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 blue boat on the lake. My photo was taken in the park near a drinking fountain(?) When I turned to ...Read full memory
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 the Zoo & Marineland hold many memories - unfortunatley there isn't a lot of info about this special ...Read full memory
I was also posted to Burniston Barracks from Catterick Camp with the Royal Signals 5 AA Signals Reg. as an OWL and was married just up the road from the barrack's at the local church. Dickie Dors was the paymaster and also we had a great singer there by the name off Jimmy Jack, he was from Scotland.
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 - one of my first annual camps with my new 39th Signal Regiment was back up north in Scarborough! ...Read full memory
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 by something nasty. Our mum worked at Dulverton Hall so she could be near us. When she could, she ...Read full memory
My husband Chistopher John Hill was born in Scarborough. HIS Grandma Mary Gloyne ran a small Guest House there 61 Ramsey Street, after her husband Percy Gloyne was killed two days before the end of World War 1. She brought her young daughter Agnes up there. Agnes met a young soldier on her train journeys to work in ...Read full memory
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 school. Throxenby Hall had a sloping field with a football pitch, the slope made it difficult to play ...Read full memory
In 1955 I was posted from Catterick Camp to Burniston Barracks Scarborough. I believe the barracks have now gone. It was sited on one of the best vantage points, over looking Peasholm Park, the castle, and views towards the harbour. I thought it was the best posting that I had during my two years as a National Serviceman. ...Read full memory
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 several soldiers on the Moors on the day I arrived. In no time we had ambulancies on site as well ...Read full memory
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 visit was 1973. I loved those holidays, whether taken during the summer, or occasionally at Easter: ...Read full memory
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