Saturday, August 30, 2008

Storms close Smugglers Centre

Recent bad weather and heavy rainfall has forced the closure of Saltburn's popular Smugglers attraction.
Heavy rainfall over the past week led to water flooding the centre causing internal damage to the building, its interior and some of the artefacts.
The damage caused by the flooding and the associated repair costs are still being investigated and the centre has been closed for the rest of this year's season. It is hoped that the attraction will reopen in time for the start of next year's season on 10th April 2009.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Folk Festival

THE folk world descended on Saltburn over the weekend for the town's 11th international festival of music, dance and song.
Folk fans enjoyed morris dancing displays, song-writing workshops and singing while youngsters were treated to Punch and Judy and story telling. Paul Lucas co-organiser of the event said: "People seem to have been enjoying themselves. We have had some good feedback already.
We have a hardcore of people who always come to Saltburn but we have people here for the first time as well."
The speciality market also attracted huge crowds with its contributions of good foods and crafts.
Mike Morrissey of Saltburn said that the festival, with its free entertainment and good atmosphere, usually brings about 3,000 people into the town.
The weekend featured well-known folk star Vin Garbutt and performances from Marske Fisherman's Choir and the Darlington Mummers.