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WEEKEND ON THE COAST FOR ARCHBISHOP

The Archbishop of York packed a lot in when he popped across for a ‘mission weekend’

5K PINTS DOWNED AT FESTIVAL

The second annual beer and cider fest was a success

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Words and main photos by Dave Barry BOY-RACERS who caused £52,000 worth of damage to fresh tarmac on Scarborough seafront are being sued by the council. A few days after workers finished resurfacing Royal Albert Drive, the Static Royals car-club convened on the seafront. On social media, Scarborough Council was quickly accused of shoddy workmanship, although it is the county council which repairs roads. A photo of a ruined tyre on Facebook was accompanied by the words: “This is what caused all that damage - bare metal and thousands of revs. No wonder the road is shredded. It was not meant to stand up to this kind of abuse - it’s not Silverstone!” An eye-witness reported seeing “hundreds of kids and cars doing hand-brake turns and racing each other near the Oasis cafe. “There must have been 200 cars and 300-400 kids, and one copper on duty, up by the skateboard park. “The road was only resurfaced last week and now these idiots are racing on it”, the eye-witness said. “We drove by the cafe towards the

Corner [the Sands] and we were surrounded by kids. “One was holding up a sign saying Burn Out, then a couple of cars sped away burning rubber as they went. “The few that we passed were using the road for racing each other and showing off - that is the sort of madness that will ruin it for the rest of them. “Looks like one lad has done a wheel-spin / start and ripped his tyres down to the rim and that seems to be the main reason the road got chewed up”. A Static Royals spokesman stated that the culprits were not club members and that the November meeting would go ahead as planned. The damage had to be repaired

quickly, in time for the McCain run along the road. A county council spokesman said: “The county council spent more than £600,000 repairing and resurfacing Royal Albert Drive, which took several weeks. “The improvements were made to benefit the local economy and enhance the area for residents and visitors. It is disappointing that more work had to be undertaken, resulting in further cost to the public and inconvenience for drivers and residents”. David Bowe, corporate director for business and environmental services, said the council would pursue some of the £50,000 repair costs from the driver in a civil claim.


David, of Lyell Street, says: “I assure you that any rivalry will be good-natured and that goes between Bill Chatt and veteran Green Chris Phillips as well”. Scarborough Review • www.thescarboroughreview.co.uk Also standing at Woodlands is Phil Macdonald for UKIP. In Scarborough and Filey, 47 candidates are contesting 11 of the 72 seats at County Hall. The Conservatives and Labour are each Words and photo by Dave Barry fielding 11. Friday the 13th was the inauspicious

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It’s halloween, mischief night and bonfire night! The season of mists and mellow fruitfulness is upon us - and with it comes halloween, mischief night and Guy Fawkes night. Expect to see hollowed pumpkins with crazy faces and candles, children wearing specialeffects make-up and getting up to mischief, trick-or-treat, fireworks and bonfires. Halloween is on 31 October, mischief night is 4 November and Guy Fawkes night is traditionally 5 November, although many community bonfires will this year be lit the night before, on the Saturday. Public bonfires and displays will be held in Burniston, West Ayton, Cayton, Filey and Hunmanby - but not Scarborough. The two Scarborough sites favoured in years gone by are now occupied by the Alpamare waterpark in Burniston Road and the UTC and Coventry University in Weaponness Valley. A fireworks display will be staged by Pyrotex Fireworx at the McCain sports field near Cayton at 6.45pm on Friday 3 November. Entry to the ground is from 5.30pm. Construction work at the venue means there won’t be a bonfire and the carpark is much smaller than usual. People are advised to walk if they can. It is being organised by Cayton & Osgodby Parish Council and Eastfield Town Council. Children from St George’s School in Cayton and Braeburn and Overdale schools in Eastfield have designed colourful posters to publicise the event. The winners were Isabelle Cooke, Erica Griffiths, Porsha Lerpiniere and Alfie Kneeshaw (Cayton), Charlie Wright, Jessica Daley and Chloe Livesey (Overdale) and Megan Milne, Oscar Taylor, Grace Hooper and

Three punctures for Friday the 13th cyclists

Robert Flanigan (St George’s). A bonfire at Yedmandale quarry off Cockrah Road in West Ayton on Sunday 5 November will be lit at 6.30pm and followed by fireworks at 7. Entry will be free. A collection will help pay for a free Christmas party for local children. Hot food will be on sale. It’s being organised by Ayton’s jubilee committee. Parking will be limited so it’s best to go on foot if you can - but wear boots. The other fireworks displays and bonfires will be on Saturday 4 November. A bonfire behind the village hall in Burniston will be lit at 6.30pm, followed by fireworks at 7pm. The gates will open at 6pm. Adults will be charged £4, children £1. Filey Lions’ bonfire at West Avenue car park Who will follow in Thomas Voeckler’s footsteps as the winner of the Scarborough stage? will be lit at 6.15pm.

Lanterns will be judged at 6.45pm and Words a by Mike Tyas AS the Review hits Entertainment in North Bay is planned to fireworks display will start at 7pm. the streets there is a party atmosphere in the include Bicycle Ballet, a surreal theatrical No charge will be made for admission but Scarborough air ahead of the Bank Holiday experience known as ‘The Lift’, the Jelly donations will be appreciated. Roll Jazz Band and performances from weekend. Scarborough Autograss Club’s bonfire at the The first stage of the Tour de Yorkshire is Scarborough’s YMCA and Pauline Quirke Raceway in Bartindale Road, Hunmanby, will in town today (April 28) for its third trip to Academy. During the afternoon, there are be lit at around 7pm, followed by fireworks. the seaside in as many years, with officials three cycling spectaculars planned; a schools’ Again, no charge will be made for entry but predicting an unforgettable day for roadside cycling challenge, a parade from Scarborough the Yorkshire Air Ambulance team will be and Ryedale Community Cycling, including race fans. there with their heli-van and stall. The cyclists are due to speed across the riders on specially adapted bikes and, after It will feature a Guy Fawkes competition, finish line on Royal Albert Drive at 5pm but the main race finish and presentations, a apple bobbing, face painting and a bouncy not before spectators enjoy an action-packed children’s Go-Ride event. Scarborough School castle. programme of fun and entertainment as they of Arts have installed artwork on Foreshore Toffee apples, candy apples, doughnuts, roast Road in South Bay. Friarage School Choir are wait for the peloton to pedal into town. chestnuts, popcorn and sweets will be on sale. In addition to big screens on Foreshore Road performing at the Town Hall, where people The club’s end-of-season race meeting will be and Royal Albert Drive, which are due to show can also enjoy the decorations created by local held on Sunday 5 November. live televised footage of the race, Scarborough businesses and community groups inspired by People are not allowed to take their own Council and Create Arts Development will the yellow and turquoise colours of the Tour fireworks or sparklers to any of the events de Yorkshire. showcase the best local and Moor, regional Happy cyclists, L-R,ofback: Lauren Jade Ashwell, Jeff Grober, Tanya Adcock, Jessy Aziz because of health and safety rules. Janet Deacon, Scarborough musical and creative talent.Liz Murphy and Skigh Beedham and Andy Lucas. Front: (to order photos ring Council 353597) project The only Scarborough bonfires will probably The council are also partnering with local team representative for Tour de Yorkshire, be private ones and those lit on the north and cycling organisations to put on events they say said: south beaches. ‘We’re delighted to have worked with our highlight Scarborough’s passion for cycling. Entertainment and events are taking place community partners once again to showcase in South Bay, North Bay and the town centre Scarborough at its very best for the Tour de Yorkshire. throughout the afternoon. The programme includes the installation of ‘The diverse programme we finalised ensures the community artwork project, The Gigantic there is something for everyone to enjoy today. Jersey, on the banking above the finish line, ‘Combined with the fabulous natural arena which will be entered into the official Tour de the North Bay gives spectators of the finish, Yorkshire land art competition. At 17 metres the programme ensures that Scarborough is wide, the project is managed by Animated the place to be for end of the first stage of this prestigious race.’ Objects Theatre Company.

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Young Tom Johnson waves a sparkler (photo by Dave Barry)

Bonfire night (photo by Dave Barry)

Jeff, Skigh and Liz were bringing up the rear in a support minibus. After Stepney Hill, the hardest part was the long slow climb from Helmsley up towards Sutton Bank, where they stopped to empty lunch bags prepared by chef Iain Crossland. “The bikers did amazing”, said Skigh afterwards. “We made it there for 4.30pm”. The bike ride was part of a fundraising effort involving staff at the 71 homes owned by the group Brighterkind. The first team started in Inverness and the last will finish in Jersey on 16 November, with over 2,000 miles covered in total. Each team passed a teddy bear from home to home. The Scarborough Hall staff also had a car wash, charging £5 a vehicle. “Last year we did a pyjama day”, Skigh said. The aim is to raise £17,500.

