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FEBRUARY 2018 • ISSUE 54 • • Covering Filey and Hunmanby

Decision to shut old folks home is “appalling” ALL SET FOR 4 MAYOR’S BALL




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Words and photo by Dave Barry THE COUNTY council’s decision to close an old folks home in Scarborough has been branded “absolutely appalling”. 101 Prospect Mount Road, built in 1970, “is no longer fit for purpose to deliver the required standards of care facilities that people expect today”, the authority states. Services at the facility will cease by 30 April. They are to be replaced through a mix of North Yorkshire County Council and private provision. Siobhan MacMahon, a retired nurse whose husband worked at 101, has accused the council of “slyly shutting down this fantastic facility”. “They have tried to sneak this through”, said Mrs MacMahon. “My GP didn’t know until I told her”. Consultations with staff, residents, relatives and other users have been carried out. But Mrs MacMahon said: “The local GPs should have also been involved in the consultation, along with the local NHS and local people. “The Tory mentality is that because of austerity measures, they have to cut the budgets everywhere and the elderly are most vulnerable”. Since staff were informed about the proposed closure, on 23 October,

Seriously concerned: Siobhan MacMahon outside 101 Prospect Mount Road (to order photos ring 353597) many have left for other jobs and 101 is running on relief staff, Mrs MacMahon said. Some staff have gone to the new, privately-owned Maple Court in Barrowcliff, just up the road. “It’s absolutely appalling”, said Mrs MacMahon. “Families shouldn’t be forced to choose between private homes. “North Yorkshire County Council are so blooming powerful that the public are afraid of them”, she claimed. “I’m seriously concerned that they’re taking away from us the respite care and peace of mind for families”. However, the county council insisted that 101 “no longer meets

the council’s vision of promoting independence and choice. It is in the poorest condition of the county’s in-house remaining residential provision”. The council said its strategy sets out ambitions for the future care and support of older and vulnerable adults in the county. “This includes the development of local accommodation, services and activities that enable people to be safe and live independently at home for as long as possible, particularly through increasing the number of extra-care housing schemes. “In Scarborough, there are four extra-care schemes, so the need for extra-care housing in the town is being met”.


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David, of Lyell Street, says: “I assure you that Ukip has 10 runners, the Green Party has nine any rivalry will be good-natured and that goes and the Liberal Democrats have three. between Bill Chatt and veteran Green Chris There is one independent candidate and one person is representing theFebruary Yorkshire Party. Phillips as well”. - Issue 54 2 Scarborough Review • Also standing at Woodlands is Phil Macdonald The 11 seats at County Hall are currently shared by the Conservatives (five), Labour for UKIP. In Scarborough and Filey, 47 candidates are (four) and Ukip (one), with one independent county councillor. contesting 11 of the 72 seats at County Hall. The Conservatives and Labour are each Turn to page 6 for full list of candidates. THE following walks have been organised for * This walk starts in Burniston. fielding 11. Yorkshire Coast Long-Distance Walkers Asthe coming month. sociation Scarborough Rambling Club Words and photo by Dave Barry 4 Feb: a 12-mile walk starting at the Fleece 4 Feb: a 10-mile walk in Filey and an eightTHE proceeds from the 20th annual Festive Inn in Bishop Wilton (grid ref SE797550) at mile walk at Boggle Hole. Spectacular have been shared between three 9am. 11 Feb: a 10-mile walk at Whisperdales and local charities. 10 Feb: an 11-mile walk starting at the village an eight-mile walk at Burniston*. The concert, at Scarborough Spa in December, hall carpark on Wass Bank (SE555794) at 18 Feb: a 10-mile walk in Wykeham woods raised £3,000. 9am. and a seven-mile snowdrops walk at Representatives of each charity accepted a 24 Feb: a 14-mile walk starting at Wharram Wyedale. £1,000 cheque from concert chairman Nigel 25 Feb: a 10-mile walk at North Grimston and Percy carpark (SE866644) at 9am. Wood and secretary Eileen Cole at the Town The LDWA welcomes new members who a seven-mile walk at West Ayton. Hall. can try a couple of walks first before joining. Long walks: meet at Hanover Road at 9am. They were Liz Hepworth of Yorkshire Coast Ring 368932. Short ones: meet at Falsgrave Clock at Families, Jackie Darton-Smith of the Willows 10.30am. Lull Children’s Charity and Andrea Woolcott of Scarborough Survivors. They were joined by the mayor and mayoress, Martin and Cherry Smith, who attended the concert. The mayor said: “We are deeply indebted to Nigel and his team for organising the Festive Spectacular every year”. Who will follow in Thomas Voeckler’s footsteps as the winner of the Scarborough stage? For the 16th time, the charity carol concert by Mikeby Tyas thepresenter Review Harry hits Entertainment in North Bay is planned to Block paving will be replaced in Bar StreetWords Words and photo by Dave Barry was compered LookAS North a surreal theatrical the streets there is a party atmosphere in the include ChequeBicycle mates, Ballet, L-R, front: Liz Hepworth ROADWORKS have begun on several streets and relaid in Huntriss Row. Gration, a frequent visitor to Scarborough. of Yorkshire Coast Families, Andrea experience known as ‘The Lift’, the Jelly Scarborough air ahead of the Bank Holiday The work is scheduled to be complete by 29 in the centre of Scarborough. Sharing the bill were percussionist Simone Woolcott of Scarborough Survivors and Roll Jazz Band and performances from weekend. Part of Newborough, between Queen Street March. Rebello; Celebration Brass, comprised of 32 Jackie Darton-Smith of the Willows Lull Scarborough’s YMCA and Pauline Quirke first stage of theallTour is and St Nicholas Street, has been closed to Cty Cllr Jefferson said: “It has been a long-The salvationists from over de the Yorkshire north; and the Children’s Charity accept cheques from term intention to create a much strongerin town today (April 28) for its third tripfrom to Academy. During the afternoon, there are allow the pavements to be widened. United Schools Choir, featuring pupils the mayor and mayoress, Eileen Cole and Traffic is being diverted and several buses are pedestrian link between the town centrethe seaside in as many years, with officials three cycling spectaculars planned; a schools’ six schools. Nigel Wood (to order photos ring 353597). and the seafront and this is a step towardspredicting taking different routes. an we unforgettable “To date, have given day awayfor in roadside excess of cycling challenge, a parade from Scarborough Plans are wellCommunity advanced forCycling, the 21st including Festive The taxi rank has been moved to St Thomas achieving that. We hope it will increaserace £82,000 Ryedale fans. to local charities and groups since the and Spectacular on 8 December. Tickets will after go pedestrian flow to the lower part of the town.The first Street permanently. cyclists arein due across the riders on specially adapted bikes and, concert 1998”,toMrspeed Wood says. on sale on 17 September. “The irregularity of the traffic lights for “I hope residents and visitors will supportfinish line on Royal Albert Drive at 5pm but the main race finish and presentations, a pedestrians will also be improved, especially the local businesses during the works and wenot before spectators enjoy an action-packed children’s Go-Ride event. Scarborough School when crossing from Heron Foods, where would like to apologise in advance for anyprogramme of fun and entertainment as they of Arts have installed artwork on Foreshore at present there is confusion”, said Janet disruption these works might cause”. Road in South Bay. Friarage School Choir are wait for the peloton to pedal into town. Jefferson, the county councillor for the area The work is being carried out by NorthIn addition to big screens on Foreshore Road performing at the Town Hall, where people The contractors, Willmott Dixon, say they will Words and photo by Dave Barry and president of the Chamber of Trade and Yorkshire County Council. and Royal Albert Drive, which are due to show can also enjoy the decorations created by local work from around 8am to 6pm on weekdays IT could take as long as a year to demolish Signs have been erected in the area, givinglive televised footage of the race, Scarborough businesses Commerce. and community groups inspired by and occasionally on Saturdays until about the Futurist Theatre. Aberdeen Walk will see a continuation of the details. Council and Create Arts Development will the yellow and turquoise colours of the Tour 1pm. Work has begun to prepare the site. precinct works that took place last year with showcase the best of local and regional de Yorkshire. The firm says it will “engage positively” with A bus-stop in front of the old theatre has been new paving and a coloured tarmac centre Janet Deacon, Scarborough Council project musical and creative talent. immediate neighbours. moved to create a site entrance. section. The council are also partnering with local team representative for Tour de Yorkshire, The southern end of King Street, the lower To request digital newsletters about the cycling organisations to put on events they say said: email futuristdemolition@ section of Blands Cliff and the long flight of demolition, ‘We’re delighted to have worked with our highlight Scarborough’s passion for cycling. steps down one side of the building will be once again to showcase Entertainment events are taking place community Information partners can also be found at scarborough. closed to theand public. Scarborough at its very best for the Tour de in South Bay, North Bay and the town centre Cllr Janet Jefferson, who was at the forefront Yorkshire. throughout the afternoon. of the campaign to save the Futurist, says: From this viewpoint, in Blands Cliff, the programme we finalised The “Before programme includescontractors the installation Spa diverse will eventually become visible asensures the demolition, have ofto ‘The there is something for everyone to enjoy today. the community artwork project, The Gigantic Futurist disappears into history (to order install more than 1,200 cubic metres of the fabulous natural arena Jersey, on thewithin banking the and finishremove line, ‘Combined photos ringwith 353597) concrete theabove building the North Bay gives spectators of the finish, which will be entered into the official Tour de around 3,500 cubic metres of excess ground the programme ensures that Scarborough is Yorkshire land art competition. At 17 metres weight to the upper terraces”. the place to be for end of the first stage of this wide, the project is managed by Animated This is part of the process to stabilise the prestigious race.’ Objects Theatre Company. land between King Street and Foreshore

Concert proceeds shared out between charities

Walking in the countryside

Party buzz as Tour returns again

Roadworks in town centre streets

Futurist could take a year to demolish

Road. The town hall stands at the top. Many people are afraid of subsidence if the land isn’t stabilised. Demolition is due to commence around March.

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All set for the mayor’s ball Spa Words and photo by Dave Barry TICKETS are on sale for an annual civic fundraiser at the Spa Ocean Room. The Mayor’s Ball, on Friday 9 March, is organised by the mayor and mayoress - Martin and Cherry Smith - and the Rotary Club of Scarborough. Last year’s raised £4,500 for the Mayoress's Community Fund, which is shared out among local good causes. The ball will feature entertainment from the Rich Adams Trio, with Rich on guitar and lead vocals, Mark Gordon on keyboards and Rowan Oliver on drums. They will play everything from dinner-jazz and Sinatra-style swing to rock and pop. There will be a fundraising silent auction. Lots include a piece of jewellery designed by James Haywood of Rosh jewellers, based on mayor Martin Smith’s theme, which is Inspiring Youth - Our Future; a VIP ticket to

a Manchester United game, courtesy of Peace of Mind Financial Services; and a pre-match lunch at the rugby club for a group. The event will be compered by impresario and comedian Tony Peers, who says: “Having seen what’s on offer and the list of this year’s prizes, I am really excited and optimistic that we can not only have a great night but raise lots of money and hopefully we may even surpass the sums previously raised”. Those attending the ball will wear dinner jackets and cocktail dresses or ball gowns. It will start at 7pm. Tickets cost £40 or £380 for a table of 10. n To book, ring 232309 or email civicoffice@ The mayor and mayoress are pictured getting in the mood at the Spa with Bonnie Purchon and Rotarians Ian Holland, left, and Michael Goode (to order photos ring 353597) ---------------------------------------->

Turn those frowns upside down

Laughter merchant Terry Anne Scholes with Dan Green and Jo Laking of Totally Socially (to order photos ring 353597)

L-R: Denise Kemp, Linda McNair and Linda Barker at the laughter workshop

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our laughter. Terry Anne, who lives in Scarborough, has delivered laughter workshops all over country, teaching people the benefits of laughter, the belly laugh in particular. She recommended a one-minute belly laugh for everyone, every day. A bubbly woman with a natural smile, she talked about the connection between mind and body, between every thought we have and every action we do, which creates the life we live. Laughter, she said, can reduce blood pressure, exercise under-used muscles, neutralise the stress hormone cortisol, reinforce the immune system and trigger endorphins, which can be envisaged as dolphins swimming around the body. So if you are feeling the winter blues, live life in the laugh lane - you have nothing to lose.

LAUGHTER is the best medicine, or so the saying goes. Its multiple health benefits rose to the fore at a laughter workshop at Scarborough’s indoor bowls centre. It was held on Blue Monday, aka 15 January, supposedly the UK's most depressing day of the year. The bills are rolling in, the festive feeling has long since slipped away and everyone is back to the daily grind. Totally Socially teamed up with laughter practitioner and hypnotherapist Terry Anne Scholes to deliver a free workshop, to help people turn frowns upside down. It began with a one-minute laugh. We all stood up and laughed for 60 seconds, which in itself was funny, having nothing in particular to laugh at except each other and the sound of

Peasholm Park boathouse to be rebuilt Words and photo by Dave Barry THE old boathouse and landing deck at Peasholm Park are being demolished and replaced. The woodwork is rotting, the roof is falling apart and the foundations are subsiding. The oldest part of the building dates back to 1912, when the park was opened. The boathouse and platform were extended later. The nearby Buttercup kiosk, next to the putting green, has been demolished and will be replaced. The new boathouse and kiosk will be built in an oriental style in keeping with the park’s existing theme. The new kiosk will become a one-stop shop for selling tickets for the pleasure boats, the naval-warfare shows and hiring out pitch and putt equipment. It will continue to sell ice cream, hot and cold drinks and light snacks during the main holiday periods. The lake has been emptied and dredged to ensure the right water depth for the operation of pedalos and the naval-warfare display. The fish have been moved to the Seamer Road and Throxenby meres. Repairs will be made to the sides of the lake and the surrounding fencing.

The work on the lake will be finished by Easter but the building work won’t be complete until the end of summer, says Scarborough Council, which has consulted the Friends of Peasholm Park on the plans. Linda Harper, who chairs of the Friends, said: “We wanted to ensure that the new structures would complement the special environment of the park and retain its heritage, and we feel that this has been achieved. We are looking forward to seeing the new facilities take shape in the coming months”. Councillors Carl Maw and Norman Murphy, whose patch includes the park, said: “Peasholm Park is one of Scarborough’s jewels, much loved by many generations of local residents and visitors. We are confident that the new facilities will enhance the park’s appeal and help to ensure it remains a wonderful attraction for all the family for many years to come. “We welcome the dialogue that council officers have had with the friends group in developing the plans. This has ensured that a sympathetic design and construction approach has been adopted for the replacement buildings”.

Quaker rooms for hire The home of the Quakers in Scarborough is open for hire. The Friends Meeting House in Woodlands Drive, near the hospital, is hidden from view. “But once you step over the threshold, you can't help but be impressed by the spacious, clean and tranquil building”, says warden Ann Turner. Apart from Sundays, when it is used for its primary purpose as a meeting house for the Quakers, rooms are available for hire at reasonable cost.

As well as the large meeting room, the building has three smaller rooms suitable for meetings of between six and 12 people. The venue has a well-equipped kitchen where hot drinks can be made. Ann says: "It's such a shame that we are so well kept a secret. If organisations only knew about our lovely, tranquil building, I'm sure they would love to hire our rooms”. Website: www.scarboroughquakers.

Linda Harper of the Friends of Peasholm Park with councillors Carl Maw, left, and Norman Murphy (to order photos ring 353597)

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Injured woman feels the kindness of strangers Words and photo by Dave Barry THE kindness of strangers, the phrase articulated by Blanche Dubois in A Streetcar Named Desire, came to Leslie Stones’ mind when she lay in a Scarborough street. It was around midnight on a freezing cold night Leslie Stones, back in mid-December. on her own two feet Leslie had been to (to order photos ring a friend’s for dinner 353597) and slipped on black ice at the corner of Tennyson Avenue and Dean Road, on the way to her home in Victoria Road. Despite wearing a thick padded coat, she broke her left hip on the hard pavement and felt extremely vulnerable. She didn’t realise she had broken a bone and rang her daughter, who was asleep and didn’t hear the phone ringing. “I couldn't get up so I just lay there”, she remembers. “I must have a high pain threshold

because I don't remember it hurting. “Then all of a sudden, these people arrived and started looking after me. I was really cold and they brought me rugs and a hot-water bottle”. The police turned up fairly soon and a paramedic came but it must have been a busy night for the ambulances as it took three hours for one to come. “I was slipping in and out of consciousness and I remember asking this person what her name was”, Leslie says. “I think she said Maggie and I wish I'd got all their names. There were two lots of people, who were neighbours, at 20 and 21 Tennyson Avenue possibly”. Leslie was admitted to hospital, had an operation the following day and was discharged three days later. “I can't fault the treatment”, she says. “They were busy but everybody was lovely and the food was good so I have no complaints about the hospital”. Back at home, with regular visits from physiotherapists and nurses, Leslie is keen to trace the good Samaritans who protected and comforted her in her hours of need. “I was extremely lucky to be found by such lovely people”, she says. “If I'd been frail and if had been somewhere remote, who knows what might have happened. “As soon as I can, I will try and find them, to say thank you”, says Leslie, who runs the Bookshelf bookshop in Victoria Road.

Mountain climb and obstacle course for hospice Words and photo by Dave Barry TWO events should raise thousands of pounds for Saint Catherine’s in Scarborough this year. In September, around 40 supporters will climb Mount Toubkal in Morocco. At 4,167 metres, it is the highest peak in north Africa and the Arab world. The fundraisers will fly to Marrakesh then trek through a chain of Berber villages to alpine pastures set beneath the backdrop of the Atlas mountains. Among those taking part are the hospice’s fundraising and marketing director, Tracy Calcraft, and four sisters: Belinda Leppington, Angie Kellett, Jackie Critchett and Cindy Potton. To raise sponsorship for taking on the trek, supporters are organising a themed fundraiser called Arabian Nights on Friday 2 March at the Rugby Club.

Guests will enjoy a three-course dinner and dance the night away to music from the Rich Adams Trio. Tickets cost £35 per person with tables of 10. The dress code is formal. None of the money raised goes towards travel, accommodation or other expenses associated with the trip. A little closer to home, the Scampston Scramble will be staged in the grounds of Scampston Hall, near Rillington, on Sunday 13 May. Adults of all abilities will wriggle under, dive over and splash through a fun-filled 5km obstacle course. Fundraiser Rhiannon Hunt said: “We are very excited about our new event this year. The response so far has been fantastic. The Scampston Scramble is not like any event that we have put on so far”.

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Let’s go surf a kite

Dez Robertson kite-surfing across the south bay (to order photos ring 353597)

Words and photos by Dave Barry KITE-SURFER Dez Robertson sweeps across Scarborough’s south bay, back and forth, again and again. The mesmerising display of wind power was watched by countless people on the beach, on the piers, on cliff paths, in houses and hotels. Viewed from the top of the old town, only the crescent-shaped green and blue kite was visible, appearing to bounce along the rooftops, from side to side. In a south-easterly wind, Dez spent a good hour skimming the surface of the sea, often in the shallowest part, where the incoming tide lapped at the sand. A kite-surfing veteran of 15 years, he skilfully manoeuvred his way across the waves, tacking upwind using the same sailing principle as yachts. As he bounced across waves, he occasionally lifted off and at one point turned 180 degrees in mid-air, losing his short kite-board. The £1,600 kite was attached to Dez by a harness around his midriff, over his wetsuit. He controlled its movements with four dynemer lines with a joint breaking strain of 600lb. A fifth line is used to collapse the kite in case of emergency. Dez was test-flying a Sculp demonstration kite for a company called CrazyFly. The rim and spars have air in so if it lands in water it’s easier to relaunch. Made of strong nylon, it is rigid when inflated with an air-pump. Dez, who has two surf-kites of his own, is one of three people in Scarborough who practise kite-surfing, which is classified as an extreme sport and is therefore dangerous. “It depends on how experienced you are and if you have the right gear and are reading the wind conditions”, he says. “Safety is always paramount”.

Dez’s kite journey began with power-kites, flown from the beach. He progressed to beach-based kite-buggying and landboarding before going to Fuerteventura to learn the basics of kite-surfing, including self-rescue. He says he has never been interested in conventional surfing. “I haven’t got the patience for spending most of the time in the water, waiting for the right waves”. Needless to say, kite-surfing depends on the wind. “It’s all about reading the wind and finding the right conditions, using the windwindow principle when flying my kite”, Jez explains. Odd as it may sound, the wind is better a few miles further south. “We usually prefer Fraisthorpe near Bridlington. The wind is more consistent”. Aged 48, Dez is a father of three who has lived in Scarborough since 1978. He works for Promech Solutions in Eastfield, manufacturering low floor buses and coach parts.

Dez goes for an aerial spin

Town’s oldest Indian restaurant stays open

L-R: Tracy Calcraft, Belinda Leppington, Angie Kellett, Jackie Critchett and Cindy Potton (to order photos ring 353597)

SCARBOROUGH’S oldest Indian restaurant has had a reprieve, after being threatened with closure. Eastern Paradise was fined £55,000 for hiring illegal workers. Nine arrests were made by Home Office immigration enforcement officers over the last five and a half years. Five people were arrested in July 2012, two in December 2012, one in October 2013 and one in August 2017. In December, Scarborough Council said: “The owners of Eastern Paradise continue to demonstrate a blatant disregard for both employment and immigration legislation, despite the fact that the business has been issued with civil penalty notices totalling £55,000”.

The authority said the law “considers the employment of illegal workers to be a serious offence. The practice seriously undermines the prevention of crime and disorder licensing objective”. At the time, the police said they had no alternative but to seek revocation of the restaurant’s premises licence, under section 51 of the Licensing Act 2003. But at a hearing at the town hall on 11 January, the police said they “withdrew proceedings following the cancellation of the civil penalty notice issued by Immigration Enforcement in respect of the visit on 11 August 2017. The Review asked Immigration Enforcement, a Home Office department, for a response but was told it could take three weeks to receive one.

