Centrally located in the small Victorian town of Saltburn, right near the bus stops, our double-fronted Sue Ryder shop can be found with one large display window and a smaller one next to the door. The shop is not a large one but is stocked very well with most things that some of the bigger shops fail to provide.
Free parking is an added bonus with only two-hour stay restrictions in certain places, and the rest of the roads are unrestricted. A regular bus service runs through Saltburn and of course the town boasts a railway station with regular services.
Although the shop has been a Sue Ryder for over 14 years now, it was formerly an insurance office and before that the Old Token shop where locals can still remember coming in to buy their vinyl records. There are a few shops in the square itself which includes a bank, post office, two cafes and at the top near the main road there is a community centre where different events are held each Saturday - from table tops, craft fairs to antique fairs.
Also in the summer months a big food fair takes over the adjoining streets for a whole weekend, and on a monthly basis a farmers’ market is held in the station area. Once a year a folk festival takes place which again attracts many visitors to Saltburn.
Saltburn is in two halves with the main shopping areas on both sides of the railway line. Another big attraction is a funicular lift that runs up and down the cliffs to the sandy beach where a pier runs out. In the summer holidays visitors travelling by public transport find themselves in the square before heading to the sea and often look in to see if they can perhaps source any forgotten items for their days out or on the return dry clothes.
We feel that we provide a community spirit and service to both local people and visitors in helping them to enjoy their visit to our great town of Saltburn.