Party buzz as Tour returns again date chosen for a 65-mile bike ride from Scarborough to Leeming Bar. But, apart from a few punctures, the ride went well, raising money for Children in Need. The cyclists work at Scarborough Hall nursing home, where the ride began after a short delay to fix the first couple of punctures. Tyres on Tanya Adcock and Jessy Aziz’s bikes were punctured the previous night, when they rode them to work. They didn’t realise at the time so had to repair them just before they set off the next morning. The team was nearly at the top of Stepney Hill when the third puncture struck. Tanya and Jessy were joined by Jade Ashwell, Andy Lucas, navigator Lauren Moor, the home’s administrator, Liz Murphy, activities assistant Skigh Beedham and maintenance

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BUSY WEEKEND FOR ARCHBISHOP ON THE COAST Words and photos by Dave Barry

The archbishop tucks into scampi in the Market Hall (to order photos ring 353597)

The archbishop poses for a photo with Seafood Social staff

On one of the hottest October weekends in Scarborough’s history, most visitors were flocking to the beaches or sitting outdoors, drinking coffee or beer. Not the Archbishop of York, who packed a lot in when he popped across for a ‘mission weekend’. Dr John Sentamu talked about the Christian faith at schools; had breakfast with civic and business leaders at Saint Catherine’s; watched the Pearl of Africa choir perform at the Market Hall; had a cup of tea at the Solid Rock café; called in at the Newcastle Packet pub; and attended a barn dance at St Mary’s Parish House. The barn dance, featuring the band Grassroots and a pie-and-pea supper, was in aid of the Rainbow Centre, which helps the homeless and families and individuals in crisis. The Market Hall was busier than ever when the archbishop visited, not least because Coast and Vale Community Action was staging its Social Saturday event at the same time. After watching the choir, the archbishop

The archbishop with, L-R, Dave Horsley, Pete Billingsley and Kev Roberts of Scarborough RNLI

5,000 pints downed at beer festival Words and photos by Dave Barry About 5,000 pints were sunk at the second annual beer and cider festival at the old parcels office at Scarborough railway station. “We sold 4,200 pints of beer and 780 pints of cider”, says organiser Stewart Campbell of the town branch of Camra - the Campaign for Real Ale. At the close of play, just 140 pints remained unsold as nearly all 66 casks had been drained dry over three days. The venue, which has a fire limit of 400 people, was full much of the time. “We nearly had to close the doors on the Friday”, says Stewart. Visitor numbers were 309 on the Thursday, 606 on the Friday and 529 on the Saturday not all at the same time of course. The numbers might have been higher if the festival hadn’t clashed with one at Wold Top Brewery. This was accidental and won’t happen next year, Stewart promises.

“We sold £1,000 worth of beer vouchers in the first three hours”, said Mike Webdale of Camra on the Thursday evening. The weather must have helped. It was positively balmy compared to last year’s shiveringly low temperatures. The beer and cider came from near and far; from as far north as the Orkneys and as far south as Cornwall. And as near as the North Riding and Scarborough Brewery in town, Wold Top near Hunmanby, Brass Castle in Malton and Whitby Brewery. The festival programme had just over five pages of descriptions. Among the offerings was a cider made with pomegranate and rose petals and a beer-salted caramel coffee stout. The first beers to sell out, at more or less the same time, were Milestone’s Flying Banana and North Riding’s Tiramisu porter. Another North Riding brew, a chocolate orange porter, sold out next.

Sarah Newson of Camra, third left, presents cider awards to, L-R, Niki Doody, Michelle Low, Charlotte Middleton, Tyler Moseley and Laura Moseley of the Stumble Inn

climbed the stairs to view the new mezzanine floor and the various traders who have now filled every retail unit. He was shown around Seafood Social by founder Laura Whittle, marketing and sales director of Whitby Seafoods. At the Newcastle Packet, the archbishop had half a pint of Guinness and a plateful of food from a sumptuous seafood buffet. He met many people including Dave Horsley, Pete Billingsley and Kev Roberts of Scarborough RNLI. During the same weekend, the archbishop gave a talk at All Saints Church in Hunmanby; attended a service celebrating the 120th anniversary of St Thomas’s Church in Gristhorpe; and visited Scarborough Fair at the Flower of May holiday park near Lebberston, for a day of worship. At the same time, the Archdeacon of the East Riding, Rev Andy Broom, visited Ebor Academy in Filey and the Bishop of Hull, Rt Rev Alison White, went on a prayer walk in Filey and visited St Mary’s Church in Scarborough for a wedding blessing.

The Tiramisu porter was voted beer of the festival. The three joint runners-up were Brass Castle’s hop-free I am Gruit, Wold Top’s amber Worts n Ale and Campervan’s coconut stout Mutiny on the Bounty. The cider of the festival was Waulkmill’s Wallace 1305, from the Scottish borders (a late addition, not listed in the programme). The runner-up was a Galtres sweet by Orchards of Husthwaite. Camra presented the Stumble Inn with two awards for selling and promoting cider: cider pub of the year at regional level and a finalist at national level. The Valley won the national award a few years ago. Sarah Newson, a former cider maker who organises a national cider and perry competition, travelled from her home near Skipton to make the presentation. Theakstons of Masham arranged a demonstration of barrel-making by Jonathan

Volunteer barman Colin Povey with half a Flying Banana

Manby, one of only three full-time coopers in the country, and an apprentice, using old traditional hand tools. “We think it’s the first time in the country that someone has made a barrel at a beer festival”, said Mike. “It’s called raising the barrel”. £277.50 was raised for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance from deposits on glasses and unused beer vouchers, which people handed in when they left. The Rotary Club of Scarborough Cavaliers ran a tombola. “The festival was very successful, with lots of positive feedback”, says Stewart. “Everybody’s looking forward to next year’s, which we will start planning in March. “We are indebted to our 44 volunteers”, Stewart added. “Without their invaluable help, the festival wouldn’t have been able to go ahead”. The festival featured music by Fuzz Junkies, Jesse Hutchinson, the Woolgatherers, Frankie Dixon and Dirty Windows, all battling with the cavernous room’s difficult acoustics; and displays of work by some of the artists who use the old parcels office as a studio.

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Man arrested after ramming police car in Cayton Police arrested a young driver at the second attempt after he rammed a police car in Cayton. The man, 19, failed to stop for police in Bridlington and sped off towards Scarborough in his grey Kia Picanto. Later the same day, at around 9.55pm, a member of the public became concerned about the way a car was being driven in Columbus Ravine in Scarborough and rang the police. From the description, the car sounded like the same one that had refused to stop earlier. The police eventually tracked it down to

Cayton, where the driver again failed to stop for police. He rammed their car and drove off. This time, the police were quicker off the mark and managed to chase the car. Following a short pursuit, it was forced to stop in Crossgates. The driver ran off but was quickly apprehended by his pursuers. The man, from Doncaster, was arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving, taking a vehicle without consent, failing to stop and drink driving.

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Take a stand against hate crime by Dave Barry North Yorkshire County Council is one of the best local authorities in Britain when it comes to tackling hate crime, according to Stonewall. The gay, bi and trans-equality charity says the council has a good track record for challenging homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying and celebrating difference in its schools. During national hate-crime awareness week, the council teamed up with the police and others to take a stand against hate crime, which can shatter communities and cause division and fear. Superintendent Mark Khan said: “It has a devastating effect on victims and communities alike. It causes people to live in fear and change their behaviour, in an attempt to avoid unprovoked verbal and physical attacks. Some victims feel helpless and believe that this abuse is a way of life, that they have to accept the behaviour which is targeted at them because of their race, religion, sexual orientation, disability or gender identity. “North Yorkshire police want to ensure that those who inflict hate know it will not be accepted or tolerated. The message is clear

- to target hate at a person because of their race, religion, disability, sexual orientation or gender is a crime. “We want to encourage and empower not just victims to report, but also local communities to speak out and say no to hate crime in their own neighbourhoods, by reporting incidents to police”. The police are asking the public to report hatecrime incidents on 999 in an emergency or 101 in a non-emergency; and to organisations such as Stop Hate UK, True Vision or Supporting Victims in North Yorkshire. They stress that it’s not just victims of hate crime who can report it. The definition of hate crime is any criminal offence which is perceived by the victim or any other person to be motivated by hostility or prejudice based on a person’s: * race or perceived race * religion or perceived religion * sexual orientation or perceived sexual orientation * disability or perceived disability It also refers to any crime motivated by hostility or prejudice against a person who is transgender or perceived to be transgender.

One of Marie Curie’s collection box coordinators

Words by Dave Barry, photo by Lynn Ballingall Marie Curie is appealing for enthusiastic and friendly volunteers to help manage the charity’s collection boxes in Scarborough. Collection-box coordinators are needed to help look after boxes on display in shops, newsagents, chemists, pubs and doctors’ surgeries - and place them in new locations. Community fundraiser Jennifer Carmichael said: “As a co-ordinator, you’ll help to raise vital money and awareness for Marie Curie. We’re appealing for people who can look after boxes, count and bank the monies and spot new opportunities to place boxes in the community. “It’s a great way to get involved with Marie

Curie”, Jennifer said. “The money raised from the boxes will help Marie Curie to provide vital care and support to people living with a terminal illness and their families, when they need it most”. Jennifer added: “Marie Curie relies heavily on volunteers, without whom we would not be able to continue providing care in the community. Supporting the charity gives people an opportunity to gain unforgettable experiences, immerse themselves in a new culture, face fresh challenges and obtain new skills while doing something fulfilling”. n For more information for how to get involved, ring 01904 755260 or sign up online at www.mariecurie.org.uk/ cbcvolunteer.

Volunteers and police at a hate-crime awareness stall in Scarborough

Osgodby urges drivers to slow down Poor social care could bring down government Failing to act on the crisis in social care could bring down a government. The warning comes from Scarborough’s Mike Padgham in his last speech to the UK Health Care Association as chair. Mr Padgham, who has chaired the body for nine years, said: “Though they might not realise it yet, social care can and will play a big part in the future of this government and future governments. “There are so many people’s lives affected by care that the day is bound to come when its future is taken seriously”. If it isn’t, social care as an issue has the potential to bring down a government, he said. Mr Padgham warned that a lack of proper funding in social care meant that 1.2m people were now living with an unmet care need, while nursing and care homes were closing and home-care providers were handing back

unviable contracts. “The Government has to wake up and fund social care better through increased taxation if necessary and stop trying to get care on the cheap. “We have seen in recent weeks what happens when you do things on the cheap – look at Ryanair”, Mr Padgham said. “As a country we have been trying for far too long to deliver social care on the cheap. Well our aircraft’s got a hole in it, we’re losing height and we’re going to crash! “There seems little alternative really, other than raising money through taxation to pay for the social care the country needs now and in the future. It is unpalatable, it would be unpopular and certainly not a vote winner. “But seriously, can anyone think of another way – a magic money tree if you like – where we are going to find the extra money needed?”

