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“It feels all the better for the fact in a fitness challenge and take part Scarborough Technical College in a group circuits class led by the that we’ve been waiting 19 years for University 1 Ashburn Road 2JW athlete former sprintYO11 and hurdling SCARBOROUGH’S new £15m sport it”. The gates from the club’s former (booking required). complex opens next week. home, the McCain stadium across The open day, from 10am until The old sport centre closed Scarborough UTC is currently accepting applications for September 2017 and has a yesterday (1 June) and the old the road (now Lidl), have been 5pm, will feature free activities for limited number of places for Year 10 and Year 12 learners who have an interest in families, both inside and on the swimming pool will close on incorporated into the new ground. Advanced Computer Skills. The Olympic legacyEngineering pool has eight orpitch. Sunday. They include and virtual group lanes, two more than the existing Scarborough Leisure Village, as it Please come and see our brand newwillbuilding state of the art facilities exercise and dance classes, gym is called, will open on Monday (5 indoor pool. and meet some of the team. The pool building is what’s known as taster sessions and floor exercise June). It has a football pitch, 25-metre an Olympic legacy. It was originally classes and, in the sports hall, swimming pool, a learner pool, built in London for the 2012 games karate taster sessions run by the Scarborough Shotokan Tel: 01723 821 621Karate Club a four-court sports hall, a multi- then dismantled. The non-corrosive activity room and a 60-station white steel and other elements were for anyone over the age of eight, put in storage and then reassembled table tennis, a bouncy castle and a fitness suite. Create Your Tomorrow, Today face painter. It will be the new home of at the new complex. Scarborough Athletic, whose The new complex will be formally The soccer club will hold various chairman Trevor Bull says: “I can't opened by Olympic medalist Colin activities on the new pitch. Visitors wait for 15 July for our first game Jackson, who will cut a ribbon at an will be invited to test their skills in a penalty shoot-out. against Sheffield United – it’s going open day on Saturday 10 June. Visitors will be able to take on Colin CONTINUED ON PAGE 6 to be a bit special.

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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 the Yorkshire Party. Phillips asBarry well”. supporting the mayor and mayoress with by Dave Words and pictures by Mike Tyas their busywhistle. The 11 seats at County Hall are currently Also Woodlands is Phil Macdonald schedule and very worthwhile CLLRstanding Martin atSmith has succeeded Cllr He Through said: our duties, we hope THE man once responsible for the training of theme. mayoral shared by the Conservatives (five), Labour for UKIP. Simon Green as mayor of the borough of ‘Incidents football referees in England said he was left some to meet of the many people that help In Scarborough and2017-18 Filey, mayoral 47 candidates Scarborough for the year. are (four) and Ukip (one), with one independent this great”. ‘sickened and saddened’ by the alleged assault make our like communities Cllr Guy Coulson, from Whitby, was elected county councillor. contesting 11 of the 72 seats at County Hall. create bad on a Scarborough official. deputy mayor. Turn to page 6 for full list of candidates. The Conservatives and Labour are each Ian Blanchard said it sends a ‘real shiver h e a d l i n e s Both the fielding 11. mayor and his deputy are of down my spine’ when he hears of incidents and Conservatives; the mayor is deputy leader of on officials similar to the alleged attack on course will the Tory group on the council. 63-year-old Billring Pashby in the Scarborough put some Cllr Smith spent most of his working life The full council on mayor-making day (photo by Dave Barry; to order, 353597) people off Saturday League Trophy final. in sales and marketing within the motor the many youth organisations Cllr Smith is a founder member of is to work Mrwith Pashby required hospital attention for an considering industry, in the retail and wholesale sectors. profile”. injurytheir to his shoulder after an incident involving refereeing He was born into a farming family in Ryedale Scarborough in Bloom and is vice-chairman of to help raise wasthe born and between and those but has lived in the borough for 31 years. He the Wheelhouse Square Trust, which provides The deputy a fanmayor towards endinofWhitby the match most of his life in Sleights. in and his wife Cherry have a daughter and a sheltered accommodation for Scarborough has lived Eastway Sports and Goal SportsHeplayed at still Samuel, and his partner, Sharon residents in their later years. Mrs Smith is has a son, married son. the game Pickering Town FC’s Mill Lane ground. Dickinson, twowas children, Luke and The couple ran a hotel on the north side for also a trustee. Thehas match abandoned withFaye. eight minutes continuing. livedGoal and Sports, worked who in thewere Whitby area 12 years. He was president of Scarborough He has been a regional judge for Yorkshire in She hasleft. leading 2-1, were ‘It does not of her life. Hospitality Association for four years and Bloom, a governor of Scalby School, a special for mostawarded do anything the Trophy. studied horticulture at Askham a Yorkshire representative on the English constable, a county councillor and a member Cllr Coulson our At the time of going to press, the spectator was for Former head of of North Yorkshire Fire Authority and the Bryan College and worked for Sneaton Castle Tourist Board. on police bail on suspicion of wounding with great game refereeing, Ian Blanchar boards of the Citizens Advice Bureau and as gardener and groundsman. that is intent. Since 1992, he has been a self-employed Stephen Joseph Theatre. Eastway have been subsequently kicked out of football which is about people showing t He is on his third term with the council and arborist and landscape gardener in the Esk the league at an EGM meeting of the Saturday athleticism, skills and ability to work w has served on its planning and licensing Valley. He runs a gardening club for pupils at League, following a 21-5 vote by clubs for their others.’ Sleights primary school, which he attended. committees. Referring to the course he was leading, expulsion. The mayoress was a dance teacher in He served with the second battalion of the ‘It sickens and saddens me when I hear about Blanchard said it was up to him to m Ryedale, teaching ballet and tap to young Yorkshire Volunteers (Green Howards) in assaults and what happened to this referee,’ candidates aware that games that they wil Germany and the USA. He was presented with people. a member Ryedale Ladies Who will follow in Thomas Voeckler’s footsteps as She the was winner of the of Scarborough stage? said Mr Blanchard, who for ten years was in on to officiate in the future will be ‘challeng Circle and worked for 15 years at Midland a certificate of appreciation for outstanding to Words by Mike Tyas AS the Review hits Entertainment in North Bay is planned service He said: ‘There are games when peo chargean of exercise thousands during in of thelocal USAofficials in 1988. in his job Bank, now HSBC. Mrs Smith was a governor the streets there is a party atmosphere in the include Bicycle Ballet, a surreal theatrical will confront you; sometimes players as head refereeing at grassroots Cllr Coulson wasofelected to the council in level for of Woodlands School for a short while. known as ‘The Lift’, the Jelly Scarborough air ahead of the Bank Holiday Cllrexperience spectators will be aggressive towards The football’s governing body. hasFA, been a member of North York Smith said: “We have chosen ‘Inspiring 2012 and Roll Jazz Band and performances from weekend. referee, but on this course we begin to He added: ‘It’s a sad day when a referee at any Youth – Our Future’ as our theme for the year. Moors National Park Authority since 2015. Scarborough’s YMCA and Pauline Quirke The first stage of the Tour de Yorkshire is A tremendous themayor candidates the tools to deal with th level gets assaulted, pushed, harangued or amount of good work for and He is a parish councillor for Eskdaleside cum The deputy and mayoress, Guy During the afternoon, there are in town today 28) Martin for its and third trip to by Academy. situations.’ abused. Coulson and Sharon Dickinson The mayor and (April mayoress, young people goes on within the borough, Ugglebarnby. a schools’ the seaside his time at the FA, Mr Blanchard sai ‘Mr Pashby waslooking doing a job which has his by During (photo Dave Barry) Cherry Smithin as many years, with officials butthree He said: “We are forward to been is notcycling always spectaculars recognised, soplanned; our ambition predicting an unforgettable day for roadside cycling challenge, a parade from Scarborough hobby for a long time. He should not have to was aware that there was about 350 repo and Ryedale Community Cycling, including race fans. cases of ‘serious’ assaults on referees at face such a situation – nobody should. The cyclists are due to speed across the riders on specially adapted bikes and, after ‘He was there applying the laws of the game – levels of the game throughout each seaso finish line on Royal Albert Drive at 5pm but the main race finish and presentations, a full of integrity, making clear, honest, decisions England. a wonderful for Philip Wordsand bythat’s Mike not before spectators enjoy an action-packed children’s Go-Ride event. Scarborough School ‘That may soundday a large total,’and he said. it. Tyas, pictures by said: “It was I felt privileged be part of James‘For Giddings programme of fun and entertainment as they of Arts have installed artwork on Foreshore thetonumber of their games pla someone to come along and ventKelly theirand considering marriage A BRIDE and groom look full of joytake on their Road in South Bay. Friarage School Choir are wait for the peloton to pedal into town. per season it was actually only a very sm anger and frustration and it out on the ceremony. “It was also a real joythough for ourone church family weddingreferee, day as regardless their marriage markedthey an thought In addition to big screens on Foreshore Road performing at the Town Hall, where people percentage, assault on a refere of whether at Holy Nativity celebrating a wedding service historic he occasion for an Eastfield church. can also enjoy the decorations created by local and Royal Albert Drive, which are due to show one too many. was having a good game or not, is a sad his daughter and son-in-law. by Dave Barry for the time as majority a new parish.” Kelly Bradder and Philip Curtis tied the knot businesses community groups inspired live footage of the Scarborough ‘The vast of games go ahead with v indictment of the individual and what is first Ralph is and pictured in Melbourne, down by The televised Scarborough Review is race, read all over the Phil at Holyhappening, Nativity and started their new life the yellow and turquoise colours of the Tour Council and Create Arts Development will not just in this area, but wider little incident – incidents like what happe world! Two readers have been photographed under, during a visit to his son. togetherafield. as theI’ve firsthead couple be married at de Yorkshire. showcase thefree bestmonthly of local and regional of atonumber of assaults that in the Scarborough final match do not hap may remember that the February perusing the in Cyprus and Readers the church since Eastfield became a parish Janet Scarborough project musical andIan creative talent. week in, week out.’ have taken place this season.’ of Deacon, the Review carried aCouncil photo of Australia. Mackay is pictured at the issue within the of England in its own right.he led the Mr Blanchard said the picture in the N team representative for TourMacMillan de Yorkshire, The council also partnering with local MrChurch Blanchard was speaking before ex-pat Alexander Kemalin Yeri are restaurant on the seafront in Scarborough had previously been joined said: up with local news at his home in the Holy Nativity cycling put onpart events they say catching first session of a North Ridingwith FA training Riding was very encouraging with train Bogaz inorganisations the northern, to Turkish of Cyprus. St John’s Baptist, Cayton, but the Diocese of at the courses for new referees held across ‘We’re Greek delighted toCyprus. have worked with our highlight Scarborough’s for cycling. course for prospective referees part of Ian was on holiday in thepassion Mediterranean with southern, York granted Eastfield its own parish status Entertainment and events are taking place community partners once again to showcase county well attended. University of Hull on Filey Road. deFebruary. in South Bay, North Bay and the town centre Scarborough at its very best for the Tour in There were 12 delegates on the course of ‘Refereeing is a very enjoyable hobby,’ he s “It was a lovely day for us, one that we Yorkshire. throughout the afternoon. which only one, Kal Shah, of Crossgates, was ‘It gives a lot of pleasure and is very worthw remember for so many reasons,” said the new The programme includes the installation of ‘The diverse programme we finalised ensures for so many reasons. It can also be, for the from Scarborough Mrs Curtis, 24. the community artwork project, The Gigantic there is something for everyone to enjoy today. Mr Blanchard, who officiated at the highest level a career where they progress and make a v She added: “So many people made the day so Jersey, on the banking above the finish line, ‘Combined with the fabulous natural arena of the English game as an assistant referee in good living.’ special for us. We were proud and thrilled to which will be entered into the official Tour de the North Bay gives spectators of the finish, the Premier League for ten years, said incidents Interview with referee Bill Pashby – page 4 be married in our own church in Eastfield. We Yorkshire land art competition. At 17 metres the programme ensures that Scarborough is of assaults on referees made it difficult for hope other couples will think about following wide, the project is managed by Animated the place to be for end of the first stage of this football to attract new people to take up the Philip and Kelly Curtis leave in our footsteps.” prestigious race.’ Objects Theatre Company. Holy Nativity after their wedding. The new Vicar of Eastfield, Revd. Sam Taylor, Ian Mackay reads the Review in Cyprus Phil Ralph reads the Review in Australia

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Rev Richard returns as vicar of St Mary’s Words and photo by Dave Barry

Eric Broadbent, centre, leads Jeremy Corbyn to the Spa Suncourt (to order photos ring 353597)

Words and photos by Dave Barry JEREMY CORBYN signalled Labour’s intention to retake Scarborough at the general election by bringing his campaign to the Spa. The Labour leader enjoyed an ecstatic reception from well over 1,000 supporters, basking in the hot sunshine and his powerful rhetoric. Many had taken the Monday afternoon off work to see and hear the man on whom their hopes are pinned. Clutching a copy of Labour’s manifesto, Mr Corbyn spoke passionately about social care, education, arts funding, the arts in schools and public transport. Witnessed by a squabble of photographers and TV cameras, the rally, in the open-air Spa Suncourt, was aimed not just at Labour supporters but at the unquantifiable floating voters. Mr Corbyn was in town to endorse Labour’s candidate in the Scarborough & Whitby constituency, Eric Broadbent, a borough and county councillor who joined him on stage.

Mr Corbyn addresses his audience Cllr Broadbent, who hopes to overturn sitting MP Robert Goodwill’s 6,200 majority, greeted his party leader off the red campaign coach, which bore the slogan: For the many not the few. The leader of the opposition was accompanied by former deputy prime minister John Prescott, who barnstormed the audience with a scathing attack on the Conservatives. A handful of local Tories had infiltrated the gathering. Mr Corbyn’s last visit to Scarborough was 15 months ago, when he gave speeches to the Bakers, Food and Allied Workers Union at the Mount Hotel and to a Young Labour conference at the Spa.

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Plant sale raises £2,000 Words and photos by Dave Barry

Hundreds of people swarmed into Scalby & Newby Parish Hall for an annual plant sale. “They’re a damned sight cheaper than in the garden centres”, one happy gardener was overheard saying in the carpark after snapping up a bootful of bargains. It was the fourth annual plant sale run by Newby and Scalby in Bloom. It had 14 stalls run by volunteers plus one run by Scarborough in Bloom, manned by Roger Burnett, Sheila Johnson and Anne Artley. The sale usually raises £1,500 but on this occasion raised about £2,000, said spokesperson Sue Groom. The self-funding group will spend the proceeds on improving the area’s appearance by planting flower beds, etc.

Volunteers organise litter picks and make school visits. In the new academic year, a potato-growing competition will be run at five schools: St. Peter's, Barrowcliff, Northstead, Lindhead and Newby.

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Jo Cox: one year on by Dave Barry

A church service in Scarborough is one of many events around the country marking the first anniversary of the murder of Labour MP Jo Cox. It is part of the Jo Cox Great Get Together weekend of 16-18 June. In her first speech to parliament, the MP said: “We have more in common than that which divides us” Two years on, her husband Brendan says: “There’s a lot of focus in the media these days about what divides our country. “Jo’s murder was carried out by a person who

wanted to turn our communities against each other. We can’t let that happen”, Mr Cox said. “Inspired by her words, people are getting together with their neighbours for the Great Get Together weekend – because when communities are strong, and welcoming, it’s harder for hate to flourish. “We all have the right to safety, dignity, and to express ourselves. Too often we focus on differences, and forget the humanity that unites us”. Events include a service at St James’s Church in Seamer Road on Sunday 18 June, at 10.30am. The church and its garden will then be open to all until 4pm. Tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided in the church. Other churches are planning similar services and We Are Scarborough is hosting a picnic in the Crescent gardens at 2pm on 18 June.

VIKING blood runs through the veins of the new vicar of St Mary’s Church. Rev Richard Walker, who takes up his post next month, inherited it from his Swedish grandmother, who married a Flamborough fisherman. “The sea figures strongly in our imagination”, says Richard, who lives in Beverley and is excited at the prospect of returning to the coast. Before taking up the cloth, Richard worked for Yorkshire Water, as a scientist and then a manager. Hearing God’s call, Richard studied theology at Durham in 2002 and trained as a curate in Scarborough from 2004-07, under Rev Martyn Dunning. “It was a great curacy”, he says. “And it was a great time to train here. Martyn was a superb training incumbent and gave me the opportunity to do many things. The churches put together the weekly ministers’ prayer breakfast and the annual Springtide conference for all the churches across the Christian denominations. “It gave me a good grounding in civic ministry”, he says. After completing his training, Richard became vicar of Elloughton, Brough and Brantingham, near the Humber bridge. During five and a half happy years at the parish, Richard studied for a masters degree in theology part-time in Nottingham. “I love to study as there is always more to learn about God’s plan and purpose for this world”, he says. That degree enabled Richard to apply for the positions he now holds, as training adviser for the East Riding archdeaconry and vicar of St Nicholas’s Church in Beverley. He combines these half-time roles with being an assistant diocesan director of Ordinands, helping candidates discern a call to ordained ministry. He is responsible for lay training and is a module director, teaching on a reader studies course in Beverley. “I teach and train lay people who are going to be readers and parish assistants”, he says. Richard has a diocesan responsibility as the advocate for multi-parish benefices, is a member of the York School of Ministry management committee and leads an initiative for parishes to examine their discipleship against the diocesan marks of generous churches. He has remained firm friends with Martyn Dunning, who stepped down as vicar of St Mary’s last summer. Richard was over the moon when he landed his new post, back in Scarborough. “It’s fabulous here”, he says. “I made a lot friends and have kept in touch.

by Dave Barry LIFE coach Ian Marshall will explore thoughts on hope, help and happiness at a new initiative at Lazenby’s Bistro in York Place, Scarborough, on Thursday 15 June, from 5.30 to 7.30pm. Finding happiness, coping with problems and living a good life are what we all want but don’t always achieve, says Ian. With expertise in personal development, Ian, through his life-coaching programmes, helps people in these areas but is aware of a big problem. “Many people find it difficult to share their life worries with someone they don’t know or feel intimidated going

Rev Richard Walker at St Mary’s Church (to order photos ring 353597) “It’s not usual for a curate to come back to his or her training parish so when this came up, I thought and prayed a lot about it”. Since he was appointed, earlier this year, Richard has refamiliarised himself with the patch and renewed the relationships he developed and nurtured as a curate. “I intend to listen to folk and get to know them”, he says. “A vicar has a responsibility to listen to what the call of the church is now. It’s a new season which allows us to think afresh and together to listen to God and understand what the good news of Jesus Christ means in our time. “It’s an opportunity for new things to happen and to build on everything that’s good. I’m very positive and excited about coming back here. “One of the great things about coming back to Scarborough is the coastline”, says Richard, who intends to walk to work from the St Mary’s vicarage, next to North Cliff Golf Club. Richard will be collated as vicar of St Mary’s with Holy Apostles – his full title – at the church on 25 July. Born in Bridlington, Richard turned 50 last month. He and his wife Elizabeth will celebrate their silver wedding anniversary in November. They have three children: Daniel, 23, Anna, 22, and Michael, 18. Daniel is following in his father’s footsteps and has just been recommended to train for ordination. Anna is taking an MA in international cultural heritage management at Durham University. Michael has just sat A-level exams and has yet to decide which route to take next. Richard’s interests include fossil hunting, exploring the countryside and classical music – he plays piano and organ. He loves films and has enjoyed having the new cinema in Beverley only five minutes’ walk from the vicarage. Star Wars is a favourite. “I first saw Star Wars at the Odeon in Scarborough [now the Stephen Joseph Theatre] when I was 10 and that story line has remained a favourite. “Any story tells a story about the bigger story, which helps you put your life into perspective with the bigger narratives of life and who we are before God”.

to seminars where they can feel exposed”, he says. “In part, it is not knowing what to expect and the fear of feeling foolish when and if they share their thoughts or worries. “The best type of coaching is when we have real conversations that allow trust and understanding to grow”. This, backed up by Ian’s relaxed and friendly approach, allows clients to gain confidence, knowledge and a future focus. At Lazenby’s, people will be able to enjoy good food and a drink in a relaxed environment and in a private area. n Full information is available at www.  / events, where you can also get a free character survey.

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The grandstand (to order photos ring 353597) Scarborough Athletic FC and Scarborough Ladies FC will showcase their skills and there will be friendly matches between the main squad’s junior teams. The sport complex is being run on Scarborough Council’s behalf by sport and leisure operator Everyone Active, which manages the existing swimming pool at Northstead and the sport centre in Filey Road. Both are due to close. The company is the UK’s longest established leisure operator, with nearly 30 years’ experience of managing leisure facilities across the country. Colin Jackson is the ambassador of Everyone Active’s Sporting Champions scheme, which provides funding and support for talented athletes in the UK. Council chief executive Jim Dillon said the

Scarborough Athletic chair Trevor Bull, right, and Everyone Active’s area fitness manager Martin Russell

opening would be the “culmination of years of planning, following an ambitious vision to bring together state-of-the-art facilities for wet and dry sports and leisure under one roof, alongside an eagerly anticipated new stadium for local football. “We’re looking forward to celebrating the completion of the latest chapter of the borough’s transformation programme”. The company’s area fitness manager Martin Russell said: “It’s really important that we get everybody in the community more active and engaged with activity and exercise”. Work on the sport complex began in January last year. It has been built by contractors Willmott Dixon, who also built the neighbouring University Technical College and Coventry University buildings.

The main swimming pool

Knife man jailed after threatening medics A SCARBOROUGH man is behind bars after threatening ambulance staff with a knife. Paul Chapman, 52, of North Marine Road was sentenced at York Crown Court to 16 months after previously pleading guilty to charges of possessing a knife in a public place and affray. He was given two jail terms of 16 months, one for each offence, to run concurrently. Chapman was also ordered to pay £140 victim surcharge and the judge ordered the forfeiture and destruction of the knife. On the night of 26 February, Chapman made an emergency call to the ambulance service who attended his home in North Marine Road. Paramedics tried to treat Chapman who said he was unwell, but he became aggressive and abusive towards them. The medics returned to their vehicle to await the arrival of police but while waiting for them to arrive, Chapman came out of the address armed with a knife and threatened the

paramedic and ambulance technician, saying he would harm them, himself and others. When police arrived they seized the knife and arrested Chapman who was taken into police custody and subsequently charged with the two offences. Detective Constable David Adams, of Scarborough Police, said: “The sentence handed out reflects the seriousness of this offence against medical staff carrying out their duties to help and care for members of the public. “It sends a very clear warning to others of the consequences of such behaviour. “The ambulance service’s role is to protect life, treat, and help people in need, as Mr Chapman was that night. They should not be subjected to violent behaviour which makes them feel threatened or vulnerable within the course of their duties. “They did all they could to help Mr Chapman but sadly, they were rewarded with abuse and aggression. “I hope he reflects on his behaviour whilst in prison and realises the impact that this behaviour had on people carrying out their public duty that evening.”

PEOPLE in Scarborough and Filey have until June 23 to contribute to a survey that will help shape support services for families living with dementia. North Yorkshire County Council recently published their draft dementia strategy for the next five years called ‘Bring me Sunshine’ and now want to hear opinion on it. ‘Bring me Sunshine’ is based on the experiences of people living with dementia, their carers and health and social care experts. It describes the improvements the council want to make to dementia support. Its themes include: • Challenging the stigma associated with dementia and raising awareness • The importance of early diagnosis • Ensuring Conistent care and support • Seeing the person, not the dementia • Supporting people living with a learning disability and dementia • The value and importance of carers support

• Planning for the future and dying well The strategy has been produced in cooperation with voluntary organisations Dementia Forward and Making Space, and the Alzheimer’s Society. The Conultation began during national Dementia Awareness Week in the middle of May. Details of the Conultation and the survey can be found at: dementiastrategy In North Yorkshire, 10,000 people are estimated to be living with dementia, but only 5,793 people have actually been diagnosed, according to information in the strategy document. • Dementia Forward: 01765 645904 email: www. • Making Space: 01723 371958 email: w w w. m a k i n g s p a c e . c o . u k / i n - y o u r community/north-yorkshire/

Cyclists welcomed home as heroes Words by Mike Tyas NORTH Bay played host to another big bike finish just days after the dramatic finale to the Tour de Yorkshire. This time 11 amateur cyclists took centre stage as they raised their hands in triumph, all as winners, after completing a three-day 150-mile coast-to-coast sponsored ride. Led by the Area Dean of Scarborough, the Revd. Mike Leigh, the team returned home to a heroes’ reception outside the Sands development from about 60 family and friends, plus the Mayor and Mayoress of Scarborough, Coun. Simon and Val Green. The ride, from Morecambe, was part of St Mark’s Church, Newby’s fundraising to raise £85,000 to pay for a new roof. Cash is still coming in but the final figure is expected to be around £12,000. “We had a ball – it was just fantastic,” said an elated Revd. Leigh, 47, as each rider lined up to receive a commemorative medal from the mayor to mark their triumphant ride across the Pennines. He added: “What was best about it, was that we all got on very well. We’re all different ages and come from different churches but we gelled really well. We stuck together all the way.” One of the riders was Ros Dykes, just a week short of her 66th birthday, who came home looking as fresh as a daisy, no doubt benefitting from the 1,000 miles of training she had put in since January. “It was an absolutely fantastic experience; great team work, a great leader in Mike. There were lots of hills but we managed them all,’ said Ros, whose jubilation at finishing was increased by the surprise of being greeted by her daughter, Kirsty Charlton. Kirsty had travelled down to Scarborough from her home in Chester-le-Street to be there at the finish. “We’re all very proud of her,” said Kirsty, who presented her mum with a bouquet of flowers as a well done present. Also delighted to see the riders home were the mayor and mayoress, who posted on Facebook: “Well done coast to coast cyclists. The Borough of Scarborough is proud to welcome you home.” The team of riders so enjoyed the ride that

they are contemplating an even longer cycle down the east coast from Edinburgh next year. The riders were: Revd. Mike Leigh, Ros Dykes, Jane Millar, Jackie Raw, Hilary Watts, Mark Brown, David Trigg, Bill Holmes, Charlie Clapham, Jonnie Clapham, Tim Boreham. With support all the way from Bernard Dixon, Ralph Witty, Freda Boreham and Geoff Boreham and the trip was organised by Trevor King. Jubilant vicar Mike Leigh (picture by James Giddings)

We’ve done it!: St Mark’s cyclists celebrate at the finish (picture by Mike Tyas)

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Marathon men have raised The 40th Crown Tavern £43,000 for cancer research walk raises thousands by Dave Barry

TWO friends from East Ayton have completed a gruelling three-part challenge to raise funds for Cancer Research UK. Neil Fitzpatrick and Brett McMann, who are in their 40s, ran the Humber half-marathon and the York and London marathons. To date, the amount raised for the charity through their fitness challenges has reached £4,500 but the overall amount raised over the last three years of fundraising now stands at £43,000. Neil started fundraising for the charity by writing a song called Apart in 2014. Raising over £15,000, the song went on to win the UK international songwriting contest that year. Neil and Brett then raised £28,000 by organising two charity balls and committing to this latest fitness challenge. Brett says: “Never in a million years would I have imagined running the London marathon, or indeed any marathon, but it's such a wonderful feeling knowing that all of our effort is raising loads of money for such a worthwhile cause”. Neil lost his dad, mother-in-law and several close family members to cancer in recent years and has vowed to continue fundraising for the charity. “Cancer is such an awful illness that wrecks so many lives, so if there’s anything we can do to help get closer to finding a cure for it

then that’s what we'll do”. The pair are now in the early stages of organising the Apart Ball 2017 which they hope will take them well over the £50,000 mark. Rachel Speight-McGregor of Cancer Research UK says: “This really is the only way we'll ever stand a chance of finding a cure for this dreadful disease that affects so many”. Donations cane be made at www.justgiving. com; search for Apart.

Words and photos by Dave Barry JUST over 100 walkers took part in the 40th annual Crown Tavern Charity Walk, ending in Scarborough. Between £8,000 and £10,000 has been raised for local disabled and disadvantaged children. The exact amount won’t be known until the paying-in and presentation night on 17 June. Last year’s raised £8,600. There were two options: a 21-mile walk starting in Hawsker and an eight-mile one starting at Hayburn Wyke. Both passed along the old railway track and ended at the Crown Tavern pub in Scalby Road.

Paula Holloway, one of the organisers, said 58 people followed the longer route and 45 walked from Hayburn Wyke. The walkers included two children. Liam Robinson of Hovingham Drive did the walk for the first time with girlfriend Ally Vairy of Gladstone Road, who had already done it once. The weather was good and there was no rain. This year’s beneficiaries will be Mencap, Mencap Sunny, Disabled Swimming Group, Action for the Blind, Action for Deaf Children, Riding for the Disabled, Yorkshire Coast Sight Support, Epilepsy Action,Wilf Ward Trust, Scarboccia, Yorkshire Coast Families, Goalball, Frame Football and Orange Zebra Drama Group.

