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1918 Court: Laundress hung out to dry for string of thefts

At the Scarborough Police Court before Mr SN Smith, in the chair, and Mr W Sayner, Ida Taylor, 20, laundress, 6 Springfield, was charged with stealing 3s 5d, the money of Sarah Jane Lightfoot, on the 16th June.

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This early picture shows the North Cliff area of the North Bay before the development of Clarence Gardens. The building in the centre was a wooden assembly hall. It was claimed that the hall could hold 3,000 people, and was described as a 'covered musical promenade' where concerts, plays, balls and circuses were held. The area was known as the Rock Gardens and the entrance opposite Rutland Terrace was by way of a domed Moorish temple just visible, middle centre, above the walkway. The building sat below Blenheim Terrace. Queen's Parade can be seen in the distance.'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

Scarborough’s North Cliff area of the North Bay in days gone by

The building in the centre was a wooden assembly hall. It was claimed that the hall could hold 3,000 people, and was described as a ‘covered musical promenade’ where concerts, plays, balls and circuses were held.

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A view of Clarence Gardens, North Bay, formerly known as Tintinholmes. A plague 'pesthouse' once stood in this area outside the town's residential boundary.

Nostalgia: Shattered Scarborough

If a veteran of Henry Cholmley’s Bluecoats (who had disgraced themselves on the battlefield of Edgehill in 1642) finally returned home after an absence of 18 years, he would have found his 
native town almost unrecognisable.

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1918 Court: Girl held on remand for stealing a watch

1918 Court: Girl held on remand for stealing a watch

At the Borough Police Court Lily Smith (20) domestic servant was charged on remand with stealing a metal watch value 10s, the property of Kate Anderson, 5, Scalby Road, between the 8th and 15th June.

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Nostalgia: Cliff Bridge, Scarborough

Nostalgia: Cliff Bridge, Scarborough

Early view of the Cliff Bridge and toll entrance on St Nicholas Cliff. The footbridge today is largely in its original condition.

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Helmsley castle had been surrendered to Sir Thomas Fairfax in 1644 by Sir Jordan Crosland.

Nostalgia: Royalists rise from the ashes

As elsewhere in the country, in Scarborough the transition from republic back to monarchy happened gradually, not immediately, and initially without bloodshed. Captain Northend, commander of the castle garrison, offered no resistance: even as late as Michaelmas 1660, after Charles II had been welcomed back to London four months earlier, the majority of the re-elected members of the Common Hall on Sandside were burgesses who had sat there throughout the 1650s; and neither of the two Bailiffs, William Saunders and William Lawson, had Royalist records. On the contrary, both had prospered under the Commonwealth and Protectorate, Saunders as a woollen draper and wine licensee, who had been Bailiff in 1649 and 1654; and Lawson (no relation of the Admiral), who had the other vintner’s licence and a Sandside tavern.

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1918 Court: Trouble spreading over sales of butter

1918 Court: Trouble spreading over sales of butter

At the Scarborough Police Court Hannah Hepples, farmer’s wife, Allandale Farm, Hutton Buscel, was summoned for selling by retail, butter to a person who was not duly registered with her as a customer contrary to the Food Control Committee (Local Distribution) Order, 1917, on 6th June.

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Taken from Burniston High Street, this view looking towards Cloughton shows the curve of Mill Lane as bends awy into the distance. The bend is know locally known as Tidds Corner.'Tidds Corner is on Scarborough and District and Arriva bus routes and appears on their respective timetables.'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: Tidds Corner, Burniston

Taken from Burniston High Street, this view looking towards Cloughton shows the curve of Mill Lane as it bends away into the distance.

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Nostalgia: Prince of Wales Terrace, Scarborough

Nostalgia: Prince of Wales Terrace, Scarborough

A view down Prince of Wales Terrace from Esplanade Road with the Prince of Wales Hotel dominating the picture on the right.

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St Mary's Church and the ruined remains of part of the church after the siege by Parliamentary forces during the Englsh Civil War.

Nostalgia: Scarborough lies in ruins

Sir Hugh Cholmley’s switch from Parliament to King in March 1643 might not have been catastrophic for him, his family and Scarborough if he had eventually accepted Royalist defeat. What sealed their common fate was his refusal to surrender Scarborough and then its castle when all was evidently lost. After the disastrous defeat at Marston Moor in July 1644, the Royalist staff officers passed through Scarborough on their way by sea into exile, but Cholmley would not go with them.

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1918 Court: Servants receive harsh punishments for thefts

1918 Court: Servants receive harsh punishments for thefts

Two charges of thefts by servants in the same employ occupied the attention of the Scarborough magistrates.

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Nostalgia:Patriotic parade in Pickering

Nostalgia:Patriotic parade in Pickering

The people of Pickering are seen parading down the main street feeling very patriotic, with many holding Union Jacks.

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Sir Hugh Cholmley

Nostalgia: ‘A place of great importance’

So how and why did little, defenceless, remote Scarborough become “a place of great importance” during the Civil Wars of the 1640s and 1650s? Initially, one fact is certain, the townspeople had no fear that they would be engulfed by civil wars and that Scarborough would be “front-page news” in all the journals of the time, both Royalist and Roundhead.

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1918 court: Soldier issues cheques but can’t foot the bill

1918 court: Soldier issues cheques but can’t foot the bill

Lieutenant Colonel P Bamford presided over a general court martial at Scarborough when Lieutenant William H Rae, Lancashire Fusiliers, was charged with issuing two cheques on Messrs Cox and Co for the payment of Mess bills, amounting to £6 15s 2d and £2 4s 11d on the 8th of March and 8th of April respectively, well knowing that he had not sufficient funds to meet the payments.

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How the Bandstand at Scarborough Spa looked a century ago

How the Bandstand at Scarborough Spa looked a century ago

As folk relax on seating in front of Scarborough’s Spa building, in the middle foreground is the original bandstand.

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IN PICTURES: 1994 school leavers

We have searched our archives and come up with a number of pictures of children who left their respective primary schools in the summer of 1994 to move up to senior school – are you in them?

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Scarborough town changed hands no fewer that seven times during the Civil War between 1642 and 1648 and Scarborough castle was a focal point.

Nostalgia: The start of royal flush

Today begins a new series on Scarborough’s long, eventful and rich history. It tries to explain how and why, after centuries of stagnation and decay, the town and port once again, during and after the civil wars of the mid-1600s, became places of national importance.

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1918 Court: Man went on travels to avoid military service

1918 Court: Man went on travels to avoid military service

Joseph Howard (24), hawker, no fixed residence, was charged at the Scarborough Police Court on Monday that being a person amenable to section 15 of the Reserve Forces Act, 1882, he did absent himself without leave when called up for permanent service.

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Nostaligia: Allerston village school

Nostaligia: Allerston village school

Children gather for the photographer outside Allerston village school.

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A nostalgic wander round Scarborough’s streets

Do you remember the days when you would meet your friends or loved ones on Boots’ Corner or pop into Woolworths in Westborough or get off the bus at the Odeon roundabout?

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