Volunteers are recording too many speeding motorists whizzing through Osgodby. Earlier this year, the village became the first part of Scarborough to launch a community speed-watch programme. A team of volunteers has been recruited and trained by the police in the use of speed recording equipment. Details of vehicles exceeding the speed limit are automatically passed to the police traffic bureau. “The group is asking people to just slow down, as speeding is getting to be quite a concern in Osgodby Lane”, says spokesman Shirley Holdsworth. “It must be stressed that in no way is anyone going to be fined, but details will be forwarded to the police at Northallerton”. High-visibility signs around the village advise drivers when a speed watch is taking place. Osgodby has many young children and elderly residents whose movements are restricted. The spokesman says: “We have seen one or two minor accidents in the village and hope

our presence will prevent a serious one. “We hope residents will support our efforts. We will be seeking further volunteers to enable us to maintain a high profile in the village”. n If you are interested in joining the group, or would like further details of its objectives, email communityspeedwatch@northyorkshire. pnn.police.uk.

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Words and photo by Dave Barry Scarborough Tandoori restaurant has raised about £7,000 for Rohingya refugees fleeing persecution in Burma (also known as Myanmar). Nearly half the money came from a charity lunch, the rest through donations. The 150 adults and children present included representatives of every Indian restaurant in the town and people who travelled from Leeds, Hull and Scunthorpe. The restaurant met the cost of the meal so that every single penny of the money raised would go to the refugees in Bangladesh, where many of the Tandoori staff are from or have family. “According to the UN, the Rohingya are the most persecuted people in the world at the moment”, say Alkas Ali and Abul Ali, partners at the restaurant in St Thomas Street. Alkas plans to visit the main refugee camp in mid-November, to gain first-hand experience of the situation and ensure that the money raised reaches the right places. He will be paying his own expenses; 100% of donations will go to refugee relief. Alkas plans to return to the refugee camp in

October 2018 with UK volunteers. Filippo Grandi, the UN high commissioner for refugees, visited the main Rohingya refugee camp and described the situation as “one of the fastest moving and largest refugee emergencies in the world”. He said: “In my career, I have hardly ever seen people arriving in the country of asylum with so little. They had to flee [from] very sudden and cruel violence. Their needs are enormous - food, health, shelter. “One important feature of this emergency that needs to be stressed is how much trauma these people carry with them. I’ve met women that have been raped or wounded because they resisted rape. I’ve met children that have witnessed the killing of their parents and I’ve met, of course, many many children that have lost contact with their families, perhaps because they have been killed or because they have been lost in the big crowd crossing the border. This is not a short-term emergency and we need the help of all of you”. Donations can be made at Scarborough Tandoori during opening hours.

Some of the Scarborough Tandoori staff on duty at the lunch (to order photos ring 353597)

New street signs are causing confusion and chuckles in Scarborough. The signs state that “it is an offence to cease to consume and/or surrender alcohol [and psychoactive substances] when requested to do so by a constable or authorised person”. The awkward wording seems to suggest that if a police officer asks someone to stop drinking, to stay within the law they must continue drinking or taking drugs. The signs have had many people scratching their heads. Perplexed resident Hans Nef asked: “How can it happen that the council puts up signs that are so full of jargon that the people who wrote them don't understand their own sentences, and nobody involved with putting up the signs notices? “Are they all so hooked on Facebook that they can't write a sign that makes sense any more? “I must say I am horrified to be living in a country where a local council can put up signs saying it is forbidden to stop drinking, and nobody, neither the people who wrote the

One of the confusing signs, attached to the Market Hall

across; northbound traffic is being diverted. For traffic travelling along Filey Road, the diversion is via Queen Margaret’s Road, on to Seamer Road and Falsgrave Road. Parking is not permitted anywhere on the bridge. Pedestrians are not affected. Cty Cllr Janet Jefferson, whose patch includes the bridge, said the work was essential for the bridge’s long-term durability. “I am aware this bridge forms part of one of our main arterial roads within our town and apologise to both commuters and residents for the inconvenience and loss of parking. “It is vital for the long-term durability of the bridge as it will prevent water and de-icing salt leaking through the deck on to the steel”. Cllr Jefferson said the next roadworks would be in January. The pavements of Newborough, from the pedestrian precinct to Queen Street, are to be widened and the road narrowed, to make the area more pedestrian-friendly. The Newborough taxi rank will be moved into St Thomas Street.

Dragon-boat paddlers’ money is handed out Words and photo by Dave Barry

£8,000 raised at Rotary’s seventh annual dragon-boat races has been shared out between charities and other worthy causes. Organised by the Rotary Club of Scarborough Cavaliers, the races, at Wykeham lakes in June, were entered by 26 teams. In blustery conditions, Wold Top Brewery won, watched by a good turnout of over 1,000 wording, nor the people who printed the signs, people. the people who put them up, nor anyone else The event was “a great success, due to in the whole town notices!” said Mr Nef, of excellent support from sponsors, some real North Marine Road in Scarborough. energy and commitment from a wide variety of paddlers in the boats and a lot of graft from our club”, said president Jonathan Knight. “As well as raising money for local charities, the event is a fun family day-out in a glorious setting”, he said. The total raised was just shy of £9,000. About £8,000 was handed out at a presentation evening at the Downe Arms in Wykeham.

It’s an offence to cease to consume alcohol and drugs! Words and photo by Dave Barry

"We've got to stamp this out," he said. "This individual has got to understand that they have caused wanton damage to public property and that can't be tolerated by the residents of North Yorkshire." Mr Bowe said the council had the car details and driver's name as well as statements from witnesses and video evidence. "The team involved in doing the work was spitting feathers," he said. "They put all the hard work in, there's inconvenience for the people in Scarborough and then we're faced with this. It's incredibly frustrating”. Further around the seafront, county council workmen laboured through the night to resurface Sandside. Meanwhile, up in the town centre, Valley Bridge is being made rustproof by roadworks which are disrupting traffic flow. Salt spread in winter to stop ice forming has been leaking through the road onto the main steel structure below, causing corrosion. The work is being done in two halves. It involves removing the road surface, waterproofing the exposed concrete, installing drains, resurfacing and repainting road-markings. The work is set to last seven weeks, finishing in early December. Only southbound traffic is being allowed

The remainder will go to other Rotary Cavalier charities during the year. The main recipients were Advocacy Alliance, the Alzheimer’s Society, Basics Plus, the Butterfly Reading Centre, Hearing Dogs for Deaf People, Kidney Research UK, the Kingfisher Swimming Club, Macmillan, Mencap, the Rainbow Centre, the Richard Fox Memorial Fund, 739 Air Cadets, the Samaritans, Scarborough RNLI, Scarborough Survivors, Talking News, the Wave Project, Woodlands Academy, the YMCA and Yorkshire Air Ambulance. The photo shows representatives of the recipients with Rotarians, the mayor and mayoress and the deputy lieutenant of North Yorkshire, David Kerfoot, who presented the awards. Next year’s dragon-boat races will be on 10 June.

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Jack meets mayor on his 10th birthday Words and photo by Dave Barry Jack Mealor’s mum works at the town hall in Scarborough. Ruth Mealor is an assistant licensing officer whose office is in the newer, more modernlooking part of the building. It’s tucked away at the back, hidden behind the grand Victorian building which most locals recognise. One day, Ruth came home and mentioned that she had bumped into the mayor in one of the town hall’s umpteen corridors. Jack’s ears pricked up. The mayor? He sounds important. The next day, after school, Jack enquired: “Did you meet the mayor again today, mum?” And the next day. And the day after that. And every day, when Ruth got home from work, Jack piped up with his refrain. Jack had begun to develop a keen interest in the mayor. So much so that, at the beginning of summer, Ruth asked the mayor, Cllr Martin Smith, if Jack could visit him on his 10th birthday. The mayor’s theme for his year in office is Inspiring Youth – Our Future. So he readily agreed. “Children like Jack are our future”, Cllr Smith said.

Jack was allowed to take a friend and invited Charlie Wright, 9, to join him. The boys attend Overdale School in Eastfield and wore their school jumpers when they visited the town hall on the day Jack’s age turned into double figures. The mayor, in robes and regalia, gave them a conducted tour of the ground floor including the mayor’s parlour, the council chamber and other meeting rooms. Just as the mayor was showing the boys a display cabinet containing the mace, macebearer Andy Hovingham turned the corner and unlocked the cabinet to give the boys a closer look. “It was perfect timing”, said Gill. The boys were also shown the lists of previous mayors and freemen of the borough, on the wall in the foyer. Jack, who had been in his mum’s office but never in the old part of the town hall, described his visit as “very fun - I’ve enjoyed it”. He said that one day he might become a councillor. In theory, he could become mayor and take his turn to show children around the town hall.

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Blaze devastates seafront chippie Words and most photos by Dave Barry A huge blaze at Harry Ramsden’s fish-andchip shop on Scarborough seafront started in a deep-fat fryer and rapidly spread through the three-storey building. Hundreds of people on the beach, Foreshore Road and Merchants Row watched as firefighters struggled to contain it. Five fire engines, one ambulance and a paramedic’s car attended and both sides of Foreshore Road were closed to traffic for several hours. Flames tore through the roof and dense black smoke billowed upwards and sideways, penetrating surrounding buildings; most were evacuated. The properties on either side are Terror Tower and Pacitto’s café. No-one was injured in the fire. Firefighters used breathing apparatus, hose reels, ladders, an aerial ladder platform, The fire rips through Harry Ramsden’s

thermal image cameras, water jets and small tools to extinguish the fire. At one point, a fireman clambered up a ladder to smash a big window with a hammer so water could be hosed through it. Cllr Janet Jefferson, who lives in one of the properties nearest the fire, said: “It was a very frightening experience. We were all in a state of shock and had to evacuate. “The fire brigade did an excellent job and proved how essential the turntable vehicle and cradle is within our tiered landscape of buildings when having to direct their jets from above”. Fire-service inspectors returned later in the day to make sure the fire was completely out. Uppermost in many firefighters’ minds will have been the fire which devastated the Magpie café in Whitby last year. It was thought to have been put out but another one took hold of the property within 24 hours. It is not known how long it will take to repair and reopen Ramsden’s. A fireman breaks a window

Firemen train a hose on the blaze

Jack Mealor, left, with his pal Charlie Wright and the mayor in the town hall (to order photos ring 353597)

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Words and photo by Dave Barry Children have planted thousands of purple crocus bulbs to highlight world polio day.

parks department and the Rotary Club of Scarborough Cavaliers, which organised it. Phil Moseley, gardening team leader for the Valley area, said the flowers would bloom as early as March if the winter is mild and as late as May if it is severe. “They won’t stick their heads out ’til it’s warm enough”, he said. “They will come up after the snowdrops but before the daffodils”. The children, all aged 9, were from Gladstone Road School. Similar events were staged at Newby & Scalby and Brompton primary schools. They buried about 5,000 crocus corms in a The colour purple was chosen as children kidney-shaped flowerbed in Valley Road. immunised with the polio vaccine have their They were helped by members of the council’s fingers stained with a purple dye to show they

have been vaccinated. Club president Chris Case said: “Rotary, along with its partners, has reduced polio cases by 99.9% since 1988 and only three countries still have the disease. “Rotarians have helped immunise more than 2.5 billion children in 122 countries with the overall objective of eradicating polio worldwide,” he added. The picture shows Phil Moseley, gardening team leader for the Valley area, with keen gardeners Eve Cunningham and Bartosz Sobkowiak, at the front. Behind them are Eve and Bartosz’s classmates, the head teacher, some of Phil’s colleagues, the mayor and mayoress and Rotarians.

