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Words & photo Nancy wondered by Dave Barry how to make it a A COUPLE who lived foursome. Casting 10 minutes from each around, she grasped other in Glasgow met the nettle, went to for the first time on Douglas’s house and Scarborough beach asked him to go out 60 years ago. with her. In the intervening “He was shy but he decades, the town agreed, if I'd go to a has become Douglas do at the McEwans and Nancy Walker’s dance school the second home as they night before”, Nancy have been back once, recalls. “That was twice or thrice every how it started”. year since. When the couple When they met, on were married in 1962, 18 July 1957, they Nancy had to resign were both on holiday, from the police as in Douglas with two those days married aunts and an uncle, women weren’t Nancy with a friend. allowed in the force. Nancy spotted She had previously Douglas’s uncle taught sewing Archie, who she and resumed this knew from church. profession. They fell into Douglas was an conversation and a engineer at Buchanan photo was taken by Brothers, who made Douglas and Nancy Walker one of the aunts. scientific instruments A few months later, Nancy, a police constable, was for the navy. They had two daughters, Alison Clough invited to the YMCA Christmas dance by a friend who and Audrey Gilbride, who live in Glasgow, and a son, wanted to bring her boyfriend. David, who lives in Leeds. They have six grandchildren aged 12-20. Continued on p2.

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Caravanning Club at Scalby Manor”. Douglas, 86, and Nancy, 81, have fond memories of seeing Max Jaffa perform and became friendly with the Spa Orchestra. Their favourite shop was Sydenhams in Huntriss Row until it closed and they have always enjoyed shopping at Boyes. On the 60th anniversary of their meeting on the beach, they celebrated with a meal at the The joint exercise (to order photos ring 353597) Wrea Head Hotel in Scalby, joined by Audrey and her husband John. Nancy said the one thing that Who will follow in Thomas Voeckler’s footsteps as the winner of the Scarborough stage? has made their Words by Mike Tyas AS the Review hits Entertainment in North Bay r e l is a t iplanned o n s h i p to surreal theatrical the streets there is a party atmosphere in the include Bicycle Ballet, a successful for so Lift’, the Jelly Scarborough air ahead of the Bank Holiday experience known as ‘The long is: “Always Crew lined up for the church service Second coxswain Lee Marton inside the Roll Jazz Band and performances from weekend. being there for Shannon lifeboat with visitors Scarborough’s YMCA andeach Pauline other”.Quirke The first stage of the Tour de Yorkshire is Nancy and Douglas, front, on the day they met, with Douglas’s uncle On Sunday morning, the lifeboats were moved Academy. During the afternoon, there are Words and photos by Dave Barry in town today (April 28) and for its third tripsouth to beach aunt on the ​THOUSANDS of pounds were raised and onto the slipway so the Seafest church service the seaside in as many years, with officials three cycling spectaculars planned; a schools’ hundreds of people visited Scarborough could be held in the boat hall. predicting an unforgettable day for roadside cycling challenge, a parade from Scarborough The service was conducted by St Mary’s lifeboathouse over Seafest weekend. and Ryedale Community Cycling, including race fans. The lifeboat’s annual flag day​on Saturday was Church curate Tina Minett-Stevens, who The cyclists are due to speed across the riders on specially adapted bikes and, after blessed the lifeboats. followed by an open day on Sunday. finish line on Royal Albert Drive at 5pm but the main race finish and presentations, a At the latest count, £3,180 was donated Artists who raked a huge pattern in the beach not before spectators enjoy an action-packed children’s Go-Ride event. Scarborough School at collection points in the town centre, as part of Seafest must have been hoping programme of fun and entertainment as they of Arts have installed artwork on Foreshore supermarkets, etc. This is a provisional neither lifeboat would have to be launched in go South Bay. Friaragegroups. School Choir are Scarborough of just 15 Road would to the established wait for the peloton Review to pedal is intoone town. figure and is sure to rise as all the takings are before high tide as it would have ruined their theofTown Hall, partnerships, where people hyperlocal news providers nationwide The BBC’s at head local news In addition to big screens on Foreshore Road performing elaborate creation. gathered in. which will Drive, have which accessare to due news stories can Matthew Barraclough, told the C4CJ:by “The also enjoy the decorations created local and Royal Albert to show On Saturday afternoon, the two lifeboats and The lifeboats were then moved back into the produced by 150of local reporters, businesses local newsand partnerships been drawnby communityhave groups inspired live televised footage the democracy race, Scarborough the coastguards’ search-and-rescue helicopter lifeboathouse before the public was allowed in partnership theDevelopment BBC. upyellow to be asand inclusive as possible while at the turquoise colours of the Tour Council and Createwith Arts will the in for an open day. took part in a joint exercise in the south bay. The initiative regional and local desame time requiring a commitment to high Yorkshire. showcase the bestwill of see local and regional The lifeboats had a shout during the exercise Crew and other RNLI personnel gave tours of publishers giventalent. access to £8m a year of Janet editorial standards. Deacon, Scarborough Council project musical and creative and had to be diverted. A small leisure the Shannon lifeboat to adults and children. licence are fee money to cover public bodies team “Therepresentative partnership is open to any for Tour dequalifying Yorkshire, The council also partnering with local craft with engine failure was drifting in the Visitors looked at the inshore lifeboat and such as local councils. provider and we would encourage small cycling organisations to put on events they say said: exclusion zone assigned for the exercise. The around the building. Content produced passion by the reporters will be ‘We’re independent newstopublishers to applywith in the delighted have worked our highlight Scarborough’s for cycling. boat, with a crew of three, had to be towed Throughout the weekend, community safety shared with BBC and in turn next roundpartners of approvals”. once again to showcase Entertainment andtheevents are will taking placebe community officer Andy Volans and members of the back into the harbour. shared the local and centre websites Scarborough Besides Scarborough Review, the successful at its very best for the Tour de in South Bay,byNorth Baynewspapers and the town A large blow-up model of a Shannon Andrew McGeown Legacy Fund organised involved. hyperlocal applicants are Brighton & Yorkshire. throughout the afternoon. all-weather lifeboat was inflated stalls promoting the RNLI campaigns Respect The first phase of the the installation scheme, which Hove News, Bristol we 24/7, Cambridge diverse programme finalised ensures The programme includes of ‘The outside Poundland on Saturday and the Water and Swim Safe. determines whether publishers are eligible Independent, Hackney Citizen, Your there is something for everyone to enjoy today. the community artwork project, The Gigantic outside the lifeboathouse on Sunday. Andy was assisted by RNLI community safety to receive the BBC content and bid for one of Harlow, Your Thurrock, West Bridgford ‘Combined with the fabulous natural arena Jersey, on the banking above the finish line, event supervisor Phil Denham. the 150 reporters, has seen 15 independent Wire, Jesmond Local, Nantwich News, which will be entered into the official Tour de the North Bay gives spectators of the finish, news providers qualify. Lincolnite, Lincolnshire Reporter, Yorkshire land art competition. At 17 metres the programme ensures that Scarborough is News of their success has been highlighted the View Digital, West Leeds Dispatch and place to be for end of the first stage of this wide, the project is managed by Animated in a blog post by the Centre for Community Wrexham.com. prestigious race.’ Objects Theatre Company. Journalism (C4CJ), a project based at Cardiff Krystal Starkey from Scarborough Review council will offer advice to businesses on by Dave Barry University aimed at encouraging smaller commented: “We are really excited to have THE threat of terrorism to retailers and terrorism and how to manage and survive a publishers. been one of the few local newspapers to businesses is the subject of a four-hour weapons attack. When the scheme was announced, there was have been lucky enough to be chosen and It will be on Friday 4 August, from seminar at the Stephen Joseph Theatre. criticism from some hyperlocal publishers look forward to being able to provide more Counter-terrorism officers emergency service 9am to 1pm. n To book a place, email that they were being excluded from the council coverage”. LIFESTYLE EDITOR EDITOR personnel and emergency planners from the debbie.crossley@scarborough.gov.uk. project and that most if not all of the funding KRYSTAL STARKEY DAVE BARRY

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Another year, another terrific Seafest Words and photos by Dave Barry SUN and rain, great music and fine food, fireworks and a Lancaster bomber: this year’s Seafest had it all. Centred on the West Pier, it was the 19th annual Seafest and ran over three days on Scarborough’s seafront. It had street theatre, workshops, a giant sand drawing on the beach, pebble sculptures, seaside craft, storytelling and guided rockpool rambles. Scarborough Hospitality Association arranged cooking demonstrations by chefs and exhibitions were mounted by the Maritime Heritage Centre and the Coble and Keelboat Society. Trawlermen wearing barnacle beards, big bouncy boots and bright yellow suits told unlikely tales of the high seas. Over on the north wharf, budding seafarers boarded two Royal Navy patrol vessels, HMS Puncher and Trumpeter, and a replica of HMS Pickle. Animated Objects Theatre’s giant Wayfarer puppet walked around the beach while Impossible Arts took photos of people and merged them into a rogues-gallery film depicting times gone by. The Deceiver performed magic tricks, sleightof-hand artistry and mind-reading. Pete White and his Suitcase Circus presented a hula-hoop challenge, tricks, stunts and circus fun. The biggest marquee contained a stage at one end and a bar at the other. The bar was run by Cropton's Great Yorkshire Brewery. The 30odd beers, lagers and ciders included several from the North Riding Brewery. The GYB’s new bottom-up beer dispenser

drew a lot of interest, filling plastic glasses through a hole in the bottom which was then sealed by a magnetic disc. On Sunday, a Lancaster bomber, part of the Battle of Britain memorial flight, flew overhead. Musical highlights included Dead Flowers and Mister Tooley’s late-night set on Saturday and, on Sunday, Sofajunkies, the Hard Times Orchestra, a blistering set from Jesse Hutchinson and Serena Manteghi, star of the Stephen Joseph Theatre’s Little Voice show. Ryan Heath put the music programme together and took care of the sound. Sharing the bill were Northern Riots, Feens, Ten Foot Tom and the Leprosy Crooks, Reytons, March the Ally, Hugh Stanway, Samuel Lenton, Hummingbirds, Ross Dransfield, Low Focus, Rattlin' Sheiks, Ramshackle Shantymen, Pyrates, Chloe Moran, Monotones and the Jelly Roll Band, playing music from the 1920s. Funding for Seafest was boosted by a £14,500 Arts Council grant and sponsorship from housing firm Keepmoat Homes.

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Award ceremony for adult learners Report by Dave Barry

THE achievements of adult learners in Scarborough have been celebrated at an award ceremony. Organised by the county council’s adultlearning team, the ceremony was at its office at Castle House in Elders Street. The awards are a chance for teachers to highlight the achievements of learners and teachers. Learners’ artwork and projects, including fashion sketchbooks and garments, were on display. “All our learners and award winners are to be congratulated for their fantastic achievement”, said Cty Cllr Patrick Mulligan, whose remit includes education and skills. “The council’s wide range of courses and high-quality teaching gives people the chance to pick up new skills, develop old ones or opt for a change of direction. It’s a great way to create opportunities in life and open doors”. The awards were presented by Elizabeth McPherson, chief officer at Scarborough and Ryedale Carers Resource (SRCR),

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L-R: Michael Midgley, Charlotte Totten, Elizabeth McPherson, James Balf and Alison Aljarrah

which provides confidential, independent information, advice and emotional support to adult and young carers. She said: “It has been an honour to present certificates to this year’s learners and find out about their individual stories and achievements. I started my career with voluntary work and went back into education, so I understand the learning journeys experienced by these students. From small

aspirations, dreams can come true and who knows where your learning will take you”. The photo shows Elizabeth with learners Michael Midgley, Charlotte Totten, James Balf and Alison Aljarrah. Other students whose achievements were recognised included Magdalena Pryka-Dobruchowska and Jenny Sheil. James said: “The course I did opened a lot of doors for me when I really needed it. I threw

myself into it to see if I could make something out of an opportunity. I found the work in schools really rewarding and a brilliant experience. “I still do now, in my job at a special school”, James said. “Every day is brand new and full of surprises; some tough, some just downright fun! I love helping people and supporting them as they learn. It suits me and I love working with young people. I just want more experience and to embrace this new thing, because I love it!” Charlotte, a teaching assistant at Friarage School, said she went back to adult learning to complete an English GCSE, “so I can improve the support I give to the children I work with”. Alison has this year completed a maths GCSE after achieving level two in functional maths. She said: “I always regretted the fact that I didn’t concentrate on maths in school so I have come back to prove I can do it!” * SRCR is one of several Scarborough services which took part in an event organised by Whitby Awareness and Support Group.

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Council denies slashing its roads budget by Dave Barry

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Words & photos by Dave Barry A DOZEN employees of the company which runs Scarborough Spa cycled nearly 200 miles to raise funds for the Alzheimer’s Society. In one long day, they cycled to the 17 entertainment venues run by SIV. They began at 4am at Whitby Pavilion, where they had spent the night, and stopped off in Scarborough, Sheffield, Chesterfield and Derby. They reached the Spa before 6am, cleaned their bikes and carbed up on a hearty English breakfast before setting off for the hilly Wolds. The back-up squad consisted of two vans, two cars, six staff and two dogs. The 60/600 challenge is the brainchild of Julie Brailey, whose husband Steve is chief executive of SIV. Approaching her 60th birthday, Julie decided that, instead of throwing a party, she would create an initiative to raise money for a cause close to her heart. Julie’s mum had Alzheimer’s for the last eight years of her life and Steve’s father was recently diagnosed with it. “There are 800,000 sufferers across the UK and the number is rising all the time”, she said. Julie’s idea was to get 60 people to raise at least £600 each for the Alzheimer’s Society in 2017.

The initiative has already raised almost £30,000 of the £36,000 target. So far, 35 fundraising activities and challenges have been arranged. Julie has run a halfmarathon. Others are running the Great North Run and the West Highland Way, or have organised a summer ball, Sheffield’s biggest spin class and a street party in Hartlepool. Spa manager Jo Ager joined the Coastal Crew team which achieved a respectable eighth place (out of 27) at the annual dragonboat races at Wykeham lakes in June. The team are still collecting sponsorship money but hope to have raised over £150 for the Alzheimer’s Society. The 60/600 campaign has the backing of Sheffield musician Steve Edwards who has been nominated for Grammies and a worldmusic award. His song A Good Life is available for download, with all proceeds going to the campaign. SIV is part of the not-for-profit organisation Sheffield City Trust (SCT), which aims to improve the health and wellbeing of Sheffield people by providing sport and leisure facilities. Search for 60/600challenge on Facebook (to join the campaign) and Justgiving (to make a donation). The dedicated dozen prepare for the rigours of Staxton Hill

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NORTH YORKSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL has cut its highways budget more than any other local authority outside London, according to an AA report. The council’s budget for road maintenance, street lights and school-crossing patrols for 2017/18 has been slashed by £6.2m, compared to 2016/17. However, the council has hit back, claiming the AA has used the wrong figures. “The AA has used a government return that does not reflect spending in cash terms”, said Cllr Don Mackenzie, whose remit includes highways. “If the AA had checked with us, we could have shown them how we have increased spending, before naming us in this inaccurate way”. Cllr Mackenzie, of the council’s ruling Conservative group, said the authority had increased expenditure on road maintenance beyond what it had initially budgeted for. “Last year’s budget was £52.6m and we plan to spend £53.3m in 2017/18, a clear increase in cash spending”, he said. The AA investigation found that, of 363 local authorities in England, three out of five cut their total highways and transport budget compared to 2016/17. A proportion of councils’ total transport budget is set aside for planned roadworks and ad-hoc repairs for issues such as potholes, road signs and cutting hedges which affect drivers’ sightlines. More than half (53%) of local authorities have cut their spending on road maintenance. “Among those councils that have cut budgets, spending on road maintenance is set to fall by an average of £900,000”, the report states.

“The Greater London Authority has made the largest cut of £59.5m while, outside London, North Yorkshire has made the largest cut of £6.2m. “At the other end of the scale, Manchester has increased planned spending on road maintenance by £4.9m”. Local authorities produce and approve budgets each February, then submit them to the Department for Communities and Local Government. AA president Edmund King says: “It is clear that local-authority budgets are being squeezed and highways budgets are almost the first in line to be cut. “Drivers will be frustrated that in many councils the additional income from increased parking charges won’t be reinvested in improving the state of local roads”. “Far too often, drivers are viewed by every level of government as wallets on wheels. We think it is time to redress the balance so drivers get the investment needed to bring our roads back up to scratch”. Refuting the AA report, the council said an extra £44m over seven years for road maintenance had come from its “own money and from a successful and innovative capital bid to the Local Growth Fund (LGF), linking the maintenance of the rural road network with economic growth. “This was the first bid nationally to the LGF for capital funding to be spent on road maintenance”, said Cllr Mackenzie. “The condition of our rural roads network has substantially improved as a result of this continuing investment”.

Scarecrow festival returns to Muston MORE than 100 scarecrows will take over Muston during its annual scarecrow festival, from 29 July to 6 August. The organisers are hoping villagers will be inspired by Brexit, Tour de Yorkshire and the Minions Despicable Me 3 and Transformers: The Last Knight movies. The festival usually attracts thousands of people from throughout the UK and overseas. Scarecrows are placed all around the village on pavements and roofs, in gardens and hedges and on open spaces such as the village green and grass verges. At last year’s festival, visitors came face to face with scarecrow characters including Mrs Brown’s Boys, stars of the BBC drama The Musketeers and the Queen enjoying a birthday tea party on the village green with other members of the royal family. At recent festivals, visitors have seen a diverse range of scarecrows including an ET version of the Tour de France Grand Départ, characters from the BBC children’s programme How to Train your Dragon and the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest winner, Conchita Wurst. The scarecrows can be viewed each day of the festival from 9am until 9pm apart from the last day, when it will close at 5pm. Cllr Godfrey Allanson, one of the organisers, said: “We always know when the scarecrow

festival is just around the corner when we see exceptional levels of activity in the village as the community works hard to prepare to welcome thousands of visitors. “The villagers are busy behind closed doors working on their show-stopping scarecrows, keeping their plans secret right up until the last minute”. Judging will take place on Sunday 30 July. The owner of the winning scarecrow will receive £150. Visitors can enter a competition to guess the first, second and third placed scarecrows. The nearest correct answer to the judges’ decision will win a cash prize. Throughout the festival there will be displays in the village’s parish church; the theme is Life is a jigsaw. They can be viewed each day between 10.30am and 6pm (except on Sunday 30 July and Sunday 6 August when the display will be open from 11am). Running alongside the festival, the Muston in Bloom group is organising a duck derby. Races will be held on the festival’s opening day. The winner of each heat will win £50. Money raised from the festival goes into organisations and projects in Muston. This year’s proceeds will help refurbish the village hall’s kitchen and the village’s new playgroup. n More information can be found at www. mustonscarecrowfestival.com and on Facebook.

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Disabled hand-cyclist speeds into town Words and photo by Dave Barry

only 350 miles to go, he had had only one puncture and a A paraplegic minor systems hand-cyclist failure. On one with a top of the two days speed of 47mph it rained, water stopped off in ruined his Scarborough on Garmin GPS, his way around which had to the country. be replaced. Rob Groves is Rob operates hand-cycling Rob Groves with Scarborough supporters of the his bike’s 2,500 miles in 27 Sea Shepherds charity Lynn and Kerry Brown brakes and days around the (to order photos ring 353597) gears from an coast of England electronic control panel and films sections on and Wales. He is doing it to highlight the issues of a GoPro camera. pollution and climate change affecting our “It is a tough challenge but one of the most rewarding things I will ever do”, said Rob, seas and coasts. Rob, 61, started in Brighton on 2 July and if whose life changed 10 years ago. An accident all goes well will end his challenge in London caused a slipped disc to crush his spinal cord, on - 28 July. He had been hoping to finish at paralysing him from the waist down. 10 Downing Street but has been told he can’t “It is the first time a disabled hand-cyclist has go past the security gates in an ordinary ever taken on such a challenge”. He said he was doing it to raise awareness of wheelchair. He was greeted in Scarborough by two local our dying oceans. “My goal is to inform the supporters of Sea Shepherds, one of the British public of the global issue of climate charities he is raising sponsorship money change and plastic pollution in our oceans, to for. The others include the Spinal Injuries demonstrate what plastic does to our marine life and environment. Association and the Dolphin Project. Rob met Kerry Brown and her mum Lynn at “This coastline challenge is important to me the Japanese embassy in London. “We were because plastic pollution is affecting the all protesting against dolphin slaughter in marine environment around our oceans and Taiji, which takes place from September to around the world. It has been proven that March”, Lynn said. “Fishermen force dolphins plastic pollution has now entered into the into a small cove. They pick out some to put human food chain. My mission is to inspire everyone, young and old, that we can do in dolphin shows and kill the rest”. Being paralysed from the waist down, Rob better if we all work together. doesn’t get a sore bum from riding but his “I will inform the British public what plastic shoulders and back ache. He said his top does to our marine life and environment. I speed had been 47mph coming down a hope to inspire the public to change their use of plastics and to act in a more environmentally straight hill with a good surface. By the time he reached Scarborough, with friendly way”.

98 arrests made during drink-drive campaign A THIRD of drink-drivers arrested during a police campaign in North Yorkshire were at least double the legal limit. In 33 of the 98 arrests made during Operation Attention, drivers provided a reading of 70µg (micrograms) per 100ml of breath or more. Alarmingly, the operation results show that nearly 10% of those arrested provided readings of 105µg and over, showing that the trend of drivers being many times over the legal limit continued through the summer campaign. Thomas Benjamin Jameson, 28, of Hoxton Road, Scarborough, pleaded guilty to driving over the prescribed limit for alcohol at the town’s magistrates court. Officers stopped him at 3.30am on 18 June after his car clipped a kerb. He failed a roadside breath test and was taken to the police station where he provided a reading of 114µg – just over three times the legal limit. Magistrates ordered him to pay £817 in fines and costs and he was banned from the roads for 28 months. The highest reading of the campaign was provided by a 43-year-old man from Thirsk who blew 143µg. Of those arrested, 42 have been dealt with at court, with magistrates

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ordering thousands of pounds worth of fines to be paid and 22 years’ worth of driving bans being handed down. Sgt Andy Morton said that although the campaign had ended, the police “remain committed all year round to getting drink and drug drivers off the road. “The number of drivers we have arrested and prosecuted throughout June and the levels of alcohol we have found in some drivers’ systems only makes us more determined to use the resources we have available to identify, arrest and prosecute these irresponsible drivers. “I’d like to thank the members of the public who called us to report incidents of drink and drug driving. Their support is invaluable and we appreciate their assistance. “Even though the operation is over for this summer, my appeal remains the same – if you are aware of anyone drink or drug driving please report it to us. If it is happening at the time we want to know – dial 999. “Without the actions of those who picked up the phone and contacted us, who knows how many tragic events we may have had to attend to”.

