SEASIDE Bathers Society at Middlesbrough
Accreditation The Redcar & Saltburn-by-the-Sea Gazette 28/05/1881
PROPOSED SEASIDE BATHERS’ SOCIETY
A Society having for its object bathing at Redcar is being formed at Middlesbrough. In order that its members may procure reasonable railway facilities, a letter was forwarded on Tuesday to the manager of the Darlington and Stockton section of the railway stating that it had been proposed to start a bathing club in Middlesbrough, to go down by the 6.22am train to Redcar, and return by the 8.34 a.m. train. As the railway fare would be the chief expense, the club was desirous of ascertaining if special fares could be obtained for the purpose. It had been suggested that say 6d per return bathing ticket, or 10s per monthly pass ticket, would be the terms on which the pretty large club might be formed. The use of the ticket would, of course, be limited to morning trains. If the company could be induced to put on an additional train from Saltburn, to leave Redcar at about 7.45 a.m. a large number of persons would be able to join the proposed Society, enjoy a bath, and reach Middlesbrough and Stockton in time for business. The first train to leaves Saltburn at 5.55 a.m., and there is not another until 8.20 a.m. the former being to early, and the latter to late, for the majority of visitors at Saltburn and Redcar, who ask in vain for reasonable accommodation at the hands of the North-Eastern Railway Company.
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