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Nostalgia: Elizabethans - the subtle similarities of two eras

Comparisons are sometimes made between the reign of the first Queen Elizabeth (1558-1603) and that of the second of that name (1952-?), and the subtle similarities can be as striking and surprising as the conspicuous contrasts. History has no value for its own sake, only in so far as it illuminates the present.

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On this day in 1941: Lone daylight raider bombs East Coast town

On this day in 1941: Lone daylight raider bombs East Coast town

Several shops demolished: A greengrocer’s heroism

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1917 court: Repeat offender swipes a beer glass from hotel

1917 court: Repeat offender swipes a beer glass from hotel

At the Borough Police Court before Alderman Pirie, and other magistrates, Charles Cross, labourer (43), of Dumple Street, was charged with having stolen a drinking glass, value 6d, on the 2nd February, the property of George Whittaker, Equestrian Hotel.

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Nostalgia: Scarborough’s subterranean Aquarium complex

Nostalgia: Scarborough’s subterranean Aquarium complex

Picture shows the elaborate Indian style interior of the cafe and bar area of Scarborough’s subterranean Aquarium complex.

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Those who bought monastic estates like Whitby Abbey from the Crown were mindful of the loss of religious alms-giving and tried to make amends.

Nostalgia: The Golden Age of Queen Elizabeth I?

One of the many myths about our history is the popular belief that the reign of Queen Elizabeth I (1558-1603) was a golden age. This presumption is fertilised by romanticised stories of heroic deeds at sea, of the defeat of the Spanish armada, of the valour and skill of Drake, Frobisher, Hawkins and Raleigh, who outwitted the dullard Spaniards, and, above all, by the retrospective immortalisation of Elizabeth, the Virgin Queen.

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1917 court: Fisherman fears rough sea will batter cobles

1917 court: Fisherman fears rough sea will batter cobles

At the Scarborough Police Court a case of great interest to local coblemen came up.

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Nostalgia: Aerial shot of Burniston Road

Nostalgia: Aerial shot of Burniston Road

The main road in this picture is Burniston Road with the army barracks pictured top right.

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1917 court: Burniston man for the ‘crop’ over sale of straw

1917 court: Burniston man for the ‘crop’ over sale of straw

At the North Riding Police Court, George Robinson, Burniston, was summoned for selling and removing wheat straw without a permit, at Scalby, on January 17th; and Halliday Huggan (Master of Foxhounds), Scalby, was summoned for having aided and abetted.

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Nostalgia: Scalby village

Nostalgia: Scalby village

This view of part of Scalby village was taken from the top of the clock tower at St Laurence’s Church.

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Queen Elizabeth took the crown as the third and last surviving offspring of Henry VIII.

Nostalgia: A combination of luck and guile secures the crown

When William Shakespeare was born in April 1564, Elizabeth had been queen of England for the past five and a half years; and when he died in April 1616 she had been dead for 13 years. Many of his best known plays, such as the tragedies, Othello, King Lear, Macbeth and Anthony and Cleopatra, were written and performed after 1603, and the First Folio of his collected works, 35 plays in all, not published until 20 years later. Nevertheless, despite this discrepancy, four centuries later we still think of Shakespeare as a contemporary of Queen Elizabeth.

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1917 court: Snainton boys snatch a satchel from bicycle

1917 court: Snainton boys snatch a satchel from bicycle

The story of two Snainton boys’ adventure - which brought them into trouble - was told to the North Riding magistrates at Scarborough on Thursday, Mr AH Robinson being in the chair.

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Nostalgia: Constructing Scarborough’s North Bay pool

Nostalgia: Constructing Scarborough’s North Bay pool

Construction is underway to create a modern outdoor bathing pool on Scarborough Northside in 1938.

