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Cleveland Ironstone Mining Museum has received eight hundred thousand pounds in funding;

Balloons have been released on Saltburn beach in memory for the two best friends who tragically died almost two weeks ago;

...and a Saltburn are attempting to break a world record in waltzing next month.

Cleveland Ironstone Mining Museum at Skinningrove has received eight hundred thousand pounds in funding. 

It was awarded as part of the Coastal Community Fund to improve its facilities.

It will go towards a 1.7 million pound project to extend the existing buildings in Skinningrove.

Plans include an interactive museum, artefact storage, a new exhibition, and classroom space.

It's hoped the new improvements will allow the museum to open all year round.

 

Balloons have been released on Saltburn beach in memory for the two best friends who tragically died almost two weeks ago.

Friends and family of teenagers Alex Yeoman and Harry Watson gathered to show their respect.

The two friends were both found at the foot of Huntcliff on Friday the 24th of March.

And on Monday more than 100 people turned up at the beach to release balloons to remember their friends.

Paper doves with written messages were attached to the balloons as well as seeds that will go on to grow into plants or trees.

 

A local organisation is attempting to break the world record for waltzing next month.

Age UK Teesside is hoping to break the record by dancing their way along Saltburn pier and promenade on the 19th of May.

The record is currently held by Bosnia who managed to get one thousand five hundred and ten couples waltzing in 2007.

The event has been organised to celebrate "loving later life" and to raise awareness of the loneliness elderly people face.

 

 

However, they've assured us that the event is for people of all ages and all dancing abilities - including those with two left feet.


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