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Drug dealers get 11 years Has anyone seen the A MAN and woman who planned to supply heroin and crack cocaine in Scarborough have been jailed for 11 years. Jermaine Cunningham, 31, was arrested in September 2015 in a vehicle on Victoria Road. Police found class-A drugs in his possession. An investigation by the serious-crime team led detectives to Jaime Johnson, 41, who lived in Cross Street at the time of the offences and was helping Cunningham run his drugs business. They were charged with conspiracy to supply heroin and crack cocaine. Cunningham, who was also charged with dangerous driving, pleaded guilty. Johnson opted to go to trial and was found guilty at Leeds crown court. A judge sentenced Cunningham to seven-anda-half years in jail and Johnson to three-anda-half years. After the hearing, Detective Constable James Temple, who led the investigation, said: “We were able to piece together evidence that linked Cunningham and Johnson and uncover a conspiracy to supply dangerous drugs in the Scarborough area. “It’s devastating to see the damage caused by heroin and cocaine – they rot communities and they ruin people’s lives. “Criminals like Cunningham and Johnson

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A GREAT great grandmother wants to know if anyone else remembers a mechanical elephant which visited Scarborough in the summer of 1951. Jean Bradley of Clark Street says: “I’m just curious to find someone who remembers it because my friends don’t. “I only remember it because I had my photo taken near it at Northstead Manor Gardens when I was eight in 1951. “It was sixpence a go, which was my pocket money for a week for helping out at our boarding house in Manor Road”, Jean says. “We used to take in visitors”. Jean says the elephant was touring England and was only in town for a week or two. She is surprised that none of her friends can recall it. “I thought, Am I going daft? Why don’t people

Going down: Jermaine Cunningham don’t care about that, but we do. So I’m glad that the sentences reflect the severity of the offences they committed and take them off our streets”.

Remembering the Holocaust and other genocides Words and photo by Dave Barry HOLOCAUST memorial day on 27 January was marked with displays at Scarborough and Filey libraries. From 22-29 January, displays of posters, leaflets and books reminded visitors of the importance of the day and of the impact words, whether written or spoken, can have. The day is for everyone to remember the millions of people killed in the Holocaust during the second world war and other genocides in Turkey, Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur. Olivia Marks-Woldman, chief executive of the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust, said: “We honour the survivors of the Holocaust and subsequent genocides and challenge ourselves to learn important lessons from their experiences in order to create a safer, better future. “This year, an unprecedented number of activities took place, involving people of all ages and from all walks of life, challenging us all to think about what happens after genocide and of our own responsibilities in the wake of such a crime”. Cty Cllr Greg White, executive member for libraries, said: “In the words of Dr Martin Stern, a survivor of the Holocaust, ‘words can strengthen the thin shield of civilisation –

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remember it?!” Built by a South African called Frank Stuart, the contraption was powered by an 8 horsepower Ford side-valve engine, which was used in Ford Anglia cars. “He claimed a top speed of 28mph but I doubt that, it was only going slow”, Jean recalls. “You climbed up some double ladders with a platform at the top to get onto it”. Born and bred in Scarborough, Jean says she has lived “all over” and “done all sorts of jobs” including working on a McCain production line. Before she retired, her last job was in working in hotels on the west coast of Italy, two hours from Monte Carlo. Jean has three children, three grandchildren and two great great grandchildren.

All set for pancake races and skipping TWO Shrove Tuesday traditions in Scarborough are to be combined on the seafront again, because of paving work in the town centre. The fancy-dress pancake races are usually held in Aberdeen Walk, which is being repaved. Instead, they will be staged in Foreshore Road, which will be closed from 9.30am to 5pm. It will be on 13 February, during the schools’ half-term holiday, starting at noon. Entrants, in pairs, are judged on speed, fancy dress, pancake flipping technique and how much pancake they have left in their pan

after tackling an obstacle course. A golden frying pan will be awarded to the winning team and every entrant will win an ice cream at the Harbour Bar. Scarborough Sea Cadets will be serving pancakes at the Sea Cadets Hall in East Sandgate from noon. Hundreds of people turned out in bright sunshine to watch and take part in last year’s. Hosted by Yorkshire Coast Radio and the council, the races will be followed by skipping. n Entry forms for the pancake race can be downloaded at www.yorkshirecoastradio. com - search for pancake.

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Sophie Messenger, who created Scarborough Library’s display (to order photos ring 353597) or shatter it’. We must consider carefully how we use them – in writing, on social media and face to face”. Last year, more than 7,700 activities across the UK marked Holocaust memorial day, with people coming together in civic halls, public spaces, libraries, cinemas, workplaces, schools and universities.

FAIR’S FAIR Scarborough’s outdoor food and gift fair returns to Westborough on Saturday 3 February, from 9.30am to 4pm. Co-organiser Caroline Anderson says it will have a new look, new stall holders and new ideas. “Our stall holders are all experts in their field and offer some different ideas for gifts and food shopping”, she said. The fair is “an excellent way to support local producers and businesses”, Caroline added.

and 30 volunteers who help run gardening, MODERN technology has been a boon for cycling, walking, book and dining-out groups. blind and partly sighted people. A glut of devices and gadgets is available to At the same time, a £75 cheque was presented to the Rainbow Centre, whose deputy make their lives easier - at a cost. manager A good example Emma Walker is the Mini Home accepted it. Google, which The money can be spoken to was donated and will reply. by customers “People can who paid use them to to place a ask questions star on the and give branch’s instructions, etc, nativity tree and get a verbal at Christmas. answer back”, In December, says Jayne Rainbow Robertson of L-R Vicki Davies, Faizah Tahir and Jayne Robertson of the Skipton C e n t r e the Scarborough with Emma Walker of the Rainbow Centre and Colin Eastwood of Yorkshire Coast Sight Support (to order photos ring 353597) volunteers branch of helped put Skipton Building Society, which has just bought two for together and distribute some 900 food parcels and make Christmas happen for over Yorkshire Coast Sight Support (YCSS). “They are particularly useful to people 370 needy local children. struggling with their sight as they can request The centre, at the corner of Castle Road and bus or train timetables, shop opening times Auborough Street, welcomes any volunteer help and donations of food, clothing, and so many different things”, Jayne adds. The Mini Home Googles, which resemble blankets, etc. small grey rocks, were presented to YCSS n Black Potatoes, Yorkshire Coast School of Ballet and Steve Cassidy are to perform manager Colin Eastwood. YCSS has about 100 members aged 15-98 at a fundraising event at the centre on Saturday 3 February, at 7.30pm.

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New year’s day dip draws 110 entrants Photos by Paul Knight

All smiles, despite the cold sea

OVER 100 adults and children in fancy-dress ran into the calm grey sea on new year’s day. It was the annual fundraising dip in Scarborough’s chilly south bay organised by Scarborough Lions. The wind and rain held off but it was cold – five degrees. Thousands of people turned out to watch the spectacle, taking place for the 24th time. The fancy-dress competition was judged by the mayor and mayoress, Martin and Cherry Smith, who were greeted by Lions president Cyril Smith. Prizes were awarded for the best male’s costume and the best female’s costume.

Alan Deacon of the Lions said: “We had around 110 dippers and with bucket collections on the day plus 25% of dippers’ sponsorship we raised around £2,000 for the Lions to serve the local community”. The other three quarters of the sponsorship money raised by dippers goes to charities of their choice. Alan said: “Although a fairly fast and furious event over five hours, from set-up to removal of all the equipment, the day would not flow so easily without the facilities of Scarborough Rowing Club and support from the mayor, the town crier and the mountain rescue team. “So a big thank you from the Lions Club to everyone for their help and support”.

Oh la la! L-R, Kyle Richardson, Darrel Haigh and Lisa Dixon of the Rising Sun School of Wado Ryu karate club in Scarborough

This fit young man was first in the water

Help to fight the stigma of mental ill health A NEW project designed to help to tackle the stigma associated with mental ill health and encourage people to open up and talk about it has been launched. North Yorkshire County Council is working with mental health charity Scarborough Survivors on a project to ask adults with experience of mental ill health to get in touch and become mental-health champions. They want to work with them to encourage people across the county to have more conversations on the subject to help to reduce the stigma associated with mental illness. This approach is consistent with the national approach to tackling the stigma and discrimination that people with mental ill-health may experience. The project was developed using feedback from North Yorkshire people on what would help to reduce the stigma. To help to make this happen, grants of between £100 and £500 are available to people who sign up to become a champion. A champion will run an event or activity in their community where the main aim is for people to talk about their mental health. Successful applicants will receive full training and ongoing support.

Cty Cllr Caroline Dickinson, executive member for public health, said: “Encouraging people to talk about mental health is important. These recommendations are being implemented as part of our mental-health strategy called Hope, Control and Choice, which sets out our vision and priorities for county-wide mental health services, created in collaboration with users of those services”. Scarborough Survivors project coordinator Christine Mackay said: “Mental illness affects one in four people. Any one of us can be affected at any time. By talking more about our experiences we will be less isolated and feel better supported to manage our mental wellbeing”. The champions project is funded by the council’s public health team as part of its work to support the national Time to Change initiative. The next two funding application submission dates are 30 April and 31 August. n For further information and an application pack, contact Scarborough Survivors at 9 Alma Square, YO11 1JR, ring 01723 500222 or email survivorstimetochange@gmail. com.

Good health in Eastfield A HEALTH and wellbeing event will be staged at the library in Eastfield on Tuesday 6 February, from 10am-noon. It is being organised by More Than Books. Local representatives of organisations including Mind, Age UK and the Alzheimer’s Society will offer support and advice.

Kev Barker from the Rowing Club, aka Cruella de Vil

Not everybody wore fancy dress

The Eastfield pharmacy will offer blood pressure measurements and advice on measures to improve health, such as losing weight and giving up smoking. n For more details and updates, email or visit More Than Books’ Facebook page.

A SHIATSU practitioner in Scarborough is offering introductory acupressure treatments for £25 - £10 less than the normal rate. They will be given by Jo Smith in the new treatment room at the Meditation and Wellbeing Centre in the Crescent, on various days in February. While working as a nurse, mainly in mental health, for 30 years, Jo spent three years training in shiatsu, graduating in 2001. She says: “I have found what I’ve learnt from the training and practice has helped me in my life and made me want to share what I know”.

Shiatsu is a holistic therapy following similar principles to acupuncture but using stretches, touch, pressure and holding, to help balance the body’s energy. Clients are fully clothed and usually laid on a futon on the floor. Jo is also running group sessions to share the practices and movements she’s learnt over the years to relax, ground and invigorate. She is especially interested in setting up a group for women going through the menopause. n For more information, ring Jo on 07796 134854 or visit her website at yorkshiatsu.

Meditation helps find happiness within Words and photo by Dave Barry A FREE talk will kick-start a new series of meditation classes at the Friends Meeting House in Scarborough. The talk, entitled Happiness from Within, will be given by Geoff Collier on Monday 5 February, at 7pm. Geoff has been studying and practising modern Buddhism for many years, following study programmes in the new Kadampa tradition. His gentle and calm attitude brings a special warmth to his teachings. He gives inspiring and practical advice on how to integrate the practice of meditation and mindfulness into daily life.

Geoff will talk about how we can learn about a more reliable and authentic form of happiness that comes from within. The talk will be followed by the first of a series of meditation classes on Monday evenings. Each class includes Geoff Collier guided meditations, an inspiring teaching and time for questions. Classes cost £6 per session or four sessions for £20. The meeting room is comfortable, accessible and offers parking. Everyone is welcome.

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PC honoured for distinguished service by Dave Barry A SCARBOROUGH police officer received the Queen’s police medal for distinguished service in the newyear honours. Sara Widdrington, a constable and PC Sara Widdrington youth officer, works with young people, protecting them from harm and diverting them away from offending and the criminal justice system. She will be presented with her medal at Buckingham Palace by a member of the royal family in March. A spokesperson said: “She has an unstoppable drive and determination, consistently going beyond what is expected of her”. PC Widdrington’s area of responsibility covers 17 secondary schools and 60 primary schools. She proactively focuses on helping the most vulnerable young people and shares her knowledge and experience with PCSOs, who speak to children in schools about issues such as internet safety, bullying and sexting. PC Widdrington was integral to the police response to a local problem around legal highs and worked hard to tackle the issue before it was nationally recognised as a high priority. She continues to educate young people about the dangers of substance misuse.

“By closely working with partners in the council, the Youth Justice Service and her policing colleagues, she works tirelessly to get the best possible outcomes for young people who offend and ensure the consequences of their offending are proportionate”, the spokesperson said. “Her philosophy is one of education before enforcement, which sometimes means challenging and educating her colleagues as much as it does educating young people”. In 2014, PC Widdrington won the emergency services category in the Daily Mirror’s Pride of Britain awards for her heroic actions, when off duty and out shopping with her son, by disarming and restraining an armed robber. She joined North Yorkshire Police in 2003 and took up her current role in 2013. Speaking about her award, PC Widdrington said: “Throughout the years, I have worked alongside many committed and passionate colleagues to improve the way we engage with children and young people. “I have also worked closely with a number of fantastic partner agencies such as the Prevention Service, Multi Systemic Therapists, Youth Justice Service, Children and Families, schools and colleges, who have all been relentless in their dedication, making a positive difference within young people’s lives”. * Inspector Bill Scott won the same award. Based in York, he helped set up the street triage and the health-based place of safety in Scarborough.

First and only wedding at old parcel office? Words and photos by Dave Barry THE first and possibly only wedding at the old parcel office near Scarborough railway station took place between Christmas and new year. In a magically transformed space, Ryan Heath and Josanne Machon tied the knot in distinctive style. The cavernous rooms were illuminated by countless small lights, some trailing a long way up to the roof windows. It was no surprise to see the North Riding brew-pub well represented, as Josie works there. The boss and her husband were glammed up, as was son Jack, who manned the bar. “From what I’ve heard, it was a fantastic do”,

said Jo Davis, one of the OPO directors. However, it is by no means certain that the unusual wedding will be repeated, as the building’s primary use, first and foremost, is as an artists’ workspace. And the Campaign for Real Ale’s third annual beer festival at the venue will only go ahead if it fits in with the resident artists’ activities, Jo explained. “Our focus now is to find funding for heating, lights and toilets”, Jo said. “We’ve got 60% of what we need and we have submitted a funding bid for the rest. We should hear whether we are going to get it by the end of March”. The wedding (to order photos ring 353597)

Thanks to volunteers who help keep libraries open LIBRARY volunteers have been thanked and praised for their achievements. Cty Cllr Helen Swiers, who chairs the county council, met a group of volunteers at Scarborough library. She told them: “I would like to express my sincere thanks on behalf of the county council for all you have done to keep the libraries in this part of the county not only open, but thriving. “As a council, we realise that this has meant that all of you, in various ways, have sacrificed your time and energy, some of you for years, to serve the needs of your local communities through your work in libraries”. The library service was reconfigured in April last year in a partnership between the county council and community groups, as more libraries moved to direct management by communities and recruited more volunteers to help to maintain their level of service. Nearly a year on, community libraries are going strong and heading in new directions to ensure they are a focal point for their communities, Cllr Swiers said. In Scarborough and Ryedale since April, there have been 452,000 visits to libraries, 410,000 books or other items have been loaned and library users have clocked up over 55,000 hours on computers. In addition, many and varied queries have been answered, stories read, volunteers recruited, funds raised, buildings managed, books delivered to the housebound and events planned and run. Cllr Swiers said: “All this has been a huge task and as a council we recognise that none of this could have been achieved without you”.

“Many of you will have been involved in helping children to enjoy the summer reading challenge. Libraries in the east of the county achieved excellent results. Over 3,000 children participated throughout Scarborough and Ryedale. “Newby and Scalby library had more children starting the challenge this time than last and Pickering and Filey libraries together with the Hive community library at Norton had more children finishing the challenge than in 2016. “I have been particularly struck by how committed you are to the vision of making libraries about more than just books. One of the highlights for me was visiting the Fun Palace event at Filey and seeing the community come together to enjoy a range of locally themed activities. I know a similar event took place at Scarborough and attracted many visitors. “Scarborough library hosted a prestigious Google Garage event at which local businesses were able to get expert advice from Google on how to improve their use of the internet. There have been successful science workshops for children as well as the regular code clubs at several libraries. “Your work to make the library the hub of your communities has also extended beyond the buildings themselves. I know that some volunteers have been hard at work in the library gardens. I’m thinking, of course, of the award-winning community gardens in the grounds of Derwent Valley Bridge Library, but I know there are plans for similar garden projects at More than Books in Eastfield and at Filey, so I look forward to seeing those in due course”.

Cty Cllr Helen Swiers meets volunteers at Scarborough library

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THE image of Sherlock Holmes is the subject of a talk at Derwent Valley Bridge Community Library on 8 February, at 7pm. Arthur Conan Doyle wrote four novels featuring

the great detective. None mentions a deerstalker or meerschaum pipe. So where does the popular image of Holmes come from?

Speaker Martin Dove promises to explore this conundrum in an engaging and lighthearted presentation. Tickets cost £4 including refreshments. The library volunteers are organising a general knowledge quiz at Seamer Memorial Hall at 7pm on 16 February. Teams of four and individuals are welcome. It will feature a raffle, a bar and trophies and prizes for the winners and non-winners. Tickets cost £6 (£5 for DVB Friends) including a hot supper – home-made cottage pie or vegetarian pasta bake. Tickets for both events must be booked. They can be bought at the library or reserved by ringing 863052.

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Church services on world day of prayer Words and photo by Dave Barry CHURCHES in Scarborough, Filey and Hunmanby are taking part in the annual women’s world day of prayer. It is an international ecumenical Christian laywomen’s initiative celebrated in over 170 countries on the first Friday in March. The movement aims to bring together women of various races, cultures and traditions, as well as in closer fellowship, understanding and action throughout the year. “It is always a colourful event which occurs throughout the world on the same day, starting in the deepest south of the southern hemisphere and moving on up

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to the farthest north of the northern hemisphere”, says Susan Kennedy, who is helping to organise a service at St Mary’s Church in Scarborough. The prayer day focuses on a country. Last year it was the Philippines. “This year, on 2 March, we will be remembering and celebrating the life of the people of Surinam”, Susan says. A committee of members from some of the churches in central Scarborough have arranged and will lead the service. A group of children from Friarage School will take part. It is due to begin at 10.30am. Similar services will be held at St John’s Church in Filey at 2pm and at All Saints Church in Hunmanby at 2.30pm.

Cayton gears up for gala and Tour de Yorkshire IT MAY still be winter, but Cayton is already gearing up for its annual gala and the return of the Tour de Yorkshire. A new committee will start planning the gala and fun run at its first meeting, at the Cayton Playing Fields Association clubhouse on Monday 5 February, at 7pm. The events are usually held in July but the date has yet to be set. Spokesperson Rhona Liley says: “Anyone interested in assisting and getting involved with the preparations or assisting on the day will be most welcome”. For details, ring Simon Green on 581236 or Roberta Swiers on 584386. Cayton is chuffed that the Tour de Yorkshire will again be zipping through the village on 5 May. “The energy and enthusiasm generated by residents the last time it passed through, in

2015, was truly amazing, with businesses and residents decorating their properties with bunting and bicycles”, Rhona says. Cayton Parish Council (CPC) is appealing for bicycles - any condition, large or small so that a dedicated team of volunteers can paint them in the Tour de Yorkshire colours of blue and yellow. They will be displayed around the village. Bike donors should ring Roberta Swiers on the above number or Rhona Liley on 582784. The bikes will be collected. CPC has appointed a new parish clerk. Lyndsey Clay starts work on 12 February. She says she is looking forward to working with council members, meeting residents and getting involved with all the activities that are taking place in the community this year.

Household waste should go in the right bin by Dave Barry TOO MANY people are putting the wrong things in the blue recycling wheelie bins, says Scarborough Council. The amount of carrier bags, nappies, food waste and other incorrect items in blue bins is rising, the authority says. Many plastic items can be recycled but many can’t, including plastic carrier bags, black bin sacks and bin liners. Carrier bag collection points can be found at most supermarkets. Residents are being reminded to put recyclable items into the blue bins loose, not tied up in bags. Disposable nappies must be placed in the green bin for general rubbish as they can’t be recycled via the doorstep collection. Anyone

interested in looking at alternatives, such as cloth nappies, can find more information at / content / real-nappies-overview. Food waste should not be put in the blue bin as it can contaminate recyclable items and render them unfit for recycling. The council’s advice is to shop wisely by only buying what you need and looking for longer dates on fresh produce and home composting. If food has to be thrown away, it should be in the green bin. Information about what items can and can’t be recycled through the borough’s doorstep collection can be found at uk/recycling. Council spokesman Harry Briggs says: “It’s easy to think that your recycling efforts don’t make much difference. But in reality, recycling from around the home, if done

correctly, helps tremendously. “Whether through population change or just forgetting over time, we have seen an increase in the level of incorrect items being placed in the blue bin. This is causing real problems further along the recycling process; in some cases resulting in loads of recyclable items being rejected. “We would like to take this opportunity to ask residents to take a fresh look at what they recycle from around the home and how they recycle it, so that we can get our borough’s recycling back on track. Providing residents use their blue bin for plastic bottles, yoghurt pots, margarine tubs, paper, card, cartons, glass bottles, metal cans and aerosols and it is all loose, then we can recycle this material. Putting the wrong item in or putting it in

sacks or bags means we cannot recycle the material, meaning all the effort is for nothing”. Plastic packaging that can be recycled from around the home includes: Kitchen – drink bottles, sauce bottles, washing-up liquid bottles, kitchen cleaner bottles, laundry detergent bottles, margarine / butter tubs, ice cream tubs, yoghurt pots, soup pots, meat trays, plastic fruit punnets. Bathroom – liquid soap bottles, mouth wash bottles, shower gel bottles, shampoo and conditioner bottles, bleach bottles, bathroom cleaner bottles. Bedroom – moisturiser pots and tubs, body lotion bottles, talcum powder bottles.

