Plaque Saltburn Cliff Hoist - Saltburn

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    "Saltburn Cliff Hoist Built 1870 Dismantled 1883 John Anderson, Resident Engineer to the Saltburn Improvement Company designed and built a timber counterbalanced Cliff hoist to allow easy access from the cliff top town to the newly constructed pier. 20 persons were carried in the cage to travel the 120 feet. It was replaced in 1884 with the present water balanced cliff railway." The new plaque to mark the location was unveiled by Councillor Vera Rider on Thursday July 28 2011. The Redcar and Saltburn-by-the-Sea Gazette 25th January 1878. "DEATH OF MR. JOHN ANDERSON, C.E. We regret to announce the death of Mr. John Anderson, C.E., which took place at his residence in Middlesbrough all, on the 21st inst, at the age of seventy-three years. Mr. Anderson was a man of great ability, industry, and energy, and deservedly esteemed by a large circle of friends. He was an associate of the late Geo. Stephenson, John Dixon, and others, in the early days of railway construction, and it was under his superintendence that the Middlesbrough and Redcar Railway was constructed. He undertook and carried out many transport contracts in his day, including the Hartlepool and Castle Eden railway, the Forth and Tay Ferries, and the floating railways between Granton Ferry and Branch Island. His latest work was the construction of the pier and hoist at Saltburn. The Alexandra Hotel at Saltburn belonged to Mr. Anderson, and he holed a considerable amount of property in Middlesbrough. Mr. Anderson was a self-made man, and was signally successful in his undertakings. He was a man of indomitable energy, great perseverance, and to the end of great simplicity of life. His remains were interred in the New Cemetery at Middlesbrough yesterday (24/01)" "John Anderson was the Darlington railway engineer who laid the town out and then built the 100-bedroom Alexandra Hotel on the very edge of the cliff. Then he designed the pier, so his visitors would have somewhere to stroll, and then he began drilling a lift shaft so he could install an elevator to take them to the sea front." Northern Echo
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    Added by: Pat Thomson
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