Stewart Finney, who was first back on the short walk, with stewards Sue North and Liam Robinson and girlfriend Ally Vairy Tracey Shaw (to order photos ring 353597) stride down Scalby Road Neil Fitzpatrick and Brett McMann after running the London marathon

Quartet have three Lifeboats called to small empty yacht mountains to climb Words and photo by Dave Barry A FULL complement of maritime rescue services was deployed when a small empty yacht was found close to shore. The vessel, Don’t Panic, was observed bobbing about on a gentle swell near the rock armour on Marine Drive. Both Scarborough RNLI lifeboats were launched. No-one was on the yacht. As soon as a lifeboatman boarded, it began to capsize and the mast broke off. It was towed back to the harbour by the Shannon all-weather lifeboat. The inshore lifeboat (ILB) and coastguards searched several miles of shoreline, between Burniston and Cayton Bay, for the yacht crew. They were assisted by the coastguards’ Sikorsky search-and-rescue helicopter and the police.

It emerged later that the crew had abandoned the vessel without telling anyone and gone home. The same craft had to be towed back to the harbour last year, after it went to sea with none of the essentials. It had no lights, no VHF radio, no GPS, no flares and no engine. John Senior, lifeboat operations manager, said: “It is imperative that any leisure craft putting out to sea should have a fully functional VHF marine radio and flares as a bare minimum. “There is no legal requirement for leisure craft but we would strongly advise that such vessels always have a means of sending out a distress call other than a mobile phone, which should be used only as a back-up”, Mr Senior said. “We also recommend that if you are going at night or dusk, you have lights and have informed someone ashore of your intentions”.

Don’t Panic is towed into the south bay by the RNLI, as a fishing boat leaves the harbour (to order photos ring 353597)

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FOUR friends are to scale the highest peaks of England, Scotland and Wales in 24 hours to raise money for St Catherine's in Scarborough. Jake Sands, Josh Sands, Ben Brewins and Ryan McDowell have been training hard to reach peak fitness before their challenge on 9-10 June. Jake and Josh are doing it in memory of their mum, Jane Wright, and uncle, Jim Wright, both of whom received hospice care at the end of their lives. Jake says: “On 14 March 2015, my mum Jane Wright passed away at home with family at her side, following a long battle with cancer. “With the support of district nurses and St Catherine’s, she got her wish to have the people she loved around her in her home in the final days”, Jake says. “On 3 October 2016, after a short battle with cancer, my uncle Jim passed away peacefully at the hospice, with family at his side”. Jake, a mental-health worker, praised the “comfort, respect and dignity” afforded by the hospice. “So many people are affected in some way by cancer”, says Jake, who has set up a JustGiving page. “By donating, you can help St Catherine’s continue to care for and support people with terminal illnesses and their families, both at the hospice and in their own homes”. Josh, who shares his brother’s feelings, is an electrician, as is Ben, whose wife Kerry is a health-care assistant at the hospice. Ryan is a soldier. The plan is to camp at the base of Ben Nevis the night before, rise early and scale the 4,411ft peak – Britain’s highest. As soon as they get back down, driver Toby Coldecott will take the intrepid quartet 263 miles south to the Lake District, where they

L-R: mountaineers Josh Sands, Ryan McDowell, Ben Brewins and Jake Sands (to order photos ring 353597) will tackle England’s highest peak, Scafell Pike – 3,209ft. From there, another long drive – 211 miles – will deliver them to Snowdon, the highest point in Britain south of the Scottish highlands. By then, it will be either getting dark or dark and they will have to conquer the 3,560ft peak at night. They hope to get back down from Snowdon within 24 hours of the time they start climbing Ben Nevis. By then, they will have walked 22 miles, climbed 10,000ft in altitude and driven 473 miles. The total travelling distance, including the sections from Scarborough to Ben Nevis and Snowdon back to Scarborough, will be well over 1,000 miles. They will be wearing T-shirts sponsored by Eastfield gym Fashionable Fitness. They have raised £700 so far, via the team page and individual pages on the JustGiving website. Jake’s page is easy to find and includes a link to the team page. Jake, Josh, Ben and Ryan are footing the bill for their expenses, such as vehicle fuel, and all the money they raise will go to St Catherine’s.

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Radio 4 asks Any Questions? at YMCA

The panellists, L-R, Vince Cable, Brandon Lewis, Dianne Abbott and Jonathan Bartley

Words and photos by Dave Barry FOUR politicians, 290 people and a BBC crew turned up for a live broadcast of the Radio 4 show Any Questions? Shadow home secretary Diane Abbott, who has been appearing on the programme for 20 years, was perhaps the best known of the panelists. She was joined on the YMCA Theatre stage by former business secretary Sir Vince Cable; Brandon Lewis, minister for policing and fire services; and Green Party co-leader Jonathan Bartley. About 10 questions were submitted by audience members when they entered the building, but there was only time for half. Subjects included cyber attacks, the election, nuclear weapons, bringing the railway franchises into public ownership and police numbers. The event was organised by the 118-year-old men-only Scarborough Forty Club Debating Society in partnership with the YMCA. Invitations went out to political parties, schools and community groups.

Chairman Jonathan Dimbleby

Words by Mike Tyas A CANDIDATE from Scarborough has already been elected to Parliament. Kitty Jackson’s mandate is to raise her voice to help New youth MP Kitty improve the lives Jackson of other teenagers and as such she was one of three teenagers elected to represent thousands of others in North Yorkshire in the UK Youth Parliament. The national parliament is run by and for young people and gives those aged 11 to 18 opportunities to use their voice to improve the lives of their peers. Kitty, 14, who attends Scalby School, was elected as a Member of the Youth Parliament (MYP) at the first meeting of the North Yorkshire Youth Voice Executive, which has been established by North Yorkshire County

Calvert Carpets, over the road, supplied a carpet at short notice for the stage, to help control the sound. A recording of the programme can be heard on its website. Any Questions? was first broadcast in October 1948. Each week, the programme visits a different part of the country with a diverse panel of four speakers who answer questions from the audience. The programme provides an opportunity for people to challenge leading politicians, policy makers, writers and thinkers.

The audience

Diane Abbott

Council to bring together Youth Voice groups. Voice groups represent the views of young people from diverse backgrounds across the county, including looked-after children, young carers, and children of armed forces personnel. Kitty will serve a two-year term. She said: “As a young carer, my main focus will be on raising awareness, speaking out for the many young carers in our area, and making schools and organisations more aware of the impact being a carer can have on children, positive and negative.” In the summer, Kitty will join MYPs from across the UK to debate and vote on policy at their annual sitting. Later in the year, they will attend a sitting in the Houses of Commons at Westminster where they will debate topics they wish to campaign on for the following year. MYPs are politically neutral and in North Yorkshire each represents between 25,00030,000 young people.

Scarborough & Whitby MPs since 1918 Scarborough and Whitby Contituency • 1918: Gervase Beckett – Unionist • 1922: Sidney Herbert - Unionist • 1923: Sidney Herbert – Unionist • 1924: Sidney Herbert – Unionist • 1929: Sidney Herbert – Unionist • 1931: Paul Latham – Con (by-election) • 1931: Paul Latham – Con • 1935: Paul Latham – Con • 1941: Alexander Spearman – Con (by-election) • 1945: Alexander Spearman – Con • 1950: Alexander Spearman – Con • 1951: Alexander Spearman – Con • 1955: Alexander Spearman – Con • 1959: Alexander Spearman – Con • 1964: Alexander Spearman – Con • 1966: Michael Shaw – Con • 1970: Michael Shaw – Con Scarborough Contituency after boundary changes • 1974: Michael Shaw – Con • 1974: Michael Shaw – Con • 1979: Michael Shaw – Con • 1983: Michael Shaw – Con • 1987: Michael Shaw – Con • 1992: John Sykes – Con Scarborough and Whitby Contituency after boundary changes • 1997: Lawrie Quinn – Labour • 2001: Lawrie Quinn – Labour • 2005: Robert Goodwill – Con • 2010: Robert Goodwill – Con • 2015: Robert Goodwill – Con • 2017 ? General Election Results: 1997-2015 2015: Con hold Goodwill, Robert (Con) ..........20,613 McInnes, Ian (Lab) ..........14,413 Cross, Sam (UKIP) ..........8,162 Malone, David (Green) ..........2,185 Michael Beckett (Lib Dem)....2, 159 Juliet Boddington (Alliance for Green Soc).........207 Con Maj = 6,200 Turnout: 47,739 (64.9%) 2010: Con hold Goodwill, Robert (Con) .........21,108 Annajoy, David (Lab) ..........12,978 Exley-Moore, Tania (Lib Dem) 1,093 James, Michael (UKIP) ..........1,484 Scott, Trisha (BNP) ..........1,445 Cluer, Dilys (Green) ..........734 Popple, Peter (Ind) ..........329 Juliet Boddington (Alliance for Green Soc) .......111 Con Maj = 8,130 Turn out = 49,282 (65.3%) 2005: Con gain from Labour Goodwill, Robert (Con)...........19,248 Quinn, Lawrie (Lab) ..........18,003 Exley-Moore, Tania (Lib Dem) 7,495 Dixon, Jonathan (Green)........1,214 Abbot, Paul (UKIP) ..........952 Con Maj = 1,245 Turn out = 46,912 (71.7%) 2001: Labour hold Quinn, Lawrie (Lab) ..........22,426 Sykes, John (Con) ..........18,841 Pearce, Thomas (Lib Dem).....3,977

Dixon, Jonathan (Green)........1,049 Jacob, John (UKIP) ...........970 Murray, Theresa (ProLife All)..260 Lab Maj = 3,585 Turn out = 47, 523 (63.2%) 1997: Labour gain from Con Quinn, Lawrie (Lab) ..........24,791 Sykes, John (Con) ..........19,667 Allinson, Martin (Lib Dem).....672 Murrya, Shelagh (Referendum) 2,191 Lab Maj = 5,124 Turn out = 54, 321 (71.6%) North Yorkshire County Council elections – May, 2017 Scarborough, Whitby and Filey – 14 seats Con (10), Labour (3), Independent (1) 2013: Con (8), Labour 4, Independent 1, UKIP 1 Castle – Independent win Jefferson, Janet (Independent) 717 Seston, Tom (Con) ..........164 Thorne, Tim (UKIP) ..........151 Vesey, Mark (Green) ..........68 Watkinson, Mat (Labour) .......414 Electorate ..........5360 Turn Out ..........1517 (28.3%) Eastfield and Osgodby – Labour Win Johnson, Tony (Green) ..........80 Randerson, Tony (Labour) .....707 White, Tracey Ann (Con).......468 Electorate ..........5227 Turn Out ..........1258 (24.3%) Esk Valley – Con win Fenander, Sara West (Green).174 Jeffery, Keith (Labour) ..........340 Pearson, Clive Graham (Con)1299 Thistle, John (UKIP) ..........109 Electorate ..........5062 Turn Out ..........1927 (38.07%) Falsgrave & Stepney – Labour win Colling, Liz (Labour and Co-op) 720 Longden, Sally Anne (UKIP) .202 Malone, David Hugh (Green) 650 Mortimer, Jane Elspeth (Con) 460 Electorate ..........6021 Turn out ..........2035 (33.8%) Filey – Con win Cross, Sam (UKIP) ..........762 King, David Edmund (Green) 244 Swiers, Helen Gail (Con)........789 Electorate ...........5423 Turn out ..........1803 (33.25%) Hertford & Cayton – Con win Adams, Rosie (Labour) ..........373 Casey, John Bernard (UKIP) ..360 Deans, Judy (Green) ..........115 Rowell, Shaun Martin (Labour)80 Swiers, Roberta Florence (Con) ..........1240 Electorate ..........6549 Turn out ..........2175 (33.21%) Newby – Con win Backhouse, Graham Andrew (Con) ..........752

Black, Bill (Yorkshire) ..........108 Kindness, Helen Margaret (Green) ..........111 Provins, Paul Mark (Labour) .480 Snelson, Graham (UKIP) .......170 Electorate ...........5018 Turn out ..........1623 (32.34%) Northstead – Labour win Adams, Robert (Green) ..........120 Atkinson, John Eden (Lib Dem) 216 Broadbent, Eric (Labour) ......682 Fisher, Christopher James (Con) 444 Murphy, Norman Kenneth (UKIP) 208 Electorate ..........5631 Turn out ..........1672 (29.69%) Scalby & the Coast – Con win Bastiman, Derek James (Con) 1380 Dennett, Gerald Alick James (Labour) ..........531 McCann, Paul (UKIP) ..........260 Taylor, David James (Lib Dem) 378 Electorate .......... 6793 Turn out ..........2560 (37.69%) Seamer & Derwent Valley – Con win Barnes, Colin Morgan (Labour & Co-op) ...........383 Harland, Mark Vernon (UKIP) .385 Jeffels, David Colin (Con).......1352 Lockwood, Robert Graham (Lib Dem) ..........413 Electorate ..........7257 Turn out ...........2537 (34.96%) Weaponess & Ramshill – Con win Abbott, Stuart Richard (UKIP) 170 Bonner, Charlotte Lucinda (Green) ..........193 Siddons, Steve (Labour) .........789 Walsh, Callum Mark (Con).....861 Electorate ..........5631 Turn out ..........2018 (35.84%) Whitby-cum-Margrave – Con win Chance, David Arthur (Con) 1246 Fearnley, Hugo Simeon (Labour) 737 Electorate ...........6464 Turn out ..........1989 (30.77%) Whitby/Streonshalh – Con win Abbott, Deidre Maureen (UKIP) 13 Barnett, Rob (Labour) ...........719 Harston, Jonathan Graham (Lib Dem) ..........133 Plant, Joe (Con) ..........747 Electorate ..........6405 Turn out ..........1735 (27.09%) Woodlands – Con win Billing, David Lawrence (Labour) 451 Chatt, Bill (Independent) ........207 Jenkinson, Andrew Malcolm (Con) ..........520 McDonald, Phil (UKIP) ..........220 Phillips, Chris (Green) ..........114 Electorate ..........5254 Turn out ..........1520 (28.93%)

Ten things you probably didn’t know: 1922-present • • • •

The current Scarborough and Whitby Contituency contains the wards of: Castle, Cayton, Central, Danby, Derwent Valley, Eastfield, Esk Valley, Falsgrave Park, Fylingdales, Lindhead, Mayfield, Mulgrave, Newby, North Bay, Northstead, Ramshill, Scalby,Hackness and Staintondale, Seamer, Stepney, Streonshalh, Weaponness, Whitby West Cliff, and Woodlands. Most votes cast for a candidate: 32,988 in 1951 for Alexander Spearman (Con); only two candidates; 83% of votes cast. Least votes cast for a candidate: 111 in 2010 for Juliet Boddington (Alliance for Green Socialism; eight candidates; 0.2% of votes cast. Biggest majority: 16,645 in 1955 for Alexander Spearman (Con).

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Smallest majority: 994 for Sidney Herbert (Con) in 1923; only two candidates. Smallest majority when three or more candidates: 1,245 for Robert Goodwill (Con) in 2005. Biggest turn out (in % terms) = 80.77% in 1950 (Scar + Whit Contituency). Biggest share of vote for winner = 57.93% for Alexander Spearman (Con) in 1955. Number of parties represented (including: 2017): 14 (Alliance for Green Socialism; BNP; Con; Green; Independent; Independent Con; Labour; Liberal; Lib Dem; ProLife; Referendum; SDP Alliance; UKIP; Yorkshire). A female MP is yet to win the Scarborough seat.

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Ted Temple outside his former home at the castle

The last person to have called the castle his home Words & recent photos by Dave Barry TED TEMPLE knows Scarborough castle like the back of his hand. After all, he grew up there and is the only person still around to have lived there. Ted’s association with the 12th century fortification stretches from the ages of eight to 80. It began with tears, which roll down Ted’s cheeks today as he looks back. “It still fills me up”, he says, recalling how he and his mother were evicted from the family home at 18 Garibaldi Street in the old town. The second world war was near the end. Ted’s dad was serving abroad, in the forces. His mum couldn’t pay the bills and decided that they must go to the workhouse in Dean Road, with Ted’s siblings. Ted hated the idea and pleaded with his mum to let him go to his uncle. Castle custodian Hudson Rewcroft lived in the former master gunner’s house, next to the keep. Ted’s mum gave him his ration book and let him go. “It was winter, there was snow on the ground and it was dark”, says Ted, who was born in North Street. “The castle was closed so I had to climb over the wall and squeeze between some prison bars to get in”. Mr Rewcroft and his wife Annie, who came from fishing families, took Ted in and eventually became his legal guardians. Ted’s life was starting to look up. He loved the castle and has explored every nook and cranny, long before safety railings were installed. “Before they started letting people back in, just after the war, this was my domain”, Ted says. He has been in the underground air-raid

An army camp on the headland in the 1930s or 1940s

shelter that was next to the former Roman signal station (long since filled in) and has walked on all the walls. He has even stood on the top of the keep, the last time a scaffold was erected, in about 1950. He and some friends once lowered a boy called Kedrick Taylor down the castle well, now covered by a heavy steel grille. They knew visitors threw coins in to estimate the depth. “We measured it with a fishing line and sinker, laid out on the grass. It’s 155ft deep. “We got ropes from a workmen’s shed and dropped this lad down to the bottom, which was damp and smelly and dark but had no water”, Ted says. Kedrick filled a bucket with pennies and halfpennies, which the boys shared. Ted says he discovered later that Kedrick had hidden the sixpences in his socks. The people who ran the Denmark Arms, a tiny pub on Garibaldi Street, used to lend a tent to Ted and his pals from Friarage School, so they could camp out in the castle grounds. Ted’s other uncle, George, was one of two stonemasons at the castle, in the days when it had a permanent workforce of about five. During the war, the castle was occupied by the RAF, with about 20 radio operators. When they moved out, the wooden billets they lived in were dismantled. Ted salvaged several pieces of good timber and took them to the grateful woodwork teacher at school. Ted snared and sold rabbits at the rate of a dozen a week for two shillings and sixpence. He solved the problem of excess pigeons (and guano) by shooting them. The cellar of Ted’s home was used to store skeletons, civil-war cannonballs, whalebones and other objects which contributed to the building’s creepy atmosphere.

Ted’s aunt Annie serving her Hartlepool cousins

Today, the castle is run by English Heritage and the cellar resembles a rustic off-licence as it stores the wine sold in the café and shop. The first-floor bedrooms are now a museum. The ground floor had a kitchen with a cooking range at one end. “It used to get white hot”, Ted remembers. In its place today is a shiny modern coffee machine. “We sold tea, coffee, ice cream, everything, until the Ministry of Works realised we were

scones today. “It came through a window”, says Ted, who still plays snooker, at St Columba’s Church. Ted lived at the castle until he got married in 1965. “I was so happy there, I didn’t want to leave”, he says. He joined the Royal Engineers and became a patrol-dog trainer. The Rewcrofts lived there for another 15 months until the house was condemned as unfit for habitation. It had electricity but

“It still fills me up”, he says, recalling how he and his mother were evicted from the family home making money and built a separate café next door”. However, the new café wasn’t successful and is now a toilet block. Ted’s aunt Annie always had a big handbag because she had to keep the castle key in it. In those days, the entrance at the top of Castle Road had a thick, solid, wooden door. “My nephews have got the key now”, Ted says. When he grew up, Ted acquired a full-size snooker table from the Albion pub, which stood in Castle Road near St Mary’s Church. He worked as a paint sprayer and sprayed the owner’s car in exchange for the table. Ted paid someone £3 to take it up to the castle. With his uncle and aunt’s permission, he put it in the room where visitors sip tea and eat

no flushing toilets and was in dire need of renovation. Mr Rewcroft, who used to mow the grass with a scythe, worked at the castle from 1924-66. A memorial bench dedicated to the Rewcrofts prematurely states that it is also in memory of Ted. Ted is treated like an old friend whenever he visits the castle, four or five times a year, using his life pass. In December, his second wife Lib organised a surprise 80th birthday in the old snooker room. The cake was in the shape of the master gunner’s house. Ted and Lib live in Devonshire Drive and have two daughters.

Ted’s eldest daughter playing in the castle grounds in 1966

The memorial bench dedicated to his uncle, aunt and … Ted

The castle during Ted’s time, when tarmac covered the cobbles on the path

Ted as a baby

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Old girls return to share memories A pair of

Former pupils of the Girls’ High School at their reunion. comprehensives. The association reformed in Words by Mike Tyas FORMER pupils of Scarborough Girls’ High its present guise in 2001, and currently there School travelled from around the country to are 94 members. Scarborough High School for Girls opened in join their ex-schoolmates for their reunion. The pupils, most of whom are now pensioners, 1922 with 200 pupils, was then rebuilt in 1939 gathered at the Royal Hotel for the Girls’ High for £53,000 at Sandybed, and over the years School Association’s AGM, lunch and to have expanded to take in 650 girls, with at one time a chat with friends they have kept in contact more than 40 staff, several of them male. with down the years at the association’s get- Its headmistress when it closed was Hilda Briggs, who moved into the same position at together. The girls’ and boys’ high schools in Graham School until she retired in 1978. Scarborough were closed in 1973 when Association committee member Maureen Ille, the grammar schools were replaced by who now lives in north Lincolnshire, was at

Tears of joy as fund helps hundreds Words by Mike Tyas, picture by James Giddings HUNDREDS of people from more than two dozen local groups and organisations are to benefit from the outgoing mayoress’ community fund. A total of 27 groups and charities received cheques this year, adding up to £9,675, from the departing mayoress Val Green, at a special presentation of the cheques, held at Scarborough Town Hall. The fund benefits groups in the borough, including Whitby, Scarborough, and Filey. The mayoress said: “I have enjoyed organising fundraising events, meeting community groups and working with the ladies on the committee. Our numbers have fallen, so it means fewer committee members have to work harder.” Among the beneficiaries this year were: Scarborough, Whitby & Ryedale Foster Carers; East Coast Tigers Cheerleaders; Filey Festival; Amicable Society; Scarborough Flower Club; Community Angels; Goathland Community Hub; 15/3 Scarborough Guides; Dean Road Chapel; Wykeham Cricket Club; Remap; Widows Group; 2nd ELO Scouts; Newby & Scalby Library; Filey in Bloom; Boys Brigade 5th Scarborough; Derwent Valley Scouts; Scarborough Beaver Scouts; Northstead School, and Willows Lull. Specific requests from the mayoress that were approved by the committee were the Heather Hopper community minibus, in Danby, Whitby, and the Scarborough and Ryedale Carers Resource centre at Snainton. The mayoress said: “I chose the Scarborough and Ryedale Carers because we were most impressed with their enthusiasm, friendship and leadership. “At the other end of the age spectrum, the residents of the Esk Valley find the Heather Hopper mini-bus is a lifeline in their

community.” The fund also helped: Newby & Scalby Primary School; Westway Open Arms; Kingfishers Swimming Club; Borough Bowling Club, and Muston Cricket Club. Fund secretary, Bonnie Purchon MBE, said the money was raised at numerous fundraising events throughout the year including fashion shows, wine and cheese nights, table tops, quiz race nights, plus summer and Christmas fayres. She added: “What a wonderful afternoon it was at the Town Hall for the mayoress and the fundraising ladies to see all the smiles, and sometimes tears, from the representatives of the groups when they received their cheques. ‘It made all the hard work over the year worthwhile.” The new mayoress, Cherry Smith, will take over Chairmanship of the MCF in June. Application forms for funds in 2017/2018 can be downloaded from the mayor’s page on the council website, at: uk/mayor

Representatives of local groups at the Town Hall, with mayoress Val Green in the foreground behind the Scouts.

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the school for seven years from 1954 and like everybody else was delighted to meet up with former schoolmates. ‘It was very pleasant to catch up with people,” said Maureen. “Some of the schoolgirls have gone on to lead very interesting lives. “One of them came with her husband and told us how, after she retired as an accountant, they now teach and demonstrate the tango all over the world - and they are in their 70s. It was fascinating to listen to people’s experiences.” Maureen has recently started an old girls’ group on Facebook so documents and pictures will continue to be available for former pupils to look at and for researchers wanting to investigate into family histories. “We also have our website, but this won’t be available once our organisation folds – as it inevitably will,” she said. Maureen has uploaded digital and scanned archive material to their website and Facebook page. The original items, including attendance registers, grading reports and copies of the school magazine have been deposited with the North Yorkshire Archives in Northallerton. n The association’s website is:

beauties by Dave Barry

SCARBOROUGH pageant author and former beauty queen Sally-Ann Fawcett was one of the judges at the Mrs Galaxy UK final in Preston. The finalists, who hailed all over the UK, competed in evening wear, fashion wear, swimwear and interview rounds. The winner, Tanya Collins, 30, from Kent, will fly to Florida in July to represent the UK in the international Mrs Galaxy finals in Orlando.

Libraries open for business but need more help Words by Mike Tyas, picture by Linda Kemp TWO libraries are looking for more volunteers to maintain their current opening hours. They are needed at Scarborough Library on Vernon Road, and the new communityled library at More Than Books Eastfield Community Hub. Recruitment of volunteers is going well, with 30 recruited so far and another six in training, at Scarborough Library, but more help is needed, said a spokesman for North Yorkshire County Council. He said: “Sufficient numbers have been recruited at Vernon Road to maintain the library’s opening hours. “But there are difficulties in filling certain time slots and there will be gaps in the rota when volunteers take holidays.” For that reason, an email was sent recently to library members in the Scarborough area and posters displayed seeking help for certain time slots. Scarborough Library is being run by volunteers, and reduced numbers of council staff, following a reorganisation of the county’s library services that came into effect at the end of March. The shake-up was blamed on cuts in funding from central government. At Eastfield, the library on High Street, is run by volunteers under the auspices of local group More Than Books, who effectively saved the facility from closure. Spokeswoman Linda Kemp said 19 volunteers are currently signed up to open the library for 35 hours over six days, just a few less than when it was county council operated. t the time of going to press, a further ten were in training, but with plans to develop the facility into a community hub, More Than Books hope to double the volunteering numbers. She said: “We’re very grateful for the volunteers who have joined us so far but we’re now making a big push to get more. “We intend to make this more than just a

Local author Jessica Redland discusses her work at a midweek event at the new community hub. library and provide whatever the community requires; so we need them to come and tell us what they want. “If local clubs or organisations want to run a regular meeting, than why not hold it here?” In a leaflet, More than Books say they are committed to provide a library service, for books and DVD loan, computer use, home reading, and services previously provided by the council. It also states: “Over time, in consultation with local people, we will develop new services. “We are already planning a memories garden, at the rear of the hub, which will be used as a community space for education and mindful activities.” Volunteers are required for three-and-a-half hour sessions during the week, or two hours, on a Monday evening or Saturday morning. Training will be given and everyone is very friendly. The library is to employ a part-time librarian, funded by Eastfield Town Council, and have the additional part-time support of a county council librarian. • Anybody interested at volunteering and what roles are available at Scarborough is asked to call into the library and ask a staff member, or email: scarborough.library@ •Eastfield, email: morethanbookseastfield@, ring 01609 536606, Facebook @ MTBEastfield, Twitter: @MoreThanBooksUK, or pop into the library.


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Labour will start a major building programme so that affordable houses are available for people to buy or rent. We will protect tenants from unfair rent rises.


Labour will properly fund our local NHS to meet our needs. We will ensure that there are safe staffing levels within the NHS. We will put patients before profit and reverse privatisation.


Labour will guarantee the triple lock to secure the value of state pensions for the life of the next Parliament. The Winter Fuel Allowance and free bus passes will also be guaranteed.


Labour will improve the quality of life by investing in local services and facilities. We will reverse the cuts to our fire service, local policing and services that support the vulnerable and elderly. Scarborough and Whitby are wonderful places and we want businesses to have the confidence to base themselves here with the employment opportunities that investment will bring. We will Teachers do an important job. We will reintroduce ensure our towns and villages have better access to public nationally agreed pay settlements for teachers. transport. Labour will invest to improve our economy and create We will abolish tuition fees for university students. We will ensure a broader curriculum so every child has a high quality jobs. We will ban zero hours contracts and ensure the minimum wage chance to shine. is no less than ÂŁ10 per hour by 2020 for workers aged 18 or over.


Published by Nick Kemp, Scarborough & Whitby Labour Party, 11 Barleycroft, Scarborough, YO11 3AR on behalf of Eric Broadbent, Woodrise, Filey Road, Cayton, Scarborough, YO11 3NH


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2016 was mountain-rescue team’s busiest year Words and photo by Dave Barry MEMBERS of Scarborough and Ryedale Mountain Rescue Team raised £2,668 at a week-long collection in the town centre. “We would like to thank all residents of Scarborough and visitors to the town for their generosity”, said incident controller and public relations officer Ian Hugill. The team is on call 24/7 and has 60 volunteer members. Not only do they give their time for free, they pay £80 per annum for the privilege. The £40,000 to £45,000 needed each year to run the team is raised through fundraising, donations, sponsorship, grants and membership subscriptions. Last year was the team’s busiest yet, with 87

incidents. It has handled 27 so faar this year. Details are posted on the team’s website, In an emergency, the pubic’s first points of contact with the team are via the police and ambulance service. The team helps save lives in wild and remote places. They respond to traditional calls people who have slipped, tripped, fallen or got lost on the North York moors and in Dalby forest, where mountain bikers often require help. “But more and more, we are responding for vulnerable persons, despondents, people with Alzheimer's, dementia, etc”, says Ian. The team also helped out during the tidal surge which hit Scarborough in January.

