests would each be presented with a carnation before the mosaic panel unveiling at 11am.

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