Lunch club thriving 60 years on Words and photos by Dave Barry SCARBOROUGH and District Women’s Luncheon Club celebrated its 60th anniversary with a lunch at the Royal Hotel. It was attended by 66 of the 87 members, who were joined by the mayor and mayoress, Martin and Cherry Smith. Instead of a guest speaker, the after-dinner entertainment was provided by singer Adam Smith, from Halifax, who sang West End and Broadway songs. At its inception, the club was chaired by the late Winifred Kingsley Griffith, who outlined its raison d’être: “Many people have been feeling that there is a need for a club in this district which would enable women to lunch together and hear interesting talks by wellknown speakers”. At the inaugural lunch, at the St Nicholas Hotel on 8 October 1958, all but one of the 180 women present wore hats, says secretary Lorna Holborn. “Over the years, membership has fluctuated between a maximum of 250 in 1976 to the present-day maximum of 100”, Lorna says. The club has always convened at hotels, including the Grand, Palm Court, Holbeck Hall and Clifton. Since 2000, members have been meeting at the Royal. Today, as in 1958, the club has six lunches a

year, from October to March. In 1958, members paid a joining fee of one guinea (£1.05), an annual subscription of the same sum and seven shillings (35p) per lunch. Today, members pay £15 to join, a £20 subscription and £15.50 per lunch. Forthcoming speakers include Chris Powell,

whose talk entitled Trash to Treasure will be on 7 February, and Dulcie Lewis, who will talk about Powder, Paint and the Corset on 7 March. Besides Lorna, the committee members are chair Patricia Moss, vice-chair Elizabeth Ashworth, treasurer Beryl Anderson, lunch

L-R, front: Women’s Luncheon Club secretary Lorna Holborn and chair Patricia Moss with the mayor and mayoress. Back: committee members Liz Ashworth, Judith Hargreaves, Rhona Liley, Helen Booth, Beryl Anderson and Val Colley (to order photos ring 353597)

secretary Val Colley, speakers secretary Judith Hargreaves, plus Helen Atherton, Helen Booth and Rhona Liley. On 16 May, members will go on a free trip to Saltaire. To join the club, applicants have to be nominated by two members.

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TIME TRAVEL the other. It was not a new idea. Josiah Forster Fairbank had already advocated a bay-to-bay tunnel through the castle hill. The need to stabilise the cliffs in the north bay had already led to the construction of a sea wall and Royal Albert Drive, which opened in 1890. A consultant was appointed to conduct a feasibility study for the proposed new road. Sir John Coode (1816-92) specialised in maritime construction and was probably the most distinguished harbour engineer of the 19th century, working throughout the British empire. He stated: “The proposal represents no insuperable difficulties in the way of its execution and the question will have to be determined more on financial than on engineering grounds”. The road was built on a platform at the cliff Coode assured ratepayers that the 19th foot century equivalent of the council tax wouldn’t AN exhibition on Marine Drive has opened at go up by much, estimating that the work would cost £70,000. The sum included £10,000 the Maritime Heritage Centre. It focuses on the construction of Scarborough’s for the approach road leading from Foreshore biggest ever engineering project, completed Road. The year before Coode’s report was published, 110 years ago. After the building of Foreshore Road in the over 700,000 tickets were collected at the 1870s, it was suggested that a road around the railway station and a quarter of a million people visited the underground aquarium castle headland might be built. The idea was to connect Scarborough’s bays below the Spa footbridge. by a route that would enable visitors and “If the same number of persons who visited residents to walk or drive easily from one to the aquarium in four months passed over the new road only once a year, and half of them came back again, their tolls would amount to £1,589”. After a heated debate and a vote of the ratepayers, work began in 1897. As with most big projects, it took a lot longer than envisaged. Intended to take less than three years, it took over a decade to complete, hindered by storms and problems with some of the construction methods employed. It took hundreds of men nearly 11 years to build. The construction involved a great deal of hard work, much of it by hand. The castle cliffs had to be reshaped to reduce the risk of boulders falling, foundations had to be constructed and blocks and stones laid. The blocks were made in the north bay and moved into position using the latest technology, rail trucks and steam cranes, running on gantries that were prone to being washed away in storms. A fierce gale on 7 January 1905 caused considerable damage to the Marine Drive and wrecked the north bay pier. A period Steam-powered cranes lowered the big of difficulty followed as corporation and blocks into place

The sea wall takes shape


Road took hundreds of men nearly 11 years to build

The foundation stone is laid contractor argued over what needed to be done. The Marine Drive was formally opened on 5 August 1908 by a member of the royal family, the Duke of Connaught. The cost was much greater than originally anticipated because of the difficulties and delays. It cost £124,700, many millions of pounds in today's money.

Part of the enormous construction site Tolls were to be used to recoup some of the money. Toll-houses were built at both ends of the road and toll collectors appointed. The charge was a penny per person, whether you were on foot, in a car, on a horse or on a motorbike. It was collected at the southern end at a tollhouse which miraculously escaped the municipal fervour to demolish fine old buildings in later decades.

In the first year, the toll brought in £1,892. It was supplemented by charges for attending the entertainments staged on the Marine Drive. It proved extremely popular with promenaders and remains so today; people enjoying the spectacular views and possibly - as today - trying to spot cetaceans in calm water and peregrines nesting on the cliffs.

* The exhibition, which will run for three months, has been put together with the help of Scarborough Council and Scarborough Archaeological and Historical Society. The Maritime Heritage Centre is open from 11am to 4pm Wednesday to Sunday. Entrance is free.

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2017 - how Scarborough Council saw it

By council leader Cllr Derek Bastiman

IT IS often said that we all need to do more to inspire and support our country’s young people, as they are, after all, our future. This is especially true in local democracy, which I believe has a responsibility to engage with young people, not only through the election process, but in everyday democratic decisions that affect us all and the borough in which we live. It was therefore fantastic to see the enthusiasm for the Youth Council event that we held in November. 16 to 18 year olds from across the borough of Scarborough, representing Scarborough Air Cadets 739 Squadron, 4th Scarborough Boys Brigade and Scarborough Explorer Scouts-Young Leaders, got the chance to act as councillors for an evening and quiz cabinet members on youth participation in democracy. It was certainly no walk in the park for us and I wouldn’t be at all surprised if some of the confident young people that took part in the debate go on to a career in politics. Look out for similar events we plan to hold in the future and please do your bit to encourage the young people you know to take part. While I am pleased to report that site preparation has begun on the Futurist site and demolition is due to begin by early March, the council will now be concluding actions to recoup the costs it incurred in defending the legal challenge from the Save the Futurist supporters group. In effect these were costs borne by the council tax payer and we will be taking steps to ensure these costs are recovered in full. It is disappointing to say the least that the group has failed to comply with the terms of the court order requiring them to pay these costs and we will be taking the appropriate action to ensure the legal judgment is rightly upheld. The council has recently been criticised by some of its own councillors for the way in which emails from unreasonable complainants are handled. Again this is disappointing when those councillors approved the policy in relation to this to protect our staff and elected members. Our policy on this process is clear. Such behaviour is dealt with by a simple, overt and reasonable practice, which is in operation throughout the public sector for the protection of not only staff and councillors, but also to protect limited resources and ensure the council’s ability to correspond with its customers and deliver its services is not hindered. We will continue to take all reasonable steps, as laid out in the policy, to comply with our legal and moral responsibility to look after our staff and members. Back to community news. The improvement programme at Eastside Park in Whitby is almost complete and we look forward to celebrating the opening of the exciting

East Ayton project benefits young and old

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Cllr Derek Bastiman facilities for children and young people of all ages in early 2018. The construction of permanent decking over the lake at Scarborough Open Air Theatre will start this year and will be finished in time for the venue’s summer opening. Bringing the audience closer to the stage is key to attracting a wide variety of big name acts and that has already become clear in the four acts announced so far for 2018: Gary Barlow, the Script, Il Divo and Steps. Stay tuned for more announcements in the coming weeks. Barrowcliff Big Local Partnership continues to make noticeable strides in improving the life of those living in the Barrowcliff community. The partnership has just launched a business loan scheme to enable residents to either start up a new business or grow an existing one. The project is being run in conjunction with South Yorkshire Credit Union to offer affordable loans of up to £5,000 to residents who would not ordinarily qualify for a business loan through the usual channels. Applicants must live in the Barrowcliff area but the business can operate either within or outside of the boundary. Applicants have to submit a business plan to a panel made up of Big Local members and business support advisors for approval, before making a formal loan application to the Credit Union. The partnership also runs a small grant scheme for local groups and organisations to bid into, to support the delivery of their Big Local Plan, and it is about to launch a threeyear initiative with UK charity UnLtd, to offer support and awards to social entrepreneurs in the area, which will be known locally as Barrowcliff BIG Stars. n For more information about the council and to access the many services we provide, go online at You can also follow us on Twitter @ ScarboroCouncil or look for us on Facebook under @scarboroughcouncil.

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Pictures show East Ayton Nursery School children working with YCH staff and Glaves Close residents YOUNG children and old people are teaming up in an East Ayton project that benefits all concerned. Children at the village school’s nursery visited residents at the Glaves Close sheltered accommodation in nearby Carr Lane, which is managed by Yorkshire Coast Homes (YCH). YCH launched the inter-generational partnership with various aims in mind. It enhances the learning and language skills of pupils in a setting outside the nursery and it gives YCH residents an opportunity to socialise, share knowledge and skills and make a significant contribution to the children’s education. The programme launched in December with 45 nursery and reception-age children singing Christmas songs and meeting residents. A week later, the children returned to work with residents on Christmas themed crafts. They decorated biscuits and worked in pairs to create giant gingerbread men, which were displayed at the YCH offices in Scarborough.

Mel Monkton, from the school, said: “We’re hoping that every half-term we can visit and do a variety of little activities. It will encourage the children to be a real part of our communities. It’s so good for their speech and language and the whole communication side of their development. The atmosphere is just so lovely, there’s a real buzz that’s really nice to see”. YCH community involvement officer Stephanie Lake added: “The Glaves Close residents have commented on how much they enjoyed the sessions and how lovely it has been to have younger people at the centre. “It’s a great time for them to socialise and interact in a relaxed and friendly group environment. “It’s also helpful in combatting social isolation; some people who ordinarily might not see someone throughout the day, or even a week, can come into the community centre and do something that’s a little bit different. “Enthusiasm for the project continues to grow and we’re sure that the children and our residents will continue to enjoy the project in the weeks to come”. n A short video film of the craft session can be viewed on the YCH YouTube channel at

Police and crime boss in Eastfield POLICE and crime commissioner Julia Mulligan is to spend two hours discussing policing and community safety with the public in Eastfield. Residents and businesses are being invited to a public surgery on Wednesday 7 February, from 1.30pm until 3.30pm, at the Community Association Centre in High Street. Mrs Mulligan said it would be “a good opportunity for residents of Scarborough, especially Eastfield, to come along and tell me how the police are doing in their area and to bring up any issues they may have about safety in the community – good or bad.

“After speaking to local people during the development of the police and crime plan, it was evident that the public of Scarborough felt drugs, anti-social behaviour, burglary, mental-health issues and police visibility were their top priorities. “And whilst I am pleased that extra work has gone into responding to these concerns, I am eager to hear first-hand how residents feel in their in local communities”. The surgeries run on an appointment-only basis, with each appointment lasting 15 minutes. n To book a meeting, ring 01423 569562 or email

Ofsted praises improvements at Graham School by Dave Barry BEHAVIOUR and attendance have dramatically improved at Graham School in Scarborough, according to Ofsted, which visited the school recently. The school’s senior leaders have introduced a revised behaviour policy and raised expectations. Inspectors found that the atmosphere in lessons is calm, that pupils say they feel safe in school and staff deal quickly and effectively with bullying incidents. Both attendance and punctuality have improved since the school was placed in special measures last summer. Ofsted has praised the school’s new leadership team for acting swiftly

with “focus and determination” for continuous improvement and to address safeguarding concerns. Inspectors found there is now “much-needed stability” across a number of areas of the school, “restoring the confidence of staff and parents”. The leadership team has worked with the county council which has committed £2m of capital funding to bring the school onto one site, to significantly improve the teaching and learning environment. Inspectors praised “effective support” and monitoring by the county council with the appointment of key leadership staff and the deployment of behaviour consultants to provide appropriate staff training.

Head teacher Paul Brockwell took up the reins as part of a new team that the county council brought in from the Yorkshire Teaching School Alliance. Rob Pritchard, the Alliance’s lead for school-toschool support, is overseeing Graham’s progress out of special measures. Mr Pritchard is head teacher at St John Fisher Catholic High School in Harrogate, a national leader of education and an Ofsted inspector. He has recently overseen improvement in several schools.  The county council says it appointed a new chair of governors “with experience of improving governance, who has a clear vision, sense of urgency and strategies to improve the challenge and support governors provide to

school leaders”. Two additional governors with appropriate skills and expertise were recently recruited to strengthen the governing body further. Mr Brockwell welcomed Ofsted’s findings which he said had only made staff more determined to push forward: “We are very pleased with the report, but we are not resting. There is a huge amount of work to do. The school is on a journey to improvement and we are excited for the school and the pupils we serve. “If any parent or prospective parent would like to come into the school to see what we are doing, I’m happy for them to make an appointment to visit us”.

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OH NO IT ISN’T! OH YES IT IS! Scarborough is a rich place for theatre throughout all seasons. Many enjoy the Stephen Joseph Theatre and the Spa as well as the amateur groups and smaller venues. My particular favourite is the YMCA theatre. I appeared once myself as a storyteller in Rocking Carols! Through December and January there have been many performances of great pantomimes across the town. This month’s Scarborough Tale features a spread of true anecdotes from my own seasons of watching pantomime. It’s a tribute to everyone who is involved, all on the stage and all in support. The YMCA in Scarborough began in 1846. That’s 172 years of serving the local community and providing opportunities and support for young people. That’s amazing! And it was to the YMCA that Grandpa and young Freddie were walking. They had tickets for “Aladdin”, this year’s pantomime. As they walked, of course they chatted. “Freddie, do you know the story of Aladdin?” Freddie nodded, and Grandpa continued. “Of course a pantomime is not just a story. There’ll be the usual bits I expect: hello boys and girls! Louder than that! a man dressed as a dame, a girl dressed as a boy, sweets for the audience, a big singalong, a chase by a ghost, and more... And in live theatre, you never know what might happen.” Freddie nodded again. “Do you mean that time! Was it Cinderella? A huge moth kept flying across the stage, and the actors couldn’t say their words for laughing. When all was settled down, the actors started to speak again and out came the moth again! Everybody laughed! That was funny!” “What about when Dennis came with us! It was Peter Pan! Captain Hook was talking, and suddenly Dennis, aged 7, stood up and started shouting at him, a very passionate telling-off. His voice was croaking. Captain Hook responded. “Sounds like there’s a little frog in here!” Everybody laughed! We laughed even more. Hook didn’t know that Dennis was born in France! “Do you remember when the sweets were given out at Burniston? I think it was Jack and the Beanstalk! A girl opposite to Dennis didn’t get any sweets, and was looking really upset, a little tear in her eye! Dennis, just 6 then, walked across the aisle and gave her his

sweets. Didn’t say anything! A little tear of pride in our eyes!” “And you were crying at Peter Pan, when one of the lost boys sang a very sad song!” “And you were laughing at me at Queen Street when the pantomime dame sat on my knee!” At last they reached the YMCA. As they took their seats, Freddie said, “And there’s always something special that happens. Might be Peter Pan flying! Or the beanstalk growing! Sh, it’s starting!” After a great opening, Wishy came on. “Hello boys and girls! I’m Wishy! Will you say hello to me? “Hello Wishy!” Louder than that! “HELLO WISHY!!!!” The pantomime had well and truly begun! And did something special happen? It certainly did! There was a flying magic carpet. Oh yes there was! How did they do that? What a fabulous pantomime it was, and such a young cast. Well written Claire Edwards! Well directed James Aconley! Great choreography Julie Nockels! Well done everyone involved, 36 actors and dancers on stage and many dozens of off-stage staff, not forgetting those doing costumes and scenery. Well done everyone involved in some way. Grandpa and Freddie had laughed so much. On the way home they couldn’t stop talking about the pantomime. How many “custard pies” did Wishy have in his face? 12, with laughs getting bigger every time! That scene had been absolutely hilarious. And there was one thought they both shared. Shall we go again next year? Oh yes we will! Copyright Joe



PS. just to close on a poignant note. I mentioned in the January Review, that the main part of that Scarborough Tale had been told to me by my friend Harry Eade. Harry died early January, aged 95, a fine man, a legend in the old town, after spending [apart from service in the war] his whole working life as a dedicated and inspirational teacher at Friarage school.

Libraries lend mini-computers to keen kids Words and photos by Dave Barry MINIATURE codeable computers are being loaned to children by Scarborough and Filey libraries. The loans help keen youngsters improve their digital skills. 420 BBC Micro:bits have been donated to council-run libraries in North Yorkshire by the Micro:bit Educational Foundation. It is part of a worldwide drive to encourage children to get creative with technology and gain digital skills in clubs, schools and at home. Scarborough and Filey libraries each have 20 of the mini-computers, which can be borrowed for free for up to three weeks with a library card. They come with instructions and have builtin displays, programmable buttons, motion detection, temperature and light sensors. They can be used for all sorts of digital creations, from games to robots and music. They can be programmed via any desktop or laptop computer or used with mobile phones or tablets via bluetooth. Coding can be done using a choice of editors, including Python and JavaScripts Blocks. Many libraries run coding clubs, supported by volunteers.

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Owen Balshaw, with Nathan Roberts and one of the mini-computers

children. The library’s coding club meets from 4-5pm Wednesdays and 11am-noon Saturdays. Children don’t need to register in advance; they can just turn up. Filey library is hoping to reopen its coding

club soon and is appealing for volunteers to help run it. n To help run a code club, visit your local library or for more information.

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Flooring firm’s first year flies by

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The FEBRUARY Business These upcoming networking events will keep you in the loop. FIRST TUESDAY OF THE MONTH CHAMBER MEETING, Boyes, Queen Street, Scarborough, 6pm. Visit www. or email

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A NEW Scarborough company’s first year in business has gone better than expected. Best Flooring, in upper Victoria Road, opened at the end of November 2016. “We couldn’t have asked for a better first year really”, says Jonny Wilson, one of two business partners. The firm’s personnel, product range and vehicle fleet have all expanded. “We've now got three carpet fitters and we want to expand the team and are looking for a wood-floor fitter”, Jonny says. Best Flooring’s range has widened as the shop now stocks about 80 different rugs and many more carpets, laminates, luxury vinyl tiles, etc. “In addition, we now stock vinyl remnants as well”. “And we now have two Best Flooring vans, which allows more flexibility when it comes to estimating and home consultations”, Jonny adds. Best Flooring is attracting a wide variety of customers, ranging from people who are on a very tight budget to people who want something a little more luxurious like a Wilton or super-soft carpet. “That was our goal, to cater for a broad selection of customers, and we’re pleased to say it's worked - it's paid off. “Our focus is very much making sure we have

Jonny Wilson of Best Flooring the best prices and delivering them with the best possible service”, says Jonny, whose business partner is Mike Dolphin. Jonny says: “We make a good team because Mike is a fully qualified fitter and I concentrate on the retail side, although we help each other out occasionally”. Jonny and Mike have been working together, selling and fitting carpets for many years and have over 20 years experience between them. Best Flooring caters for all budgets, domestic and commercial, from every-day carpets to top-quality wool and soft-touch carpets. They have their own in-house fitting team and

nearly all their carpets can be delivered the next day. During their first year, they fitted carpets as far afield as Whitby and Bridlington. The company offers free measures and quotes, with no obligation to buy. Best Flooring is a double-fronted shop at 114116 Victoria Road, Scarborough, opposite Horsley’s butchers, near the police station. Jonny likes the shop’s location. “Victoria Road has such a good variety of shops”, he says. “They all complement each other fairly well”. Free parking is available for one hour (two on the side streets). or call 01482

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THE DUCHESS pub in Hovingham Drive, near Scarborough Hospital, has been busy since 14 November. That’s when licensee Pete Ireland and manager Katie Hatfield took over, following a brief closure and a succession of relief managers who ran the pub for most of last year. “All the locals are starting to notice it's open again”, says Katie. The Duchess specialises in functions such as funerals and celebrations including wedding receptions and birthday, engagement and christening parties. Pete has been in the pub trade in Scarborough on and off for 38 years, while Katie has worked in several restaurants and been a party planner. In 2016, shortly after Staxtonbury, she created

SIGHT FOR SORE EYES SPENDING too much time in front of smart phones, tablets and computer games and not enough time outside isn’t just taking its toll on the physical and mental health of Scarborough children but on their eyesight too, claims a leading local optometrist. The claim is backed by recent research which shows that half the world’s population will be short-sighted - myopic - by 2050.

The research found that myopia in British children has more than doubled since 1970. The World Health Organisation is so concerned that it has warned of an increased risk of serious eye conditions that could lead to permanent blindness. Bob Barr, an optometrist at Pagan & McQuade in Scarborough, has long championed advances in the treatment of myopia.

a miniature version of the annual music festival for a wedding on the festival site. The Duchess has two spacious bars and a conservatory where diners choose from a bistro menu. The room is attractively lit with fairy lights, lanterns and candles to create a romantic ambience. Tables must be booked. The pub serves light bites and lunches from noon to 6pm on weekdays, and Sunday lunches. Pete and Katie are planning to offer outside catering, including Sunday lunches and buffets. They intend to introduce live music at least once a month and an open-mic night. Pool, darts and dominoes teams are welcome and the pub’s quiz night is set to returnin March.

