Photos of the Year: Our best shots of 2019 in Scarborough and Whitby

Enjoy this feast of photographic flair as we showcase our best photos of 2019, all taken in the Scarborough and Whitby area.

Friday, 3rd January 2020, 10:46 am
Updated Friday, 3rd January 2020, 10:47 am
The Egton Gooseberry contest and show, with new world record holder Graeme Watson. Photo: Richard Ponter

They were all shot by talented freelance photographer Richard Ponter; he can be contacted for assignment enquiries on [email protected]

Chewbacca and Princess Leia head to Scarborough Sci Fi Festival. Photo: Richard Ponter
The Cinderella panto comes to Scarborough's Spa Theatre ... Ugly Sisters Phil Beck and Dale Ibbetson. Photo: Richard Ponter

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Sculptor Derek Anderson with a piece of his work at Staithes Arts Festival. Picture: Richard Ponter
Victor Campbell reflects on Yorkshire Beard Day, at Scarborough Spa. Photo: Richard Ponter
Heavy waves batter Scarborough's South Bay with onlookers taking huge risks. Photo: Richard Ponter
Scarborough Sci Fi Festival ... battling on the beach are Hannah Risdon as Captain America and Joey Gomez Mannion as The Winter Soldier. Photo: Richard Ponter
The Steampunk weekend in Whitby, with Tim Grosse and Shelley Anderson. Photo: Richard Ponter
Bank holiday on Scarborough's South Bay beach, with the big wheel last year providing a different backdrop. Photo: Richard Ponter
Isaac Lumley presents his hat to a Highland Bull at Danby Show. Photo: Richard Ponter
The world premiere of the sitcom 'Scarborough', at the Stephen Joseph Theatre. Photo: Richard Ponter
Scarborough businessman Miles Jackson parks his Sinclair C5, which in the 1980s was dubbed the transport of the future. Photo: Richard Ponter
The Neogeographies exhibition at Whitby's Captain Cook Museum; Appropriation Scissors, designed by Helen Snell and crafted by Rebecca Tucker. Photo: Richard Ponter
Enjoying the weather on Scarbororough's North Bay. Photo: Richard Ponter
Artist Emma Green at Scarborough Stained Glass Centre. Photo: Richard Ponter
The Goldwings return for the light parade on Scarborough's seafront. Photo: Richard Ponter
A glorious day on Scarborough's South Bay. Photo: Richard Ponter
Simon Hazel and Jane McCarthy at Whitby Goth Festival. Photo: Richard Ponter
Scarborough Remembrance service at Oliver's Mount. Photo: Richard Ponter
Moaning Lisa at Whitby's Krampus Run. Photo: Richard Ponter
Failing the greasy pole challenge at Whitby Regatta. Photo: Richard Ponter
Scarborough's New Years Day Dip in the South Bay. Photo: Richard Ponter