Girl who spat at cop goes to court CHECK OUT OUR NEW WEBSITE A girl who spat at a policewoman in Scarborough is being prosecuted. The police officer was responding to reports of anti-social behaviour at the railway station, at about 5pm on Monday 16 October. The girl, 14, was arrested and charged with assaulting a police constable in the execution

of her duty, and using threatening or abusive words or behaviour to cause harassment, alarm or distress. She, who can’t be named because of her age, will appear at the youth magistrates’ court in Scarborough on 7 November.

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150 WESTIES GO WALKIES Words and photos by Dave Barry ABOUT 150 West Highland terriers were taken for a walk on Filey beach one sunny Sunday morning. Any unsuspecting walkers, who didn’t know they were witnessing the town’s sixth biannual Westie walk, may have been surprised to see so many dogs of the same breed. They assembled at West Avenue carpark and strolled down the Ravine to the beach. For many, that was as far as they got, although many more walked to Primrose Valley and back. Most of the dogs were understandably excited but remained good-tempered, with only the odd bit of growling and snarling here and there. Most were off the leash, running around everywhere, sniffing each other’s bottoms. One had a GoPro camera strapped to its back; another wore a fluorescent coat emblazoned with the words ‘Filey beach Westie walkers’. At one point, a woman was heard asking if anyone had seen her Westie as she had lost it. Even with the red scarves attached to many collars, it would have been hard spotting

your own. Organiser Maureen Dunn said 126 dogs were registered in the carpark but some were already on the beach. The dogs (and their owners) travelled from various parts of the country including Durham and Cramlington in the north to Welwyn Garden City and Taunton in the south. After the walk, everyone gathered at the Belle Vue for an auction, stalls and a raffle. “We ask each walker to donate £1 per dog and 50p per human”, Maureen says. “We raised £1,680.76 which was made up to £1,700 by one kind member”. The proceeds go to animal-rescue charities including Yorkshire Coast Rescue, Many Tears, West Yorkshire Animals in Need and one chosen by the Belle Vue. Maureen has organised two Westie walks a year for three years. There is usually a bigger turnout for the first one of the year, in June. The first year’s walks raised about £500. Last year’s raised £1,200 and the walk in June this year raised £1,700.

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Filey beach was much busier than usual

Organiser Maureen Dunn with Bobee

Volkswagen enthusiasts converge at the Sands piazza Some of the Volkswagens at the Sands piazza

Merchant navy group discusses remembrance services At Scarborough Merchant Navy Association’s monthly meeting, members discussed the remembrance services in November. The association is always represented at the annual blessing of the crosses at Alma Square, at noon on 5 November, and at various services on Remembrance Sunday, 12 November. Local vocalist Dave Madison will entertain

at the association’s Christmas get-together, on 12 December at the Anglers Social club in Friars Way. Tickets cost £5 from the Anglers and committee members. The association meets on the third Tuesday of the month at the Anglers. New members are welcome. Secretary Keith Eade says: “We would like to hear from any seafarers, male or female, who are still

Words and photos by Dave Barry Derek Richardson rose early for the 50-mile drive across the moors from Middlesbrough to Scarborough. Derek drove his Karmann Ghia and his daughter and son completed the family convoy in other classic Volkswagens. They were heading for an end-of-season gathering of old Volkswagens, on the Sands piazza. It followed several others that had taken place over the warmer months. They were organised by Steve Hall of the Fairbank & Craven VW garage in Cleveland Road, Scarborough. The VW gatherings began years ago, complementing surf festivals that used to take place in the north bay. When the festivals finished, the gatherings continued, advertised on Facebook. About 30 vehicles in varying ages and conditions were admired by countless visitors braving the inclement autumnal weather.

working at sea or have retired from any departments including those serving in, or having served on, merchant navy vessels and cruise ships, or who have worked offshore and in fishing”. Keith said the idea is to bring together people with a common interest in seafaring and to enjoy social functions including day trips throughout the year. For further information, email keith. eade@btinternet.com or find the group on Facebook.

“If it had been a nice day we’d’ve had a darn sight more people”, said Steve, who reckoned his 1956 Beetle was probably the oldest VW present. Two of the Beetles were slung so low the chassis almost touched the ground. Besides Derek from Middlesbrough, other VW enthusiasts travelled from as far as Derbyshire and Nottingham, Steve said. Derek estimated that his beautiful 1970 Karmann Ghia, with a top speed of 90mph, was worth about £12,000 but he wouldn’t be selling it. It does over 30 miles per gallon and is classed as a historic vehicle so isn’t liable for road tax. “The government is changing the rules for historic vehicles”, he said. “As of May next year, you won't have to have an MOT. They no longer require them for any vehicle over 40 years old. A lot wouldn't achieve the modern MOT standards anyway”. The next VW gathering will be next summer.

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Free bike scheme moves into old jail Words by Dave Barry, photos by Tony Bartholomew SCARBOROUGH’S old jail has found a new use - as a free bike bank. The Coast and Dale Bike Library had been looking for new premises when Scarborough Council offered a two-year lease on the former prison. The scheme has been running for just over a year, as part of Scarborough & Ryedale Community Cycling Centre. It provides a range of bikes for all ages and abilities, including adapted bikes. No charge is made. Rob Brown, who runs the scheme, said: “We’re so happy to have found new premises as we have people coming in all the time to borrow bikes – there’s a real need for it”. The scheme was launched as a legacy of the

SJT actor to open Xmas fair by Dave Barry STEPHEN Joseph Theatre actor Elliott Rennie is to open Scarborough Disability Action Group’s Christmas fair. Elliott, who was in Pinocchio at the SJT last Christmas, returns for A Scarborough Christmas Carol this Christmas. The fair will be at Wreyfield Drive Methodist Church in Barrowcliff on 22 December, from 11am to 3pm. DAG volunteers have produced a pack of five Christmas cards (£3.50) and a calendar (£5.99). They will be on sale at the fair and in advance, from DAG HQ at the Street. The proceeds will help fund activities such as tai chi, bowling, cycling and afternoon tea. The fair will feature stalls selling bric-a-brac and crafts, a tombola, a raffle, live music and a £2 festive buffet. Anyone who would like a stall to sell things or promote a service or organisation should ring 480029 or email scarboroughdagpressoffice@ gmail.com.

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Tour de France and Tour de Yorkshire; there are 58 schemes across Yorkshire. Unwanted bikes donated by the public are fixed up and lent out to children and families for free. The Coast and Dale Bike Library’s new home was opened by Sir Gary Verity of Welcome to Yorkshire, which helped set it up. He said the scheme provides “an invaluable service to the community, so I’m really pleased it’s found a new home. “And what a fantastic new home it is. Not many people will have seen inside the old prison before, so visiting the bike library will be a great experience for two reasons: they can borrow a bicycle for free and see inside a time-capsule!” Website: www.bikelibraries.yorkshire.com.

MARINE DRIVE IS BEST TO SEE HARBOUR PORPOISES Words by Dave Barry, photo by Stuart Baines SCARBOROUGH is one of the best places in the UK to see harbour porpoises, says a local expert. They can be seen from the Marine Drive all year round but most are seen between November and March, says Stuart Baines, an assistant regional coordinator for the Sea Watch Foundation (SWF). The harbour porpoise is a cousin of the dolphin, dark grey and about 1.3 to 1.5 metres long. “Usually, you will see their triangular dorsal fin as they surface to breathe”, Stuart says. “If you live in or visit Scarborough, you have a fantastic opportunity to see these exciting animals hunting in the sea when you walk around the Marine Drive”. The SWF is asking people to report sightings, saying when and where.

This national charity works hard to improve the conservation and protection of whales, dolphins and porpoises in British and Irish waters. It monitors numbers and locations around the UK through a network of over 1,000 observers. It gains valuable knowledge of the health of our marine environment and an insight into the effects of chemical pollution, noise disturbance, over-fishing, accidental capture in fishing gear and climate change. The SWF aims to involve the public in scientific monitoring and raise awareness and understanding of marine mammals and the threats they face. To report a sighting, inform Stuart via the Scarborough Porpoise Facebook and Twitter pages or email stuart@baines1994.fsnet. co.uk.

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Tables cost £10 with a £5 non-refundable deposit. DAG is appealing to local businesses to donate prizes for the tombola and raffle.