“The situation has been described as a looming crisis, an approaching tsunami, and we’ve already seen a steep increase in the cases of childhood myopia at our Westborough practice. “It’s a condition that’s often downplayed, but we know from experience that changes to the structure of the eye caused by myopia can have devastating effects on the lives of local patients as they reach their middle and late years. “We’re mounting a fightback against myopia and the devastating damage it causes”, says Bob. Pagan & McQuade already provide access on their website to an easy-to-use questionnaire which can be used by the town’s parents to assess the risk of myopia in their children. But now the company has partnered with MiSight to offer an innovative treatment to children in Scarborough and throughout North Yorkshire. Founded in 1986, the company, which has a

One of the bars at the Duchess The Duchess pub

branch in Teesside, is one of the few providers of MiSight technology in Britain. “While glasses and soft contact lenses can correct the condition, until now they have been unable to slow its rate of progression. Our disposables not only correct myopia, giving clear vision, but are proven to slow this progression in children”. Bob explains that the technology is creating something of a revolution in children’s treatment. “It means that with lifestyle changes and personalised eye care, we are now not only able to correct myopia but for the first time treat it too. We strongly encourage parents to find a professional who is actively engaged in myopia control and to book that all important eye examination so that together we can safeguard the future vision of our town’s children. Wouldn’t that be a sight for sore eyes?” he smiles. For more information go to www.

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11th hour journeys lead to unexpected reunions with family and friends, and February is a month filled with a high degree of social activity. Career minded members of the sign will be looking ahead to certain dates on the calendar, both this year and next, rubbing their hands in anticipation. Some domestic tension around the 15th concerning finances.



A tough month for many Taureans as you come to realise that some of your plans and expectations must be changed if they are ever to be achieved. There is strong support and good advice from lovers and partners, but your impatience could lead you into making grand gestures, which slow things down rather than speeding them up.



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Don’t worry too much if this month gets off to a slow start because once past the 11th or 12th the pace picks up very quickly and you’ll not have enough hours in the day to do all of the things you need to do. Some new job routines may be thrust upon you around the 15th and this may mean putting emotional priorities on the back burner for a while.



A moody and broody month during which you’ll be obliged to walk when what you want to do is run! Unfortunately the reins of power are in other hands, and you’ll have to follow their lead, whether you like it or not. Of course, you won’t like it, and this will bring the slightly devious and schemey side of your nature to the surface. Ooops!






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Pleasantly, and possibly to your own surprise, romantic and sexual agendas have priority at this time, and February could be a lovely month for affairs of the heart – and especially for those tentatively embarking on new emotional relationships. Social aspects could become quite intense, especially in the second half of the month when work seems to be less important.

Don’t beat yourself up over this, because after all, you’re only human! These are quiet thoughts that you will keep to yourself, which is just as well, because others would not really understand how you were feeling…or why! Job-wise, it’s a case of “same old, same old”, but the good news here is that you’re safe and secure. Relationships with partners could do with a bit of a boost, and you’re not going to achieve that just by sitting in front of the telly.

has to make them. A gentle word of warning here… please don’t forget the significance of the 14th!



Despite some work pressures and possible changes ahead in career direction, it is the emotional and romantic aspects of your life which are in ascendence. Some of you may be nervous about new relationships, but there is an air of excitement, especially between the 11th and the 16th, when you’ll be spending on your appearance and enjoying late nights.



You’ll be considering a number of emotional issues this month and there are questions being asked. How serious is serious? How much commitment is needed to secure something desirable? How sincere is someone else being, both with their words and actions? Finding the answers might be scary, but it should also be exciting and a lot of fun.


With one exception, eg. the health of an older relative, February looks like being a very positive month with the accent firmly on family matters and domestic routines. Travel aspects will be discussed and planned, and all forms of communication are extremely important.

Dear Daphne MONEY TALKS My partner and I (of 3 years) recently combined our finances and opened a joint bank account. We live together and split rent and utilities so it seemed like a good idea. The trouble is, I’m finding it increasingly frustrating to see her spending money on frivolous non essentials. I earn a little bit more, and sometimes she spends more than she’s putting in on personal items. How can I make her stop without causing an argument? 0002 0003 0004

It doesn’t seem like you actually wanted to combine finances, because you still see your ‘joint’ income as your money, and her money. On the other hand - its not actually fair for her to splash your joint cash on non necessary luxury items without consulting you first. Perhaps a gentle conversation about running splurge items past you, and vice versa, it is your shared money and it affects you too. To save argument I would refrain from reminding her that you earn more - it shouldn’t be part of the issue if you truly wanted to pool your resources in the first place and move forward together. Happy spending!

Dear Daphne, SECOND SHIFT Like my husband, I work full time. The trouble is, not one member of my family helps out around the house. My husband will deal with fixing things that break and the occasional dish wash - but other than that I’m coming home to a house full of work after I’ve already worked all day. My two kids who are both in their teens conveniently have homework any time I ask for help. I’m tired and I’m frustrated but have I left it too late? Striving for equality is still a daily battle for many women like yourself. How do you break out of the confines of history and into 2018? You need to get your partner to set an example to your children - with two of you showing a united front it should make for an easier battle. If your family are less than willing, go on strike. Don’t do anything they wouldn’t and see their reactions as the house falls into disarray. Worst case scenario, they don’t notice and it drives you crackers. Best case scenario it sparks a conversation between your family members when they wonder why there’s no clean pants magically appearing in their drawers anymore. I’m there in spirit!



Apart from anything else, you need to monitor your energy levels. Money seems to be okay, but this may well be the time to curb your spending and introduce some new budgeting.



Interaction with fire signs, notably people born in Leo, might have a role to play this month, and anyone interested in animals or animal welfare will have a very busy and committed month. In emotional situations, other people will want (and expect) you to follow their advice, but take pause for thought here, and heed your own inner voice of wisdom.





FQuite a busy month on the work scene, and although you’ll be feeling tired and unenthusiastic, you will appreciate your improving bank balance. Relationships seem stable, but they are also static – so if any changes need to be made, it is you who


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SETTING the tone of the year ahead, Pantone has announced its colour of 2018 as Ultra Violet. Described as complex and contemplative, the clues have been there all along: a sudden love affair with neon lighting, the purple hues in popular series such as Stranger Things and Riverdale, and there’s been plenty of head turning purple suits on celebs: see Harry Styles and Conor MCcgregor.

purple that takes our awareness and potential to a higher level. From exploring new technologies and the greater galacy, to artisitce expression and spiritual reflection, intuitive Ultra Violet lights the way to what is yet to come.” The purple is reminiscent of space, and a firm favourite of ledgends such as David Bowie and Prince.

The standardised colour matching system is seen as the authoritative voice in the design industry and shoppers can expect to see a lot more purple in fashion, interiors and further afield this year following the announcement.

Interestingly, Pantone described the colour as a ‘reflection of what’s needed in our world today’ as opposed to the usual reflection on how things actually are. It’s forward thinking instead of being in the moment, looking to better times.

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• 500g Speciality Isle of Wight Tomatoes • 1 x 320-350g ready-rolled all-butter puff pastry • 1 medium egg, beaten • 25g finely grated Parmesan cheese • 1 buffalo mozzarella cheese, torn into small pieces


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Preheat the oven to 220C/ fan200C/Gas 7. Line a large baking sheet with non-stick baking paper. Thinly slice the tomatoes. Lay them flat on kitchen paper or a clean tea towel, sprinkle with salt and pepper and leave to drain. Unroll the pastry onto the baking paper and brush all over with the beaten egg. Fold over 1cm of each edge to form a rim and pinch at the corners to seal. Prick the base here and there with a fork then sprinkle with the Parmesan cheese. Bake in the oven for 12-15 minutes until


It will feature “delicious food, stalls, music and entertainment”. The proceeds will go to charities involved with animal rescue and care. Free stalls are being offered to animal charities and not-for-profit organisations. One of the first to sign up for a stall is the Vegan Organic Network. To book a stall, sing, perform, give a talk or volunteer to help, email

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A VEGAN festival is to be held at Scarborough Spa on Sunday 8 July, from 10am to 4pm.

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Shakshuka is Hebrew for ‘all mixed up’, and while it’s traditionally a tomato-based dish, this green twist freshens it up and shows off those beautiful golden Burford Brown yolks. The perfect dish for brunch, lunch or supper.


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• 4 Burford Browns eggs • 4 spring onions •1 clove of garlic • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds • 2 teaspoons coriander seeds • 1 teaspoon dried oregano • Olive oil •100 g cavolo nero •½ a lemon •100 g baby spinach •50 g frozen peas •1 teaspoon of chilli flakes

• 2 tbsp olive oil • 1 garlic clove, crushed • A small handful small, fresh basil leaves • Sea salt flakes and freshly ground black pepper

Prep time: 15 mins Cook 12-15 mins Serves: 4

puffed up and golden brown. Remove the tart base from the oven and sprinkle the base with half of the mozzarella cheese. Overlap the tomatoes slices on top. Mix the olive oil with the garlic, drizzle it over the tomatoes and then scatter over the remaining mozzarella cheese. Return the tart to the oven and bake for 5-7 minutes until the mozzarella has just melted and the tomatoes heave heated through. Remove from the oven, scatter over the basil leaves and serve immediately.

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BREWERY MAKES SPACE FOR NEWEST ADDITION IN CONSTELLATION SERIES NORTH Yorkshire business Wold Top Brewery has vistas of the night sky we can see from the brewery. announced the launch of a new cask ale as it continues “Being situated in a rural location the sky on a clear its 2018 Constellation Series of limited edition beer. night can mesmerising and awe inspiring. We really The Hunmanby brewery’s 4.0% ABV porter, wanted to use some of the constellations that we can Gemini, will be available in Yorkshire pubs during see at different times of the year and that hopefully February. people can literally raise a glass to!” A ‘rich, smooth and dark’ beer brewed with pale ale, crystal, dark crystal, chocolate, oats and wheat malts and Goldings and Fuggles hops, Gemini is described as a sumptuous beer full of complex malt flavours.

“Our first beer from the series, Orion’s Belt, was created to support the Tryanuary campaign to encourage people to try new beers and has been very well received.”

The oats add a depth on the palate, Brewery The brewery was founded by in 2003 and is located Manager Alex Balchin said. on the Mellor family farm at Hunmanby Grange. The “We have a passion for creating new and different team at Wold Top brew 26,000 litres of beer a week cask ales for pubs. We created the Constellation in a bespoke brew plant and use home grown barley Series because we were inspired by the spectacular and water from the farm’s borehole to create awardwinning beers.

Alex Balchin in the brewery


Reiki couple practise from their Newby home

Reiki master Sue Turner (to order photos ring 353597)

Words and photo by Dave Barry

to train as a practitioner; Rob was close behind.

REIKI therapy is being practised by a couple based at their home in Hirstead Road, Newby.

Reiki is frequently used to alleviate or eradicate stress, anxiety, insomnia and similar conditions. It can help people who are struggling with their weight, trying to stop smoking or coming to terms with trauma.

Sue Turner, a Reiki master, and her husband Rob, a Reiki therapist, are fully qualified practitioners. Reiki, a complementary therapy, was rediscovered about 100 years ago in Japan, which has always been open to both conventional and complementary medicine. It is designed to complement not replace conventional treatment and advice. “People sometimes need extra support for whatever treatment they may be having”, explains Sue, whose formal training began two years ago. She has been training continuously more or less ever since. The training is rigorous and strict and led to her becoming a Reiki master last spring. Sue, whose family was involved in conventional medicine in one way or another, was drawn to Reiki when her son developed serious skin problems. Numerous skin creams didn’t seem to have much effect on his severe bleeding eczema. Then Sue saw a TV programme about Reiki which intrigued her. She arranged for her son to have Reiki, which helped him cope by calming him. The Reiki complemented the homeopathic remedies which cleared the eczema.


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This in turn led Sue, whose career had involved working with children, to grow more and more interested in Reiki, to the point where she decided

Treatments last one hour or half an hour. Clients remain dressed and lie on a treatment table, with a thin blanket laid over their body. Sue and Rob, usually on their own but occasionally together, gently lay their hands on the body, focusing on the chakra points. “It’s all about the transference of energy but not our energy - we are just conduits”, Sue explains. “We are like a tap with water flowing through”. “It is safe and secure and people have a peaceful, relaxing time”. Sue and Rob are registered with the UK Reiki Foundation. Sue is a also member of the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council, which regulates complementary therapists, overseeing standards, etc. Many happy clients recommend Sue and Rob for helping with relaxation, healing and supporting peace of mind. AP and IA Wilson wrote to thank them, saying: “As you know we were going through a very stressful time and the treatment you gave for our different reason helped us greatly and relieved a lot of pressure that we had not realised had built up inside us”.




Chris Makin, left, and Josh Pickering at the new ChrisFit gym in Durham Street (to order photos ring 353597)

ChrisFit celebrates first anniversary by opening a gym in town Words and photo by Dave Barry CHRISFIT Gym & Studio has opened in Durham Street, near the centre of Scarborough. It is the second gym launched by Chris Makin, whose first one, at Cayley Court in Eastfield, celebrates its first anniversary on 13 February. The idea was to provide a private training studio where anyone and everyone could train in a comfortable environment. Chris soon found his niche and his client base grew at a rapid rate. “We train individuals, groups of friends, families and sports teams”, he explains. “Our name for group training quickly spread around town and the demand soon saw us offering training seven days a week to accommodate this. “We started a running club alongside this to help people with their fitness and create a healthy sociable environment”. Things grew so quickly and positively that the business was nominated for, and won, the startup business of the year award at the Chamber Bridlington & Yorkshire Coast business awards of 2017. Chris says: “But the greatest achievement is that all our clients quickly become friends. We have



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created a community of people from all different backgrounds, with all sorts of different goals, who train side by side, week in week out. “We are a team and we are all more than happy to help each other to our targets”, Chris says. “Some people want weight loss, some want toning, some want to build muscle and strength or increase fitness, and some simply want to socialise in a friendly environment while raising the pulse. “We’re not chasing perfection, we’re here to help people better themselves, to give them confidence and guide them to a healthier, happier lifestyle. “Things have gone from strength to strength and we have just opened a second, much larger unit in town. Here, we have a full cardio and strength gym and studio classes”. Again, the focus is on creating a comfortable environment for anyone and everyone to train in. The new gym offers hair and beauty treatments. Chris adds: “We would like to thank everyone who has trained with us and supported us over the last year. We look forward to training you all in the future and welcoming lots of new faces in our second year. “Thanks also to our team: Harry Sleep, Kamil Sawicki, Steve Johnson and Josh Pickering”.




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Issue 54 - February

Scam Busters

FEB 2018

The world is a brilliant place, but unfortunately there are a few dodgy characters out there. Don't worry though, we'll keep you safe and informed with our regular Scam Busters feature!

Insta-scam On Instagram, or indeed any following-type social media? It has recently been reported by online shopping Mecca ASOS that a number of fake Instagram accounts have been set up in their name, offering free gift cards to people who follow them on the social network. One such profile was apparently offering the first 100,000 people who followed them a £100 gift card to use at ASOS and more than 300,000 fell for it. Obviously this wasn’t actually ASOS, because think about it: would an online retailer really want to just give away £10,000,000 worth of

products? Nay. The dodgy account soon dropped the ASOS association and became a Reddit news account, taking all those 300,000 followers with them. There is no particular danger to scams like this, and it seems it is merely a technique (albeit illegal) to gain a huge social media following and make money from an increase of traffic to a particular website. Still, if an offer on social media seems too good to be true, it probably is. But hey, do you know which account is a safe and useful one to follow? Our Facebook page, right here: ScarboroughReview

Pains-bury’s The website Action Fraud has reported a drastic rise in the number of fraudulent emails seeming to offer a refund to customers of the supermarket Sainsbury's. People have reported receiving an email claiming that they were overcharged during their recent shopping trip, and directing them to click on a link to get a voucher to spend at the shop. However, these links lead to less than honest websites, with some containing phishing viruses and others that demand the recipient enter personal details to get their refund. This ain't legit. One reason why so many people have fallen victim to the scam is because the email uses

their first name in the greeting, and because it looks very much like an official email from Sainsbury's and contains fairly good spelling and grammar – most tend not to. If you are a Sainsbury's customer, and you do receive an email that seems suspicious, try hovering your mouse over the link it suggests you visit – but don't click it. Your browser should reveal the address in a box at the bottom of the screen. If it looks dodgy, using a random string of letters and numbers and seems nothing like an official Sainsbury's web address, close the email right away and contact the store's customer services by phone to check.

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Filey residents attack Scarborough Strata McCarthy & Stone plan By Roger Osborne

By Dave Barry A PLAN to build flats and bungalows for retired people in Filey has come under fire. McCarthy & Stone has applied to Scarborough Council for planning permission to build homes in part of a field near the cliff. The site is bounded by Wooldale Drive, Church Cliff Drive and a caravan park alongside the country park. John Mook of Wooldale Drive in Filey, whose home is next to the proposed building site, is one of a group of residents campaigning against the plan. He said: “The push to more housing has a sinister side to it where communities are ignored, developers are rewarded and local government officers and members are not made accountable. “Events in Filey reveal an uncomfortable pattern on housing developments that should come under scrutiny. “If this is what is happening on a small micro level, then it does not bode well for the rest of the country”. Mr Mook claims that: “The fundamental argument is that planning officers have not followed the national planning policy framework, planning policy guidance for flood-risk areas and the strategic flood risk assessment. “If methodology and assessments had been followed correctly and precisely, this site wouldn't have progressed to the stage it is now at”. However, Mr Mook’s assertions have been rejected by the council, which states: “The local plan was examined by an independent planning inspector appointed by government. The examination in public held in the summer

of 2016 allowed local residents to present their concerns relating to the allocation of this site directly to the inspector. “Following deliberation of the information, the inspector concluded that the council had complied with all relevant procedural and policy tests and therefore deemed that the site was, in principal, appropriate for development”, according to a council statement. “The local plan has subsequently been formally adopted by the council and forms the starting point for the determination of planning applications. “A planning application has been submitted by McCarthy & Stone and is the subject of a statutory period of consultation. Any comments from interested parties on this scheme will be taken into account, alongside all other material considerations when the application is considered at a meeting of the council’s planning and development committee”. The closing date for comments and representations is 15 February. The planning application, with plans and supporting documents, can be viewed at the council office and library in Filey and online on the council’s website, using the reference 17/02734/FL. Comments and other and representations can be submitted online via the website; by email to; and by post addressed to Planning Services, Town Hall, Scarborough, YO14 2HG. Mr Mook invites interested parties to visit the website, which contains information about the plan.

Scarborough Crematorium to be extended Words and photo by Dave Barry WOODLANDS Crematorium in Scarborough is being extended. Run by Scarborough Council, it is the only crematorium in the borough and hosts hundreds of funeral services and cremations a year. It has a room for funeral services, a waiting room, cremation facilities and staff offices. There has been a growing need in recent years for a larger, more welcoming waiting area for mourners waiting for a service to begin. The waiting room will be extended in a conservatory style with a solid roof. It will ensure a light, airy space all year round without the extremes of temperature often associated with traditional glass roof conservatories. It will be known as the garden room. A new path will provide access to the waiting room from the carpark. Work began on 13 January and is expected to be finished by 31 March. It is being timed so it doesn’t coincide with funerals. A small cluster of trees, which are not

memorial trees and not subject to tree preservation orders, has been removed to make way for the path. New trees will be planted. Scarborough Council’s cabinet member for public health and housing, Cllr Bill Chatt, said: “Our crematorium already provides an excellent service to those who have been bereaved but we are always looking for ways in which it can be improved. “The crematorium is associated with a variety of emotions and the surroundings need to be sensitive to them all. In particular, the larger capacity of the new garden room will increase the number of mourners that can be accommodated in comfort and the direct access path will aid the dignified flow of people, especially on days when the funeral schedule includes back to back services”. The next nearest facilities are East Riding Crematorium on the Wolds between Foxholes and Langtoft; York Crematorium on the ring road; and Teesside Crematorium in Middlesbrough.

YOU WILL all remember from Gulliver’s Travels the rival tribes of Big-Enders and Little-Enders, fiercely divided by the way in which they opened their boiled eggs. In the fossil world we have the equivalent groups, known to us as ‘lumpers’ and ‘splitters’. In this case it’s all to do with how many species a researcher manages to identify. Let me explain. Say you were given a pile of beautiful ammonite fossils and asked to divide them into groups. You might separate them out by size, whether the coils overlap, the curve or otherwise of the ribs and whether they divide, the presence or absence of a protruding keel, etc, etc. Now comes the tricky part. What if you were then asked how many different species you have in front of you? Bear in mind that members of a species can reproduce with each other but not with individuals from another species, something that’s impossible

to check with dead animal groups. So, are all the differences you’ve identified signs of different species – or are some just variations within a species? If you are a splitter you will say they are all different species, a lumper will declare for as few species as possible. The difference matters crucially because the presence of particular species is used as an indicator of age, environment, ancient geographical position among other things. The most famous splitter in these parts was SS Buckman whose work on Yorkshire Type Ammonites extended to seven volumes published over a period of 21 years. It is often whispered in fossil circles that the reason for Buckman’s long-windedness was that he was paid a fee for every new species he identified. But that could be just a rumour put about by the lumpers. To split or to lump – the fight goes on!

