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1916 court: Butcher for the chop after sale of bad meat

Before Mr J Dippie and Alderman Pirie at the Borough Police Court James Leak, butcher, 1 and 3 Bar Street, was charged with selling a piece of mutton for consumption which was not fit for the food of man. He was also charged with exposing unsound meat, and also with having unsound meat on the premises intended for the food of man.

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On this day in Yorkshire 1952: Leeds man wins world billiards championship

On this day in Yorkshire 1952: Leeds man wins world billiards championship

Leslie Driffield, a Leeds business man and English champion, last night, in Calcutta, won the World Amateur Billiards Championship.

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On this day in Yorkshire 1941: Students make model ‘planes

On this day in Yorkshire 1941: Students make model ‘planes

Three junior students of the Leeds College of Art are putting their spare time and money to good use by making scale models of British and enemy aircraft from odd scraps of material.

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Christmas stories from the archives
Little girl from Tristan da Cunha to have a Yorkshire Christmas

Christmas stories from the archives Little girl from Tristan da Cunha to have a Yorkshire Christmas

A SMALL brown-haired girl with sparkling slate-blue eyes who has travelled 6,000 miles during the last few weeks, will wake up in a Sedbergh home o Christmas Day to find presents left her for the first time by father Christmas

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Nostalgia: Advertisements at bottom of Bland’s Cliff

Nostalgia: Advertisements at bottom of Bland’s Cliff

This newsagents shop at the bottom of Bland’s Cliff has a number of advertisements on its walls, two of which advertise two of Scarborough’s major attractions of the time.

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Christmas stories from the archives: Cupid’s Christmas 23rd December 1950

Christmas stories from the archives: Cupid’s Christmas 23rd December 1950

The first couple to be married at Leeds Register Office today arrived in darkness, before 8 a.m.

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The Little Angel on Flowergate, Whitby, has a vaulted undercroft.

Nostalgia: Proliferation of alehouses

Four hundred years ago, not all village and country life was hard labour: there were many opportunities and times for what William Shakespeare called “cakes and ale”. (Twelfth Night)

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On this day in Yorkshire 1935: Ghostly noises explained

On this day in Yorkshire 1935: Ghostly noises explained

Boy with a nervous reaction to sound

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1916 court: Man steals tonic water not whisky from pub

1916 court: Man steals tonic water not whisky from pub

At the Borough Police Court before Mr J Sinfield and Alderman Rowntree, Owen Smith, labourer, 51, William Street, was charged with stealing four bottles of tonic water from the Durham Hotel, value 1s, on the 29th November.

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On this day in Yorkshire 1953: Lorry hit pram but baby was unhurt

On this day in Yorkshire 1953: Lorry hit pram but baby was unhurt

From our Ossett correspondent

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On this day in Yorkshire 1949: Explosion in a trawler

On this day in Yorkshire 1949: Explosion in a trawler

Two tugs put out last night to the aid of a trawler in which an explosion was reported to have occurred 10 miles east-north-east of Blyth.

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Nostalgia: Merrimac paddle tug

Nostalgia: Merrimac paddle tug

The Merrimac paddle tug is pictured in Scarborough’s South Bay packed with tourists heading out for an excursion.

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Winchester College

Nostalgia: Huge expansion of schools

When Ben Jonson (1573-1637), the dramatist and poet, wrote disparagingly of Shakespeare that he had “small Latin and less Greek”, we might think differently that anyone not of the gentry and educated at a small, provincial grammar school at Stratford must have been very privileged, not disadvantaged, to have known any Greek at all. Yet, in fact, Latin was then taught throughout the country in its many old and new grammar schools and Greek was not merely exclusive to the ancient foundations at Winchester, Eton and St Paul’s.

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On this day in Yorkshire 1942: Wartime news of the North

On this day in Yorkshire 1942: Wartime news of the North

Help for traders after air raids

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1916 court: Man resists his wife’s maintenance order

1916 court: Man resists his wife’s maintenance order

At the Borough Police Court, Edwin Turner, described as a joiner and cabinet maker, of 14, Crawthorne Road, Peterborough, was charged with disobeying a maintenance order in respect of Christiania Turner, 65, Tindall Street, to the amount of £8 2s 6d.

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On this day in Yorkshire 1951: Leeds fireman saved dog from disused shaft - then it bit him

On this day in Yorkshire 1951: Leeds fireman saved dog from disused shaft - then it bit him

A Leeds fireman was lowered on ropes into a disused pit shaft near Brown Lane, Leeds, yesterday to rescue a black cross-bred dog believed to have been thrown into the shaft.

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On this day in Yorkshire 1943: Wartime News of the North

On this day in Yorkshire 1943: Wartime News of the North

In Sheffield schools there is a shortage of 250 teachers, says Dr. W. P. Alexander (Director of Education) in his report to the Education Committee.

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In this picture of Edwardian folk at leisure the extent of Scarborough's North Bay promenade can be seen as the straight edge of concrete paving meets the sand.
The promenade was extended northwards in 1925 as far as the bulge where Peasholm Dale met the shore.
Dominating the skyline in the distance is the Clifton Hotel.
Photo reproduced courtesy of the Max Payne collection. 
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Nostalgia: Scarborough’s North Bay promenade

In this picture of Edwardian folk at leisure the extent of Scarborough’s North Bay promenade can be seen as the straight edge of concrete paving meets the sand.

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On this day in Yorkshire 1953: Aniseed balls used to set off limpet bombs

On this day in Yorkshire 1953: Aniseed balls used to set off limpet bombs

All the aniseed balls in Bedford were bought up just before the war because they were that time the only things that could set off underwater limpet bombs.

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On this day in Yorkshire 1940: North East town bombed

On this day in Yorkshire 1940: North East town bombed

After hovering in the neighbourhood for some hours early on Friday morning, a German raider shortly before daylight released bombs which fell for the most part on a residential part of a North-East town.

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