Boyes sale in Scarborough - see 15 photos from down the years

Twice a year, bargain-hunters flock to the Boyes store in Scarborough hoping to make the most of the department store's discounts in its traditional sale.

Wednesday, 30th January 2019, 1:30 pm
Updated Wednesday, 30th January 2019, 2:04 pm
Boyes in Scarborough

Over the years, the Scarborough News has been there to capture the queues of shoppers waiting to get through the doors. Here are a selection of pictures from the last 25 years. And if you are feeling nostalgic about the golden age of the high street, take a look at some of the shops we have lost in Scarborough in recent years and see how many you remember.

Waiting patiently for the doors to open in 2005.
The first shoppers through the doors in September 2005 grab a basket and prepare to find a bargain.
Sales shoppers pictured 12 years ago.
Store manager Matthew Boyes tries to tempt shoppers ahead of the winter sale in 2003.
Shoppers queue in the snow and ice for the doors to open at 9am in January 2005.
VIP guest Margaret Harper, who opened the sale, to mark her 40 years service with Boyes, with sale ranger Erika Langdale, store manager Andrew Hansell, company director Ernie Gee, and sale ranger Tracy McKillop.
September 1996 and crowds of shoppers are queuing down Market Street.
Bargain-hunters have a chat in 2006 before stepping inside the store.
After fifty years service for Boyes Ian Livingstone cuts the tape for the Boyes grand sale. Pictured are Ernie Gee of Boyes, Eileen Livingstone, Ian Livingstone and manager Chris Golder pictured with staff and Ian's family.
Through the doors and ready to browse the shelves - picture from 2010.
Store Manager Chris Golder welcomes the first two shoppers of the day in September 2011 - Anita Dawe and Ruth Rowlands.
It's not unusual to see people queuing down the street, waiting for the doors to open.
Boyes holds its big sale twice a year - in the past shelves were covered over in the days leading up to the start of the sale.
This was the scene on the shop floor a decade ago - has the onset of internet shopping had an effect in the years since?
Staff Joan Snow and Diane Ward have a chat while stocking the shelves in 2010.