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Nostalgia: ‘The refined amusements of polished life’

For gentlemen who wanted to catch up with the latest news there was the coffee-house. Scarborough seems to have had only one of these places which, as shown on John Collins’ street plan, dated from at least 1725. It stood at the corner of Tanner (St Thomas) Street at its junction with the north side of Newborough and nearly a century later it was still there.

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The Scarborough Queen's Parade Tramway Company Limited was created on 4 March 1878, linking Queen's Parade, on the top of the North Cliff to the Promenade Pier.
A cabin broke loose on 8 August 1878, the opening day, the lift closed for the rest of the year. With accidents every year, pump engine and water supply failures and a further landslip in 1887 stopped the use of the lift.
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Nostalgia: Queen’s Parade Tram

The Scarborough Queen’s Parade Tramway Company Limited was created on 4 March 1878, linking Queen’s Parade, on the top of the North Cliff to the Promenade Pier.

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1917 court: Fraudster wanted for ‘a number of offences’

1917 court: Fraudster wanted for ‘a number of offences’

At the Scarborough Police Court, Ernest Bainbridge, publican, 15, Meadow Lane, Nottingham, was charged, on remand, with obtaining a diamond cluster ring, valued at £42 by false pretences, the property of Mr G Sedman, jeweller, Newborough, on May 5th, when it was related how prisoner, who was “wanted” for a number of offences, was apprehended by an acquaintance upon whose good nature he had imposed.

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Nostalgia: Friarage School

Nostalgia: Friarage School

Taken around the early 1930s this picture shows Friarage School with St Mary’s Church and Scarborough Castle in the distance.

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Illustration from Greens Poetical Sketches showing two ladies asking proprietor, Mr Leatherum, for shoes that were waterproof.

Nostalgia: Serving the needs of ‘spawers’

The presence every summer from May until October of hundreds of rich, extravagant, carefree and often infirm gentlemen and ladies created a demand for goods and services which Scarborough did not normally meet. Indeed, so great were the special needs of “spawers” that every season shopkeepers and craftsmen from as far away as London came to Scarborough for the elitist trade and employment. Cooks and chefs arrived from the capital to prepare meals in the Long Rooms and the superior inns; physicians and apothecaries came up from Hull; shopkeepers, selling a variety of high-class clothing from ladies’ dresses to gentlemen’s dancing shoes, came over from York for the season.

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Ballroom dancing in Donners Long Room, one of Greens Poetical Sketches.

Nostalgia: Sampling the town’s night life

Having escorted his “transient visitors” on a horse-riding excursion to the north Wolds, Hinderwell returned them safely back to Scarborough to enjoy evening entertainment there. They had travelled south down the bumpy, pot-holed coast road, 19 miles to Flamborough, looked in awe at the “tremendous grandeur” of the sea cliffs and their multitude of nesting sea birds (no gannets then.) After dinner at the Dog and Duck (not yet Royal), they had driven back through Hunmanby and Sledmere, marvelling at the latter’s tree-lined parkland and its new country mansion.

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1917 court: Man marched to court for buying army boots

1917 court: Man marched to court for buying army boots

James Jackson Busby, hotel proprietor, Victoria Hotel, Westborough, was summoned for having purchased a pair of military boots from a soldier, and further with being in possession of the boots. Defendant was represented by Mr GE Royle, solicitor.

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Although the moorland landscape near Cloughton is relatively the same today as it was when this picture was taken the same can't be said for the main A171 road to Whitby has undergone many improvements and realiignments over the years since this picture was.
The caption on the picture reads 'The Moor Near Cloughton'.
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Nostalgia: The Moor road near Cloughton

Although the moorland landscape near Cloughton is relatively the same today as it was when this picture was taken the same can’t be said for the main A171 road to Whitby which has undergone many improvements and realignments over the years.

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Sir Christopher Sykes, was the principal architect of Sledmere House, its gardens and parkland seen today.

Nostalgia: An ‘oasis’ on bleak Yorkswold

In the 1811 edition of his history of Scarborough, Thomas Hinderwell noted that “transient visitors in the Spaw-season” were mistaken if they thought that there were no “agreeable Rides to induce excursions”. It was therefore his purpose to convince such “transient visitors” that the neighbourhood of Scarborough offered a rich and interesting variety of pleasant Rides into the countryside.

