We love Redcar, with its beautiful long beach it is a town surrounded by industry and full of history. It’s great for children – the Zetland Lifeboat, the world’s oldest surviving lifeboat is on display in the Lifeboat Museum, there are amusements, water fountains to play in and the new seafront tower to explore.
Not to mention the endless choices for fish and chips and you need to pay Pacitto’s a visit for their signature lemon-top ice-cream.
If you haven’t been, it’s worth a visit.
On the way back we called in to Seaham to see the WWI memorial. This incredible metal sculpture which is 9ft 5ins tall and weighs 1.2 tonnes, is entitled 1101 and shows an exhausted Tommy who reflects on the pain and trauma of war during the first minute of peace 11:01 on 1918.
The detail is incredible and it is a beautiful poignant statue which provides pause for thought.