Santa’s late xmas presents for charities Words and photo by Dave Barry SANTA Claus arrived a little late for six worthy causes in Scarborough. They have each been given £600 from a Christmas street collection, run by the Rotary Club of Scarborough, at the bottom of Alma Square in December. The worthy causes are the Mayoress’s Community Fund, Willows Lull Children’s Charity, Scarborough & Ryedale Young Carers, Scarborough Survivors, Scarborough Boys Brigade and the Scarborough branch of Parkinson’s UK. Club president Roger Kaye praised the efforts of members and the generosity of those who gave to the collection. He said: “We greatly appreciate how people, year on year, continue to support this event. “We know it isn’t easy to find the spare money to give us for our chosen good causes, particularly at Christmas, but the people of Scarborough continue to amaze us with their donations. “Our members braved the elements to run the collection but their efforts were so worthwhile when we raise this sum of money. “I would like to thank everyone involved but

especially Boyes and Scarborough Council for their continued support to enable the club to carry out the collection”. The presentations, at the town hall, were made by the mayor, Cllr Martin Smith, who said: “The theme for my year in office is ‘Inspiring youth - our future’ and the endeavours of the Rotary Club of Scarborough will help many local people, including youngsters, to get the most out their lives, even in the most challenging of times”. Rotarians Ian Holland, John Armestead, David Oliver, Trevor Bull and John Riby were joined at the town hall by Julie Teal of Young Carers; Paul Hill and Sue Hutchinson of Parkinson’s UK; Kirsty Colbeck and Jackie Roberts of the Boys Brigade; Jackie Dartnel-Smith and Jo Parrot of Willows Lull; and the mayor and mayoress, Martin and Cherry Smith. The mayoress was representing the Mayoress’s Community Fund. No-one from Survivors was able to attend. The club has held its Christmas street collection for many years, raising tens of thousands of pounds for local organisations and living up to its mantra of ‘service before self’.

Cllr Bill Chatt at Woodlands Crematorium

The mayor and mayoress, left, with charity representatives and Rotarians at the town hall (to order photos ring 353597)

Issue 54 - February

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Muck & Magic By Sheila Johnson

Winter Warriors! Despite the cold and damp weather there are plenty of flowering plants to admire in the Muck and Magic Garden at this time of the year. Shrubby honeysuckle and false box are in full scent even if the flowers of each are quite tiny and difficult to spot. Who needs large flowers when tiny ones can pack such a punch! Snowdrops are well on their way now and we have even spotted the first ( very early) daffodil in a sheltered spot in Scarborough. One of the Muck and Magic favourites at this time of the year is the hellebore, the Christmas or Lenten Rose. Despite its name it is not related in any way to roses but belongs in the buttercup family, being a cousin of peonies and clematis! Helleborus are very tough and versatile garden plants being happy in a well drained border or a patio pot. The attraction is, of course, in the delicately marked petals which come in colours ranging from pale green to cream, pink, white and white with flushed red. There are also lots of modern hybrids to choose from nowadays in single or double flowers. The good news also is that generally rabbits will leave them alone as, apparently, the leaves taste very bitter. So, if you are plagued with furry friends visiting your garden maybe this is one plant that would suit your conditions nicely. A much asked question is whether hellebores will divide. Generally, the answer is probably not as the roots are quite brittle and small plants will take a long time to grow to flowering size. If you are wanting to propagate your plants

by Steve Crawford UNLESS you've been asleep for the whole of January, there is little chance you've missed the fact that the debate about our use of plastic has been raging. After the images on the The Blue Planet programme, there is absolutely no doubt that we need to start seriously addressing the way we use plastics, especially the ones we use only once then simply throw away. I've been doing beach cleans for a long time and surfing even longer, so I've seen first-hand the impact plastics have on our seas. In all the time I've been in the water and at all the places I've been, there is one constant - there is always plastic in the water and on the beach. The problem is that there is only so much we can do once the plastic is in the sea. We can do beach cleans, we can make sure we do not drop litter and we can pick litter up if it washes ashore, but the millions of tons of

keep an eye under the parent plants in late spring where you may find young seedlings developing. Lift them gently with a trowel or hand fork and pot them up into small pots. Grow them on carefully in a greenhouse or cold frame and plant them out when they have rooted through and are big enough to survive outside. The only downside to seedlings is that they probably won't be true to type and look exactly like the parent plant but they are bonus plants and, who knows, you may find a new hybrid in your own garden! The hellebores in the muck and magic garden are surrounded by spring flowering bulbs and create a magical display to brighten up any winter day. Happy Gardening! All Muck and Magic Garden Club will be holding their first meeting of the season on Monday 12th February at Ebenezer Church Hall on Columbus Ravine in Scarborough. The speaker will be Andrew Karavics who is Head Gardener at Sledmere Hall. He will be talking about his work in the beautiful gardens there. The meeting begins at 7pmand all are welcome. Garden Club is for anyone who is interested in listening to experts in their field. The 2018 programme covers a wide range of topics and  visits to Harlow Carr Gardens in May and  the Harrogate Autumn Flower Show in September. n For more details call Sheila on  07961 966617  or go to the website at  www.  where you can find information about the full gardening club programme for 2018

plastic in the sea now will be a reminder of our stupidity for generations to come. Sounds all doom and gloom? Well, not really. We are waking up to the problem and starting to act. There is a great deal we can do if we start to change the way we do things. Firstly, deciding to stop buying plastics we can't recycle, such as coffee cups, overly packaged foods and wet wipes is a great start. Even local and national government are pushing for change. Scarborough Council, thanks to our local Green councillors, have agreed to cut out single-use plastics and nationally the government is pushing for change too, but the responsibility lies with all of us too. Plastic Free Coastlines and Plastic Free Communities are Surfers Against Sewage (SAS) campaigns to help us all get on the right track. If you look online, at, you'll find a link to get your own individual pack to set you off, giving you simple steps


Curious Roots By Heather Elvidge Although winter has not totally lost its grip, the signs of a new season are all around. Already hazel catkins are dangling from bare branches, brown cords dusted with bright green pollen that will soon turn golden yellow. Hazel is a small tree, often grown in towns. Catkins are its male flowers and they need windy days to blow their pollen to the female flowers, which are tiny. In woods and gardens cold winds sway the snowdrop flowers. Inside their slender outer petals are three smaller ones, each with a small green crescent. Far tougher than they appear, these elegant Fair Maids of February have a lovely scent. To appreciate them fully involves kneeling on cold, damp ground — it’s best to pick some to take indoors. In more superstitious times, when illnesses that are curable today often proved fatal, people thought that having snowdrops in the house invited bad luck. This was mainly because of their colour — white flowers were a reminder of bandages and shrouds. Because they carpet ancient woods we know snowdrops have been here a long time, but they may not be natives. Some say that medieval monks brought them, when they used to exchange plants and healing herbs between monasteries. Snowdrops, symbolic of purity, decorated the altar at Candlemas on February 2. And so they acquired another name, Candlemas bells. Candlemas is a Christian festival of light, celebrating the occasion when Mary’s infant Jesus was recognised as the Light of the World. It’s a milestone in the year, marking the end of the three months with the shortest days. According to old lore, February 2 can foretell the weather: “If Candlemas Day be clear and bright, winter will have another flight. But if it be dark with clouds and rain, winter is gone and will not come again.” We’d rather not have more rain or snow, although that is the reputation of February fill-dyke. Shrove Tuesday falls on the 13th so it’s just as well that jumping up and down is a good way to keep warm. For Scarborians, Shrove Tuesday means skipping. Long-rope skipping was first recorded in 1903, but that doesn’t mean it didn’t happen to change how you use plastics. If you own a business you can do even more by changing what you buy and what you sell. Plastic Free Communities is a system similar to the fair-trade model, with businesses signing up to a charter and then being listed as a supporter. If you want to organise this for your business, contact SAS - or me - and we'll get you started. It will be a badge of honour and, as the scheme is more widely recognised, an asset to your business. So the future is brightening and you can join a beach clean, buy a reusable coffee cup, refuse plastic straws and think about what you buy. Easy. There is going to be a beach clean in the south bay, Scarborough, on 4 March at 11am with the local anti-fracking group, because all that shale gas can be made into more plastics. There are regular beach cleans at Filey; check Yorkshire Beach Cleans on Facebook. If you go to the beach any time, do a twominute clean and grab a few pieces. Remember, we have a lot of power as consumers and the buck really does stop with us. Companies won't produce things if we refuse to buy them.

before — it was probably just one of the many pastimes enjoyed on Shrove Tuesday, less dramatic than football or tug-o’-war. There’s a record from Good Friday, 1850 of fishing families skipping on Brighton beach, so it’s easy to see how the custom could have spread around the coast. It’s equally likely that it arose spontaneously. Whatever. Today Scarborough is the only place to see Shrove Tuesday skipping, so get out those ropes and keep our unique tradition alive. If you don’t fancy a skip there are always pancakes to fall back on, perhaps literally. The fun of tossing pancakes, only to see them end up on the floor, was well known four centuries ago. At Shrovetide everyone ate up their meat, butter, eggs and cheese, foods that would be forbidden during Lent, and towns rang a bell as a signal to start frying. In Scarborough, and a few other places, the pancake bell still sounds. The following day has something of an identity crisis this year. It’s Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent’s solemn selfexamination, but also Valentine’s Day with its gifts and cards. Valentine’s greetings were hand-written letters until stationers caught on in the 1840s. Those early cards, printed with a set message, soon grew more elaborate with satin, lace, and symbols of love. A chain — hardly romantic to us — implied, “together forever”. A ship suggested setting out on life’s voyage; an anchor, settling down. A key was the key to heart or home. A pair of entwined hearts is an image we still recognise. As well as representing love, heart-shaped things used to act as a charm. The heart was believed to turn away storms at sea — especially ones caused by witches— so wives made their seafaring husbands a small, heartshaped pincushion to carry. Few sailors in the Royal Navy were without a heart tattoo. Folklore deems February 24, St Matthias’ Day, as the time sap starts rising in the trees. While that implies milder weather, the saint has a trick up his sleeve: “Matthias will break the ice when he finds any, and he will make some when he finds none.” So winter may still extend a chilly hand. February comes clad in white, with frost and snowdrops — hopefully it will bow out with primroses, celandines and early daffodils.


If you are interested in Plastic Free Communities, contact me or SAS. Email, ring 07891 094976 or pop and see me at my shop - Fluid Concept Surf School - at the Spa.

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February - Issue 54

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Local artist Dav White talks about the fascinating world of history, art and mythology

The original Mercury statue IN the centre of the Italian gardens on Scarborough’s South Cliff is a statue of Mercury. It is a replica of a 16th century statue by Giambologna, a master of the bronze miniature in the late Renaissance style. Other replicas can be found around the world including the Amsterdam Stock Exchange, in the business district of Osaka in Japan, in Washington DC and Oslo in Norway. The statue can be found in the gardens of stately homes and manor houses around the UK. Mercury was one of the major Roman gods - the god of financial gain, abundance, commercial eloquence and success. His image can be found on bank notes and on the façades of banks and other financial institutions around the world.

The original statue, sculpted in 1580, and the arm pointing to Jupiter is thought to decorated the fountain of the sumptuous reflect the hand and finger pose seen in The Creation of Adam by Michelangelo. garden at Villa de Medici in Rome. It was moved to the Uffizi Museum in The theme was inspired by the medieval Latin Florence in 1780 and to the Bargello Museum hymn, Veni Creator Spiritus, which asks the in Florence in 1865. It is the most celebrated finger of the paternal right hand to be given to the faithful. God’s right arm is outstretched statue by Giambologna (1529-1608). Casts from the moulds were used by the to impart the spark of life from his finger into that of Adam and, in Heritage Marinelli the case of the statue foundry in Italy to of Mercury, to his make official copies father Jupiter. when the sculpture In palmistry, the became popular in index finger of the 19th century. the right hand is The original statue the Jupiter finger. was made as a Immediately below diplomatic gift for it on the palm is the Maximilian II, who mound of Jupiter. was Holy Roman The prominence Emperor and king of this area of the of Bohemia. He hand is said to be an considered Mercury indicator of success. as his protector The cast of the statue and images of in the Italian gardens the god, based on is missing the finger Giambologna’s and the zephyr has statue, appeared on The original Giambologna statue The two-foot fig leaf been replaced with a his coins. football. The statue at the Villa Mercury’s modesty de Medici was set on is politely preserved a mandala-shaped in this casting, a pond. The pattern necessary formality has been copied in for polite society the style of the ponds in the 19th century. in the Italian gardens For example, when and Peasholm Glen. the 17ft casting of The statue was The Emperor Maximilian II coin Michelangelo’s David intended to be set in water at the base to give an airy and floating was presented by the Grand Duke of Tuscany aspect to the heavy bronze, kept afloat by the to Victoria in 1857, the queen was so shocked wind. The statue cast in the Italian gardens by the statue’s phallus that a two-foot fig leaf originally had a golden caduceus wand or was swiftly commissioned to cover it up, in staff, a symbol used in classical antiquity and readiness for any future royal visits. alchemy to symbolise transformation and The fig leaf is no longer displayed on Michelangelo’s statue of David but can still be commerce. The statue could have been collected by viewed, on display in its own case, at the back Alderman George Lord Beeforth, a wealthy of the statue’s plinth in the Victoria and Albert art dealer who lived at the Belvedere on the Museum.§ DavWhiteArt Dav White as Mercury at Le Louvre Esplanade. The nearby Belvedere gardens, which form part of the Italian gardens, were The Creation of Adam (with added Mercury finger) in the extensive grounds of his house. They are linked by a private tunnel under the Esplanade. A resin cast of the statue in the Italian gardens was made to replace a statue of an angel, which was the original statue in the lily pond at Peasholm Glen. Maybe this angel statue was also part of Beeforth’s collection? In the Italian gardens, the statue of Mercury still stands, poised on one foot, assuming an arabesque pose and supported by a zephyr a slight, favourable, westerly breeze - while he points his finger upward to Jupiter, the supreme god in the Roman pantheon. Giambologna was influenced by Michelangelo

No quiet Christmas for the police SCARBOROUGH police arrested 24 people for drink and drug driving and were frequently assaulted over Christmas. * A drink and drug driving crackdown in December saw two dozen arrests in Scarborough. Across the county, 137 drivers were arrested, the same number as in December 2016, which was up 13 on December 2015. Of the 137, 83 were for drink-driving and 54 for drug-driving. While the police target and arrest drink and

drug drivers all year round, the offence is more prevalent at Christmas and new year, when festive celebrations are in full swing. A third of the arrests made were after an accident. The highest breathalyser reading of the campaign was 141 micrograms of alcohol per 100 millilitres of breath, provided by a 41-year-old woman. She was banned for three years, ordered to pay £200 costs and given a 16-week prison sentence, suspended for 18 months.

* Police officers were assaulted eight times in Scarborough between Christmas Eve and new year’s day. Across North Yorkshire, 14 arrests were made for assaults on police men and women. Six of the assaults resulted in injury. Temporary assistant chief constable Phil Cain said it was “shocking and utterly unacceptable. “It is extremely alarming that so many police officers are being assaulted when they are simply carrying out their duty to help keep the public safe from harm. “Our officers, alongside other emergency service workers, were required to forego time

at home with their families during the festive period and worked tirelessly to make sure the safety of the public remained paramount. “I cannot express how disappointed I am that a number of our officers were assaulted. It truly is appalling. There is never an excuse for such behaviour and it should never be seen as ‘just part of the job’. “It is a great credit to the police and emergency services that those same individuals who were assaulted carried on with their duties serving the public over Christmas and new year. That is simply because they are focussed on ensuring everyone else remains safe and this is something we can be extremely proud of”.

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Curved Air to play QUEEN COVER BAND WITHOUT at Market Hall 1970s prog-rock band Curved Air, still fronted by Sonja Kristina, play at the Market Hall on Saturday 1 March. Promoter Richard Pearson of Radio Scarborough says: “While Curved Air were unusual in having a sound that was synth and violin led, the focal point of the band was sultry vocalist Sonja Kristina, who was the object of a myriad male fantasies”. Sonja, 68, appeared in the seminal 1960s musical Hair. The latest line-up of the band keeps the spirit of the original Curved Air burning brightly, Richard adds. Curved Air entered the national psyche with their debut album Air Conditioning, which was the first picture disc to gain a widespread release. It was quickly followed by a top-10 hit, Backstreet Luv, from their second album. Tickets cost £15 and can be bought online from Eventbrite and in person at Deli-Delicious in the Market, Dyscworld in St Thomas Street and Mojo’s Music Cafe in Victoria Road. Sonja Kristina (photo by Martin Reijman)


“A REMARKABLE performance of Queen’s music” is promised by Bulsara and his Queenies when they play at Scarborough’s YMCA Theatre on 10 February, at 7.30pm. In just over a year, this seven-piece band has built a reputation as the most authentic and honest tribute to Queen, although they don't describe themselves as a Queen tribute band, says the promoter. “Think ‘homage’ rather than ‘pastiche’. There are no wigs and no yellow jackets. The band make no attempt to look like Queen or try to imitate their shows. “The unique thing about them is their sound”, the promoter says. As well as more mainstream songs such as Don't Stop Me Now and We are the

Champions, they perform many album tracks, including Brighton Rock, It's Late and Need Your Loving Tonight. The promoter adds: “They perform the music of Queen to the highest possible standard. Prepare to be stunned by how remarkable the band are, and how they manage to effortlessly reproduce the sound of Queen with accuracy and authenticity”. Check out the video on their Facebook page, bulsara76. Tickets cost £16 (concessions £15) and can be booked by ringing 506750 or online at * Bulsara was Freddie Mercury’s real surname.

Bulsara and his Queenies

On stage

Holocaust denial and racial injustice at film society by Dave Barry THE TRUE story of Holocaust denier David Irving is told in Scarborough Film Society’s next offering. Irving's reputation as a historian was trashed during an unsuccessful libel case he filed against American historian Deborah Lipstadt and Penguin Books. Irving, now 79, was shown to have deliberately misrepresented historical evidence to promote Holocaust denial. The court found that he was an active Holocaust denier, anti-semite and racist. The story is told in Denial, a British-American

historical drama film directed by Mick Jackson and written by David Hare. It stars Timothy Spall as Irving and Rachel Weisz as Lipstadt (5 Feb). The society’s next film is Hidden Figures, an American biographical drama film directed by Theodore Melfi (19 Feb). It’s about black female mathematicians who worked at NASA during the space race. It won the Screen Actors Guild award for outstanding performance by a cast and was nominated for two Golden Globes and three Oscars (best picture, best adapted screenplay and best supporting actress for Octavia

Spencer). It also stars Taraji Henson and Janelle Monáe, with Kevin Costner, Kirsten Dunst, Jim Parsons, Glen Powell and Mahershala Ali in supporting roles. Both films were released in 2016. Films are shown at the society’s new home, St Mary’s Parish House, on the corner of Castle Road and Auborough Street. The other films coming up are Their Finest (5 Mar), Graduation (19 Mar), Elle (9 Apr), Twentieth Century Women (23 Apr), Land of Mine (7 May) and A Man Called Ove (21 May). Admission costs £5.

Hidden Figures

Book reveals more beauty pageant scoops A HOST of juicy titbits fill a Scarborough author’s third book on the world of beauty pageants. In Mis-3-meanours: Second Runner-Up, SallyAnn Fawcett promises: * A world exclusive inside scoop as to why Ann Sidney, Miss World 1964 was denied an invitation to the 50th anniversary of her reign; * Fascinating, never-heard-before secrets of the judging panel by Jon Osborne, a former director of the Miss World organisation; * A Miss Universe’s attempt to stop her former boss, Donald Trump, from becoming president of the United States; * A scandalous appearance on the Love Island reality TV show, stripping the crown from the winner of Miss Great Britain 2015; * A tennis legend’s beauty-queen wife and a dark past in the Soviet Union; * Pageants and politics: how the two kept meeting, with disastrous results; * And the endless ups and downs of the postMorecambe, postTV era of the Miss Great Britain pageant. Sally-Ann Fawcett, left, with Ann Sidney, Miss World 1964


Valentine event at lifeboat station Love Your Lifeboat

Scarborough RNLI is appealing for tombola prizes for its fundraising open day with a Valentine theme. Entitled Love Your Lifeboat, it will feature access-all-areas tours of the station and lifeboats – as long as they aren’t on a shout. Visitors will be able to put on lifeboat or lifeguard clothes to pose for a picture in a mobile photo booth. There will be a tombola and tea, coffee, cake and biscuits will be served. Everyone is welcome. It will be on Saturday 10 February, from 11am to 4pm. Tombola prizes can be left at the lifeboat station shop, which is open from 10am-4pm seven days a week. It is the first event organised by Scarborough RNLI’s new fundraising support group. The next ones will be the Yellow Welly Ball, at the lifeboat station on 9 June; the annual flag day on 21 July; and the annual open day on 22 July. The last two coincide with Seafest.


