Went to Saltburn again today. Had to take the car to Middlesborough to be serviced. It's only a few miles further on to Saltburn, so it was a chance not to be missed. It was a bright, if a little crisp, afternoon. We bought ourselves a couple of baked potatoes and sat eating them in the car, overlooking the sea. Then we drove down to the front and went for a walk along the pier. There were a lot of people about, walking their dogs or eating fish and chips on the beach. One or two people were daring to paddle. Before we left I gave in to an urge to run down the beach, take my shoes and socks off and go for one myself. Very nice it was too.
Back home, I googled it. Apparently it was in use right up to the sixties. Prevailing currents mean that bodies frequently wash up here, and they needed somewhere to put them. It's a Grade 2 listed building to boot.
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