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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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On this day in Yorkshire 1954: Weather foils salvage of grounded Hull trawler

On this day in Yorkshire 1954: Weather foils salvage of grounded Hull trawler

Norwegian vessel takes off crew of 20

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A view of the beach area at Scalby Mills. The strange looking mound in the centre of the picture was known as 'Monkey Island' a popular playground for many generations.
Visitors are taking advantage of low tide as they walk along the old Victorian outfall pipes which stretched as far as Jackson's Bay to the north.
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Nostalgia: Scalby Mills and ‘Monkey Island’

A view of the beach area at Scalby Mills. The strange looking mound in the centre of the picture was known as ‘Monkey Island’ a popular playground for many generations locals and holidaymakers.

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A site set up for retired seamen and their wives from money left by Admiral John Lawson when he died in 1665 was Trinity House in St Sepulchre Street, still occupied today.

Nostalgia: The twelve days of Christmas

Nowadays, for most of us, the day that follows Christmas is Boxing Day, a relatively new name: for centuries past it was and, for some, still is St Stephen’s Day.

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Early picture of St Nicholas Cliff, on the extreme left, where the Grand Hotel stands today, Scarboroughs own hospital of St Nicholas once stood

Nostalgia: St Nicholas - guardian and protector

Have you ever wondered why one of Scarborough’s sea cliffs and the town street leading to it are named after a bishop who once lived in what is now Turkey about 1,700 years ago?

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York Minster is the only church where mistletoe has always been welcome.

Nostalgia: Why was December 25 chosen?

It comes around every year, but most of us just take if for granted. Why, for instance, did the early Christians choose December 25 as the birthday of Jesus?

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Christmas stories from the archives: One Leeds child will have a cold Christmas lunch

Christmas stories from the archives: One Leeds child will have a cold Christmas lunch

Jessie Macdonald of Francis Street, Leeds, will have a cold lunch on Christmas Day.

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Predictions on how long it will take to disengage ourselves from the EU range from 18 months to decades.

Howard Croft column: Mature reflections on the Brexit vote

I know that you are probably dizzy with excitement at the prospect of celebrating the birth of the Prince of Peace on Sunday, but what better time to share with you my mature reflections on Brexit. After all the wild and mostly dishonest predictions (on both sides) about the outcome of the referendum, we are faced with the reality – and with more outlandish outpourings.

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1916 court: Neglected wife turns to relief fund for help

1916 court: Neglected wife turns to relief fund for help

Possessing a badly bruised eye, a well-known Scarborough man, a painter, named Francis Mennell, whose address was given as 3, Barry’s Yard, St Mary’s Street, Scarborough, but who was brought from Huddersfield to Scarborough, appeared on a charge of having neglected to maintain his wife, whereby she became chargeable, on December 7th, to the funds of the Scarborough Poor Law Union.

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Christmas stories from the archives: A Leeds port of call

Christmas stories from the archives: A Leeds port of call

Where servicemen may eat and sleep

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Christmas stories from the archives: Knaresborough toy appeal 1897

Christmas stories from the archives: Knaresborough toy appeal 1897

Christmas and the Little Ones: An appeal from J. L. Armstrong of Harrogate

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Nostalgia: Model of Scarborough’s South Bay bathing pool

Nostalgia: Model of Scarborough’s South Bay bathing pool

The pool was the brainchild of Borough Engineer, Harry W Smith and construction began in 1913 after the council purchased South Cliff gardens the previous year.

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Christmas stories from the archives: The Captives Christmas at Lofthouse Park

Christmas stories from the archives: The Captives Christmas at Lofthouse Park

Germans allowed indulgence at their own expense

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On this day in Yorkshire 1988: Five rescued from flooded pot

On this day in Yorkshire 1988: Five rescued from flooded pot

Five potholers were rescued today after spending 14 hours trapped underground in a flooded pothole in the Yorkshire Dales.

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Christmas stories from the archives: Picture Christmas card by wireless and the toys that brought joy into Leeds homes.

Christmas stories from the archives: Picture Christmas card by wireless and the toys that brought joy into Leeds homes.

The first Christmas card sent by wireless reached Marconi House, from New York this morning.

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1916 court: Mr Crowe’s feathers ruffled after hen theft

1916 court: Mr Crowe’s feathers ruffled after hen theft

The adjourned case of fowl stealing came before the magistrates, Mr J Dippie (chairman), Alderman Pirie, and Mr AW Sinclair, at the Borough Police Court.

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The title of this postcard image is 'Sand model at Scarborough' and is a graphic depiction of gun carriage totally destroyed, a dead horse and soldier and a second horse stuck in a quagmire of mud.
The harrowing scene from the First World War was probably created by the two gents looking.
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Nostalgia: Sand model at Scarborough

The title of this postcard image is ‘Sand model at Scarborough’ and is a graphic depiction of a gun carriage totally destroyed, a dead horse and soldier and a second horse stuck in a quagmire of mud.

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King Jame Bible on display in York Minster during an exhibition in 2011.

Nostalgia: King James Bible and everyday phrases

If William Shakespeare gave us more words, phrases and idioms than any other author in the English language, second only to his works is the King James version of the Bible, published five years before his death. Many of the phrases and stories still used in everyday speech have their origins in the 1611 Bible, even though most of us are unaware of it. They have survived because they are so memorable, appropriate and expressive. Just a few examples, taken at random, should make the point: “No peace for the wicked”; “a fly in the ointment”; “the salt of the earth”; “eat, drink and be merry, for tomorrow we die”; “count the cost”; “cover the multitude of sins”; and “a cloud no bigger than a man’s hand”.

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On this day in Yorkshire 1942: Adventures of Leeds Seaman

On this day in Yorkshire 1942: Adventures of Leeds Seaman

After a remarkable series of Adventures, a Leeds man, Leading Seaman James Stone (21), is now home on 38 days leave.

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