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Scriptwriting classes at library Cloughton Rat Pack raise By Dave Barry

NEW SCRIPTWRITING classes are being held in Scarborough. Script Hut is being delivered by Beach Hut Theatre’s award-winning dramaturge, writer and director Alison Watt. Budding scriptwriters can write a theatre play or screenplay and even have it enacted at a script-in-hand, rehearsed performance. Due to popular demand, the company is running two writers’ groups, throughout spring. Sessions run for three hours on Mondays with a maximum of seven per group, from 2-5pm and 6.30-9.30pm, in a private room at the library. The cost is £55 per term. Alison said: “These inspiring scriptwriting sessions explore story, character, setting, structure and style through the development and application of practical skills, with the aim of creating performable scripts each term. Ideas will be discussed with others in the class, with constructive and supportive feedback. Explore ideas close to your heart and maybe write a West End smash!” Other scriptwriting classes on offer are Script Hut Saturdays, a series of one-day workshops,

Alison Watt of Beach Hut Theatre

nearly £150,000 for hospice By Dave Barry

from 10am-4pm, including a one-hour lunch break. They cost £40 per day and are entitled Louder than Words - the use of action and the visual in dramatic storytelling (10 Feb); Create a Calling Card Script – how to showcase your voice as a writer to industry professionals (10 Mar); and Miniature Miracles – short play writing (7 Apr). To join a class, email info@

THE CLOUGHTON Rat Pack reckon they have raised almost £150,000 for Saint Catherine’s since they formed 10 years ago. The sextet’s ball started rolling after one of their mothers passed away in the hospice. They were at the Red Lion pub in Cloughton, a bit worse for wear and started singing a few old numbers. Someone said: “Let’s form a band for charity and call it the Raging Rednecks”. This led to the Cloughton Rat Pack. King Willy’s Big Band joined the pack shortly afterwards. “We come together to make music, laughs and cash for our chosen charity”, says one of the singers, Steve Chambers. “We’ve all been moved by having loved ones or mates spend time in Saint Catherine’s”. Steve describes the band’s ‘home’ shows at the village hall in Burniston as “wild, crazy and sometimes half-naked events that should come with a warning: If easily offended,

please don’t come”. Last year, they played at Staxtonbury and the YMCA Theatre. Pencilled in for this year are Staxtonbury in June, the YMCA in August and Burniston village hall in December. Money has also been raised at events such as the Mick Readman memorial weekend, village talent shows, sponsored horse rides and coast-to-coast walks. Steve says: “Every time we think that maybe it’s had its day, we get a deluge of requests and encouragement because it often takes people back to a care-free time when they were younger, maybe courting their husbands / wives, going to local dances and listening and dancing to Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jnr, the Count Basie Big Band, etc. It’s a feel-good era which we try to emulate in our own way. “Sadly, all the money in the world doesn’t bring our loved ones back, but we can make a difference to the care provided to patients today at Saint Catherine’s”. The Cloughton Rat Pack

TWINS STRIDE INTO ART WORLD By Dave Barry THINGS are looking up for two sisters who won an art prize run by the Arts Society Scarborough in 2012. Abigail and Chloe Baldwin were among seven young art lovers in the competition. Local artist Ken Wood described their work as outstanding. The twins studied fine art and graphic communication at the Sixth Form College and continued their education in Leeds, graduating in 2016 with degrees in graphic and communication design. 2017 was an exciting year. They won the Art and Raw Talent award and were finalists for the Aspire award; and they launched Buttercrumble, a design agency and creative studio in Leeds. This year they have already been nominated in the new starter business category in the Yorkshire Choice awards. They said: “We grew up in Scarborough, where we dreamt of joining forces to produce illustration and design with an ethos of making people smile. We are now fulfilling our joint dream and vision. “For us, drawing has been a life-long love affair. Ever since we could pick up a pencil, we've drawn whatever our imagination allowed. As identical twins, we have spent many days playing, studying and working together to become the super-synced team we are today. We wholeheartedly believe in collaboration, strong design foundations and The young arts project in 2012

the power of creativity. “We knew that turning our dream into reality would be no easy feat. We are two young women and the first in the family to attend university or seek an entrepreneurial career path. “At first, we had no-one to turn to for business advice. Although, where we lacked in knowledge, we made up for in enthusiasm. We believe our attention to detail and can-do attitude has enabled us to collaborate with many playful and like-minded brands. In our first 12 months of running the business fulltime, we have worked with names such as the Royal Armouries, John Lewis, Anthropologie and Kid O Toys”.

Abba fan brings back musical memories Words and main photo by Dave Barry WITH Abba-fever returning for Mamma Mia 2 this summer, a Scarborough fan is spreading the word. Clive Roe is probably the Swedish band’s biggest local fan. He has over 1,100 Abba souvenirs and has seen 88 shows by cover bands and tribute acts. He even saw the real thing when Abba played in London in 1979. Clive, who lives in Eastfield, has been interviewed on local radio and TV, and has appeared on stage with tribute acts, most recently at the YMCA in November. The 71-year-old gives talks about his obsession, using DVDs and his enormous collection of Abba memorabilia. Scarborough Alzheimer’s Society recently engaged Clive’s services for its activity groups. “We hope it will bring back musical memories”, said dementia support worker Deborah Senior, adding that people with dementia and their carers sing along to Abba songs at the talks. The activity groups meet at St Colomba's church hall (a new venue) in Scarborough on the second Monday of the month, from 2-4pm; and at St John’s church hall in Filey on the last Tuesday of the month, from 2-4pm. Clive’s talks for the society were arranged with help from Mark Sinclair of Radio

Scarborough, who introduced him. * Mamma Mia, released in 2008, was briefly the highest-grossing release in UK film history. It is now in ninth place. The sequel, Mamma Mia! Here we go Again, is scheduled to be released on 20 July. Most of the original cast are in it including Amanda Seyfried, Christine Baranski, Julie Walters, Pierce Brosnan, Colin Firth, Stellan Skarsgård, Dominic Cooper and Meryl Streep. It also features Andy García and Cher. Most of it was filmed in Croatia.

Clive Roe at home with part of his collection of Abba memorabilia

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Artists invite visitors to their studios by Dave Barry THE cancellation of this year’s Coastival because of arts-funding cuts threw several cats among the pigeons. Some events which were scheduled to be part of the arts festival are continuing regardless, promoted by Create, which pulls Coastival together. They include Scarborough Open Studios and Exhibitions, a local replacement for the annual North Yorkshire Open Studios, which also bit the dust due to cuts. Several artists in and around the town are throwing open the paint-spattered doors to their studios, hosting exhibitions and displays with which they hope to entice the art-loving public. No charge is made and visitors are under no obligation to buy anything. However, some of the artists are running workshops, which require payment and booking. SOS runs from 9-11 February. Woodend Eileen Heaton’s paintings, based on old black and white photos, combine fantasy, reality and childhood memories (10, 11 Feb, 10am4pm). Ruth Collett - see separate story. Untangled Threads See separate story. 4 Alma Square Wendy Tate is fascinated by the sense of an absent presence within the area she finds

Words and photos by Dave Barry AN ambitious artwork will commemorate the of Armistice Day in Scarborough. Untangled Threads gallery in Belle Vue Parade has made 1,568 sawdust-filled calico hearts - one to represent each day of the first world war. They are replicas of the pincushions used by the armed forces in WW1. Pincushions have been used by soldiers since the Crimean war in 1855/6. During WW1, they were made by convalescing British soldiers and sent home to wives, sweethearts and mothers. Soldiers often took up needlepoint as a way to pass the time while recuperating from war wounds, or used it as a form of occupational therapy. Some British soldiers stationed in India made quilts and sailors in the navy often extended their sail-making efforts to recreational needlework. Thousands of commercially produced kits were made and distributed to soldiers and civilians. They were pre-stuffed, ready to be decorated.

herself in. Through painting, printmaking and photography, she seeks to imbue her work with this same quality. Rob Moore is a painter and fine art printmaker whose abstracted work inspired by landscape touches upon the fragility of our world in well-crafted images (9 Feb 6-9pm, 10-11 Feb 11am-4pm). 23 Grosvenor Road Lynne Arnison works in various media with pieces ranging from paintings on vintage wallpaper, artwork inspired by her Leeds background, Burton Agnes Hall artist residencies to portraits of theatrical icons including Stephen Joseph and Barrie Rutter. Dave Arnison first took photography seriously when he set up a darkroom back in the 80s. Heavily influenced by Bill Brandt, his work includes portraits, urban landscapes and through his interest in social history - people on the street. (9-11 Feb 10am-4pm) Market Hall Vaults One from the Vaults, run by Magenta Shepley, is a quirky art emporium and studio selling a variety of art materials along with original artwork, prints and cards. (9-10 Feb 10am-4pm, 11 Feb 11am–3pm) West Pier Sammi Johnson and Sam Gregory, recent graduates of Scarborough School of Arts, are showing their work (9-11 Feb, 11am-6pm). Turn the Tide, by Viv Mousdell, is an experimental light installation projecting through discarded bottles and bags collected

from the shore. It aims to help turn the tide of plastic waste polluting our seas. Donations will be accepted for the Wave Project, a charity empowering disadvantaged young people through surfing. (9 Feb 5-10pm, 10 Feb 11am-5pm)

and slideshow, entitled 36º Northeast: An artist's travel sketchbook in Norway, draws on her travel sketchbook, with geology, notes, drawing tools, what she sketched along the way and her ideas to turn the sketches into new paintings (10, 11 Feb 2pm).

Old Parcels Office Call That Art is an exhibition of contemporary art in various media by recent graduates from one of the country’s leading art schools, Central Saint Martins, London (9-11 Feb 10.30am–5pm). Sara Semple and Julie Springall will offer Glimpses of Ethereal Worlds. Jez Wilkinson’s brick / light sculpture combines the building’s history with a twist of light. Jane Poulton’s suite of 14 small black and white photos depict light falling on interior domestic surfaces and objects. Kane Cunningham will exhibit some of his recent work.

Coppertop Craft Workshop Nicola Davey and Emma Hodgson of Coppertop Designs are opening their workshop at 23 Cross Lane, Newby, to show and sell their handmade felt-work (9 Feb, 7-9pm). Nicola is running a two-hour felt seascape workshop, combining merino wool with decorative fibres. Emma is running a felt, soap and pebble workshop at Coppertop Felt Cabin 5 Red Scar Lane, Newby Both cost £20, including materials, hot drinks and biscuits. To book, email (10, 11 Feb, 10am–noon).

St Martin’s Church Working with a blend of sunlight, chemistry and natural forms, visual artist Angela Chalmers uses a Victorian printing process to create images inspired by historic stories. Her exhibition is called Adam & Eve (10 Feb 10am–4pm, 11 Feb noon–4pm). An installation by Elaine Edmonds and Louise Mitchell, entitled EMET: As above so below, explores he possibilities of light emanating from darkness (10 Feb 10am–4pm, 11 Feb noon–4pm). After finding a Norwegian rock, larkavite, on the beach at Whitby, artist Tina Mammoser researched it on a trip to the fjords. Her talk

friend Dorothea Newham. Now, Helen is appealing to local people to buy a kit and decorate a heart, however they feel fit. The kits cost £20 plus £2.82 P&P and can be purchased via 5% of the proceeds from sales will be donated to Combat Stress, a veterans’ mental-health charity. The project aims to highlight the benefits of occupational therapy and the power of craftwork to heal and connect people. Helen Birmingham (to order photos ring It will culminate in an enormous artwork, 353597) covering 43 square metres, which will form The kits came in a cardboard box which was the centrepiece of a commemorative event on used to hold fabrics, beads, pins and sequins. the centenary of Armistice Day, 11 November. The sawdust hearts had an immense It will be at Woodend, where the artwork will therapeutic effect on wounded soldiers. be displayed throughout the month. “The practice of occupational therapy in the Every heart created as part of the project will UK can be traced back to this time in history”, be on display, decorated or undecorated. says Helen Birmingham of Untangled Threads, They will appear in a limited edition, who has replicated the manufacture and illustrated, commemorative catalogue. production of the kits as closely as possible. Every heart will be returned to the owner / All 1,568 hearts have been made and stuffed maker by the end of 2019. by hand, with an identifying number printed The project will be launched at Woodend on onto the back of each. The project has 10 February, between 11am and 6pm. involved considerable expense - £25,000 so It will be exhibited at a knitting and stitching far, says Helen, who has been helped by her

Bracken Press Print Michael Atkin of Byways in Low Street, Scalby, will give practical demonstrations of etching, lino-printing and wood engraving using antique printing presses from the 19th century (9-11 Feb, 9.30am-5pm). Black Cat Studio Wrecklamation, an exhibition by Christine Heath, can be seen at 6 Beck Lane in Cloughton. It will feature new work based on flora, fauna and washed-up objects (10, 11 Feb, 10am–4pm).

A century-old heart owned by Jackie Emmerson show at Olympia in London from 1-4 March. * An exhibition entitled One Hundred Sawdust Hearts will feature 100 hand-made sawdust hearts, individually decorated or re-crafted by as many artists. It can be seen at Untangled Threads until 25 February, Thursday to Sunday, 11am to 4pm. Website:

Turning plastic waste into art

Ruth Collett on Scarborough’s south beach

by Dave Barry A POTTER has used plastic packaging to texture her ceramic pieces, which are to

be exhibited as part of Scarborough Open Studios. Ruth Collett has been taking part in beach cleans since she moved to the town in 2012. She has used the fruit mesh and bubble wrap she collected on beaches in her artwork, to highlight the problem of plastic pollution and to reuse and recycle some of the plastic. “I am interested in the structure of the materials that are based on natural forms of cell structure and honeycombs”, Ruth says.

“The textures I can create mimic the building blocks of the natural world. We are drowning in plastic packaging with the increase in internet shopping and bubble wraps, plastic food meshes and plastic netting which cannot be recycled”. Ruth will donate 5% of sales to the Greenpeace campaign against plastic pollution and 5% to Yorkshire Wildlife Trust’s Waves of Waste campaign. Information on both campaigns will be

Beach-art available at Ruth’s exhibition at Woodend on 10 and 11 February, from 10am-4pm.

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A packed spring season at the Stephen Joseph Theatre by Dave Barry THE spring season at the Stephen Joseph Theatre includes an adaptation of a Dickens classic, a new play from John Godber and a favourite fairy tale for the youngest members of the family. As the SJT is closed for refurbishments until 12 March, its next show will be in the Market Hall. Becky Prestwich’s Chip Shop Chips, by theatre company Box of Tricks on 6 and 7 March, has sold out. The first show in the theatre comes from its OutReach department, with young members of the longstanding Rounders youth theatre group, aged 4-14, presenting The Complete Works of Shakespeare (more or less) on 17 March. Klezmer-ish

Morgan and West Magical pair Morgan & West return to the theatre on 30 May with More Magic for Kids! in the afternoon and Time-Travelling Magicians in the evening. All Delighted People, by Scarborough-born playwright Chris York (1-2 June) will bring together Rounders old and new to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the SJT’s youth theatre group.

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Ruth Jones is in Books by the Beach (photo by Maxine Evans) The SJT will be one of the venues for the Books by the Beach festival in mid-April. Events confirmed so far are writer and actor Ruth Jones talking about her debut novel, Never Greener (15 April) and an Eat Me lunch on 13 April (guest to be announced). The spring season continues with a witty new adaptation of Charles Dickens’ Hard Times from SJT regulars Northern Broadsides (17-21 April). Conrad Nelson directs this stage version of one of the great northern novels, joyfully juggling and tumbling through a touching and often hilarious tale of repression and longing.

Napoleon Disrobed From 20-24 March, Told by an Idiot will present Napoleon Disrobed, by Simon Leys. This comic alternative history re-imagines the final years of Napoleon Bonaparte. The Actors Touring Company and Orange Tree Theatre present Winter Solstice from 28-31 March. A comedy about the global rise of the new right, it’s by Germany’s most performed playwright, Roland Schimmelpfennig. The Scary Bikers (3-7 April) is the latest play by John Godber, who directs and performs it with Jane Thornton. They play a retired miner and a school teacher who meet at a bereavement group and decide to cycle their way through Europe. SJT OutReach will present larger-than-life adventure  Thumbelina in the McCarthy auditorium from 10-14 April. Hans Christian Andersen’s classic gets a modern makeover from adaptor Laurie Sansom and director Cheryl Govan.

We are the Lions Mr Manager We are the Lions, Mr Manager (24 April), from Townsend Productions, tells the remarkable story of Jayaben Desai. This inspirational leader of the Grunwick strike in the late 70s was recently named as one of the women who has had the biggest impact on other women’s lives in a Radio 4 Women’s Hour power list.

Rhodri Miles as Dylan Thomas in Clown in the Moon One of the big hits of last spring was Welsh actor Rhodri Miles with his one-man show about Richard Burton. Rhodri returns on 26 April with Dylan Thomas: Clown in the Moon, a dramatic portrait of the poet’s chaotic, frequently hilarious and all-too-brief life. In an exhilarating and moving dance, music and storytelling performance, Soldiers of the Empire: The Unknown Becomes Known, Annapurna Dance pay tribute to the forgotten soldiers from an undivided India who fought for Britain during World War One (28 April). Klezmer-ish is what happens when four classically trained musicians let their hair down and explore a wide range of music from travelling people across the world, fusing it together into their own sound (5 May). A touring production of Willy Russell’s classic comedy Educating Rita visits the SJT from 9-12 May. The Yorkshire Silent Films Festival comes to the big screen at the SJT for the third year running on 16 and 17 May. Highlights include Beggars of Life, starring Louise Brooks, and two great silent comedies – Harold Lloyd’s Speedy and Laurel & Hardy’s The Battle of the Century. Robert Bathhurst (Cold Feet and Downton Abbey) and Sarah Malin join together in Love, Loss and Chianti, featuring the work of poet Christopher Reid on 3 May. Robert Bathurst in Love Loss and Chianti

Eduardo Niebla (photo by Gary Longbottom) Flamenco jazz guitar virtuoso Eduardo Niebla, accompanied by Matthew Robinson on guitar and Dharmesh Parmar on tabla, brings music to the Round on 8 June. The Showstoppers, with 10 years as an Edinburgh Fringe must-see, a Radio 4 series, a critically acclaimed West End run and an Olivier award to their name, will create a new musical comedy from scratch, based on audience suggestions, on 9 June. For tickets, ring 370541 or visit the website * A pop-up shop run by the Stephen Joseph Theatre is to pop up at the Market Hall in Scarborough on 9 and 10 February, from 9am to 4pm. The SJT, including its shop, is closed for refurbishment until mid-March.

For tickets, ring 370541 or visit the website

Veteran R&B band the Manfreds return to the Round on 18 March with their Makin’ Tracks tour.

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Courageous behaviour outraged prudish Victorians Effie, appreciating Ruskin’s A VICTORIAN scandal emotional neglect of her. provided the bones of a Effie showed great courage talk given to the Friends of in taking John to court and Scarborough Art Gallery. having non-consummation Speaker Linda Randall proved. The case attracted told members about Effie much attention and Queen Gray, who married artist Victoria had her banned from and celebrated critic John her court. Ruskin. Effie married Millais and bore She had the marriage him eight children. Prejudice annulled and later married against her waned and by the artist John Everett Mallais, time she died, almost 50 years a founder of the prelater, her husband had been Raphaelite movement. Effie Ruskin knighted and she was Lady This behaviour was Millais. considered outrageous in Victorian times. For years, Linda has been fascinated by social Linda’s talk was greatly appreciated, particularly her wide knowledge of her subject behaviour and attitudes in Victorian Britain. As Victorians were great letter-writers, she and the contrast with modern attitudes. Dr Jane Glaister, chief executive of has found much information. Effie was the oldest of 15 children in a loving Scarborough Museums Trust, will talk about family in Perth. She was sent to school in the Fulani people of northern Nigeria at the England to lose her Scottish accent. When she Friends’ next talk, at the art gallery on 12 was away, three siblings died in a week from February at 2.30pm. Perennial nomads, vicious warriors, scarlet fever. Aged 12, to avoid the infection, she moved to courageous fighters, elegant aristocrats - the the strict and religious Ruskin family, friends Fulani consider themselves the most beautiful of the Grays. John, the only child, admired her people on Earth. Jane will give an illustrated talk on their purity and attractive personality. But when they married, he was shocked by history, customs, costume and artefacts and her mature body and the marriage was not discuss the challenges and changes to their traditions. consummated. Effie Ruskin was vivacious and sociable Future talk subjects include the A to Z of and John had wide intellectual contacts. He Scarborough by Mike Atkin (12 Mar) and wrote admiringly of the pre-Raphaelites when incorrigible Bohemian Rodolphe Bresdin (9 society ridiculed them. The young art rebels Apr). became family friends and Millais fell for New members are welcome.

Tale of shipwreck’s sole survivor by direct descendant by Dave Barry THE long-forgotten tale of a Scarborough man who was the talk of London coffee houses in the mid-18th century has been published. Suzanne Middleton has written a book about her 5x great grandfather, who was born in 1716. Entitled John Dean, Only Survivor of the Ship Sussex, the book tells the tale of this merchant seaman of humble origins. A ropemaker’s son, he left Scarborough aged 21 with two friends to go to London. He joined the crew of the East India Company ship Sussex on its maiden voyage to Hong Kong. The ship got into trouble and was abandoned by its captain and some of the crew. Dean and 16 others stayed on board. After getting the ship repaired, they set off for home but were shipwrecked off the coast of Madagascar. Dean was the only survivor. After many months, he managed to board an English ship and get home. He was a key witness in the legal proceedings that the East India Company instigated against the ship’s captain, who was dismissed and fined. For his integrity and resolve, Dean was rewarded with a company pension and a job in the company warehouses. He had his portrait painted by William Verelst. A mezzotint depicting his adventures adorns the cover of the book. It costs £5 and can

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be bought at the Maritime Heritage Centre (MHC) in Scarborough or online at www. - search for John Dean. Born in London, Suzanne Middleton, née Dean, is a member of the heritage centre. A former human resources director, she has pursued her hobby of genealogy for many years with great enthusiasm. She is semiretired and lives in the New Forest. * Mark Vesey, who chairs the MHC, was interviewed by Michael Portillo for the new TV series of Great British Railway Journeys. Tom Machin, captain of the Regal Lady, took them out to sea to film while talking about the 1914 bombardment of Scarborough.

Author Suzanne Middleton at the British Library in London with William Verelst’s portrait of John Dean

Poetry event marks Wilfred Owen centenary by Dave Barry EXACTLY 100 years ago, Britain’s greatest war poet was stationed in Scarborough. Wilfred Owen, then an unknown second lieutenant in the army, spent six months in the town. He was based at Burniston Barracks, which was next to where the Alpamare water park stands today. He stayed for part of his time in the town at what is now the Clifton Hotel, which had been requisitioned by the military. One of the poems he wrote during his stay, Miners, became the first to be published. Owen’s link with Scarborough has already been marked by the unveiling of a bust of the poet by sculptor Anthony Padgett at Scarborough Art Gallery in November. Now, the Wilfred Owen Association has organised an hour-long performance of poems and letters Owen wrote in Scarborough, some of which provide fascinating insights into his life and upon the town a century ago. The readers will be Sam Gray and Yvonne Morris from the association and Felix Hodcroft from Scarborough Poetry Workshop. It will be at the art gallery on 10 February, at 3pm. Entry will be free.