Merchant navy group is thriving by Dave Barry FOUR new members were welcomed to Scarborough Merchant Navy Association’s monthly meeting at the Anglers Social Club. Past and future events and fundraising activities were discussed. The branch recently welcomed over 100 shipmates from Hull, Goole, Harrogate and Redcar for a summer bash at the Railway Club. The branch standard and bearer were given pride of place at the Airborne Forces Day at Eden Camp, when asked to parade with the Parachute Regimental Association. “Our standard was also requested at the blessing of the boats ceremony during Seafest, at the lifeboathouse”, says secretary

Keith Eade, whose son Keith is an RNLI crew member. Diary dates include a trip on the Regal Lady (3 Sep), a trip to Hull for a nautical knees-up (13 Sep), a Christmas bash at the Anglers (12 Dec) and a dinner dance (31 Mar). The branch would like to hear from any seafarers, male or female, who are still working at sea or who have retired from any departments, including those serving, or who have served, on merchant navy vessels or cruise ships, worked offshore or in fishing. “Our main goals are to bring together people with a common interest in seafaring and to enjoy various social functions”, says Keith. Prospective members should email keith.eade@btinternet.com.

Armed robbery in Hunmanby AN armed robbery took place at Hunmanby post office in broad daylight. A man, thought to be armed with a gun, threatened staff and made off with about £350. Post office staff were shaken but unharmed. The man, thought to be in his 20s, was wearing a hat and scarf. He was seen getting into the driver’s side of a grey Nissan car, possibly a Micra or Qashqai, and drive off in the direction of Bridlington. Police were called at 9.39am on Saturday 15 July.

The search for the man is ongoing and a full investigation has been launched. Any witnesses, or anyone with information which may help the investigation, is asked to ring the police on 101, select option 1 and speak to the force control room. Quote reference 12170123935. Police are particularly wanting to speak to any residents or business owners in the Bridlington Street area who may have captured the incident on CCTV. Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111.

SEASIDE Walk Week returned to Scarborough from 24 - 30 July. It’s organised by the Family Holiday Association (FHA) to encourage people to explore the coastline with family and friends. The week, is aimed at adults and children of all ages. The two-hour walks are led at a leisurely pace by expert guides from Hidden Horizons, who share fascinating facts about the local history, geology and wildlife. “As the tide goes out, walkers explore rock pools and discover Jurassic footprints hidden in the rocks”, said Coral Rushmer of the FHA. Walk tickets give out-of-hours access to the Sea Life Centre. The walks cost £10 for adults and £2.50 for children. The proceeds are split between the FHA and the Rotary Club of Scarborough Cavaliers. The FHA uses its half to provide children and their families from inland with a short break or day trip to the British seaside. “A simple break from their daily struggles can be life-changing for these families”, said Coral. The walkers were joined by the mayor and mayoress, Martin and Cherry Smith.

Welcome to Yorkshire’s area director Janet Deacon said: “The charity makes a real difference to families in difficult circumstances by ensuring they have access to short breaks across the UK”. The FHA is the only national charity dedicated to providing simple seaside breaks to the British seaside and day trips for families struggling with some of the toughest challenges life can bring. In 2016, the charity helped 5,184 families - 11,222 children and 7,767 adults - take a much-needed break. n For more information, visit seasidewalkweek.org.uk.

L-R, walk organisers Isobel Watson, Coral Rushmer and Angie Watson by the Tardis

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A PINK river flowed along Scarborough seafront when about 1,200 women took part in the annual Race for Life. In bright sunshine, the women, girls, boys and a few dogs ran, jogged or walked either 10km or 5km, depending on how fit and energetic they felt. Nearly everyone wore something pink. Some sported tutus and fancy dress; two young women dressed as pink flamingos. Many were listening to music on ear-phones. It was probably warmer than most would have liked, and many entrants clutched drinks bottles. Their tops were emblazoned with slogans such as Just do it, We fight for those that fought, Cancer we’re coming to get you - and Barrowcliff School. It was just after high tide, with waves occasionally crashing onto the pavement.

At least one man infiltrated the women-only event, which went from the Sea Life Centre carpark to halfway round the Marine Drive and back. The only other man spotted among the hordes was a guide for a blind or partly-sighted entrant, who hooked her left arm through his right arm. Laura Daniel came first in the 10k race, with a time of 44 minutes, and Cara Shardlow was first back in the 5k race, with a time of 22 minutes. The entry fees were £15 for adults and £10 for children. Race for Life is a series of women-only fundraising events organised by Cancer Research UK. They involve running, jogging or walking and raising sponsorship. The money raised funds research into all 200 types of cancer.

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Thousands queue with family heirlooms for Antiques Roadshow Words & Photos by Dave Barry

ABOUT 3,700 people queued patiently in hot sunshine as two episodes of Antiques Roadshow were filmed at Castle Howard. An equally patient panel of experts in various fields quickly appraised every submission. Family heirlooms, household treasures and car-boot bargains were taken for inspection. Among the more unusual items which were lovingly bubble-wrapped and transported to the stately home was a replica of Napoleon’s death mask. Presenter Fiona Bruce said was pleased with

the turnout and venue, which she said had been top of her list. Fiona, who visited Scarborough with the show in 2012, has been hosting Antiques Roadshow for 10 years. Programme director Simon Brant said “Castle Howard was a stunning backdrop for a special show” and offered “a huge thank you to the people of Yorkshire for such a great turnout”. The episodes recorded at Castle Howard are due to be broadcast in the autumn. They will feature the show’s first host, Bruce Parker, who was a presenter of news and current affairs programme Nationwide. He

helped launch Antiques Roadshow 40 years ago. The show’s first antiques expert was Arthur Negus, who had previously worked on a similarly-themed show, Going for a Song. The two most expensive objects to be sold as a result of being valued on the show are a 1932 camera which realised £465,000 in 2013 and the Christofle et Cie Japonisme jardiniere, which was valued at £10,000 but sold for £668,450. The highest value placed on an item taken to the show was £1m for an original 1990s maquette of the Angel of the North sculpture by Antony Gormley, owned by Gateshead Council. The valuation was made by Philip

Mould, one of the experts at Castle Howard. However many items assessed by the experts are worthless and seldom shown on TV, to spare the blushes of the hopefuls who took them in. Antiques Roadshow records programmes across the UK, throughout the year, with some of Britain's leading antiques and finearts specialists, who offer free advice and valuations. The series has spawned versions in other countries with the same TV format, including Canada and the USA.

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Housing providers collaborate for more homes SCARBOROUGH’S Yorkshire Coast Homes and Redcar housing provider Coast & Country are talking about creating a new organisation with greater potential for tackling the urgent need for more affordable local housing. YCH manages about 4,500 properties along the Yorkshire coast while Coast & Country has a rental stock of more than 10,500 homes, most in Redcar and Cleveland. Both organisations have reputations for providing high-quality affordable homes within safe, secure and thriving communities. They have developed wide-reaching support networks to ensure their tenants have every

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possible opportunity to improve their lives and reach their goals. Owen Ingram of YCH said: “We believe that by working together to create a larger, stronger organisation, the potential for directing resources to essential areas such as new-build development will be increased, making us better equipped to address the region’s urgent need for more affordable housing”. Iain Sim of Coast & Country added: “Our tenants will not be affected on a day to day basis and a stronger organisation will bring further opportunities”.

Concert raises £305 for hospice by Dave Barry A CONCERT by the Village Voices choir at the village hall in Burniston raised £305 for St Catherine’s. Conducted by musical director, pianist and arranger Karen Chalmers, the choir rehearses weekly as St Thomas’s Church in Gristhorpe. It has been performing for over 30 years, raising money for various charities. As the group has evolved, its choice of music has changed, with the addition of more contemporary songs.

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The 15th annual Rotary fair Totally Socially’s Long Weekend Words and photos by Dave Barry THE 15th annual community fair organised by the Rotary Club of Scarborough Cavaliers is on Saturday 12 August, from 10am. Rotary volunteers borrow tables from the Horticultural Society at the Rainbow Centre and hire them out to charities for £20. The table-hire proceeds go into a Rotary pot which is distributed around good causes; mostly local plus a few abroad, such as one which builds sand-dams and improves water supplies in Ghana. Club president Chris Case said: “Over 30 organisations have already booked space in Westborough but we have room for more if groups still want to join the party. “It’s always a real treat on the day to see what each organisation does to attract visitors to their stalls, from terrific tombolas to creative crafts, with the odd surprise item to tempt customers to spend their money”, he added. “The fair enables local charity and community groups to raise their profile with the public and generate much-needed cash for their organisations”. The charities booked so far include the

by Dave Barry PAUL Skinner, who looks after the stamp collections at the British Library in London, was the speaker at the July meeting of Scarborough Philatelic Society. He showed photos of world-famous items and told stories about them. The British Library is home to Britain’s national stamp collections. They were started in 1891 when MP Thomas Tapling died and left his collection to the nation. He had aimed to own one copy of every postage stamp ever issued by every country. His collection is still mounted on the sheets used in 1905. Many philanthropists and celebrated philatelists have donated collections since and reference collections from government

Multiple Sclerosis Society, the First Light Trust, Mencap, Guide Dogs for the Blind and the RNLI. The mayor and mayoress, Martin and Cherry Smith, will select the best dressed stall. n To book a stall, ring Lyndsay Chamberlain on 870310 or email her on lyndsay. chamberlain@coberhill.co.uk.

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THE Totally Socially Long Weekend was a massive success, according to the delighted organiser. “The sun shone, the crowds came, we met some lovely people, caught up with old friends and had some great conversations”, said project coordinator David Stone. “We came away with dozens of ideas that we will help people to develop, for all kinds of activities, groups and projects that have the potential to benefit the community over the coming months”, Mr Stone said. The newly-revamped Market Hall was “a lovely setting for some interesting and useful conversations with and between local businesses. “Our garden party at the Street showed off the wonderful work of Growing Opportunities to turn our garden into an attractive, community space. “The family day at the castle drew a huge crowd and gave the Totally Socially team a great opportunity to talk to loads of people about what they love about Scarborough and what they would change”, Mr Stone said.

“And our conference on the Monday provided ideas and inspiration designed to help people make the changes they want to see”. Mr Stone said the four days summed up what Totally Socially is all about – bringing people together, starting conversations, developing ideas and helping people in communities feel good about themselves and confident in their ability to make good things happen. Hundreds of people obtained free entry to the castle using a voucher printed in the Review. Attractions included a demonstration by the coastguards, a family exercise session, workshops run by the Pauline Quirke Academy, a musical theatre performance by the YMCA, a zumba session and guided tours of the castle. Scarborough RNLI and the Andrew McGeown Legacy Fund promoted the RNLI’s Swim Safe and Respect the Water campaigns. n To get involved in Totally Socially, email totallysocially@cavca.org.uk, ring 262205 or send a message via Facebook.

Theo Ratchford, 4, of Longwestgate, loves At the RNLI stall were, L-R, Simon Loveland, Leon flashing lights and enjoyed sitting in the Loveland, 8, Ruby Loveland, 11, Donna Loveland coastguards’ rescue vehicle at the castle (to and RNLI community safety officer Andy Volans. order photos ring 353597)

Volunteer library buzzing with activity Words and photo by Dave Barry Paul Skinner of the British Library, left, with club president Peter Arnett

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£82 was raised for the Scarborough branch of Amnesty International at its annual walk, which this year returned to the picturesque setting of Harwood Dale. It was hosted by branch member Jake Empsom at his home, where the walk started and finished. Members and friends strolled through the wood Jake planted many years ago then along the country lane leading to Silpho. Afterwards, the walkers shared a meal and a few glasses of wine.

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departments have been transferred to the national collection. Members will give short displays at the society's next meeting, at the library on 1 August, at 7pm. Visitors interested in stamps and postal history are welcome.

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was “a massive success”

The Amnesty branch has been having a social walk in the summer for about 15 years. Members hold two campaigning sessions on the last Thursday of every month. They are at Westborough Methodist Church in Scarborough from 1.30 to 3.30pm and at the Cask pub from 7.30 to 9.30pm. Mike Gordon, who chairs the group, said: “New members are always welcome. We campaign for human rights and are part of the UK section of Amnesty International”. n For details about the branch, ring Rod Heath on 377108 or email amnestyne@ gmail.com.

IT’S all systems go at Newby and Scalby Library and Information Centre The library, in Newby, has been running with volunteers at the helm for nearly three months and the place is buzzing. A band of cheery volunteers is getting to grips with the complexity of the library systems and is refusing to be fazed by minor glitches. Likewise, the library users have been understanding, supportive and tolerant when things have not run completely smoothly. The layout of the library’s computer area has been altered slightly and the children’s area has been re-jigged to make more space for activities. The library has welcomed groups of children from a local school and a local nursery, with more visits in the pipeline. Volunteers are preparing for an exciting children’s summer reading challenge. Crafty Articles, the library’s knitting, crochet and craft group, has gone from meeting every two weeks to meeting weekly. They are busy being creative every Wednesday from 2.30 to 4pm and welcome new members. The group knit articles for local, national and international charities and accept donations of wool. The library has hosted mental-health dropins and the local Dementia Awareness Group is looking to meet there regularly. A Vintage Tea, on the Queen’s birthday, was a great success with the library decked out in red white and blue.

L-R: Shirley Turner, Jacqueline Roberts and Elaine Lockley of Scalby Wives present a cheque to Isobel Nixon, Kelsey Hodgson, Judy Woodroffe, June Watson and Lesley Newton of the library (to order photos ring 353597) Volunteers ran a stall at Scalby Fair, selling donated books. The theme was Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, with the Wicked Queen and Prince Charming also in attendance. Volunteer Judy Woodroffe said: “We all had a great time dressing up and were delighted when our efforts were rewarded by our stall winning first prize”. The library sells donated books and has a large range of classical music and opera CDs. A coffee evening at Scalby Church Rooms raised £426.50 for the library. It was organised by Scalby Wives, who ran various stalls selling cakes, plants and homemade produce. Scalby Wives president Elaine Lockley and treasurer Jacqueline Roberts gave a cheque to Isobel Nixon, who chairs the library’s band of volunteers.

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by Dave Barry TWO summer holiday activities for children aged 4-11 are being offered by Derwent Valley Bridge Community Library in West Ayton. On Thursday 17 August, from 1–3pm, local jazz saxophonist Mark Fortnum will run a fun music workshop. Explore groove, rhythm and improvisation and try out musical instruments and conducting. No musical experience is necessary. Mark plays with local bands including Little Big Horn and has played in the band which supported Shirley Bassey on her recent tour.

He is studying music at university in Cardiff, where he has been running similar workshops. “This is fantastic opportunity to learn from a talented young up-and-coming musician”, says library volunteer Suzanne Carr. It costs £2 per child and there are 20 places available. To book, call at the library at 3 Pickering Road or ring 863052. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Refreshments will be available. The second children’s activity is a craft workshop with Me2Activities on Thursday 31 August. It will have a Jolly Jungle theme. Children will create, colour, sew and enjoy seaside-themed crafts.

Volunteer gardeners needed at Ayton library by Dave Barry DERWENT Valley Bridge Community Library in West Ayton is looking for volunteers to tend its garden. “You don’t have to be an expert and you can give as much or as little time as you want”, says volunteer Suzanne Carr. “It’s great fun and a good way of meeting people and keeping fit. When we took over the library five years ago, the garden was pretty boring. “Over the years we have made improvements with the help of a dedicated team of gardening volunteers who have been supported by a wider group from the community including older people, young people and children for specific events such as bulb planting. “We receive invaluable annual sponsorship from Irton Garden Centre who provide enough bedding plants to fill three large planters and we are grateful to Don French for a donation which meant that we could buy some clematis plants to grow up the walls. All the other plants have been donated or grown by volunteers”. The group want the garden to be for the

MARIE Curie is on the lookout for someone to help with collections in Scarborough. The charity needs a volunteer to host collections during its Great Daffodil appeal, at Christmas and on the odd day in summer. Community fundraiser Jennifer Carmichael said: “It’s a really easy role and we often raise £300 - £500 per collection, sometimes more. For the Great Daffodil appeal in March this year, the Scarborough street collection raised nearly £800. So you’d be helping us raise a huge amount of money to

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benefit of the whole community and were delighted when Forge Valley Rainbows asked to have a flower bed which is now an imaginative addition to the garden. The library runs various children’s activities in the garden. Last year it won a Muck and Magic best-in-category award.

help fund the local nursing service in Scarborough and the surrounding areas”. The next collections are on the streets on Saturday 12 August and in supermarkets at Christmas. The role involves dropping off tabards, hats, tins, etc for volunteers to pick up when it’s their turn; collecting the kit and full tins at the end of the day; then counting and banking the money. n To find out more, ring Jennifer on 01904 755260 or email Jennifer.carmichael@ mariecurie.org.uk.

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Excellent - 10/10. That was how one of the 60 visitors to a health information day at Ayton village hall described it. A cookery demonstration by Fiona Daplyn of Hungate Health & Hygiene proved popular. Fiona demonstrated a range of delicious dishes which would allow healthy eating on a budget. Dishes included healthy yoghurt with fruit and low-sugar granola, baked egg with a ham crust, spiced fish cakes and fruity chicken curry. Fiona provided samples for everyone to taste and gave out copies of her recipes to try at home. Sue Lawal demonstrated exercises that can help people keep fit and look after their health. Everyone got involved in chair-based exercises.

The nursing team from Ayton and Snainton Medical Practice carried out blood pressure and blood sugar testing. They measured people’s height and weight to calculate their BMI and gave lifestyle advice. The surgery’s clinical pharmacist gave advice on medication. Many organisations offered advice and help. They were Age UK, Derwent Valley Bridge Community Library, Coastcall, U3A, Active Coast and Country, Carers Resource, Scarborough and Ryedale CCG, Support for Carers and North Yorkshire National Park. The event was organised by the practice’s patient-participation group and the library, which is in West Ayton. It was funded by Rural Action Yorkshire. Information sheets with details of activities in the village hall and local providers of aids to daily living are available at the library.

Visitors enjoy Fiona Daplyn’s recipes

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Health info day in Ayton gets top marks

Housing charity seeks trustees Words and photos by Dave Barry NEW trustees are being sought for a charitable trust which provides affordable housing for elderly people in Scarborough. The Plaxton Family Housing Trust, founded in 2006, owns three properties containing 40 apartments or flats, in Commercial Street, Fulford Road and West Parade Road. The role of trustee is voluntary and far from onerous, points out chairman Gordon Lees. The board of trustees - seven at present meets at Plaxton Court, near the hospital, four times a year. Trustees must be of good character, honest and trustworthy; they must have good communication skills; they must be able to accept collective responsibility, respect confidences and work as a member of a team; and they must be available to attend meetings. Experience in any profession or trade, such as law, accountancy, secretarial,

Eric Plaxton House in West Parade Road (to order photos ring 353597) property lettings or management, would be desirable, as would experience of being a trustee and dealing with the elderly. “It would be ideal for someone with a little bit of time to spare in a worthwhile cause perhaps someone who may have taken early retirement”, says Gordon. n If you can help call 01723 352156

LI O N S E V E N T S by Dave Barry

SCARBOROUGH Lions Club is planning three events. The first is a charity gala with stalls, games, a raffle and refreshments at St Mark’s Church in Coldyhill Lane, Newby, from 2-4pm on 26 August. The second is a free performance by Scarborough Concert Band, with guest Mike

Leigh, at Westborough Methodist Church at 7.30pm on 8 September. The show will celebrate the centenary of Lions Clubs International, says president Cyril Smith. The third is a 1940s dinner-dance at North Cliff Golf Club at 7.30pm on 17 November. Tickets cost £18 and can be booked by ringing 377334.

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TIME TRAVEL ‘Tunny’ fishing drew the rich and famous EIGHTY years ago, tuna fishing was extremely popular in Scarborough - but only with the wealthy. Adventurers, aristocrats, military officers, socialites and film stars flocked to the town, drawn by its growing reputation for big-game fishing. American actors including John Wayne and Errol Flynn joined David Niven, Charles Laughton and other home-grown stars in their pursuit of the enormous tunny, as it was known then. Magazines published sensational stories about the well-heeled visitors, who travelled from London on special trains. They included Lady Broughton, who enjoyed killing large animals in Africa and slept in a tent on the deck of her yacht because she didn’t want to go below; newspaper proprietor Lord Astor; aviation pioneer and yachtsman Tommy Sopwith; and aristocratic politicians Lords Crathorne, Moyne and Egerton. Egerton is reputed to have caught two whoppers, weighing 647 and 691 pounds, together on a single line. Baron Henri de Rothschild visited in his 1,000-

ton yacht Eros but preferred dab to tuna. Gloucestershire’s chief constable, William Henn, hooked a 707-pound tuna which towed him and his coble four miles. The wealthier tourists included Lady Annie Yule, “said to be the richest heiress in the empire”. She arrived with her daughter on their 1,574-ton luxury steam yacht Nahlin, which had 12 bathrooms and a gym. It’s now owned by Sir James Dyson, who is probably richer, with £7.8 billion. The Atlantic bluefin tuna (Thunnus thynnus) is a large and powerful fish, arguably the strongest in the world. Its top speed is about 45mph. It was relatively common in the North Sea 80 years ago. The fish congregated near commercial drifters tracking the migrating shoals of herring along the coast, or near steam trawlers hauling their catches. It isn’t known for sure how long they had been around, although fishermen said they hadn’t seen them before the first world war. However, studies commissioned by a member of the wealthy, aristocratic Peel family suggested that seasonal tuna migration into

the North Sea may have been going on before then. Sir Edward Peel let marine biologist Frederick Russell use his large steam yacht St George, with a Sudanese crew, to investigate tuna movements in 1933. In the same year, Peel became the first president of the British Tunny Club, described as a ‘gentlemen’s club’ and based in Scarborough. Also in 1933, the record for the biggest ever fish caught on a rod in British waters was set by an angler fishing out of Scarborough and still stands. It weighed 851 pounds and was caught 50 miles offshore by Lorenzo - Laurie - MitchellHenry. He is credited with introducing biggame fishing in 1930, when he became the first person to land a tuna with rod and line. It weighed 560 pounds. In 1949, Lincolnshire farmer Jack Lewis caught a tuna which appeared to beat Mitchell-Henry’s record by a whisker - one pound. But Mitchell-Henry objected, claiming that the rope used to weigh the fish was wet and therefore heavier than it should have been. The objection was sustained. Lewis’s colossus, preserved and mounted, was a popular exhibit at Woodend until it was changed from a natural history museum into a creative industry centre in 2006/07. In 1932, on the Dick Whittington trawler, Harold Hardy of Cloughton Hall battled with a 16ft tuna for over seven hours until his line snapped. Four observers described the struggle as “the greatest fight they had ever seen in their lives”. Throughout the 1930s, huge tuna weighing over 700 pounds were regularly caught off Scarborough. The vanquished leviathans

August - Issue 48 were weighed and displayed on the pier, watched by crowds of awestruck spectators. Anglers used long rods, standing 6ft 6in and made of hickory, bamboo, lancewood and greenheart. The bait, impaled on five-inch hooks, was mackerel and herring. They fished out of small boats such as cobles, which were towed to the fishing grounds by a large yacht. The fishing season was mostly in August and September. A women’s world tuna challenge cup was held in Scarborough for many years. The record for the heaviest tuna caught by a woman in Britain was set in 1947. Dr Bidi Evans, fishing from her father’s yacht, caught a 714-pound fish. But by then the tuna’s presence in large shoals in the North Sea was drawing to an end, owing to the depletion of its food supply at the hands of the herring and mackerel fishing industry. Vessel owner and former skipper Fred Normandale says the last tuna were landed in Scarborough in either 1953 or 1954. “Though herring were still being landed here into the 1970s by the herring drifters. The tunny fishers followed the drifters to look for fish. I think tunny were targeted by the Danes postwar. “I saw two tunny on the surface about 10 miles north-east of Scarborough in the late 70s”, Fred recalls. “I didn't know what they were ‘til I came ashore and looked at photos of tunny”. In 2000, pensioner and fishing novice Alan Glanville, 76, caught two huge tuna, weighing in at 529 and 353 pounds, off the north-west coast of Ireland. Today, bluefin tuna are so valuable that Japanese buyers pay £50,000 or more for one fish.

