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Nostalgia: A multitude of drinking dens

Apart from its premier coaching inns, Regency Scarborough had a multitude of drinking dens, respectable and otherwise. Starting down at the harbour front, it then seemed that almost every other address served the needs of thirsty fishermen, ship-building workers and passing-trade merchant seamen.

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Nostalgia: Scarborough’s North Bay Railway

Nostalgia: Scarborough’s North Bay Railway

Still popular today as it was when this picture was taken, is Scarborough’s North Bay Railway.

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The former Bell, at the top of Blands Cliff, now converted to flats, flourished from regular stagecoach custom largely thanks to improved turnpiked roads

Nostalgia: No room at the inn

Scarborians were very slow to offer adequate and appropriate accommodation to their visiting “spawers”. In 1697, Celia Fiennes had been fortunate to find “good accommodation on reasonable terms”, perhaps because she was willing to be a guest of Quakers and took her own bedding with her on her travels.

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1917 court: Horse bolting looked like ‘greased lightning’

1917 court: Horse bolting looked like ‘greased lightning’

There was an echo at the children’s court at Scarborough of a recent runaway horse incident, which occurred at Scarborough, and which was reported by us at the time.

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Nostalgia: Reconstruction of bridge at Newby

Nostalgia: Reconstruction of bridge at Newby

Picture shows the reconstruction of the brige over Scalby beck at Newby after it was washed away in a flood.

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1917 crimes: Court give boy a dusting down over theft of flour

1917 crimes: Court give boy a dusting down over theft of flour

At the Scarborough Children’s Court, before the Mayor and other magistrates, an errand boy was charged with having stolen seven pounds of flour valued at 1s 7d. Accused pleaded guilty, and the chief constable said he worked at a grocer’s shop.

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Nostalgia: Peak Side, Scarborough to Whitby railway

Nostalgia: Peak Side, Scarborough to Whitby railway

A steam train on the Scarborough to Whitby railway is seen approaching Peak Side, Ravenscar.

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The Corporation instructed the boroughs engineer, William Vincent, to enclose the two new wells with a stout stone wall and stabilise the cliff above them

Nostalgia: Corporation in total disarray

During the 1700s Scarborough’s development as a superior seaside resort for the aristocracy and gentry was seriously hampered and delayed by the ineptitude of its unreformed and unrepresentative local government.

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1917 crimes: Disruptive customer gets a beer in the face

1917 crimes: Disruptive customer gets a beer in the face

At the Scarborough Police Court, Mrs Agnes Poole, barmaid, at the Victoria Hotel, Scarborough, was summoned by Mr Robert Pennock, Bank Chambers, for an assault on April 15th.

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Nostalgia: Cayley Arms, Allerston

Nostalgia: Cayley Arms, Allerston

The owners and staff gather outsdie the Cayley Arms in Allerston for their photograph.

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St Nicholas Cliff  where the so-called New Buildings on the west side were constructed in the 1760s.	Picture reproduced courtesy of the Max Payne Collection

Nostalgia: Tale of two Scarboroughs

By 1800 there were beginning to be two Scarboroughs, not one. The old town was populated by permanent residents who lived and worked there, and the new Scarborough was being built largely to accommodate the seasonal “spawers” and their families.

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Video: On this day in 1953: Rillington Place murders

Sixty four years ago the Yorkshire Post reported the discovery of a horrific crime scene in London.

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1917 crimes: Fortune-teller fined for forecasting fake futures

1917 crimes: Fortune-teller fined for forecasting fake futures

The Scarborough Court sat for the greater part of the day in dealing with charges of alleged fortune telling.

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Nostalgia: Scarborough’s Valley Bridge

Nostalgia: Scarborough’s Valley Bridge

Workmen pause from the industrious task of riveting on Scarborough’s Valley Bridge as the cameraman takes their picture.

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Picture shows an engraving drawn by W Westall, A.R.A., in 1830, and shows Scarboroughs two great stone piers which were paid for by the huge sea-coal trade passing down the coast out of Newcastle and Sunderland.

Nostalgia: Formidable obstacles to trade

By 1800 it seemed that Scarborough’s destiny had already been decided, more by geography than by its succession of residents. Unlike Hull or Newcastle, without a major riverside outlet to the sea and access to a populated hinterland, it could never become a great port. Even the river Derwent had taken a close look at the sea coast to the east and decided instead to run south to join Yorkshire’s other rivers flowing into the Humber. And whereas other northern seaports, principally Liverpool, were being linked to the interior by river or man-made canal, several schemes to canalise the Derwent “from Scarborough Mills down to the river Ouse” had come to nothing. So when the channels of the Derwent and Hartford were soon afterwards straightened, the purpose was to drain the waterlogged carrs for the cultivation of cereals, not to make them navigable.

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1917 court: Unruly boy scouts in court for pilfering

1917 court: Unruly boy scouts in court for pilfering

Two respectably-dressed and intelligent looking schoolboys appeared at the Children’s Court at Scarborough on charges of having stolen a pocket knife.

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Nostalgia: View of Hackness

Nostalgia: View of Hackness

Pictured is a view of the village of Hackness looking towards Broxa taken above Mowthorpe Road.

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The Coachman at Snainton dates from the 1770s and was at the time of Jane Austen a turnpike inn.

Nostalgia: A perilous journey in stages

If Miss Jane Austen had chosen Scarborough rather than Bognor Regis in Dorset for her seaside holiday, she would have had to make a very long, uncomfortable and perilous journey from Hampshire to Yorkshire by road. During her lifetime, there were no passenger trains: the only railed ways that then existed carried coal, timber and other heavy cargoes, not yet human passengers. Scarborough did not welcome its first steam train locomotive until 1845.

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1917 court: No fish for Penguin as two crewmen sleep in

1917 court: No fish for Penguin as two crewmen sleep in

Edward Sheader, West Sandgate, and Albert Cox, Long Greece Steps, fishermen, were summoned for having failed to join the Scarborough trawler Penguin.

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Nostalgia: Scarborough’s Clarence Gardens

Nostalgia: Scarborough’s Clarence Gardens

Visitors and local residents are pictured enjoying the entertainment by the bandstand in Scarborough’s glorious Clarence Gardens.

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