Final fugitive arrested over cocaine plot Paul Heaton, now behind bars

THE FINAL member of a drugs gang who went on the run as his accomplices went to prison has been caught. Paul Heaton, from Manchester, was part of a gang that was jailed for almost 30 years for a plot to push cocaine in Scarborough. The convictions followed a major police investigation that lasted over three years. Ringleader Sonny Elms, who also went on the run before he could be sentenced, was jailed for almost 10 years in August after police finally caught up with him in his home city of Manchester. Five other gang members, all from greater Manchester, were sent down for a total of almost 20 years. Heaton, 26, was arrested in north Wales by Manchester Police. An arrest warrant was issued eight months ago after he failed to attend court to be sentenced for conspiracy to supply class-A drugs in Scarborough. Officers across several force areas were involved in the search for him. He was the subject of several media appeals across northern England.

Heaton has been remanded in prison and is due to appear at York crown court for sentencing on 1 November. It will be the final sentencing of a police investigation in which detectives uncovered a network of criminals from outside North Yorkshire peddling class-A drugs in Scarborough. Detectives pieced together a web of evidence, including complicated mobile phone information, to build up a picture of how the organised crime group operated.

Harbour porpoises seen from the Marine Drive

Lifeboat station was husband’s favourite place in the world

L-R, Colin Woodhead, Frank Wright, Jason Hedges, Matt Jones, Barbara Galyer, Andy Emerson and Sue Bruce (to order photos ring 353597) Words and photo by Dave Barry A WOMAN whose husband died in August has raised £520 for Scarborough RNLI by selling his wheelchair and rolaters. Barbara Galyer from Howden says her husband Herb loved the RNLI and Scarborough lifeboat station in particular. “It was his favourite place in the whole world”, Barbara said. “And we have travelled!” Barbara visited the station this week for the first time since losing Herb, accompanied by her friends Andy Emerson and Sue Bruce.

They met several personnel including Colin Woodhead, Jason Hedges, Matt Jones, and Frank Wright, who gave the visitors a behindthe-scenes tour. Colin, who chairs Scarborough RNLI, said: “We are deeply grateful to Barbara and her friends for raising such a large sum for us. “The RNLI receives no funding from the government and is completely dependent on the generosity of supporters like Barbara and her friends”.


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Horrific incident leads to poetry Words and photo by Dave Barry TRAGEDY and trauma inspired a book of poetry by a Scarborough writer. Terry White began writing as a form of therapy after witnessing a horrific incident in Trafalgar Road, where he lived. In 1990, a disturbed neighbour doused himself and his flat in petrol and set it alight. Terry and another neighbour tried to save him but he died four days later. Both neighbours were nominated for bravery awards but Terry wasn’t interested as he was too traumatised by what he had seen. The memories of that fateful occasion haunted him for years until someone suggested he write about it, to exorcise them. The cathartic result was Terry’s volume of poetry, Where the Reflecting River Flows. He sent one of his poems to Yoko Ono; it ended up in the John Lennon Museum in New York. Terry reads one of his poems on Coast and County radio at 10.50am every Monday; it is repeated at 3.10pm. He was one of three authors who use the same local publishing house and who signed copies of their new books at the library on national mental health awareness day.

The others were health-care professionals Helen Marriott and Frank Ramsay. Helen, a therapist for over 30 years, has written a self-help book, Homo Spiritus - A Different Kind of Human. It is aimed at “any homo sapiens aged 15+ who is interested in working towards our next evolutionary step by transforming our destructive behaviour. “It shows us how we can reverse our bioemotional loops of fear and anger so we reduce our knee-jerk ancestral reactions to challenging situations”, says Helen, of Fountains Court holistic hotel on Columbus Ravine. “It is peppered with fictional characters who bring the book to life - mainly young adults, put into situations we all recognise”. Frank is an acupuncturist and mentalhealth professional who started working at Fountains Court early this year. His book, Healing and Adventure, is a trilogy of short autobiographical stories detailing his journey into mental-health care and therapies. The three authors were joined by David Fowler and Res Yaldren of Farthings Publishing. The books can be ordered online at www. Lulu.com/ spotlight/ farthings.

L-R, David Fowler and Res Yaldren of Farthings Publishing with authors Helen Marriott, Terry White and Frank Ramsay (to order photos ring 353597)

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CALENDAR WILL HELP KEEP SCALBY TOILETS OPEN

L-R, Mavis Wild, Tom Cathcart and Janet Shepherd outside the toilets with the 2018 calendar Words and photos by Dave Barry WHEN you’ve got to go, you’ve got to go. For the last few years, people caught short in Scalby have been able to spend a penny in community-run public toilets. But only because a few public-spirited people have rallied round and raised enough money to look after them. The toilets were closed by the council in 2006, for about a year. During this period, desperate visitors would occasionally urinate in residents’ gardens. Something had to be done. A group of angry middle-aged and elderly women put potties on their heads to campaign to get the toilets reopened. They are now run by the Scalby Sweet Pea group, which took its name from the flowers that were placed in the ladies’ in the early years. It costs about £5,000 a year to maintain the lus by hiring professional cleaners and paying for public liability insurance and occasional redecorating. In the last year, the roof has been repaired, the electrics have been updated, the lighting has been improved and hand driers have been installed. And the toilets have won a community award

from Newby & Scalby in Bloom. The group receives financial support from Scalby Fair, Newby & Scalby Parish Council and donations made in a collecting box outside. For the last eight years, Adverset has printed a fundraising calendar for the group. “We are very grateful for the incredible generosity of Nick Thomas of Qdos and John Easby of Adverset for their help in sponsoring and printing the calendar,” says Mavis Wild, who came up with the calendar idea. The new one, a limited edition of 650, contains photos of attractive scenery in the Scalby area taken by Ann Crimlisk, Freddie Drabble, Steve Robinson, Angela Gridley, Mark Richards, Jayne Strutt, John Turner, Janet Shepherd, Betty Grundy and Roger Tiffin. “It has been very successful and can be bought at various places in and around the village and in Ayton, Burniston and Stepney Hill Farm,” says Janet. They end up all over the world. “However, without the support of everyone, this vital village amenity would close. Please help us to keep them open. We need more volunteers”. To join the volunteers, submit photos for the 2019 calendar and for further information, email maviswild@btinternet.com.

Book looks at history of local children’s charities

Words and photo by Dave Barry WHEN Anne and John Morley became the secretaries of three old children’s charities, little did they know what they were letting themselves in for. An endless realm of fascinating history slowly unfolded itself. A couple of years ago, two tin trunks labelled Scarborough Amicable Society arrived at their home. They had been lying in an attic for many years. Anne had decided to write a guide for the trustees of three inter-linked charities: the Amicable Society, Scarborough United Scholarships Foundation and the John Kendall Trust. They have strong links with the development of education in the town as their main purpose was to ensure that its poorer children attended school. “A few years ago, I began to look into the whys and wherefores of the children’s charities and when the trunks were dumped at our house I was hooked”, Anne says. “Their hidden treasure was too precious to consign to some repository without first blowing the dust off the old minute books and allied documents to investigate a forgotten realm. “I thought it might be interesting to trace the origins and perhaps look at some of the people who worked for the charities”. Further impetus came via a pivotal contact.

In Australia, David Moore was researching connections in Scarborough for his family history. They included Gladstone Road School, where John taught, as had his father and grandfather. “Thanks to David, we have detailed knowledge of his great grandfather”. William Ascough was clerk to Scarborough School Board, first secretary to Scarborough Education Committee and secretary of the Amicable Society. “The people I encountered became so real, especially when they appeared in different contexts, and the things they achieved were amazing”, Anne says. “A local sailor was part of the fastest circumnavigation of the world in 1766. Did you know he almost made it to Australia six years before Captain Cook landed there?” Anne asks. You will have to read the book to find out who it was. Anne has distilled much of what she has learnt into a book, Curiosities from Scarborough’s Children’s Charities, which has just been released by Farthings Publishing, based in the town. It ranges in time from Tostig’s family in the 11th century through the Crusades to the civil wars and eventually to the present day. Geographically, it travels around the historic streets of Scarborough and Falsgrave, the surrounding countryside and across the county border to the cotton mills of Lancashire.

It ventures aboard various ships, some built in Scarborough, which sailed to Tasmania and Chesapeake Bay at the time of the American war of independence. “Did you know that someone from Scarborough almost made it to Australia six years before Captain Cook landed there?” Anne asks. You will have to read the book to find out who it was. Information was gleaned from various local sources, including the Maritime Heritage Museum, the Rotunda Museum, the Library and Scarborough Archaeological Society, not forgetting Jack Binns’ authoritative books and erudite articles. What set out as a slim booklet turned into a volume of over 230 pages, complete with pictures. Anne moved to the area to teach at Brompton Hall School over 50 years ago. She moved to the newly built Woodlands School and met John at an NUT meeting. Today, three children and five grandchildren later, she has found time in retirement to indulge her lifelong ambition to write a book. Born in 1941, Anne was told she had come down with the bombs during an air raid. She spent an idyllic childhood in rural Nunthorpe and was educated at Middlesbrough High School for Girls. Of the three career paths on offer - secretarial, nursing or teaching, she chose the latter and attended Kesteven Training College

near Grantham. Her career has been mainly in special education, culminating at the learning support department at Yorkshire Coast College. John retired as deputy head of Gladstone Road School 22 years ago. To order a copy of Anne’s book, ring 375908 or email anne.morley169@btinternet.com.


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Students raise £68 for Macmillan SCARBOROUGH TEC students raised £68.78 for Macmillan by taking part in the world's biggest coffee morning in aid of the charity. People and organisations all over the UK hosted coffee mornings for Macmillan. The TEC students, on a Skills for Life course, held theirs in the Waves refectory at the Filey Road campus. Bradley Rose, 17, said: “We wanted to raise money to help support those with cancer because it affects a lot of people and families. We did a lot to get ready and everyone did some baking. It’s important because it

helps you understand what charities do”. Fellow student Christina Armer, 23, added: “I’ve really enjoyed taking part. My favourite bit was helping to serve the cakes”. Skills for Life tutor Lisa Routledge said: “It’s great for the students to take part in events like this because it shows them how important it is to be part of the community. “It’s part of their enterprise unit. It gives them some great life experiences and teaches them skills such as cash handling, buying ingredients and aspects of event organisation”.

