New date for Peasholm Park centenary celebrations is set

The flooded lake at Peasholm which caused last month's centenary party to be cancelled
The flooded lake at Peasholm which caused last month's centenary party to be cancelled

A new date has been set for the centenary celebration of Peasholm Park which was postponed last month due to flooding.

Heavy rain had left large areas of the park under water while strong winds were also creating problems for organisers.

Linda Harper

Linda Harper

Now, following a meeting between Scarborough Council and the Peasholm Park Friends group, it has been decided to hold the centenary celebration on Sunday August 26 from 10am.

Chairman of the friends’ group, Linda Harper, said: “Being forced to postpone the event was a blow – an awful lot of hard work and planning had been done by the friends and the council and money invested in infrastructure and entertainment.

“But while we were disappointed at having to postpone due to the weather, we were also determined to come back, set a new date and put on a day of entertainment that families will enjoy, to celebrate the centenary of this amazing open space in Scarborough.

“We’ve now got to put a detailed programme together, but we’re delighted to already be able to confirm that the superb Hunmanby Silver Band will be performing in the afternoon. We’re also looking at martial arts demonstrations, dancing displays, willow weaving, storytelling, kite-making and a coconut shy, as well as crafts art and cake stalls.”

The event will form part of a busy bank holiday weekend in the park itself and in Scarborough, with a firework display and ‘Three Tenors in the Park’ concert in Peasholm on Friday 24 August from 8pm, followed by the naval warfare display on the lake at 3pm on the Saturday.

Later that day boyband JLS will be performing at the Open Air Theatre, while evergreen funnyman Ken Dodd is at The Futurist Theatre, and ‘Sensational Sinatra’ is at Scarborough Spa.

Taking place in the evening on Sunday August 26 is a show at the Stephen Joseph Theatre featuring legendary chat show host Michael Parkinson, while Joe Longthorne will be performing at the Futurist.

The following day sees Burniston Show, plus the start of the Scarborough Cricket Festival and later that day ‘Voulez Vous - A Tribute to Abba’ at The Futurist Theatre.