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SALTBURN’S TOWN TALK


Letter from the Editor: Two anniversaries were missed recently. Last month was the 100th edition of this magazine printed by Thurston’s, and in May 2011, we had the ten year anniversary of the first edition of Talk of the Town. My mind was on other matters. This month promises to be eventful for Talk of the Town. On November 5th there is my fundraising recital with a prize draw run by Saltburn Rotary Club (see pages 20 and 52). Tickets are on sale in Real Meals and Jackie’s Saverstore. There will be over fifty prizes with £100 cash first prize. Please buy tickets: it will help support the magazine. See page 15 for an article calling for the setting up of ‘Friends of Talk of the Town’ to secure the magazine’s future as a vital part of the Saltburn community. Love, Ian.


Remembrance Sunday: Saltburn’s annual service will be held at the Milton Street Methodist Church on Sunday, 13th November at 10am, followed by a procession to the war memorial for 11am. All are welcome. There are articles in this month’s magazine with a strong remembrance theme to them. See pages 6, 11, 22, 27, 36 and 41. Saltburn Farmers’ Market is a special winter warmer on Saturday, 12th November. Over 25 stalls with a great mix of locally produced food, drink and artworks. Bound to be something to warm the cockles as the days get crispier. Outside Sainsbury’s and the Railway Station, 9am-2pm.


Exhibition: The final town exhibition for Saltburn’s 150th anniversary this year takes place at the community hall on Sunday & Monday 18th and 19th December, all day. Contact Wilma Gardiner-Gill 624997 if you want to display anything.


Saltburn in Bloom: Thank you to everyone for your help and support over the year. Saltburn won Silver at the National Finals in Fife in October. Saltburn has been asked to represent Northumbria in Bloom in the National Finals of Britain in Bloom next year. This will be the 25th year of our entry into the competition. Does anyone have any ideas for the town, or would like to help on the committee? Commitment would be just 1 to 2 hours a week over winter and 2 to 3 hours over summer. Please help if you are able. This is our town and all help is valued. Does anyone have any perennial plants which they could donate for the tubs/gardens? Ring 624046. Bandstand: Thank you to all the volunteers who open and close the bandstand and take out and put away the seats on Saturdays and Sundays: Bill Ashton, Mark Blinkhorn, Rob Burke, David Craddock, Mike Dent, Ken Dennis, Richard Else, Andy Gibson, Phil Miles, David Parks, David Smith, Bernard Storey, Chris Terry, Tom Taplin, Geoff Watkins, and Barry Wood. Thanks to the collectors Harry and Pauline Morley, David Welsh, and John Dunning, and thanks to Ann Findley, Betty Jones for opening the church in bad weather and also Philip Thomson for arranging the rota. Saltburn Christmas lights switch on is on Saturday, 26th November at 5.00pm. Bands will play all day. There will be a Community Market, Punch and Judy, Specky the Clown, Free Roundabout, Free Face Painting, Santa’s little helpers needed to decorate our grotto for Santa, courtesy of The Fire Brigade. Please contact 624046.


Send letters, adverts and contributions for the next issue (by Friday, 18th November 2011) to: The Editor, Talk of the Town c/o Real Meals, 25 Milton Street, Saltburn, Cleveland, TS12 1DJ. Telephone: 01287 623903 or email: talkofthetown@tyasi.freeserve.co.uk.


Fairtrade: A Fairtrade Fair ‘department store’ takes place at Emmanuel hall on Saturday, 12th November from 10-4pm. Among items on sale will be Christian Christmas cards. Also a wide range of gifts. Refreshments available. It will be a great day to come to Saltburn for a day out with your Friends and Family as Saturday, 12th November is also a Farmer's Market Day in Saltburn and upstairs in the Methodist Hall on Milton Street there will also be a Craft Fair. Also in the Emmanuel Church Hall, in addition to masses of Fair Trade goodies, you will also find stalls selling locally produced Arts and Crafts made by the creative congregation of Emmanuel Parish Church, to help raise money for the ECHO Fund (the Emmanuel Church Hall Building Project).


The Guisborough and District Branch of the Embroiderers’ Guild are holding their monthly meeting on Saturday, 5th November at 2pm in Sunnyfield House, Westgate, Guisborough. TS14 6BA. The speaker is Serena Partridge and her subject is Follies of Fashion. Visitors are welcome whether non-stitchers, beginners or more experienced stitchers. Belmont House car park (behind the council offices) is


free on Saturdays. For further information please contact 01642 314860.


Linda Danby


Emmanuel Church Hall Table Top and Collectors’ Sale: We have our next Table Top and Collectors Sale at the Emmanuel Church Hall on 5th and 19th November, and the 3rd and 17th December. From 10am till 4pm. With over 26 stall holders, selling lots of bric-a-brac, books, toys, baby goods and all sorts of collectables, home made produce and a bit of crafts, there is something for everyone. Home made refreshments and light lunches are on sale all day. We are still open even though the building work is going on. We are still able to carry on doing our Table Top Sales as it only affects the outside of the building, and we will continue as long as we need to raise funds. Despite some false rumours about the hall, we are still here serving our community. I would also like to thank every one who has supported us. The Table Top Sales have made over £15,000 for the echo church hall building fund. For more information contact Denise Marshall on 07929 589538.


Cover Illustration: Saltburn’s Indian Summer, by Claire Dunnett, early October 2011 Barbara Spanner


WI Report: The Ladies WI was held in the Methodist Chapel on Thursday, 13th October. Our speaker was Mrs Dunning, who spoke to us about Zoë’s Place and what a remarkable place it is. Also, what wonderful work it does for disabled children and giving respite to parents. I expect like me, you have charities that you support, but if you want a local one this would be ideal. Our ladies collected thirty shoe boxes of small gifts for our troops in Afghanistan. These will wing their way to our lads and lasses for Christmas. They too do a sterling job. I hope they will enjoy what Santa gives them.


E Leonard


Disclaimer: Talk of the Town tries to make sure the articles and announcements made on its pages are accurate, but views expressed in letters and articles printed in Talk of the Town are not necessarily those of the editor. Any offers in adverts included in Talk of the Town are made by the advertisers; details should be confirmed with them. Always confirm event details with the organisers, in case of alteration or error. Talk of the Town is printed by Thurston Printers, 6 Amber Street, Saltburn, Cleveland, TS12 1DT, Tel: 01287 623756. Proprietor/Editor: Ian Tyas c/o Real Meals, 25 Milton Street, Saltburn, TS12 1DJ. (Ian Tyas tel: 01287 623903.)


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