TEC students Bradley Rose and Christina Armer, centre, are pictured at the coffee morning with staff, L-R, Lisa Routledge, Victoria Riley, Scott Mckeown and Leigh Todd

Young student reaches Celebrating businesses that put people and planet first national final A SCARBOROUGH student has reached the final of the Restaurant Service competition at WorldSkills UK at Birmingham NEC on ???November. Chloe Robinson, a hospitality and catering student at Scarborough TEC, will compete against other young finalists from across the UK. Worldskills UK is a partnership between business, education and governments that accelerates young people’s careers. It gives them a good start in work through competitions that test their skills against other young people. Chloe, 17, said: “Going to competitions really wasn’t my thing and I didn’t think it would go any further, but I thought I might regret it if I didn’t put myself forward. “We were given a brief three weeks before the competition. I had to practice how to flambé steak diane, make two cocktails and two mocktails, do a table setting and make a cappuccino and latté. She was entered for the competition by TEC programme leader Paula Truelove, who said: “I asked for volunteers from the group and we whittled it down to three, including Chloe, who we put forward. The students have really proven themselves with the extra-curricular activities they take part in. It’s fantastic to see them achieving things they didn’t think they could do. “The other students have been interested in what the competitors have been doing and have come in to watch them practice, so the

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Chloe Robinson - through to a national final effect has rippled out across the group”. Chloe added: “I’m a real foodie and think if you go with what you love you can’t go far wrong. I came to the TEC after speaking to lots of chefs who all said that this was the best catering college around here. “I wanted to train in the kitchens. I didn’t think I’d be involved in front-of-house but I have really loved it so far. Taking part in the competition has been a real confidence booster”.

TOTALLY Socially’s Social Saturday event celebrated businesses that put people and planet first. Scarborough’s Market Hall was bustling with activity and dozens of people went to talk to the Totally Socially team about social enterprise. David Stone of Totally Socially said: “We didn’t just hear from people wanting to know what social enterprises do, we also talked to people who wanted to set new social enterprises up. “It was great to be part of the market atmosphere and for social enterprises to be rubbing shoulders with market traders and customers. “One of the key messages was for people to ‘buy social’ and that one small change can make a big impact so it was wonderful to see the Seafood Social doing a brisk trade as its profits are channelled into supporting homeless people via the Rainbow Centre charity”, David said. “Having a conversation and our picture taken

with the Archbishop of York was the icing on the cake”. Social Saturday was a nationwide day of events and activities to celebrate the nation’s booming social-enterprise sector. Totally Socially is run by Coast and Vale Community Action (Cavca), a social enterprise based at the Street and operating across the borough of Scarborough and the district of Ryedale. Social enterprises are businesses that trade to meet a social or environmental mission. There are nearly 80,000 social enterprises in the UK, employing over a million people and contributing more than £24 billion to the economy. Cavca chief executive Mel Bonney-Kane said: “Locally we have so many social enterprises and other organisations working towards social and community goals. The contribution they make to the lives of local people and to the local economy is enormous. Social Saturday celebrates that and helps put our area on the map”.

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WI branch still going strong 80 years on Words and photos by Dave Barry SCALBY & Newby Women’s Institute celebrated its 80th anniversary with a lunch at Hackness Grange. The branch was formed in 1937, 40 years after the worldwide body was launched in Canada. Over 100 attended the inaugural meeting in the hall of St Laurence's Church in Scalby. Although membership has dropped to about half that, the branch remains strong and active. Meetings held at the Friends Meeting House on the last Monday of the month feature a variety of speakers, demonstrations, music, etc - not forgetting tea and cake. Members go on trips and recently visited Drax power station, York Minster and Scarborough lifeboathouse. The branch has a thriving craft group, a book club and a travel group who go on foreign and British holidays. Members are active in the community, with close connections to schools and church groups. Many volunteer for local and national charities

and some are on the national boards of these charities. Every year the National Federation of WIs discusses resolutions with which to lobby parliament. This year’s included one entitled End Plastic Soup, concerning the micro-plastics in the oceans. “This is close to our hearts in Scarborough”, says secretary Anne Flint. Another was aimed at alleviating loneliness. “In fact many of our members have been doing this for years because they help at a local lunch club for the elderly”, Anne says. At the lunch, Jennie Potter, who chairs the North Yorkshire East Federation of WIs, presented an 80th anniversary certificate to branch president Margaret Fisher and vicechairman Frances Langley. Tim Tubbs gave an after-lunch speech about 1937 - events and people of that year, from the momentous to the frivolous. The lunch was attended by 40 people including members of neighbouring WIs - two from Snainton, five from Burniston & Cloughton

and three from Wheatcroft. Other WIs weren’t represented as they had a previous engagement. But as a rule, the WIs endeavour

to support each other's functions and events. “We're a friendly group and new members are always welcome”, Anne adds.

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CREATIVE DAY CARE THROWS DOORS OPEN A SCARBOROUGH provider of day care for adults with learning and physical disabilities is opening its doors on 6 December. Creative Day Care focuses on creativity, dance, performing arts and friendship. This will be reflected on the open day, which runs from 11am-2pm, with members giving various performances throughout the day. People are invited to check out the new dance studio, have a coffee and get more information about the service. For details call Ruth Barr 01723 480033 or email ruthcreativecare@gmail.com  Creative Day Care. 3rd Floor. The Street. 12 Lower Clark St. Scarborough. YO12 7PW

Scarborough Tales

BY JOE COATES

May 26th 1940

As we approach Remembrance Sunday, I always feel poignant. I was named after an uncle who was killed in the second world war. Obviously I never met him, and have only seen one photograph. Some years ago I was able to visit Uncle Joe’s war grave in Northern France. It was strange to see his name, my name, on the gravestone. This Scarborough Tale touches on a Scarborough connection with the Dunkirk evacuation during the war.

BETTY BUS TEACHERS GIRLS ABOUT PERIODS by Dave Barry Young girls at a school near Scarborough have learnt about periods from an educational bus. Pupils at Hertford Vale Church of England Primary School in Staxton, aged 8-12, were taught how periods can affect them physically and emotionally. They were encouraged to ask questions which they may not have felt comfortable raising in the classroom. The bus, called Betty for Schools, has been designed to teach girls about periods in a more open and engaging way, in one-hour sessions run by trained facilitators. Boys were given a chance to take part in separate sessions on periods, focusing on their understanding of, and attitude towards, this natural time of month. It is part of a curriculum-linked period education programme launched at the education show in Birmingham in March. Spokesperson Becky Hipkiss said: “We’re really excited to continue our tour of the Betty bus and our mission to encourage open, respectful and honest conversations about periods and the way they affect girls. “It’s having a really positive impact on both teachers and pupils. Our research shows that 94% of girls and boys who have received bus visits find them useful.” Teachers can apply for a free visit from the Betty bus for their pupils by registering at www.bettyforschools.co.uk.

CULTURAL DAY-TRIP FOR BEAVERS ALMOST 180 beavers and their leaders from Scarborough and Whitby enjoyed a day-trip to Hull, during its year as city of culture. The Salt charity shop in Falsgrave paid for three coaches to take them, says Beryl Lewis, assistant district commissioner for Scarborough and district beaver scouts. In Hull, they visited the Museum Quarter, the Maritime Museum, the Light Ship, the Fish Trail and the Phone Box Adventure. On the way home, they had a meal at MacDonald’s in Crossgates, paid for by the Mayoress's Community Fund. Morrison's supermarket allowed the coaches to use their carpark while the children were eating.

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Mister H was standing at Scarborough harbour, watching one of the former pleasure cruisers making ready to leave. She was Coronia and she was leaving Scarborough, heading for repairs in Hartlepool and then work as a pleasure boat on the River Tees. Coronia, alongside Regal Lady, had been working as a pleasure boat from Scarborough harbour for decades. Many, many thousands of holiday-makers had delighted in those trips, up and down the coast. Mister H had taken a cruise many times. He loved the views of the coast from out at sea, and the sightings of seals and porpoises, dolphins and minke whales. Mister H watched as Coronia set off. She had been rescued from a very uncertain future by MP Robert Goodwill, who bought her a few years ago. Now her Scarborough working days were over. Coronia had been an important part of tourist Scarborough, yet she slipped

out of the harbour without any fanfare. Mister H had been born after the second world war, though he was well aware of the importance of an event on May 26th 1940. Thousands and thousands of retreating troops had made their way to Dunkirk and were waiting for ships and boats to collect them and get them across the English Channel, safely home. It was a tense time. It was a desperate time. King George VI called for a National Day of Prayer on May 26th 1940. He said the nation needed God’s help to get our soldiers back. It wasn’t looking good. The German aircraft were ready to attack the “sitting duck” soldiers on the beaches as they boarded the little ships and boats which were coming to rescue them. The choppy seas would also make the rescue difficult. Millions of people across Britain poured into churches to pray. As the time ticked through the day, the prayer became intense: hope, fear, please get them back! Guess what happened! It was later referred to by many as “the miracle of Dunkirk.” Across the region arose a violent storm, grounding the German aircraft! At the same time a great calm settled on the English Channel, the like of which hadn’t been seen for a generation. The fleet of hundreds of little boats came in. The rescue, Operation Dynamo,

began. The boats were able to make several journeys without being attacked. 338,000 soldiers were rescued. Two of the little boats were Coronia and Regal Lady. Coronia rescued 900 troops. Regal Lady rescued 1200. After the war the two boats made their separate ways to Scarborough. Mister H felt sure that some of the rescued soldiers in Dunkirk would have been from Scarborough. Maybe some of them had actually been rescued by Coronia or Regal Lady! That’s a lovely thought! Now the Coronia was moving on. “She’ll be well on her way,” he thought. “Probably chugging across North Bay now.” A thoughtful Mister H headed home. It would soon be Remembrance Day, and, poppy in lapel, he would be at the cenotaph at Oliver’s Mount again, honouring all who didn’t make it back from the war, grateful for all who did. And a special thank you for Coronia, and Regal Lady, of course! Copyright joecoates 2017 www.northbaytales.com

Cadets pull field gun 13 miles to Ravenscar Words and photo by Dave Barry Sea cadets hauled a miniature field gun 13 miles from Scarborough to Ravenscar, to raise funds for their unit. The replica gun, mounted on wheels, was made in memory of cadet Sean Park, who died of an asthma attack in 1992, aged 14. Cadets aged 10-18 were joined by adult instructors on their arduous journey up the coast, starting at Scarborough lifeboathouse and following the old railway track. They collected £116.15 on the annual walk and are waiting to find out how much more has been raised in sponsorship, said petty officer Jordan Hanlon. The money will be used to give cadets the best cadet experience and help them gain qualifications while travelling the country to military bases. Unit activities include sailing, power-boating, rowing, Duke of Edinburgh awards and meteorology.

