Memories of Scarborough

Throxenby Hall

Throxenby Hall was a community home, I had the best years of my childhood there, I was there from 1969-74. All the staff were great, I had so much fun. I went to Newby Juniors before moving up to Scalby School, a very good ...Read full memory

A memory of Scarborough by Ian Lambert

Childhood Memories Of Scarborough

Family holidays around 1950-52. My great grandparents had married in Scarborough in 1856 so I now understand why we went to places we visited. Peasholm Park; I never forgot as I had been sailing my little ...Read full memory

A memory of Scarborough by Ann Abbott

Cynthia

Wow, nice to see this picture of my Grandfather, Will Appleby in his rowing boat "Cynthia". He used this boat to take passengers from the beach and did so until he was 77 years old. The boat was licensed to carry 7 passengers, and ...Read full memory

Happy Days

Having been so lucky as to spend my childhood in a big house in Royal Avenue and spending many long summer evenings playing cricket on the beach with my grandad I have always wanted to return to Scarborough.  In particular ...Read full memory

A memory of Scarborough by Carol Best

Scarborough Holidays

All our family holidays when I was a child were taken at Scarborough, where my parents and I stayed with two spinsters who were old family friends, in Whin Bank. I suppose I first went in the early 1960s, and my last ...Read full memory

39th Signal Regiment At Annual Camp In Scarborough

I signed up for the Territorial Army and was posted to the Royal Corps of Signals in 1967. but after serving for two years in the Manchester area I relocated to London and - just my luck - ...Read full memory

The Anastasia Spaceship Ride

I first saw the spaceship ride when I was eight. Myself and two sisters, Audrey and Janet lived at Whitby Road Childrens' Home (formely Whitby Road Union Workhouse). In short, our family had been broken apart ...Read full memory

South Bay Pool

Between 1955 and 1960, on various visits to Scarborough, I and my brother spent many happy hours, at little cost I might add, swimming and playing around the South Bay Pool. In fact it is most likely that I have family ...Read full memory

Happy Childhood Holidays

Scarborough holds so many happy memories for me as most of my family holidays were taken there. Having a kindly aunt and uncle to stay with made it the most enjoyable place to be. I still like to visit the old ...Read full memory

National Service 1958

I was posted to Burniston Barracks as a newly commissioned 2nd Lieutenant in the Royal Pioneer Corps in 1958. Our task was to clear the Fylingdale Moors of unexploded munitions. Unfortunately we experienced the deaths of ...Read full memory

A memory of Scarborough by rphickling

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