The team’s patch covers 2,100 square miles, from Sandsend in the north to Howden in the south and as far west as the A19. Based on the Barker’s Lane industrial estate in Snainton, the team was formed as Scarborough and District Search and Rescue Team in 1965. It changed its name to better reflect its area of operation and the skills members hold. Ian says: “While there are no mountains in our patch, there are plenty of crags and areas of steep ground where ropes and specialist skills / equipment are needed. “We could also be called out of our area into a mountain area in support of other teams”. Mountain-rescue volunteers in the town centre (to order photos ring 353597) -->

Hundreds raised for Alzheimer’s Society

Words and photo by Dave Barry

£559 was raised at an annual coffee morning in aid of Scarborough, Whitby and Ryedale Alzheimer’s Society. It was at the Park Manor Hotel and was attended by Simon and Val Green, just before their term as mayor and mayoress ended. They sat with Dorothy Rushworth, who founded the society in 1989. “Over the years, we must have raised an awful lot of money,” said Dorothy. Hundreds of older people in Scarborough and Ryedale have dementia which hasn’t been diagnosed by a doctor, NHS figures reveal. In the area, an estimated 1,788 people aged over 65 have dementia. Of these, 1,125 (62.9%) have been diagnosed but the other 663 remain undiagnosed. This includes everyone living in care and nursing homes, as well as those living at home. Hundreds more need diagnosing if the national target of 67.8% is to be reached. The diagnosis rate has risen from 54.25% in

Alzheimer’s Society stalwart Dorothy Rushworth with Simon and Val Green (to order photos ring 353597) March 2015; the national average is 66.4%. The prevalance in the Scarborough area is above average because of the large population of older people. They are concentrated in certain areas, with clusters in Scalby, Filey, Hunmanby West Ayton and the South Cliff, which has a lot of nursing and care homes. Many people with dementia are helped by the

society’s volunteers. “We support people in care or who have lost somebody in care or who are looking after someone”, says stalwart Molly Abernethy, whose husband Ken died of Alzheimer’s in 1999. “We want people to realise that you can still have a life after you've lost your partner and you can be happy. “We're friendly and noisy and jolly - we're not gloomy at all, it's a house of laughter!” The society was launched in 1989 by Dorothy Rushworth, who Molly describes as “the best thing that has happened to us - we couldn't have survived without her”. Members socialise at the Red Lea Hotel on the South Cliff every Tuesday; new members are welcome. Dementia support worker Deborah Senior said: “We support people with community groups for the carer and the person with dementia. “We have activity groups with the emphasis on fun, quizzes, speakers, etc”.

Venues include Scarborough library, St John's Church hall in Filey and Springhill café in Hunmanby. Singing-for-the-brain sessions are held at Springhill café and South Cliff Methodist Church hall in Scarborough. For details, ring 500958. “We rely on volunteers and need more,” says Deborah. “They all get training and support”. “We have a good relationship with Scarborough Hospital, visiting patients and carers on four afternoons a week. We encourage the staff to become what we call dementia friends, to promote awareness and circulate information”. • If you would like to join the local group, ring Dorothy on 369781. • The society is part of the Scarborough Dementia Action Alliance which aims is to bring individuals and organisations together to reduce stigma, raise understanding of dementia and to enable people living with dementia to continue doing the things they enjoy within their community for longer.

Coffee, cake . . . and a chat about dying Words and pictures by Mike Tyas IT’S not often that we pop into a café for a coffee, a bite to eat – and a natter about death. But that was the intention of the latest death café held in Scarborough, run by local psychotherapist Brigit Peacock. This time the café was held at Special SendOffs, a new funeral director, at Newlands Park Drive, Northstead owned by Mark Hancock. It was held during Dying and Death Awareness week. Unlike the previous four cafes held over the past 12 months around Scarborough, the latest was more of a drop-in rather than the usual group discussion format. However, like the past four, Brigit said she was very pleased by the outcome. “The turn-out was excellent,” she said. “The feedback from all the events around Scarborough have been positive – people say that they’re glad they have come and have made comments like it was relaxed, fun (surprisingly laughter was present) and challenging. There has been no negative feedback.” Brigit is keen to stress the cafés are not a support group for those struggling with grief, but are designed to get people talking about a subject that affects us all. She said: “We’re all going to die. It’s just that the subject is taboo for many people. They

just don’t want to talk about it.” As a counsellor, Brigit works regularly with people not only finding it difficult to deal with grief but also experiencing how tough it is for them to cope with how other people relate to their bereavement. “It has cropped up so often in my practice that it got me thinking that as a society how rubbish we are at talking about death,” she said. Brigit decided to do something about it, and joined the Death Café movement which began six years ago in London. At the time of going to press, its website reported more than 4.500 cafes have been held across the UK, Europe and North America. “We have no agenda at the cafes,” she said. “We talk about whatever people want to bring. “We just have two principles: the first is to increase awareness about issues about death and to talk about them in a normal way; the other is that by talking about death we want to help people make the most of their finite life, by helping them live in the here and now and making the most of what they have got.” Another death café is planned for 11 July, 7-9pm, at Special Send-Offs. Booking is required but there is no charge although a donation would be appreciated to cover costs and any extra will go towards dementia research. Places can be booked at: • A survey by the charity Dying Matters revealed that more than 70 per cent of people

are uncomfortable talking about death and that less than a third have spoken to family members about end-of-life wishes.

Brigit and Mark Hancock, of Special Send-Offs, with a Kath Kidston-inspired design coffin.

Brigit Peacock

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North Bay walk highlights Rhinos’ plight Words and pictures by Mike Tyas AN animal lover has taken the fight to save one of the world’s most threatened species to the streets of Scarborough. Helen Simcox donned a rhinoceros costume and walked around North Bay to highlight the plight of their dwindling numbers in Africa due to illegal poaching. Latest estimates suggest the trade in rhino products could be as much as £12 billion a year. Helen, of The Uplands, Newby, said she went on the walk with friend Lisa Kellett to raise aawareness of the threat to rhinos and the work of the recently-formed Rhinos Revolution UK, which is currently applying for charitable status, after being started by her friend Patsy Stagman in York. Rhinos Revolution UK supports the work of a rehabilitation centre and orphanage for young rhinos in Hoedspruit, on the edge of the Kruger National Park in northern South Africa. Said Helen: “The reason why I walked around the North Bay is that I wanted to raise awareness of tourists, the public of Scarborough and children in particular and get them engaged and take a minute to go on our website.” The orphanage is the only one in Africa that looks after young rhinos after their mothers have fallen victim to the poachers. “The orphanage holds ten rhinos at the moment but poachers are still getting in and killing the young rhinos for their tusks. We want to raise money for CCTV and electric fencing to give them extra protection and stop the poachers.” Helen, 67, who worked as an administrator in A&E at Scarborough Hospital for 20 years, said she has been a passionate supporter of animals all her life and regularly attends protest marches around the country rallying support to protect rhinos, elephants and lions. She said: “Since I was a little girl I’ve wanted to fight for animals as they don’t have a voice. I feel I am a pure champion of animals, birds, or any creature that can’t speak. I give them a voice in our mad, crazy, mixed-up world. “A lot of people talk about animal conservation – I take it the extra mile and do something about it. “We are all part of the natural world – we need the animals, and the animals need us. David Attenborough said this planet won’t survive without them.” As good as her word, Helen is to fly out to the rehabilitation centre herself in August to lend a hand to its work, including going into local

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Merchant navy group seeks new members by Dave Barry

THE Scarborough branch of the Merchant Navy Association (MNA) has launched a membership drive. “We would like to hear from any merchant seaman from any department of the service, including those working or who have worked in deep sea and inshore, on cruise ships and trawlers, etc”, says spokesman Bob Smith. “We are trying to build up our membership and hopefully attract some new members who may not be aware that we exist. “It would be a shame if, with the maritime history Scarborough has, we were to lose an association that helps to support seafarers, due to lack of membership”, Mr Smith said. The branch, which started as the Graham Old Boys Association, meets at 8pm on the third Tuesday of every month at the Anglers Club in Friars Way. Mr Smith said: “Our main goals are to get together people with a common interest in seafaring and hold various social functions

including day trips throughout the year”. The branch’s annual dinner-dance at the Royal Hotel was attended by families and friends including members of the local branch of the Royal Naval Association. Its next event will be an open evening with a buffet at the Anglers Club for anyone who may be interested in joining, on 20 June. “We look forward to meeting anyone who shares our common interests and goals”, Mr Smith said. n For further details, ring Bob Smith on 584850 or email either ralsmith@talk21. com or

The Merchant Navy Association dinnerdance at the Royal Hotel

Artist sketches herself a prize Helen, in rhino costume, and Lisa, dressed as a ranger. schools to educate child about the rhinos’ plight. Said Helen: “Rhinos Revolution is a unique organisation. “There are a number of organisations involved in protecting the rhinos in Africa, but this one is run just by unpaid volunteers. Vets can out to Africa in their own time and spending their own money to help. “I’m very excited about it because I was there at Rhino Revolution UK’s birth in the UK in January.” Although thousands of miles away, Helen hopes people in Scarborough will take an interest in the project and its lifesaving work. “We’re all part of the same world,” she said. “We all have a responsibility wherever we are to look after creatures like these. “I get very upset – almost beyond words, about the cruelty and what is happening out there. I am passionate about what I do – other people may be embarrassed by what I’m doing but I’m not because at the end of the day it’s what I believe in. “In 20 years’ time these creatures could be gone. They are being hunted to virtual extinction. “If I go to my grave thinking I have done something positive about that situation, I will be happy.” Illegal poaches can make $100 from the sale of a rhino horn but vast sums are made selling the products, particularly to China and Vietnam, where they can fetch up to £45,000 a kilo – more valuable than gold, and sold in jewellery items or as medicines. Helen added: “It doesn’t make sense to use for medicines as rhino horn has no medicinal use or purpose. Horn is only like a toe or finger nail – it’s of no use at all.” More information about the work of the Hoedspruit centre, and where donations can be made, at: Rhino Revolution UK can also be contacted via Twitter: RhinoRUK, and on Facebook: @ RhinoRevolution • In 2016, Save the Rhinos reported that 1215 rhinos were slaughtered for their tusks during the year. Their website estimates that there are only about 28,500 rhinos in the wild left, the majority of them being white rhinos.

by Dave Barry SCARBOROUGH artist Tracy Himsworth has won a solo exhibition prize as part of Sketch 2017. Sketch 2017 is a celebration of the role of the sketchbook in contemporary fine art practice. The 100 sketchbooks in a touring exhibition demonstrate a wide range of approaches to recording ideas and observations, offering a rare insight into each artist’s creative process. The exhibition is at Rabley Drawing Centre in Wiltshire until 17 June. It will then travel to Frome, Plymouth and Lancaster. Tracy's ancestors worked the land in Appleton-le-Moors. This affinity with the land is something she shares and which defines her practice as an artist. Her work explores our relationship to place,

specifically the way in which we make connections to the landscape around us. While she Tracy Himsworth’s cannot work sketchbook the landscape in the same way her forebears did, she can simulate this labour by digging, dragging, lifting and carrying parts of the landscape things like tree trunks and stumps - across the moors and back to her studio. Her work is about connections, between past and present, between man and the land, between walking and drawing, drawing and sculpture, and sculpture and architecture.

Macmillan volunteers raise £29,866 in a year Veteran fundraiser Joan Forbes

by Dave Barry NEARLY £30,000 was raised for Macmillan Cancer Support by its Scarborough fundraising group in 2016. A dedicated team of volunteers raised £29,866 by running coffee mornings, supermarkets collections, table-top sales, a drag variety show, etc. The group is led by Joan Forbes, who has been fundraising for Macmillan since 1992 25 years. Joan said: “I am very grateful for the continued support of my loyal band of volunteers, the residents of Scarborough and the generosity of the public who have helped raise these funds.

“Knowing that Macmillan continues to invest in cancer services in Scarborough means a great deal to me”. The charity’s local fundraising manager, Sarah Tuckwell, said: “We are in complete awe of the total raised by Joan and the Scarborough group in 2016 and are incredibly grateful for their continued dedication, enthusiasm and support. “This sum is enough to fund over 1,000 hours of care from a Macmillan nurse, providing medical, practical and emotional support to ensure that local people facing the toughest fight of their life receive the care they desperately need”, Sarah said. “With 4,600 people in Scarborough living with and beyond cancer, and 725 more being diagnosed every year, every penny raised is vital”. The group’s next fundraising activities include a collection at Sainsbury’s on 7 July and the world’s biggest coffee morning at the Grand Hotel on 27 September. n To volunteer or find out more, ring 0300 1000 200.

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Plenty of help on offer from Mencap Scarborough and District Mencap is reminding parents and carers of the services it offers to help adults and children with learning disabilities. The well respected charity provides specialist care, support, day services and evening activities designed for people with learning disabilities and additional physical disabilities, sensory impairments, complex medical needs and challenging behaviours. Up to 250 service users attend sessions each week. For young children there are structured play and social activities held after school, at weekends and in the school holidays, to give parent carers and families a much-needed break. For young people aged 16-24 years, the Explorers group gives support to older children and their families throughout their transition from Children’s to Adult Services, whilst promoting the development of independence skills through age-appropriate activities that they are encouraged to plan themselves. At its’ centre, Brookleigh, there are two 25-place Monday-Friday day services for younger and older adults who access a wide variety of activities and projects designed to develop and maintain independent living skills and promote a healthy lifestyle, with many visits and trips in the community that

give opportunities to socialise with peers whilst accessing community facilities such as museums, libraries, parks, the beach, swimming and sports, cycling and dancing, keep-fit and armchair exercises. Flexible 1:1 care and support can be given in people’s own homes or the community to help them to live more independently, providing help with household tasks, shopping, budgeting, accessing medical appointments, social activities and work experience placements so that people with learning disabilities can take a full and active part in their local community and in society as a whole. There are many more flexible services on offer including 2:1 care for children and adults who display challenging behaviour, an out of hours teatime service to provide two course meals for adult service users who like to be independent, evening activities such as drama group and, of course, advice and support for parents and carers through a weekly parents’ group. n If you are interested in finding out more about Mencap, please contact Brookleigh, 60 Valley Road, Scarborough, YO11 2JE or to arrange a visit ring 01723 374819.

By the left . . . cadets excel at national level

Words by Mike Tyas

YOUNGSTERS from Scarborough’s Sea Cadets gave a faultless performance of drill at a national event. On the invitation of Captain Paul Russell, the Captain of the Sea Cadets, youngsters from TS Scarborough performed their continuity routine at the national drill and piping competition, held at HMS Raleigh, one of the navy’s large training bases, at Torpoint, Cornwall. The invitation to TS Scarborough to give the demonstration followed the withdrawal of the category in this year’s event. TS Scarborough have previously represented the cadets’ eastern region four times in competition in the finals. The invitation also followed the Scarborough unit’s success in being named earlier in the year as winners of the Thomas Gray Memorial Trophy, as the second best cadet unit in the UK.

The Scarborough team of eight perform rifle & foot drill to music for eight minutes, without a single verbal order, in front of dignitaries including national president, Admiral Sir Mark Stanhope, Second Sea Lord Retired. TS Scarborough Commanding Officer SubLieutenant Natalie Davies, said: "I was bursting with pride, as the unit showed the whole Sea Cadet Corps how good they are!"

DIAL-A-RIDE fares are staying put for the sixth year running. The Scarborough charity’s trustees said many passengers were on basic pensions or benefits and wouldn’t be able to afford a price hike. Manager Julie Banks said: “The trustees feel it is important for Dial-aRide to stay as affordable as possible to enable people who cannot use public transport or afford taxis to get out and about. “Many passengers live alone or are isolated”, Julie said. “Using Dial-a-Ride means they can still get to health appointments, go shopping, attend luncheon clubs and support groups or just visit friends and relatives. “All these activities help them keep their

Annual walk at Harwood Dale by Dave Barry

THE umpteenth annual walk organised by the Scarborough branch of Amnesty International returns to Harwood Dale on Friday 14 July, at 6pm. As in several previous years, it will be hosted by branch member Jake Empsom at his home, where the circular walk will start and finish.

TS Scarborough drill: Proud cadets with Admiral Sir Mark Stanhope.

independence; it supports their health and wellbeing and reduces social isolation”. Return journeys from Cayton, Ayton and Eastfield to town cost £6.10; and from the old town to the hospital cost £4.60. The drivers and escorts help passengers from their homes onto the minibus and safely into their destination and help carry shopping in. The county council provides a small pot of funding to give people who have never used Dial-a-Ride a chance to try the service for the price of annual membership - £3. This shows them how easy it is to book and use Dial-a-Ride. n For more details, ring 354434 or visit www.scarboroughdialaride. org.

The walk won’t be too strenuous; there may be a long one and a short one, depending on demand. After the walk there will be a picnic for everybody so take some dishes to share - and something to drink. n The venue is Thirley Cotes Cottage on Waite Lane and the post code is YO13 0DR.

Volunteers make Sense Words and photo by Dave Barry THE Sense charity in Scarborough is appealing for volunteers. “We are really struggling for volunteers”, explains Lara McCoubrey, manager of the store, in Newborough. “Volunteers are absolutely vital to the work we do”, Lara says. “We are looking for people to help with a variety of shop tasks. “They could do everything from working the till and keeping the shop floor full and tidy

to stock sorting and preparation and even social-media marketing. It is really vital that we have a good team to help with all of that”. Sense is a national charity which supports people who are deaf, blind or both, with sensory impairments and complex needs, helping them to enjoy more independent lives. n If you are interested in joining the Sense gang, either call at the shop or ring 351131.


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SCARBOROUGH’S kids can look forward to having hours of fun in the newly refurbished indoor play area and nautical themed family dining room at the Mayfield, Seamer. While the kids whizz around the play area, parents can relax and watch their cheeky monkeys having fun on large CCTV screens. Other TV screens play children’s TV, and there’s kids activity packs, a slush machine and fruit shoots, sweet pots and jars of baby food now available. A separate kids menu with lots of choice and healthy options is also on offer, featuring favourites such as Get 10% off quality new and used baby and toddler stock when mentioning ‘Scarborough Review Newspaper’. The Kids Corner buys, sells and part exchanges most kids goods. All products are safety checked before sale.

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News in Brief HACKNESS Ladies Choir will give a fundraising concert at Northstead Methodist Church on Saturday June 10, starting at 7pm. Proceeds will be shared between helping to provide clean water in Uganda – one of the church’s 50th anniversary year projects, and expenses for the church’s August flower festival. Admission is £5 which includes refreshments. THE Rainbow Centre on Castle Road is in need of volunteers who can help with their client support services. The centre say they can accommodate as much time as volunteers would like to give. Anyone interested is asked to ring 500663 and leave a message, or contact Trish Kinsella, 07447 095190, Lesley Usher, 07391

254709, or Emma Walker, 07812 431149. FIGURES released by an anti-smoking group suggest 52,000 households in North Yorkshire have at least one smoker in them. Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) say smokers who kick the habit can save up £3,000 a year. The figures were released to coincide with ‘World No Tobacco Day’ on Wednesday 31 May. The group say smokers often try to stop many times before they are successful, but those who use a stop smoking service to quit are four times more likely to be successful than those who try without support. Free support in available in the county at Smokefreelife North Yorkshire or by calling 01609 663023 or texting QUIT to 66777.

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The New Engine Driver at North Bay Railway For many, their favourite tourist attraction at Scarborough is North Bay Railway. Opened in 1931, this miniature railway has provided endless pleasure for generations of travellers. In recent years it has been much upgraded and features many other attractions, including a new “listed building”, the historic water chute. This month’s story is based on a true event at North Bay Railway, told to me by the driver. There was a New Engine Driver at North Bay Railway. He was excited. He had done all the training. He had practised driving all four miniature engines: Neptune, Triton, Poseidon and Robin Hood, though he wasn’t yet trained enough to drive the new steam engine, Georgina. New Engine Driver’s first day of driving on his own arrived. The engine on duty was Neptune, the very first engine at the railway and, today, he was its driver. The first engine for his first day! Neptune had been pulling trains for more than 80 years in Scarborough and was still going strong. How perfect for New Engine Driver’s first day, giving enjoyment to hundreds of passengers of all ages!

He proudly put on his brand new “grease top”, a cap of quality for a new driver, ready for the day. It was a good morning, things going well. One more run before lunch time. The guard waved his flag, blew his whistle. Easy start, steady away, not too fast, under Sky trail, passengers beaming, along by the lake, under the water chute, through the tunnel, passengers screaming [in fun], round the curve to Beach Halt and that first view of the sea and the Sea Life Centre, passengers waving, slowing down into Scalby Mills station, passengers buzzing while Neptune turns on the turntable and manoeuvres into place for the return journey, train running to time, driver happy, very, very happy ….. and then it happened! As the train was rounding the curve at Beach Halt, a very strong gust of wind blew off the driver’s brand new “grease top” cap. It sailed through the air, landing way down at the promenade. The train lurched to a stop, passengers wobbling a bit. The guard made contact immediately. “What ya doing? We’re not supposed to stop here! Anything wrong?” The New Engine Driver was in panic. He

had lost his treasured brand new “grease top” cap. Could he just nip down to the promenade to get it? But that would take, maybe ten minutes. The train had to be on time. Passengers mumbling! Calamity! What could he do? He sat, head in hands. What could he do? “Everything alright?” called the guard. Then there were two more voices, children’s voices! “Hello! Hello! Wait! Wait! Is this yours?” Two girls, aged about 7, were standing at the Beach Halt fence, holding the driver’s brand new “grease top” cap. They had picked it up and ran like the wind up the grass slopes to return it to the driver. Tears crept into the driver’s eyes as he walked across Beach Halt platform to receive his cap. What a moment for him! How grateful he was! Passengers clapped. After a quick but very heart-felt thank you from the driver, the girls just turned round. “Bye!”, and off they went. “Let’s go then!” called the guard. “Thank you girls!” The driver nodded and whispered to himself,“Yes! Thank you, thank you, thank you girls for coming to my rescue.” And so the train set off again. The rest of the

journey went without incident, and so did the rest of the day, though this would be a day the New Engine Driver would never, ever forget. He wondered about those girls. “Who are they? Locals or on holiday? I wonder if I’ll ever see them again. I didn’t thank them enough. Thank you girls!! Thank you girls!!” Copyright joe coates 2017

Reaching 100 takes Molly’s breath away Words and portrait by Dave Barry

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HAVING reached the grand age of 100, Molly Williams exclaimed: “It takes your breath away!” But Molly, who lives at Scarborough Hall, insisted: “I don’t feel any different”. Molly celebrated her centenary with her daughter Vicky Beer and staff at the care home, which is off Seamer Road. Activities organiser Dean Noon described Molly as “a lovely person” who is “very chirpy most of the time”. Molly enjoys the home’s music shows and playing giant dominoes with other residents. “She mixes well and joins in with activities”, Dean said. “And she likes good food!” ​Mary Elizabeth Hope was born near Bishop Auckland on 17 May 1917 and became known as Molly. After leaving Cockton Hill secondary school, she spent much of her adult life caring for her parents, who were semi-invalids. Her father, Arthur, who died in 1966, had

rheumatic heart disease and her mother, Marjorie, who died in the 1970s, had brittle diabetes. In 1940, Molly married Bill Williams at St James’s Church in Coundon, near Bishop Auckland. The couple had only one child – Vicky – and moved to the east coast about 40 years ago. They lived in Crossgates then Scarborough. Bill died in 1987. Molly did a lot of voluntary work, until about six years ago, for Sue Ryder, Bernardo’s and the WRVS shop at the hospital in Bishop Auckland. Vicky, who lives in Croydon, said her mum was “very intelligent”, with “a wonderful sense of humour”. Molly and Bill visited Vicky when she lived in Canada. The couple also had holidays in the USA and France. “And she loves Venice”, Vicky says. * Scarborough Hall has an open day on 16 June, from 11am until 4.30pm, as part of national care-home day. Everyone is welcome.

Molly and Bill on their wedding day

Molly’s parents, Marjorie and Arthur Hope

Molly as a teenager

The Queen’s birthday card Molly’s late husband Bill

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These upcoming networking events will keep you in the loop. FIRST TUESDAY OF THE MONTH CHAMBER MEETING, Boyes, Queen Street, Scarborough, 6pm. Visit www. or email EVERY TUESDAY YORKSHIRE COAST NETWORKING, Crescent Hotel, 1-2 Belvoir Terrace, Scarborough, 7am. Visit www. EVERY THURSDAY DROP IN FOR BUSINESS BREAKFAST, Seasons Cafe at The Heritage Landscape Centre, Gibson Lane, Melton, 7am. Visit www. or call 01482 339311. EVERY FRIDAY NETWORK NORTH. The Crescent Hotel, Scarborough, YO11 2PP. 7.15am – 9 am. Visit 15th June THE BUSINESS NETWORK, Venue TBC. Visit

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A £1.6m project to help North Yorkshire businesses enhance their use of digital technology is to be launched in Scarborough. The Digital Advantage project at Coventry University’s Scarborough campus will deliver digital technology workshops and one-toone support to 150 small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) across the county. Support will cover the use of new digital and mobile technologies including web optimisation, creating web content, cyber security, social media, e-commerce, finding new routes to market and advice on accessing finance. Grants of up to £5,000 will be available for SMEs to fund external expertise to help address digital issues specific to the business which are not covered by the project. The new initiative will feature roadshow workshops across North Yorkshire. Recruitment is under way for a project team to lead the initiative, with support being rolled out to businesses this summer. The project is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), with the university providing match-funding.

It builds on the NYnet programme of superfast broadband infrastructure improvements and the Superfast North Yorkshire project, which provided help and advice for businesses to improve their online performance, which both received ERDF funding. * Coventry University was recently declared the country’s top modern uni after achieving its highest ever placing in Guardian league tables. The Guardian University Guide 2018 puts the uni in 12th place, up from 15th last year. The Complete University Guide ranks Coventry as the top new uni and the Times Higher Education world rankings named Coventry as one of the world’s top institutions under 50 years old. Higher Education Statistics Agency data notes that the uni offers more overseas experiences for students than any other university. This is reflected at CU Scarborough, which aims to provide as many students as possible with educational opportunities abroad. Professor Craig Gaskell, provost of CU Scarborough, said: “The new league tables are wonderful news for our staff and students. “We’ve enjoyed a great deal of success since

Campus provost Craig Gaskell launching CU Scarborough, and are continuing to strengthen our position in the town as our student numbers grow”. Places are still available at CU Scarborough for the 2017/18 academic year. n To find out more, go to an open evening on 21 June, from 5pm to 7.30pm, or visit www.

Creating an edible and nature-friendly garden Words and photo by Dave Barry A BOG garden was created at the fourth social event run by community gardening group Growing Opportunities at the Street. Led by Anna Kendall, volunteers planted numerous wildflowers at the back of the building. GO is working in partnership with Cavca, which runs the Street, to create an edible and naturefriendly garden on under-used land around this community hub. Volunteer Christine Mackay said: “Getting involved in gardening has multiple benefits, including fresh air and exercise, socialising, helping to improve the local environment and learning new practical skills”. A garden design for the site includes flower meadows, fruit trees, native hedges, nectarrich borders and habitat houses which will

L-R: Shena McGrath, Anna Kendall and Christine Mackay (to order photos ring 353597) transform the appearance and enhance wildlife diversity. “Everyone is welcome to be a part of this rewarding activity”, said Christine. “No experience is necessary and tools, protective

footwear and gloves are provided. “Developing the garden is a long-term project and there is no shortage of activities to suit all abilities”. The photo shows Shena McGrath planting oxeye daisies. “We used to call them moonpennies when I was a kid, in Nottingham”, she said. Anna Kendall was planting wild flowers: columbine, self-heal, cranesbill, foxgloves, cumfrey, jack by the hedge, teasel, feverfew, etc. Christine Mackay was using Anna’s mattock to gouge holes in the rocky ground. Growing Opportunities meet at the Street, 12 Lower Clark Street, Scarborough, every Friday, from 2-4pm. Details of further events, all on Saturdays, will be posted on the group’s Facebook page, which is easy to find. Or ring Christine on 07422 972915.

Appeal following robbery Police appeal to find POLICE are appealing for information following a robbery involving a delivery driver in Scarborough. The incident happened at around 8.15pm on Friday 19 May when a teenager, who was working as a driver for a local takeaway, had just made a delivery on Frairs Way. He was returning to his car when a man with a knife approached him and demanded money that the victim gave from a black


leather flip wallet, with the letter W on it The suspect is described as white, dressed in all black with his hood up. The lower part of his face was covered with tightly fitting black material. n Anyone with information that can help the police, or can help locate the wallet, is asked to ring 101, option 2 and ask for Graeme Boast, or contact him by email: Graeme.Boast@northyorkshire.pnn.


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Words by Mike Tyas POLICE are hoping to reunite stolen power tools with their rightful owners following a spate of thefts along the Yorkshire coast. Officers recovered tools after stopping a vehicle. Four men were arrested, four in Whitby and one in Cloughton. Some of the tools have been linked to offences though there are some that have yet to be connected with known offences. Anyone who had power tools stolen over the weekend of 22-23 April is asked to contact Rob Henderson at Scarborough police, on 01609 643421, quoting reference 12170069010, or email Robert.henderson@northyorkshire.pnn. Police are also seeking the public’s help as they

investigate the theft of a vehicle in Burniston in which a 24-year-old man from Flamborough was arrested The items are: Magma tool bag with numerous tools, believed for an electrician – there are some PAT stickers in the bag for a company called Britton price; Fujitsu laptop model A512 in black bag which, when logging in the header screen, has ‘ Burlington ‘ as computer name; 2 Milwaukee drills in case, and a Bahco socket set. The arrested man has been released under investigation while enquiries continue. Anyone who has any information, is asked to contact police. Dial 101, press 2 and ask to speak to the Scarborough Investigation Hub, quoting reference number 12170075431 when passing on any information.

