I wonder if any readers could assist me with an issue which has recently been brought to my attention.
In September 1866, 14 crew members of a schooner named St Joseph, from Fecamp in France, were brought ashore to Scarborough Harbour suffering from cholera. They were taken to the workhouse in Dean Road to be treated and the owners of the vessel sent their thanks and a plaque from the fisher people of Fecamp.
The Civic Society featured the plaque in their newsletter in 2001 when the former workhouse, which later became St Mary’s Hospital, was demolished.
I have made several enquiries and nobody knows where the plaque is now. It would be interesting to find out.