Salt­burn rocks - but we all knew it

Middlesbrough Herald & Post - - HERALD & POST -

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

Alan Long

Jane For­rest

Jan Hether­ing­ton

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