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Your Letters DEAR EDITOR Scarborough is now surrounded by areas licensed for the exploration and development of gas extraction by unconventional fracturing of shale rock, commonly known as fracking. Those among your readers who are undecided about the possible risks and benefits of fracking in the UK need only do an online search for the Medact report of 2015 and take a look at page 5. There, the summary clearly states the dangers of "multiple actual and potential sources of pollution". Air, soil and ground and surface water are at risk. Hazards to health arising from toxic materials used in fracking fluid and generated under ground include increased risks of cancer, respiratory disease and birth defects. Also mentioned are the negative effects on leisure, tourism and property values along with 24/7 noise and light pollution, bad odours and heavy traffic. Every year in the UK some 40 000 people die prematurely from air pollution, much of it caused by diesel fumes. Fracking would involve thousands of HGV journeys in North Yorkshire. Our MP Robert Goodwill does not appear in the least concerned about the threat to the health of his constituents or indeed about the multiple risks to our wellbeing if fracking is allowed to go ahead. It is not a case of a few isolated drill sites. To be profitable, fracking has to be carried out on -literally- an industrial scale, calling for many hundreds of wells. Each well requires on average 3 million to 5 million gallons of water taken from the public supply and mixed with a large range of chemicals and needs to be cleaned or disposed of. It can also be contaminated by radioactive material while below ground; in this case it is contaminated for good. While the Government remains in thrall to the oil and gas lobby, renewable power expanded by ten times in the nine years to 2015. Energy Department figures show public support for solar power at 80% and rising, for onshore wind at 60% and rising, for fracked gas at 20% and falling. In May last year 800 officials of New York State wrote a letter to the people of North Yorkshire urging us to have nothing to do with fracking. They saw the damage done to communities in neighbouring Pennsylvania and refused to allow the industry in their state. We should follow New York's example and ban fracking in the UK. David Mason - Scarborough DEAR EDITOR May I, through your newspaper, express my heartfelt thanks to everyone who supported Scarborough YMCA’s recent production of Footloose. Staging a production requires many people in addition to those seen on stage and, without the help of a number of dedicated adult volunteers, we would not be able to provide such fantastic opportunities for local young people to get involved in live theatre. I would particularly like to acknowledge the contributions given by our costume team - Wendy Chapman, Rose Hadley, Claire Brewster and Rachel Rattigan - for sourcing, creating, adapting and laundering the costumes for the show; our stage crew, led by Steve Brewster, for making sure that everything was in the right place at the right time and providing a safe and efficient backstage area; our sound technicians - Mark Watling and Conor Skelton; and our young lighting crew, led by Liam Downey, who all did a tremendous job of helping to bring the show to our audiences; Adrian Sartain and John Hume, who produced such wonderful images of our cast from rehearsals to performance; our choreographer Julie Nockels of Rowlies Academy of Dance; production assistant Julie Cannon; musical director Will Oseland and the Footloose Band; Anne Mortlock and Paul Newlove for sourcing and making the props; and our production director, James Aconley.   Making sure our audiences were warmly welcomed to the theatre were our wonderful front of house team. Judith Edmondson, Alan Bruce, Bev Willett, Sue Rowe, Junita Mohan, Vicky Adams, Mildred Horsman, Kelly Baddley, Michael O’Brien, Sandie Willford, Denise Johnson and Jean Colling collectively support the 140 performances in our theatre each year. And thanks to our theatre manager, Graham Ibbotson, for everything he does to ensure the YMCA Theatre is such a great place for young people, volunteers and audience members. To Linda Wood of Jitterbugs Nursery - thank you so much for sponsoring our show and many thanks also to all those who advertised in our souvenir programme. And finally, to our audience - without you, the young people who gain so much confidence from the experience of performing would be denied the opportunity, and we are eternally grateful to you for supporting them. We are now preparing for our summer production

of Sister Act, and we are very keen to hear from anyone who would like to get involved. Steve Marsh - Executive Director YMCA Scarborough DEAR EDITOR Can I take this opportunity to thank you for publishing details of our 11th annual Filey Festival of Music at Filey Methodist Church in your May edition. We had a successful festival which gave pleasure not only to Filey residents but also those who visit the township. A big thank you to all the performers, those who attended the festival and those who assisted us in any way. Newspapers like yours serve the community well, not only in reporting what is happening, but also bringing local events to notice. The Scarborough Review is always a good read. Thank you once again and keep up the good work. Gerald Ingham - Chair Filey Festival of Music DEAR EDITOR For the new multiplex cinema to arrive would mean removing the remains of the old north bay pool. It recently held the military adventure park, a mud-scrambled nonsensical affair, left in grubby disorder for years after closing. Previously, Atlantis water-park, a short-lived gimmick of water slides, had replaced the swimming baths. My father James Henry was one of the builders of the north bay pool in 1938, the year of my birth. It developed from a shallow boating pond. The bright blue-tiled bottom gave a warm, welcoming touch to enter heated water. Enhanced by the Italianate portico or villa design of its surrounding structures, which are still there. Go and see them before imminent demolition. School swimming sports were held there. Opposite, stood the pagoda-themed Peasholm Park, still there. Also, the now-neglected world-wide plant collection in Peasholm Glen. Nearby, one found the lake-featured open-air theatre, staging classic productions. Also, the Art-Deco designed Corner Café with soda fountain and fine musical acts. Celebrity performances were staged at the Floral Hall, uphill, close by. In the 1940s to 60s, visitors and locals enjoyed this fine area of the historic town. Similar changes in the south bay and the town centre: losing or distorting excellent buildings and streets has caused great contention. Progress of the town and its finance and reclamation of worn-out factors are necessary, but loss of the admirable, and acquisition of the facile, the cheap and the ugly, continues in a lamentable way. If continued, we shall inherit a plastic town as if conjured by a virtual reality nonsense show. The useful community centre of the Street, around Lower Clark Street, is an appalling building. The Sands complex at north bay is scarcely better. The Royal Albert Drive café, a building appropriate to its location, had proposals to make it into a fine fish restaurant, but the authorities demolished it this year: wanting modern flats built there. This will spoil views of the 12th century castle. Do they know the Queen’s Parade area is full of potential apartment sites? One awaits this multiplex construction sceptically. In the 1940-50s pre-TV era, the town had five cinemas. The fairly new Odeon showed prestigious British or glossy Hollywood items. Our school parties trooped there, en masse, to see Scott of the Antarctic or Julius Caesar (with Marlon Brando). Four other places of white-stone type, ex-theatres, showed more comical or tough-guy movies. In the main street, the Londesborough has gone. The Capitol in Albemarle Crescent and the Aberdeen in the street of that name house other firms now. The seafront Futurist is suspended as a theatre, threatened with demolition. Of prize-winning architecture by Frank Tugwell in 1921, it hardly seems old or outworn to many views who now offer alternative plans. A few years ago, the authorities tried to sell off the Town Hall and alter St Nicholas Gardens and Bland’s Cliff. This was thwarted by public objection. The authorities might plan much of this again in the wake of the Futurist threat. Gordon Gibb, head of the funfair business aiming to replace the Futurist, vows to stage acted reminiscences of the theatre’s great past. But it is still there and able to continue in actuality. The powers-that-be might abolish nearly all the historic town, to be remembered in a virtual reality spectacular. I am glad to have known the town in its times of unique grandeur. New generations should realise the value of aspects we still hold and support objections to brash, destructive changes. Patrick Henry - Prospect Road, Scarborough

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Hospice fundraiser turns Spring fair raises £1,000 the air blue . . . and red, green and yellow! Words and photo by Dave Barry

Words and pictures by Mike Tyas HUNDREDS of hospice supporters had colour put in their cheeks in more ways than one at a popular fundraiser. Mums, dads, kids, families, friends and workmates turned out in force as the golden sands of Filey Bay were turned a kaleidoscope of red, blue, green and yellow at St Catherine’s second Colour the Coast. Unlike last year the sun shone and the bay looked picturesque as the 500 participants turned out to run, jog or walk the 5km course along the beach from the start beneath Filey Country Park. Their pristine white St Catherine’s T-shirts were soon multi-coloured however as they

were showered by a rainbow of brightlycoloured powder. But the runners took it in heart, many of them joining in the fun politely saying “thank you” as the powder was enthusiastically thrown over them by volunteers at four colour stations stretched along the course. St Catherine’s fundraiser Nicky Grunwell, said: ‘‘Colour the Coast was great fun everybody seemed to really enjoy themselves and there was lots of colourful smiling faces. “On behalf of the hospice, I would like to thank all who took part, our volunteers and all our sponsors from local businesses.” Sponsorship cash should be returned to the hospice by noon on Wednesday 14 June.

to restore the cemetery chapel. It featured a A SPRING fair tombola, faceat Dean Road painting, owls cemetery raised and birds of over £1,000 for its prey, bug hunts chapel restoration and guided fund. tours. Stalls Volunteers sold crafts, dressed in Victorian costume Volunteers in Victorian costume at the spring fair ref reshm ent s, bric-a-brac and to illustrate the (to order photos ring 353597) books. cemetery’s 19th century history. The Friends’ next fundraising event is Jan Cleary, who chairs the Friends of Dean Scarborough Gardening Club’s community Road and Manor Road cemetery, said: “This event was the result of the hard work of fair at Ebenezer Church in Columbus Ravine dedicated volunteers, the support of local on Saturday 3 June, from 9am until noon. businesses and the participation of local The Friends will be selling refreshments and people who went along and enjoyed the day”. gardening books. The fair featured plans illustrating the project “There will be many other gardening related stalls”, says Jan.

Sick animals helped by tombola Words and picture by Mike Tyas

Ancient French tradition arrives in Scalby

A TOMBOLA held at Morrisons raised almost £120 towards paying for the treatment of sick animals. A group of animal lovers, including cat owning husband and wife Anthony and Doreen Sleightholme, of Eastfield, and Sheriden Kirton, of Filey, ran the tombola in the entrance foyer of the supermarket. The cash raised has since been sent to the People’s Dispensary for Sick Animals (PDSA) which this year celebrates a century since it opened its first clinic, in London. The charity provides veterinary care for the sick and injured animals of people who can’t afford to pay. It has a shop on Newborough. Said Anthony: “We would like to thank everybody who paid for a ticket or donated a prize, and also to Morrisons, who were very generous in allowing us to hold the tombola at their store. “The PDSA is a marvellous charity. It does so much work alleviating suffering for animals who otherwise may not get treatment because of the circumstances of the owners. “The support we received really touched us. It shows the caring heart many people on the coast have for sick animals.”

There are currently 51 PDSA hospitals in the UK.

Animal lovers Doreen Sleightholme, near picture, with Anthony Sleightholme and Sheriden Kirton.

Six bands booked for 20th Shadows gala by Dave Barry Members of the twinning and in-bloom groups in between Cllr Simon Green and Roxy the German shepherd (to order photos ring 353597)

Words and photo by Dave Barry ​A CHARMING old French custom has been adopted in Scarborough. On 1 May 1561, the young Charles IX of France was given a sprig of lily of the valley by one of his courtiers. He was delighted and gave a sprig to every lady in his court on the same date the following year. The practice quickly spread to cities and towns, where men gave their true love a sprig for love, constancy and marital fidelity. Poor country workers found they could make money by gathering the wild lily of the valley (muguet in French) from the countryside and selling small bunches in the towns. They paid no tax on this earning.

The tradition has its roots in ancient rituals involving flowers, from Roman and pagan times, to welcome the spring. A few centuries later, encouraged by their links with the town of Pornic, just south of the mouth of the River Loire, members of Scalby and Newby Twinning Association dispensed lily of the valley sprigs. They were joined by friends from Newby and Scalby in Bloom including Kaet Newton, who said: “We gave out sprigs of lily of the valley to guests, early on the morning of 1 May, just after we had, by tradition, washed our faces in the May dew, to ensure our continuing beauty!” Cllr Simon Green, who was mayor at the time, also attended.

OVER the weekend of 10 and 11 June, Scarborough Rugby Club will echo to the sounds of the Shadows. The 20th annual Shadows music gala is being organised by the Shadows Guitar Club of East Yorkshire, based in Scarborough. Club coordinator Ian Harper says: “This year will see our most ambitious show to date, with six bands playing over the weekend”. The Ryders, from Sweden, top the bill on their UK debut. The band was formed in 1986 and has performed at many Shadows and rock ‘n’ roll shows in Europe. The Lenny Clerwall Band, led by one of Sweden’s top music composers, will play Lenny’s four Swedish number ones, among other tracks. Ian says Lenny is a friend of Abba’s Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus and helped them when they were recording many of their hits in the 1970s. Lenny went down so well at last year’s gala

that he asked him back, Ian says. He has written a tune for the gala entitled Theme for Scarborough. Sharing the bill are Down South from Devon, the John Wilkinson Band from Newcastle and, from North Yorkshire, the Fentone Four and Legend. The gala runs from 11am to 5.30pm on the Saturday and 10.30am to 5.30pm on the Sunday. Tickets cost £10 per day or £15 for both. n For more information, ring 366811 or 07966 230271.

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CARERS WEEK CELEBRATIONS Across Scarborough, Whitby & Ryedale Carers Week takes place from 12-18 June, raising awareness, celebrating and recognising the vital contribution made by the UK’s 6.5 million carers.

This year Scarborough & Ryedale Carers Resource are out and about in the local area focusing on the national “Carer Friendly Communities” theme for Carers Week. Elizabeth McPherson Chief Officer said: “Caring will touch each and every one of us in our lifetime, whether we become a carer or need care ourselves. Whilst caring can be a rewarding experience, without the right support caring can have a damaging impact on a person’s health, finances and relationships. When caring is intensive and unsupported carers can struggle to hold down a job, get a night’s sleep, stay healthy and maintain your relationships with friends and family.” “We have lots of different things happening over the week so do come along and find out more about the support available to family carers. To end the week on a high we are building on last year’s Carers Family Fun Day. The event went so well last year with over 100 carers and their families attending, we are keen to make this year’s even better. The carer fun day is for unpaid family carers to come along and have fun as well as meet the team at Carers Resource. Our theme this year is the wild west which was picked by

our young carers.” The amount and type of support that carers provide varies considerably. It can range from a few hours a week, such as picking up prescriptions and preparing meals, to providing care day and night. Elizabeth McPherson Chief Officer “We continue to raise awareness of issues affecting carers from as young as 8 to the very elderly. Carers need to be recognised for the wonderful work they do in looking after family members, friends and neighbours. Please support this campaign to ensure family carers are not forgotten and to let them know there is help out there to support them. If you recognise yourself as a carer or know someone struggling with their caring responsibilities, please do contact us.” For further information regarding the support available to carers in Scarborough Borough or Ryedale District, please contact Supporting Unpaid Family Scarborough & Ryedale Carers Resource 01723 850155 or Or visit




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Friendly, professional service at new shop WHEN one door closes, another one opens – so the saying goes. It applies to Diane Colley, who opened her new shop Ninety One a few days after the one she had worked at for many years closed. Diane and her partner Ned Bowden ran the Active Mobility Centre in Falsgrave for two decades. The shop closed when Ned retired at the end of March. At the beginning of April, with Ned’s support, Diane opened Ninety One Specialist Footwear and Homecare Solutions. It’s at 91 Victoria Road, on the corner of Barwick Street, near the police station. The specialist footwear is displayed at

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SCARBOROUGH Disability Action Group (DAG) will celebrate the contribution of its volunteers with an open day during national volunteer’s week. It is on Wednesday 7 June, from 2-4pm. The open day is an ideal opportunity for people to learn more about what the charity does and to sign up to support its work. Volunteer opportunities include helping to organise events and fundraising activities, and providing administrative assistance, such as reception work. Ian Whitfield, who chairs DAG, says: “Volunteers are the lifeblood of our work and we simply wouldn’t be able to provide the same level of support in the local community without them. “We hope to see lots of new and familiar faces at this event, which will be a great opportunity to meet the team and be inspired by the contribution that our fantastic volunteer base makes each and every day”, Ian says. “Volunteering isn’t just a great way to give something back to the local community, it’s also an excellent way to meet new people and develop valuable skills and experience”. The open day will be held at DAG’s base at the Street in William Street coachpark, off Dean Road. DAG’s summer fair will be held at Wreyfield

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A support group for people with mental-health problems is appealing for more volunteers to help save it from closure. The volunteer-led group is run by Scarborough, Whitby and Ryedale Mind at the Rainbow Centre in Castle Road. The group has been established for 10 years has around 20 adult members. Volunteer numbers have fallen and the mental-health charity needs more people to help keep the sessions running, from 12 noon to 3pm every Friday. Paranoid schizophrenic Mark Jackson, 44, said the group is a valuable source of information and support. He said: “I enjoy the social side, the stories that we share sometimes and it reduces my feeling of isolation. If the group were to close I would feel that there would be no reason for me to get up on a Friday”. Harvey Cantor, 76, was depressed and struggling to cope, following the death of his wife. He said: “Coming to the group has helped me to be more connected with other people and brings me out of myself. The people are nice and there is a good atmosphere. “The volunteers are good at listening to me when I need to talk. If the group were to close I would be sad and wouldn’t know what to do. The group allows me to be myself without feeling pressured”. Mark and Harvey have been attending for about three years. Volunteer co-ordinator

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Mind volunteers and service users Natalie Miles said: “Without a solid base of volunteers, the group will have to close which will be a huge loss to those who use it. “It is a safe place where people can go and talk about anything, not just their mental health. “There are now three regular volunteers every week and a fourth who supports fortnightly. This is leaving the group vulnerable in terms of being able to operate, especially with the holiday season upon us”. If you are free on Friday afternoons or even just one a month, Mind would love to hear from you. Volunteers should be empathetic and have an understanding of people who are struggling with their mental health. They should be able to do art and run games or drama. Mind will run a DBS check and provide training. n Anyone interested in volunteering should ring Natalie Miles on 356562 or email info@

Reminiscing outside the box by Dave Barry YORKSHIRE Coast Homes and Scarborough Museums Trust are partnering to deliver a second Outside the Box project across the Scarborough and Whitby area. The project aims to reduce social isolation in older people through 10 free one-hour reminiscence sessions a month over a year, in care homes and community centres. They are being delivered by reminiscence

professionals, supported by young volunteers from community organisations, including schools and youth groups. The sessions involve handling objects from the trust collections, says YCH media and community liaison officer Kevin Allen. Reminiscence has proved a powerful tool for bringing people together to share memories.

by Dave Barry MARATHON man Ben Smith talked about running and being bullied when he visited Pindar School in Eastfield. Ben ran 401 marathons in 401 days, for which he was given the Helen Rollason award at the BBC Sports Personality of the Year show. He suffered depression as a result of eight years of bullying at school and attempted suicide twice. After leaving school, he worked in a stressful job, smoked, drank and became overweight. His life changed when he had a stroke, aged 29. While recovering, a friend invited him to join a running club. He wasn’t a natural and struggled on his first run. But he realised afterwards that he was happier and felt a

sense of achievement like never before. He eventually determined to use his newfound love of running to raise money for anti-bullying charities. He decided he would run 401 marathons in 401 days. But with 284 under his belt, Ben ran into trouble and a back injury forced him to rest for 10 days. Instead of giving up, he ran even further in the following days to make up the lost miles so he could still complete his challenge in 401 days. He raised £330,000 which was shared between two anti-bullying charities, Stonewall and Kidscape. Ben said he didn’t want anyone to have to suffer at the hands of bullies the way he did. His message to pupils was: Be kind to each other. His talk was inspirational and many pupils wanted to talk to him about his life and achievements. Courtney Stoddart said: “I’ve done charity runs in memory of family members and racked up pretty good times. My best time was 22 minutes for 5km. Ben has inspired me to get back into running and made me feel I can achieve anything if I put my mind to it”.

Gold award is music to school’s ears by Dave Barry THE Incorporated Society of Musicians has awarded a gold certificate to a Scarborough school. Over 20% of GCSE students at St Augustine’s achieved grades between C and A* in GCSE

music, putting the school in the top 76 in England. Head of music Oliver Barron said: “Last year, we were awarded the silver certificate for GCSE results in music, so to go one better is just brilliant. “Other schools which got the award include Purcell, Chethams and the Royal Ballet, so you can see we are now right up there with the best in the country”, Mr Barron said. “This also shows that the amount of extra work the choirs and bands in the school do helps them achieve some of the finest results in the country”.

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Emily Nelson of Scarborough Museums Trust, left, and Stephanie Lake of Yorkshire A reminiscence session at Gatesgarth Close Coast Homes with reminiscence objects (photo by Tony Bartholomew) (photo by Kevin Allen)

by Dave Barry Staff, volunteers and young people at Scarborough YMCA were thrilled to receive a £1,500 donation from another local charity. OurCo made the donation following an urgent appeal by the YMCA. Veronica Thorpe, one of the founders of OurCo, said: “Having supported the YMCA last year, we are absolutely delighted to have been able to help again”. YMCA theatre manager Graham Ibbotson said: “This donation has enabled us to replace ropes used to raise and lower backcloths in theatre productions. “We recently redecorated our community theatre, improving even further the experience for audiences”, Graham said. “During this work, it became clear that some of the ropes needed to be replaced. We are enormously

grateful to OurCo for helping us complete this important work”. The YMCA team are now working on their summer production of Sister Act, to be performed each Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 25 July to 31 August, as part of a busy summer season. 2017 will be the theatre’s busiest year to date, with over 40 productions hosted at the venue. OurCo is based on Northway, following its move from the old Evening News office in Aberdeen Walk, which is being converted into flats. The charity accepts donations of furniture, clothing, books, etc, and uses the profit made from their sale to benefit worthy causes. Since starting around two and a half years ago, OurCo has handed-out over £40,000 to local organisations.

SINGER and guitarist Jesse Hutchinson takes his Fireside on Tour to fans’ homes every Monday, streaming performances live via his website. It follows several months of Fireside, a Monday night stream from Jesse’s former home in Snainton. “When I had to give up my home in April, I had no fireside”, Jesse explains. “The idea came out of a chat with Graham Rhodes, about doing it at other people’s homes, as lots of people told me how much they'd enjoyed the weekly shows and how it was a regular part of their week”. And so Fireside on Tour was born. “People seem to love the idea”, says Jesse, who

recently released an album, Still Live. “It gives viewers a change each week, a chance to be nosey and it certainly seems to give the hosts a little adventure”. n Fireside on Tour can be found via www. jessehutchinson. / fireside, at 8pm Mondays.

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Tooley tools up for summer by Dave Barry MISTER Tooley’s 45 RPM Soul, Funk and Gospel Jukebox has got a busy summer lined up. Home-town gigs are at Scarborough Brewery in Barry’s

Lane (17 June), the Coastival picnic at Woodend (9 July), Seafest on the West Pier (22 July) and the jazz festival at the Spa (24 Sep). The roadshow has also been booked by Glastonbury festival (21-25 July), Beatherder festival (14-16 July), Womad (26-30 July), Bendigedig in Wales (5 Aug), Solfest (25-27 Aug) and Lindisfarne festival (2 Sep).

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Eight-way election battle in Scarborough EIGHT candidates are fighting the Scarborough and Whitby constituency in the general election on Thursday 8 June. They are Bill Black of the Yorkshire Party, Eric Broadbent of the Labour Party, Sam Cross of UKIP, Robert Goodwill of the Conservative Party, Graham Lockwood of the Liberal Democrats, David Malone of the Green Party and two Independents from opposite ends of the borough Gordon Johnson from Filey and John Freeman from Whitby. Scarborough Review invited each candidate to submit about 350 words, addressing voters. At the last election, in 2015, Mr Goodwill won the seat with a majority of 6,200. He first won the seat in 2005, narrowly defeating Labour’s Lawrie Quinn, who had served two terms. Five of the eight candidates are pictured at a debate at the library. Organised and hosted by two unions, Unite and the NUT, it was chaired by Anne Swift, the retired former head of Gladstone Road School and an ex-president of the NUT. The meeting, attended by about 70 people, began with a minute's silence in memory of the victims of the Manchester bombing.

Bill Black Yorkshire Party The Yorkshire Party stands for Yorkshire devolution. I have been a member of Newby and Seamer Parish Council and remain a trustee of Scarborough and Ryedale Carers Support and Newby and Scalby Village Hall Trust. I became interested in Yorkshire devolution some years ago and when the Yorkshire Party steering group was formed I was part of that and have remained an active member of the party ever since. It has become apparent to everyone in recent years that the London government does not give Yorkshire its fair share. For every pound the government spends in the south-east, it spends only 80p in Yorkshire. Spending on education and major infrastructure is about half. For example, the whole of infrastructure spending in the north of England is just slightly more than the cost of the Crossrail programme in London. Important projects, like the modernisation and upgrading of the A64, don't get carried out, schools don't get repaired and hospital funding is way down. We want a Yorkshire assembly that would to be able to spend the tax raised here in Yorkshire on Yorkshire, rather than sending it south to be spent on hospitals and schools and roads elsewhere in the country. We want what the Scots already have, not what they want at some time in the future. It isn't fair that some parts of the country have a form of devolved power and some have not!

Eric Broadbent Labour On the county council, I am leader of the Labour group and was recently reelected as county

councillor for the Northstead division. On the borough council, I am a former mayor and have over 20 years’ service representing Scarborough’s Central ward. I attended Northstead and Friarage schools before being taken on as an apprentice coachbuilder with Plaxton’s coach builders. I am married with three grown up children. I will work to serve the interests of everyone in Scarborough and Whitby, regardless of their political persuasion. I am honoured to be selected as the Labour candidate for Scarborough and Whitby for the general election.  I’ve been involved with the trade union movement all of my working life and I’m not ready to give up the fight. I’m totally committed to the area and my family ties and my experience serving as mayor, borough councillor and county councillor mean I am ideally placed to serve as a Member of Parliament. Having a local face that’s recognisable helps to reassure people in the area that I’m there for them. It’s vital that Scarborough and Whitby mean as much in Westminster as they do to the people who live here and the people who visit the area; they place their trust in us by choosing this part of North Yorkshire as somewhere to spend their quality time and their money.  We need investment and more jobs, and our residents and businesses need the support that an improved local economy will bring. Film and TV companies regularly choose us as their preferred locations. You can’t buy the publicity that seeing our beautiful surroundings on the small and the big screens brings. My message is simple and heartfelt: many of us are fortunate enough to have a relatively comfortable life, but there are many more who find it hard to meet everyday challenges.  Scarborough and Whitby deserves a local MP who will stand up for the many, not just a few.

Sam Cross UKIP The Tories are telling you a fairy story about Brexit meaning Brexit. The Tory plan is to increase their majority and remove the influence of the small number of Tory MPs who want to leave the EU. The Tory plan is really to stay in the single market, keep pouring your money into EU coffers and retain the failed Lib-Lab-Con policy of mass uncontrolled immigration, which causes so much damage to the UK and has consistently increased your tax burden over the last 20 years. The Tories will now donate 188 miles of our 200-mile exclusive economic zone, an estimated £2 billion boost from fishing to our economy, to the EU. The incumbent Tory MP, Robert Goodwill, claimed to be a staunch Eurosceptic and wanted to repatriate powers from Brussels. When push came to shove, Mr Goodwill put his ministerial career and financial interests above those of you and our country when he came out in favour of the Remain campaign. Can you really see the incumbent MP taking

a moral stand against Theresa May when she announces that her deal to leave the EU will include retaining single market access and mass uncontrolled immigration? Can you see Mr Goodwill giving up his ministerial job and standing up for the 62% of his constituents who voted Leave? The past seven years have seen failed Tory economic plan after failed Tory economic plan as they attempt to clear up the mess Labour left. Our tax burden is at a 30-year high. It has become clear that the Tories are conservative in name only. Like Labour, the Tories are a party of high taxes, big government and wedded to mass uncontrolled immigration, because they have no other way of growing the economy. There is not one single mention of Brexit on the Labour candidate’s election leaflet! If you vote Tory or Labour on 8 June, you will not see your Leave vote come to fruition within the next five years. Only a vote for Sam Cross and UKIP will see your Leave vote enacted. 

John Freeman MBE Independent I am standing as an Independent candidate at the election because Enough is Enough where Scarborough Borough Council is concerned. I invite the protest votes of all those who are fed up with the disgraceful way that SBC does not listen to local ratepayers. This borough depends on tourism, but tourist information centres have been closed or downgraded. Public lavatories will close unless town / parish councils pay for them. Our streets and public places look run down and neglected. Yet SBC spends millions of pounds on grandiose projects like the Sands, the Open Air Theatre and the Water Park. Whitby’s piers are essential to guard the town against flooding and provide a harbour of refuge – but they are decaying and falling apart. SBC were warned in 2002 that the piers might only last 10 years. They now hope to start repairs in 2019-20 – provided they can find the money. Meanwhile the whole economy of Whitby is at risk of total devastation. SBC is not listening to the voters of Scarborough either. Protest marches and open letters go ignored. The Save the Futurist and Fight4Whitby campaign groups should not be forced to employ lawyers to try to extract answers from SBC. Why spend £4m demolishing a much-loved theatre, yet not spend £3.8m to save Whitby piers from collapse? Almost 2,500 voters signed a petition of no confidence in SBC. Similar votes of no confidence were passed by Filey and Whitby town councils. But SBC is still not listening. Is this open and transparent governance? As chair of Whitby & District Tourism Association, three-times mayor of Whitby and co-founder of Fight4Whitby, I have tried my utmost to get SBC to see sense. My support includes former mayors of Whitby and SBC – plus Conservative, Labour,

Lib-Dem and Green Party members. We cannot leave our borough to the tender mercies of SBC for another five years, while the Government negotiates Brexit. We need to send a strong message to our MP and the Government that they cannot and must not delay the reform of SBC any longer. Please use your vote to say Enough is Enough.