Scarborough was once a thriving fishing port

L-R, Frank Bayes (lost in the lifeboat disaster), Tom Hunter (known as Tom Mix) Bill Pashby, Bill Pashby Snr, Ernie Kitto, Matt Jenkinson (known as Matty Wemp), Captain Wetherly, whose boat was used to catch the fish, in 1949. Photo with thanks to Fred Normandale.

The 1,574-ton luxury yacht Nahlin visited Scarborough during the tuna boom (photo by Tim Trent)

The Tunny Club in East Sandgate

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Tuna laid out in the fish market at Tsukiji in Tokyo, Japan (photo by Dave Barry)

The tuna which Jack Lewis caught in 1949 (photo by Dave Barry)

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IAN AND THE CRABS The summer months are here. Groups flock to Scarborough for a day visit. The Youth Hostel, and many hotels, specialise in looking after groups from schools, churches, youth clubs for longer stays. This tale first appeared in my “Alphabet of Stories” and a true little happening grew in the telling. It was a perfect day for a visit to the beach. Class 3 from a junior school were doing just that; a visit to the beach. Buckets and spades already loaded on the two minibuses. Miss E and Mr. R were driving. Off they go! The journey quickly passed. It wasn’t very far. They gathered in their allotted safe area on the beach. Miss E carefully put the keys for her minibus in her bag. Mr. R popped his minibus keys on the packed lunches’ box, just as he was needed to sort out a little argument between two children. Then the fun began. Sandcastles were built. Races were run. Games were played. Laughs were laughed. Rock pools were explored, looking for sea creatures and small fish. For Ian, this was his very first visit to the beach. He was overjoyed. He chased about and laughed. There was something he did which no one else in the class could do. When they were exploring the rock pools, Ian just picked up crabs with his bare hands! At first he got into trouble for chasing some of the other children with a crab in his hand. However, Ian was allowed to collect a few crabs in a bucket full of sea water. He would put them back into the rock pools later. He was so excited. Ian popped down the crab bucket rather roughly next to the packed lunches’ box. Some of the sea water splashed out on to the box, but the crabs stayed in! “Be careful, Ian!” called out Miss E. Soon it was packed lunch time. The children all sat nicely together, and cleared up their litter afterwards. Then, more beach fun: rounders, cricket, a jumping competition, football.

Sadly, it was time to clear up and go back to school. Miss E took the minibus keys out of her bag. It was then that Mr. R realised that his minibus keys were not in his pocket. “I left them on the packed lunches’ box,” he said, just next to Ian’s crab bucket. No sign of the keys! Everybody had to help to find those keys. They searched everywhere, but …… no keys were to be found. This was a big nuisance. Miss E would have to take half of the children, and then come back for the others. Parents would be cross for their children being late. A lovely day was now beginning to be spoilt. Mr. R was sorry. Where were those keys? “Ian, will you please put those crabs back in the sea!” he said, rather crossly. Ian obediently grabbed the bucket. The tide had been coming in, so the rock pools were covered by sea now. Ian was dancing so everyone was watching him when he tipped the crabs into the water. Everyone saw Ian pick something out of the sea. Everyone saw Ian running up to Mr. R with something shiny and jingly in his hands. The missing keys! They had been in Ian’s crab bucket all the time. They must have slipped off the packed lunches’ box. I wonder when! What a mysterious end to a wonderful day at the beach! One that Ian, and Mr. R, would never forget. Another fabulous visit to the beach at Scarborough! Copyright Joe Coates 2017 www.northbaytales.com

Water surprises the unsuspecting THE LiveWire Aqua Buzz caught people by surprise at a church fair. Cleverly rigged up by church member Hilary Watts, it squirted water at the unsuspecting player. For 35p, fairgoers could test the steadiness of their hands by guiding a metal ring along a twisted pipe. The device was fitted with a squirter from a car windscreen wiper, which went off when the pipe was touched. The annual fair, Fun in the Sun, was at St Mary’s Church and raised £810. A happy atmosphere prevailed as dozens

of children and grown-up children enjoyed themselves with various activities. Animal House Wildlife Welfare let birds of prey perch on a gauntlet worn by children. The Scarborough charity specialises in caring for injured and abandoned birds of prey and other wildlife. Stalls sold plants, jam, chutney, books, works of art and bric a brac. In the church, there was a craft session for children, organised by Ruth Penny, and cream teas for adults.

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Keen young students celebrate at Spa NEARLY 100 youngsters and with local who studied extrabusinesses. curricular education at This year, the Scarborough Children’s university will University attended a be the lead ceremony at the Spa. sponsor of the SCU has been hosted Scarborough for three years by Hull business awards University. and be looking The ceremony was led by for ways to the university’s outreach work with and programme manager, local enterprise Richard Adams, and organisations campus principal Linda to make North Hockley. Yorkshire Afterwards, the children prosper. posed for the traditional hat-throwing photo then The schools celebrated with a party. and children in Since SCU launched, it has Scarborough worked with over 1,500 and Filey who pupils from 14 schools took part were: in Scarborough, Filey, Richard Adams takes cover as a shower of Barrowcliff: Lea Whitby and Ryedale and mortar boards falls Amato, Lexus over 3,000 parents. Blades-Wilkinson, Sienna Cunningham, Richard said: “What makes this kind of Reece Dixon-Kay, Kira Harvey, Ebony learning difficult is that no-one forces you Mennell, Harry Pannett, Kasia Rabij, Levi to do it. That’s what makes it so special too, Rennison, Brooke Webster. because it shows us that if we make the Friarage: Erica Bradburn, Mikey Clark, effort, if we really try hard we can make our Hermione Haywood, Melisa Turp. lives more interesting, more rewarding, more Gladstone Road: Jack Aaron, Tarnia Baker, exciting and ultimately more successful. Madison Barber, George Beckham-Richards, “Everyone who graduates today has chosen Abbie Blake, Holly Connorton, Henry Cooke, to take part. Well done! You have chosen Natalie Cowper, Harry Edwards, Alysha to find things out for yourselves and try Haigh, Ella Hepworth, Tyler Jones, Erin something new”. Lawlor, Charlie Moss-Muir, Libby Ogilvie, Communications and events manager Dylan Preddle, Owen Riley, Ashleigh Witty. Tracy Bludell added: “We have validated 40 Northstead: Ella Brown, Ashton Cooperlearning destinations and countless learning Geaves, Jayden Cordukes, June Darlowactivities to help children complete their Castleton, Isobel Duncan-Canham, Chelsea passport to learning. Entwistle, Tyler Gardiner, Olivia Harbron, “We have brought extra-curricular activities Libby Hick, Bobby-Jo Hopson, Amber into many local primary schools including Kelly, Jacob Lightfoot, Jorja Moore, Charlie a marine science club, a fencing club, an Sheader, Sienna Thomas, Summer Thwaites, adventurers club and a curators club”, Tracy Lucy-Mai Tighe, Shannon Tute, Evie Wardell, said. Faith Watson, Tara Woodward, Libby Wright, “We have helped inspire young people to Liam Young. become independent learners who realise Wheatcroft: Leonnie Blackwell, Alex that learning can take place anywhere”. Callaghan, Sol Cosemore, Jack D’Eath, Finn SCU has developed partnerships with local Edwards, Isha Faqir, Peter Freeman, Joe businesses, museums, galleries, theatres and Harron, Hannah Kemp, Leon Lipiec, Edie the borough council and has been sponsored Mayes, Tyler Neale, Libby Jay Scotter. by Yorkshire Coast Homes. Braeburn: Jaime Clarke, Jesscia Colley, Hull University plans to introduce SCU to Jessica Corner, Lauren Craggs, Harley more North Yorkshire schools and learning Fields, Izzy Francis, Zak Gothard, Jenson destinations in order to reach out further Hindle, Owen Mackenzie, Elle Short, into communities, especially to children Brandon Stephenson, Harry Tozer. from disadvantaged backgrounds. Filey: Brandon Barras, Chloe Blenkhorn, Although Hull University is leaving its Filey Amelia Correia, Daniel Gill, Sienna Hall, Road campus and will no longer deliver Tiernan Ingham, Oliver Jackson, Millie programmes in the town, it will continue to Jarvis, Gracie Jenkinson, Murphy Jenkinson, be the lead university partner of Scarborough Lilly Jenkinson, Milly Keary, Joseph UTC, validating its programmes. Macauley, Sophie Mainprize, Kieran Oliver, It plans to open a partnership office in the Asha Poole, Phoebe Smythe, Amy Stavely, town to build on its links with schools and Katie Unsworth. colleges through programmes like SCU Camera-wielding parents and friends (to order photos ring 353597)

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Sanctuary garden created Sun shines for uniformed youth fayre at school in Seamer Words and photos by Dave Barry A SANCTUARY garden has been created at Seamer & Irton primary school with the help of a £9,529 lottery grant. The gardening and nature area encourages pupils to become more active and learn about food, nutrition and the environment. It is a quiet haven for children and teachers when they are feeling under stress, explained head teacher Jonathan Wanless. The garden has been designed to meet the needs of children across all age groups and abilities, helping them to explore and understand nature. A shelter can be used as a bird-watching hide as it has a window overlooking a small feeding area. Besides wild birds, the garden will also attract hedgehogs, it is hoped. The garden has two big raised beds where sprouts, cabbages, strawberries, lettuce, etc,

have been planted. It has been named after Janet Darcy, a teaching assistant who retired this week after 30 years. The garden is at one side of the school playground and pupils have been watching its creation over the last few weeks. The grant was from the Awards For All Big Lottery Fund. • The school recently presented four performances of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat to parents and villagers. The community production involved several staff and was directed by music teacher Liz Turner. “The children worked really hard”, Liz said. The show fell on the 19th anniversary of the school’s last production of Joseph, at the Futurist Theatre. Some of the cast of the earlier show watched the latest one.

Janet Darcy opens the sanctuary garden The cast of Joseph and the Amazing with staff and pupils, some of whom who are Technicolour Dreamcoat holding the lottery cheque (to order photos ring 353597)

Scouts cycle Tour de Yorkshire on the spot Words and photo by Dave Barry WHILE professional cyclists were breaking into a serious sweat on the Tour de Yorkshire, a group of scouts were covering the same distance on the spot. They pedalled the equivalent of 480km on static bikes in the foyer of Morrison’s supermarket in Crossgates. That was the distance covered by the Tour de Yorkshire cyclists on the same day. The explorer section of the Derwent Valley scout group started cycling at 8am and took it turns to pedal as fast as possible, finishing at about 4.30pm. Through sponsorship and donations from shoppers, the explorer scouts and leaders raised £420, which was shared evenly between Morrisons’ charity of the year, Clic Sargent, and the explorers. Halfords lent a pair of static bikes and Severfield Design and Build in Sherburn printed promotional posters. “We had the idea of riding static bikes for a fundraising challenge some time ago”, said explorer leader Nick Allison. “When Morrison’s offered us the use of their lobby on the weekend of the Tour de Yorkshire, it was obvious what the challenge should be”.

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Derwent Valley scout group administrator Beryl Lewis added: “Morrison’s have been so kind to scouting over the years that I was delighted when Nick and the explorers decided to split any money raised with the Morrison’s charity of the year”.

IT could have been a slip of the finger or auto-complete making the wrong guess on a device. Either way, it looked like an uninformed youth fayre was being held at Scarborough Tec, inviting speculation about ignorant teenagers. The email was promoting the annual uniformed youth fayre run by local scout groups, the Boys Brigade from Wreyfield, Westborough guides and Whitby sea scouts. Among the coconut shies, bouncy castles and greasy poles were stalls selling books, bric-a-brac and all sorts of edibles: freshly baked doughnuts, strawberries and cream, burgers, cake and buns. The weather couldn’t have been better, said Bonnie Purchon, assistant district commissioner with responsibility for development. “There looked to be a few hundred going round the stalls”, Bonnie said. “At one point, all the tables were taken up by customers having cream scones at Westborough or burgers and drinks at 49th, who were being posh with table cloths and flowers on their tables”. The fayre featured three wet-sponge stalls. Visitors were invited to try and soak the hapless person who put their head through the hole. One was run by the 37 Scarborough scouts, including Kira Atkinson, Emily White and Mary Adams, all aged 12. The group is based at St Columba’s Church. The Circa 15 duo performed covers of tracks by Mumford & Sons, among others, plus original material. They are guitarist Hugh Stanway and vocalist Taron Fox, both aged 14.

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Beavers from various groups compete in an obstacle race

THE Gallows Close Centre children's services charity in Barrowcliff is having a busy summer. It is planning a fair and children’s activity sessions. The fair is on Saturday 12 August, from 11.30am to 3.30pm. It will feature a barbecue, a magician, face painting, hook-a-duck, a tombola, live music from the Railroad Hobos, welly races, a penalty shoot-out and other games. Admission will cost 10p. To book a stall, ring the centre’s development worker Kimmie Avison on 378102 or 07508 954244. The centre’s Happy Summer Club offers fun

Kira Atkinson has a wet sponge thrown at her by Emily White

Kira gets her revenge on Emily Derwent Valley scout group administrator Beryl Lewis ran Crazy Capers for the Beavers. She said: “About 40 took part in games ending in an aeroplane flying challenge to see whose plane flew the furthest”. Mason Tindall from the Thomas Hinderwell Academy Beaver colony won the trophy. There was also a bench-ball competition, an obstacle course and a tug-of-war. The fayre was opened by the mayor and mayoress, Martin and Cherry Smith. A raffle with 25 prizes donated by generous local people raised £800 of the total, which was close to £4,000.

new ways for children to learn, play, have fun and make friends. Activity sessions for ages 7-12 are on Mondays from 10.30am to 1.30pm and Wednesdays from 1.30pm to 2pm. It costs £1 an hour or £3 per session, including a healthy snack and drink. A youth club, for ages 13-18, is to be held on 3, 17 and 31 August - all 11am-2pm.

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SCARBOROUGH WALKING FOOTBALL

SCARBOROUGH & DISTRICT CANOE CLUB

Women’s Walking Football runs on Monday’s from 9.10am until 10am and is led by Vanessa. The Gentlemen’s Walking Football is led by Jim and runs on Wednesdays from 9.30am until 10.30am. Call 01723 362922 for more info. n Sessions take place at Scarborough Rugby Club, Scalby Rd and cost £2.

A friendly local based canoe and kayaking club welcoming everyone. So come along. GIVE IT A GO! We are out on the sea and rivers throughout the year, run pool sessions in the winter, and lake sessions in the summer, for anyone wanting to have a go, either absolute beginners or experienced paddlers, all are welcome. n Visit www.scarboroughcanoeclub.org.uk for more information

SCARBOROUGH RAMBLING CLUB There are two group rambles organised on most Sundays during the year. There is a short walk (5-9 miles) and a long walk (10-14 miles) on offer. Occasional short walks on Thursday evenings. n www.scarboroughramblingclub.co.uk

SCARBOROUGH CHESS CLUB

Encouragement for writers old and new. Monthly meetings on Tuesdays at Newby / Scalby Library. n www.scarboroughwriterscircle. com

Currently playing at the North Riding Hotel in North Marine Road, Scarborough. Club nights are every Tuesday from 7:30pm to 11pm. There are a variety of tournaments organised including a Club Championship which runs throughout the year. There are a wide range of playing strengths in the club. n For more information, contact Neil Pennock - npennock@btopenworld.com

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Demonstrations from professional artists take place in monthly meetings on the first Wednesday of every month at 7.00pm, at the Methodist Central Hall on Queen Street. n www.scarboroughartsociety.co.uk

has been providing BSAC training for divers and offering a wide variety of diving since 1960. The club owns an air compressor, and both a RIB and a hard boat, enabling members to enjoy lots of quality diving. Meetings are held every Wednesday evening in the clubhouse and bar. n For information visit www. scarboroughsubaquaclub.net

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SCARBOROUGH PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY Meetings are held weekly on Wednesdays, between September and Easter. The meetings include presentations, competitions and practical sessions with all abilities are welcome. n scarboroughphotographicsociety.com

SCARBOROUGH PARAGON CYCLING CLUB This cycling club is open to all ages and abilities. Join if you are interested in improving fitness with regular social riding and time trials. n Visit www.spcc.org.uk

TAI CHI CLASSES CLASSES Held every Tuesday at 10am and 7pm and every Thursday at 1.30pm with beginners welcome. n www.theartsworkshops.co.uk

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WALKING RUGBY Perfect for those who used to play rugby and want to get back into it, or for those who haven’t tried it before – this no contact sport is all about ball skills, passing and keeping moving. Classes run at 11.15am on Mondays at Barons Gym. n Call Tom Gillon or 01723 362529 or Barons Gym on 01723 357740

WORRIED ABOUT SOMEONE’S DRINKING? Alanon - (sister fellowship to AA) meets every Thursday night 7.30pm at Westborough Methodist Church. If you’re worried about your own or a loved one’s drinking you can talk in complete confidence. n Call 020 7403 0888 or visit www.alanonuk.org.uk

Interested in bird watching? Scarborough birders offers a network and a voice for people in the Scarborough area who are interested in wild birds. Meetings are held monthly. n www.scarboroughbirding.co.uk

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For people interested in athletics such as track and field, running and cross country, this group is open to all abilities. You can join whether you’re interested in competing at national standard or just want to join for fitness. n Visit www.scarboroughac.co.uk

The fun running and walking club meets every Sunday at 10.30am in pubs and venues around Scarborough. After the walk/run members go for drinks, food and chatter. A trail is left in flour or chalk so that runners and walkers will finish within a short time of each other. n Contact Phil Bayley on 01723 864545 or email boghopper@hotmail.co.uk

SCARBOROUGH MODEL YACHT CLUB A thriving, active and organised club

Meet at the church 7pm Wed (church bells) and St Mary’s Parish House 7pm Thu (handbells). New members welcome. n Ring Edwin King on 891547

with members of all age groups. They sail at Wykeham Lakes on club days, Tuesdays & Saturdays, from 10 am. New members, beginners or skilled, are very welcome. n For more information & contact details, see: www.scarboroughmyc.uk

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The scrabble club meets every Monday evening to play several games of scrabble together. Newcomers and visitors are welcome. Entrance in £2, including tea, coffee and biscuits. 6.30pm, Sewerby Methodist Church. n For more information call 01262 409718.

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If you have a few hours to spare a week, why not help those in need in the local community. Scarborough Lions raise funds, provide transport and recycle. n Email scarborough. lions@talktalk.net

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This month we’re taking a look at one of Yorkshire’s most important (and exciting!) charities, the Yorkshire Air Ambulance.

GET TO DA CHOPPAH! Yorkshire is a vast place. Although we have roughly the same population as Scotland, those five million people are spread out over a huge and varied area. Our four million acres of land include crowded cities, rural villages, isolated farms, and many coastal towns (of which, Scarborough is definitely the best). Quickly getting an ambulance along the ground to some of those places in an emergency is almost impossible, and as time is the deciding factor after an accident, lives are put at risk... all thanks to Yorkshire's gorgeous landscape.

So, it makes all kinds of sense to use an ambulance that can move fast without being slowed down by winding country roads and crammed city streets. That was the thinking behind the Yorkshire Air Ambulance; a charity that operates two fastresponse helicopter ambulances, staffed by experienced paramedics and doctors. Even if you have a heart attack while hiking in the deepest, darkest cranny of the Dales, medical help can still reach you.

IN THE BEGINNING... The Yorkshire Air Ambulance began life in a Portakabin at Leeds Bradford Airport. The first ever helicopter the charity used was a 20 year old leased

Bolokow. The staff didn’t get their own offices until 2004, and a bigger, more modern aircraft until 2006. That year was also the time when the charity shot to fame after attending a rescue in York. Top Gear presenter Richard Hammond crashed a rocket-propelled car at Elvington Airfield after hitting 300mph. The Yorkshire Air Ambulance picked him up and dashed him over to Leeds. As a result, charitable donations from the public reached £2 million, and the charity also featured in their own BBC 1 documentary series the following year... presented by Richard Hammond.

2008 saw the arrival of a second helicopter, initially based in Sheffield, allowing the Yorkshire Air Ambulance to respond to emergencies even quicker. In 2012 the charity opened their own base of operations at Topcliffe near Thirsk, opened by HRH the Duke of York, who is also the charity’s patron. A second purpose-build base was opened the following year on the Nostell Estate near Wakefield. And, more recently in 2016, the charity’s fleet of choppers was updated by the arrival of two new Airbus H145 helicopters; one stationed at Topcliffe, the other at Nostell. These stateof-the-art aircraft are capable of travelling at 160mph!

FLY BOY The Yorkshire Air Ambulance has a huge team of doctors, paramedics, ground support crew, and also pilots. One of the regular pilots is Andy Lister, who is also Director of Aviation. If you’re in a chopper that he is flying, you know you’re in safe hands. Andy joined the Royal Navy in 1992 and began flying Sea King helicopters during amphibious operations. The varied and pleasant terrain of Yorkshire is nothing compared to what Andy has flown a chopper over, as he has experience soaring over jungles, cruising over mountains in

the arctic circle, and even on counter-drug operations in the Caribbean. Wowzer. After leaving the military in 2001, Andy worked in emergency service aviation, carrying out rescues and even flying for the police on dangerous missions. He’s been at YAA for six years now, first as Head Pilot, but now also as Director of Aviation and Accountable Manger. It is his job to ensure that everyone in one the charity’s choppers is safe, both on the ground and in the air. Seems they picked the right guy for the job. And hey... at least no one shoots at him any more.

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YAA FACTS! • To keep the helicopters in the air costs £12,000 each and every day. • Apart from the paramedics and doctors who are paid by the NHS, the charity is entirely funded by public donations. • At time of press, 7300 people had been rescued by the Air Ambulances. • The cost of the two new Airbus H145 helicopters was £12 million.

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GETTING INVOLVED Fortunately, you don’t have to be an ace pilot or an experienced doctor to help the Yorkshire Air Ambulance to keep flying. Volunteers are a vital part of the organisation, and there is bound to be a role to suit you. For a charity that does its best work hundreds of feet in the air, YAA requires a whole army of volunteers to help out on the ground. Raising the equivalent of £4.4 million each year isn’t easy, so they need our help. Available roles include speaking at public events on behalf of the charity, collection box and info stewards, receiving those giant cheques from donating businesses (yes, that is a role in itself), and manning fundraising events. However, if you feel like you would love to get involved, but don’t fancy any of those roles, contact them anyway. In the past the charity has been helped by solicitors, accountants, HR experts, and even an auctioneer. If you • SPECIAL YORKSHIRE AIR AMBULANCE FEATURE • SPECIAL YORKSHIRE AIR AMBULANCE FEATURE • SPECIAL YORKSHIRE AIR AMBULANCE FEATURE • have a special skill that you think the Air Ambulance could put to good use, get in touch today. Call 01422 237900.

