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Top promenade at Saltburn

Top promenade at Saltburn

The Archive believed this was possibly late 1920s/1930s view of Huntcliffe and the top promenade at Saltburn; but what was missing were many of the present day seaward facing buildings. Callum Duff has come to our aid, explaining: ”All the seaward facing building and structures between Hazelgrove and the west side of the Cliff Lift were built between 1918 and 1939 as part of a government scheme to ease unemployment. They included; footpath improvements, railings, rose arbours, the rock garden, Jack’s Castle, Public Toilets, the large pillared shelter known locally as ‘The White Elephant’ the sunken shelter adjacent to it and a concrete pond which has since been filled in. The beach chalets, shelters and the bandstand may also have been part of this employment scheme, together with the widening of the pathway from the foot of Hazelgrove to the beach.”

Image courtesy of Maurice Grayson and many thanks to Callum for dating this image.

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  • Callum Duff

    All the seaward facing building and structures between Hazelgrove and the west side of the Cliff Lift were built between 1918 and 1939 as part of a government scheme to ease unemployment. They included; footpath improvements, railings, rose arbours, the rock garden, Jack’s Castle, Public Toilets, the large pillared shelter known locally as ‘The White Elephant’ the sunken shelter adjacent to it and a concrete pond which has since been filled in. The beach chalets, shelters and the bandstand may also have been part of this employment scheme, together with the widening of the pathway from the foot of Hazelgrove to the beach.

  • […] is “the large pillared shelter known locally as ‘The White Elephant’” according to one website, although many communities use that name for structures that seem to have no real value. The name […]

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