VIDEO: A journey through time on Scarborough seafront

Travel back in time through a series of photographs to see what Scarborough seafront looked like in 1735.

By Jade McElwee
Monday, 28th January 2019, 11:37 am
Updated Monday, 28th January 2019, 12:43 pm
Scarborough seafront. Image: British Library
Scarborough seafront. Image: British Library

This journey through time shows how the seafront has been developed over the years and attracted more and more tourists every year.

Although renowned for being an original seaside resort the town has built upon it's stunning scenery and sandy beaches to create adventures for people to see and do.

Scarborough seafront. Image: British Library

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James Fox, who created the video, hopes that his creations "stirs memories and shows people places they thought they knew in a completely different light."

The 29-year-old said: "I began with an interest in rephotography (the art of retaking photos from earlier photographs). This progressed after college into 3D prints and then eventually time lapse films which I call 'Journeys Through Time'.

"I carefully select and credit photos of iconic locations around the country over a spread of decades/ years and combine them into a seamless animation so you can see changes unfold before your eyes."

James creates time lapse films for a variety of locations throughout the United Kingdom. More of his work can be found at