HAVE FUN, RAISE FUNDS Helping the Yorkshire Air Ambulance can be as easy has having a great day out. Below are some events taking place across Yorkshire this month which are raising money for YAA. Pop along to one, or even organise your own. 13TH-26TH AUGUST

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NORTH YORKS MOORS CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL, across North Yorkshire. Enjoy stunning concerts across the region, in interesting and evocative venues. Proceeds from many events are going to YAA. Visit www.northyorkmoorsfestival.com

16TH AUGUST JUNGLE SPEED SHEAR, Rose and Crown, Nawton Beadlam, York. Yep, this is sheep shearing contest, as well as great family day out with a disco and bar.

19TH AUGUST CHARITY BOXING EVENTS, Halifax Sports Club. A night of fisticuffs as well as food and drink. Call 07973 831561.

THE 52ND OUSEFLEET SHOW, Ousefleet, near Goole. Calling all families for a fun day out in aid of the Yorkshire Air Ambulance.

19TH AUGUST SUMMER SHOWCASE WITH CRAVEN ACCORDION, Skipton Town Hall. A fun music concert with a bar.

28 TH AUGUST RIPON RACE DAY, Ripon Racecourse. Enjoy a day of racing and fine hospitality, all in aid of YAA.

20TH AUGUST LADIES ONLY CHARITY SPORTIVE, Carlton Lodge Activity Centre, Thirsk. A friendly and welcome bike ride for ladies to raise money for several charities, including the YAA.

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30 TH AUGUST A CONCERT OF MUSIC AND SONG, Sledmere House, Driffield. A varied programme of music, in the splendid surrounds of Sledmere House.

CHARITY CRICKET MATCH, Heworth Cricket Club, York. Watch the Martin Barass Allstar XI Vs. Heworth Cricket Club.

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DONATE HEAR FROM NOW. LIKE, THE EXPERTS RIGHT NOW If you’re wanting to donate some dosh to keep the YAA’s choppers chopping, you don’t need an account with a bank that prints those big cheques. Rather, you can use your phone right now by sending a quick text.

Many of the photos in this special section feature a shot of one of the charity’s helicopters. However, getting a picture of one can be very difficult, as both choppers are constantly whizzing around somewhere over Yorkshire. To that end, the YAA let people know when they will be attending an event with one of the choppers, giving you the chance to see it up close and chat to the crew. If you’d like to snap a pic of one the Air

Ambulances (or to present a cheque to the charity standing in front of it), get to these places this month:

19TH AUGUST Eldwick Beer and Banger Festival, Eldwick, Bradford, 4pm.

20TH AUGUST Brooklands Nursery, Brooklands, Holmfirth, 11am

Text ‘YAAC00 £2’ to 70070 and the charity will instantly receive £2 from you. If everyone in Yorkshire did that today, the charity would have enough money to fund itself for almost two and a half years! Go on, get texting.

Did you know that the YAA can visit your group, club, or event without you first having to fall over a cliff, or suffer a horrific crash? That is because you can make a request for one of the charity’s speakers to come and visit you, to give a talk about he vital work they do. Great for schools, and adult groups, all you need to do is fill out the form online at www. yorkshireairambulance.org.uk/info/request-aspeaker

n You can also donate online at www.yorkshireairambulance.org.uk

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WHAT’S HAPPENED LATELY WITH THE YORKSHIRE AIR AMBULANCE? KEEP ON ROLLIN’

Helicopters and tractors might seem like strange bedfellows, but since the charity first began it has been receiving funds from a very ground-based event. The annual Beadlam Charity Tractor Run sees hundreds of tractors from across the country converge on the North Yorkshire village for a 50 mile journey through countryside, towns, and villages. Collecting donations as it goes, the convey was the brain child of Bernard Simpson, who himself has called upon the services of the YAA twice. This year the Tractor Run raised £10,000, which means since beginning in 2003 the event has donated more than £100,000 to the charity. Well done to all!

FROM PEDALS TO MOUNTAINS

Experienced cyclist Mike Hudson owes his life to the YAA. After crashing into a van near to his home in Harrogate, Mike suffered a crushed spine and needed immediate transport to Leeds General Infirmary. The Air Ambulance got him there in minutes, saving his life. Now Mike wanted to repay that in some way, so decided to hike up Helvellyn in the Peak District, the third highest mountain in England. The going was tough, especially as Mike now suffers with muscle weakness, but with the help from friends and family he made it, raising £2000 for YAA. Well done to Mike and all involved!

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Here’s an idea; if you run a business, why not partner up with the Yorkshire Air Ambulance so all of your charitable efforts go to them? That is just what Leeds-based Doliotte have done, and recently they presented a cheque for a whopping £31,000. The culmination of several months fund-raising, the money was mainly donated by the firm’s staff giving up an hour of pay, but also from fun events like a Halloween lunch, a raffle, and a 14 mile canoe challenge. Hmmm... an hour of pay, or canoeing for 14 miles along a Yorkshire river? Which would you choose?

FLYING... WITHOUT THE CHOPPER Ten years ago, when she was only 10 years old, Charlotte Leighton was knocked down by a car. Her injuries were so serious that she needed to be air-lifted to hospital by the YAA. Since then, and after many operations and facial reconstruction surgeries, Charlotte and her family have raised more than £100,000 for the charity... and she isn’t stopping there. Charlotte, now 21, has plans to skydive from 15,000 feet for the Air Ambulance, which is kind of appropriate. Charlotte added: “It is something we’ve really wanted to do for a long time and so, at the moment, we are all really excited about it and hope to raise a lot of money.” Best of luck to her, eh.

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If you’ve ever visited the world famous Christmas panto at York’s Theatre Royal, you might have seen actor Martin Barrass treading the boards. Last year, while returning to York from Keswick, Martin was involved in an awful motorcycle crash, and was rescued by the Yorkshire Air Ambulance. He stopped breathing at the scene, but the paramedics managed to revive him. To thank them, he recently paid a visit to the two medics who saved his life. “The fact that I’ve survived is a miracle, said Martin. “If I had not got immediate care at the roadside, and then flown so quickly to hospital, I don’t think I would have made it. Meeting the people who actually saved my life was one of the greatest days of my life.” Martin has since organised a cricket match in York in aid of the charity, so check out this feature’s event listings for more details.

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These upcoming networking events will keep you in the loop. FIRST TUESDAY OF THE MONTH CHAMBER MEETING, Boyes, Queen Street, Scarborough, 6pm. Visit www.scarboroughchamber. org.uk or email info@ scarboroughchamber.org.uk EVERY TUESDAY SCARBOROUGH BUSINESS GROUP, Crescent Hotel, 1-2 Belvoir Terrace, Scarborough, 7am. Visit www.

A qualified funeral director with nearly 20 years’ experience has launched a new business in Ramshill, Scarborough. Kevin Moxon Independent Funeral Directors serves the whole of the Yorkshire coast area. Kevin and his wife Jayne are offering a personal service as an independent family funeral business, with affordable and simplified pricing. Kevin feels there is a lot of confusion around the cost of a funeral so has decided to offer all-inclusive packages with a set price which includes everything: the funeral director’s services, coffin, hearse and disbursements. “That way the client knows exactly what the overall costs are and is not shocked when extra fees are suddenly added for disbursements”, Kevin explains. “With ever-increasing funeral costs, it makes sense to plan ahead. Many people are now realising the benefit of having a pre-paid funeral plan. Not only does it offer peace of mind on a financial level but for the family left dealing with bereavement you can leave your instructions on what funeral you wanted”. This can include religious services, hymns, music, etc, and takes the pressure and worry off loved ones at the time of bereavement. The company is planning a special offer during August, with £50 off.

Anyone not wanting to take out a plan yet but wanting to leave instructions about their funeral can call in the office and complete a personal wishes form. It can stay on file for future reference by those responsible for making arrangements. Kevin will be happy to discuss any requirements for memorial masonry and headstones and will, through a third party, offer this facility to clients. The company charter is to offer the Earth but not charge it. It promise to be Ethical, Affordable, Reliable, Transparent and Honest. “As a truly ethical and community based business, will be giving back into the community we are privileged to serve”, Kevin says. The company logo incorporates the mythical griffin, with the body of a lion and the head of an eagle. Kevin says: “Griffins are known for guarding treasures and priceless possessions. That sums up our company ethos of caring for you and your loved ones”. Kevin and his wife Jayne are brass musicians and members of Simply Brass in Scarborough. Kevin plays soprano cornet for York Railway Institute Band and is musical director of the Golden Rail band in York. He is often called upon to play the Last Post for military funerals and civic events.

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Business and financial volunteers needed By Krystal Starkey A great opportunity to give something back to the local community, SCARBOROUGH & DISTRICT MENCAP is looking for volunteers with a business or financial background to become trustees and join the Executive Committee, which meets once a month. The charity, which provides specialist care, support and activities for adults and children with learning disabilities, is happy to provide training. No previous experience with learning disabilities is required. n For further details contact Carol Etherington on 01723 374819 x2004 or write to Brookleigh, 60 Valley Road, Scarborough, YO11 2JE or by email carol.etherington@ scarboroughmencap. org.uk

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Jonathan Stancombe, 15, solders a light-sensor circuit-board, watched by engineering teacher Sarah Crookes (to order photos ring 353597)

SCARBOROUGH UTC is looking for students with an interest in engineering, technology, computing and science. “We want them to join us and be a part of this opportunity to gain experience with local employers and get work ready”, explained deputy principal John Connell. The UTC’s strength is its close working relationship with local employers that is forged through the workplace, Hull University and the UTC Trust. Mr Connell says: “By exposing our brightest and most determined young people to the full scale of engineering and design disciplines and opportunities, we will provide a unique learning experience and strongly reflect the commitment of the employers and the University of Hull to ensure the best educational offering in North Yorkshire. “Scarborough UTC is there every step of the way through the key stages of the student’s education. We will help to lay the foundations

in engineering, design and control whilst also guiding towards a clear onward learning path through further education, university or the workplace”. n For further details, visit the UTC website, www.scarboroughutc.co.uk, ring 821621 or email enquiries@scarboroughutc.co.uk.

L-R: Josh Mearns, 14, Tom Lake, 14, and Josh Thompson, 16, learn how circuit-board components interact

Uni campus launches new courses by Dave Barry New courses and an apprenticeship programme have been launched by Coventry University’s Scarborough campus. The campus is expanding to offer more flexible learning options to students in the town and beyond. A BSc adult nursing degree, beginning in February, will address the shortage of qualified nurses and healthcare professionals working with adults on the Yorkshire coast, and a new business degree. A series of degree apprenticeships will offer young people an opportunity to learn while working. “They are another option available to learners, providing a great way for people of all ages to achieve a higher level qualification while

working, without taking on student debt”, said the campus provost, Professor Craig Gaskell. The £14m state-of-the-art educational complex, which opened in September, was recently visited by the borough mayor and mayoress, Martin and Cherry Smith. Professor Gaskell said: “Cllr Smith’s theme for the year is inspiring young people and he was very interested to hear about how our lower fees and life-shaped learning ethos make higher education accessible to all”. The campus is holding an open day on Saturday 19 August, from 10am to 2pm. Visitors will be able to find out more about the wide range of courses and flexible learning options available. Engineering students Ben Bonner, Peggy Barker, Nick Henderson and Matt Sumner with the mayor and mayoress

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Dave Bland, left, and Mark Hancock outside Plus Point’s office at the Evron Centre in Filey

AUTOMOTIVE TRAINING COMPANY OPENS FILEY OFFICE Plus Point Quality, (Plus Point) has opened a new office in Filey, North Yorkshire to expand its quality control training to a new region of the country. After liaising with key automotive manufacturers and suppliers in the region, Cheshire-based Plus Point is aiming to bring the company’s quality control and training services closer them. It sees Filey as the ideal location to access the North East and North Yorkshire automotive market.

Speaking about the new office opening, Plus Point Managing Director Mark Sweeney said, “we’re focused on delivering our quality control personnel, process and performance along with the supportive CPD-accredited training programmes at a local level. Last year we opened an office in South Wales and automotive manufacturers have benefitted from our presence. After speaking with key automotive people in the region and the Northern Automotive A l l i a n c e we hope to replicate this success in the North East and North Yorkshire.” The training has been formulated by Plus Point’s inPlus Point trainer Mark Hancock, left, and key account manager Dave house training

professionals who have worked with the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) body to deliver an informative, effective and rewarding programme. By working with CPD, Plus Point has been able to design a training programme which will improve the skill sets and knowledge of manufacturing staff and contribute towards CPD points. The programme promotes the concepts of lean awareness, which develops an understanding of best practice in manufacturing core tools. This is comprised of several elements such as problem-solving and risk assessment in the manufacturing process as well as Lean Sigma. These management techniques are intended to improve business processes by significantly reducing the chance that an error or defect will occur. The training will be delivered by accredited trainer Mark Hancock, who will also provide ongoing support following completion of the programme. Mark said:

“No other inspection service in the UK provides this level of support and training. After speaking with various automotive organisations and manufacturers in the region we found that there was an opportunity to upskill people working in the industry. We’re looking to replicate the success we’ve seen in other areas of the country and bring it to the North East and North Yorkshire and have already seen an uptake in the courses.” As well as providing CPD accredited training, Plus Point supplies complete, fully managed professional service solutions for automotive manufacturing quality issues. The company assesses risks as part of a quality inspection service which identifies potential problems and proposes solutions to prevent them happening in the first place.

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Light nights and holy wells Local artist Dav White talks about the fascinating world of history, art and mythology Words and photos by Dav White IN Britain, all pre-Reformation churches and at least half the post-Reformation churches were built on pre-Christian sites. They replaced earlier monuments, wells, springs, mounds and earthworks. This is why churches line up, align to the sun and link along ancient roads and trackways. Two features of ancient Scarborough that have always interested me are Our Lady’s Well on the castle headland and the spring head of the Damyot stream (which has also been called Dam Geth) on Albemarle Crescent. There are few documents about either, and I think this belies their importance. Just for their geographical attributes alone, they warrant closer scrutiny. Both springs are high on solitary hill tops. Castle Hill and Albemarle Hill are close to each other. Both are mentioned in ancient records and have gained enough notoriety that they have been Christianised. Historian Thomas Hinderwell wrote that, “under an arched vault in the castle yard, near the ruins of the ancient chapel, there is a reservoir of water called the Lady Well, supposed to be the spring mentioned by old historians and consecrated in the days of superstition to the Virgin Mary”. Wells and springs in this area of Yorkshire were originally dedicated to Brigantia (which means Bride Wells), the old earth goddess of the Brigantes. When Constantine was made Roman emperor in York in 306AD, he converted to Christianity and Yorkshire’s old pagan wells were renamed after his mother, the BritishPalestinian princess St Helen, daughter of the British King Cole of Colchester. Did Our Lady’s Well command such notoriety in the days of superstition that only the venerable status of the Virgin Mary would suit it? Development of the castle area and the name of Albemarle Hill are attributed to the

of Europe, many revered springs and wells contained an ancient severed human head. J.G. Frazer, in his book The Golden Bough, wrote: “At certain times of the year, when the veil between this world and the next is at its thinnest, and drinking from a cup made from the head, the seat of the soul, one can communicate with the dead or the spirit of the well for reverence or for knowledge”. Inspired by a skull-cup found in the grounds of Newstead Abbey, Lord Byron wrote the drinking poem, Lines Inscribed Upon a Cup Formed From a Skull. Start not - nor deem my spirit fled:   In me behold the only skull From which, unlike a living head,    Whatever flows is never dull.

Norman prince, William the Fat (Le Gros), Earl of Albemarle and great grandson of William the Conquerer. As was the way of the Normans, prominent and culturally important features in the landscape were destroyed or redeveloped in the Norman style or given Norman names, signalling to all who lived in the area just who was in control. Does this help illustrate the importance of Castle Hill and Albemarle Hill, as they both have Norman influences? The town of Scarborough, outside the castle, developed around the Damyot (Dam Geth), a stream that ran through the old town. There is little evidence of it above ground any more because, as the town developed, the Damyot stream fell out of use as a water source. It was capped, piped underground and built over. It is still evident in the street names and the lumps and bumps of the old town. The Damyot starts as a spring on Albemarle Hill. The spring head source is under Albemarle

Baptist Church on Albemarle Crescent and may have been the reason why the church was built there. The church opened in 1867. The 110ft spire was a prominent landmark perhaps an echo of the Damyot spring? It is said that fishermen took their bearings from the spire. The exact location of the spring is in the centre of the nave. Nave is taken from the Latin navis, meaning ship. Water was venerated by the pagans and Celts. The Brigantes, Parisi and Romans planted verbena and St John’s wort at wells and springs, which were dressed at midsummer. The plants were used to keep off the plague in the Middle Ages. They flower at the time of the Christian feast of St John which is on the same date as midsummer - 24 June. Albemarle Church was dedicated to John the Baptist and has stylised images of St John’s wort incorporated into its beautiful stainedglass windows. According to the ancient myths and folklore

A stylised depiction of St John’s wort in the church’s stained-glass windows

Our Lady’s Well on the castle headland

Scarborough Strata THE holiday season is upon us. For some it’s a time to relax but if you’re in the tourism business then summer means hard work. That’s not such a problem when work means more time out in the open air on the glorious Yorkshire coast. As soon as the Scottish schools broke up Hidden Horizons started their programme of fossil walks, rockpooling, forest schools, astronomy and a host of other activities. So last week I found myself at Cayton Bay

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An old saying tells us: Where a saint’s head falls, a beautiful spring will rise. John the Baptist was beheaded by Herod. Baptisms involve water and the head. Mussorgsky’s symphony Night on Bald Mountain was originally called St John’s Eve on Bald Mountain, written on midsummer’s eve and depicting the communication between light and darkness. The terms well-head and spring-head are used to describe the source of spring water. When a spring is controlled it becomes capped. So does the Damyot spring still run at its source under the nave of the church, its waters redirected by Victorian plumbing? Stories of a World War Two shelter beneath Albemarle Crescent tell how it was always half full of water. And is there still a running spring feeding an underground reservoir beneath the ancient headland chapel? As Hinderwell says, “It holds 40 tons of water that is very transparent and has been found to weigh lighter by one ounce in the Winchester gallon than any other in the vicinity”. DavWhiteArt.com

with families from Kelso, Perth and Stirling all eager to find fossils. To be fair it didn’t look like a great evening out. When I left home at 5:30 pm there was a light drizzle which, by the time we met up at Cayton, had turned heavy and dreek. Undeterred we walked to the bay and – guess what – the rain stopped and, when we looked around, there was no-one else on the beach. A beautiful vast expanse of sand and pebbles all to ourselves – what a great feeling.

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Once we got to work on a bank of pebbles we were soon finding fossil corals, crinoids and bivalves (ie mussel, clam and oyster shells). One fossil that’s often overlooked is the bulletshaped belemnite. The fossil is the remains of the guard, the internal bony part of a squidlike animal. We found several at Cayton Bay. One in particular still had the phragmocone attached; this is the cone-shaped chamber at the blunt end of the bullet-shape. The creature lived within the phragmocone with its long

tentacles extending outwards. While they all have roughly the same form, belemnites come in a huge variety of sizes with slightly different shapes – long and thin, short and wide, slightly waisted, sharp ended and blunt ended. This matters hugely to specialists who use belemnites to age rocks, but for the beach walker it’s fun to spot the differences. n For information about summer fossil hunts visit: www.hiddenhorizons.co.uk

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DEAR DAPHNE Our resident agony aunt answers all of your questions

Lifestyle

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Dear Dear

RECIPE OF THE MONTH:

CHAR-GRILLED COURGETTE AND BRIE PAINS AU LAIT

Got a problem?

What a great flavour combo! Simply split some Pains au Lait, then fill them with chargrilled courgette, French brie and a few pomegranate seeds. Finish off with chia seeds for a little added flair.

OF COURSE YOU HAVE. Lucky Daphne’s got all the answers. Write to her care of Your Local Link and she’ll soon sort you out.

A friend frequently comes over late with tales of woe always SOFA hinting she wants to stay the night on our sofa. I always give SURFER in because it seems like she has such a rough life but I am getting tired of listening to one tale after another. Some of her stories are very far-fetched and when I question her she clams up and says it’s all too much to talk about. How do I get to the bottom of this and reclaim my sofa and sanity? Rosemary from Hunmanby People love to tell stories more favourably and interestingly than they actually happened. We’re all guilty from time to time but when things get unrealistic, and you’re tired of the same rubbish on different days, these stories get boring. Maybe you've been so welcoming in the past that you've made a rod for your own back. It can be un-done. If your friend is in need of a place to stay, you can offer her sanctuary without company. Let her stay but explain you're busy that night - what’s a performance without the audience? As for getting to the bottom of why she's doing this: that’s a tougher nut to crack. You could confront her about it, or maybe ask mutual friends if they know what's going on with her, but other than that - you might have to live with not knowing. Go get your sofa back girl! Daph x

Dear Daphne, I am sick of being the designated driver on nights out. I don't mind driving now and again, but there’s hardly anyone in my friendship group that drives, and the ones that can, rarely offer. I’m sick of everyone wanting me to stay out late when I’m on diet cokes all night. I don't want to be standoffish but when it’s late at night I find myself losing my temper with them. Sincerely, Designated Driver, Scarborough

Recipes have been created using Pain au Lait by Brioche Pasquier, a french family bakery founded in 1936. For more information and recipes, visit the Brioche Pasquier website www.briochepasquier.co.uk

INGREDIENTS

• 8 Brioche Pasquier Pains au Lait •Butter, for spreading •6 baby courgettes or 2 medium, thinly sliced lengthways • 2tbsp olive oil •150g French brie, at room temperature • 50g pomegranate seeds • A few chia seeds • Salt and freshly ground black pepper •Basil leaves, to garnish

Holly the Hoola visits Scarborough Benefit’s Holly the Hoola van came through to Scarborough this weekend, as part of a UK seaside town tour, promoting the popular make-up brand’s latest product, Hoola Quickie Contour Stick.

