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Carisbrooke castle on the Isle of Wight where King Charles I was held prisoner in 1648. Sir William Constable of Flamborough was in charge of the guard at the time.

Escaping the hangman’s noose

One of the first of Yorkshire’s regicides to die in 1655 was Sir William Constable of Flamborough, uncle of Sir Thomas Fairfax, and last of an illustrious family. He had been MP for Knaresborough and played a prominent and gallant part in Yorkshire’s Civil War campaigns. He was in charge of the guard at Carisbrooke castle on the Isle of Wight when the king was held prisoner there in 1648. Such was his eminence that he was awarded a state funeral and buried in the Henry VII chapel in Westminster abbey.

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A song thrush

Summer is gradually mellowing into autumn

Where have all the maggots gone? Decades ago, mother placed my blackberries in a pan of salty water to draw out maggots prior to washing and cooking them. Nowadays we don’t see any! Mind you, I tend to eat dozens straight from the hedgerows, so maybe I’ve eaten a good many. Both Tigga and myself can’t resist them.

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A popular walk with remarkable sea views

A popular walk with remarkable sea views

One of our favourite local walks departs from Cloughton - a pleasant village which lies six miles north-west of Scarborough and is easily accessed by bus or private transport. This popular short walk of about four miles starts from the northern end of Cloughton.

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Carolyn Hodgson and her dog Winston.

Former TV and radio presenter Carolyn Hodgson reveals her favourite things

Carolyn Hodgson is a former TV and radio presenter and newsreader. She started her career over 20 years ago at BBC Radio York, before moving to ITV Yorkshire where she was a fashion and entertainment correspondent and news reader. Carolyn currently lives in York with her husband and two teenage children, but hopes to retire to Scarborough in the not too distant future.

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New Haven in the US state of Connecticut has two avenues and one street named after three English regicides who fled to this American colony after the Restoration in 1660.

English regicides in exile

Should you ever be passing through the city of New Haven, in the US state of Connecticut, overlooking Long Island Sound, the names of its thoroughfares might strike a memory chord. There are two avenues called Dixwell and Whalley, and a street named Goffe.

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1918 court: Boys plead guilty to burglary at cottage

1918 court: Boys plead guilty to burglary at cottage

At the Scarborough Children’s Court today two boys, 14, and 10 years of age respectively, were charged with breaking and entering No.7, Coastguard Cottages and stealing various articles value 9s 6d between the 1st of August and the 28th of August. An older brother of the younger boy (and who had to appear on another charge of larceny having pleaded guilty previously) was also charged with stealing other articles from the same house.

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Following the 1976 heatwave the public were advised to grow drought-tolerant plants sucha as geraniums.

Extremes of weather is nature’s way

Global warming? Forget it! Whilst recently sorting my archive material, I was amazed to discover a vivid description of a terrible flood endured by Scarborians and local villages in August 1857.

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A lovely linear route from Lockton to Levisham

A lovely linear route from Lockton to Levisham

I think many people prefer a linear walk to a circular route. I certainly do nowadays, unless I’m very familiar with the area. A direct, linear route means you can relax without referring to a map. Consequently, you can chat to fellow walkers; turn back when you’ve had enough; have no fear of getting lost, or blocked paths due to lack of maintenance. Just stride out and enjoy the freedom.

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Julia West

Many special places in North Yorkshire

Julia West was born in Scarborough and went to Scalby School. She worked at Boots, had her own shop in Dean Road and, after raising a family, went to Scarborough College to study fashion design, which led to a three-year course learning ceramics and a 17-year stint as a potter. She was in a local murder mystery group called Interact, playing many different characters, and photography has become her latest passion. “With so much on my doorstep I couldn’t fail really.”

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Rachael Holliday runs a daily commute between Scarborough and Whitby collecting wounded animals.

Passionate wildlife hero is a life saver

Within our town there exists a small, passionate network of ordinary people striving to help protect our local wildlife. From wounded kittiwake chicks falling off Spa bridge, to lost duck eggs rolling along Valley Road, we should take great comfort knowing that amongst our society everyday people are taking the time to collect our wounded animals.

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