The unit has about 100 cadets who meet at the former St Thomas’s Church in East Sandgate on Tuesday and Friday evenings. Many naval units hold field-gun pulling competitions. The custom dates back to the 119-day siege of Ladysmith in the Boer War in South Africa in 1900, when the country was a British colony.

A Christmas Carousel Comes to the YMCA By Krystal Starkey HATTON productions presents its annual Christmas extravaganza with a change of scenery this year. A Christmas Carousel will take place at the YMCA Theatre on St Thomas Street from Friday 10 November until Sunday 12 November. With many festive hits, old and new, the show promises something for the whole family. Guests can join the talented cast on a sleigh ride with Santa and his reindeers and take part in sing-alongs of traditional carols. The Julie Hatton dancers will be accompanied

by the vocal talents of the ever popular Stuart Metcalfe and Janna Leith, and rising stars Cameron Davis and Chelsey Stubbs. Local choirs from Braeburn Primary and Nursery School, Hatton School of Performing Arts and Herford C of E Primary School will be singing throughout the show. A Christmas Carousel is at the YMCA Theatre, Scarborough on Friday 10th November 7.30pm, Saturday 11th November 2pm & 7.30pm and Sunday 12th November 2pm. Tickets are selling fast and are available from the YMCA Box Office (01723 506750) or online from: tiny.cc/ymcatheatre

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by Dave Barry A SCARBOROUGH mum is taking an unexpected leap back into education. Siobhean Nichol is to study health and human sciences at Coventry University’s local campus after taking a free Connect course to find out more about higher education before making a commitment. Siobhean, 23, who has two children, had thought about going back into education but was not sure if it would work around her busy lifestyle.

She has now signed up to an access course and is urging others considering going back into education to take a Connect course. She said: “Since leaving education I have always had part-time jobs but never anything that I wanted to pursue a career in. “I decided that I wanted to go to university but I’m a wife and a mother first and foremost, so moving out of the area or travelling for miles wasn’t an option. “Before CU opened in my home town, I could

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never realistically see myself being able to go to university, and even when it did I was still worried about diving straight in. “The Connect course was excellent - it showed me that although I have a busy lifestyle, I can still go back into education. It gave me a real insight into what studying at CU would be like and it’s nothing like I expected. “Now I can’t wait to start. After I complete my one-year access course, I’m hoping to move on to a nursing degree”. The Connect course aims to boost confidence in adults who may not be in education, employment or training, and to give a university taster. It is open for those who are looking to get into education or take steps to try something new. Sessions will be held on Tuesdays until 28 November, from 10am-noon and 5.30-7.30pm. The course covers a range modules, exploring higher education, funding higher education, effective study skills and subject taster sessions. It is aimed at those aged 19 and above. No formal qualifications are required. Participants receive a certificate on completion. Applications can be made online via: www. coventry.ac.uk/cus/study/connect.

Nurse training back in town after 23 years by Dave Barry Nursing training is set to return to Scarborough for the first time in 23 years. Coventry University, with approval from the Nursing and Midwifery Council, is to deliver a BSc adult nursing degree at its campus in the town. There haven’t been any full or part-time degree courses that cover both practical and theory since 1994, a spokesman states. “Scarborough Hospital has supported with bits of training, but previously students have had to go out of town for the theoretical side of the degree”, says Alex Wainwright. The three-year course was approved without conditions following a rigorous two-day inspection from the NMC. The university was praised for its highquality documentation and the passion and enthusiasm of stakeholders, Alex adds. Starting in February, the course will address the shortage of qualified nurses and healthcare workers along the Yorkshire coast. It will include 50% theory and 50& practical work through placements. The university will work with health-care partners including York Teaching Hospital

NHS Foundation Trust, other NHS trusts and GP practices. Mike Proctor of the York trust said: “As a trust, we are absolutely committed to increasing and strengthening our nursing numbers. Recruiting the correct number and calibre of staff is essential to help deliver the best possible care to patients. Students of today become our future workforce, so delivering high-quality education, placements,

SHANE IS A CUT ABOVE THE REST Words and main photo by Dave Barry A Scarborough barber is celebrating after reaching the finals of the international barber awards, in Germany. Against stiff competition, Shane Kirton was eliminated in the first round. But he wasn’t disappointed and was “happy to be a part of the whole thing”. Shane got through by performing well at the UK qualifying event in London in August. It was just three weeks after he had a hip replacement. The judges looked at how well barbers competed in three principal areas. They were skin fades - the gradient from hair to hairless skin; male grooming, which involves a beard trim, a wet

shave, removal of facial hair, a mini-facial and a head massage; and an appraisal how a client looks overall, from head to toe, covering hair, beard, face, clothing, etc. Shane has been at his salon in Castle Road for 11 years. However, he has been in the profession for 21 years, after training at Yorkshire Coast College in Lady Edith’s Drive. Years later, Shane switched from student to teacher and now passes on his knowledge at Lyndsey Burr’s Academy of Hair and Beauty in Roscoe Street. Shane has worked alongside one of country's top barbers, Chris Foster, who charges £500 a cut.

preceptorships and ongoing development is vital. “Historically we have always had difficulties attracting registered nurses to the east coast, so this development will offer new opportunities for school leavers and mature students to study to be a nurse right on their doorstep”. A nursing taster day will be held on 1 December.

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A moody start to the month which will cause you to re-examine some of your priorities and change your modus operandi. Don’t be afraid to re-schedule certain events: better to do something tomorrow and get it right rather than to rush into things today and cause a cock-up. Make efforts to walk away from historic heart aches.

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then the mood softens from the 15th onwards with relationships and family and affairs of the heart dominating the high ground. Bottom line is that it is a good month for making a lot of progress up the career ladder, and it is also a good month for making commitments in romantic relationships – just not always at the same time. It is worth remembering that across the board, the initiative is definitely with you. Be pro-active in all things and don’t wait for invitations or opportunities.

LIBRA

23RD SEPTEMBER - 22ND OCTOBER

Past efforts and sacrifices now begin to bear fruit, and events now conspire to bring you some much deserved reward – in particular, rewards for having been so patient, whether you’ve had much choice in the matter or not. A door is firmly closed against certain painful past situations, and there is a feeling of fresh starts and new beginnings.

Dear Daphne, I live with four flatmates, we get on pretty well, and on the whole don’t tend to have any big dramas. Recently, a couple of my flat mates have booked a holiday which has skint them. We share the bills equally and because of this holiday they never want to have the heating on to save money. I’m sick to death of walking around the house freezing cold because they spent their money how they saw fit and now the rest of us have to suffer. Am I being unreasonable? Annoyed housemate

WINTER IS COMING

Hey Annoyed Housemate. It’s nearly November! So no, you’re not being unreasonable. I’m not frugal with heating, houses are supposed to be warm and cosy, so I am totally ‘team you’ on this one. Have a conversation with your flatmates that you’re freezing, and you would like to have the heating on more, if they grumble, maybe offer to foot a little bit more of the heating bill temporarily. Make sure you enjoy the heating as much as possible when they are out though, who wants to share the prosperity of being a sensible money saver? If you’re not willing to spend more money (perfectly understandable) then I suggest you buy a hot water bottle and wrap up warm for the impending chill. Daph x

SAGITTARIUS

22ND NOVEMBER - 21ST DECEMBER

If you seem to be coming in for a lot of criticism, don’t overreact to this, because people mean you well, but are just getting a bit frustrated by some of your attitudes. Although you cannot please all of the people all of the time, you do need to do something to redefine your priorities, especially in connection with family relationships.

CAPRICORN 22ND DEC - 19TH JAN

A lot of pressure on you in connection with work routines. This will be a busy time, but your energy levels are low, so you do need to pace yourself. A partner will be supportive, but might be understandably frustrated if he or she sees you undermining your own strengths and strong points. Try to spend more time chillaxing and get some sleep.

AQUARIUS

20TH JANUARY - 18TH FEBRUARY

When it comes to spending money, be on guard against other folks’ advice and use your own judgement. It should be a good money month, with revenue coming in from more than one source. Gradually you’ll be able to see your way ahead with greater clarity, and with that comes a degree of optimism and enthusiasm.

PISCES

19TH FEBRUARY - 20TH MARCH

A gentle month for mother and child relationships, which is very good news if there has been any kind of friction in family circles. Other peoples’ problems now begin to find some sort of resolution, which gives you less to worry about, and even though your services may be much in demand, it should be nice to know that you are a lynch pin in the lives of others.

23RD AUGUST - 22ND SEPTEMBER

Business and careers are very high profile between the 5th and the 10th and there could also be an important reunion around this time. Long hours at work cause some chronic tiredness, and you do need to pace yourself. Things lighten up around the 23rd and a party mood prevails during the last week of the month.

LIFESTYLE

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Dear Daphne, I’ve been happily married for four years now. I love my husband and we have a great time together. I recently found out from a friend that my ex boyfriend who I dated for five years in my 20s got engaged. The reason we broke up was because he didn’t want to commit to me. I had never doubted for a second that I was over him, but today I feel terrible about myself and not in the slightest bit happy for him. Should I be worried? Anon

BLAST FROM THE PAST

No, I don’t think so. This is a minor case of remembering past rejection, and it doesn’t matter whether it’s five years, five minutes or a life time away, it still hurts. It makes you wonder why you weren’t good enough for your ex partner and wonder exactly what makes his new finace better than you. The truth is no-one is better than anyone else, and these things just happen through a combination of timing, circumstance and personal emotion. Forget about him and enjoy your happy relationship with your husband, don’t feel too guilty about feeling this way, it will soon pass.