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Hey Designated Driver, THIS IS EASY. Stop. Just stop doing it. Suggest getting a taxi or bus when your friends bring up a night out. That way, if they want to drive, they can get in their own cars and share the love (the ones that can). Your other friends will see no need to get a driver’s licence as long as you're ferrying them around, so a little bit of tough love is needed here. It needs to get harder for everyone else, before it gets easier for you. My advice here is pretty straight forward: if you don't want to do it, don't do it. Stand your ground and have a fun night out with everyone else. Daph x

WEDDING WOE

Dear Daphne, My good friends are getting married in church next month, the trouble is, I'm an atheist and really don't feel comfortable or willing to go and sit through the service. Can I ask to cut it out and meet them at the reception without offending them? Anon

Making someone's wedding about you is a pretty good reason not to go. But jokes aside, it’s their big day. Many people sit through religious services that they don't believe in for the sake of their friends, especially when they're paying for your three course meal afterwards, it’s called being part of a multicultural society. Do you think they will be offended? I think they probably would, especially if you're a good friend. However, if you have super understanding mates, who don’t take offence easily, and you really do feel so strongly about the matter, then I guess you could give it a go. Don’t come crying to me afterwards though. Daphne x

METHOD

1. To start with, split the Pains au Lait and butter them lightly. 2. Heat a char-grill pan or the grill. Brush the courgette slices with olive oil and char-grill or grill them in batches until tender. Cool on kitchen paper, then season them with a little salt and black pepper. 3. Share the courgette slices between the Pains au Lait, then top with chunks of Brie. Serve, scattered with pomegranate chia seeds and garnish with basil.

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Step away from the paint, we want something we can feel, touch and smell. Cue natural wooden surfaces, second hand furniture and recycled materials. Chip board and reclaimed wood are proving to be cheap and attractive materials seen more and more in the home.

Let love grow Benefit’s head makeup artist, Lisa Potter Dixon said: “Here at Benefit, we’re all about celebrating what makes Great Britain great! Launching our Hoola Ice Cream Van this summer and con-touring the length of the UK means we’re able to provide that iconic Hoola glow to Brits without the need to travel abroad. The Hoola Quickie Contour Stick gives an easy, natural-looking contour and sculpts and defines features – it’s the perfect summer essential!” Lifestyle Editor, Krystal Starkey got her hands on the product to try out: “The Hoola Contour Stick is super easy to use, I simply glided it under my cheek bones and chin and blended outwards. I had a natural sculptured look in no time and it lasted for a whole night out. The packaging makes it a gorgeous addition to my make-up bag too.”

Palm trees are still a force to be reckoned with in the world of trends, but cacti and succulents are taking over the botanical world. More is more when it comes to plants - we don’t want to see a lonesome little sprout in the centre of your windowsill, we want a mini jungle, reducing carbon dioxide levels by the bucket load. Think about buying 5 - 10 different sized plants and huddling them together on a shelf.

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Following on from tropical themes, desginers have turned their attention to exotic animals, taking inspiration from the wonderous creatures of the world, and replicating them in the form of art, ornaments and wallpaper. Expect to see parrots, flamingo’s and plenty of brightly coloured birds in a home near you soon.

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This month we’re giving our usual space over to the Yorkshire Air Ambulance feature, please take a little time to read the feature and check out our advertisers who help it happen! In the meantime, you’ll find our usual, albeit slightly reduced, lifestyle features. Milennial Pink is the colour of the moment for interiors, while fashion has pointed us in a sparkly direction. Daphne is spouting her usual words of wisdom too... Enjoy x

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FASHION Focus

The Autumn/Winter catwalks were full of all things sparkly and fabulous. From sequins and chainmail to sparkly mesh, night time dressing is getting a glam re-haul. Don’t worry if you’re a jeans-and-nice-top kinda gal, there’s plenty for you too.

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A walk along the Cleveland Way

Shoppers urged to ‘bee’ careful when buying honey

Bee-keeper Jovan Pavlovic with his hives and children

by Dave Barry Gorse and castle

Words and photos by Martin Dove In these occasional features, I will hopefully encourage Review readers to blow off the cobwebs, and head off somewhere different, and appreciate some of Scarborough’s often forgotten beauty spots. This month I’m walking along the Cleveland Way. Now the first thing to say is that this and all my other walks are aimed at people who just enjoy a walk. They are not hikes and will all be kept short and simple. I’m 69 and not particularly fit, but a walk along the cliff tops admiring the views is, for me, one of life’s greatest pleasures. You will not need any specialist equipment, not even hiking boots. Of course you will need sensible shoes, and if you have binoculars, take them along. Similarly, take a camera if you have one, and the dog too. I start this walk in the Holbeck car park, which is free for up to three hours. If you drive up Holbeck Hill, then turn left into Sea Cliff Road, the car park is right in front of you, next to where the Holbeck Hall Hotel used to stand, up until 1993, before it slithered down the cliffs into the North Sea. You can read all about this on a plaque, if you can take your eyes away from the stunning view. There are over 20 benches up here, so you can sit for a while and enjoy a sandwich or a chocolate bar, if you thought to bring one. Once you’ve had a little linger, head south away from the castle, and you’ll see a path heading into the woods. You will see a sign that tells you it is seven and a half miles to Filey. Don’t panic, we’re not going that far unless you really want to. You might see and hear crows and chaffinches around here. Keep a look out for the speckled wood butterflies who enjoy the dappled shade. You’re out of the wood in a matter of minutes, and ready for your first wow moment. You should see a home-made rustic bench, which some kind soul has thoughtfully placed here for us. On it they have written “In loving memory of bench”. Just sit here for a while and marvel at that stunning sight of Scarborough, shimmering in a heat haze. Look out for red campion and Wordworth’s favourite flower,

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the lesser celandine. Watch the seagulls and see the speedboats leaving their wake on the water. Simply magical, and we’ve only walked a few yards. When you’re ready to move on, carry on heading south. The path is relatively flat, but do take care when you reach the more exposed areas. Keep looking back at that fantastic view, listen for birds and keep an eye out for butterflies too. Looking ahead, you will see the most dramatic cliffs, festooned in gorse, which makes for great pictures. After about 10 minutes or so, you should arrive at another bench, near a fence, which borders the South Cliff golf club. Sit and listen to the ping of the golf balls being smashed into the distance, while you drink in the view. The view will be different every time you visit, due to the time of day, the season, the light, the clouds and many other factors, which is why I walk along these cliffs at least once every month. In the summer months, look out for fabulous foxgloves and rampant rosebay willowherb. Now you can return to the car if you want, and enjoy the view all over again as you retrace your steps, or you can carry on for as long as you like. Just remember, you’ve still got to get back to your starting point, so don’t get too carried away. It’s never busy up here, but you will always see dog walkers, ramblers and folk like yourself out for a stroll. Say hello, stop and have a chat, relax and take it easy. Enjoy a walk in the sea air and I guarantee you’ll feel much better for it. Total time for walk: around an hour, or longer if you choose to go further.

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A SCARBOROUGH bee-keeper is telling honey-lovers to watch out for fake honey in the shops. The fake-honey phenomenon is becoming more widespread as the demand for superfoods grows, says Jovan Pavlovic, who recently opened the Honeycomb Shop in the Market Hall. He said: “Some producers use a process which removes pollen from the honey which means its origin cannot be traced - and then add ingredients such as fructose syrup, glucose and sugar syrup”. Mr Pavlovic says research by food-standards agencies in Europe and the USA suggests that much of the cheap honey comes from China and India. “Fake honey is a terribly important issue”, Mr Pavlovic says. “Bees and only bees can make perfect honey. Bee-keepers collect it and keep the hives healthy. "The bees don't travel from here to China to make blended honey. You cannot make honey in a laboratory. Honey should contain pollen”. Bee-keepers are campaigning for a change in the law because as long as the content of the container is clearly displayed it is still legal to call it honey.

Pollen is like DNA, Mr Pavlovic says. “Raw honey contains pollen - which adds to the health giving properties of the food”. Pollen in honey makes it possible to trace its origin and floral source. It means raw honey can be specifically labelled - for example Yorkshire honey. Labels should mention the source of the floral nectar such as heather and borage. Mr Pavlovic keeps hives in Scarborough, where he lives with his wife Natasha and their children, and maintains an apiary in his native Serbia. He started keeping bees when a swarm landed on a apple tree outside his home. "I quickly became engrossed in bees and set up my first hives”. His bee-keeping knowledge got him a job at a honey farm for 20 years before he decided to open a shop. Mr Pavlovic, who moved to Scarborough 25 years ago to live with relatives in Burniston, says: “Honey has many health benefits which have been known for thousands of years. But to benefit from it you must use real honey. The best way is to go to a specialist shop or local farm, or ask a local bee-keeper, and you will get all the information and help you need”.

Talented apprentices are Stars at the Spa by Dave Barry TALENTED apprentices were rewarded for their hard work at the third annual Stars awards at Scarborough Spa. Stars stands for Scarborough’s Talented Apprentices Recognise Success. Organised by Scarborough Jobmatch, the not-for-profit initiative was set up “to reward apprentices as they do not have a graduation ceremony”, says Michelle Davison-Ward, employment and skills partnership manager at Jobmatch. The mayor of Scarborough, Cllr Martin Smith, presented awards to the winners and runners-up in various categories. This year’s event was sponsored by Yorkshire Coast Homes, Keepmoat, Plaxton, YH Training, NYCC Adult Learning, the Spa and Scarborough Tec. Here is the list of the finalists, winners and runners-up. The winner is listed first and the runner-up second. In some categories, there wasn’t a runner-up. Hair and beauty: Carly Rackham and Jed Wilkinson. Hospitality: Lydia Taylor and Rachael Eddon. Childcare: Kelly O’Brien and Olga Iwaniszczuk.

Health and social care: Chantelle Long and Nicole Ingle. Construction: Matthew Hassock and Liam Dalby. Engineering: Ian Heritage and George Hampton. Electrical: Ellis Howley. Customer service: Olivia Small and Michael Penrose. Accountancy: Rob Langley and Matthew Hardisty. Business admin: Kara Davies and Louis Dawkes White and Adele Robinson. Retail: James Pilmer and Charlotte Mainprize. IT: Daniel Read. Horticulture: Luke Dixon. Agriculture: Matthew Sheppard. Small business: C-Ways and the Academy. Medium business: St Cecilia’s nursing home. Business person of the year: Jamie Greening. Judge’s special award: Lauren Beaver and Liam Douglas. Success through adversity: Claire Minor. Apprentice of the year: Emily Richardson and Claire Minor.

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Muck & Magic By Sheila Johnson It's been a strange old season so far in the muck and magic garden. The weather has been all over the place , one day hot and dry, wet and windy the next! Pity the poor plants that have struggled with the ever changing conditions let alone the gardeners trying to predict what it's going to do next! Still, we are a hardy bunch and a bit of strange weather isn't going to stop us getting out into the garden and getting on with jobs for the month. One of the questions that comes up time and time again at Going To Pot Gardeners Question Time is about pruning Wistaria. When is the right time and how do I do it? So, here is a timely reminder that August is the perfect month for this task. Cut all those long whippy growths back to about 5 pairs of leaves from the main stem. In February, do the same thing again but shorten them back to 2 pairs of leaves. Keep watering your Wistaria, even after rain, and especially if the roots are going under a patio. Rhododendrons and Camellias also need plenty of water at this time of the year to help swell next years flower buds. This is essential, especially if your plant drops its buds every spring at the critical moment when you are expecting beautiful blooms. It's also vital that you keep watering and feeding your flower baskets and boxes if you want them to last through to first frost. Now is the time to prune out any raspberry canes that have fruited. Cut them right back to ground level but leave any of this years healthy green shoots which will bear next summers tasty offerings. If you are growing

Autumn fruiting raspberries leave the pruning until February next year. Keep dead heading your dahlias to give you good flowers through to November and do the same for your penstemons and roses. Like all gardeners the muck and magic team love a good natter about plants and the question of the week has undoubtedly been "what has happened to my lilies?" If your prize specimens look as though they have been ravished then you may well have uninvited guests in your garden in the form of lily beetles. These little creatures are bright red and are easily spotted but difficult to control. The best form of attack is to pick them off the plant and squash them. once upon a time Scarborough would have been considered too far north for this voracious pest but not any more I'm afraid. Finally, on a nice note, it's time to get into the greenhouse and take some cuttings of your geraniums to create some extra plants for next year. However long you have been a gardener, the thrill and wonder of rooting cuttings or germinating seedlings never leaves you. And if you are a beginner and not sure what to do there are lots of keen growers who are only too happy to share their knowledge. Why not pop along to Scarborough and District Horticultural Assosications Flower and Veg Show on the weekend of the 12 and 13 August at Crossgates Community Centre. There will be some fantastic displays of flowers, fruit and veg and lots of down to earth gardeners happy to chat and share advice. Admission is free. Happy Gardening!

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Graham Brownridge from St Mary’s Church for coordinating the Sunday blessing of the boats service, complemented by the RNLI, sea cadets and representations of the royal and merchant navy. Thanks to HMS Puncher and Trumpeter, not forgetting HMS Pickle who made a welcome surprise visit. Our sincere thanks to our many sponsors, including Keepmoat Homes, Scarborough Hospitality Association, the Arts Council, the traders of the south bay and town, the Chamber of Trade and residents for once again helping me with the sponsorship of our spectacular south bay firework display by Phoenix Fireworks. We now look forward to our 2018 festival, the 20th, and would welcome new sponsors, exhibitors and volunteers. Janet Jefferson Chairperson - Seafest Steering Group THANK YOU Dear editor, Thank you very much for your interesting and informative Review paper. I enjoy reading all about the various groups and their activities. It is good to keep up to date with all that is happening in our area. Please keep up your good work. I look forward to reading next month’s Review. Yours Lois Staveley Hackness Road - Newby

Curious Roots By Heather Elvidge AUGUST is the height of summer, or so we like to think. But really it’s when the gate to autumn creaks open. Already, rowan trees have bunches of orange berries — soon to turn a fiery red — and the moors are washed with purple from millions of tiny heather bells. This is the month when dog roses bear scarlet hips, and the fruits of wild cherry attract blackbirds and thrushes. Ripe blackberries gleam in the hedgerows. Green hawthorn berries develop a red blush. Many elderberries will never turn black, because wood pigeons and starlings gobble them while they’re green. It’s a quiet month for our garden songsters. The blackbird’s fluting notes, which will be heard no more until the New Year, are greatly missed. Birds are also shy; even the bold robin slips away among the leaves like a shadow. A clue to their changed behaviour may come floating down from a tree — a single, lost feather. Adult birds are moulting old feathers and growing new ones, and during this process they seem to feel out of sorts. They are especially vulnerable without their flight feathers — these are lost in ones or twos, so the bird can keep flying. August is a harvest month, and the season is well underway. The start used to be celebrated at Lammas on August 1, when special loaves made from the first corn were blessed in church. Today there’s no official start. Crops are cut when they’re ready, and that depends on local conditions. Barley is the first grain for the chop. Today it’s mainly used for animal feed, although the best barley has always been in demand for making ale. Medieval families drank beer instead of water, because boiling during the brewing process destroyed water-borne nasties. It’s just as well those early beers were not very strong. When Alfred the Great’s scribes set out his family tree, they traced it back to Adam to please his Christian subjects, and the Germanic god Woden to keep the pagans onside. Also featured was the mythical Beow, or barley, the ancestor of folk hero John Barleycorn. Christianity had come out on top, but in the ninth century the old gods still lived on.

The arrival of migrating fish during August and September used to be a reliable sign of autumn. Huge shoals of herring appeared, pursued by fishermen from all along the coast. It had always been that way, since the days when the Norsemen came chasing herring. The silver harvest was the main event at Scarborough Fair, which began in 1253. The fair, the longest in Europe, opened on August 15, Marymas, and continued until Michaelmas on September 29. Stalls were set out on the sands because the medieval town, crowded beneath the castle dykes, had no room for a large fair. Continental traders came to buy the herring, and cod from the Dogger Bank. In those times fish was preserved by salting or pickling, then packed into barrels for transportation. Scarborough Fair’s heyday was already past when in 1626 Mrs Farrow discovered a medicinal spring at the foot of the cliff. Word spread, and by the 1660s “persons of quality” were visiting the town’s Spaw for their health. By 1733, when the season attracted one thousand wealthy visitors, sea bathing had been added to the attractions. Gentlemen were rowed out into the bay and jumped in naked, but ladies had the convenience of changing huts that were wheeled into the surf — England’s first bathing machines. There was still a good living for fishermen, traders and boat builders, but Scarborough was changing. Wealthy visitors demanded new amenities, new cultural pursuits and quality buildings. The sands were taken over by bathers, promenaders, and horse riders. The old fish fair was held for the last time in 1788. With Scarborough Fair long gone, the only reminder we have is the folksong of the same name. Yet there’s nothing in it about fish, and nothing about the town either, except in the first line, “Are you going to Scarborough Fair?” This is because traditional songs about fairs didn’t describe the event itself, but people’s adventures there. So popular songs could be transferred from one place to another. Scarborough’s song was borrowed from Whittingham in Northumberland whose fair was on August 29. Where it originated nobody knows, although impossible challenges like the ones in the song crop up in ancient stories from Wales, Ireland and Scandinavia.

Send your waste DAG’s way Previously unrecyclable products and packaging is being recycled by Scarborough Disablement Action Group (DAG). DAG is working with Febreze on a new recycling fundraising initiative. It enables plastic air fresheners, plugin refills, trigger heads, pumps, caps and flexible home-cleaning wipe-packs of any brand to be recycled. DAG has collection boxes at its office at the Street in William Street. “Most air and home-care products and packaging waste are technically recyclable but the high cost of recycling mixed plastics means the infrastructure to recycle it isn’t available across the UK”, explained Ian

Whitfield, who chairs DAG. “As a result, this material often ends up in UK landfill”. • DAG’s summer fayre is on Saturday 2 September, from 11am to 3pm, at Wreyfield Drive Methodist Church in Barrowcliff. It will feature Scarborough and Ryedale Community Accessible Cycling, inclusive bowling club Scarboccia and live music acts. “We are looking for stallholders who make crafts, home-made jewellery, candles, etc”, says Ian. n To book a stall to sell products or promote a service or organisation, ring 488029 or email scarboroughdagpressoffice@ gmail.com. Tables cost £10 with a £5 non refundable deposit.

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Top choir returns for Romans return to castle for chariot races annual festival WHAT did the Romans ever do for us? Well, besides bringing peace and prosperity for 350 years, they contributed to the longterm improvement of the British diet by introducing proper vegetables to the island. The list of vegetables introduced to Britain includes garlic, onions, shallots, leeks, cabbages, peas, celery, turnips, radishes, and asparagus. Okay, apart from bringing peace and prosperity for 350 years and contributing to the long-term improvement of the British diet by introducing proper vegetables to the island, what did the Romans ever do for us? Well, they left us with a rich seam of history, to be mined in perpetuity by the tourism / heritage industry. The Romans, who built a signal station at the castle, are to re-invade Scarborough on the weekend of 5 and 6 August. This time, instead of subduing the local populace, they are to give displays of chariot racing. Visitors will be able to experience Roman life, witness cavalry demonstrations and watch falconry displays, from 10am–4pm. On the weekend of 19 and 20 August, at the

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What did they do for us? (photo by Nigel Wallace-Iles) same times, the castle will be resurrecting a later period of history. Scarborough at War will look at how the castle fared during the world wars. Visitors will “learn about the 1914 bombardment and experience living history in our WWI and WWII zones”, according to the blurb. Children will be able to take part in interactive activities. The castle’s Hands on History crew will be looking at the medieval period for most of the summer (29 Jul-4 Aug, 7-18 Aug, 21 Aug-3 Sep). A range of medieval activities includes dressing up, craft activities, dancing and sword fights.

ONE of the country’s most distinguished choirs returns to Queen Street Central Hall this summer. The Colne Valley Male Voice Choir, formed in 1922, is headlining the church’s annual music festival, on 19 August. The ensemble, which has won countless competitions, performs about a dozen times a year. Venues have included York Minster, Harewood House, Fountains Abbey, Preston Guild Hall, Fairfield Hall in Croydon and the Albert Hall in London. The choir will be joined by Opera North soprano Victoria Sharp. Tenor Martin Dunn will open the festival on Friday 18 August. Both concerts will also feature three regular

performers: organist Simon Lindley, cornetist Phillip McCann and pianist Keith Swallow. Keith has been the choir’s accompanist for over 50 years, says Christine Cox, who has been running the festival for many years. She has been promoting concerts like this since the 1980s and organising excursions for 42 years. “As usual, there will be a very mixed programme of music at both evenings,” says Christine. “Regular visitors travel from Stranraer, the Midlands and the South of England.” The concerts will start at 7.45pm. Tickets cost £12 (concessions £10) and can be bought at Record Revivals in Northway and on the door.

Perfect setting for Pindar production of outdoor Jane Eyre popular US musical L-R: Daniel Harkin, Tom Wilson, Ricky Shaw, Lucy Forrester, Yvette Bruin and Amy Llewellyn

Words and photos by Dave Barry AN American musical with themes of friendship, first love, peer pressure and acceptance went down well at George Pindar School in Eastfield. Pupils and staff spent a few intense months preparing and rehearsing for High School Musical. The hard work resulted in three performances to the rest of the school, plus parents and friends. With a plot described by its author and numerous critics as a modern adaptation of Romeo & Juliet, High School Musical is about two high-school sophomores from

Words and photos by Dave Barry THE setting for an outdoor production of Jane Eyre at Scarborough castle was just about perfect. The stage was between the audience and the keep, which was easy to imagine as the ruins of Thornfield Hall, where much of Charlotte Brontë’s domestic noir is set. It was just a few hundred yards from the grave of the novelist’s sister Anne and the North York moors were visible in the distance, to the left of the stage. Directed by Bryony Tebbutt, a professional cast of six from Lincoln’s Chapterhouse Theatre played all 14 characters in Laura Turner’s skilful adaptation with terrific pace and passion. Pearl Constance’s costumes were just right, the acoustics within the ancient stone walls were good and the sound effects intentional and unintentional. They included adult gulls squawking, juvenile gulls squealing, pigeons cooing and prosecco corks popping left,

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right and centre, often at critical points in the dialogue. But it didn’t seem to bother anyone as the atmosphere was relaxed and informal. The weather couldn’t have been better. It was clear, sunny and warm when the performance began, but cooled off as the sun sank behind Turkey Carpet in a red sunset and a near-full moon rose over the south bay. The show sold out in advance and there was a queue at the gate. The capacity audience of 320 took chairs and blankets to sit on and picnics to eat. Among the spectators was Ted Temple, the last person to have lived at the castle, who reckoned that the previous outdoor show was a production of Murder in the Cathedral, about Thomas à Beckett, in about 1964 or 1965. A bonus piece of theatre unfolded as the audience were walking home or back to their cars, as the Shannon lifeboat beached in the south bay after rescuing a yacht.

rival cliques – Troy (Cameron Rhodes), captain of the basketball team, and Gabriella (Indie Potter), a shy transfer student who excels in maths and science. They try out for the lead parts in the school musical and divide the school. Despite other students’ attempts to thwart their dreams, they resist peer pressure and rivalry, inspiring others along the way to subvert the status quo. High school diva Sharpay (Evie McGlinchey) will do anything to sabotage the friendship between Troy and Gabriella and get a lead in the musical, assisted by her twin brother Ryan (Kian Moore).

The cast of High School Musical (to order photos ring 353597)

Art show in Ayton AYTON Art Club’s annual exhibition runs from Saturday 29 July to Sunday 6 August at the village hall. It is open from 10am to 8pm daily except the last Sunday when it closes at 5.30pm. Entry is free and there is free parking in the

village hall car park on Wilson's Lane in East Ayton. Gilbert Morrey, who chairs the club, says: “We have a children's corner where youngsters can produce pictures that may win a prize, and refreshments can be purchased”.