Miners by Wilfred Owen There was a whispering in my hearth, A sigh of the coal, Grown wistful of a former earth It might recall. I listened for a tale of leaves And smothered ferns, Frond-forests, and the low sly lives Before the fauns. My fire might show steam-phantoms simmer From Time's old cauldron, Before the birds made nests in summer, Or men had children. But the coals were murmuring of their mine, And moans down there Of boys that slept wry sleep, and men Writhing for air. And I saw white bones in the cinder-shard, Bones without number. Many the muscled bodies charred, And few remember. I thought of all that worked dark pits Of war, and died Digging the rock where Death reputes Peace lies indeed. Comforted years will sit soft-chaired, In rooms of amber; The years will stretch their hands, well-cheered By our life's ember; The centuries will burn rich loads With which we groaned, Whose warmth shall lull their dreaming lids, While songs are crooned; But they will not dream of us poor lads, Left in the ground.


Defying Waves by Patrick Henry

The sea, they do not realise, owns the planet. They came to this coast resort when waves lashed high; On trips to find this surge: the height of free enjoyment. Danger signs shrugged off: a mere cautious ploy. How can water hurt those standing on hard ground? One breaker roared over the top where great rollers burst: Seized and swept off those too daring on the seafront wall. Three struggled in fierce swirling water; dragged seawards. Lost, swallowed inside a monster, not imagined possible. Two bodies retrieved by rescuers on shorelines. Mother and son, washed back in here. Their girl gone with no trace. Out there still, tragic as a fable, floating: Or pulled apart, like debris from wrecks sunk: Or trapped in far coves, scarcely seen. Not laid to rest, in her innocence.

Seats along the Esplanade by Anne Pilgrim-Green of Scarborough

For those who need to take a seat and treat their hot and weary feet when walking on the Esplanade a kind provision has been made: Good solid benches, seasoned wood, fixed where they are, it’s understood to offer comfort on their way to tourists who have come for t'day. Each seat displays fond dedication, brass plaque in place of stone. Relations purchase seat on the occasion of a loss and then cremation. Would people stop and eat their lunch where someone left a loving bunch of flowers on a grave? The name and memory is just the same. One seat more southerly than this has loving words you'd sometimes miss, "Here Dennis loved to walk his dog". Those cliffs, a martyr to the fog. And cliffs in time with tide dissolve while borough councils make resolve. So sit and rest, enjoy the view and know that others once did too.

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Comedian Graham Fellows heads for Spa by Dave Barry TICKETS for Graham Fellows’ at Scarborough’s Spa Theatre on 10 February are selling well. The man behind John Shuttleworth and Jilted John was to have performed Completely out of Character as part of the mini-Coastival, which has been called off. Graham has been the alter-ego of radio and TV comedy creation John Shuttleworth for more than 25 years. In 1978, as Jilted John, he was the singer of the hit song of the same name. In his new show, Graham steps out from behind Shuttleworth’s keyboard to sing his own brand of “revelatory, humorous, quirky and sometimes sad” songs. He will talk about Shuttleworth and his other comic characters, plus his pivotal acting role on Coronation Street, and becoming a teenage pop star as Jilted John. He promises to share the tale of the night when jazz legend George Melly broke into Graham's bedsit, and of the time he bought a packet of bread sauce with a famous Hollywood actor, poignantly recalled in the ballad, Mark Rylance was my Lodger. In 2005, in his John Shuttleworth persona,

Graham was on the panel of Radio 4 show Loose Ends, broadcast live from the Spa. Chaired by Ned Sherrin, the panel also featured Ross Noble, Alan Ay c k b o u r n , Alan Plater and Barrie Rutter. Julian J o s e p h and Jacqui Graham Fellows Dankworth were the musicians. Tickets cost £12 plus a 5% booking fee if bought in person 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


LUNCHTIME LECTURES AT WOODEND by Dave Barry TIM TUBBS keeps himself busy. Besides rehearsing Rock on, Henry (see adjacent story), he gives talks and is planning two productions towards the end of the year. Tim and his friend Carolyn Soutar are delivering a series of lunchtime lectures at Woodend in Scarborough. Tim’s talks, collectively called Dynasties of Doom, are on the Borgias (6 Feb), the Romanovs (13 Feb), the Woolworths (20 Feb) and the Fitzwilliams (27 Feb). Carolyn, whose theme is Conspiracies, will talk about the death of Princess Diana (6 Mar), the moon landings (13 Mar), diamonds (20 Mar) and high treason from Guy Fawkes to Lord Mountbatten (27 Mar). More talks, with fascinating topics, will be announced later this month. The talks begin at 1pm. * Plans are afoot for Tim’s UK Foundation for Dance and Bill Scott’s Sandside Players to

revive Cole Porter’s classic 1948 Broadway musical Kiss me, Kate at the YMCA Theatre from 25-28 October. * The Songs our Soldiers Sang, commissioned by Scarborough Art Gallery in 2014 to mark the centenary of the 1914 bombardment, will be revived to mark the centenary of the WW1 armistice. Lasting an hour, it consists of songs, parodies, poems, letters and press reports, presented by Kathryn Irwin, Matt Stradling and Tim Tubbs at Woodend on 9 and 10 November.

Phones change play outcome AN interactive piece of theatre where your phone changes the outcome. That’s the intriguing strapline on posters advertising Passenger Car 425, a 1Upstarts production at Woodend in Scarborough on 11 February, at 2.30pm and 4.30pm. The plot: The world has changed. Now all

that stands between safety and the horrors of the outside world is the safe haven of Project Liberty. But, like anything, safety comes at a price. It’s written by Lee Watt Pattison. Tickets cost £7 (under-26s £5) on the door.

Church hosts rock opera on Henry VIII Words and photo by Dave Barry A rock opera about Henry VIII is to be performed at Westborough Methodist Hall on Saturday 3 March, at 7pm. Rock on, Henry offers an amusing take on the events of the Tudor king’s troubled reign, his break with Rome and his marital misadventures in desperate hopes of a male heir. With music by Bill Scott and lyrics by Peter Kaye, it was originally written for schools and first performed in 1982 by Scarborough and District Light Operatic Society. The new production has been revised and shortened but with additional material by Tim

Tubbs and Dave Blaker; it will last an hour. It will form the second half of the annual concert by Bill’s 70-strong Scarborough Community Choir, with the 30-piece Sandside Orchestra and Sandside Players. The first half will feature the first movement of Tchaikovsky’s first piano concerto, with soloist Frank James, and a World War 1 sequence to commemorate the centenary of the final year of the conflict. The cast of Rock on, Henry is Dave Blaker as Henry VIII, Lesley Machen as Catherine of Aragon, Kathryn Irwin as Anne Boleyn, Josephine Pimm as Jane Seymour, Rae Yaldren as Anne of Cleves, Rebecca Kelly-

Evans as Catherine Howard, Louise Stanway as Catherine Parr, Anita Hill & Kath Mundey as ladies-in-waiting, Roger Crowther as a French envoy, Hilary Watts as Cardinal Wolsey, Andrew Clay as the Duke of Norfolk, Damon Hotchin as Cardinal Campeggio, Tim Tubbs as Will Somers, Liam Galashan as Thomas Cromwell, Chris Gray as Archbishop Cranmer and Anita Scott as a newsreader. The proceeds from the concert will go to two local charities, Mencap’s Brookleigh House and the FirstLight Trust. Tickets cost £5 from choir members, on the door and from Woodend. To book, ring 384500.

Josephine Pimm as Jane Seymour with Dave Blaker as Henry VIII, Tim Tubbs as Will Somers and Chris Gray as Archbishop Cranmer (to order photos ring 353597)

Time’s up for town’s old traditional pubs by Patrick Henry The Scarborough pub had been a fine, unique creature for a long time. Now time seems nearly up. The last bell resounding, to my ears. The scene fading, in my eyes. Beyond odours of ale, the smell of defeat abounds. I first got to know the pubs in 1945. My father returned from the war, and stood me in the pub yard or on its back steps, bringing out a half of bitter, from the alluring talk and laughter in those smoky depths. The young of families could never cross such thresholds, those days. A decade later, hardly 18, I started on pub crawls. Father pitied me for missing the best town pubs, many shut by then. He held a list of more than a hundred. Most he had known as a navy and trawler crewman here, since 1916. Favourite spots he met me in the 1950s-60s: the Pavilion Hotel Vaults, the Balmoral and the Old Bar in Newborough, the Pier Hotel in Foreshore Road. Pubs of great character and

stories told. And now no more. From school here, I worked for the Customs in London in 1956, then RAF national service in Cyprus. Then I moved all over Britain and world-wide, at many jobs. But came back to the family home every year, taking seasonal jobs, in a 30-year span. In 1986, moving back permanently. I worked for 17 years as a postman, until retirement. At that time, many town pubs seemed worthwhile, especially around North Street and Falsgrave. But in the last decade or so, all have changed and hold my interest no more. A good old pub had to look semi-historic and characterful, containing the right suspects to fulfil its dramatic outlines, served by downto-earth staff, fit to handle this background. Jukebox, television, noisy families, elaborate meals, coffee machines are not advisable, to enhance these venues. Times have changed. Younger generations and family outings want settings and service different to my tastes. Others want meals and

sports coverage. Good that they have their own places, leaving the old-style pub to the old-style sorts, like myself. This happens widely: in York, Leeds, the Midlands or Dales villages and township. But in Scarborough, hardly a good old pub is left. This town’s architecture, being desecrated and replaced by plastic nightmares, is widely known and well reported by the Review. The greed and myopia of borough authorities and business factions are seen as the cause there. Who is to blame for no good old pubs left here? The worst case of neglect for many miles around. Perhaps, in part, the customers, who tolerate inadequate venues, which I cannot. Or else, Camra, the real-ale society, and its local chapter. Could they explain this town’s extraordinary dearth of good old pubs, for a historic place of such standing? Wetherspoon’s Lord Rosebery, admittedly over-large, and cluttered in mass-appeal at times, provides extensive good quality ale at low cost, in traditional pub surroundings,

with the absence of tinned music and unruly family groups. All points in favour, very hard to find elsewhere, locally. The real-ale factor becomes crucial here, in the crisis of town pubs. Large marketing firms, controlling many bars, circulate products, hand-pumped and sounding authentic, that are not made to pure real ale standards, to my taste, that I spit out and never go there again. Those more learned than I, running small local breweries, or serving officials of the area Camra, might know of the malaise and the answer. My solution is to go elsewhere, out of town some days, on my senior free bus pass, to market and coastal towns nearby, finding some good old pubs: a creature extinct in our historic town. Otherwise, I stay home, drinking fine ale and wine, having a lot of writing to do, as you can see.


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FEBRUARY2 FEBRUARY BRIAN BLESSED OBE INTRODUCES HENRY V, The Bridlington Spa, 6.30pm. An evening with Brian Blessed OBE. A thirty minute Q&A session at 6.30pm before Brian introduces Henry V as part of the East Riding Film Festival. Call 01262 678258.

3 FEBRURY ELKIE BROOKS - LIVE IN CONCERT, The Bridlington Spa, 7.30pm. Elkie will be performing her biggest hits including "Pearl's A Singer", "Lilac Wine", "Fool (If You think It's Over)", Don't Cry Out Loud" & "No More The Fool". Call 01262 678258. ENTERTAINING ANGELS Castle Rd, Scarborough . A Concert at the Rainbow Centre, for the Rainbow Centre, Tickets £8. Tel 01723 373812.


QUIZ NIGHT, St Oswald’s Church Hall, Flamborough, 7.00pm. Enjoy a bring and share supper. For tickets, call 671917.

13 FEBRUARY CRAFTY'S CREEPY CASTLE, The Bridlington Spa, 11am. From the team behind Marty MacDonald's Farm, The Santa Shows, and Easter Bunny's Eggs-ellent Adventure, comes the spookiest show ever... Call 01262 678258.

15 FEBRUARY MILKSHAKE! LIVE ‘THE MAGIC STORY BOOK’, The Scarborough Spa, 12noon & 4pm. Starring Milkshake! favourites; Bob the Builder, Little Princess, Noddy, Fireman Sam, Shimmer & Shine, Pip from Pip Ahoy!, Winnie and Wilbur, Wissper, and Milkshake’s very own Milkshake! Monkey. Call 01723 821888.


THE JELLY-ROLL JAZZ BAND, The Scarborough Spa, 7pm. Relax with the wonderful backdrop of Scarborough’s South Bay whilst listening to some of the very best musical talent that the local area has to offer. Call 01723 821888.

THE 10TH VALENTINE ROCKIN' WEEKEND, The Scarborough Spa. The Valentine Rockin Weekend returns to Scarborough Spa for its 10th year. Listen to explosive Rock n Roll, Rockabilly, Doo Wop and dance your socks of with live bands and dj's playing throughout the day/night. Call 01723 821888.



HEALTH AND WELLBEING EVENT, 10am12noon, More Than Books, Eastfield Library. Local organisations such as MIND, Age UK, Alzheimers, and more will be there to offer support and advice. Email morethanbooks10@

BLACK MAGIC - THE LITTLE MIX SHOW, The Bridlington Spa, 7pm. A highly energetic tribute show that follows in the footsteps of the award winning girl band, Little Mix. Call 01262 678258.

8 FEBRUARY SCARBOROUGH JOB FAIR 2018, Brittania Grand Hotel, 11am-1.30pm. Are you looking for work? Visit the fair to meet with local companies, big and small, and many with availble positions. Call 01723 373009.

9 FEBRUARY JASON MANFORD: MUDDLE CLASS, The Bridlington Spa, 7.30pm. 'Muddle Class' promises to feature a wealth of new material about Jason growing up 'working class' then finding, over the years, that part of him has become 'middle class' - causing much confusion! Call 01262 678258. FAIRPORT CONVENTION, Whitby Pavilion, 7.30pm. Fairport Convention has been making great music for over fifty years. Credited with originating British folk-rock music, the band has been through many changes but the current members retain a passion for live performance. Call 01947 458899.

10 FEBRUARY-4 MARCH SNOWDROP SPECTACULAR, Burton Agnes Hall. The snowdrop walk makes a truly memorable day out at the end of a long winter. The beautiful little flowers are such a welcome sight, and grow in numbers each year. Visit

10-11 FEBRUARY WHITBY STEAMPUNK WEEKEND III, Whitby Pavilion. Another action packed exciting Whitby Steampunk Weekend is in store with a number of activities, presentations and demonstrations lined up. Call 01947 458899.

10 FEBRUARY HIDDEN HORIZONS STARGAZING, The Scarborough Spa, 7pm. View the delights of the urban night sky including the Winter constellations of Taurus, Orion, Gemini and Leo through a large telescope. Call 01723 821888.

THE QUO EXPERIENCE, Whitby Pavilion, 7.30pm. The Quo Experience is the perfect tribute to the legendary duo, featuring an impressively experienced line-up. Call 01947 458899.

17 FEBRUARY BRAINIAC LIVE!, The Scarborough Spa, 2pm. Strap on your safety goggles boys and girls, as due to popular demand science’s greatest and most volatile live show is returning with a vengeance. Based on the multi-award winning TV show, Brainiac Live! is back. Call 01723 821888. SWING YOUR HEART OUT, The Bridlington Spa, 7pm. Enjoy an evening of classic and modern swing music performed by Asa Elliott and his big 10 piece big swing orchestra. Call 01262 678258. COLEBROOKE MEDIA: SHOWCASE 2018, Whitby Pavilion, 7pm. A huge variety of drama, dance and song performed by the budding performers at Colebrooke Media. Call 01947 458899.

19 FEBRUARY JULIE EDWARDS, EDWARD BARNWELL & KEVIN DEARDEN, The Scarborough Spa, 7pm. Their set will feature songs by the likes of Nina Simone, Jamie Cullum, Al Wilson, Santana and maybe even the Jackson Five. Call 01723 821888.

20 FEBRUARY, WILLOW, WOOD AND WINE, St Columba Church Hall, Dean Rd. 7.15pm. Scarborough Flower Club present a demonstration by Ann Simpson from York. A warm welcome to all. Call 07935 474239.

23 FEBRUARY EPW WRESTLING, The Scarborough Spa, 7.30pm. EPW Wrestling returns to The Spa's Grand Hall and this time the bouts will take place in a 15ft cage of Hell! Call 01723 821888.



'80S PARTY NIGHT, Whitby Pavilion, 7.30pm. Enjoy a delicious three course meal followed by an 80s disco where you can dance ‘All Night Long’. Call 01947 458899.

ORCHID FESTIVAL, Burton Agnes Hall. The Burton Agnes Orchid Festival is a celebration of the beauty and diversity of orchids. There will be magnificent displays of vibrantly coloured and gently fragrant flowers, and expert advice available. Visit www.

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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 or call 01262 673086.

MONDAY TO FRIDAY WALKING FOOTBALL, Baron's Gym, The Rugby Club. Classes for both men and women.

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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.


SCARBOROUGH CONCERT BAND, St. James Church Undercroft, Scarborough 7.309.30pm. Visit www.scarboroughconcertband. 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

39 2-4pm. This small, friendly group is led by a Cruse Bereavement Care qualified volunteer. Call 01723 865406.

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.



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.

SCARBOROUGH KIRTAN YOGA AND BHAGAVAD GITA CLUB, Scarborough Central Library, 1-3pm. Call 07971 977954.

ROLLER DISCO @ THE SPA, The Spa Bridlington, 5pm, 6.45pm & 8.30pm. Fun for all ages! Visit or call 01262 678258.



TABLE TOP & COLLECTORS FAIR, (from 22 October) Scalby Parish Hall, 10.30am-1pm. Call 01723 882352.

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 or call 01947 458899.

MONTHLY FOOD MARKET, Westborough, Scarborough. A range of local produce including fruit, vegetables, meat, bread, pies, and much more! Visit www.



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.

YORKSHIRE EAST COAST WIDOWED GROUP, Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough, 2pm. Members meet in the coffee lounge. Call Maureen: 01723 365991 or Sheila: 01723 639315.

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.

FIRST SUNDAY OF EVERY MONTH BIRD AUCTION, Eastfield Community Centre, 12noon-2pm. Alongside the auction, there will also be a raffle and refreshments. Call 01723 581550. LIVE SWING MUSIC, The Crescent Hotel, Scarborough, 7.30pm. 'Easy Street' featuring Roger Maughan. Email

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 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. LITTLE RAYS PLAY GROUP, St Andrew Church, Ramshill Road, Scarborough, 9.3011.30am. Run by a local Ofsted-registered childminder and a team of helpers. Visit

FIRST MONDAY OF EVERY MONTH PSYCHIC NIGHT, Ivanhoe Hotel, Burniston Road, Scarborough, 8pm . Enjoy thoughtprovoking 'Demonstrations of Mediumship & Clairvoyance' with Guest Psychics. Call 01723 366063.

LUNCHTIME LECTURES, Woodend Creative, Scarborough, 1-2pm. Tim Tubbs will deliver a series of talks titled ‘Scandalous Queens’. Visit or call 01723 384500.

LAST TUESDAY OF EVERY MONTH CHRISTCHURCH PENSIONER ACTION GROUP, North Bridlington Library. 11am. Coffee mornings, outings, and easy exercise classes. 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

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. or call 01723 374227. BARON’S WALKING FOOTBALL, Scarborough Rugby Club, 9.30-11am. Call 01723 377545. SCARBOROUGH MODEL YACHT CLUB, Wykeham Lakes. Best time for visitors/info seekers is around 12noon. Call 01723 507077.

EVERY WEDNESDAY SALSA CLASS, St James Church, Scarborough, 7.30-9.30pm. Partner and booking not required. Visit www. or call 07788 873523. WURLITZER AFTERNOON TEA DANCES, Scarborough Fair Collection, Scarborough. Visit 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. 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 for more information.

PICKERING EXPERIMENTAL ENGINEERGING AND MODEL SOCIETY (PEEMS), RVS Building, Pickering. Visit 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 PILOTS, St Andrew Church, Ramshill Road, Scarborough, 6.30-7.30pm (during term time).Programme of activities designed to encourage young people to learn new skills. Visit

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, 7.30-9.30pm. Guests welcome to enjoy first class professional woodturning demonstrations. Visit www. or email


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, Snainton Village Hall. Call 01723 862417. CIRCLE DANCING, St. James Church Hall, Seamer Road, Scarborough. 7.30-9.30pm. Dances mainly from Eastern Europe. Partner not needed. All welcome. Call 07530 352674.

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.

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CIRCLE DANCING, St. Edwards Church Hall, Avenue Victoria, Scarborough. 6.30-8.30pm.


Dances mainly from Eastern Europe. Partner not needed. All welcome. Call 07530 352674.

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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 353492.

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SUN 4 FEB Lottie Holmes at the Merchant (8pm); Mike Dee and the Deetones at the Tap and Spile (5.30pm); Sultans of Thwing at Watermark (sold out); Mister Jim and Friends at Indigo Alley (7.30pm).

MON 5 FEB Jelly Roll Jazz Band at Farrer’s; Scarborough Folk at the Merchant.

TUE 6 FEB Steve Phillips and the Rough Diamonds at the Grosvenor in Robin Hoods Bay.

WED 7 FEB Annie & King play at Mojo’s next Wednesday afternoon (7 Feb, 4pm). Annie Potter on vocals and guitar and husband Steve Bailey King on guitar play American country versions of songs by AC/DC, Jim Croce, Dolly Parton, Amy Macdonald, Cat Stevens, etc. They run a recording studio at their home in Langdale Road and are also in the band Best Served Cold, who are playing at the Mayfield in Seamer (9 Feb, 9pm). FRI 2 FEB Colcannon at the Merchant; Connor Lawlor at Blue Crush; Unfinished Business at the Mayfield in Seamer.

SAT 3 FEB Jez Ech (4pm) and Leather O (9pm) at the Merchant; Feens at the Tap and Spile; Danny Wilde at the Ramshill; Guilty as Charged at the Newlands; Roxanne at the Eastway Club in Eastfield.