Robert Goodwill Conservative Local people first elected me as MP for Scarborough and Whitby in 2005 – winning the seat from Labour. I was brought up on the family farm near Malton where my family have farmed since 1850. Maureen and I have three children. Here on the coast, things are really on the up. Coventry University and the University Technical College are open with the Sports Village later this next week – bringing football back to Scarborough. The Alpamare Water Park is a great success with a multiplex cinema to follow. There are exciting plans for an iconic Flamingo Land Coast attraction at the Futurist site. In Whitby, government investment is in place to repair the piers and work will start on a £6m rebuild of Whitby Hospital this autumn – securing its long-term future. The local economy – particularly tourism – is buoyant. Youth unemployment in the constituency is down from 675 to 245 and total unemployment has halved since 2010. The potash mine will deliver hundreds of new jobs for decades to come. Making Brexit a success for our country is paramount. 62% of people here voted to leave the European Union. That result must be respected. There can be no going back now. The greater Theresa May’s mandate, the stronger her negotiating position will be. As immigration minister and part of the Home Office team, my role will be central in being able to take back control of the numbers who can come here from Europe. We need to get the best possible trade and agriculture deal too. Ultimately, the choice at this election is between strong and stable leadership from Theresa May or a coalition of chaos with Jeremy Corbyn in Number Ten, propped up by Nicola Sturgeon and the Liberal Democrats. Labour are all over the place on defence and replacement of Trident. Our security would be weakened under Jeremy Corbyn. A Labour government always means higher debt, higher taxes and economic chaos. Don’t forget last time they were in power! Please support me and Theresa May by voting Conservative on 8 June. Thank you.

Gordon Johnson People’s Party I am independent and not associated with any other candidates or registered parties. I am standing to represent you and


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• GENERAL ELECTION SPECIAL • CANDIDATE STATEMENTS, IN THEIR OWN WORDS • GENERAL ELECTION SPECIAL • CANDIDATE STATEMENTS, IN THEIR OWN WORDS • your concerns, oppose fracking in our area, improve local NHS health and safety, increase housing by encouraging the use of local builders and apprentices, help to reduce local unemployment, get more police officers on the streets and promote increased independence for Whitby. I believe I can, with my experience and skills, best represent the interests of the area and improve the region. As a member of seven chartered professional institutions subject to the Privy Council and a previous member of Filey Town Council, I won’t make any promise that I can’t keep as my regard for integrity will not permit that. There are many issues that affect our area. We need change and I will promote change in all areas if I am successful. I am standing for the People’s Party which means that if you ask me to do something I will do it. If I disagree with your request I will say so and discuss it with you to find a satisfactory conclusion. If you still insist on your original request, then I will put it forward in a motion. This is applicable to all individuals and communities. However, if two groups of people disagree then they can have a referendum and I will try to obtain a motion for the party with the most votes. I came into this area in the late 50s from the services and worked for Dale Electric. I have lived here ever since. I have been involved with the younger generation as a group scout leader and school governor. I am a past treasurer of Filey Allotments Association. I acted as chairman of a number of committees including NACRO advisory (YOPS Training). I participated in an accounting for managers course at Henley Management College. I have

my own business of consultant engineers. I am a Justice of the Peace (on the supplementary list) and a chartered engineer.

Graham Lockwood Liberal Democrats I am 55 and live in West Ayton with my partner Sandi. Born and raised on a farm, I consider myself fortunate to have started life in a clean and healthy environment; my love of nature was instilled in me from the start. Educated at Newby primary and Scalby secondary schools, I started work in Scarborough aged 16 as an apprentice motorcycle mechanic. In 1981 I completed a City and Guilds in motorcycle engineering and worked for GB Suzuki, testing and reporting new products before full-scale production - a dream job. Rubbing shoulders with Barry Sheene, Graeme Crosby and others, in the GB Suzuki race team, this really was life in the fast lane; roadtesting on every type of road and in every kind of weather. While working for the RAC, I sustained a back injury. This prompted me to study history at Goldsmith’s College, graduating in 1992 from London University. Coming from a musical family, I joined the University of London Opera Group and performed in several productions.

On returning to Scarborough, I joined a folk club, which helped establish other people on the local music scene. Since then, I have worked a summer season as a tour guide on Loch Ness and furthered my career as an electrician, first at the Sullom Voe oil terminal in the Shetland Islands and here in Yorkshire, where I run my own business as a domestic and commercial engineer. My love of the natural world prompted me to join the environmental group Greenpeace in 1988. I have encouraged others to take a greater concern for our impact on the world. This concern led to me becoming politically motivated. I have been a party member and activist since 1989. I stood as a Scarborough Council candidate three times and as a County Council candidate twice, being chairman, and now vice-chairman of Scarborough and Whitby Liberal Democrats.

David Malone Green Party Why vote for me? This election is about more than left or right. It’s about globalisation versus the future of this country. Only the Green Party is offering thought-out opposition to globalisation, the undemocratic rule of global finance and multinationals that think they are above the law and shouldn’t have to pay taxes like the rest of us. If we do not take back control of our economy

then we will not be able to do any of the things that any political parties promise. The UK is the world’s fifth largest economy and yet we are told there’s not enough money for health, education or care for the elderly. Scarborough needs its hospital and ambulances, quality schools and teachers, decent housing and pensions. Conservative and Labour are fighting the same old issues. They haven’t changed their ideas in a generation and neither have answers for the future. They both had decades in power and failed to make us strong or stable. In the Falsgrave & Stepney division of the recent county council elections, I received double the number of votes than in 2013. This was because of my hard work in surveying local residents and responding to their concerns. Some people say a vote for the Green Party is a wasted vote. Surely, a wasted vote is one for parties and policies that have already failed us? The future is in your hands. Stand with us for decent housing, schools, our NHS, our environment, and our future. We will stand up for what matters most to you. The Green Party is not funded by big business or unions. No one owns us, or our vote. Elect a Tory or Labour MP and you will send to Westminster just another loyal foot soldier who will be told how to vote and what to do by his party whips. Elect me and you will have an MP who answers to two things only: my conscience and YOU.

Seven candidates contest Filey seat in election Seven candidates are fighting the Thirsk & Malton constituency, which includes Filey, in the general election on Thursday 8 June. They are Alan Avery of the Labour Party, Martin Brampton of the Green Party, John Clark of the Liberal Party, Kevin Hollinrake of the Conservative Party, Toby Horton of Ukip, Di Keal of the Liberal Democrats and Philip Tate, an Independent. Mr Hollinrake won the seat at the last election, in 2015, with a majority of 19,456. Here, each candidate makes an election address to voters.

Alan Avery Labour I have lived and worked for most of my adult life in the constituency and have served as governor of local schools and on Pickering Town Council. After retiring from the army, I began work as a publisher, writing and producing books about Yorkshire history and literature. I am married to Anne and we have three sons and two grandchildren. I am delighted and proud to have been selected again to fight the seat for the Labour Party. The choice for the electors is clear. The Labour Party is the main opposition party to the Conservatives in this constituency and we are dedicated to ending austerity with all that means for families, our elderly and the vulnerable. We are firmly against any fracking taking place anywhere in the UK and especially in North Yorkshire.

Seven of the eight candidates attended a hustings organised by Radio York at Queen Street Central Hall. L-R: Robert Goodwill, Gordon Johnson, Eric Broadbent, Sam Cross, Bill Black, David Malone and Graham Lockwood (photo by Dave Barry)

Martin Brampton Green Party I've lived in this part of Yorkshire for over 35 years. I'm standing

for election because I want to pass on a better, fairer society and a healthy environment to young people growing up today. I want to focus on issues that affect all our lives and our future as a country. Although in the Green Party we think everyone gains by working with our European neighbours, we also believe strongly in local decision making.

Decisions should be made at the lowest level that is practical. That way, people get a real say in what goes on locally. Plans for Yorkshire schools will take away hundreds of pounds per pupil. Money is to be spent instead on so-called free schools, mainly in the south of England, and new grammar schools for a minority. Education is vital for a successful future, and we should concentrate on proper funding for local authority comprehensives. We should push for the highest quality of teaching, but remove administrative burdens and arbitrary targets from teachers. Likewise in the NHS, we need to support dedicated doctors and nurses. Politically inspired reorganisation has been expensive and has distracted energy from patient care. The NHS needs better funding, and it needs common sense organisation as a committed public service. Society needs to be fairer if we are all to prosper. Most people work hard, but too much of the rewards go to a small, global elite. We are all wealth creators, what we have is the result of our pooled efforts. Driving down wages and destroying job security makes life worse. Even in the finance sector, thoughtful people agree that unrestrained greed hurts us all.


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• GENERAL ELECTION SPECIAL • CANDIDATE STATEMENTS, IN THEIR OWN WORDS • GENERAL ELECTION SPECIAL • CANDIDATE STATEMENTS, IN THEIR OWN WORDS • We have only one world, and we must not destroy it. Even in Yorkshire, air pollution that shortens lives is a problem. And not far away, the seas and oceans are filling up with plastic and other pollution. Agricultural land is under threat. The Green Party wants action now because just carrying on with “business as usual” will leave us with far greater costs and problems in the future. Please act now, vote Green.

John Clark Liberal Party Over recent years there have been three kinds of MP - those with their noses in the trough, those that knew others had their noses in the trough but did nothing and those who didn’t know it was going on. Is this what we want in Thirsk and Malton? Liberal Democrats and Conservatives propose a cosmetic change. I offer a complete change. I grew up on a small farm in Cropton. A small farm struggles to support one family so I went south where I spent four years on Berkshire County Council, part of the time as chair of the County Youth Service; and four years on Slough Borough Council. I exposed the waste and corruption on that council. I returned to the family farm in 1990. I have been on Ryedale District Council since 2003. I have campaigned for more affordable housing, environmental issues and against the council perks. I was elected to North Yorkshire County Council in June 2009. Thirsk and Malton needs a Liberal MP; an independent minded MP to stand against the three main parties. In recent years we have seen how a small number of councillors can stand alone and have a large influence on their council. The same needs to be done in the House of Commons. It provides an opportunity for those who cannot support the three main parties to cast a positive Liberal vote for a complete change.

Kevin Hollinrake Conservative I have had the honour of representing you in parliament since May 2015 and am delighted to have been re-selected as your Conservative candidate for the general election. There is much more to be done, but I believe my team and I have achieved a great deal in the past two years including: • Public services: Secured an additional

£17m for North Yorkshire in the Local Government Funding Settlement. • Schools: £7m allocated to North Yorkshire schools in the Fairer Funding proposals. • Health and adult social care: secured an extra £19.6m for North Yorkshire in the 2017 budget. • A64: I want the first stage of a dual carriageway from York towards Scarborough to be delivered by 2023. • Digital: More investment and new solutions for superfast broadband and mobile phone coverage. • Fracking: Secured a ban on shale gas well pads drilled at the surface of area of outstanding natural beauty and the national park and independent monitoring of water and air quality. • Business: Growth fund investment at employment sites in Thirsk, Pickering and Malton. Fighting for the future of fishing in Filey and for a better deal for British farming. If elected, I will once again make working for a fairer society and a fairer deal for the North my priorities. We need a higher national living wage, more affordable housing for local people, lower taxes for low earners, more money for rural areas, our roads, rail, skills training, superfast broadband, mobile coverage, our schools, our health services, and to close the big gap between spending in the North when compared to London. Theresa May has all the qualities needed to lead us through these difficult times and to make a success of Brexit. She is highly respected and will always put the interests of us all first, wherever we live and whatever our background, because she is determined to create a fairer society for all. For all these reasons and many more, I hope you will vote Conservative.

Toby Horton UKIP I am fighting this campaign not just on the UKIP manifesto, with its commitment to regain our North Sea fisheries, but also on the need to transfer scarce public resources to underfunded rural areas like Thirsk, Malton and Filey. Our education, health and social care budgets have for years seen funds diverted to both urban areas and of course to Scotland. It is simply not acceptable that annual education spending per pupil in Westminster, London, stands at £8,595, while in Ryedale / Scarborough it stands at just £4,338. Or that annual health spending per head in Islington, London, stands at £1,918, while in Ryedale / Scarborough it stands at just £1,695. Or that local authority spending per household in Islington stands at £2,092, while in Ryedale / Scarborough it stands at £1,335.

We need to transfer some £10 billion a year from our bloated overseas-aid budget, which should concentrate solely on famine and disaster relief, to improving services in underfunded rural constituencies. For years, the Conservative Party has trashed both Ukip and its own grass roots, calling us “fruitcakes and loonies” or “swivel-eyed loons”. Yet lo and behold, in this year’s general election, the key elements of Theresa May’s manifesto - Brexit, immigration control and grammar schools - are nothing more than a straight lift from Ukip’s 2015 manifesto. And you can be certain that at the next general election, Ukip’s key policies from this year - a clean Brexit with the return of our North Sea fisheries, reform of the scandal of overseas aid and complete reform of the House of Lords, as well as our integration, security and healthcare policies - will again be lifted by the Conservatives. So stay ahead of the game, don’t be caught by a Conservative monopoly and in Thirsk, Malton and Filey vote for the real deal.

Di Keal Liberal Democrats My record of service to the community is second to none. Now I am fighting to champion the rights of local people as your MP. I have lived in the constituency for 25 years with my husband, Howard, where we have brought up three daughters. I am a town and district councillor and have built a reputation for campaigning on the local issues that matter. My priorities for Malton & Thirsk: • NHS – Liberal Democrats will fund gaps in NHS and social care budgets by putting a penny on income tax – the equivalent of £3 a week on an average salary. In Yorkshire and Humber this will raise an extra £236m for the NHS and almost £53m for social care annually. • Schools – Our schools are threatened with huge budget cuts. Filey’s Ebor Academy faces a cut of £176, 558 or £408 per pupil by 2019, leading to the loss of five teachers. All primary and secondary schools across the constituency face similar cuts. This has to stop for the sake of our children and grandchildren. I will fight to ensure our schools receive the funding they need. • Pensions – I am committed to safeguarding pensions from threatened Tory cuts. The Liberal Democrats delivered the triple lock, guaranteeing better pensions, stopping cuts under decades of Labour and Tory rule. • Fracking – I am totally opposed to fracking

and am campaigning with local people against the industry, locally and nationally I will continue to fight this hugely damaging, non-sustainable industry to prevent the industrialisation of our countryside. My record of delivering for local people: • I organised a £450,000 buy-out with club members to save Ryedale Indoor Bowls Club and create a community hub featuring bowls - enjoyed by bowlers from across the constituency - a dance school, playgroup and function suite. • I am a founder member of Action on Traffic, a residents group established to reduce congestion and pollution levels. People think air pollution is a city issue, but it is just as real in rural towns and can lead to an increase in asthma, heart conditions and even dementia.

Philip Tate Independent My campaign is easy to understand. Fracking is not good for our constituency - or anywhere else in the UK. Why? Because we already have a serious problem with air pollution and fracking can only make it worse. Fracking needs pumps, drills, compressors and heavy goods vehicles. And once extracted, the gas will only add to the emissions that cause climate change. There is no shortage of gas in the world. The wholesale price of gas has been falling and there is no need to find a new way to extract more of it in our Yorkshire countryside. Fracking is a manufacturing process that requires the use of open farmland; countryside that should remain uncontaminated for agricultural purposes and which tourists can continue to enjoy. It is hard to picture how many wells would be drilled to alter our gas supply, but the British Geological Survey thought that 30,000 wells would be necessary to extract 10% of the gas, drilling night and day, seven days a week including Christmas. Our attitude to fracking defines who we are. When there are other sources of energy, particularly renewable, it is irresponsible to encourage the industrialisation of our landscape to extract fuel that is available elsewhere. To reduce air pollution, we must aim to use less energy - not more. To put an Independent MP into Westminster would send a shock wave through the system and show that here in this constituency we care about our countryside, care about climate change and wish to do no further harm to our planet.

North Yorkshire Election Results - May 2017

• GENERAL ELECTION SPECIAL • CANDIDATE STATEMENTS, IN THEIR OWN WORDS • GENERAL ELECTION SPECIAL • CANDIDATE STATEMENTS, IN THEIR OWN WORDS • North Yorkshire County Council elections – May, 2017 Scarborough, Whitby and Filey – 14 seats Conservative (10), Labour (3), Independent (1) 2013: Conservative (8), Labour 4, Independent 1, UKIP 1 Castle – Independent win Jefferson, Janet (Independent) .................. 717 Seston, Tom (Conservative) ....................... 164 Thorne, Tim (UKIP) ..................................... 151 Vesey, Mark (Green)..................................... 68 Watkinson, Mat (Labour) ............................ 414 Electorate ..................................................... .5360 Turn Out ........................................................ 1517 (28.3%) Eastfield and Osgodby – Labour Win Johnson, Tony (Green) ............................... 80 Randerson, Tony (Labour) ......................... 707 White, Tracey Ann (Conservative)............. 468 Electorate ..................................................... 5227 Turn Out......................................................... 1258 (24.3%) Esk Valley – Conservative win Fenander, Sara West (Green) ..................... 174 Jeffery, Keith (Labour)................................. 340 Pearson, Clive Graham (Conservative)..... 1299 Thistle, John (UKIP)..................................... .109 Electorate...................................................... 5062 Turn Out ........................................................ 1927 (38.07%)

Falsgrave & Stepney – Labour win Colling, Liz (Labour and Co-op) ................ 720 Longden, Sally Anne (UKIP) ...................... .202 Malone, David Hugh (Green) ..................... 650 Mortimer, Jane Elspeth (Conservative)..... 460 Electorate...................................................... 6021 Turn out ........................................................ 2035 (33.8%) Filey – Conservative win Cross, Sam (UKIP) ....................................... 762 King, David Edmund (Green) ..................... 244 Swiers, Helen Gail (Conservative)............. 789 Electorate...................................................... .5423 Turn out......................................................... 1803 (33.25%) Hertford & Cayton – Conservative win Adams, Rosie (Labour)................................ 373 Casey, John Bernard (UKIP)....................... 360 Deans, Judy (Green)..................................... 115 Rowell, Shaun Martin (Labour).................. 80 Swiers, Roberta Florence (Cons)............... 1240 Electorate...................................................... 6549 Turn out......................................................... 2175 (33.21%) Newby – Conservative win Backhouse, Graham Andrew (Cons)......... 752 Black, Bill (Yorkshire) ................................. 108 Kindness, Helen Margaret (Green) ............ 111 Provins, Paul Mark (Labour) ...................... 480

Snelson, Graham (UKIP) ............................ 170 Electorate ..................................................... .5018 Turn out ........................................................ 1623 (32.34%) Northstead – Labour win Adams, Robert (Green) ............................... 120 Atkinson, John Eden (Lib Dem)................. 216 Broadbent, Eric (Labour) ........................... .682 Fisher, Christopher James (Cons) ............. 444 Murphy, Norman Kenneth (UKIP) ............. .208 Electorate ..................................................... 5631 Turn out ........................................................ 1672 (29.69%) Scalby & the Coast – Conservative win Bastiman, Derek James (Cons)................... 1380 Dennett, Gerald Alick James (Labour)531 McCann, Paul (UKIP) .................................. .260 Taylor, David James (Lib Democrat) ........ 378 Electorate ..................................................... 6793 Turn out......................................................... 2560 (37.69%) Seamer & Derwent Valley – Conservative win Barnes, Colin Morgan (Labour & Co-op)... 383 Harland, Mark Vernon (UKIP) ................... .385 Jeffels, David Colin (Conservative)............ .1352 Lockwood, Robert Graham (Lib Dem)...... 413 Electorate...................................................... 7257 Turn out ........................................................ 2537 (34.96%) Weaponess & Ramshill – Conservative win

Abbott, Stuart Richard (UKIP).................... 170 Bonner, Charlotte Lucinda (Green) ........... 193 Siddons, Steve (Labour).............................. 789 Walsh, Callum Mark (Conservative).......... 861 Electorate...................................................... 5631 Turn out......................................................... 2018 (35.84%) Whitby-cum-Margrave – Conservative win Chance, David Arthur (Conservative)........ 1246 Fearnley, Hugo Simeon (Labour)............... 737 Electorate ..................................................... 6464 Turn out......................................................... 1989 (30.77%) Whitby/Streonshalh – Conservative win Abbott, Deidre Maureen (UKIP) ................ 131 Barnett, Rob (Labour) ................................. 719 Harston, Jonathan Graham (Lib Dem) ...... 133 Plant, Joe (Conservative)............................ 747 Electorate ..................................................... 6405 Turn out......................................................... 1735 (27.09%) Woodlands – Conservative win Billing, David Lawrence (Labour) ............. 451 Chatt, Bill (Independent) ............................ 207 Jenkinson, Andrew Malcolm (Cons) ......... 520 McDonald, Phil (UKIP) ............................... 220 Phillips, Chris (Green) ................................ .114 Electorate ..................................................... 5254 Turn out ........................................................ 1520 (28.93%)

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June nights are long, and hopefully balmy. The sun is never far below the horizon and twilight seems to last until dawn. In the hour after sunset look out for Noctilucent, or night-shining, clouds, ripples and fronds of shimmering silvery-blue. Lying fifty miles up near the edge of space, their ice crystals catch the rays of the sun below the horizon. June 21 is the longest day. This is the summer solstice, when the sun reaches its highest point at noon. To honour the ancient god our ancestors lit bonfires and rolled flaming wheels down hillsides in imitation of the sun’s path across the sky. The sun-wheel custom was widespread and had remarkable staying power — reports stretch from fourth-century Aquitaine to Victorian England. On solstice day the setting sun reaches its northern limit on the horizon, where it hangs around for a few days before heading south again. June 24, Midsummer Day, marks the end of the period when the sun seems to stand still. To confound the solstice paganism, the church dedicated the 24th to John the Baptist, who foretold the coming of Jesus and baptised Him in the Jordan. Yet even this heavyweight saint couldn’t see off some of the old habits. Nor could the Puritan reforms of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries — in the 1850s folklorists found Midsummer bonfires in the Pennines, Northumberland and the Yorkshire Wolds. In June, standing stones become stars. Stonehenge welcomes pagan groups while Britain’s other stone circles attract their own devotees to hail the solstice sun. But the stones have a secret. On Midsummer Eve, they come alive. They chat, totter about, or nip to the nearest stream for a

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drink. At Oxfordshire’s Rollright Stones, the Whispering Knights will tell your future — if you can catch what they’re saying. Midsummer Eve is a time for magic, and all you need is a fern and a pewter plate. For a few moments around midnight the dust-like fern spores become easy to see: use the plate to catch them before they touch the ground, and they will make you invisible. Not for good, mind — this only works while you are carrying the spores. Naturally, faeries are about on Midsummer Eve. Queen Mab and her retinue ride faery horses along the woodland paths, to the tinkling of silver harness bells. But beware of the Puck, alias Robin Goodfellow. The offspring of a human and the King of Faery, this infamous prankster lures travellers astray, or terrifies by appearing as a ghastly monster. So before you go looking for the hidden folk, pick a bunch of St John’s wort — the starry yellow flowers are said to protect against troublesome faeries. And never take their food or drink or you’ll be bound to them forever, forced to dance at every midnight revel. Before it was linked to St John, Hypericum Perforatum was a of the sun god. When crushed the petals bleed red juice, said to be the saint’s blood. Medieval herbalists made infusions of St John’s wort to treat “melancholia”, and we still use it today for mild depression. A wreath of the sunshine herb brings happiness to the home — hang a bunch over the bed to chase away nightmares. This month has the longest daylight hours, making it ideal for outdoor activities. Or it would be, if it weren’t for June’s habit of bringing unsettled weather. Some Junes are anything but Flaming — remember the stair-rod deluges of 2012? The month’s first half brings Atlantic winds so loaded with rain clouds that the period is known as the European monsoon. With that in mind, June 15 is a day to dread: “If St Vitus Day be rainy weather, it’ll rain for thirty days together.” On Midsummer Day, the wind direction is said to give the prevailing wind for the next three months. Will it be a summer of sunshine or sea frets? Scorcher or damp squib? The wind on the 24th will reveal all.



EARLIER this week I was wandering along a spot called Beadlam Rigg. There’s no reason why you should know it, but it’s another one of those breathtaking landscapes that decorate this part of the world. And, of course, it owes its beauty to the underlying geology. A narrow road takes you three miles up a steady climb all the way from Beadlam village, just this side of Helmsley. The road winds through pasture and occasionally arable fields. This is the dip slope of the Tabular Hills, all Upper Jurassic rocks in layers of limestone and grit. The pastures are on the lime-based lower slopes. The road comes to an end, as all good things must, and then you walk up for a mile or so into a piece of forest. This forest runs all the way along the top of these hills, in a belt stretching from Scarborough to Helmsley. It is planted on a band of infertile rock known as the Lower Calcareous Grit (LCG). The forests are there because the grit isn’t good for crops or pasture – Broxa, Langdale, Wykeham,

Dalby and Cropton Forests are all planted on the same layer of grit. The hard grit forms a ridge on top of an escarpment that winds across the landscape like a drunken snake. The scarp here is called Rollgate Bank but the same slope has a hundred names, from Jacob’s Mount at Scarborough, to Crosscliff in Dalby Forest, Bluegate Hill at Gillamoor and Rievaulx Bank above Helmsley. I walked through the belt of forest and there it was: a view north across Skiplam Moor towards Bransdale, east towards Rudland Rigg and Farndale and west to Helmsley Moor and Bilsdale. Standing on top of the Upper Jurassic ridge, peering down over the Middle Jurassic moors, I was looking back over 20 million years of earth history. Then quite suddenly the sun came out – and time stood still.

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LUCKILY, very rarely, something comes along that makes me completely re-plan what I intended to write for these articles. On May 3rd reports started coming in about big chunks of wax washing up on the beaches down from Saltburn to Robin Hoods Bay. There was no warning and no one had any idea where it originated, or how much to expect. It was little surprise that fairly soon it started appearing around Scarborough. It was the scale of the pieces that shocked us, we were finding lumps weighing 7 kilos and measuring 60 cm long and 10 cm thick. These huge chunks of paraffin wax - an indigestible, manufactured harmful substance - were just appearing on the beach. The chunks were covered in peck marks, indicating that birds had seen it, thought it was food and eaten some. Soon reports of poorly birds being taken into sanctuaries and vets came in. The Sealife Centre accepted a good few, including three gannets. It's pretty rare to find gannets around Scarborough as they normally stay a distance out to sea, so finding them on the beaches is abnormal in itself. The positive thing to come out of all this is

how well the local community responded. Many individuals took to the beaches and started cleaning up. There was little official response apart from a few press releases most of the work was done by local people who love the coast and our wildlife and realised that something needed to be done quickly. The issue of speed was important it doesn't take a genius to realise that a big chunk of wax soon becomes thousands of smaller pieces once the waves and rocks of the seashore start to bash it about. There will be small greasy pieces in the sand for some time, but the action of volunteers will have saved hundreds of seabirds. I can't name everyone but those of you who helped out know who you are – thank you. There is still no more information on the cause of the incident or who was responsible, but investigations are ongoing. This incident demonstrates how easily a dangerous situation developed and that no one has been punished or fined. It's a big sea out there and this is just one incident that we know about. Our ecosystems are fragile and need protection.

L-R: John Bell, Liz Hodges, Carol Bell, Kate Evans and David Hodges, with Jade Frank and Tess Willoughby of Seastrand

by Dave Barry VOLUNTEERS are to repeat a daily clean of Scarborough’s south beach during the peak tourist season. Last year, a group of locals filled countless bags with litter left by beach users. One of the participants said: “We found it enjoyable as it felt very satisfying seeing the rubbish cleared”. Another added: “It was well worth doing though, especially for the environmental impact”. Organiser Kate Evans explains: “Every evening during the school holidays, from 26 July to 3 September, one or two volunteers will spend an hour cleaning the beach. “All we ask is a commitment of one hour of an evening during the whole of the six

Food fair returns Scarborough’s monthly open-air food fair returns to the town’s pedestrian precinct 3 June, from 9.30am to 4pm. Stalls will

weeks. If you can do more, that’s great, but if enough of us do an hour, then we can really make a difference”. Plastic pollution is one of the greatest threats facing our oceans. Up to 12 million tonnes of plastic enters the oceans every year. This is affecting sea life; one in three turtles and 90% of seabirds are estimated to have ingested plastic. Plastic is even ending up in the seafood on our plates, according to Greenpeace. “It feels like an overwhelming problem, but we can do something about it here in Scarborough”, says Kate. n If you are interested in helping, email Kate at  or ring 07748 163838. sell cakes and bakes, locally reared meat, street food, fancy goods and other items. Last month, new stallholders included one selling gluten-free baked goods.