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Poetry, art, talks and If you go down to the Americana at Woodend Spa today…

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A WALK, a workshop, a poetry reading, a new exhibition, author talks and three Americana gigs are on offer at Woodend in Scarborough over the next month. Writer Robert Powell and artist Jake Attree are to lead a creative walk and workshop, offering and exploring writing and drawing as expressive media (29 July, £40). It will feature a presentation of their collaborations, a two-hour guided walk exploring hidden aspects of Scarborough, time to write and draw - indoors and out, a facilitated discussion of work, themes and issues inspired by the day; a poetry reading hosted by Valley Press; and a showing of the film The River Speaks by Ben Pugh and Robert Powell. An exhibition of postcard-size work by artists, illustrators and designers, entitled Wish You Were Here, is unusual in that the name of the artist for each piece will only be revealed if and when it is bought, for £20 (5 Aug-29 Sep). Woodend is hosting the Literary Lunch Hour, a series of events featuring the latest books and authors from Scarborough publishing house Valley Press. The speakers are James Nash (10 Aug), Helen Burke (17 Aug), several poets (24 Aug), Nora Chassler (31 Aug), Cath Nichols (7 Sep) and Antony Dunn (14 Sep). They are on six consecutive Thursdays, starting at 1pm on 10 August (£5/£4 each or £25/£20 for all six). Rachel Harrington, who played in Scarborough in 2009, is back after a five-year

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hiatus from touring (3 Aug £10). “Reared among the Pentecostal pines in the farthest corner of the American West, Rachel's albums have gained her the highest praise”, says Woodend promoter Chris Lee. “When Bob Harris first heard her in ’07, he hailed her debut as ‘absolutely brilliant [and] already a contender for album of the year’. “Four records later, she's accrued a fecund garden of similar blossoms including rave reviews in Q, Mojo and the Irish Times and a basketful of songwriting contest awards”. The songs of Amanda Anne Platt and the Honeycutters are lyrically driven, blending an old-school country-roots attitude with shared influences of rock and folk, says Chris (13 Aug £10). Producer and manager Saul Davis added: “Her singing, songwriting and presence is unmatched in Americana, country, pop. She is simply breathtaking”. Edwina Hayes’ beautifully written songs, charming stage presence and angelic voice have won her a reputation as a true natural talent of gentle folk-Americana, Chris reckons (19 Aug £10). She has opened shows for Jools Holland and Van Morrison, played at Glastonbury festival and the Albert Hall and has “the sweetest voice in England”, according to Nanci Griffith, who covered the title track of her album Pour Me a Drink. She will be supported by Alastair James. Gigs start at 7.30pm. n Tickets for all the events can be booked on eventbrite.co.uk and by ringing 384500.

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The Spa Orchestra’s teddy bears’ picnic in the Spa Sun Court (to order photos ring 353597) THE Spa Orchestra’s teddy bears’ picnic concerts have returned to the Spa for the summer. The shows are devised and presented by flautist Kathy Seabrook, who is well known throughout the area and beyond for her work with young people. Her bubbly enthusiasm soon gets youngsters caught up in the music as they clap, sing and dance along to familiar tunes. The concerts, in the Spa Sun Court every Monday morning in August, are aimed at introducing young children to music and musical activities.

They feature lots of audience participation, allowing youngsters to be involved by singing, playing and dancing along with the orchestra. Musical director Paul Laidlaw said the orchestra “is committed to encouraging young people to experience the joy of music. “Kathy’s total commitment to making music accessible to the very young is inspirational and it’s no surprise that the Sun Court was packed out for every teddy bears’ picnic last year”. The picnics are part of the orchestra’s 105th year, which will feature over 120 concerts.

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Rocky Horror forest camp-out by Dave Barry Rocky Horror Picture Show is being shown on a giant screen in Dalby Forest on Saturday 29 July. In this cult classic, sweethearts Brad (Barry Bostwick) and Janet (Susan Sarandon) discover the eerie mansion of Dr Frank-NFurter (Tim Curry). As their innocence is lost, Brad and Janet meet a houseful of wild characters, including a rocking biker (Meat Loaf) and a creepy butler (Richard O’Brien). Tim Curry T h r o u g h as Dr Frank-N- elaborate dances Furter and rock songs, Frank-N-Furter unveils his latest creation: a muscular man named Rocky. The Forestry Commission is working in partnership with Pop-up Cinema Yorkshire (PUCY) to

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provide visitors with a chance to see their favourite films in forest venues. A high-quality cinema system will be erected and there will be themed food, drink stalls, a bar and a campsite. PUCY is part of Scarborough company C3 Events who have previously been responsible for the Beached Festival, shows at the openair theatre and the annual Starfire fireworks. Their cinema screen has been popping up around Yorkshire for three years and has had sell-out screenings of Withnail & I, Star Wars – The Force Awakens and Dirty Dancing. C3 director Mike Lynskey said: “This is our second year showing movies in Dalby Forest and we’ll also be visiting other forestry commission sites around the country. Rocky Horror is an absolute classic and we’re encouraging everyone to come along in fancy dress. We’ve also got a pre-movie DJ to get the party started. So pack your picnic and pyjamas and join us for an incredible cinematic forest adventure”. Tickets cost £13.50 for adults and £9.50 for children and can be booked online at www. popupcinema.org. The site opens at 8pm and the screening will begin at sunset, about 9.30pm.

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Sad tale of a Russian refugee by Dave Barry A SATIRICAL play about a persecuted woman’s bid to reach the UK will be told in a play in Scarborough on Saturday 2 September, at 2pm. The Bundle is based on the true story of a woman and her three young children. It follows Adilah’s domestic persecution and denial of human rights in Chechnya. Removed from her Russian homeland by her Chechen father, abducted into a forced marriage and then subjected to a life of servitude, she takes the ultimate risk in plotting her escape to the UK. Adilah finds a new home but encounters the Home Office’s ‘hostile environment’ with

regard to asylum seekers and refugees. The play moves from the tradition of the folk story to that of biting satire as it charts Adilah’s bid for freedom, safety and hope. The Bundle, commissioned by Quaker Asylum Seeker and Refugee, can be seen at the Friends Meeting House in Quaker Close, near the hospital. It lasts 65 minutes and will be followed by a discussion. Promoter Angela Nellis says: “Doors open at 1pm and you are welcome to come early for a chat and light refreshments. The proceeds will go to refugee and asylum seeker groups in the UK and to Lifeline. n Tickets cost £4 and can be bought from Ann Turner at the venue, by ringing Angela on 366972 and on the door.

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Summer fair at nursing Russian State Opera takes Tosca to the Spa home proves popular Words and photos by Dave Barry SCORES of people turned out for a summer fair at the Lodge nursing home on Scarborough’s South Cliff. Held every year on the last Saturday of July, the fair is open to the public, residents and their families. Jackie Zegstroo of Party Time applied faceprint and glitter-tattoos to the faces of youngsters including Jodie Gill, 6, whose grandmother Karen Gill is the Lodge’s housekeeper and fundraiser. The company provided a bouncy castle and somebody dressed as Marshal from Paw Patrol, a children's TV programme on Channel 4. Entertainment was provided by

Hatton Dancers and Twilight Productions. The fair featured Animal House Wildlife Welfare, a barbecue and stalls selling cakes and bric-a-brac. Lots of local businesses donated raffle prizes including meal vouchers, tickets for shows, gym memberships, hair-dos, teethwhitening and puppy-training. After expenses, the money raised goes into a fund which provides entertainment and trips for residents, said Karen.

Jackie Zegstroo paints a butterfly on Jodie Gill’s face (to order photos, ring 353597)

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RUSSIAN State Opera will perform Tosca at the Spa Grand Hall on 1 September. Tosca, one of the world’s most popular operas, was written by Giacomo Puccini in 1899. It will be sung in Italian with English subtitles and an orchestra. Russian State Opera is “by far the best company to bring Russian opera to British audiences”, according to Stage Talk magazine. It is a melodramatic piece set in Rome in June 1800, when the kingdom of Naples’ control of Rome was threatened by Napoleon’s invasion of Italy. It contains depictions of torture, murder and suicide, as well as some of Puccini's bestknown lyrical arias. Puccini’s masterpiece tells the story of two idealistic lovers, Tosca and Cavaradossi. Their trust is tested by Scarpia, a ruthless police officer who has no boundaries. Scarpia has sentenced Cavaradossi to death

but is prepared to let him go if Tosca will spend the night with him. Tickets cost £29.50 (concessions £27.50) plus a 5% booking fee if bought at the box office. Telephone and online bookings are subject to a fee of 12% of the face value plus a ‘fulfilment fee’ of £2 per transaction if tickets are posted or £1 if they are collected. n To book, ring 821888 or visit www.scarboroughspa.co.uk. The opera company’s website is at www.amande-concerts.co.uk.

In full song Young classical stars shine at orchestral concert Carer Kath Neale offers cupcakes to Lodge resident Margaret Johnson

Words and photo by Dave Barry A WALKING group is going from strength to strength, over 30 years after its formation. The Yorkshire coast section of the Long Distance Walking Association is one of 44 groups across the UK. Based in Scarborough, it was formed over 30 years ago and is run by a voluntary committee and walk leaders. The national body was founded in 1972 and has over 8,500 members. A programme of weekend walks, on either Saturday and Sunday, runs throughout the year. They are held within a radius of about 30 miles of Scarborough, on the North Yorkshire moors, along the coast or on the Yorkshire Wolds. They vary in length between 15 and 20 miles, depending on the season, and offer both a challenge and a chance to explore new areas while making friends. The group’s annual 26-mile challenge walk, the Smuggler’s Trod, is on the Saturday before the August bank holiday. About 250 walkers

August will be a busy month for Filey Fishermen’s Choir, with four concerts. The ensemble can be seen at Northstead Methodist Church in Scarborough (6 Aug 6.30pm), Filey lifeboathouse (13 Aug 6pm) and twice at Filey Methodist Church, with the Men of Staithes choir (26 Aug 7pm) and on their own (27 Aug 6pm).

come from far and wide to compete. In the summer, the group has walks on Wednesday evenings, usually starting and finishing at a pub. “They are about five or six miles long, hopefully encouraging members to move on to longer walks in the future”, says spokesman Malcolm Stephenson. The walk leader recces each one to check the route is in a safe condition. Weekend walks start at 9am and Wednesday walks usually set off at 7pm. The group has social events throughout the year - quizzes, brewery visits, bowling sessions, etc. Prospective members are invited to try the walks first before joining. The annual membership fee is £13 for individuals and £19.50 for families. n For further information, ring 368932 or email  secretary.yorkshirecoast@ldwa. org.uk. Walk details can be found on the group’s website  at www.ldwa.org.uk/ YorkshireCoast.

Walkers pictured at the start and finish of an evening walk, in Scalby (to order photos ring 353597)

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Words and photos by Dave Barry A five-minute round of applause left the Orchestra of Opera North in little doubt about the audience’s feelings at the end of a terrific performance at Scarborough Spa. The appreciation from nearly 600 people surged when the two young stars at centre stage took their bows. Broad smiles filled the faces of Siberian pianist Pavel Kolesnikov, the soloist for Rachmaninov’s sparkling and passionate Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, using the Spa’s Bosendorfer grand; and conductor Jamie Phillips, who became the Halle Orchestra’s youngest-ever assistant conductor as a 20-year-old undergraduate in 2012.

As part of Ryedale Festival, the large, 45-piece orchestra began with Engelbert Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel overture and ended with Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique. The last time such a big orchestra graced the Spa stage was six years ago when the Bolshoi visited. The Opera North Orchestra is the only one in Britain which performs throughout the year in concert halls as well as opera houses. The festival’s artistic director Christopher Glynn said: “The festival has found a rapidlygrowing and enthusiastic audience on Yorkshire’s coast and I’m delighted that we have made this commitment to regular, highprofile concerts in the town”.

The Orchestra of Opera North takes a bow

Walking in the countryside THE following walks have been organised for the coming month. Yorkshire Coast Long-Distance Walkers Association 29 July: a 17-mile walk starting at the Hole of Horcum carpark (grid ref SE852936) at 9am. 6 Aug: a 13-mile walk starting at the Canal Head carpark in Pocklington (SE798473) at 9am. 12 Aug: an 18-mile walk starting at the disused quarry opposite Carlton Grange in Carlton (SE614874) at 9am. 26 Aug: a 17 or 25-mile walk starting at Fylingthorpe village hall (NZ949054) at 8am.

Scarborough Rambling Club 30 July: a 10-mile walk at Flamborough and an eight-mile walk at Mallyan Spout. 6 Aug: a 12-mile walk at Four Bridges and an eight-mile walk at Levisham. 13 Aug: a 10-mile walk at Goathland and a seven-mile walk at Hovingham. 20 Aug: a 10-mile walk at Hornsea and a seven-mile walk at Fridaythorpe. 27 Aug: a 10-mile walk at North Camp and a seven-mile walk at Rosedale. Long walks: meet at Hanover Road at 9am. Short ones: meet at Falsgrave Clock at 10.30am.

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Time to dust off shell suits Packed summer season and crimpers for 80s party at YMCA Theatre

L-R, Gemma Keogh, Kimmie Avison and Mark Sinclair of Radio Scarborough (to order photos ring 353597)

Words and photo by Dave Barry THE organisers of an 80s retro party are looking for support in the form of cash donations, raffle prizes and soft drinks. Gemma Keogh is raising funds for Miss Elainey’s, a women’s services social enterprise which she coordinates. She has teamed up with a children's services charity at the Gallows Close Centre in Barrowcliff, the local branch of the British Heart Foundation and Radio Scarborough.

The party will be on 18 August, from 7.30pm until late, at the Roscoe Rooms, which has a capacity limit of 250 people. Fancy dress is optional and prizes will be awarded. Miss Elainey’s provides drug and alcohol misuse services and promotes responsible drinking. A free non-alcoholic drink will be given to each designated driver. Miss Elainey’s is part of Disc (formerly the Cambridge Centre), which promotes inclusivity. “This is a great opportunity to organise a team-building event with co-workers”, says Gallows Close Centre development worker Kimmie Avison. “So get your 80s outfits out of the closet and have a fun-filled evening while raising funds for three amazing organisations”. Tickets cost £5 and can be bought at Radio Scarborough in the Market Hall, where raffle prizes can be left. Or ring Kimmie on 378102. Donations can be made via www.justgiving. com / crowdfunding / Scarboroughcommunity. The Disc website is at www.disc-vol.org.uk.

Exhibition looks at a forgotten hero by Dave Barry THE Maritime Heritage Centre’s new exhibition coincides with the release of a book about one of the town’s forgotten heroes. Vice-Admiral Sir John Lawson, born in Scarborough in 1615, was an experienced and successful collier by the time he reached his early 20s. At the start of the 20-year civil war, Lawson was a republican. In 1643, royalists held Scarborough castle so Lawson moved to the republican controlled port of Hull. He helped blockade Scarborough and transported food and ammunition to Hull. When the royalists surrendered, Lawson returned to Scarborough and became a leading citizen in the town. In 1649, Lawson retrieved a stolen collier from a Danish port. In 1653 he fought the Dutch and captured several ships. Oliver Cromwell promoted him to vice-admiral. Lawson was a popular figure in the navy as he fought for regular pay for the sailors. When Cromwell was overthrown by a military coup, Lawson took 22 ships and blockaded the Thames, cutting off vital supplies to London. When Charles II returned to England, Lawson switched sides and narrowly avoided death for treason. He was later knighted and served at sea in the Mediterranean and North Africa. In 1665, Lawson was wounded while fighting Dutch ships at the battle of Lowestoft and died

of gangrene. He left £100 to the poor of Scarborough. Dr Jack Binns, the town’s most eminent historian, s a y s : “Lawson is without doubt a hero. Of all the multitudes of men who The new book about John Lawson have gone to sea out of Scarborough, none from such humble origins rose so high in the land and played such a decisive and courageous role in its history”. Genealogist Gill Blanchard has just published a book, Lawson Lies Still in the Thames, on which the exhibition is based. It starts on 2 August and will run till the end of October, from 11am to 4pm Wednesday to Sunday. Entrance is free. The Maritime Centre is run entirely by volunteers and public donations. n For more information, visit  www.scarboroughsmaritimeheritage.org. uk.

On show in Hunmanby by Dave Barry THE 72nd annual show of Hunmanby and District Garden Produce Association is at the community centre on Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 August. £650 in prizes and 19 trophies are up for grabs, to be presented by Rev Tim Parker of All Saints Church. The entries are in several categories: flowers, flower arranging, pot plants, fruit and

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vegetables, domestic, handicraft work, art, photography and children’s classes. Founded in 1944, the club has nearly 60 members including eight officers and five committee members. They meet on the first Tuesday of the months from October to May. “We try to have away trips to houses and gardens during the year”, says secretary Barbara Reynolds.

Words and photos by Dave Barry SCARBOROUGH’S YMCA Theatre is about to embark on its biggest summer season yet. The theatre’s main summer show, an inhouse production, is the popular musical Sister Act. It tells the story of club singer Deloris van Cartier and her unlikely relationship with a group of nuns. “Sister Act promises a feel-good evening which will raise the roof every night”, says theatre manager Graham Ibbotson. On Monday evenings, theatregoers can enjoy Monday Showtime, a family variety show by Hatton Productions. It features an eclectic mix of musical theatre, dance and song, brought together by the Julie Hatton Dancers and the vocal talents of Janna Leith, Stuart Metcalfe and Mike Seals-Law. Saturday nights see the return of Rowlies Academy of Dance, who have performed a summer show at the YMCA for many years. Musical Mashup features excerpts from musicals such as 42nd Street, The Sound of Music and School of Rock, performed by students of all ages. The theatre welcomes back NAP Music Productions and James Aconley with their version of West End Nights. It’s a whistlestop tour of over 20 of the world’s greatest musicals brought together by singers who have credits in West End, touring and international theatre and music. The Cloughton Rat Pack return to the

The nuns in Sister Act (to order photos ring 353597)

by Dave Barry BEACH Hut Theatre’s fourth and final script-in-hand rehearsed play by emerging writers can be seen at Scarborough Library Jackie Daly on 4 and 5 August, at 7pm. Dark Psyche by Jackie Daly visits a fantasy undersea world of terrifying adversaries and wise-cracking companions. The performance will be followed by a talkback session, where the audience can watch the writer and cast discuss the project. The four plays are being directed by Alison Watt as part of the company’s Midsummer

YMCA after their packed 2016 show at the theatre, backed by King Willy’s Big Band under the musical direction of William Oseland. The company always donates its show proceeds to charity. This year, it will be Saint Catherine's and the YMCA. The summer line-up would not be complete without a series of tribute nights and this year is no exception. Look out for Moonbird Entertainment’s Blues Brothers Tribute Show and Take That act Rule the World. “We have such a varied season of performances this year”, says Graham. “We have something for everyone, so come in and cool off in our air-conditioned theatre whilst enjoying a drink from our licensed bar and enjoy some of the town’s best entertainment this summer”. n For details, check out the website, www.ymcascarborough.uk, or ring 506750.

L-R, Dom Jackson as Pablo, Tom Booth as Eddie, Marilyn Bane as Deloris van Cartier, Jakey Newton as Curtis and Matthew Rhodes as TJ

Magical Realism project. Co-artistic director, John Pattison, said: “The summer gets a little more magical as we delve into the work of another emerging writer through her full-length script. Jackie’s play merges a realistic world view with incredible magical elements that help create a unique and inventive story”. Tickets cost £5 and can be bought at Woodend and on the door.

A Beach Hut rehearsal

Art demo at church by Dave Barry

A dynamic acrylic landscape will be a feast for the eyes of Scarborough Art Society on Wednesday 2 August, at 7pm. The guest will be Paul Talbot-Greaves, a multi-award-winning artist living high in the south Pennines of West Yorkshire – which is where he finds his inspiration and creates

wonderful images of crumbling enclosure walls and ancient pastures. Paul writes for Artist magazine, has written many inspiring books and is a companion of the International Guild of Artists. Visitors are welcome at the society’s meetings at Queen Street Central Hall, for a £3 admission fee.

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AUGUST 2017

ONGOING EVENTS Every Tuesday until 26th September FREE GUIDED TOUR, St Martin’s Church, Scarborough. 10.30am. Enjoy a one-hour tour of the pre-Raphaelite windows and decorations. Visit www.stmartinsscarborough.co.uk UNTIL 29 AUGUST BERLIN NIGHTS, Sewerby Hall. Lasting just over an hour, this promenade performance guides you around the atmospheric setting of Sewerby Hall with songs and anecdotes from the Irving Berlin household. To book, call 01262 678258. UNTIL 2 SEPTEMBER A COWARDLY NIGHT, Burton Constable Hall. Set in the splendour of Burton Constable Hall, enjoy an evening celebrating the genius of Noel Coward in promenade style. The performance will then take you not only on a tour of the works of Coward, but also a guided tour of the Hall. To book, call 01262 678258. UNTIL 30 AUGUST THE BERNIE CLIFTON SHOW, Scarborough Spa, 7.30pm. Topping the Bill in this years' main season show at the Spa Theatre in Scarborough is the brilliantly funny and zany comedian and singer Bernie Clifton. Call 01723 821888 . UNTIL 24 AUGUST BJ'S FUZZY WUZZY PET SHOP, Bridlington Spa. Join Bee-Jay in his busy little pet shop with his adorable characters that arrive with a story to tell. Hugo the bear, Squawk the parrot and Hop-Scotch the bunny to name but a few will be looking forward to meeting you. Call 01262 678258.

AUGUST 1 AUGUST YORKSHIRE DAY, Sewerby Hall. A spectacular celebration of all things Yorkshire. Music, activities, fun and games supported throughout the day by Michael Wood, the Town Crier for East Riding of Yorkshire with his ‘Loudest Town Crier' competition. Visit www. sewerbyhall.co.uk

2-23 AUGUST MAGIC MIKE'S SUMMER SHOW, Scarborough Spa. The Magic Mike Show returns to The Spa for an exciting and colourful stage show in the Ocean Room. This exciting new funpacked magical comedy show the whole family will enjoy has a cast of many. Call 01723 821888.

3 AUGUST RUSTICUS ADVENTURE: BESIDE THE SEASIDE! Sewerby Hall. A family beach holiday takes an unexpected turn! Mysterious goings-on at Smugglers’ Cove, a secret passage discovered – a case to solve… Outdoor performance walk with activities, and lashings of ginger beer! Visit www.sewerbyhall.co.uk 4-7 AUGUST HOBBIES AND PASTIMES, St. Oswald's Church, Flamborough, 10.30am4.30pm. Flower displays in church, together with posy making and a quiz for the children. Call 01262 671917.

4 AUGUST ABBA FOREVER, Bridlington Spa. one of the UK's leading international tribute shows and theatre audiences from across Great Britain and Sweden have long enjoyed this superb recreation of possibly the world's greatest pop band. Call 01262 678258. 5 AUGUST STRAWBERRY FAYRE, St. Andrew's United Reformed Churcg, Ramshill Road, from 1pm. Supporting Feed the Minds, with various stalls and The Jelly Roll Jazz Band. Email m.p.mollon@hotmail.co.uk 5 AUGUST ALICE IN WONDERLAND AFTERNOON TEA PARTY, Bridge Farm, Seamer, from 2pm. Enjoy afternoon tea and family fun during the day, and then from 6pm have a hog roast and be entertained by some great musical acts.

