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Nostalgia: Beach scene Scarborough’s South Bay

A busy beach scene in Scarborough’s South Bay just beyond the Spa.

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Scalby sea-cut at Mowthorpe farm which runs into Scarboroughs North Bay.

Nostalgia: Radical period of transformation

During the lifetime of Jane Austen, from 1775 until 1817, the people of the parish of Seamer experienced three radical changes: of ownership, of drainage, and of land enclosure.

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Get a sneak peek of newly discovered Barnsley archive footage

PREVIEW: Barnsley History Day celebrates town's forefathers on Father's Day

Barnsley History Day will celebrate the town's forefathers on Father's Day with talks, exhibitions and a sneak peek at newly found archive film in the Town Hall tomorrow, Sunday, June 18, from 11am.
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1917 court: Snookered - soldier pockets billiard balls

1917 court: Snookered - soldier pockets billiard balls

Harold Smith, a soldier, was at the Scarborough Police Court, charged with having stolen three ivory billiard balls from the YMCA.

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Nostalgia: Peasholm Park

Nostalgia: Peasholm Park

A view of Peasholm Park which opened to the public in July 1912.

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Reading of the Seamer charter at the annual horse fair which takes place in July.

Nostalgia: ‘A great, uplandish town’

In his 1811 guide to the history and antiquities of the vicinity of Scarborough, Thomas Hinderwell could find little of interest to write about Seamer and even less that was accurate.

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1917 Police Court: Landlords neglect to register their guests

1917 Police Court: Landlords neglect to register their guests

At the Scarborough Police Court, seven lodging-house keepers were summoned for having failed to require visitors to fill in registration forms.

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Nostalgia: Royal visit

Nostalgia: Royal visit

Crowds line North Marine Road in Scarborough during a Royal visit to open Marine Drive in August 1908.

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46 words and phrases that Yorkshire gave to the world

'Ow do? God's own county has its own language - and we all know it's reight good.
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Tap and Spile, Falsgrave, Scarborough

Nostalgia: Royal Manor of Falsgrave

Two centuries ago, in Jane Austen’s time, up to 90% of England was rural and owned by the nobility and country gentry whose houses were often palatial residences set in extensive, planned grounds. So seasonal visitors to Scarborough were then advised, not just to take the spa and sea waters, but also to go out into the countryside to view these mansions and parks in Scarborough’s interior hinterland.

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1917 court: Trouble brewing for soldiers sneaking ale

1917 court: Trouble brewing for soldiers sneaking ale

At the Scarborough Police Court before Mr SP Turnbull (in the chair) and Mr Wm Boyes, Sarah Ann Malton, married, 46, Sandside, was summoned for having procured intoxicating drink for three members of His Majesty’s Forces, who were undergoing hospital treatment, on May 23.

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The island in the newly opened Peasholm Park dominates this picture. Clearly seen in the distance is a development of rows of town houses off Dean Road. 
Ashville, Beechville, Elmville, Mayville, Oakville and Roseville became affectionately known to locals as 'The Avenues'.
Photo reproduced courtesy of the Max Payne collection. 
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Nostalgia: Peasholm Park

The island in the newly opened Peasholm Park dominates this picture.

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The old Quaker meeting-house in St Sepulchre Street, Scarborough, built by the Tindalls, was opened in 1801; the land for the burial ground seen in the foreground was bought two years later.

Nostalgia: Tolerating the dissenters

After his 18-day stay in Scarborough during the summer of 1803, William Hutton expressed several compliments for his former hosts and their town, but one in particular was deferential rather than observed.

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Nostalgia: 1917 Police Court: Thieves caught with crop of cauliflowers

Nostalgia: 1917 Police Court: Thieves caught with crop of cauliflowers

At the Borough Police Court, before Mr J Dippie (in the chair), Alderman Pirie and Messrs RG Heys and AW Sinclair, Chas Cross, labourer, 11, Dumple Street, and Caroline Kelly, hawker, 11, Dumple Street, were charged with having stolen 40 cauliflowers, of the value of 6s 8d on May 30th, the property of Thomas Nixon Roberts.

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Taken from the shoreline is a view of the extent of Royal Albert Drive in Scarborough's North Bay.
The road and promenade was opened in 1890, by the eldest son of the Prince of Wales, Albert, Duke of Clarence.
Photo reproduced courtesy of the Max Payne collection. 
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Nostalgia: Royal Albert Drive, Scarborough

Taken from the shoreline is a view of the extent of Royal Albert Drive in Scarborough’s North Bay.

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Sketch of St Marys Church; vegetation can be seen growing on the building.

Nostalgia: St Mary’s – remote and bleak

As the daughter of a dean and rector of two parishes in Hampshire, Jane Austen was well placed to describe and understand the duties, responsibilities and entitlements of an Anglican clergyman; but the growing number of non-Anglican Christians at that time would not have agreed with her favourable commentary on the established church.

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Nostalgia: 1917 police court: Lighting offence leads to conflict with police

Nostalgia: 1917 police court: Lighting offence leads to conflict with police

Edwin Lawty, insurance agent, 33, Gladstone Road, was charged with having failed to shade a light at 33, Gladstone Road at 10.45pm on April 25th.

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Nostalgia: Roller coaster, Scarborough’s North Bay

Nostalgia: Roller coaster, Scarborough’s North Bay

Situated along Royal Albert Drive in Scarborough is this early roller coaster. The main building roof and walkway to the attraction look as though they are still under construction.

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By 1832, the third edition of Hinderwells History reported no fewer than five neat and commodious structures for warm, sea-water bathing, including, Traviss at the approach to St Nicholas Cliff.

Nostalgia: Rising demand for water

Regency Scarborough had the best and the worst of water supply: it prided itself as a watering resort where its natural South Cliff springs cured every illness from constipation to rheumatism, yet at the same time the town’s residents had to make do with an unreliable and murky flow into open street troughs. William Hutton, who spent 18 days as a visitor to Scarborough in 1803, was at least one who appreciated the irony of the contradiction.

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1917 court: Penniless serviceman turns to petty crime

1917 court: Penniless serviceman turns to petty crime

At the Scarborough Police Court, before the Mayor, Mr CC Graham, and other magistrates, Albert Vincent Burtoft, 20, motor driver, 18 Holland Street, Masborough, Rotherham, was charged with having stolen two tie pins and cases, between 3rd and 8th May, the property of James Henry Firth, 39 Eastborough. The goods were valued at £1.

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