HAVING JUST enjoyed reading your report “Welcome to Scarborough 1950”, (Scarborough Evening News, March 7) regarding the themed function held on behalf of the Scarborough Museums Trust, I decided to re-read the Evening News publication “Scarborough’s Golden Jubilee Years” which I purchased on the date of issue almost 10 years ago.
While I’m sure that many of your readers will be in possession of a copy of this fascinating booklet, my particular interest is that its contents cover the period during which, for many years, I missed a lot of the news and sights of the changing face of Scarborough owing to work commitments.
Many will remember the rather unique compilation of this publication – a format of the Evening News front page for each year from 1950 to 2001, each page containing a selection of the main stories of that year.
These cover Royal visits, tragedies on land and at sea, and the loss of several of our fine hotels and other landmark buildings and tourism amenities. Also, countless other fascinating items, the details of some which I had either missed initially, or forgotten.
The stories are as diverse as an account of the first residents to move into the new houses in Eastfield in April 1950, to a Winston Churchill (then Prime Minister) walkabout in Westborough. A treasure in my collection of memorabilia.