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Anticipation builds for Totally Socially’s Long Weekend Words and photo by Dave Barry THE annual Totally Socially Long Weekend, from Friday 7 to Monday 10 July, promises something for everyone. With four events over four days, it is a fantastic opportunity to have fun, meet people and find out what Totally Socially is all about. “But if you think there is anything else we should be doing, then talk to us and we’ll look at how we can fit it in”, says project coordinator David Stone. The Long Weekend is a unique collaboration between local communities and organisations from Scarborough and elsewhere. All events are free and open to the public but a ticket needs to be presented for the castle event. One is printed on this page. David says: “Totally Socially brings people together and creates opportunities. The Long Weekend will celebrate all the wonderful work being done in communities and provide the inspiration and information that will help us all achieve even more”. Jenn Crowther, head of operations at Yorkshire in Business, adds: “Yorkshire Coast Enterprise loves to be involved in the

Getting in the mood for Totally Socially’s Market Hall breakfast are, L-R, Phillip Coyne, Alex Richards, David Kelly, Jo Oliver, David Stone and Mark Sinclair (to order photos ring 353597) Totally Socially Long Weekend as we have been supporting new and existing businesses on the coast for over 30 years as a social enterprise. “It’s great to celebrate the area’s social enterprises and this weekend brings us all

together to collaborate and celebrate what we achieve in our local communities”. Castle manager Simon Roe said: “We are thrilled to be part of the Totally Socially long weekend for the second year running. There is a real sense of community in Scarborough

and we are proud to be part of that. Totally Socially do such a wonderful job of connecting people and businesses. “At English Heritage, we are pleased to be able to let local residents in for free to see not only what the castle has to offer but what Scarborough offers as a whole”, Simon says. “I am very grateful for the help I have had from Sian Johnson of Sunny’s café, who has been orchestrating the community day for me. With Sian’s support, residents can be sure to enjoy a day full of stalls, activities, free guided tours, a barbecue and lots of fun and games for all the family – and hopefully a search and rescue demonstration by the coastguard”. Partners in the Long Weekend include Yorkshire Coast Homes, English Heritage, Yorkshire Coast Enterprise, Sunny’s café, Totally Locally and Scarborough Council. Coast and Vale Community Action is a social enterprise operating in the borough of Scarborough, the district of Ryedale and Hull. News about the events will be posted on the Totally Socially Facebook page; it features a page for each event where people can say if they will be attending.

The four Totally Socially events Unusual venue for fashion show Friday 7 July, 8am-10am Breakfast at the Market Hall

Sunday 9 July, 10am-4pm Family day at the castle

This is a wonderful chance to see at first hand the fantastic work that has been done to rejuvenate the Market Hall and breathe new life into this iconic hidden gem. The breakfast will be hosted by Yorkshire Coast Homes, who hold monthly business networking meetings at the hall. This one has been expanded to include voluntary, community and social enterprise groups. n To find out more, ring Bob Spedding on 07854 312158 or email bob.

Cut out the coupon on this page to obtain free entry to the castle for this fun-packed day. Free fun things will be happening throughout the day including facepainters, birds of prey, workshops with the Pauline Quirke Academy, guided tours, and a barbecue and visitors can also take a picnic. n For more information, and to find out about putting on an activity or display, email Sian Johnson at siananne@hotmail.  

Saturday 8 July, 1-4pm Bring a dish garden party at the Street This has been inspired by Incredible Edible’s visit to Totally Socially last year and by the energy and passion of local growers, especially the wonderful people at Growing Opportunities. Green-fingered workers have been busy transforming the front and back gardens at the Street into a community and naturefriendly space. “Come and see the fruits of our labours, hear about our plans and find out how you can help”, says David Stone. “Just come along on the day and bring food to share.” n For further details, and to find out about putting on an activity, ring Phillip Coyne on 07375 668931 or email phillip.coyne@

Monday 10 July, 11am-4.30pm The Totally Socially mini-conference at the Street

So why does Totally Socially do the Long Weekend? What is Totally Socially all about? This conference will answer these questions and more. It includes lunch, an exhibition of local organisations committed to making a difference in their communities and inspirational speakers from Incredible Edible, Totally Locally, Social Enterprise UK and the Big Lottery.   n To book a table at the exhibition, and for other queries, ring David Stone on 362205 or email

Words and photos by Dave Barry A fashion show at the Alexandra Bowls Centre raised £262.50 for the Mayoress’s Community Fund (MCF). Model and MCF secretary Bonnie Purchon said: “The bowls centre provided the drinks which we purchased and they allowed us to bring in our own cakes which we were most grateful for”. There was a good turn-out of 54 women including Val Green, who was still mayoress at the time, and her successor, Cherry Smith. “The facilities were excellent and we had a great changing room which makes a change for the models”, Bonnie added. There were four other models: Wendy Pulford, Barbara Sutcliffe, Val Baxter and Barbara Sykes. The total raised included £90 from a raffle. The MCF shares the money it raises between charities and organisations in the borough of Scarborough, at the end of each mayoral year. An application form can be found on the council website. It does not donate to profitmaking organisations, churches, schools and national charities, except when the local branch finances and manages itself.

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This coupon gives free admission to the castle on 9 July Bonnie Purchon was first down the catwalk

Cherry Smith, left, and Val Green

Village Voices head for Burniston Photo by Peter Baker, words by Dave Barry THE Village Voices choir will be raising funds for St Catherine’s at the village hall in Burniston on 24 June, at 7.30pm. Conducted by musical director, pianist and arranger Karen Chalmers, the choir rehearses weekly as St Thomas's Church in Gristhorpe. It has been performing for over 30 years, raising money for various charities. As the group has evolved, its choice of music has changed, with the addition of more

Village Voices contemporary songs. Tickets cost £6 and can be bought on the door.


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On Lady Edith’s secret service

Local artist Dav White talks about the fascinating world of history, art and mythology Words, photos and drawing by Dav White

“In England, the great 16th century landowners cut or planted long rides that stretched from their manors to distant towers and castles, often far beyond their own possessions, thus symbolising control over the surrounding countryside. Essentially, their function was mystical, to set up a two-way flow of spirit between the ruler and the people, with the manor as the control centre and focal point” – author John Michel (1933-2009). The ancient bridleway called Lady Edith’s Ride, named by the first Lord Londesborough, runs past his manor at Throxenby Hall. It connects with other ancient tracks up and around Seamer and Irton Moor. Along with two other tracks called Lady Grace’s Ride and Lady Mildred’s Ride, it criss-crosses the deep and unfathomably old holloways on the moor whose function is still debated. Lady Edith’s Drive was named after Lord Londesborough’s wife, Lady Edith Frances Wilhelmina Somerset. Lady Grace’s Ride and Lady Mildred’s Ride were named after their daughter and daughter-in-law. Just how old the various sections of Lady Edith’s bridleway are is up for debate. The bridleway runs off Seamer Moor down Row Brow, becoming Lady Edith's Drive. It continues to Scalby Road and is then marked on the old maps as a footpath, trotting through Briercliff and Gildercliff up over the brow of Prospect Mount and down towards Manor Road. A crossing point marks the spring equinox and May Day sunrise viewed from Seamer Beacon on the brow. There may have been a notch, in the form of an earthwork like a holloway, carved into the brow of the hill, or perhaps a standing stone to mark the area. The bridleway drops down Prospect Mount, crosses what is now Manor Road cemetery and falls into Peasholm Glen. This was Scarborough’s ancient northern boundary. It then went up onto Cemetery Road, now called Dean Road. Dean is a corruption of the old English word denu, which means narrow wooded valley with a river (such as Peasholm Glen). This part of the original bridleway is oriented towards the sunrise over the castle headland on the spring and autumn equinox. It has a splendid vista and could have been the original viewing site for the 1538 map of Scarborough. I feel it is important to consider its alignment to the equinox as it may help estimate the track’s age and the intentions of the people who laid it down. The ancient bridleway leads to the crossing point which is now the roundabout on Columbus Ravine. This was and still is a natural crossing where, on older maps, a culvert or small tunnel allows Raincliffe Beck under the path.

The sun shines up …

Monarch of the Glen Temple Moore must have been aware of this when he designed St Columba’s church for this crossroads. His designs were renowned for their Gothic and Celtic revival overtones and were sympathetic to the old English Celtic church. St Columba’s is aligned to both the bridleway and the May Day sunrise. Trackways and natural footpaths can deviate, depending on the terrain. The bridleway crosses the junction at Dean Road but doesn’t follow Dean Road toward Castle Road. Instead, it cuts across the area where Langdale Road, Moorland Road, Tennyson Avenue and Trafalgar Road stand today. It continued across William Street coach park to Lower Clark Street then crossed Hope Street, which is where the trail goes cold; it ends without trace at the back of what was William Street. The track may have entered the town via Greengate (North Marine Road) near St Thomas Street or carried on up to the castle via Auborough Gate. Our ancestors observed the movements of the sun, moon and stars then identified dates and times around the time of the year when the sun ‘stands still’ – the solstice. They recognised the mid-points between those dates where day and night would be of equal length (an equinox) which were the dates heralding the beginning of spring and the onset of autumn. The new year originally began on the spring equinox but now starts on 1 January, which is a day in the solstice period. These dates are used by all the major religions in the world. In Christianity, the ability to calculate the

same day to observe Easter was vital. Many old cathedrals and churches have hidden methods, often as simple as using certain stained glass windows and floor markers, to indicate the position of the sun to calculate the day of the equinox. Traditionally, the orientation of a church facing east is for this reason. Churches in the Scarborough area that are oriented to the equinox include St Mary’s, St Peter’s, St Andrew’s, the former Trinity Church, Hackness Church and the old mortuary chapel in Dean Road cemetery. Before churches took on this role, tracks, stones and earthworks were used to indicate this time of year. Easter takes its name from a variation of Anglo-Saxon words including Eostre, Eosturmonath, Ostern and Osterdag. They have the same root word – east - referring to the equinox sunrise being directly east. Roads aligned to the sun can seem fantastical and occultist. I feel it’s worth mentioning that Albert Dennison, the first Baron of Londesborough, was a great collector of occult items, such as John Dee’s obsidian mirror, now kept in the British Museum. This volcanic black glass mirror was used as a tool for communicating with the dead. Dee was an infamous alchemist and advisor to Elizabeth I in the 1500s. He was considered a spy for the queen and his top-secret correspondence was marked ‘For her majesty’s eyes only’. He signed with the esoteric symbol 007, originally represented by two eyes and the lucky number seven. This inspired Ian Fleming to give the secret code name 007 to James Bond. Lord Londesborough owned the famous painting Monarch of the Glen by Sir Edwin Landseer. Whilst it is not a great painting, it is familiar to most and can be found on Scottish biscuit tins and tartan shortbread packets around the country. The stag from Monarch of the Glen is used as the motif on the entrance gate to Skyfall, Bond’s ancestral home. The stag has 12 points on his antlers, which in fact makes him a royal stag not a monarch stag, for which 16 points are needed. For this reason, I have given Lady Edith’s Ride, from Row Brow to the castle walls, 16 marker points on my drawing.

Lady Edith’s Ride Why not take a walk along Lady Edith’s up into Raincliffe woods, or along the old Scarborough boundary through Peasholm Glen?

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Thousands flock to literature festival Words and photos by Dave Barry THE fourth annual Books by the Beach literature festival, based at the library, was an unmitigated success. Attended by thousands of people from all over the country, it was stretched across six days for the first time. About 30 authors from many walks of life, most of whom have been on TV and radio, were promoting their latest books on the litfest circuit. Most events were well attended, with many sellouts and only one cancellation. John Lewis-Stempel gave a fascinating talk about the things WW1 soldiers did to fill the 90% of the time they weren’t fighting. They became ornithologists, created flower beds in the trenches, etc. Striding around the stage and talking like a university lecturer, he said Edwardians’ love of countryside transcended every strata of society. Wendy Moore explored the quirky world of Victorian medicine and the origins of hypnotism in the UK. Helena Kelly was introduced by Fiona Shaw of the Royal Literary Fund, which sponsored the talk. Oddly, after depicting Jane Austen as a subversive radical, only two questions came from a full room. Professor Steve Westaby, who recently retired after performing 11,500 open-heart operations, walked on with a glass of Merlot, saying: “Forgive me for this. I'm here to tell you it's good for you!” The surgeon told a hilarious yarn about how he had filled Lord Brock’s boots. Ex-jockey Declan Murphy described waking up as a 12-year-old after a horrific racing accident in which a horse stood on his head. His recovery is documented with great sensitivity and empathy by Ami Rao, who joined him. The longest queue for book signings was at the Spa Grand Hall, after the funny and inspiring authors of Four Women in a Boat explained how they “jumped off a treadmill into an ocean”. The quartet, who met at the school their kids attend, rowed 3,000 miles from the Canaries to Antigua in the Yorkshire Rows. It took 67 days and they came 22nd out of 26, raising £100,000 for charity. They said they had already been to Scarborough to meet Mike Burton, who had done a similar row. At the same time as their talk, two or three boats from the town’s rowing club were slicing through a choppy south bay.

Festival co-director Peter Gutteridge interviews Four Women in a Boat “Physics has an image problem”, conceded hyperactive physicist Helen Czerski in a whirlwind lecture. From the same school as Brian Cox, the buzzing speedtalker advocated “sexing up physics” while discussing the angle of repose in an egg timer and what happens when a UV torch is shone on a banana – among many other things. The next morning, the widely travelled Czerski asserted that “Brexit has made us a laughing stock around the world”, when she joined former home secretary Alan Johnson and military historian Allan Mallinson to look at the Sunday papers. She added: “Trump’s attack on environmental science in the USA is making scientists become political”. Asked about fracking, she stated: “We have enough fossil fuels, we don't need any more”. The first speeding ticket issued in Giverny, France, was given to Claude Monet, who loved fast cars, in 1904. This was according to Canadian art expert Ross King, who painted a brilliant portrait of the artist, at the art gallery. He said Monet was both a gourmet and a gourmand, and that his son Michel got PTSD after fighting at Verdun. The funniest talk of the festival came from Gervase Phinn, a comedian in the dry Alan Bennett mould. A keen observer of people, he said he harvests a lot of material on cruises, filling notebooks. He discussed Malapropisms, metaphors and euphemisms, producing belly laughs, guffaws and gales of laughter. Barry Forshaw, the affable man in black,

exchanged intellectual banter with the equally articulate Erin Kelly and Louise Doughty at the library and rattled off anecdotes about Hitchcock, Bacall and Dan Brown at the Stephen Joseph Theatre. The humour was offset by sobering references to Hitchcock’s abuse of Tippi Hedren among others. The audience of 50 was fed nibbles with a noirish theme by Eat Me. Four times as many watched the SJT’s second festival talk by Harriet Walter (niece of Christopher Lee). Back at the library, Denise Welch talked unpretentiously, from personal experience, about the stigma and taboo of depression. She leavened the serious stuff by saying she and her hubby had met Gene Hackman in LA the previous week, and similar remarks. Asked if she had done any Alan Ayckbourn, she said she had been in touring productions of Bedroom Farce and Time and Time Again. “I always wanted to do one in Scarborough and still would”, she said. Kielder observatory kingpin Gary Fildes gave his audience a whistle-stop tour of the night sky in a talk sponsored by Scarborough & Ryedale Astronomical Society. By poking around in human corpses, forensic pathologist and Silent Witness consultant Stuart Hamilton helps police investigate 60 suspicious deaths and 30 homicides a year. Besides performing autopsies, he visits murder scenes and gives evidence in court. Stuart was sitting next to Mark Billingham, who told us how to commit murder and get

away with it. Asked what one thing would benefit society, Mark replied: “Decriminalise all drugs”. Stuart said: “Change the attitude of people in this country to alcohol”. For me, the only disappointment of the festival was the closing guest, Lord Charles Hindlip. As he’d been a Christie’s auctioneer for 27 years, and written a book called Triumphs and Disasters at Christie’s, I had high hopes, which were dashed. If he had any interesting tales to tell he was keeping them to himself, as his talk was simply a long list of the paintings he’d sold, with the prices. Each lot was either “beautiful” or “adorable”. Besides the library and SJT, the other venues were Wykeham Abbey, where Daisy Goodwin presided over a Victorian tea party; the atmospheric old prison, where Jerry White told debtors’ tales and Alison Watt of Beach Hut Theatre ran a play-writing workshop; the Palm Court Hotel, where historian Anne Sebba spoke; and the Crescent Hotel, where Salley Vickers attended a literary lunch. Several times, I regretted having listened to the Who (etc) too loud in my teens as I struggled to hear what some of the speakers were saying - despite the valiant efforts of professional sound technician Mark Cunningham. Many of the guests were interviewed on stage by the relaxed and urbane Peter Gutteridge, every bit as erudite and well-informed as his guests. His catchphrase, “You've been very patient with me”, marked the switch from one-to-one to audience questions. Peter is the festival co-director, along with Heather French, who introduced guests and kept a cool head with a thousand things on her mind. She said: “It was a breathtaking six days of amazing speakers. It's so difficult to pick highlights but I would like to give a special mention to Alan Johnson who has become a festival friend. His insightful solo event was a sell-out. “Thank you to all our wonderful visiting authors, sponsors, supporters, partners, our wonderful band of volunteers and finally the loyal audiences who buy tickets”. Books by the Beach is organising a talk by crime writer Martina Cole at the library on Tuesday 27 June, at 6pm. Tickets can be bought at the SJT or booked on the website, Next year’s Books by the Beach will run from 11-15 April.

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Radio station is Church concert raises number one in England £1,350 for Alzheimer’s by Dave Barry

THE team at Yorkshire Coast Radio are celebrating their biggest multi-platform audience to date. Figures released by RAJAR give the Scarborough station a 45% weekly reach, the highest of all radio stations in England. RAJAR stands for Radio Joint Audience Research and is the official body in charge of measuring radio audiences in the UK. It is jointly owned by the BBC and the Radiocentre on behalf of the commercial sector. Managing director Chris Sigsworth says: “The last 12 months have seen several new stations launch in our market place, so to increase our reach at a time of increased competition is

very encouraging and testament to the hard work of our team”. Besides being a radio station, YCR provides a local news, information and entertainment service online, via an app and on social media. Mr Sigsworth said its website has seen a 64% increase in users in the last 12 months, and that the number of followers on its Facebook page had increased by 82%. He said: “We are totally focussed on the Yorkshire Coast Radio brand being the first choice for local news and information, on whatever platform people choose to consume it, so to be growing our audience so significantly online, on social media and on air, is hugely encouraging”.

Seafest to sparkle thanks to cash boost Words and pictures by Mike Tyas ONE of Scarborough’s major summer season of festivals has received a five-figure cash boost to help it shine brighter. Seafest has received a grant of £14,500 from the Arts Council, with the cash aimed at introducing extra street theatre, music and community activities to the three-day festival in July. “We’re delighted the event has been boosted by the Arts Council and that in doing so it recognises the event’s importance to the borough,” said Janet Deacon, Scarborough Council’s tourism chief and area director for Welcome to Yorkshire. The 19th version of Seafest, to be held from 2123 July, has also received sponsorship backing from house builders Keepmoat Homes, who are currently constructing the second phase of a major development at Eastfield. Chris Penn, from Keepmoat, said: “It’s an honour to be headline sponsor.” Seafest will include jazz bands, street theatre, and entertainment from former busker Pete Lawless-White and his magic tricks and stunts from the Suitcase Circus, and renowned Animated Objects Theatre Company will bring a new giant puppet called Wayfarer.  There will be a variety of free workshops,

beach-themed giant sand drawings, pebble sculptures and seaside craft, while local chefs will present food demonstrations in the Scarborough Hospitality Association tent. Budding seafarers can look around aboard Navy patrol vessels, HMS Puncher and Trumpeter, while Scarborough Maritime Heritage Centre and the Coble and Keelboat Society will hold demonstrations. There will also be a real ale tent, live music, a Saturday night fireworks display, more than 40 craft and food stalls and the Sunday morning blessing of the boats service.

THE annual dragon-boat races at Wykeham lakes take place on Sunday 11 June. About 1,000 people usually turn out to watch the races, which are organised by the Rotary Club of Scarborough Cavaliers. Teams of 16 paddlers plus a drummer race in a series of heats culminating in finals to determine the first three places. The winners get a trophy and all paddlers in the top three teams get medals. The paddlers raise money for local charities. Boats are sponsored by local organisations

Photos by Jack Middleton, words by Dave Barry DONATIONS made at a concert at Westborough Methodist Church raised £1,350 for Scarborough Alzheimer’s Society. Friday Night is Music Night, organised by Scarborough Rotary Club, featured Scarborough Concert Band, conducted by

There was almost as many performers as spectators

n Seafest can be followed on Twitter @scarboroseafest, Facebook @scarboroughseafest, and at

and groups which can nominate a charity to share the proceeds. For example, Scarborough Survivors, a mental health resource centre, is being sponsored by Ginger Pig, based at Levisham near Pickering. Company secretary Ian Welford said: “We are pleased to be able to support this local charity and to highlight that anyone can be affected by mental ill health. It is charities like Scarborough Survivors who help people through the bad times”. n The team can be sponsored online:

Malcom Appleby; Scarborough Community Choir, conducted by Bill Scott; and singers Eleanor and Libby Wood. No charge was made for admission but a free-will offering was taken. The concert was attended by Simon and Val Green, who were mayor and mayoress at the time.

Eleanor and Libby Wood

Show traces the life of Dylan in the 60s Words by Dave Barry, photos by Jonnie Page

Dragons and ginger pigs coming to Wykeham by Dave Barry

Cheque presentation, L-R, Simon and Val Green, Sue Hartley (obscured), Eleanor Wood, Libby Wood, Lorna Weston, Richard Weston, Bernice Graham, Bill Scott, Nigel Wood, Malcolm Appleby and Rotary president Don Graham.

A MULTIMEDIA show celebrating the life and music of Bob Dylan can be seen at Scarborough’s Spa Theatre on Sunday 11 June. The Bob Dylan Story recreates Dylan’s hits, including Blowin’ in Bill as Bob the Wind, The Times They are a-Changin’, Mr Tambourine Man, Like a Rolling Stone, Knocking on Heaven’s Door, Lay Lady Lay and Subterranean Homesick Blues. Bill Lennon, as Dylan, will tell some of the fascinating tales behind them. Visual projections will evoke world events and the social upheaval of the 1960s: the Vietnam war and anti-war and civil rights protests. It shows how Dylan changed from revered protest singer to provocative rock ‘n’ roll star to virtual recluse and back again, in the space of a few years. “We wanted to give Dylan’s many fans the opportunity to hear the songs as they remember them, all in one sitting,” explains Bill. “And although many of Dylan’s songs were

hits for other artists, from Hendrix’s All Along the Watchtower right up to Adele’s Make You Feel My Love, we remain true to the original versions. “We are confident the show will have people digging out their old vinyl to sustain the nostalgia just that little bit longer,” added Bill, whose other credits include James Taylor in You’ve Got a Friend and Keith Richards in The Counterfeit Stones. The show is due to start at 7.30pm. Tickets cost £20 plus a 5% booking fee if bought at the box office. Telephone and online bookings are subject to a fee of 12% of the face value plus a ‘fulfilment fee’ of £2 per transaction if tickets are posted or £1 if they are collected. n To book, ring 821888 or visit

Bill Lennon as Bob Dylan

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In familiar surroundings on the Sun Court

Words and pictures by Mike Tyas HERE’S a question. When does Summer start? Is it the first day of June? Midsummer’s Day perhaps? tennis at Wimbledon? or when the kids break for school hols? – or maybe, in Scarborough, is it when Howard Beaumont starts feet tapping at the Spa at the beginning of another three-month season of concerts to while away sleepy, sunny afternoons? On 7 June, Howard will start his 30th season entertaining holidaymakers, playing the organ in the Spa’s Sun Court, just yards from the rolling surf. His music is almost as enduring as the tides on South Bay. “It’s been the best time of my life,” said Howard when I asked him what the three decades of playing the keyboards at The Spa have meant. He added: “If I had to give it up tomorrow, of course I would be sad, but I wouldn’t be despondent because I’ve had such a good time.” The Spa is almost his second home. Indeed, as you walk into Howard’s house overlooking the beautiful expanse of the North Bay, your eye is immediately taken by a magnificent miniature model of the Sun Court proudly taking its place in a display case. With Howard playing, of course, in the bandstand. The model was a gift from fans Peter and Sally Lee, from the Midlands, who like thousands of tourists over the years, have fallen in love with Howard’s brand of entertainment. Frank

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Sinatra may have done it ‘my way’, but at the Spa in Scarborough, it’s most definitely Howard’s. ‘It took many thousands of hours of work,” Howard explained. “I met Peter when he was on holiday about 15 years ago. He told me how he made models and would I mind if he made one of the Sun Court. “He didn’t do drawings, he just took photographs of every nuance of the Court.” Last year, the model maker rang Howard, explaining he wanted to make room in his house, and would Howard like the model as a gift. ‘”I said, ‘are you sure’? It’s a magnificent piece of work from a true craftsman”. From one craftsman to another in fact. A professional musician for 51 years, Howard came to Scarborough in 1988 to give an organ demonstration at The Spa – and was offered a season by the council on the strength of it. It was the perfect solution for the musician who admitted he was growing weary of travelling around Europe in his job giving demos for organ manufacturers, and instead he fancied a more sedate summer season somewhere. That somewhere though could easily have been on the other side of the Pennines in Blackpool, as Howard was offered a season in a hotel, but he couldn’t sell his house at that time in Bradford. When the opportunity cropped up again however for a move east rather than west, fate this time played its part and Howard sold up within a week . . . and the rest as they say is history. Blackpool’s loss has most definitely been Scarborough’s gain as the thousands who have leant back in their deckchairs and listened to this versatile maestro play a melody of anything from big band, rock n’roll, marches, tribute music, songs from the shows and film, will testify. “I play the programme as the mood takes me,” he said. “No two performances are the same. I might be influenced by something I hear on the news, or if it’s a lovely sunny day I might play something from South Pacific.” There’s little doubt that Howard has managed to keep attracting the crowds due to his ability, as he says, of playing ‘something for everyone’ and also that he possesses that special ingredient that can be frustratingly elusive for some: the ability to connect with an audience.

Howard explains: “It’s so great to gaze at the audience and have people smile at you, or you can see them tapping their feet. “That means the world to me. If they respond like that, something reacts in me and I play better. “The ability to connect is paramount to any performer. If you don’t have it you will struggle – but if they are on your side, you’ve got them for life.” As the years have rolled by, and the Spa’s management was transferred into the hands of Sheffield International Venues, the number of Howard’s performances have reduced from six days a week, to the current three, on Wednesday and Thursday afternoons, and his now regular date on a Friday morning playing at the increasingly popular coffee dances. The dances regularly attract an average of 70 for a glide around the ballroom, and Howard is in little doubt where the resurgent interest comes from. He said: “I can’t think of any other reason than it’s due to the popularity of Strictly Come Dancing on TV,” he said. “It’s revitalised the whole thing.” While TV has no doubt played its part in the dancing revival, radio has played a significant part in cementing Howard’s popularity, and not just with the folk who roll up at The Spa each summer, but music lovers much further afield. For many years, Howard’s music has been broadcast on BBC Radio Two’s ‘The Organist Entertains’ ”. He sure does. As the interview came to a close, it was easy to see the contentment in Howard’s eyes as he kindly played me a tune. It was not hard to recognise that here was a man fulfilled by every note he played. Frankly, he just enjoys what he does. “Music has been my life,” he reflected. “I’ve been fortunate to do a job that I have been so happy doing. The Spa has played a vital part.” Howard may have benefited from his relationship with the iconic old building but it’s the thousands who have sung along in the sunshine – and occasionally also on the odd rainy day – who have been rewarded. No wonder one of them labelled Howard the ‘King of the Keyboards’ ten years ago, a title he readily adopted as he prefers it to the rather dated one of ‘Organist’. Certainly it’s a description that befits him perfectly. Play it again, Howard!


‘King of the Keyboards’ plays a tune at home, with the Spa model behind him

Former Test cricket umpire Dickie Bird is a big fan • Howard Beaumont will be appearing on Wednesday and Thursday afternoons throughout the summer, 2.30pm at the Sun Court, Scarborough Spa, from 7 June-14 September. • The coffee dances start on 9 June and are held many Fridays until 15 September, from 10.30am-12.30pm. • Admission to both is £3.50 • More details at:

Orchestra set for Elementary, my Bank Holiday sparkle Words by Mike Tyas, picture by Michael Gray TICKETS for Scarborough Spa Orchestra’s August Bank Holiday outdoor firework

Music with fireworks at Peasholm Park

concert at Peasholm Park have gone on sale. The concert,”Magical Music from the Movies”, on Friday August 25, includes well-known hits from the silver screen, plus selections from Hollywood musicals, followed by fireworks. Jo Ager, General Manager of Scarborough Spa, said: “Last year’s event was wonderful with the park full with people enjoying the music. With beautiful weather, the orchestra and firework finale, the atmosphere was magical.” The Peasholm concert is part of the orchestra’s summer season including nine concerts each week at The Spa, from June 5 to September 14. n Tickets for the park concert are £10, from The Spa box office, 821888 or .

dear butterfly by Dave Barry ILLUSTRATED talks on Sherlock Holmes and butterflies are being offered by a Scarborough enthusiast. Martin Dove says both presentations are intriguing, engaging and lighthearted. He says his Holmes talk will dispel myths associated with the fictional sleuth. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle never mentioned a deerstalker or meerschaum pipe in any of his four Holmes novels, Martin says. Neither did Holmes ever say “Elementary, my dear Watson”, he adds. So, where does the image of Holmes come from?

