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Redcar rock sign

The small fishing village of Redcar became a seaside resort for Victorian tourists with the opening of the Middlesbrough to Redcar Railway in 1846.

Redcar rock sign

By the early 20th century, visitors to the seaside at Redcar could ride donkeys on the sand, play on machines in the penny arcades, slide down the helter skelter and watch Punch and Judy shows, as well as rockpooling, building sandcastles and relaxing in the sun. And they could take home the classic seaside souvenir – a stick of delicious Redcar rock. But just how did they get those letters to run all the way through it..?

Image courtesy of Redcar and Cleveland Council Cultural Service

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