3 AUGUST CIRCLE DANCE CLASS, St Edward’s Church Hall, Scarborough, 6.30pm. Traditional world folk dance, no partner needed. Call 07530 352674.

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SEPTEMBER 16 SEPTEMBER COLOUR RUN 2017, Driffield Showground. Walk, jog, run, skip or dance your way through the 3k course and be covered head to toe in brightly coloured paint powder as you go. Call 01482 785743.

REGULAR EVENTS EVERY DAY WOLDGATE TREKKING CENTRE, Woldgate, Bridlington. There are excellent horse and pony treks, suitable for both beginners and advanced riders, as well as Saturday morning club fun days for children. Visit www. woldgatetrekking.co.uk or call 01262 673086.

4 AUGUST UNFINISHED BUSINESS, The Mayfield, Hotel, Seamer. Local Blues/Rock covers band playing a range of covers that span the decades from the 1960s to the present. Call 01723 863160. 19 AUGUST JANE MCDONALD, Bridlington Spa. One of the nation's most loved entertainers is back by popular demand continuing to tour with her best show to date. Call 01262 678258. ROSEDALE SHOW, Milburn Arms Field at Rosedale Abbey. Annual show of cattle, hunters, heavy horses, ponies, jumping, sheep and lots more. A fun day out in the country. Visit www. rosedaleshow.co.uk 20 AUGUST VEHICLE RALLY - MORRIS MINORS, Sewerby Hall. A gathering of various vehicle clubs. Visitors can view the many historic and classic vehicles on display and chat with their owners. Visit www.sewerbyhall.co.uk

MONDAY TO FRIDAY WALKING FOOTBALL, Baron's Gym, The Rugby Club. Classes for both men and women. EVERY SUNDAY QUIZ NIGHT, The Mayfield Hotel, 10-11 Main Street, Seamer, Scarborough, 7pm. Enjoy this weekly quiz of music and general knowledge, followed by Rock ‘n’ Roll Bingo, and Lucky Thirteen’s Play Your Cards Right. Call 01723 863160. QUIZOKE, Ivanhoe Hotel, Burniston Road, Scarborough, 6pm. Be looked after by the 'Hostess with the Mostest’ Jeannette DuPont. Call 01723 366063. EVERY SUNDAY UNTIL 9th OCTOBER LEBBERSTON CAR BOOT SALE, opposite Jet service station, A165 to Filey, from 6.30am. Turn your trash into cash at this great car boot sale. Call 07966 254179. FIRST SUNDAY OF EVERY MONTH BIRD AUCTION, Eastfield Community Centre, 12noon2pm. Alongside the auction, there will also be a raffle and refreshments. Call 01723 581550.

6 AUGUST KEN DODD, Bridlington Spa. Enjoy his famous Happiness Show and you'll be absolutely discumknockerated (that's Knotty Ash for 'over the moon') by a truly tattifelarius (fun-filled) evening of laughter and songs. Call 01262 678258. 25 AUGUST MAGICAL MUSIC FROM THE MOVIES, Peasholme Park, 8pm. The legendary Scarborough Spa Orchestra return to Peasholm Park this summer. Kick off your August Bank Holiday in style with a stunning Firework Spectacular outdoor concert. Call 01723 821888.

EVERY MONDAY FENCING CLASSES, YMCA Leisure Centre, St Thomas Street, Scarborough, 7.15-8.30pm for nine to 17 year olds; 7.15-9pm for over 18s. Visit www.scarborough.ymca.org. uk or call 01723 374227. WALKING WOMEN’S FOOTBALL, Barons Fitness Centre, Silver Rd, Scalby. Call 01723 357740. QUAY SCRABBLE GROUP, Sewerby Methodist Church, 6.30pm. Have a great night of Scrabble, and enjoy a cuppa. Call 01262 409718. FIRST MONDAY OF EVERY MONTH PSYCHIC NIGHT, Ivanhoe Hotel, Burniston Road, Scarborough, 8pm. Enjoy thought-provoking 'Demonstrations of Mediumship & Clairvoyance' with Guest Psychics. Call 01723 366063.

12 AUGUST THE VELVET BURLESQUE SHOW, Scarborough Spa. Fabulous Burlesque, Vaudeville, Cabaret, Circus, and Variety acts, featuring multiple-award-winning local, national, and international guest performers. Call 01723 821888.

13 AUGUST GRIMETHORPE COLLIERY BAND CENTENARY CELEBRATION, Bridlington Spa. Join the world-famous brass band in celelbrating their centenary. Call 01262 678258.

3 AUGUST-2 SEPTEMBER MYTHS & LEGENDS, Bridlington Spa. School's out and a group of friends head off to go camping in the woods. They stumble upon a box containing a riddle to be solved but to unravel its mystery they need to remember and recite the stories they heard as children but with nothing but the music tracks on their mobile phones to help them. Call 01262 678258.

18 AUGUST FRIDAY STREET, The Mayfield Hotel, Seamer. Bringing high energy rock and funk covers from across the ages. Call 01723 863160.

26 AUGUST MAGIC OF MOTOWN 2017, Bridlington Spa. Prepare yourself for 40 backto-back classic Motown hits, glittering costume changes, dazzling dance moves and outstanding musicianship in this explosive concert experience. Call 01262 678258.

SECOND MONDAY OF EVERY MONTH SCARBOROUGH ACTIVITY GROUP, Scarborough Library, Vernon Road, Scarborough, 2-4pm. A range of activities for people with dementia and their carers along with access to a Dementia Support Worker. Call 01723 500958. THIRD MONDAY OF EVERY MONTH DRIFFIELD ART CLUB, Driffield Community Centre, 7-9pm. Visit www.driffieldartclub.co.uk EVERY TUESDAY LUNCHTIME LECTURES, Woodend Creative, Scarborough, 1-2pm. Tim Tubbs will deliver a series of talks titled ‘Scandalous Queens’. Visit www. woodendcreative.co.uk or call 01723 384500. Roller Disco @ The Spa, The Spa Bridlington, 5pm, 6.45pm & 8.30pm. Fun for all ages! Visit www.thespabridlington.com or call 01262 678258.

17 AUGUST THREE TENORS IN CONCERT WITH THE SPA ORCHESTRA, Scarborough Spa. This fantastic evening will have it all, plus the pleasure of hearing the amazing voices of three of the best professional tenors around: Jeffrey Stewart, Paul Badley and Geraint Dodd. Call 01723 821888.

27 AUGUST A BEAUTIFUL NOISE: NEIL DIAMOND TRIBUTE, Scarborough Spa. Celebrating all the classic hits of one of the world’s greatest ever singer songwriters, this is the ultimate musical journey that all Diamond fans, old and new, have been waiting for. Call 01723 821888. 27 AUGUST VINTAGE FAIR, Bridlington Spa. Embrace the glamour, glitz and glory of a bygone era with 50 of the finest purveyors of fashion, homeware, jewellery, vinyl and everything inbetween. Call 01262 678258.

TABLE TENNIS SESSIONS, Whitby Pavilion, West Cliff, Whitby, 7-9pm. Whether you are an experienced player or a complete novice, you are welcome to head along and join the regular club members for some friendly games. Visit www.whitbypavilion.co.uk or call 01947 458899. FIRST TUESDAY OF EVERY MONTH YORKSHIRE EAST COAST WIDOWED GROUP, Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough, 2pm. Members meet in the coffee lounge. Call Maureen: 01723 365991 or Sheila: 01723 639315.

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Issue 48 - August LAST TUESDAY OF EVERY MONTH CHRISTCHURCH PENSIONER ACTION GROUP, North Bridlington Library. 11am. Coffee mornings, outings, and easy exercise classes. Call 01262 602866. SCARBOROUGH ASSOCIATION COFFEE MORNING, Wreyfield Drive Church, 10.30am. New members always welcome. Call 01262 602866. THIRD TUESDAY OF EVERY MONTH SCARBOROUGH FLOWER CLUB, St Columba Church Hall, Dean Road, Scarborough, 7.15pm (except January, July and August). A warm welcome to all. Admission £6.50. Visit www. scarboroughflowerclub.co.uk

To advertise email editor@thescarboroughreview.co.uk EVERY FRIDAY MEN'S WALKING FOOTBALL, Baron's fitness Centre, Scalby Road, 9.30am. Call 01723 363397. GROWING OPPORTUNITIES GARDEN GROUP, The Street, 12 Lower Clark Street, Scarborough, 2-4pm. Help to create an edible and nature garden. Call 07422 972915.

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FIRST & THIRD THURSDAY OF THE MONTH PARKINSON’S UK CARERS GROUP, 2pm. First meeting at Danes Dyke Community Hall, Scarborough; second meeting at St Columba’s Church, Dean Road, Scarborough. Call 01723 862681. FIRST FRIDAY OF EVERY MONTH BRIDLINGTON ART SOCIETY, North library, Bridlington, 7-9pm (Excl. August). YORKSHIRE COAST SIGHT SUPPORT COFFEE MORNING, Dean Road, 10am-12noon. All welcome. Call 01723 354417. FIRST AND THIRD FRIDAY OF EVERY MONTH BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT GROUP, St Martinon-the-Hill Church, South Cliff, Scarborough, 2-4pm. This small, friendly group is led by a Cruse Bereavement Care qualified volunteer. Call 01723 865406.

EVERY TUESDAY AND THURSDAY JU JITSU CLASSES, YMCA Leisure Centre, St Thomas Street, Scarborough. There are junior sessions (7.15-8.15pm Tues; 7-8pm Thurs) and adult classes (8.15-10pm Tues; 8-10pm Thurs) available. Visit www.scarborough.ymca.org.uk or call 01723 374227. BARON’S WALKING FOOTBALL, Scarborough Rugby Club, 9.30-11am. Call 01723 377545. EVERY WEDNESDAY SALSA CLASS, St James Church, Scarborough, 7.30-9.30pm. Partner and booking not required. Visit www. stjamesscarborough.co.uk or call 07788 873523. WURLITZER AFTERNOON TEA DANCES, Scarborough Fair Collection, Scarborough. Visit www.scarboroughfaircollection.com or call 01723 586698. SCARBOROUGH SUB-AQUA CLUB, 25 St Mary’s Street, Scarborough. New dive and social members are welcome to this weekly meeting. Visit www.scarboroughsubaquaclub.net or call 01723 372036. SINGING FOR THE BRAIN, South Cliff Methodist Church, Filey Road, Scarborough, 1.30-3pm. For people with dementia and their carers. Call 01723 500958. BARRY ROBINSON’S BIG QUIZ, Ivanhoe Hotel, Burniston Road, Scarborough. 8pm. Email admin@theivanhoe.co.uk for more information. SCARBOROUGH CONCERT BAND, St. James Church Undercroft, Scarborough 7.30-9.30pm. Visit www.scarboroughconcertband.co.uk or call 01723 369008. WALKING WOMEN'S NETBALL, Barons Fitness Centre, Rugby Club, Scalby Road, 11am. EVERY WEDNESDAY AND FIRST SUNDAY OF THE MONTH DANCE4LEISURE, Grand Hotel, Scarborough, 2pm. Two hours of non-stop dancing! Visit www.dance4leisure.wix.com/ comedancing EVERY WEDNESDAY, FRIDAY & SATURDAY EASY SEQUENCE DANCING, Cayton Village Hall, North Lane, Cayton, 1.45-4pm Weds; 10am-12.15pm Fri; 7.30-10pm Sat. Beginners welcome. Call 01723 351380. SECOND WEDNESDAY OF EVERY MONTH RYEDALE JAZZ CLUB, Beansheaf Hotel, A169 Malton Road, 8-10.30pm. A traditional jazz session with an established band. FILEY FLOWER CLUB, Evron Centre, Filey, 7.30pm (October to July). See the flowers and meet a great 'bunch' of people. Call 07791 101231. EVERY THURSDAY AND SATURDAY CRAFT AND GIFT FAIR, The Grand Hotel, Scarborough, 8.30am-4pm. Quality crafts and gifts are on sale, to raise funds for St Catherine’s Hospice. FIRST THURSDAY OF THE MONTH RYEDALE WOODTURNERS, Snainton Village Hall, 7.309.30pm. Guests welcome to enjoy first class professional woodturning demonstrations. Visit www.snaintonwoodturningclub.org.uk or email oldfern@btinternet.com

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FIRST FRIDAY OF OCTOBER, NOVEMBER, FEBRUARY, AND MARCH STAR GAZING, Dalby Forest Visitor Centre, Thornton-le-dale. The dark skies of Dalby are amongst the best in the country and with the expert help and advice from Scarborough and Ryedale Astronomical Society you will be amazed what you can learn about the sky. Call 07812 660184 for more information. EVERY SATURDAY DURING AUGUST SALE, TA Centre, Coldy Hill Lane, 10am-12pm. Bric a brac, collectables, children’s clothes and toys, and much more. Call 07790 848010. SECOND SATURDAY OF EVERY MONTH SCARBOROUGH KIRTAN YOGA AND BHAGAVAD GITA CLUB, Scarborough Central Library, 1-3pm. Text 07971 977954 THIRD SATURDAY OF EVERY MONTH MONTHLY FOOD MARKET, Westborough, Scarborough. A range of local produce including fruit, vegetables, meat, bread, pies, and much more! Visit www.themarketmanagers.co.uk MUSTARD SEED, Ebenezer Church Hall, Scarborough, 11.45am-2pm. A monthly meeting for adults with learning difficulties, connected to the charities Livability and Prospects. Call 01723 583566. LAST SATURDAY OF THE MONTH RYEDALE EMBROIDERERS’ GUILD, Wrelton Village Hall. Call 01723 862417. MOST NIGHTS LIVE MUSIC, The Commercial, Falsgrave Road, Scarborough. A great mix of live acts performing on several nights each month. For details, call 01723 447109.

There’s always something on… at the libraries! FILEY LIBRARY Station Avenue, Filey Call 01609 536608 Every Friday & Saturday CAN WE HELP? IT HELP SESSIONS; 1-5pm Fri, 10am-1pm Sat.. Every Wednesday KNIT & NATTER, 1-3pm. FILEY ACTIVITY GROUP, 2-4pm.

EASTFIELD LIBRARY Eastfield Library, High Street, Eastfield, Scarborough. Call 0845 034 9512. Every Tuesday STORYTIME, 10.30-11.15am.

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Second and last Wednesday of the month KNIT AND STITCH, 7pm – 9pm Every Wednesday during term time STORY TIME, 2pm – 3pm

FRI 28 JULY Rattlin’ Sheiks at the Merchant; Chris Mountford at Blue Crush; Over the Limit at the Mayfield in Seamer.

at the Tap and Spile (5pm); Alastair James Band at Watermark (7pm); Mister Jim and Friends at Indigo Alley (7.30pm).

SAT 29 JULY Mister Jim (4pm) and Blues Prophets (9pm) at the Merchant; Hoodoo Brown at the Tap and Spile; Bonefish at the Newcastle Packet; March the Ally at Indigo Alley; Tallulah at the Hole in the Wall; Nearly Famous at the Corporation Club; Danny Wilde at the Ramshill; Abi at the Eastway Club in Eastfield.

MON 14 AUG Easy Street at Farrer’s; Scarborough Folk at the Merchant.

SUN 30 JULY Lil Bish at the Merchant (4pm); Trigger at the Tap and Spile (5pm); Tom Townsend Band at Watermark (7pm); Mister Jim and Friends at Indigo Alley (7.30pm); Connor Lawlor at the Merchant (8pm). MON 31 JULY Annie and King at Farrer’s; Scarborough Folk at the Merchant. TUE 1 AUG Steve Phillips and the Rough Diamonds at the Grosvenor in Robin Hoods Bay. WED 2 AUG Tony Sax at Mojo’s (4pm); Tina Featherstone for Scarborough Jazz at the Cask; Alastair James at the Merchant; open mic at the King & Cask; open-mic with John Watton at Cellars. THU 3 AUG Jesse Hutchinson at Cellars; open mic at the Merchant and Nags Head in Scalby. FRI 4 AUG Sheepskin at Indigo Alley; Colcannon at the Merchant; Alistair Huntly at Blue Crush; Unfinished Business at the Mayfield in Seamer. SAT 5 AUG Jez Ech at the Merchant (4pm); Beth Lawty and Ryan Dockwray at Indigo Alley; Ordinary Affair at the Newcastle Packet; Danny Wilde at the Ramshill; Chu Ma Shu at the Tap and Spile; Dave Lesley at the Eastway Club in Eastfield. SUN 6 AUG Lil Bish (4pm) and Mister Jim (8pm) at the Merchant; Woas at the Tap and Spile (5pm); Easy Street at the Crescent (7.30pm); Mister Jim and Friends at Indigo Alley (7.30pm); Miles Gilderdale and the Blueflies at Watermark (7pm). MON 7 AUG Jelly Roll Jazz Band at Farrer’s; Scarborough Folk at the Merchant.

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Mister Jim, pictured (right) playing with Dead Flowers at Seafest on Saturday, has a couple of Merchant gigs coming up. They’re at 4pm on Saturday 29 July and 8pm on Sunday 6 August. Mister Jim and Friends can also be seen at Indigo Alley’s jam session every Sunday, from 7.30pm.

TUE 8 AUG Steve Phillips and the Rough Diamonds at the Grosvenor in Robin Hoods Bay. WED 9 AUG Echotwin at Mojo’s (4pm); Edwards & Dearden Quartet for Scarborough Jazz at the Cask; Alastair James at the Merchant; open mic at the King & Cask; open-mic with John Watton at Cellars. THU 10 AUG Jesse Hutchinson at Cellars; open mic at the Merchant and Nags Head in Scalby. FRI 11 AUG Robert Schmuck at Blue Crush; Best Served Cold at the Mayfield in Seamer. SAT 12 AUG Sam Lenton at the Merchant (4pm); Danny Firth at Indigo Alley; Midnight Junction at the Tap and Spile; Danny Wilde at the Ramshill; Bubbles at the Eastway Club in Eastfield. SUN 13 AUG Lil Bish (4pm) and Ross Dransfield (9pm) at the Merchant; Eli and the Blues Prophets

TUE 15 AUG Steve Phillips and the Rough Diamonds at the Grosvenor in Robin Hoods Bay. WED 16 AUG Kyran Matthews for Scarborough Jazz at the Cask; Alastair James at the Merchant; open mic at the King & Cask; open-mic with John Watton at Cellars. THU 17 AUG Jesse Hutchinson at Cellars; open mic at the Merchant and Nags Head in Scalby. FRI 18 AUG Colcannon at the Merchant; Alistair James at Blue Crush; Friday Street at the Mayfield in Seamer. SAT 19 AUG Ross Dransfield at the Merchant (4pm); Fuzz Junkies at Indigo Alley; Loose Covers at the Newcastle Packet; Lewis Hamilton Band at the Tap and Spile; Danny Wilde at the Ramshill; Domino at the Eastway Club in Eastfield. SUN 20 AUG Lil Bish (4pm) and Mark & Laura (8pm) at the Merchant; Trip Hazard at the Tap and Spile (5pm); Tom Attah at Watermark (7pm); Mister Jim and Friends at Indigo Alley (7.30pm). MON 21 AUG Bee & Ryan at Farrer’s; Scarborough Folk at the Merchant. TUE 22 AUG Steve Phillips and the Rough Diamonds at the Grosvenor in Robin Hoods Bay. WED 23 AUG March the Ally at Mojo’s (4pm); Pete Lyons for Scarborough Jazz at the Cask; Alastair James at the Merchant; open mic at the King & Cask; open-mic with John Watton at Cellars. THU 24 AUG Jesse Hutchinson at Cellars; open mic at the Merchant and Nags Head in Scalby. FRI 25 AUG Rattlin' Sheiks at the Merchant; Jesse & Laura at Blue Crush; Hoodoo Brown at the Mayfield in Seamer. SAT 26 AUG Eli and the Prophets at the Merchant; Over the Limit at the Newcastle Packet; at Indigo Alley; Ian and Bob at Cellars; Trilogy at the Tap and Spile; Danny Wilde at the Ramshill; Howard Ellis at the Eastway Club in Eastfield. SUN 27 AUG Lil Bish (4pm) and Conor Lawlor (8pm) at the Merchant; Mothers at the Tap and Spile (5pm); Robert Schmuck Trio at Watermark (7pm); Mister Jim and Friends at Indigo Alley (7.30pm). MON 28 AUG Scarborough Folk at the Merchant. TUE 29 AUG Steve Phillips and the Rough Diamonds at the Grosvenor in Robin Hoods Bay. WED 30 AUG Fuzz Junkies at Mojo’s (4pm); John Settle & Stuart MacDonald for Scarborough Jazz at the Cask; Alastair James at the Merchant; open mic at the King & Cask; open-mic with John Watton at Cellars. THU 31 AUG Jesse Hutchinson at Cellars; open mic at the Merchant and Nags Head in Scalby.

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Scarborough Spa Visit www.scarboroughspa.co.uk or call 01723 821888.

3-26 AUGUST DI AND VIV AND ROSE A funny, moving and surprising story of three friends whose relationship spans 30 dramatic years.

2-23 AUGUST MAGIC MIKE'S SUMMER SHOW New Tricks! New Illusions! New Summer Show! Magic Mike returns to The Spa. 12 AUGUST THE VELVET BURLESQUE SHOW Guaranteed to be one of the most fantastic, professional, flamboyant, and entertaining burlesque shows. 20 AUGUST THE UNMISSABLE ELVIS After 15 years of performances worldwide, Scarborough's very own ELVIS, Tony Skingle, returns.

Scarborough YMCA Theatre Visit www.scarborough.ymca.org.uk/ theatre-shows or call 01723 506750. UNTIL 31 AUGUST SISTER ACT – THE MUSICAL A glittering tribute to the power of friendship, sisterhood and music. UNTIL 2 SEPTEMBER MUSICAL MASHUP 2017 Presented by Rowlies Academy of Dance.

The Spa Bridlington Visit www.thespabridlington.com or call 01262 678258. 1-22 AUGUST MAGIC MIKE Magic Mike returns to Bridlington for an exciting and colourful stage show. 3 AUGUST-1 SEPTEMBER MYTHS & LEGENDS A clash of mythical stories and legendary music. Suitable for families and children. 18 AUGUST MERCURY - THE ULTIMATE QUEEN TRIBUTE Over 15 years on tour, Mercury is now established as one of the world's most authentic tributes to Freddie Mercury. 26 AUGUST MAGIC OF MOTOWN 2017 Celebrating the sound of a generation. 30 AUGUST THE COWARDLY VOYAGE ABOARD THE YORKSHIRE BELLE A voyage for aficionados of all things Noel Coward.