Martin says his talk will give all the answers and trivia that only the most diehard Sherlockians will be aware of. “Learn about the mystery of the secret coded stamps, the Great Hiatus, Sherlock in the 22nd century, the meeting with the Joker, the Gibraltar crowns, the Tuvalu dollar, etc”, Martin says. His talk on Yorkshire butterflies will help people identify the 36 species which can be seen in the county. It will feature photos, butterfly trivia and references to butterflies in literature, poetry, art, music, TV, film and culture. n To book Martin, ring 371212 or email

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Benefit gig at the Cask Hundreds attend first model by Dave Barry A CONCERT at the Cask pub on Friday 23 June will raise funds for the Scarborough branch of Amnesty International. The performers are Bridget Cousins on Celtic harp, viola and voice, soprano Rachel Anderson and guitarist Phil Bennett. Bridget grew up in a musical family and has enjoyed singing and playing all her life. She will perform traditional and contemporary folk / acoustic music and songs, accompanied by Phil. “Phil and I have played together since we met four years ago on the island of Iona”, Bridget says. “In the last year or so we have begun performing as a duo. Our shared enjoyment of music continues to enrich our lives”.

Bridget Cousins and Phil Bennett

Rachel has been singing and performing since the age of 13 when she became involved in youth theatre. She says her most memorable achievement so far was playing the role of Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady for York Light Opera at the Theatre Royal in York. The concert is due to start at 7.30pm. Tickets cost £3 and can be booked by ringing 377108 or emailing amnestyscarborough@ n For further details of the local branch of Amnesty, visit uk/scarborough.

railway show for 20 years

Cousins Matthew Dunderdale, 11, and Maxy Thomas, 6, from Scarborough

Words and photo by Dave Barry NEARLY 700 people attended the first model railway show in Scarborough for over 20 years. “By any standard, this is a high number for a new show and tells us there is an interest in the area for the hobby”, said Chris Martin, who co-organised the show with Iain Hale. “It went very well - there was a real buzz all day”, Chris said. The show, at Westborough Methodist Church, was visited by 464 adults and 214

An aerial view of one of the layouts children. Most were from the Scarborough area, as the organisers had hoped. A Thomas the Tank Engine layout was a big hit with the children. Chris said: “It was a modest show, with eight layouts, traders and demonstrations. “Next year there will be an additional room so we are aiming for 11 layouts”. Money raised at this year’s show to fund next year’s, in the same place on 5 May.

Rachel Anderson

Demo by Irish artist by Dave Barry IRISH artist Andy Broderick is to give a demonstration for Scarborough Art Society on Wednesday 7 June. Andy, who is from Kilkenny in Ireland and now lives in Saltburn, focuses heavily on the discipline of drawing and the use of natural materials: pigments from earth, tea, pulped plants, etc. He is influenced by the Arte Povera movement in Italy and Japanese Zen painting. Club press officer Barrie Petterson says: “There is a spiritual dimension to his work which makes Andy unique and worth watching”.

The demonstration will be at Queen Street Methodist Hall at 7pm. Guests are welcome for a £3 admission fee. Refreshments are served at 8pm. Cow by Andy Broderick

The church hall was busy All generations attended the show

Youngsters have a go at operating model trains

​ odel railways fascinate children (to M order photos ring 353597)

Event brings tears to women’s eyes Words, photos & films by Dave Barry

activists in Uganda; and of the campaign in support of Annie Alfred, an albino child

TEARS were inevitable at a poetry reading based on the anthology Poems That Make Grown Women Cry. It was organised by the Scarborough branch of Amnesty International as its contribution to the Books by the Beach literature festival, at the town library. “The readers were very eloquent and at times moved the audience to tears”, said organiser Wanda Maciusko. At least two of the readers shed a tear or two, too. The lachrymose event was a great success, said Wanda. About 50 people attended and £198 was raised for Amnesty in donations. It raised awareness of the latest Jade Montserrat read examples of injustice against After Great Pain by Emily individuals in Iran, journalists Dickinson (to order photos in Belarus and human rights ring 353597)

Katy Marsh-Davies read The Ballad of True Regret by Sebastian Barker

facing discrimination in Malawi. The poems included WB Yeats’ When You

Heather Ayckbourn read Adelstrop by Edward Thomas

are Old, TS Eliot's The Love Song of J Alfred Prufrock, Charles Causley’s Timothy Winters and Korean poet Jang JinSung’s I am Selling my Daughter for 100 Won. All the poems evoked feelings of separation, loss, being a stranger in a foreign land, etc. The readers included Wanda Maciusko, Jo Reed, Jade Montserrat, Heather Ayckbourn, Denise Gilfoyle, Sue Wilson, Felix Hodcroft, Rosie Larner and Katy MarshDavies, who was accompanied on stage by her baby, Alex. Films of 12 of the readings can be found on Youtube by searching for Poems That Make Grown Women Cry 1, 2, 3, etc. Event organiser Wanda Maciusko

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Local Events


JUNE 2017


UNTIL 7 JUNE ALPHABET OF SCARBOROUGH, Coast Gallery, Cloughton. An exhibition of images from a new book depicting an A to Z of Scarborough by Michael Atkin. Visit www. UNTIL 11 JUNE SCARBOROUGH ARTS FORUM, Scarborough Art Gallery. An exhibition showcasing a diverse range of work (watercolours, oils, printing and mixed media) by local artists from Scarborough, Whitby and Filey. Visit UNTIL 4 JUNE FILEY FESTIVAL OF MUSIC, Filey Methodist Church. A great festival with a huge array of permances, shows, singers, and artists. Visit


1 JUNE JUMBLE SALE, St. Oswald's Church, Flamborough, 11.30am-1.30pm. Go and grab a bargain. Refreshments will be on sale. Call 01262 671917. 1-3 JUNE SASHA REGAN'S ALL MALE THE MIKADO, Bridlington Spa. Following the phenomenon which was Matthew Bourne's all-male Swan Lake, another thrilling all-male version of a much-loved classic... Sasha Regan returns with one of the most popular Gilbert and Sullivan operas The Mikado. Call 01262 678258. 2 JUNE THE JOHNNY CASH ROADSHOW, Bridlington Spa. A show not to be missed by avid fans or the casual listener. Also the only show to be endorsed by the Cash family. Call 01262 678258. THE BRYAN ADAMS EXPERIENCE, The Mayfield Hotel, 10-11 Main Street, Seamer, Scarborough, 7pm. This brilliant band reproduces a Bryan Adams concert to perfection. Call 01723 863160. 4 JUNE SPRING PLANT FAIR, Scampston Walled Garden, Malton, 10am-4pm. Browse specialist stalls from experts growers and explore the award-winning ghardens. Visit www. 5 JUNE-14 SEPTEMBER SPA ORCHESTRA SEASON 2017, Scarborough Spa. Live music throughout the Summer in the wonderful setting of The Spa. Call 01723 821888. 6 JUNE JACK THE RIPPER - THE REAL TRUTH, Bridlington Spa. Trevor Marriott is a retired British Police murder squad detective, and leading Ripper expert, who since 2002 has been conducting a cold case investigation into The Whitechapel Murders of 1888 which were attributed to a fearsome unknown killer who came to be known as Jack the Ripper. Call 01262 678258.

possible range of specialist nurseries with the best quality plants around - all in the grounds of this magnificent Elizabethan stately home. Call 01262 490324. 10 JUNE AL MURRAY THE PUB LANDLORD: LET’S GO BACKWARDS TOGETHER, Scarborough Spa. 7.30pm. We live in troubling times. Europe. The NHS. Whatever the hell is going on in the Middle East. The gathering storm of fortnightly bin collections? Who knows where it will all end? Watch the one man who will answer the call of destiny even though it’s an unlisted number. Call 01723 821888. CONCERT, St John’s Burlington Methodist Church, Bridlington, 7pm. The Military Wives Choir, Dishforth, award-winning violinist Kate Chruscicka, and Burlington Junior School Choir. Call 07540 705886. 10 JUNE CONCERT, St John’s Burlington Methodist Church, St John Street, Bridlington, 7pm. The Military Wives Choir and special guests perform, along with award winning violinist Kate Chruscicka and Burlington Junior School Choir. Call 07540 705886. CLUB MEETING, Scarborough Central Library, 1-3pm. Scarborough Kirtan Yoga & Bhagavad Gita Club share bite-sized wisdom from ancient texts... and veggie snacks. All are welcome. 10 JUNE LAURA ASHLEY LAUNCH EVENT, Castle Interiors. To celebrate the launch of Laura Ashley Kitchens at Castle interiors ITV Best Baker, Peter Sidwell will be doing a live cooking event in store. 11am - 3pm. 8 Castle Road, Scarborough. Call 01723 378787 for more details. 11 JUNE DRAGON BOAT RACES, Wykeham Lakes, YO13 9QU. Great opportunity for family and friends to have fun and cheer on the paddlers to raise funds for local causes. An exciting day out for everyone from nine to ninety-nine, the day will feature multiple races of different crews in brightly coloured Dragon boats. The event is organised by The Rotary Club of Scarborough Cavaliers and promises to be a highlight of the summer. To find out more, email THE BOB DYLAN STORY, Scarborough Spa. The Bob Dylan Story is the new stunning and definitive tribute to a songwriting genius who spoke for a whole generation. Experience the thrill and energy of a full-blown Dylan concert, enhanced by a top backing band and planted firmly in the 1960s. Call 01723 821888.

01723 863160. 17 JUNE THE VELVET BURLESQUE SHOW, Scarborough Spa. One of the largest and longest-running Burlesque & Cabaret Variety productions in the UK. Call 01723 821888. 20 JUNE AN AFTERNOON WITH THE HEAD GARDENER, Burton Agnes Hall, 5pm. learn about the history of the walled garden and go behind the scenes of the award winning gardens with the Head Gardener. Visit www. AGM & DEMONSTARTION, St Columba Church Hall, Scarborough, 7.15pm. Scarborough Flower Club meet for their AGM, followed by a demonstration of Willow Work, Flowers/Insects, made from Willow, by Anthea Firth. A warm welcome to all. Call 07935 474239. 23-24 JUNE FOREST LIVE, Dalby Forest. Book tickets now for performances in by Rick Astley (23rd), and Elbow (24th). Forest Live is an independent programme organised by the Forestry Commission to bring forests to new audiences. Income generated from ticket sales is spent on protecting, improving and expanding England’s forests and woodlands and increasing their value to people and wildlife. Visit www. and call 03000 680400. 23-25 JUNE NORTHERN SOUL WEEKENDER 2017, Bridlington Spa. The UK's biggest and most talked about northern soul event. Following the massive success of last year's 10th anniversary, they are looking to their biggest and best event ever. A fabulous weekend of northern soul with six monster rooms of soul over three days. Call 01262 678258.

7 JUNE THE DREAMERS, Bridlington Spa. Their special 'solo' concert is a highly entertaining show, combined with stories of their time with Freddie Garrity, reminiscenes, and fun and laughter. Call 01262 678258. 9-10 JUNE TIDAL WAVES BEACH FESTIVAL, Bridlington South Cliff Beach. two phenomenal days of music showcasing a wealth of local talent as well as national headline acts. Headlined by The Hoosiers, Reverend and the Makers and Toploader with more acts yet to be announced. Visit 10-11 JUNE GARDENERS' FAIR, Burton Agnes Hall, 11am-5pm. The fair offers the widest

15 JUNE FASHION SHOW, 12/13 Prince Street, Bridlington, 7pm. M & Co. are holding a fashion show in aid of St. Oswald's Church, Flamborough. Call 01262 851044. 16 JUNE TALLULAH, The Mayfield Hotel, 1011 Main Street, Seamer, Scarborough, 7pm. Not your average female vocal entertainer. Call

EVERY DAY WOLDGATE TREKKING CENTRE, Woldgate, Bridlington. There are excellent horse and pony treks, suitable for both beginners and advanced riders, as well as Saturday morning club fun days for children. Visit www. or call 01262 673086. MONDAY TO FRIDAY WALKING FOOTBALL, Baron's Gym, The Rugby Club. Classes for both men and women. EVERY SUNDAY QUIZ NIGHT, The Mayfield Hotel, 10-11 Main Street, Seamer, Scarborough, 7pm. Enjoy this weekly quiz of music and general knowledge, followed by Rock ‘n’ Roll Bingo, and Lucky Thirteen’s Play Your Cards Right. Call 01723 863160. QUIZOKE, Ivanhoe Hotel, Burniston Road, Scarborough, 6pm. Be looked after by 'Hostess with the Mostest’ Jeannette DuPont. Call 01723 366063. EVERY SUNDAY UNTIL 9th OCTOBER LEBBERSTON CAR BOOT SALE, opposite Jet service station, A165 to Filey, from 6.30am. Turn your trash into cash at this great car boot sale. Call 07966 254179. FIRST SUNDAY OF EVERY MONTH BIRD AUCTION, Eastfield Community Centre, 12noon-2pm. Alongside the auction, there will also be a raffle and refreshments. Call 01723 581550. 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 uk or call 01723 374227. WALKING WOMEN’S FOOTBALL, Barons Fitness Centre, Silver Rd, Scalby. Call 01723 357740. QUAY SCRABBLE GROUP, Sewerby Methodist Church, 6.30pm. Have a great night of Scrabble, and enjoy a cuppa. Call 01262 409718.

24 JUNE ARMED FORCES DAY, Scarborough South Bay, 10am-5pm Spa. This popular family fun day out, now in its ninth year, includes the return of The Red Arrows, Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, RAF Falcons Parachute Display, and much more. Call 01723 821888 29 JUNE GIOVANNI PERNICE PRESENTS DANCE IS LIFE, Bridlington Spa. Giovanni Pernice & Luba Mushtuk, from Strictly Come Dancing, star in 'il ballo è vita'. Joined by professional dancers from 'Dancing with the Stars Ireland'. Call 01262 678258.


1 JULY SHOWADDYWADDY, Scarborough Spa. Formed in the 1970s in Leicester from several local bands, they have sold more than 20 million records and have toured all corners of the World extensively. Call 01723 821888. 7 JULY JIMMY CARR, Bridlington Spa. Jimmy is gathering a selection of his very best jokes along with brand new material for the ultimate comedy show. Call 01262 678258.

BRIDLINGTON OLD TOWN 1940s FESTIVAL, Bridlington. Following last year's highly successful 1940s Festival the organisers have invited hand picked favourite vocalists with ‘Headline Performers’ George Formby Experience & Lola Lamour. Also enjoy an amazing selection of Traditional homemade and specialist foods. Visit www.


9 JULY THE ROY ORBISON STORY WITH BARRY STEELE, Scarborough Spa. Barry Steele is widely recognised as one of the world's leading vocalists playing homage to the legendary Roy Orbison. Call 01723 821888.

FIRST MONDAY OF EVERY MONTH PSYCHIC NIGHT, Ivanhoe Hotel, Burniston Road, Scarborough, 8pm . Enjoy thought-provoking 'Demonstrations of Mediumship & Clairvoyance' with Guest Psychics. Call 01723 366063. 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 EVERY TUESDAY LUNCHTIME LECTURES, Woodend Creative, Scarborough, 1-2pm. Tim Tubbs will deliver a series of talks titled ‘Scandalous Queens’. Visit www. or call 01723 384500. Roller Disco @ The Spa, The Spa Bridlington, 5pm, 6.45pm & 8.30pm. Fun for all ages! Visit or call 01262 678258.

TABLE TENNIS SESSIONS, Whitby Pavilion, West Cliff, Whitby, 7-9pm. Whether you are an experienced player or a complete novice, you are welcome to head along and join the regular club members for some friendly games. Visit or call 01947 458899. FIRST TUESDAY OF EVERY MONTH YORKSHIRE EAST COAST WIDOWED GROUP, Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough, 2pm.

Members meet in the coffee lounge. Call Maureen: 01723 365991 or Sheila: 01723 639315.

Church, Dean Road, Scarborough. Call 01723 862681.

LAST TUESDAY OF EVERY MONTH CHRISTCHURCH PENSIONER ACTION GROUP, North Bridlington Library. 11am. Coffee mornings, outings, and easy exercise classes. Call 01262 602866. SCARBOROUGH ASSOCIATION COFFEE MORNING, Wreyfield Drive Church, 10.30am. New members always welcome. Call 01262 602866.

FIRST FRIDAY OF EVERY MONTH Bridlington Art Society, North library, Bridlington, 7-9pm (Excl. August).

THIRD TUESDAY OF EVERY MONTH SCARBOROUGH FLOWER CLUB, St Columba Church Hall, Dean Road, Scarborough, 7.15pm (except January, July and August). A warm welcome to all. Admission £6.50. Visit www. 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 or call 01723 374227. BARON’S WALKING FOOTBALL, Scarborough Rugby Club, 9.30-11am. Call 01723 377545. EVERY WEDNESDAY SALSA CLASS, St James Church, Scarborough, 7.30-9.30pm. Partner and booking not required. Visit www.stjamesscarborough. or call 07788 873523. WURLITZER AFTERNOON TEA DANCES, Scarborough Fair Collection, Scarborough. Visit www. 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 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. SCARBOROUGH CONCERT BAND, St. James Church Undercroft, Scarborough 7.30-9.30pm. Visit 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 comedancing EVERY WEDNESDAY, FRIDAY & SATURDAY EASY SEQUENCE DANCING, Cayton Village Hall, North Lane, Cayton, 1.45-4pm Weds; 10am-12.15pm Fri; 7.30-10pm Sat. Beginners welcome. Call 01723 351380.

FIRST AND THIRD FRIDAY OF EVERY MONTH BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT GROUP, St Martinon-the-Hill Church, South Cliff, Scarborough, 2-4pm. This small, friendly group is led by a Cruse Bereavement Care qualified volunteer. Call 01723 865406.

THIRD SATURDAY OF EVERY MONTH MONTHLY FOOD MARKET, Westborough, Scarborough. A range of local produce including fruit, vegetables, meat, bread, pies, and much more! Visit MUSTARD SEED, Ebenezer Church Hall, Scarborough, 11.45am-2pm. A monthly meeting for adults with learning difficulties, connected to the charities Livability and Prospects. Call 01723 583566. LAST SATURDAY OF THE MONTH RYEDALE EMBROIDERERS’ GUILD, Wrelton Village Hall. Call 01723 862417. MOST NIGHTS LIVE MUSIC, The Commercial, Falsgrave Road, Scarborough. A great mix of live acts performing on several nights each month. For details, call 01723 447109. There’s always something on… at the libraries! FILEY LIBRARY Station Avenue, Filey Call 01609 536608 Every Friday & Saturday CAN WE HELP? IT HELP SESSIONS; 1-5pm Fri, 10am-1pm Sat.. Every Wednesday Last Tuesday of every month FILEY ACTIVITY GROUP, 2-4pm. May Events: 1st & 29th Library CLOSED Bank Holiday 3rd Totally Socially drop-in 10-12 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th & 31st Knit & Natter 1-3pm 3rd, 10th, 17th, & 24th Storytime 2-2.30pm 3rd Code Club time 6-7pm 6th & 13th PCSO drop-in 10-11 8th -14th Local History Display 10th, 17th & 24th Code Club time 6-7pm 10th Library Reading Group 5-6.30

FILEY FLOWER CLUB, Evron Centre, Filey, 7.30pm (October to July). See the flowers and meet a great 'bunch' of people. Call 07791 101231.

15th -19th Alzheimer’s Society Dementia Awareness Display

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

13th & 27th Creative writing group 10-12 13th Beach Hut Theatre SuDdeN ThAw TBC

16th Macular Group Support 10.30-12.30 19th U3A Family History on PN 10-12 25th U3A Reading Group 5:15-6pm 31st Support for Carers Drop-in 10-12 EASTFIELD LIBRARY Eastfield Library, High Street, Eastfield, Scarborough. Call 01609 536606. STORYTIME, 10.30-11.15am. VALLEY



3 Pickering Road, West Ayton Call 01723 863052 Second and last Wednesday of the month KNIT AND STITCH, 7pm – 9pm Every Wednesday during term time STORY TIME, 2pm – 3pm

by Dave Barry A SERIES of lunchtime lectures by the handsome, panelled Tim Tubbs in the Sitwell library at Woodend takes place on the four Tuesdays in June. Entitled Wayward Women of Faith, the series looks at four radically different women who dedicated themselves to the public advocacy of a devoutly-held Christian faith and who spoke out boldly in challenging, wayward and unorthodox ways. Tickets cost £5 (concession £4) for one or £15 (£12) for all four. A country-roots weekend kicks off with Gal Holiday and the Honky Tonk Revue, whose infectious western swing combines with evocative songwriting, impeccable musicianship and a twinge of punk sensibility (9 June, £12). Underhill Rose’s harmonies and soul-touching lyrics blend with eye-catching stage presence and charming personalities (10 June, £10). Lachlan Bryan and the Wildes have a peculiar

SEVEN COFFEE SHOP and Tea Rooms is gearing up for the busy summer season by extending its’ ever popular cream tea and scones to include traditional afternoon teas. These will complement the already popular light lunches, cakes, coffees and teas. The afternoon teas are served on traditional tiered cake stands and include a selection of tea time favourites such as tasty sandwiches, scones, fruit cream meringues, brandy snaps and dainty buns all served with a pot of Taylor's Yorkshire Tea. The selections change on a regular basis so it’s wise to check what's on before hand. And for those who like seafood, Seven also offers a range of dishes including fresh crab salads, prawns, smoked salmon and their speciality hot poached salmon salad with new potatoes. All this good food fits in with the traditional interior of Seven. Seven is one of the few traditional teas rooms left in Scarborough

and is seeing a resurgence in popularity by those seeking quiet and elegant surroundings and good food. But that doesn’t mean that the menu isn’t fashionable: healthier eating and modern twists on traditional favourites are included. Seven is located on York Place in Scarborough just down from the Santander Bank. For crab dishes and the afternoon tea, check availability before visit. Booking is recommended. n To book call 01723 351300.

News in Brief Ten Millennia will play funky floor fillers and classic soul from their new album at a free gig at Watermark café tonight (2 June), at 7.30pm.


Gal Holiday and the Honky Tonk Revue

talent for engaging with the tropes and mores of the country / Americana tradition while imbuing their songs with pathos, sharp pop sensibilities and a uniquely Australian outlook (11 June, £10). The three concerts start at 7.30pm. A ticket for all three costs £25. The Tom Townsend Trio will play songs from their latest album Leave It Up To Me on 1 July, at 8pm. This 11-track supernova is an explosive and impressive display, says Woodend promoter Chris Lee. “The band will play arpeggios on the heartstrings as the music travels through a dynamic emotional landscape”, Chris says. Nick Mason of Pink Floyd praised the “nice groove and great keyboards”. Chris Barron of the Spin Doctors added: “Tom's got a smooth delivery and his tune Leave It Up To Me is funky, upbeat and well recorded with great musicianship”. Tickets cost £7 and can be booked online at eventbrite. Tickets for all the above Woodend events can also be booked by ringing 384500. Raven play at Woodend on 8 July, at 7.30pm. Tickets cost £10 and can be booked by ringing 07757 765196 or emailing Artists who have exhibited work at Woodend over the last five years have contributed to a joint exhibition and sale from 10 June to 28 July (9am-5pm weekdays, 10am-4pm Saturdays).

Afternoon tea for two please

KNIT & NATTER, 1-3pm.

RYEDALE JAZZ CLUB, Beansheaf Hotel, A169 Malton Road, 8-10.30pm. A traditional jazz session with an established band.

FIRST THURSDAY OF THE MONTH RYEDALE WOODTURNERS, Snainton Village Hall, 7.30-9.30pm. Guests welcome to enjoy first class professional woodturning demonstrations. Visit or email

Wayward women, country roots and nice grooves at Woodend

FIRST FRIDAY OF OCTOBER, NOVEMBER, FEBRUARY, AND MARCH STAR GAZING, Dalby Forest Visitor Centre, Thornton-le-dale. The dark skies of Dalby are amongst the best in the country and with the expert help and advice from Scarborough and Ryedale Astronomical Society you will be amazed what you can learn about the sky. Call 07812 660184 for more information.


EVERY 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.

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The musical Legally Blonde is being staged for the first time in Scarborough this week. It is being performed by dynamic local amateur group Scarborough Musicals at the YMCA Theatre at 7.30 tonight (2 June) and 2.30pm and 7.30pm tomorrow. Tickets cost £12 (concessions available). To book, ring 506750 or online at Coming up at the Milton Rooms in Malton are singer / songwriter David Tomlinson with Adam Carpenter on keys and Rowan Oliver

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on bass tomorrow (3 June), Irish progressive folk duo Tir Na Nog (6 June), Boo Hewerdine (17 June) and the Pat McCarthy Quartet (23 June). The Hemma Ridge Rowdy Boys are to play at artist Adam King’s Gladstone Road studio on Saturday 3 June, at 1pm. A handicraft, produce and flower show will be held at the village hall in Burniston on Sunday 11 June, from 2pm to 3.30pm. Orgnaised by the Women’s Institute, it is open to women, men and children living in Burniston, Cloughton and nearby villages.

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FRI 16 JUNE Alistair Huntly at Blue Crush; Jersey Boys as Frankie Valli + Four Seasons at the Mayfield in Seamer.

Ten Millennia will play funky floor fillers and classic soul from their new album at a free gig at Watermark café tonight (2 June), at 7.30pm. FRI 2 JUNE Ten Millennia at Watermark (7.30pm); Colcannon at the Merchant; Connor Lawlor at Blue Crush; Bryan Adams Experience at the Mayfield in Seamer. SAT 3 JUNE Jez Ech at the Merchant (4pm); the Mothers at the Tap and Spile; Walking on Air at Indigo Alley; Soul Rebels at the Newcastle Packet; Tony King at the Eastway Club in Eastfield. SUN 4 JUNE Epics at the Tap and Spile (5.30pm); Easy Street at the Crescent (7.30pm); Sultans of Thwing at Watermark (7pm); Mr Jim at the Merchant (8pm). MON 5 JUNE Damien Rhodes at Farrers; Scarborough Folk at the Merchant. TUE 6 JUNE Steve Phillips and the Rough Diamonds at the Grosvenor in Robin Hoods Bay. WED 7 JUNE Clarke at Mojo’s (4pm); Kate Peters & Ian Chalk for Scarborough Jazz at the Cask; Alastair James at the Merchant; open mic at the King & Cask; open-mic with John Watton at Cellars. THU 8 JUNE Jesse Hutchinson at Cellars; open mic at the Merchant and Nags Head in Scalby. FRI 9 JUNE David Tomlinson and Adam & Rowan at the Cask; Chris Mountford at Blue Crush; Snatch at the Mayfield in Seamer. SAT 10 JUNE Bonefish at the Newcastle Packet; Kwikshift at the Tap and Spile; Hi-heel Sneakers at Indigo Alley;Steve Ellis at the Eastway Club in Eastfield. SUN 11 JUNE Dr Brown and the Groovecats at the Tap and Spile (5.30pm); Unkempt at Watermark (7pm). MON 12 JUNE Scarborough Folk at the Merchant. TUE 13 JUNE Steve Phillips and the Rough Diamonds at the Grosvenor in Robin Hoods Bay. WED 14 JUNE Jez Ech at Mojo’s (4pm); Jim Corry for Scarborough Jazz at the Cask; Alastair James at the Merchant; open mic at the King & Cask; open-mic with John Watton at Cellars.

SAT 17 JUNE Ground Level at the Newcastle Packet; Chu Ma Shu at the Tap and Spile; Fuzz Junkies at Indigo Alley;Daniel Peters at the Eastway Club in Eastfield; Vegas at the Hayburn Wyke (tbc). SUN 18 JUNE Tom Jones tribute at the Hole in the Wall (4pm); Woas at the Tap and Spile (5.30pm); Rich Adams at Watermark (7pm). MON 19 JUNE Scarborough Folk at the Merchant. TUE 20 JUNE Steve Phillips and the Rough Diamonds at the Grosvenor in Robin Hoods Bay. WED 21 JUNE Molly Thompson at Mojo’s (4pm); Artephis for Scarborough Jazz at the Cask; Alastair James at the Merchant; open mic at the King & Cask; open-mic with John Watton at Cellars.


Scarborough Spa

Visit or call 01723 821888. 24 MAY-3 JUNE MOVIES MEETS THE MUSICALS: TAKE TWO Expect a sensational cast including stunning vocalists, dazzling costumes and sparkling sets all with a bit of Hollywood glitz. 11 JUNE THE BOB DYLAN STORY A new stunning and definitive tribute to a songwriting genius. 17 JUNE THE VELVET BURLESQUE SHOW One of the largest & longest-running Burlesque & Cabaret Variety shows in the UK.

Scarborough YMCA Theatre

Visit or call 01723 506750.

