New date set for Peasholm Park centenary celebration

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.

Now, following a meeting between Scarborough Borough Council and the Peasholm Park Friends group, it has been decided to hold the centenary celebration on Sunday August 26 from around 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 as part of the celebration. 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 centenary event slots in to 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 August 24 from 8pm, followed by the naval warfare display on the lake at 3pm the next day.