Whitby Spa Pavilion Visit www.whitbypavilion.co.uk or call 01947 458899. 3 AUGUST-14 SEPTEMBER TOM, DICK & HARRY In this hilarious story of three brothers, Tom and his wife are about to adopt a baby. 4 AUGUST THE RAGDOLLS The Ragdolls will take you on a musical journey. 7-14 AUGUST MAGIC MIKE'S SUMMER SHOW Magic Mike heads to Whitby Pavilion.

4 AUGUST BLUES BROTHERS TRIBUTE SHOW Presented by The Soul Bros. 7, 17 & 21 AUGUST MONDAY SHOWTIME Presented by Hatton Productions. 11 & 25 AUGUST WEST END NIGHTS Presented by NAP Productions.

Stephen Joseph Theatre Visit www.sjt.uk.com or call 01723 370540. UNTIL 19 AUGUST THE RISE AND FALL OF LITTLE VOICE In turns brutal and tender, terrifying and exhilarating. UNTIL 5 OCTOBER TAKING STEPS Alan Ayckbourn’s brilliantly clever and outrageously funny farce. UNTIL 26 AUGUST THE TALES OF TIPSY WILLOW TREE Help Tipsy find her magic and meet goblins, giants and all sorts of other magical people.

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Jazz festival launched by Jim, Tom and Bob Words and photo by Dave Barry

UNTIL 28 AUGUST TEDDY BEARS' PICNICS WITH THE SPA ORCHESTRA This summer The Spa Orchestra's popular Teddy Bears' Picnic concerts return to The Spa's Suncourt.

UNTIL 30 AUGUST THE BERNIE CLIFTON SHOW The brilliantly funny and zany comedian and singer Bernie Clifton.

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18 AUGUST SUMMER SHOWSTOPPERS: A NIGHT AT THE MUSICALS The Whitby Regatta Show Company presents for one night only. 27-28 AUGUST BEAUTY AND THE BEAST: SUMMER PANTOMIME AJ Productions present a tale as old as time.

SCARBOROUGH’S 15th annual jazz festival was launched with a swing and a groove at the Spa on Monday. A trio consisting of guitarist Jim Birkett, drummer Tom Townsend and bassist Bob Walker entertained jazz fans in the complex’s Farrers bar. At the festival, which runs from 22–24 September, Jim and Tom will be joined by Leeds bassist Paul Baxter and various instrumentalists and vocalists on the bill. Tom and Bob perform regularly at the jazz club at the Cask. Festival director Mike Gordon said: “Tickets are selling really well and it looks like being another exciting and well-attended event”. The full line-up is: Clarinet Maestros, Clark Tracey’s Stan Tracey Legacy Band, Get the Blessing, Gilad Atzmon, Alan Barnes and the Lowest Common Denominator, Hexagonal playing McCoy and Mseleku, Issie Barrat’s New Dectet, Janette Mason’s Red Alert, Jason Rebello, Loire Funk All Stars, Mads Mathias Quartet, Mike Gibbs’ 80th birthday celebration with the 17-piece Hans Koller Big Band, New York Brass Band, Nicolas Meier Quintet, Nikki Iles & Stan Sultzman, Polly

L-R, Jim Birkett, Tom Townsend and Bob Walker launch the jazz festival at the Spa (to order photos ring 353597) Gibbons Quartet, Seven Pieces of Silver and Wandering Monster. The compere will again be Alan Barnes. n The box office number is 821888. www.scarboroughjazzfestival.co.uk.

Young trombonists found playing in hotel swimming pool TROMBONISTS from St Augustine’s School in Scarborough played solos in a hotel swimming pool on a school trip. They weren’t misbehaving, it was part of a concert at the Hotel Delfin in the Istria region of Croatia. Other highlights included performing at a music festival to over 1,000 people, singing in St Euphemia church to over 500 people and trips to a waterpark and the Croatian version of Go Ape. It was the fifth tour organised by music teacher Olly Barron, who said: “It proved to be the best trip yet. All the pupils had the time of their lives. The tour rep who was looking after us said we were the best musical group she has ever had in 15 years of doing the job

which is a massive credit to the young people and the school”. Westborough Church was full for the school’s annual Summer Serenade concert, said Mr Barron. A mixed-voice choir - pupils, ex-pupils, staff and parents - sang a medley of Les Miserables songs which received a standing ovation. Awards were given to Darcie Defreitas, Jemima Whyte and Alice Howard for their commitment to the music department, performance and improvement over five years. Mr Barron said: “What a concert. The ensembles just keep getting better. It was a truly fantastic evening. Many parents hailed it as the best concert to date. I am so proud to be part of this amazing music family”.

Spotlight Theatre, Bridlington Visit www.spotlighttheatrebrid.co.uk or call 01262 601006. UNTIL 30 AUGUST JACK AND THE BEANSTALK Styletrax Productions bring the magic of Panto to Spotlight. 12 AUGUST TITUS ANDRONICUS Shakespeare’s gory revenge tragedy presents us with murder as entertainment. 13 AUGUST ANGELS IN AMERICA PART 1 Since its UK premiere at the same theatre in 1992 it has gone on to be regarded as one of the best plays of the modern era. 20 AUGUST ANGELS IN AMERICA PART 2

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Scarborough Sport Words and photos by Dave Barry Some of the young cricket players and fans of tomorrow had fun at an actionpacked Yorkshire Diamonds roadshow in Scarborough. It featured a sports learning zone which focused on improving agility, balance and coordination with equipment including stinger machines, crash mats, air tees, etc.

The free roadshow is touring cricket clubs across the county. The aim is to promote and increase the participation of women and girls playing cricket, although the roadshows are open to both sexes, aged 5–16. “In the build-up to the women's super league, which starts on 11 August, we are trying to encourage general interest in cricket among

the next generation”, explained Jane Hildreth of Yorkshire Cricket Club. “I'm pleased with the number of girls who have turned up - about a dozen”. The roadshow involved Yorkshire Diamond players, Teresa Graves and Katie Thompson, and Matt Hurren, community cricket officer for the Scarborough area. It was rounded off with a match, autographs

Framed: Beth and Thomas Hiley, aged 11 Getting into the swing of it (to order photos L-R, Teresa Graves, Matt Hurren and Katie and 8 ring 353597) Thompson The organisers participants

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and photos with the players. Jane said: “We’re looking for more people to help administer and coach our women and girls section. “You don’t have to have a cricket background and the club will cover the costs of any coaching courses required”. n For more information, email annsnowball@hotmail.co.uk.

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Scarborough Review Cricket By Steve Adamson BATTING COLLAPSES PROVE COSTLY Scarborough Cricket Club's batsmen have struggled to score runs in recent weeks, resulting in a run of defeats that has seen them plummet down the Yorkshire Premier League North table. Only Oli Stephenson has shown any consistency with the bat in recent matches as Scarborough were bowled out cheaply in four successive matches, starting with an 8 wicket thumping at Driffield Town, where the hosts needed just 44 balls to overcome Scarborough's paltry total of 93 all out. Next was a 6 wicket loss at home to Stamford Bridge, and then a 7 wicket reverse away to Sheriff Hutton Bridge. The most recent defeat was a 171 run thrashing away to title hopefuls Yorkshire Academy, when Scarborough were dismissed for just 68 to leave the club in 8th position in the table with 65 points. At the top there is a close four way battle for the championship with Stamford

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Bridge leading the way on 111 points, followed by Yorkshire Academy (110), York (106) and Harrogate (103) with each team having played 15 matches. MATCH SUMMARIES SCARBOROUGH 93 (34.2 overs) Oli Stephenson 42, Theo Smith 18, Jamie Greavson 4-7, Ollie Ezard 3-22 DRIFFIELD TOWN 97-2 (7.2 overs) Tom Kohler-Cadmore 58, Afaq Rahim 31 SCARBOROUGH 113 (45.5 overs) Oli Stephenson 39, Luke Tinsley 22, Donovan Sinclair 5-26, Luke Robinson 2-7 STAMFORD BRIDGE 114-4 (33.4 overs) Will Rhodes 55no, Donovan Sinclair 22no SCARBOROUGH 134 (39.5 overs) Oli Stephenson 61, Darren Mills 22, Sam Rainbird 4-29, Mark Fisher 2-21 SHERIFF HUTTON BRIDGE 135-3 (36 overs) Adam Fisher 43no, Russ Robinson 37no YORKSHIRE ACADEMY 239-5 (46 overs)

Ben Birkhead 102, Alec Drury 53no, Jordan Thompson 45, Charlie Hopper 1-27 SCARBOROUGH 68 (34.5 overs) Alex Carrie 18, Ben Elvidge 13, James Logan 3-9, Jack Shutt 3-12 T20 BLAST FINALS DAY North Marine Road hosted the Hunters Yorkshire Premier League North - T20 Blast Finals Day on Sunday, 9 June. Scarborough had beaten Easingwold and Harrogate to reach finals day, but they suffered a real thrashing (losing by 167 runs) at the hands of Yorkshire Academy in their semi-final, and the Academy then lost by just 4 runs in a thrilling final against York to round off a glorious afternoon of cricket. MATCH SUMMARIES (Semi-Finals) YORK 185-3 (20 overs) Adam McAuley 72, Tom Friend 55, Matthew Bell 34no, Mark Bell 2-20 ACOMB 111 (17.3 overs) Joe Dale 25, Richard Love 18,

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Tom Spearman 3-5, Daniel Woods 3-17 YORKSHIRE ACADEMY 230-4 (20 overs) Jordan Thompson 79, Bilal Anjum 48, Ben Birkhead 44, Tom Loten 22 SCARBOROUGH 63 (15.1 overs) Luke Tinsley 12, Domonic Leech 3-10 (Final) YORK 157-6 (20 overs) Duncan Snell 54, Tom Friend 44, Adam McAuley 27, Eddie Barnes 3-22 YORKSHIRE ACADEMY 153 (19.5 overs) James Logan 37, Jordan Thompson 30, George Hill 23, Daniel Woods 4-18 FORTHCOMING FIXTURES (All matches start at 12 noon) July 29 WOODHOUSE GRANGE (home) Aug 5 HARROGATE (away) 12 YORK (home) 19 EASINGWOLD (home) 26 HULL (away)

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From the touchline With all of Scarborough’s sporting attention concentrated on ‘Boro’s’ return to the town, Scarborough Rugby Club have been quietly working away as they prepare for the start of the 2017-18 season next month. Although new coach Simon Smith is still busy coaching in Chicago his coaching team at Silver Royd have been putting the squad through their paces in early pre-season training. Experienced flyhalf Phil Stewart has now been installed as the assistant Director of Rugby whilst Andy Rossol will skipper the club’s second fifteen, the Vikings. Scarborough’s women’s team, the Valkryies, are also back in training on Mondays and Thursday’s and all prospective players are very welcome. New additions to their Woman’s National Championship North Two East league this season are Hullionians and Newcastle-based Novocastrians. In men’s rugby, Scarborough will play Driffield RFC and Hemel Hemstead rugby club in preseason friendly games on the 12th and 19th of August respectively.

As ever, the club has continued to be involved in local sport and on the 14th of July hosted the Sheffield United under-23s who were Boro’s opponents in the first game at the Flamingo Land Stadium the following day. Pickering Town played Durham-based side Spennymoor Town in a pre-season friendly at Silver Royd on the 15th. The Silver Royd-based club are once again holding their annual Active Youth Camps for boys and girls ages 5 to 12 from Monday 31st of July through to Friday August the 25th. The day’s activities run from 9.45am to 3.15pm. The charge is £15 per day. These are only a couple of community activities available at the club. For the full range of activities go to www.scarboroughrugby.co.uk

The biggest rugby union event of the summer was the British and Irish Lions tour to New Zealand and Scarborough RUFC had a big interest in the land of the long white cloud. Dr David Coates the club’s President-elect and Energy Performance Officer Jim Hughes travelled to the other side of the world to support the Lions and Jim kept rugby fans

HEAVY DEFEAT FOR YORKSHIRE By Steve Adamson Yorkshire's first appearance at North Marine Road this season, on 3-6 July, saw them crash to a disappointing defeat to Somerset thanks mainly to a superb man of the match performance from giant all rounder Craig Overton who took nine Yorkshire wickets for 134 runs. Yorkshire were set a target of 337 in their second innings, but were dismissed for just 157, to give Somerset their first Championship win of the season by a comfortable margin of 179 runs, with no Yorkshire batsman managing to score a half century in either innings.

MATCH SUMMARY SOMERSET 268 (75.2 overs) Adam Hose 62, Craig Overton 35, James Hildreth 32, Liam Plunkett 4-73 and 281-4 dec (73 overs) James Hildreth 101no, Tim Rouse 69, Edward Byrom 40, Ben Coad 2-62 YORKSHIRE 213 (76.3 overs) Adil Rashid 49, Tom Kohler-Cadmore 31, Harry Brook 31, Craig Overton 5-87 and 157 (38.3 overs) Liam Plunkett 39, Adam Lyth 37, Craig Overton 4-47, Jack Leach 4-51 Yorkshire are next in action at Scarborough against current Championship leaders Essex, from Sunday 6-Wednesday 9 August.

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back in Scarborough abreast with their odyssey around New Zealand on twitter culminating with the nail-biting final test. Like many others Jim and David took advantage of the ‘Adopt a Lion Fan 2017’ scheme set up by Adam Gilshnan, a New Zealand rugby fan and Jim told the Review that the hospitality was absolutely marvellous. The intrepid travellers are now back in Scarborough with a host of memories from an unforgettable trip.

Scalby School pupil started mini-rugby at the Scarborough club and has steadily moved through the ranks of Yorkshire, Northern Division and England age sides culminating in her selection for England last year. Although she is a very busy young woman Zoe is often to be seen at Silver Royd where she is a role model for many young players of both sexes. Until recently she played at Darlington/ Mowden Park but has now joined premier league side Gloucester. All the action from the emerald isle will be shown live on ITV.

DAVID COATES (CENTRE LEFT) AND JIM HUGHES (CENTRE RIGHT) AT A FANS’ EVENT IN NEW ZEALAND

SHEFFIELD UNITED UNDER-23s IN ACTION AT SCARBOROUGH RUFC

NEW ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF COACHING PHIL STEWART (RIGHT KICKING OFF).

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ZOE ALDCROFT And there’s Scarborough RUFC involvement in the next big global rugby event; The Women’s Rugby World Cup hosted this time around in Ireland kicks off in Dublin on the 9th of August and S c a r b o r o u g h ’s own Zoe Aldcroft has been picked for the England side which will defend their world title won in 2014. The former

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Scarborough Whites ready for new season by Dave Barry

for families (2+2). WITH a new owner, a new coach and a A coach will pick people up at the Flask Inn, host of new players, it's going to be another Yorkshire Coast College, Scarborough train interesting new season for the Scarborough station, Falsgrave, Box Hill, Ayton and along the A64. branch of the Leeds United Members Club. The Scarborough Whites will once again To book a seat, ring Phil Bell on 07742 be providing transport and tickets to every 632246. To book tickets via the club or for home game at Elland Road and as many any other information ring Mark Stanger on 07853 026131. away games as possible during the season. The club kicked off its season with a pre- Website: www.scarboroughwhites.co.uk. season get together at its new HQ, the Ship pub in Falsgrave. A pair of executive lounge tickets for an upcoming match at Elland Road was up for grabs in a prize draw. A large contingent of members is planning to attend the ‘away’ game against Scarborough Athletic at the Flamingo stadium at the end of the month and a handful of members have travelled to Austria for games against Borussia Mönchengladbach and Eibar. Due to increased numbers, the club is already taking bookings for the home games against Port Vale (9 Aug), Preston (12 Aug) and Fulham (15 Aug) and will be running transport to the away games against Bolton (6 Aug), Sunderland (19 Aug) and Nottingham Forest (26 Aug). The club is freezing the cost for Ship landlords Mark and Michelle Croft welcome return travel to Elland Road at £13 the Scarborough Whites to their new HQ (photo by for adults, £6 for children and £32 Karl Theobald)

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Club milestone as Boro come home Match report by Ant Taylor, photos by Dave Barry

L-R: club chairman Trevor Bull, Gordon Gibb of Flamingo Land and Sir Gary Verity of Welcome to Yorkshire cut a ribbon and declare the ground open (to order photos ring 353597)

SCARBOROUGH Athletic's first game may have ended in defeat, but the 2000+ crowd didn't leave disappointed. For 10 years the Boro faithful have waited for this day when we could finally get a home. For some it may have been 10 years too long, but they were remembered in a fitting standing applause from all at the Flamingo Land stadium. Big things are now on the shoulders of manager Steve Kittrick, who looked relaxed before the kick-off to Scarborough's curtain raiser deep in the valley of Weaponness. Today's opponents were newly promoted Sheffield United, whose first team were in Spain preparing for their championship season. They brought their youngsters of the Steelphelt Acadamy, who had bags of talent. This is the same academy that has given us Kyle Walker, who just signed for Manchester City and Everton's under-20 goal-scoring world-cup winner Dominic Calvert-Lewin. I have lived in the shadow of this footballmaking factory in the Shirecliffe area of Sheffield and have seen the first-class facilities for myself. In the past Sheffield has been synonymous for its steel making and cutlers. But with the players mentioned above plus others like Leicester City's Jamie Vardy,

Dave Merris of Boro evades his pursuers

some of these youngsters should become household names. Anyway back to the match. The players came out from the tunnel to the tune of Thin Lizzy's The Boys are Back in Town. There couldn't have been anything finer. The crowd again roared to see their heroes in red and white and with a guard of honour with the junior teams and the Frame football team on the pitch. The game kicked off and even though it was a friendly watched over by VIPs such as Sir Gary Verity, Look North's Harry Gration and Scarborough FC legend Colin Appleton, there were some good tackles going in. At around the 24th minute, Sheffield got a free kick and with some neat passing, broke down the left hand side. They got a cross in that goalkeeper Taylor got his hand to but it wasn't a firm grip and the ball flew into the air. Defender Matty Turnbull at point blank had to deal with the ball that then found its way agonisingly into the back of the net. The Blades were 1-0 up to a muted arena and unfortunately the first goal scored was a Scarborough player who is a local lad (there is a positive in there?). United tried to take another foothold in the game a few minutes later when Regan Slater smashed one from a

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Trevor Bull greets Boro players as they return to the changing room after the warm-up

distance, only to take it over his target. There were glimpses of a revival from Boro as Nathan Valentine had a good spell and ex-Forest player Emile Sinclair had a good chance. But the championship youngsters’ class shone through as Slater still had his shooting boots. Even though it wasn't on target, it put another mark on their shot tally. But a minute from the break, Scarborough got on the scoreboard as a throw-in led to a cross from the right and James Cadman got a shot that went across the line. That man Jimmy Beadle, in his second stint in a Scarborough shirt, smashed it in the goal to make it one-all. The second half started with changes on both sides as Steve would have been thinking about Tuesday and the David Holland memorial trophy against Bridlington Town. The football looked a bit flat at times and both teams looked like it was a typical pre-season game. Apart from the odd tackle from Craig Nelthorpe flying in, Sheffield had a free kick that went wide of its mark, but it wasn't long till the black and orange wizards were back in front, this time with a close-range effort after a nasty deflection unbalanced Taylor, but Reece Norrington-Davis scored the second goal.

Memorial bricks at the ground

Matty Turnbull’s afternoon didn't end well after landing awkwardly on the 3G surface and leaving the parish. After the game, he said he "just jarred it”. Taylor got all his weight behind a shot from Amarty who was quick to lose his marker. Scarborough did try to get back on level terms as they sought that equalising goal. This time a cross from Nelthorpe from deep, unfortunate defender Hewitt could get his head above the ball to head it with a more downward force. After that it was the Blades’ fitness that killed any chance of Boro getting anything from the game as they finished off with two quick goals from sub Jake Wright who flicked a header into the net. Then a shot fired into the back of Boro's net made it 4-1 to the Sheffield side. Afterwards I spoke to manager Steve, who said it was more the occasion than the football and he wanted to thank the capacity crowd who turned out to watch the game. • Outside, fans arriving at the new stadium were handed leaflets by campaigners fighting racism among football supporters. They focused on the Football Lads Alliance, whose “closed Facebook page increasingly had racist and Islamophobic posts”.

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From the Sidelines REP GAME The annual pre-season clash between the District League rep team and Scarborough Athletic took place at Scarborough Rugby Club on 22 July. The local league team, managed by Steve Clegg and Vic Hollingsworth more than matched Boro in the first half, and were

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unlucky to find themselves trailing 1-0 at the interval after a defensive error on the stroke of half time allowed Leon Osborne to open the scoring. Boro then took charge of the game in the second half, adding two more goals to run out 3-0 victors, with former West Pier pair Billy Logan and Jimmy Beadle getting on

BY STE VE ADAMSON the scoresheet for Steve Kittrick's side. The crowd at Silver Royd was 422. AYTON RESERVES REJOIN LEAGUE Ayton Reserves have been added to the new District League Reserve Division, having applied to rejoin the league after the AGM. They now take the place of Goal Sports Reserves who have switched to the Driffield League, leaving 10 teams in the new division. BOOST FOR SUNDAY LEAGUE The Scarborough Sunday League AGM at the Working Mens Club on 28 June saw five new teams admitted to the league - Hush FC, Angel Athletic Reserves, West Pier Reserves, Shakespeare and Valley FC, while Crown Tavern dropped out of the league. Two teams have changed their name from last season, with Scalby becomming Newlands Reserves and Scarborough Campus now known as Radio Scarborough. A proposal to allow rolling substitutions in all matches was also passed by member clubs.

Back (L to R) Steve Clegg, Lloyd Henderson, Joe Gallagher, James Gunn, Kurtis Henderson, Jamie Bradshaw, Kieran Link, Vic Hollingsworth Front (L to R) Gary Thomas, Sean Exley, Martin Cooper, Chris Ferrey, Niall Gibb (photo by Alec Coulson)

The league constitution for 2017-18 will beDIVISION 1 (8 teams) Angel Athletic Ayton Fylingdales Heslerton Newlands Roscoes Bar Trafalgar West Pier

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DIVISION 2 (10 teams) Angel Athletic Res Ayton Res Castle Tavern Fylingdales Res Hush Newlands Res Radion Scarborough Shakespeare Valley West Pier Res

IAN FARROW MEMORIAL TROPHY The line-up for the annual pre-season tournament at Kirkbymmorside has been announced. Six teams will compete, in two group of three, with the two group winners to meet in the final. Fixtures areGROUP A Tues 8 Aug (6-45) Kirkbymoorside Res v Kirkdale Utd Tues 15 Aug (6-45) Edgehill v Kirkdale Utd Tues 22 Aug (6-45) Kirkbymoorside Res v Edgehill GROUP B Wed 9 Aug (6-45) Brooklyn v West Pier Wed 16 Aug (6-45) Kirkbymoorside v Brooklyn Wed 23 Aug (6-45) Kirkbymoorside v West Pier FINAL Saturday, 26 August kick-off 2pm EDGEHILL HISTORY BOOK The detailed history of Edgehill FC, containing a mass of information, photos and statistics on Scarborough's most successful local football club (91 trophies won in 43 seasons) will be available at the start of September. Anyone who orders and pays for a copy (ÂŁ10) before 6 August will have their name included in the list of advance subscribers. For more information phone Alec Coulson on Scarborough 379253 or Steve Adamson on 372121.

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