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Scarborough Folk at the Merchant.

TUE 13 FEB Steve Phillips and the Rough Diamonds at the Grosvenor in Robin Hoods Bay.

WED 14 FEB Adie Sanders at Mojo’s (4pm); TipToe for Scarborough Jazz at the Cask; Alastair James at the Merchant; open-mic with John Watton at Cellars.

THU 15 FEB Jesse Hutchinson at Cellars; open mic at the Merchant and Nags Head in Scalby.



Jesse Hutchinson at Cellars; open mic at the Merchant and Nags Head in Scalby.

FRI 9 FEB Meat Meat Meat at the Merchant; Chris Mountford at Blue Crush; Best Served Cold at the Mayfield in Seamer.

SAT 10 FEB Sam Lenton (4pm) and Fuzz Junkies (9pm) at the Merchant; Faux Fighters, Chumashu and the Colour Fire at Apollo; Animal Club at the Tap and Spile; Danny Wilde at the Ramshill; Rochelle at the Eastway Club in Eastfield.


Colcannon at the Merchant; Alistair Huntly at Blue Crush; Over the Limit at the Mayfield in Seamer. Ross Dransfield at the Merchant (4pm); Circa 15 at Mojo’s (4pm); Bladerunner at Cellars; Danny Wilde at the Ramshill; Tony King at the Eastway Club in Eastfield; Steve Walters as Michael Bublé at the Mayfield in Seamer.

UN 18 FEB Mark & Laura at the Merchant (4pm); Alastair James Band at Watermark (sold out).

MON 19 FEB Julie Edwards, Edward Barnwell and Kevin Dearden at Farrer’s; Scarborough Folk at the Merchant.

Billy Fury tribute at the Hole in the Wall (4pm); Ross Dransfield at the Merchant (8pm); Trigger at the Tap and Spile (5.30pm); Tom Townsend Blues Band at


Chris Lee. Michigan duo Red Tail Ring are at Woodend on 8 February. Often leaning towards the darker, moody elements of Appalachian folk and bluegrass traditions, they create lush, intricate arrangements of original folk music and traditional ballads with banjo, fiddle and guitar. My Darling Clementine, Michael Weston King and his wife Lou Dalgleish, are booked for 17 February. Country soul and gospel laced with sardonic

humour yields lots of laughs amid the country styled weepies, says Chris. The duo recently collaborated with crime writer Mark Billingham on a story and song show, to much critical praise. n Tickets cost £10 from Woodend on 384500.


Visit or call 01723 821888. 15 FEBRUARY MILKSHAKE! LIVE ‘THE MAGIC STORY BOOK’ Set amongst Milkshake’s magical bookcase, this brand new live show is sure to amaze and delight. 17 FEBRURY BRAINIAC LIVE! - Due to popular demand Science’s greatest and most volatile live show is returning with a vengeance.



Steve Phillips and the Rough Diamonds at the Grosvenor in Robin Hoods Bay.

WED 21 FEB Mally Jackson at Mojo’s (4pm); Jamil Sheriff’s Rafe’s Dilemma for Scarborough Jazz at the Cask; Alastair James at the Merchant; open-mic with John Watton at Cellars.

THU 22 FEB Jesse Hutchinson at Cellars; open mic at the Merchant and Nags Head in Scalby.

FRI 23 FEB Rattlin’ Sheiks at the Merchant; Robert Schmuck at Blue Crush; Big Me at the Mayfield in Seamer.

SAT 24 FEB Mr Jim (4pm) and Eli and the Blues Prophets (9pm) at the Merchant; Danny Wilde at the Ramshill; Tony Barton at the Eastway Club in Eastfield.

SUN 25 FEB Frankie Valli tribute at the Hole in the Wall (4pm); Connor Lawlor at the Merchant (8pm); Blueflies at Watermark (sold out).

MON 26 FEB Scarborough Folk at the Merchant.

TUE 27 FEB Steve Phillips and the Rough Diamonds at the Grosvenor in Robin Hoods Bay.

WED 28 FEB Carrie Martin at Mojo’s (4pm); Adams, Kemp & Gordon for Scarborough Jazz at the Cask; Alastair James at the Merchant; open-mic with John Watton at Cellars.

THU 1 MAR Jesse Hutchinson at Cellars; open mic at the Merchant and Nags Head in Scalby.

FRI 2 MAR Colcannon at the Merchant; Alistair James at Blue Crush; Guilty as Charged at the Mayfield in Seamer.




Watermark (sold out); Mister Jim and Friends at Indigo Alley (7.30pm).

Annie and King at Mojo’s (4pm); Matt Ball for Scarborough Jazz at the Cask; Alastair James at the Merchant; open-mic with John Watton at Cellars.

Roots at Woodend Three concerts of quality roots-based music are coming up at Woodend this month. On 4 February, to celebrate independent venue week, local folk artists Bella Gaffney and Polly Bolton will open up for the Brother Brothers, aka Brooklyn twins Adam and David Moss. “Expect tight, heart-warming songs with rich harmonies and thoughtful lyrics accompanied by cello, guitar, violin and banjo”, says promoter

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17-18 FEBRUARY An Ogre's Tale and Disenchanted - YMCA Musical Theatre School are pleased to present these two tales loosely based on Shrek and Enchanted.


Visit or call 01262 678258. 13 FEBRUARY CRAFTY'S CREEPY CASTLE - From the team behind Marty MacDonald's Farm comes the spookiest show ever. 17 FEBRUARY SWING YOUR HEART OUT - Enjoy an evening of classic and modern swing music performed by Asa Elliott and his big 10 piece big swing orchestra.


Visit or call 01947 458899. 17 FEBRUARY COLEBROOKE MEDIA: SHOWCASE 2018 - A huge variety of drama, dance and song performed by the budding performers at Colebrooke Media.


Visit or call 01262 601006. 10 FEBRUARY L'ELISIR D'AMORE - In Donizetti's comic opera Nemorino approaches the beautiful but shy Adina and proclaims his love to her - only to find her indifferent to him.

11 FEBRUARY TOSCA - From its strident opening chords Puccini's Tosca conjures up a world of political instability and menace. 17 FEBRUARY TWELFTH NIGHT - Christopher Luscombe, directs Shakespeare’s greatest comedy, a brilliantly bittersweet account of "the whirligig of time". 20-24 FEBRUARY A BUNCH OF AMATEURS - Adapted by Ian Hislop and Nick Newton for the stage, this terrific comedy is brought to you by Spotlight's in house drama group. 25 FEBRUARY CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF - Tennessee Williams’ searing, poetic story of a family’s fight for survival.

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@iamradioant This month Scarborough Athletic commentator, Ant Taylor, pays tribute to Jerry Scott, a well loved radio veteran who passed away in December.

GREAT SCOTT I WANT to start my first column of 2018 as a tribute to my dear friend Jerry Scott, who sadly passed away from cancer in December. I feel like I’ve know him for ages and in a way I have, as a fan of radio he was someone I’d admired and respected. As a young child I always wanted to do radio and have my own show. Later on I found a community radio station in Scarborough that was looking for new talent. I plucked up the courage and sent an email in about my interest in music and sport. I got an email back from Jerry’s wife, Helen Scott, inviting me go to their studio at Woodend on The Crescent, When I arrived, I got to sit with Jerry as he played music in between highlights of the Scarborough Athletic match that was going on down the road in Bridlington. We had a cup of tea and talked about ideas, music and just general radio stuff. He asked me to come down the following Saturday, I was excited and hooked. So Saturday came along and I was there ready. Jerry was all excited and you could feel the electricity in the air. He gave me a pen and paper and told me to write all the fixtures that day in the Scarborough league, straight away I felt like I was doing some proper grandstand stuff. Jerry introduced me to the World Wide Web, and we were off. This went on for a few weeks and I felt more and more confident. I knew their would be a time where Jerry just wanted me to do this on my own so he could eventually have his Saturdays back just chilling out, funnily enough to listen to me? How the tables had turned, as it was me that use to listen to him on Yorkshire Coast Radio and BBC Radio York.

I asked if I could make some changes and he said that was ok and so the Twelfth Man Show was born. I had my show and with Jerry’s guidance I was away, he also helped with my back timing, which I may add was the best, every hour on the hour. I also built up a great relationship with my co-presenter Will Baines, who was at the matches and an integral part to the show. He would be out there in the wind, rain and sunshine, while I was in the studio. I really loved the early days there watching Jerry doing something that can only come natural to a few people. Don’t get me wrong anyone can entertain people, but with Jerry he could captivate you with his silky voice and you’d be hooked, his timing and wit would just bring you more in to his madness and at times I was open mouthed with what he could do with one liners and humour. Jerry was one of a kind and there will never be another like him, he broke the mould and it’s a not-too-groovy world without him. He’s a friend that myself and so many others will miss, but without him I wouldn’t be still doing what I’m doing today. Alright I’m now not in a studio all nice and warm, but I’ve still got Will and we’re still talking Scarborough Athletic, the station has changed to Yorkshire Coast Radio but the passion to make some exciting radio magic is there and that’s all thanks to Jerry and Helen Scott.

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Former Scarborough FC player Johnny Powell, a member of theNorth Eastern League title winning side in 1962-63, sadly passed away, aged 81 at his home in York on Christmas Day. Born in York, where he lived all his life, he played for local sides before signing for York City, aged 20 in September 1956. He joined the Minstermen as a part time professional, whilst continuing to work as a painter and decorator, and played 27 League matches, scored 5 goals for the club. He was released after four years and joined Scarborough FC in the Summer of 1960, becoming one of the key members of the wonderful team that Eddy Brown assembled. Johnny was a skilful left footed ball player, and linked up at inside-left along side leftwinger Alan Franks. In four seasons with Boro he made 157 first team matches, scoring 56 goals, before leaving to join Goole Town in the Summer of 1964. A five season spell at Goole was followed by a season with Boston United before he retired from football to concentrate on his painting and decorating business. He suffered a stroke last April, and then a brain hemorrhage in November, before passing away on Christmas Day.

Scarborough Chess Club currently meets at the North Riding Hotel in North Marine Road every Tuesday night from 7-30pm. The first Tuesday of each month is set aside for training and discussion about the game, with informal games taking place afterwards. The club organises a variety of tournaments each year and also enters two teams in the York & District Chess League, and anyone who is interested in Chess, either competitively or just for fun, is very welcome to come along to see what the club has to offer.

THE MAGIC OF THE CUP Scarborough Athletic have produced a booklet to commemorate this season's memorable run to the fourth qualifying round of the Emirates FA Cup. Priced at just £2, the booklet includes detailed match reports, stats and photos of all seven cup ties. Copies can be obtained at home matches at the Flamingo Land Stadium, or online via the club website. All profits to Scarborough Athletic FC.

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FROM THE SIDELINES WHO CAN STOP EDGEHILL . Steve Clegg's Edgehill are on course to win the District League first division title after winning ten of their opening eleven league fixtures and drawing the other. Their latest wins were an 11-2 romp against struggling Flamborough with goals from Jamie Patterson 3, Tyson Stubbings 3, Jackson Jowett, Danny Collins, Kieran Link, Luke James and Jamie Stewart, followed by a 4-1 win at 2nd placed Seamer Sports, when the marksmen were Jackson Jowett 2, Wayne Aziz and Liam Salt(pen). They are 4 points clear of Seamer Sports, whose latest success was a 2-0 away win at Filey Town, with Ali Caw and Danny Glendinning on target. Filey Town were 3rd in the table, 8 points adrift of Seamer, after a 3-1 win against local rivals Hunmsnby United, with Darren Clough, Phil Dickens and Tom Micklethwaite(pen) the scorers. Reigning champions West Pier were in 4th position, one point behind Filey Town, but with four games in hand. Their most recent lesgue outing saw them come from behind to beat Newlands Park 3-1 with strikes from Martin Cooper(pen), Jamie Bradshaw and Tom Barker, while fifth placed Hunmanby United climbed away from the relegation zone with three successive wins prior to their derby loss to Filey Town. James Pinder and Robbie Harrison scored in a 2-1 defeat of Newlands Park, then Ollie Milner, James Pinder and Ben Briggs netted as Goal Sports were beaten 3-0, followed by a 7-0 thrashing of bottom side Flamborough in which James Pinder notched a hat trick and Robbie Harrison scored twice.

ITIT ITIS HEAD SECOND DIVISION Last season's third division champions Itis Itis Rovers are 2 points clear of nearest challengers Scalby, with a game in hand, after winning their opening nine second division fixtures. On target in a 9-2 win at Fishburn Park were Callum Myers 5, Mikey Barker 3 and Sean Bloom, but they then dropped their first points of the campaign with a 2-2 draw against 2nd placed Scalby. Ali Jones and Josh Young(pen) scored for Itis Itis, with Rob

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Speight 2(1pen) replying for Scalby. Isaac Sands scored five goals as Cayton Corinthians thrashed bottom side Old Vic 12-0, Liam Scott netted twice as Sherburn came from two goals down to beat Ayton 3-2, and Jamie Cornish scored two for Falsgrave Athletic in their 3-2 away success against Goldsborough United.

RESERVE DIVISION ROMP Just as in the other two divisions, the leaders in the new Reserve section are still unbeaten, with Edgehill Reserves storming 9 points clear at the top with ten wins and a draw from their opening eleven league matches. West Pier Reserves are their nearest challengers, with Rich Tolliday 3, Zak Hansen 2 and Ben Webster 2 amongst the goals in an 11-3 win against Newlands Park Res, but Pier then crashed to a 9-2 loss at the hands of 3rd placed Edgehill 3rds, for whom Ben David top scored with four goals. Filey Town Res picked up two good wins, Joe Gage scoring four goals in a 9-1 thrashing of Scalby Res, then Joe Gage 2, Max Gage, James Smith and Lee Lambert netted in a 5-1 defeat of Ayton Res.

LEAGUE CUP Quarter-Final Draw Ayton v Filey Town Res Seamer Sports v Edgehill West Pier v Scalby Newlands Park v Hunmanby United

LEAGUE TROPHY The last remaining second round tie saw Joe Gage(pen) and Grant Hayden score for Filey Town Res in their 2-1 win at FC Rosette on 27 January.

Quarter-Final Draw Edgehill 3rds v West Pier Res Sherburn v Snainton Ayton v FC Rosette/Filey Town Res Fishburn Park v Itis Itis Rovers

PIER MARCH ON IN CHALLENGE CUP West Pier were the only local side to reach the last eight of the North Riding Challenge Cup, as Gary Thomas, Tom Barker and an own goal secured them a 3-0 win against Catterick Garrison FC in their delayed last 16 tie. They

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now face a trip to Tockwith, lying 5th in the York League first division in the quarter-finals on Saturday 3 February.

NORTH RIDING CHALLENGE CUP Quarter-Final Draw Bedale v Sleights Richmond Mavericks v Thirsk Falcons New Marske Lakes Utd v Lingdale Village Tockwith v West Pier

SCARBOROUGH FA CUP COMPETITIONS In the last of the Junior Cup quarterfinals, Sherburn were beaten 4-2 at home by Sleights, with Adam Spaven and Kurt Williamson scoring the consolation goals for Andy Adamson's side. The semi-finalists in the three main cups are as follows (draws to be made soon)DISTRICT CUP Ayton, Edgehill, Newlands Park, West Pier HARBOUR CUP Edgehill, Filey Town, Sleights, West Pier JUNIOR CUP Lealholm, Sleights, Whitby Fishermen, Wombleton Wanderers

FRANK WHITE TROPHY This cup is for sides in the new Reserve division, and in first round ties Edgehill Reserves won 6-1 at Scalby Reserves with strikes from Jon Cairns, Ollie Parker, Tyler Richardson, Josh Fergus, Benny Davis and Robbie Scarborough. Edgehill 3rds also progressed to the quarter-finals as they came from behind to beat Ayton Reserves 2-1 with Ben David scoring both goals(1pen) after Harry Beck opened the scoring for Ayton.

ANGEL GO TOP OF SUNDAY LEAGUE Newly promoted Angel Athletic are in pole position in division one after thrashing Roscoes Bar 11-0 with strikes from Danny Collins 4, Cameron Dobson 3, Matty Griffiths, Ben Davis, Shaun Outhart and Martin Cooper. A 10-0 win for Newlands against Ayton featured hat tricks from both Stu Bates and

First division action as. Newlands Park(blue) take. on West Pier on 13 January.. Dan Freer, while Roscoes Bar picked up a good 4-1 away win against Ayton on 28 January, when their marksmen were Lee Sutton 2, Jamie Wray and Harry Harman.

CLOSE IN SECOND DIVISION It's close at the top of the Sunday League second division. On 14 January Valley went top of the table, moving one point ahead of Hush, with a 3-1 win against Ayton Res. On target were Brad Marshall 2 and Jonny Mowatt, but Hush reclaimed top spot when they then beat Radio Scarborough 5-4 on 28 January. Marksmen for Hush were Zak Hansen 2, Dan Sheader 2 and Sam Turner. Newlands Reserves had a thumping 13-1 win against bottom side Golden Last, with strikes from Fin Willis 5, Joe Sunter 2, Josh Williams 2, Connor Bell, Lois Mancrief, Fin McGregor and Mikey Anderson.

SUNDAY CUP TIES In the Kenward Cup, West Pier won 3-2 at home to Fylingdales with goals from Danny Cooper 2 and Rich Tolliday(pen), while Kurt Williamson scored four and Marcus Mockridge netted twice as Angel Reserves won 6-0 against Radio Scarborough. In the Scarborough FA Sunday Cup quarter-final, Newlands recorded an impressive 4-1 win against Trafalgar with strikes from Liam Cooper 2, Ben Luntley and Dan Freer, while Jamie Patterson replied for Traf. The lineup for the quarter-finals is- Angel Athletic, Newlands, Roscoes Bar and Ayton or West Pier.

BORO HOMECOMING By Steve Adamson SCARBOROUGH Athletic's homecoming season after a ten year exile in Bridlington, has really captured the imagination of local soccer supporters. Boro, under manager Steve Kittrick are currently challenging strongly for promotion from Evo Stik North after a fantastic run of form that has seen them win eleven of their last twelve league and cup matches. Included in that run was a stunning 3-1 away success against league leaders South Shields, a thumping 7-0 home thrashing of Kendal Town and a hugely impressive 3-0 demolition of another of the promotion contenders Prescot Cables in the last home match at the Flamingo Land Stadium watched by 1,342 fans.

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With the exciting attacking trio of Michael Coulson, James Walshaw and Max Wright firing on all cylinders, and solid midfielders of the calibre of James Cadman, Luke Dean and Nathan Valentine also chipping in with their share of goals and assists, Boro have produced some terrific attacking football this season, and hopes are high that the recent run of form can be maintained as the side face a run of away fixtures over the next few weeks. As well as challenging strongly for promotion, Boro are also still involved in two cup competitions, the Integro League Cup and the North Riding Senior Cup, after a 2-1 derby defeat of Pickering Town secured them a semifinal place.

Michael Coulson and Max Wright celebrate a goal in the 3-0 win against Prescot Cables.

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BEN MARTIN for the re-match at Silver Royd. Playing with the wind and watched by 950 plus spectators, Scarborough led 9-3 at the break but York stormed back with two second half tries before a late Ben Martin try for the home side reduced the arrears to three points at 14-17. York held on for a narrow victory but were given a fright by a determined Scarborough outfit.

Happy New Year and a warm welcome to my first look of 2018 at the Scarborough rugby scene; I left you just before Christmas with spirits high at Silver Royd with the Seasiders rounding of the first half of the season with their biggest win at Silver Royd having ran struggling Wheatley Hills ragged with a huge 91-7 win. Thankfully the players (they are amateurs after all had) had gone easy on the turkey and Christmas pud and after a three week festive break, were in pretty good shape for their first game of the year at Selby. Scarborough had already recorded a victory at Selby in November progressing to the Semi-finals of the Yorkshire Shield with a 27-10 win. Selby led 19-12 just after half-time and Coach Simon Smith’s charges knew they had a game on their hands; however they came back strongly and scored a couple of tries in the final quarter for a 29-17 bonus-point win.

Influential fly-half Tom Harrison who had broken a hand in the game against Old Brodlieans in October and had only returned for the pre-Christmas game, broke a finger against York and was sidelined once again. The Following week a 21-21 draw at Bradford Salem when the home side equalized with an injury-time penalty was desperately disappointing and skipper Matty Jones’s men needed something special to get back on track last Saturday when they took on Middlesbrough who had surprisingly ended York’s unbeaten season with a 16-14 win at Clifton Park the previous Saturday. The Teesiders came out with all guns firing

Next up was unbeaten league-leaders York at home. The Minstermen had thrashed the Seasiders 56-7 at their Clifton Park ground earlier in the season and were firm favourites

but were thwarted by some solid Scarborough defending and found themselves 17-3 down as the home side ran in a couple of tries and a penalty. A couple of tries of their own from close range by the visitors cut the arrears to 17-13 at break but in a pulsating second forty minutes Scarborough ran in a further couple of touchdowns to one from Middlesbrough and went on to record another bonus-point win at 34-23. That defeat of Middlesbrough sees Scarborough move to third in Yorkshire One with a play-off second spot in their sites. This Saturday they travel to Old Brodleians for the second time this season (they won 38-19 there in the Shield in October) looking to do a league double on the west Yorkshiremen

who were beaten 37-5 at Silver Royd, also in October. That is followed by consecutive home games against North Ribblesdale and Old Rishworthians on the 10th and 17th of February respectively before the vital away game at Heath RFC early in March. So an important month in the promotion stakes ahead; why not get yourself along to Silver Royd and catch some of the best sporting action around at Scarborough’s premier sporting venue. Having been named as the club’s outstanding player for the first half of the season, Ben kept up his exacting standards in four difficult games in January and I have no hesitation in making him our player of the month. Well done Ben!










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