Memories of town’s war horror

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SCARBOROUGH MP Robert Goodwill is set to open a new First World War exhibition in the town on Friday.

Mr Goodwill will cut the ribbon on the Scarborough Maritime Heritage Centre’s presentation 97 years since the 1914 bombardment.

The attacks killed 17 people as German battle cruisers launched more than 500 shells with soldier Albert Bennett, of Wykeham Street, one of the victims, and Salvation Army bandsman, Leonard Ellis, killed in South Street.

The attacks sparked huge waves of anger with campaigns demanding people to “Avenge Scarborough” and “Show German barbarians that Britain’s shores cannot be bombarded with impunity”.

Mr Goodwill is set to open the exhibition at 4pm.