SALTBURN’S famous pier will celebrate its 150th birthday this year.

A special celebration will take place on Saturday May 11, with the aim of having 150 people along the popular pier and promenade in Victorian costume.

With family entertainment and fun throughout the day, the celebration will end with the unveiling of a new lighting scheme for the pier and nearby Cliff Tramway.

The volunteers in Victorian dress will greet the crowds, pose for photos and give people a feel of what it will have been like to enjoy the pier when it first opened in 1869.

The Saltburn Neighbourhood Action Partnership, organising the event with Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council, is appealing for volunteers to take part in the Victorian celebration.

Dawn Rowley, from Saltburn Neighbourhood Action Partnership, said: “We’re asking for anyone with appropriate Victorian–style costumes to come along and enjoy the day with us.

Anyone wishing to take part in the Victorian celebration of Saltburn Pier’s 150th anniversary can email