Old photographs of Scarborough: South Bay

Scarborough's iconic Grand Hotel stands majestically in this image of South Bay. To the left of the picture is the Spa footbridge and below the hotel is the Grand Skating Rink and to the right is the Olympia Picture Palace.'The Grand Hotel was constructed in a V-shape as a nod to Queen Victoria, and had four domed towers representing the seasons, 12 floors on the seaward side for the months of the year, 52 chimneys for the weeks and 365 bedrooms for the days.
Scarborough's iconic Grand Hotel stands majestically in this image of South Bay. To the left of the picture is the Spa footbridge and below the hotel is the Grand Skating Rink and to the right is the Olympia Picture Palace.'The Grand Hotel was constructed in a V-shape as a nod to Queen Victoria, and had four domed towers representing the seasons, 12 floors on the seaward side for the months of the year, 52 chimneys for the weeks and 365 bedrooms for the days.

Here are some photographs of Scarborough’s South Bay from the Max Payne collection.

Each week The Scarborough News will publish a series of old photos from the area - including pictures from the Victorian era up to the last decade.

A view of Scarborough's South Bay looking south towards Cayton Bay. Taken from the paths which lead to the Spa footbridge the photographer has captured part of the Spa Complex buildings to the right. In 1875 the bandstand pictured centre, was built above the Spa pump rooms and helped to establish the long tradition of music at the Spa. It was demolished in 1932.

A view of Scarborough's South Bay looking south towards Cayton Bay. Taken from the paths which lead to the Spa footbridge the photographer has captured part of the Spa Complex buildings to the right. In 1875 the bandstand pictured centre, was built above the Spa pump rooms and helped to establish the long tradition of music at the Spa. It was demolished in 1932.

We will delve into our archives to pick out all the different locations, events and people that have coloured Scarborough’s history.

Get in touch if you can tell us more about the photographs, or if you spot anyone you know in the more recent pictures by emailing newsdesk@jpress.co.uk or commenting below.

A gentleman stands alone amongst the rocks in Scarborough's South Bay admiring the view out to sea. In the background is the Spa Grand Hall. The hall was designed by London architects, Verity and Hunt and was finished in August 1879 and opened the following summer.

A gentleman stands alone amongst the rocks in Scarborough's South Bay admiring the view out to sea. In the background is the Spa Grand Hall. The hall was designed by London architects, Verity and Hunt and was finished in August 1879 and opened the following summer.

The caption on this picture reads: 1930 Scarborough by Night. Dominating the scene in the foreground is the spectacluar Scarborough Spa with the bandstand bottom right. The glass screen around the bandstand was added in 1954 to form what is known today as the Suncourt.'In the distance Scarborough's illuminated South Bay sweeps around towards the Castle Headland with floodlight illuminating the Castle.

The caption on this picture reads: 1930 Scarborough by Night. Dominating the scene in the foreground is the spectacluar Scarborough Spa with the bandstand bottom right. The glass screen around the bandstand was added in 1954 to form what is known today as the Suncourt.'In the distance Scarborough's illuminated South Bay sweeps around towards the Castle Headland with floodlight illuminating the Castle.

A lone delivery man with his horse cart can be seen in Esplanade Gardens on South Cliff. Many of the properties in this area were built in the Victorian ear.

A lone delivery man with his horse cart can be seen in Esplanade Gardens on South Cliff. Many of the properties in this area were built in the Victorian ear.