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Scarborough 01a. Looking down to the beach and harbour
Scarborough: 02a. The statue of Queen Victoria surrounded by Victorian buildings
Scarborough: 05a. The north beach deserted literally and metaphorically by the weather!
Scarborough: 06a. Lots of cafe's, restaurants and of course fish and chip shops
Scarborough: 07a. The Grand Hotel above the beach and the lifeboat slipway on the beach
Scarborough: 10a. The old lighthouse by the harbour entrance
Scarborough: 11a. The harbour viewed from below the castle walls
Scarborough: 12a. St Mary's Church viewed from below the castle walls
Scarborough: 13a. One of the medieval round towers of the castle walls
Scarborough: 17a. The south bay from under the castle walls
Scarborough: 18a. The castle entrance and the north bay beyond
Scarborough: 19a. The Victorian bridge entrance to the castle
Scarborough: 20a. Viewing the north bay under the bridge of the castle entrance
Scarborough: 23a. The ticket office of Scarborough Castle and beyond the great Norman keep
Scarborough: 24a. The ruins of the walls and tower of the Norman keep
Scarborough: 26a. The North Bay and a water colour sea and the weather closing in!
Scarborough: 27a. St Mary's Church seen from near the castle entrance
Scarborough: 28a. Woodland park walks below the castle and by the castle walls
Scarborough: 31a. The south door of St Mary's
Scarborough: 32a. The nave of St Mary's, with its aisle arches and clerestory windows
Scarborough: 33a. St Mary's great east window with its stained glass
Scarborough: 34a. Details of the stain glass of St Mary's Church
Scarborough: 35a. The death certificate of Anne Bronte
Scarborough: 36a. One of the chapels in the south aisle of St Mary's Church
Scarborough: 37a. The small chancel and north aisle of St Mary's Church
Scarborough: 41a. One of the main shopping streets going down to the sea
Scarborough: 48a. The west door of St Mary's Church (cafe entrance!)
Scarborough: 49a. The south door of St Mary's Church which looks out over the sea
Scarborough: 54. Wilsons Mariners Homes A.D. 1836
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A brief history of Scarborough (adapted from Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scarborough,_North_Yorkshire )
The ancient origin of Scarborough - The Romans and Vikings
In the 4th century, there had briefly been a Roman
signal station on Scarborough headland and there is evidence of much
earlier Stone Age and Bronze Age settlements on the headland? A Roman
signal station was built on a cliff-top location overlooking the North
Sea. It was one of a chain of signal stations, built to warn of
sea-raiders. Coins found at the site show that it was occupied from
c. AD 370 until the early fifth century.
The town was probably founded around 966 AD as
Skarđaborg [ˈskɑrđɑˌborɡ] by Thorgils Skarthi, a Viking raider, though
there is no archaeological evidence to support this. The origin of this
belief is a fragment of an Icelandic Saga. A new settlement was burned
to the ground by a rival band of Vikings under Tosti (Tostig Godwinson),
Lord of Falsgrave, and Harald III of Norway. The destruction and
massacre meant that very little remained to be recorded in the Domesday
survey of 1085. The original inland village of Falsgrave was also
Anglo-Saxon rather than Viking.
Scarborough and its castle changed hands seven times
between Royalists and Parliamentarians during the English Civil War of
the 1640s, enduring two lengthy and violent sieges. Following the civil
war, much of the town lay in ruins, but all was no lost ... !!!
Scarborough Spa became Britain's first seaside resort,
though the first rolling bathing machines were not reported on the sands
until 1735. It was a popular getaway destination for the wealthy of
London, such as the bookseller Andrew Millar and his family. Their son
Andrew junior died there in 1750.
From the 1880s until the First World War, Scarborough was one of the regular destinations for The Bass Excursions, when fifteen trains would take between 8,000 and 9,000 employees of Bass's Burton brewery on an annual trip to the seaside.
The are many visitor attractions in Scarborough including the Castle, Parish Church, Museum and Art Gallery, narrow gauge railway and of course two long beaches.
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