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1918 court: Police dig deep to find missing garden fork

John William Southwick, general dealer, Scalby, was summoned at the North Riding Police Court with stealing a garden fork value 3s 6d, the property of WE Crosier, innkeeper, Scalby, between the 19th and 23rd April at Scalby. Defendant did not appear, and a warrant was issued for his arrest. He was apprehended and brought before Mr F Baker, in the chair, and Mr AH Robinson, at a special sitting. Defendant pleaded not guilty.

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Nostalgia: Scarborough’s South Bay beach

Nostalgia: Scarborough’s South Bay beach

Donkeys on the beach are still a popular attraction for children and families today, as they were when this picture was taken over 100 year’s ago.

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Rievaulx abbey was Hinderwell's favourite place of interest he devoted three pages to it in his 1811 guide.

Nostalgia: Tour of area’s rich heritage

Very much like Jane Austen, his contemporary, Scarborough’s first historian, Thomas Hinderwell, was greatly interested in palatial country houses and the families who occupied them. As far as Scarborough’s hinterland was then concerned, if you were looking for the homes of the aristocracy and landed gentry, there were plenty to choose from.

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1918 court: Cook’s fingers burnt stealing from kitchen

1918 court: Cook’s fingers burnt stealing from kitchen

At the Scarborough Police Court before Mr J Dippie (in the chair), Alderman Pirie, and Mr AW Sinclair.

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Nostalgia: Beach entertainers

Nostalgia: Beach entertainers

A crowd has gathered on the sands close to the Spa to watch two beach entertainers.

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Whitby's famous whale jawbone arch on the West Cliff.

Nostalgia: Fearless Whitby whalers

In 1720 the Cholmley family moved out of Abbey House to Howsham Hall, which the third Hugh Cholmley had acquired when he married the heiress of Sir John Wentworth. Nevertheless, Nathaniel (1721-91), the next male heir and last in the direct male line, continued links with Whitby. Henrietta Street was named after his second wife; Whitby’s so-called Town Hall, between Church Street and Market Place, was his gift in 1788 to the town; and as lord of the manor and harbour, he continued to levy port dues from its users, 8d from every English and 1s 4d from every foreign vessel sheltering there.

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1918 court: Farmer’s misfortune led to bankruptcy

Before His Honour Judge Lock at the Scarborough County Court, Frances Pinkney, late of Red House, Hackness, and formerly of Farfield, Howsham, Kirkham Abbey, farmer, applied for his discharge in bankruptcy under a receiving order made on November 4, 1914, Mr J Whitfield appeared for the debtor.

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The Falcon Inn on the Whitby road has been a pub since at least the beginning of the last century and prior to this it was a shooting lodge for the then Lord Derwent.'As a 19th century coaching inn, it marked the changeover point for horses making the journey between Scarborough and Whitby. Today, The Falcon Inn still continues to provides a resting place for travellers.'Photo reproduced courtesy of the Max Payne collection. 'Reprints can be ordered with proceeds going to local charities. Telephone 0330 1230203 and quote reference number

Nostalgia: The Falcon Inn

The Falcon Inn on the Whitby road has been a pub since at least the beginning of the last century and prior to this it was a shooting lodge for the then Lord Derwent.

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Scarborough Castle still bears the scars of Cholmley's decision to switch sides in the Civil War.

Nostalgia: Cholmley’s amass a huge estate

The relations between Whitby and Scarborough were rarely cordial, usually grudging, and sometimes outright hostile. During the Middle Ages, when Whitby was under the thumb of the Benedictine abbot and Scarborough borough prospered commercially under the wing of the Crown, there was no obvious reason for rivalry between them. However, after the closure of the abbey and the confiscation by Henry VIII of all its extensive landed properties from Sandsend to Seamer, the two towns, both in decline, lived uneasily side by side; and the clash of interests became evident only after both began to recover and the Cholmley family effectively succeeded to most of Whitby abbey’s former estate and local authority.

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1918 court: Boys dealt a bad hand for playing card game

1918 court: Boys dealt a bad hand for playing card game

Robert Duncan (16), errand boy, 2, Castle Terrace;

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Nostalgia: Turkish seawater baths

Nostalgia: Turkish seawater baths

Situated at the bottom of Bland’s Cliff in this picture are the Turkish seawater baths which opened to the public in 1859.

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Early 1900s view of Scarborough's old town and south bay.

Nostalgia: Ancient rivalry of two sea ports

Two hundred years ago, the ancient rivalry between Whitby and Scarborough was as strong as ever, especially amongst the sea-faring communities in both towns.

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1918 Police court: Summons against dairy company is dismissed

1918 Police court: Summons against dairy company is dismissed

At the Borough Police Court before Mr J Dippie (in the chair), Alderman J Pirie, and Mr RG Heys, the Woodlands Dairy Ltd, Roscoe Street, was summoned for selling three-pennyworth of new milk which was not of the nature, substance and quality demanded by Mr James Bastiman, Inspector under the Food and Drugs Act. Mr EM Taylor, Deputy Town Clerk, prosecuted, and Mr Tasker Hart, defended.

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Nostalgia: Scarborough Cliff Bridge

Nostalgia: Scarborough Cliff Bridge

An early drawing of Scarborough’s Cliff Bridge, commonly known today as the Spa footbridge.

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Aerial view of Robin Hood's Bay. According to Hinderwell, it was a town 'frequently visited by strangers on account of the Alum-works in its vicinity'.

Nostalgia: A day trip to ‘Robin Hood’s town’

A location highly recommended by Hinderwell to Scarborough’s summer visitors was “a small fishing-place thirteen miles north”, called “Robin Hood’s town”; but his reason for such a visit would surprise us living two hundred years later. According to Hinderwell, it was a town “frequently visited by strangers on account of the Alum-works in its vicinity”.

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1918 crimes: Stables owner should have said neigh to hay

1918 crimes: Stables owner should have said neigh to hay

At the Scarborough Police Court before the Mayor (Mr CC Graham), Mr AJ Tugwell, and Mr J Sinfield, Francis Clifford, cab proprietor, 33, Dean Road, was summoned for unlawfully receiving from a soldier certain stores in regimental charge, to wit, a quantity of hay.

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Nostalgia: Scalby Mills Station, North Bay Railway

Nostalgia: Scalby Mills Station, North Bay Railway

Scalby Mills Station on the North Bay Railway has seen many developments since the railway was built in 1930-31.

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1918 Court: Trader for the chop over price of bacon

1918 Court: Trader for the chop over price of bacon

Defendant was John Whitehouse Brown, grocer, 110, Victoria Road, and he was summoned for having failed to display in regard to the retailing of bacon, prominently in his shop, a dated statement, showing the prices at which he was selling bacon, the alleged offence being contrary to the Bacon, Ham and Lard (Provisional Prices) Order, 1917.

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Nostalgia: South Bay bathing pool

Nostalgia: South Bay bathing pool

A view of Scarborough South Bay and bathing pool which opened in 1915. The outer concrete sea wall was wide enough to serve as a promenade for bathers and a viewing grand-stand for spectators.

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