Saltburn rocks - but we all knew it
IT’S been named one of the best places to live in the country – but what do the locals think of Saltburn?
While we all know how great our area is, it’s often a shock when we get positive national recognition.
So Saltburn’s appearance in The Sunday Times’ “best places to live” list will have been a pleasant surprise to many.
But the people we bumped into during a bracing afternoon stroll along the prom were unanimous in what they think of the place – Saltburn rocks!
Last year Andrew Smith opened one of the attractions mentioned in the Sunday Times piece, the Saltburn Minigolf putting course.
And Andrew, 51, who was born and bred in the town, thinks there’s a “real feelgood” factor about the place which deserves to earn it national recognition. He said: “For leisure, for socialising, it really is a fantastic place, so it doesn’t surprise me at all.
“I love living here and it’s just an amazing place.”
Retired project manager Jan Hetherington, 65, has felt at home in Saltburn all her life, with her parents having run a B&B place there.
And Glen Pearson, who owns the Seaview Restaurant mentioned in the Sunday Times article, praised the amount of independent businesses in the town.
Driving instructor Jane Forrest, 51, said it was nice for Saltburn to be recognised instead of the more traditional places like Devon and Cornwall.
She said: “We’ve got just as nice beaches, beautiful walks, beautiful scenery, loads of interesting places to visit and very friendly people.”
And even if they don’t live there, Teessiders appreciate how Saltburn is one of the jewels in our crown.
Retired university sports teacher Alan Long, 60, of Pallister Park, Middlesbrough,
Saltburn’s cliff lift and pier