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1917 court: Horse bought in good faith is unfit for work

1917 court: Horse bought in good faith is unfit for work

At the Malton County Court his Honour, Judge Fossett Lock, heard an adjourned claim for £62, the value of a mare, which, it was alleged, was not sound as warranted, and £3 11s 6d for keeping the animal and veterinary surgeon’s fees, less £26, the amount for which it was subsequently sold. The plaintiff was Mr WJ Wilson, of Home Farm, Kirbymisperton, a breeder and exhibitor of hackneys, and the defendant Mr Riby, farmer, Wykeham. Plaintiff was represented by Mr Lockwoood (Hull) instructed by Mr Arthur Kitching (solicitor, Pickering), while Mr Atkinson, from the office of Mr Arthur Willey (Leeds), appeared for the defendant.

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Nostalgia: Scarborough cricket ground and tennis courts

Nostalgia: Scarborough cricket ground and tennis courts

A cricket match is underway in this early picture of Scarborough cricket ground on North Marine Road.

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The black canons carried out repairs to St Marys Church and added a new aisled chancel in the Perpendicular style.

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The possessions of Bridlington priory, as listed in December 1537, consisted of the lordship of Bridlington and 13 other manors. They included local townships on the Wolds or on the coast such as Burton Fleming, Flotmanby, Bessingby, Speeton and Fraisthorpe; distant ones such as Grinton in Swaledale, Blubberhouses, Askham Richard, Acklam and Willerby; dozens of cottages and farm lands in 45 villages; the tithe income from 20 churches, including that of St Mary’s at Scarborough, worth £19 a year, and local chapels, which named those at Filey, Cloughton, Willerby, Ganton and Flamborough.

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1917 court: Band of boys in court for pilfering yet again

1917 court: Band of boys in court for pilfering yet again

In the children’s court before the mayor (Mr CC Graham) presiding, Alderman Rowntree, Mr RG Heys, and Mr J Sinfield, several charges of juvenile pilfering were gone into in which eleven young boys were implicated.

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Video: On this day in 1953: Colourful scenes at Eisenhower inauguration

Video: On this day in 1953: Colourful scenes at Eisenhower inauguration

GENERAL DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER took office as 34th President of the United States today, and in a 20-minute inaugural speech called for good faith among nations to end the cold war.

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This scene of Scarborough's South Bay is taken from the footpaths close to where the Aquaruim roundabout stands today.
In the foreground is the elaborate gated entrance and ticket booth to the Spa area and on the extreme left bathing machines stand on an undeveloped Foreshore Road.
Construction of Foreshore Road was completed in 1877 to coincide with the inauguration of the Aquarium underground entertainment complex.
Photo reproduced courtesy of the Max Payne collection. 
Reprints can be ordered with proceeds going to local charities. Telephone 0330 1230203 and quote reference number

Nostalgia: Scarborough’s South Bay

This scene of Scarborough’s South Bay is taken from the footpaths close to where the Aquaruim roundabout stands today.

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Priory Church, Bridlington.

Nostalgia: The age of plunder

By the time of Shakespeare’s birth in 1564 his country had experienced a revolution in land and property ownership. Yorkshire was particularly affected by this revolution because so much of the county had for centuries belonged to religious houses, orders and guilds, but was now almost entirely in the hands of secular owners. Before the dissolution of 1536-40, Yorkshire had 610 monks, 200 friars and 230 nuns living in 35 abbeys, 18 friaries and 24 nunneries, yet even these figures fail to convey the vast extent of their properties and wealth.

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1917 court: Fined for supplying cigarettes to a minor

1917 court: Fined for supplying cigarettes to a minor

Before Mr AJ Tugwell (in the chair), Alderman Rowntree, and Mr George Rowntree, at the Borough Police Court, Clara Maud Philps, manageress, 1, West Bank, was summoned on a charge of having sold cigarettes to a person apparently under the age of 16 years, on December 24th. There was a further summons with respect to an offence on January 6th. The cases were adjourned at the previous hearing on Monday on account of one of the boys concerned having failed to attend court.

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