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1917 Police Court: Boys’ bad conduct led to their current predicament

At the Scarborough Children’s Court, the case against the two boys who had absconded from Fulwood Cottage Homes at Sheffield, and coming to Scarborough, slept in Wilson’s Wood and other places, was gone into. Unfortunate circumstances were related in regards to each lad, and bad conduct had led to their present position.

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Nostalgia: Scarborough Girls’s High School

Nostalgia: Scarborough Girls’s High School

Practising their gymnasium skills are these girls from Scarborough Girls’ High School. No worries about health and safety in those days as can been seen in the picture with only one mat probably coconut matting by the pommel horse.

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William Clarkson Stansfields deptiction of the Battle of Trafalgar.

Nostalgia: Turbulent era for Scarborough

Jane Austen lived through a time of almost continuous foreign wars and more than one threat of foreign invasion. In 1776, the year after her birth, the American colonials declared their independence from the British empire and finally won it only by 1783. During those seven years Britain was also at war periodically with France, Spain and the Dutch Netherlands, which had all aided the American rebellion.

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1917 court: man hired to protect store is caught stealing

1917 court: man hired to protect store is caught stealing

On Thursday at a sitting of the North Riding Police Court, before Mr F Baker, presiding, and Messrs AH Robinson, C Leadley, H Dennis, and Dr Candler Hope, Robert Henry Wilson, canteen attendant, 45, Scarborough, was charged with stealing goods valued at £1 6s, the property of the Navy and Army canteen Board, in the township of Seamer.

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Nostalgia: Head-on crash, miniature railway

Nostalgia: Head-on crash, miniature railway

On 10 July 1932, during the second operating season of the miniature railway in Scarborough, a head-on collision took place at Beach station, in which the engine driver, Herbert Carr, aged 25, was killed and 31 passengers were injured.

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At the landward end of the old pier, overlooking the harbour, Weddells baths had opened in 1812.

Nosalgia: ‘Growing fashion’ of sea-bathing

In the second half of the 18th century, the growth of sea-bathing compensated Scarborough for the decline of the Spa. More visitors were then coming to take the salt sea-waters externally than the mineral waters internally and, after the turn of the century, there was a corresponding increase in the number taking indoor baths in the town.

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1917 Police Court: Burglar bungles his big job at jeweller’s

1917 Police Court: Burglar bungles his big job at jeweller’s

Thomas Watson, described as a labourer, 29 years of age, 9, Graham Row, Drypool, Hull, appeared on the charge of having broken into the shop of Mr George Sedman, jeweller, Newborough, and having stolen a quantity of jewellery of the value of £524 19s 6d.

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Nostalgia: Coastal Road, Burniston

Nostalgia: Coastal Road, Burniston

A view along the A165 Coastal Road towards Burniston taken from the bridge over the Scarborough to Whitby railway.

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John Settringtons print of an early bathing machine and naked bathers at Scarborough.

Nostalgia: Braving ‘the great abyss’

For centuries Christians had feared the open sea: Biblical references to it were negative and fearful. In Genesis, the waters were “the great abyss” out of which God created the land. The garden of Eden had a river but no sea; the great flood was an instrument of God’s punishment. In its unfathomable depths, the sea harboured huge monsters such as the great whale which swallowed disobedient Jonah. Before his retirement in 1612, Shakespeare’s last play was called The Tempest.

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Crimes: Police officer caught up in a street brawl

Crimes: Police officer caught up in a street brawl

Before Mr WS Rowntree (in the chair) Mr S Savery and Mr W Sayner at the Scarborough Police Court, James Richardson, carter, 29, Hope Street, was charged with having being drunk and disorderly in Newborough Street on September 1st.

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Nostalgia: Royal Northern Sea-Bathing Infirmary

Nostalgia: Royal Northern Sea-Bathing Infirmary

Royal Northern Sea-Bathing Infirmary opened in 1861 and was financed by voluntary subscription the relief of the afflicted poor.

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Scarborough art works at Dugglebys. Detail of Harry Wanless watercolour of Scarborough Spa, before the Suncourt was built..  074410e
in News   29/10/07   pic by Andrew Higgins

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One of the more difficult questions confronting Sir Meredith Whittaker in the early 1980s when he was researching his Book of Scarborough Spaw was why it appeared to fall into decline in the second half of the eighteenth century after its previous phenomenal success.

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1917 court: Who is liable for £100 Malton brewery debt?

1917 court: Who is liable for £100 Malton brewery debt?

At the Scarborough County Court, his Honour Judge Lock gave judgement in the case of Russell and Wrangham, brewers, Malton, against the officials of the Oxford Club, Scarborough, now off the register.

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Nostalgia: Valley Bridge and Valley Gardens

Nostalgia: Valley Bridge and Valley Gardens

View of Valley Bridge and Valley Gardens. Once known as Plantation the area became popular as the People’s Park and was the first to be opened free of charge all year round to both visitors and residents.

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1917 court: Girl commits spate of thefts at place of work

1917 court: Girl commits spate of thefts at place of work

Before the mayor (Mr CC Graham), and other magistrates at the Scarborough Police Court, Alice Amelia Haynes, a domestic servant, was charged with having stolen a lady’s handbag, silk blouse, an underbodice, and a piece of embroidery, of the total value of £2, the property of Mrs Charlotte Walker, of Westwood.

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Eighteenth century Scarborough, showing the spaws in the left foreground before the disaster of December 28, 1737.

Nostalgia: Exploiting the commercial value of Scarborough’s Spaw

Early in the morning of December 28, 1737, a crack appeared in the cellar of the Spa governor’s house. During the next 24 hours the sea-cliff face of Driple Cotes (South Cliff) was utterly and permanently transformed. About an acre of land, over 200 yards long and 30 yards deep, slowly subsided, taking with it five cows which were grazing there. As this upper part of the cliff dropped, the ground at the base rose up by as much as 100 yards long and seven yards high, creating a new terrace above the sands.

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Nostalgia: North Marine Road tram

Nostalgia: North Marine Road tram

A tram makes its way down North Marine Road towards Alexander Gardens.

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One of James Greens sketches of 1812 Scarborough shows the inside of the Theatre Royal.

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.
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: 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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