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

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2 JUNE THE JOHNNY CASH ROADSHOW A show not to be missed by avid fans or the casual listener. Also the only show to be endorsed by the Cash family. 6 JUNE JACK THE RIPPER - THE REAL TRUTH For the past 128 years this mystery has captivated the imagination of people worldwide and still does today. 16 JUNE DINING WITH DEATH A Bridlington Spa/Migrant Murder Inc Production of a brand new murder mystery. 29 JUNE DANCE IS LIFE Giovanni Pernice & Luba Mushtuk, from Strictly Come Dancing, star in this gripping performance.

Whitby Spa Pavilion

Visit or call 01947 458899. 1 JUNE SIMON & GARFUNKEL THROUGH THE YEARS Bookends perform the most authentic sounding tribute to the unforgettable musical duo. 2 JUNE CINDERELLA Vienna Festival Ballet is proud to present the classic tale of Cinderella.

FRI 23 JUNE Robert Schmuck at Blue Crush; Tallulah at the Mayfield in Seamer. SAT 24 JUNE Big Me at the Tap and Spile; Ordinary Affair at the Newcastle Packet; Sugar Licks at Indigo Alley; Sean Finch at the Eastway Club in Eastfield. SUN 25 JUNE Mick Wheeler and the Deetones at the Tap and Spile (5.30pm); Tom Townsend Blues Band at Watermark (7pm). MON 26 JUNE Scarborough Folk at the Merchant. TUE 27 JUNE Steve Phillips and the Rough Diamonds at the Grosvenor in Robin Hoods Bay. WED 28 JUNE March the Ally at Mojo’s (4pm); Will Howard for Scarborough Jazz at the Cask; Alastair James at the Merchant; open mic at the King & Cask; open-mic with John Watton at Cellars. THU 29 JUNE Jesse Hutchinson at Cellars; open mic at the Merchant and Nags Head in Scalby.

30 MAY-3 JUNE LEGALLY BLONDE The journey of the famously perky Elle Woods, a fashion savvy, UCLA sorority girl. 10 JUNE TWILIGHT ROCKS & TWILIGHT SPARKLES A fantastic show offering two for one, featuring music from Queen and BonJovi. 23-25 JUNE AROUND THE WORLD Presented by Scarborough Dance Centre.

Stephen Joseph Theatre

Visit or call 01723 370541. 2-3 JUNE GRIMM’S TALES A group D of E explorers find themselves in the middle of nowhere with only stories to keep them company.

FRI 30 JUNE Alistair James at Blue Crush; Hoodoo Brown at the Mayfield in Seamer. SAT 1 JULY Music Cafe Night at Mojo’s (7pm); Kez at the Tap and Spile; Flashback at the Newcastle Packet; Ryan Willingham at the Eastway Club in Eastfield.

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

SUN 2 JULY Little Big Horn at the Tap and Spile (5.30pm); Easy Street at the Crescent (7.30pm); Stony at Watermark (7pm).

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Binney and June Wilkinson. * On Saturday 12 August, from 2-4.30pm, the Friends will host a tea party in the church grounds.

Hymn theme for flower festival

A FLOWER festival with a hymn theme raised over £2,000 at St Mary’s Church in Scarborough. Celebrating hymns in art and flowers, it was organised by the Friends of St Mary's. A preview was attended by the new mayor and mayoress, Martin and Cherry Smith, local MP Robert Goodwill and Friends president Fred Normandale. Friends chairman Christine Cox said: “Over the years, we have promoted many flower festivals which have raised a lot of money for the restoration of various areas of St Mary’s. “We began modestly by purchasing pew runners and steady progress has ensured that roofs have been made watertight, the baptistry restored and £35,000 has been spent on the south porch roof and stonework which was in urgent need of restoration”. This year’s festival was coordinated by Anne

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15 JUNE-19 AUGUST THE RISE AND FALL OF LITTLE VOICE In turns brutal and tender, terrifying and exhilarating and this production will serve up the perfect cocktail of northern grit and Hollywood glitz.

24 JUNE FULL NELSON With full harmonies, wailing harmonica, Hammond stabs and of course, Willie’s unique playing and singing style, no Willie fan will be disappointed.

Spotlight Theatre, Bridlington

Visit or call 01262 601006. 3 JUNE STEPTOE AND SON Hambledon Productions breathe life back into the Steptoe household with this faithful, fresh and hilarious adaptation. 6-10 JUNE HOW TO TRAIN YOUR HUSBAND In this Spotlight Drama in-house production nothing quite goes according to plan and the result is a hilarious comedy. 10 JUNE PETER PAN Captured live at the National Theatre, a recorded performance of JM Barrie’s much-loved tale screens in cinemas. 17 JUNE JUST LIKE THAT! THE TOMMY COOPER SHOW Complete with live musical accompaniment, this critically acclaimed tribute show is full of magic and mirth. 24 JUNE SALOMÉ Oscar Wilde’s lyrical oneact drama presents a story that has been told before, but never like this.

The Spa Bridlington

Visit or call 01262 678258.

June Wilkinson with her Tell me the old, old story by Alison display, Carol of the Bexlls Fenton

Private gardens in Hutton Buscel will open to the public on Sunday 11 June, from 12 noon- 5pm. Books, plants, artwork and ceramics will be on sale at some of the gardens. Tickets cost £3 and can be bought at the village hall, which will have refreshments, cakes and tombola stalls.

1-3 JUNE SASHA REGAN'S ALL MALE THE MIKADO Following the phenomenon which was Matthew Bourne's all-male Swan Lake, another thrilling all-male version of a muchloved classic.


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Scarborough Sport Scarborough Athletic commentator Ant Taylor, shares his latest views on the world of sports. @iamradioant

It's been 25 years since an Englishman has won the top football trophy. That man was Howard Wilkinson and his Leeds United team took the spoils against Sir Alex Ferguson with Manchester United. Since the old First Division days, the league has been rebranded to The Premier Division and, in it's quarter of a century existence the trophy has been won by 2 Scots, a French man, a Portuguese, a Chilean and now that Antonio Conte has finished the job this season it is 4 Italians. It's getting even harder for English managers to win this coveted Prize, as last season only 6 managers in the league were actually English, and by the time that season had ended there was 4. That's a life time away from the start of The Premier League when 16 of the 22 were born on England's mountain green. Englishmen have got fewer and fewer in the top division and last season was the first where an English man hadn't finished in the top half. I know what you’re thinking: it's foreign

investment, owners and players that sweep across the 4 corners of the world. So should young English talent go to Europe or even further afield to grow their knowledge and reputation? How about a young and hungry for success manager in the lower leagues? Could they cut the mustard and shake the tree of the Premier League? This season in the Championship you've seen Brighton's Chris Houghton do great things to a club that's struggled to even become a league club not so long ago, to gaining entry to the Premiership, even Gary Monk doing a great job and made sure Leeds United kept on the back pages, instead of the front. Back in the top flight Bournemouth's manager Eddie Howe, if he got the chance at a big four club, could he really be our only hope of an Englishman winning England's most coveted prize? The question I put to you is can you see an English Manager finally winning England’s biggest league?

Geoffrey Boycott reflects on his eventful life at Spa

Boycott and Gration on stage

Words and photos by Dave Barry AT the age of 76, cricket legend Geoffrey Boycott looked back at his controversial career in a Scarborough show. The straight-talking Yorkshireman shared the Spa Theatre stage with Look North presenter Harry Gration. The show featured a litany of anecdotes, old photos from Boycott’s private collection and jumpy film footage from the BBC archives, showing his first Test Match 100, his 100th century and Boycott beating Garry Sobers' world record aggregate of Test runs in Delhi in December 1981. The audience had a glimpse of his house in Cape Town, which Gration has visited. Frequently courting controversy, Boycott was banned from international cricket for three years for touring apartheid South Africa with a dozen current and former England Test cricketers, who were nearing the end of their careers. Boycott said he met Nelson Mandela during the trip. He talked about the throat cancer which tore

his world apart in 2002; about Kerry Packer making cricket more accessible, doing what Sky Sports is doing today; about the future of county cricket, with TV stations not covering county matches; and about Freddie Truman visiting opponents’ changing rooms to try and intimidate them. “They used to lock the door”, he said. Boycott, who wore glasses when he was playing in his younger days (before helmets were introduced), was the first Englishman to average over 100 runs per innings in 1971, when he scored 2,503. He scored 32,570 runs for Yorkshire at an average of 57.85, including 103 centuries. Over his international career, he scored 151 first-class centuries which is the fifth highest. On 11 August 1977 he scored his 100th century at Headingley, during the fourth Test Match between England and Australia. He became the 18th batsman in the history of the game to perform such a feat and was the first man to achieve this distinction in a Test Match.

Geoffrey Boycott and Harry Gration in the Spa Theatre dressing room (to order photos ring 353597)


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Bowls club pulls back from the brink Words and photos by Dave Barry

race afternoon, Christmas lunch, a Burns night and A safari suppers. SCARBOROUGH The activities bowling club have boosted has pulled back club funds, from the brink of The Yorkshire team at the county match allowing a oblivion with a great deal of refurbishment. Security lights strong resurgence. South Cliff Bowls Club was seriously have been installed and the clubhouse considering dissolution at the end of the kitchen has been redeveloped. A grant from Yorwaste enabled the club to 2015 season. Membership and income had declined to replace dilapidated backboards and the a pitiful level while running costs were paving around the green. Newsletters and a Facebook page keep steadily rising. But a strong fightback against closure members up to date with developments. The current season started well, with the generated a rejuvenation. Flyers were distributed in the community, club hosting the South Cliff Fives event for locals attended a come-and-play day and clubs in the independent league, sponsored by Falsgrave Funeral Service. social-bowling sessions were introduced. “This led to a steady increase in members”, Fifty players representing 10 clubs enjoyed a day’s competitive bowling. They were says spokesman John Rowlands. The club, which uses a green next to the supported by a kitchen crew who fed and old sport centre in Filey Road, has doubled watered them. its membership. Many of the new members Hutton Cranswick emerged as winners of were new to bowling and subsequently the keenly fought competition. moved from social bowling to being full At a recent county match between Yorkshire and Durham, Angela Hollingworth of members. They participate in matches in the four Harrogate paid tribute to one of the club leagues the club plays in - the open league, stalwarts: “Pauline Veitch has worked so the veterans league, the Aussie pairs league hard to revive the club”, she said. (in which the club fields two teams) and the Anyone interested in bowling, irrespective of experience, is assured of a warm welcome newly formed independent triples league. In addition to playing, a vibrant closed- at the club’s social-bowling sessions on season social programme keeps members Wednesdays and Saturdays, from 2pm. together, enjoying indoor games, quizzes, a n For further information, ring John Rowlands on 07586 341999.

Members of the rejuvenated bowls club (to order photos ring 353597)

A county match between Yorkshire and Durham

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“We can provide all the extras you would expect from a modern venue, including executive or novel collection service, room decoration, prop hire, photo booths, catering and entertaining”, Victoria says. The North Marine Road club, which recently accommodated the nation’s press for the Tour de Yorkshire stage, wants to diversify into hosting public events and food festivals.

A COMMON misconception is being challenged by Scarborough Cricket Club. It is thought by some to be for members only. Nothing could be further from the truth, states commercial manager Victoria Wilkinson. “We would like to encourage people to come and support the club and use the facilities”, she says. Cricket fans are particularly encouraged to take advantage of the free access to first and second team games every Saturday throughout the season. “The public can come and watch these games free of charge and access the pavilion”, Victoria emphasises. Four rooms in the pavilion can be hired for anything from small private dining parties through to large gatherings of up to 120 people.

Scarborough Cricket Club commercial manager Victoria Wilkinson (to order photos ring 353597)

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Scarborough CC make decent start by Steve Adamson HAVING narrowly avoided relegation last season, Scarborough CC have made a decent start to the 2017 Yorkshire League North campaign. After six league games they were joint 4th in the table with Driffield Town on 35 points. Above them, Harrogate were top with 50 points, followed by York on 40 and Yorkshire Academy on 38. Highlight of recent matches was a superb knock of 107 by Ben Elvidge against Driffield Town, from 110 balls with 7 fours and 2 sixes. A heavy defeat at Chester Le Street in the ECB National Cup came as a blow, and the last home league game against Yorkshire Academy was abandoned due to heavy rain, and this was followed by a crushing 146 run defeat at Woodhouse Grange, so Scarborough will be hoping to get their season back on track in the forthcoming matches. MATCH SUMMARY (ECB National Cup Round 1) BENWELL HILL 230-8 (45 overs) Kyle Coetzer 41, Peter Halliday 41, Mark Dale 36, Linden Gray 3-42 SCARBOROUGH 232-4 (43.1 overs) Darren Harland 57, Neil Elvidge 42 no, Ben Elvidge 42, Darshana Thiranga 2-41 SCARBOROUGH 248-7 (50 overs) Ben Elvidge 107, Theo Smith 50, Darren Harland 28, Jamie Hopper 4-54 DRIFFIELD TOWN 180-9 (50 overs) Grant Halder 54no, James Pick 54, Bradley Scott 3-29, Ben Elvidge 2-25 SHERIFF HUTTON BRIDGE 117 (42.2 overs)

Russ Robinson 40, Ben Elvidge 3-13, Kris Wilkinson 3-18, Linden Gray 2-14 SCARBOROUGH 119-3 (33.5 overs) Alex Carrie 39, Ben Elvidge 28no STAMFORD BRIDGE 209-9 (50 overs) Will Rhodes 67, Ryan McKendry 48, Kevin Murphy 33no, Ben Elvidge 5-49 SCARBOROUGH 164-9 (50 overs) Jack Holt 46, Bradley Scott 17, Donovan Sinclair 3-25, Max Maciver 3-43 (ECB National Cup Round 2) SCARBOROUGH 169 (45 overs) Darren Mills 52, Luke Tinsley 37, Linden Gray 25, John Harrison 3-27 CHESTER LE STREET 172-0 (30.4 overs) George Harrison 90 no, Kyle Davis 66no YORKSHIRE ACADEMY 232-6 (50 overs) Ben Ainsley 103, Matt Fisher 83, Jack Holt 3-48, Ben Elvidge 3-58 SCARBOROUGH 7-1 (2.4 overs) Rain stopped play WOODHOUSE GRANGE 263-5 (50 overs) Chris Bilton 92no, Tom Young 51, Mike Hattee 39, Nathan Saltmer 39 SCARBOROUGH 117 (38.4 overs) Darren Mills 30, Oliver Stephenson 24, Ben Elvidge 22, Josh Jackson 4-33 FIXTURES FOR JUNE (All matches start at 12 noon) 4th Dunnington (away) 11th Castleford (away) 18th Woodhouse Grange (home) 25th Acomb (away)


represent their country in these prestigious 15 MEMBERS of championships. Scarborough’s Former multiple world Desapline Martial kick boxing champion Arts Club, at various Andy D’esa is leader of the age levels, have club, which is based at the been selected to Corporation Club on Dean represent England at Road in Scarborough. the ICO World Cup Anyone requiring further in Birmingham from Club members at the recent ICO British information can contact 19-23 October, and Championships in Birmingham the club on 07899 678157 also at the Unified World Championships in Tuscany, Italy the or can use Facebook messenger at Desapline following week. However, as kick boxing is Martial Arts, or alternatively donate to the an amateur sport, and the competitors have Just Giving page at to be self-financed,the club is appealing for crowdfunding/keeley-duncan-fewster. sponsorship to enable the local fighters to

by Dave Barry SCARBOROUGH Athletic will launch their 2017 / 2018 kit at a Q&A session in the bar of the new Sports Village on 17 June, at 7.30pm. Former Boro manager Russell Slade will take questions from fans and media.

Questions can be submitted in advance or asked on the night. Fans will be invited onto the pitch for group photos. The room holds 250 people. Tickets cost £10.

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Central midfielder Cadman impressed RECENT Boro during his short signings include time at the club midfielders Luke after joining in late Dean and Matt February, before Dempsey. a hamstring injury Luke joins from finished his season Bradford Park prematurely. Avenue in the Despite his injury, National League Cadman’s energy North (NLN). He started his career L-R, players James Cadman, Dave Merris and creativity in the at Bradford City and and Matty Turnbull with manager Steve middle of the park progressed through Kittrick and assistant manager Chris Bolder will be a big asset for Kittrick in the new the youth ranks at (photo by Will Baines) the Bantams before joining Harrogate Town. season. After 53 appearances, Luke went on to join Turnbull became a key part of the Boro defence after joining from Pickering Town Bradford Park Avenue two years ago. Matt played at Hyde United last season, in November. Matty has raised his game and scoring four goals in 35 appearances. He slotted firmly into the centre of defence, played under Steve Kittrick at Guiseley and while proving a dangerous threat from sethas had spells at Shaw Lane, Bradford Park pieces. Price has proved adept both in midfield and Avenue and Farsley Celtic. Boro boss Steve Kittrick said: “Luke had defence and has marshalled some of his offers from other NLN sides but wants to be a younger team mates through difficult spells. part of what we are building at Scarborough. His experience will be key to give Boro the Both Luke and Matt are young and hungry edge in tight games. and have both played at a higher level so Kittrick has confirmed that one player will bring that experience to help us next not staying with the club will be centrehalf Dominic Roma.  season”. The new additions came after Dave Merris, Roma joined the club in February and played Jamie Price, James Cadman and Matty a major role in steering it into the play-offs with his tough tackling and organisation of Turnbull committed to staying at the club. After an excellent third-place finish in the the defenders around him. Evo-Stik first division north last season, Commenting on his departure, Kittrick said: Kittrick has been working hard since the “Dom did a great job for us last season, campaign ended to secure the services of the coming in at a crucial point in the season to really help us at the back”. squad that finished the season so strongly. Merris was ever-present at the club last Kittrick will continue to talk to players old season, leading by example as captain with and new over the coming weeks as he builds consistent displays at left-back to keep the his squad for the new season. Boro defence secure at the back. He won the The first game back in town is a sell-out friendly against a Sheffield United XI. manager’s player of the year award. Kittrick said: “It's important that we retain the players we want from last season. He described the new stadium as “fantastic! Once the place gets rocking and rolling we'll see smiles on people's faces who've been Scarborough fans from day one. It's massive for the club to bring a different atmosphere on match days, together with an excellent playing surface and the facilities that go with it, you can't ask for much more”. Luke Dean Matt Dempsey

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Although football will be at the forefront of most Scarborough sports fans’ minds this summer as Scarborough Athletic takes up residence at their new home at the Sports Village in Weaponness Park, the town’s aficionados of the funny shaped ball at Scarborough Rugby Club will be beavering away to build on the club’s record-breaking season which ended in April.

Developments with next season in mind saw the club part company with Coach Lee

Douglas who had been with the club for four seasons. He was thanked for his work in progressing the playing side of the club and he is now taking a bit of a rest after four very busy years. I got to know the Pickeringbased school teacher well during his time at Scarborough and will cherish the memory of our post-match video interviews many conducted in very cold, wet and windy locations the length and breadth of Yorkshire; All the best Lee. Ex-Bridlington and Scarborough player Simon Smith was subsequently named as Coach and will take up his post in early August. Smith was born in Leeds and was part of SIMON SMITH the successful Bridlington side in the late nineties before moving to teach in Filey and play for Scarborough.

From the Sidelines TREBLE FOR WEST PIER Having already won the League (with a 100% record) & League Cup double, Andy Spivey's West Pier won their third trophy of another hugely successful season for the club, with a 3-0 win against Edgehill in the District Cup final at Pickering. Former Boro player Jimmy Beadle scored twice, with Jamie Bradshaw getting the other. Beadle ended the season with 18 goals in 15 games for Pier since joining them from Tadcaster Albion. EDGEHILL WIN HARBOUR CUP Seven days after losing to West Pier in the District Cup final, Edgehill gained revenge by beating Pier 2-1 in the Harbour Cup final at Thornton Dale. Joe Gallager gave Edgehill the lead, Martin Cooper equalised for Pier, and Danny Collins struck Edgehill's last minute winner. This was West Pier's 32nd match of the season, and their only previous loss had been a penalty shoot-out exit from the North Riding Challenge Cup. SUNDAY CUP FINALS FA SUNDAY CUP Trafalgar added to their North Riding Sunday Challenge Cup success with a 3-2 defeat of Newlands in the FA Sunday Cup final at Thornton Dale thanks to a Liam Salt hat trick, with Kurtis Henderson and Danny Glendinning replying for Newlands. KENWARD CUP First division champions Newlands beat Ayton 5-2 in the final at Seamer. On target were Danny Glendinning with a hat trick, Danny Freer and Drew McCoubrey(pen), with John Blakeston and Tom Duckworth scoring for Ayton. SENIOR CUP Newlands overcame Ayton 6-4 at Seamer thanks to goals from Danny Glendinning 2, Drew McCoubrey 2(1pen), Danny Freer and Jack Ramos. The marksmen for Ayton were Tyson Stubbings 2, Andy Roebuck(pen) and Dan Pickard. GOALSPORTS TROPHY Angel Athletic won their second trophy of the season, beating Scarborough Campus 4-0 at Seamer with strikes from MacAuley Youngson, Jordan Mintoft, Joe Gallagher and Josh Dolan. TOUGH TIMES FOR LOCAL FOOTBALL WHAT CAN BE DONE ? The resignations of first division clubs Westover Wasps(folded) along with Sleights and Whitby Fishermen who are joining other leagues, plus second division Duchess(folded), leaves the Scarborough

He is presently in the U.S.A. couching at the Chicago Fire Rugby Club but returns to Scarborough in early August; however he has planned early pre-season training which starts early in July.


With the departure back to New Zealand of the hugely influential Isaac Faamau the club has signed two overseas players who will be named shortly; the club is also in the recruitment process for a Rugby


BY DAVE CAMPBELL Development Officer (RDO) who will replace Youth Development officer Graham Hog but have a wider remit than the Scotsman, Rugby is a physically punishing game and whilst players at a level seven club like Scarborough are having a well-deserved rest before pre-season begins next month, Level One (international) players will be touring this month with all four home nations. At the pinnacle of British and Irish Rugby, the Lions are on their quadrennial (four yearly) tour, this time in New Zealand. All ten fixtures can be seen on the big screens at the J.M. Guthrie at Silver Royd with breakfast available for the Saturday games between the 3rd of June and the 8th of July. Details of what’s happening at Scarborough RUFC on a daily basis can be found on TWITTER at @ScarboroughRUFC and FACEBOOK at Scarborough Rugby Union Football club.

A review of the local soccer scene.... BY STE VE ADAMSON

Edgehill celebrate with the Harbour Cup & District League facing a tough challenge ahead of the forthcoming AGM on 19 June. With no new applicants (at the time of going to press), that would leave the league with just 29 teams in membership, including 8 reserve teams and two 3rd teams - assuming no more teams drop out, which is always a possibility. The situation with the Sunday League is even more serious, with just 13 teams in membership when the past season ended, two of which were reserve sides. As recently as five years ago the Sunday League operated with 31 teans in three divisions ! Just how the two leagues will formulate their divisions ahead of next season remains to be seen, but the presence of reserve teams always complicates matters, because FA rules prevent teams from the same club competing in the same division, and in the case of the District League, the top three finishers in division two were all reserve sides, so they can not be promoted to the top flight, which has been severely depleted by the loss of the two Whitby clubs. But the dramatic decline in the number of adult football teams is not just a local problem, the Teesside League, which contained just 12 teams this past season (five years ago there were 27 teams in two divisions) and the Eskvale & Cleveland League dwindled from 11 to 8 teams in the past two years, forcing the closure of both leagues. Next season the remaining teams from both leagues will compete in a new New Riding League that will be administered by the North Riding County FA. Looking at figures from across the country, the huge drop in the number of mens football

teams is quite staggering. In season 200809 a total of 11,451 teams were registered with their county FA. By the start of 201516 that figure had dropped to 9,704 and that number was reduced by 567 for the 2016-17 season, leaving 9,137 teams kicking off the campaign that has just finished. Some will say that social changes make that drop in participating adult footballers inevitable, as sports fields disappear to make way for housing developments, and fewer teenagers get involved in football (computer games, i pads and the internet taking over), while more and more people now work on weekends, but maybe the football authorities have also contributed to the decline in the number of

organised adult football teams. The FA now ban players from playing mens football until they reach their 16th birthday, and teams are allowed to name up to five substitutes per game. Poor facilities and the rising cost of running a team can also play a part in the decline of grass roots football. It will be interesting to see how the local leagues face up to these challenges at their forthcoming AGM's, because the decline of local football in recent years has been dramatic. Maybe a limit on the number of players each team can register or a limit to two substitutes per game will help the struggling sides find more players, or perhaps the creation of a seperate division for reserve teams in the District League, to stop the scenario of teams winning the second division title but being unable to gain promotion ? Established clubs such as Kirkbymoorside, Ryedale Sports, Whitby Arcadians, Rillington, Heslerton and Eastfield on Saturdays, and the likes of Filey Flyers, Hunmanby Hornets, Star, Strongwood and Staxton on Sundays have all disappeared from the local leagues in recent years. The absence of a top class stadium in Scarborough to host cup finals has been another blow to local football, so hopefully the new ground at Weoponess will help revitalise the local leagues. With Boro finally coming home next season after ten long years in exile at Bridlington, hopefully local grass roots football will also begin to turn the tide of declining numbers and dwindling interest next season...




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Words and photos by Dave Barry THE crowds were noticeably thinner for the conclusion of the first day of this year’s Tour de Yorkshire in Scarborough. Last year, thousands of spectators flooded the hillside but this year only about a thousand people attended the finish. However, as in the two previous years, thousands more lined other parts of the route. The organisers say up to 400,000 people lined the roadsides. A multi-cyclist crash, a few metres from the finishing line, resulted in two riders being taken to hospital with suspected broken collarbones. Some of the bikes were so badly damaged that they had to be carried across the line. All the riders who were still in the peloton at that point were awarded the same time. The finishing line had been moved from one end of Royal Albert Drive to the other to avoid the possibility of high-tide waves splashing onto the road. Big screens on Foreshore Road and Royal Albert Drive showed live televised footage of the race, filmed from motorbikes on the ground and a helicopter in the air. Dutch champion Dylan Groenewegen won the opening stage for the second year in succession. Bright conditions meant the county was at its best as the peloton wound its way through the Wolds and into the North York Moors before a frantic finish along Marine Drive in Scarborough. Banners, bunting and land art provided a backdrop as the riders toiled across the tough and testing parcours. An eight-man breakaway formed after 15km. Etienne van Empel was the first to top the ‘Côtes de Garrowby Hill’ and Goathland to earn himself a spell in the best climber’s jersey.

The peloton was split to shreds on the fearsome ‘Côte de Robin Hood’s Bay’. Groenewegen was one of several star sprinters to drop off the pace on that steep ascent but his LottoNL-Jumbo team-mates worked hard to bring him back into contention. The 23-year-old powered to the line and held off a late challenge from Orica-Scott’s Caleb Ewan once again for his first win of the bikerace season. Entertainment in the south and north bays, leading up to the arrival of the racers at about 5pm, included Bicycle Ballet, a surreal theatrical experience called The Lift, the Jelly Roll Jazz Band and performers from the YMCA, the Pauline Quirke Academy, Scarborough School of Arts and Friarage School. A gigantic waterproof blue and yellow jersey was sprawled on a slope below the castle. It was the product of a community artwork project managed by Animated Objects Theatre. There was a schools’ cycling challenge, a parade by Scarborough and Ryedale Community Cycling and a children’s Go-Ride event. The Chamber of Trade staged a Tour de Yorkshire window competition, judged by Tony Stevens and Cllr Janet Jefferson. The main winners were Mencap, Prilly’s Pantry, Bibelot Bee, Boyes, Salt, Amelia’s and Electrodec. Janet Deacon of Scarborough Council, said: “We were delighted to be working with our community partners once again to showcase Scarborough at its very best for the Tour de Yorkshire. The diverse programme ensured there was something for everyone to enjoy. Combined with the fabulous natural arena the north bay gives spectators at the finish, the programme ensured that Scarborough was the place to be for stage one of this prestigious cycle race”.

“Great” expectations for Le Tour in Scarborough Words by Mike Tyas THE man in charge of the Tour de France has told The Review it would be “great” if the race visits Scarborough one day. Following the third visit of the Tour de Yorkshire in as many years, Christian Prudhomme, the general director of the world’s most famous cycle race, said as a host Scarborough is “a wonderful site for cycling.” The Le Tour director has previously given Yorkshire cycling fans hope that the race will return to the county after the success of its first visit in 2014. But asked if Scarborough could feature as a venue in a future Tour de France, Mr Prudhomme, did nothing to douse hope that it may. He said: “I’ve been impressed by Scarborough since the very first time I came. “It’s a very nice place, a very nice town and it

has just a very, very special finish line area for the Tour de Yorkshire – or for any cycle race. “I really hope we will be back in Scarborough – it’s just a wonderful site for cycling because of its outstanding landscape and scenery. “There are also many steep climbs not very far away and, of course, it’s on the coast and the coast is beautiful which is good for cycle races too. “I have said to Sir Gary Verity (Chief Executive of Welcome to Yorkshire) many times that the question of the Tour de France being back in Yorkshire is not a question of if but when.” Asked if Scarborough could host what would be the biggest sporting event in its history, Mr Prudhomme, who is also director of ASO, the French company who organisers the Tour de Yorkshire, said, with a large smile across his face: “That would be great wouldn’t it – it would be great.”

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