The first of five mosaic panels depicting some of the history of Saltburn by the Sea was officially unveiled on Wednesday 8th June. The Chairman of Saltburn, Marske & New Marske Parish Council, Cllr Vera Rider, said she was delighted to perform this historic duty on behalf of the residents of the Parish. Attending the first mosaic unveiling were Philip Thomson, Chairman of the Saltburn 150 Group, Helen Gaunt and Derek Mosey, the artists, representatives from Sainsbury’s and The Saltburn Town Crier and a good attendance from members of the public drawn from East Cleveland. Philip Thomson thanked the Parish Chairman for conducting the unveiling and for the generous donation of £1,000 from the Parish Council towards the cost of the five mosaics and explained to the appreciative audience the story of the mosaics. Saltburn is 150 years old in 2011 and The Saltburn Mosaics are intended to be a permanent contribution to the Saltburn scene, commemorating this year. The Sainsburys supermarket has kindly allowed the wall to be the display area. The five panels, which will be unveiled at one a month, have been designed by Helen Gaunt and Derek Mosey who are well known in East Cleveland for their artist achievements. The mosaics have been constructed in the main by members of the community who have been encouraged to put tiles into the panels at ‘workshops’ held frequently outside Sainsbury’s on selected Saturdays. Everyone is encouraged to join in whether they are a Saltburn resident or not. Funding is still required for the project. Philip Thomson is to climb Ben Nevis in July in an effort to raise sponsorship for The Saltburn Mosaics.