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1917 court: A select few exempt from active service

1917 court: A select few exempt from active service

Scarborough Tribunal sat on Tuesday evening, the Mayor (Mr CC Graham) presiding. There were also present: Dr Everley Taylor, Mr G Haigh, and Mr J Farquhar, with the Military Representative (Major Boyce).

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A parade with horses and chariots passes the elaborate frontage of the Queen's Hotel on North Marine Road. The hotel was built in 1848 and for many years was one of Scarborough's premier hotels.
In March 1941 the frontage was so severely damaged by German bombing that it was never repaired and was to be demolished in 1948.
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Thursday Flashback: Queen’s Hotel, North Marine Road, Scarborough

A parade with horses and chariots passes the elaborate frontage of the Queen’s Hotel on North Marine Road.

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1917 court: Grocer’s pickle over sale of ‘inferior’ beans

1917 court: Grocer’s pickle over sale of ‘inferior’ beans

A case of some importance to grocers and others, developing round the question as to what kind of beans are comprised in the term ‘haricot beans’, for the purposes of a recent order of the Food Controller, came up when Thomas Stannears, grocer, 41, Aberdeen Walk was summoned for having unlawfully offered to sell by retail beans of the description mentioned in the schedule of the Beans, Peas, and Pulses (Retail Prices) Order, 1917, at a price exceeding that stated in the Order on July 16th.

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Nostalgia: Construction of Scarborough Aquarium

Nostalgia: Construction of Scarborough Aquarium

Construction is underway on a two and a half acre site underneath the Cliff footbridge by the Marine Aquarium Company.

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Hunmanbys old gaol building at the junction of Stonegate and Sheepdyke Lane.

Nostalgia: A busy and lively community

Squire Humphrey Osbaldeston left a lasting material signature on his manor at Hunmanby, but a contemporary of his, Francis Wrangham (1769-1842), was in many ways a more influtential resident there two hundred years ago.

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Nostalgia: 1917 Police Court; Pub owner stumbles over ‘absurdity’ of Act

Nostalgia: 1917 Police Court; Pub owner stumbles over ‘absurdity’ of Act

The absurdity of regulations under the Defence of the Realm Act, with regard to the selling of intoxicants and non-intoxicants after hours fixed for the closing of shops and for consumption off the premises was emphasised in a case at Scarborough Police Court before Mr SN Smith (in the chair) and other magistrates.

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Nostalgia: NALGO holiday camp, Cayton Bay

Nostalgia: NALGO holiday camp, Cayton Bay

Aerial view of the NALGO holiday camp at Knipe Point, Cayton Bay. Originally the first trade union camp in the north of England it opened its doors in 1933. It had 124 wooden bungalows, accommodating 252 visitors.

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All Saints Church, Hunmanby, contains several monuments to the Osbaldeston family.

Nostalgia: Farmstead of the huntsman

After his perfunctory references to Filey, in 1811 Thomas Hinderwell went on inland to Hunmanby, a place-name he did not explain though in Domesday book it appeared as “Hundemanebi”, the Danish farm belonging to the hunt or houndsman.

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1917 court: Smoke signals dirty washing for laundry

1917 court: Smoke signals dirty washing for laundry

The Yorkshire Laundries Company Ltd whose registered office is at 108, Swan Arcade, Bradford, were defendants in a case at Scarborough Police Court. The summons was for allowing black smoke to issue from a chimney at the Spring Hill laundry, Scarborough, in such quantities as to be a nuisance between June 4th and June 8th.

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Nostalgia: Robinsons Royal Blue Motor Tours

Nostalgia: Robinsons Royal Blue Motor Tours

The white lines on the map taken from an advertisement show the extent of Robinsons Royal Blue Motor Tours.

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Day Out pics..
Filey Bay . 
Picture Dave Kettlewell. 112662
30/06/11

Nostalgia: Filey: “A small fishing town”

In the words of Thomas Hinderwell’s 1811 History, “Numerous parties from Scarborough...make excursions to Filey in the summer-season”. However, he continued, “notwithstanding its peculiar advantage for sea-bathing, it has few accommodations for permanent visitors”.

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