Thrift Trail September 2020

As some restrictions eased in the various lockdowns of 2020 and 2021, Saltburn Community Response organised a series of ‘Jumble trails’ in which residents were encouraged to participate in a mass ‘yard sale’. The September trail was titled the Thrift Trail, as it occurred when the annual Festival of Thrift was cancelled. It was a great success for the community. Roving entertainment was provided by Whippet Up.

The Top Promenade/ Marine Parade 2020-21

Marine parade is the seafront road that bounds the north side of Saltburn. Whilst the beach has its own attractions the top promenade offers stunning views. Lockdowns permitting, it is the spot for Trillos Ice Cream van, public gardens, and viewpoints. On the anniversary of the first lockdown, yellow ribbons were tied to the railings at the spot overlooking the pier, in memory of those lost to the pandemic over the previous year.

The Euros 2020

Postponed until 2021. Came so far in Europe, only to lose it all at the very end. No, not Brexit, the European Football championship competition. The town was draped in flags everywhere, though ominously with a view was of a rail line going nowhere. Then in pubs and clubs all over the country, including here at Saltburn Cricket club, the ecstasy and the agony.