SCARBOROUGH was a true beacon of community spirit yesterday thanks to a grand celebration.
Residents came together as one to host huge parties across the town marking the national Big Lunch weekend, which aims to unite people through the medium of good food and friendship.
Peasholm Park, Trafalgar Square, Prince of Wales Terrace Gardens and St Mary’s Churchyard each hosted events on the day for visitors to enjoy.
In Peasholm Park, the Big Lunch coincided with the annual Party in Peasholm Park, with tribute band Shadows Music providing the entertainment and fundraisers generating cash for next year’s centenary event.
The mood was similarly buoyant in the three other venues, with Martin Whelan, vice-chairman of the Residents and Friends of Trafalgar Square, saying the Big Lunch had been a great success.
He said: “The day has been really good for getting all of the community together.
“It is nice to see so many people come on the day and enjoy themselves.”
Scarborough mayor Cllr John Blackburn, who also engaged in the festivities, said the day brought real community cohesion.
He added: “These events bring a lot of people out which is great and credit must be given to those who helped organise it.”