Saltburn hamlet existed in Huntcliff’s shadow for centuries, but Saltburn-by-the-Sea was a new town, a new challenge, a venture conceived by a hard-headed Victorian industrialist. Henry Pease’s vision focussed beyond the sprawling but intertwined empire his family and their associates already controlled — coal and ironstone mines, wool mills, railways and banking, all of which fed off each other.
The new town of Saltburn-by-the-Sea would stand proud, straddling the steel rails that snaked from the mines of East Cleveland carrying rich ironstone to the mouths of hungry blast furnaces crowding the River Tees. And when the workers in Teesside’s industries sought recreation, Saltburn’s golden sands would welcome them.
Originally published in 1983, this History of Saltburn tells the story of the old giving way to the new, and is still the leading reference book for the town.
Included is a full index, 23 photo plates, illustrations and even a map.
Seaside Books, this edition published 2021