The stories that made the headlines in the Scarborough Evening News in the 60s, 70s and 80s

To mark the Queen's Golden Jubilee, the Scarborough Evening News put together a year review spanning 50 years.

Friday, 21st February 2020, 4:42 pm
Updated Friday, 21st February 2020, 4:44 pm
Headlines from across the years.

Here are some of the stories that made the headlines in the 60s, 70s and 80s.

After 53 years of personal control by the Laughton family, Scarborough's Pavilion Hotel was sold to a property company. Also featured: the Duke of Edinburgh's visit to the Cricket Festival.
Works to develop Scalby Mills continued throughout the year. Also in 1965, the Scarborough-Whitby railway line closed and Woolworths opened what was then Scarborough's first escalator.
This 1967 year review features a sponsored walk attended by more than 2,300 people asking for a public indoor pool to be built.
Scarborough Football Club won the FA Challenge Trophy after beating Wigan Athletic 2-1 at Wembley. Other stories featured include the demolition of the Pavilion Hotel and the opening of the indoor pool.
On July 2 1975 the Queen visited Scarborough. It was the first time a reigning monarch had visited the town in nearly 500 years. Also in that year, a huge blaze destroyed much of the Olympia.
The Royal Opera House reopened after being unused for nearly five years, Boro beat Stafford Rangers 3-2 at Wembley and the Stephen Joseph Theatre opened with a preview of Alan Ayckburn's comedy Mr Whatnot.
In 1980 residents successfully campaigned to save the South Bay Pool from closure, family store Tonks was sold to Littlewoods and the construction of the new Olympia began.
Butlin's closed its Filey holiday complex in October. In the same month, the Futurist theatre was sold for nearly 1 million to a consortium of businessmen.
Seamer bypass was ceremonially opened by then MP Sir Michael Shaw, pianist Vincent Billington pulled out of Spa concerts and Geoffrey Richmond became Boro's new chairman.
Princess Margaret opened St Catherine's Hospice in May. Earlier that year the town marked the centenary of the opening of Scarborough's first telephone exchange.