Daphne, I recently moved to York STUDENT WOES as a student, I was super excited for freshers and to meet my new flat mates and start my course. The degree is as I had expected, but what I didn’t expect was to not really get on with any of my flat mates. I’ve met friends out of my halls who I get on with great, but going home feels like a major chore and it’s so much lonelier than I thought it would be. There are so many nights when I wish I was back at my parents and I’d never come. Do I drop out? Don’t give up! You’ve spent a whole summer looking forward to this moment, so it’s not surprising you’re a little disappointed. There’s no way you were going to automatically get on with your new flatmates and in fact, that’s perfectly normal, plenty of my friends weren’t keen on the people they had to live with in first year. The best thing to do is focus on your course and make friends on nights out and at uni, hopefully when it comes to getting a student flat next year, you will be friendly with people who you will actually enjoy living with. That’s when the real fun begins.


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HOME & GARDEN

PROPERTY OF THE MONTH

B O N F I R E N I G H T PA R T Y !

A HEALTHY INVESTMENT

GUIDE

Whether you're setting off your own fireworks, or just watching the neighbours', Bonfire Night is a great chance to host a garden party. Here are some ideas.

COMFORT To prevent against sore necks, why not offer your party-goers a comfortable reclining seat? This pair of cushioned deck chairs are adjustable, and the padding can be removed and washed – handy in case a really big firework goes off and Uncle Kevin spills his White Russian in fright. n £60.99 for the pair from www.wayfair.co.uk

ALERTNESS

Is your Bonfire Night Party a late one? Are people attending having been to see other firework displays and bonfires? If so, offer them something to drink other than the usual beers and wines. This Handpresso Kit makes espresso without the need for electricity, meaning you can have a tasty cup of Joe, even when far from the house. n £139 from www. thecoffeemate.co.uk

Trafalgar Square, Scarborough, YO12 7PZ FOR AUCTION • Starting at £140,000 AN ATTRACTIVE and lucrative property has come onto the Scarborough market. This block of five self contained flats on Trafalgar Square benefits from great views of Scarborough Cricket ground and a central location. The apartment complex, which is available

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LIGHT

The firework display might only last a few minutes, so for the rest of the night shower your guests with the gentle warming glow of this super long fairy light set. There's 40 metres to play around with, so even the biggest of gardens should be covered. n £99 from www.lights4fun.co.uk

GRUB Peckish work, all that oo-ing and ah-ing, so make sure your guests are well fed with some home – or rather, garden – cooked food. This outdoor oven from The Garden Oven Company ain't cheap, but will let you cook your party treats in the most traditional and authentic of ways. n £699 from www.garden-oven.co.uk

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HEAT Unfortunately Bonfire Night traditionally takes place in November, a month known for being chilly, especially after dark. To that end, warm you guests up with this 2kW Free-standing Bulb Heater, to keep them happy as they sip their hot choccies and gaze up at the sky. n £44.99 from primrose.co.uk

ZODIAC MUG Marks & Spencer £8

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TRIED & TESTED Christmas party season is fast approaching so get your talons in check with everything that sparkles and shines.

What we say: A good old fashioned two coat nail polish never fails. As simple

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What they say: Santa comes early this year in the first House of Ho! Ho! Ho! Design. ‘Santa Claws’ is a fun set of nails that feature a playful Santa’s hat in this year’s hottest coffin nail shape.

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£3.50 | www.lovecandycoat.com What they say: Add sparkle with 2 coats of super shiny and create gorgeously no wipe top coat! dazzling nails with Candy What we say: The top coat Coat's Sugar! To use, is absolutely essential to burnish onto tacky layer finish the look! Once we of candy coat colour or figured this out, there was regular top coat. Sweep minimal fuss. Golden glitter away any excess and finish talons coming our way.

as that, give the bottle a roll before application and remember that two thin coats are always better than one. This uber pretty pink hue is perfect to neutral outfits.

What could be better than a golden glittery stiletto nail? A gold glittery nail that

you can decorate yourself, obv! ‘Golden Baubles’ comes complete with DIY stickers. What we say: We love the ease of these stick on nails, customisation comes as a bonus too. They’re pretty hard wearing for stick on’s too if we do say so ourselves.

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METAL SHOCK NAIL POWDER: ME AND MY UNICORN £3 | Wilko What they say: For a breathtaking mirror effect on the nails: apply the nail powder while the nail polish underneath is still slightly wet and lightly polish into the nails. What we say: We got this right the second time round, don’t

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What they say: This subtle sparkly matte gold glitter is inspired by Neoclassical design and Italian churches.

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What we say: This glitter polish looks gorgeous and has good staying power.

Duvet days Shall we just search romantic comedies on Netflix? Yes! We hear you cry. As we gear up to spend lot’s of money and party over Christmas, a day in bed never seemed so reasonable and appealing. Crack out the take away menus and settle down in your finest pyjamas. There’s no need to go outside today.

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LEOPARD PRINT FLEECE PYJAMAS £25 | www.mandco.com

GLITTER MOCCASIN SLIPPERS £24 | www.next.co.uk

F&F CAMI SHORT SET £14 www.tesco.com/direct/clothing

What we say: Perfect Christmas jumper vibes, we’re saving these babies for the big day itself. Complete with everything you need to stick and go.

WOMENS WHITE JERSEY ROBE £10 | www.peacocks.co.uk

SLIP SILK EYE MASK £45 | www.net-a-porter.com GOLD VELVET CAMI AND SHORT PYJAMA SET £15.99 | www.newlook.com

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FOOD & DRINK

This month we’re drinking

Mulled Wine Making mulled wine from scratch is easy and sure to go down a treat with friends. For the full effect serve with a cinnamon stick in each glass. WHAT YOU’LL NEED • Bottle SPAR Red Wine • 50ml brandy • 2 tbsp sugar • 2 clementines or small oranges • cloves, cinnamon, nutmeg • cinnamon sticks to serve

WALKERS OF BAR STREET COMPLETES REFIT

By Dave Barry

AFTER SIX months’ work, Walkers of Bar Street, Scarborough, has completed its facelift. Previously Taylors, the café was taken over in February by Andy Walker, who has a good track record when it comes to running cafés. Since Andy launched Espresso Yourself in July 2014, it has become one of the town’s most popular cafés. For the last six months, Andy, who previously worked at Costa, has been applying his magic touch to Walkers. The place was gutted and redecorated a room at a time, without closing. Andy and his contractors carried out the work after hours, frequently working through the night. “Customers were really supportive throughout”, Andy says. “In the end, it turned into game of ‘what's being done next’. They could see it was being improved”.

Everything has been brightened up in the three rooms (with about 70 covers) on two floors. The building, joinery and redecoration was undertaken by ID Developments and Chris Makin. Three new ovens have been installed in the kitchen as Andy has tried to improve the cafe’s overall efficiency. The walls are adorned with large paintings by Scarborough artist Steve Whitehead. The menu is pretty much the same, although greater emphasis is being placed on gluten-free and vegan options; most of the soups are vegan, for instance.

METHOD •Pour a bottle of SPAR award winning red wine into a large pan with 50ml brandy, 100ml water and 2 tbsp sugar. • Stir in 10 cloves, 1⁄2 tsp freshly grated nutmeg and 1 tsp cinnamon.

• Heat gently until the sugar has dissolved – do not boil. Add in 2 thinly sliced clementines or small oranges and serve in glasses with a cinnamon stick (optional).

Recipes have been created using food products from SPAR, the UK’s leading convenience store group, whose great-value own-brand range make easy meals for last-minute life-savers. For more information and recipes, visit the SPAR website: www.spar.co.uk

You can find Walkers at: 14 Bar Street, Scarborough. For enquiries call 01723 371803.

LOCAL MARKETS SCARBOROUGH FOOD FAIR

WYKEHAM VILLAGE MARKET

Fortnightly, first and third

Every Friday 8.30am to 1.00pm

Saturday of the month

In The Hillyard car park opposite the

Town Centre at Westborough,

Downe Arms, Wykeham

outside the Brunswick Shopping Centre. SCARBOROUGH INDOOR QUARTERLY COUNTRY MARKET

MARKET HALL

The Village Hall, Main Street,

Open every day

Staintondale

A traditional indoor market. Beneath the

9 September, 9 December. 10.30am to

main market you will find the market

2.30pm

vaults. A wonder of treasure troves

Dawnay Estate

selling antiques, art, specialist goods and much more!

One of the café’s three rooms

Andy Walker

Walkers coffee

Recipe of the month:

ZE LA G S U R IT C & Y SO H IT W F EE B PY IS CR

INGREDIENTS For the dressing

For the crispy beef

• ¼ red cabbage, finely sliced

• Zest and juice of 3 limes

• 2 eggs, beaten

• 4 spring onions, finely sliced

• Zest and juice of 1 orange

• 4 tbsp cornflour

• Handful of coriander, leaves picked

• 2 tbsp palm sugar

• ½ tsp salt

To plate

• 2 tsp soy sauce

• 400g minute steak, sliced thinly into strips

• 1 bag of mixed salad leaves

• 1 garlic clove, crushed

For the slaw

• 4 tbsp cashews, toasted

• 2 carrots, cut into long thin strips using a vegetable peeler

• 2 candy beetroot (or red, if you can’t find candy beetroot), finely sliced

• ¼ white cabbage, finely sliced

• 2 tbsp white sesame seeds

• 1 cm piece of ginger, peeled and grated

METHOD

1.

To make the dressing, put all the ingredients (apart from the lime and orange zest) in to a small saucepan. Simmer until thickened and syrupy, stir in the zest and set aside.

2.

Heat 2-3cm of vegetable or sunflower oil in a wok or deep pan. You can test if it’s hot enough by dropping a cube of white bread in – the oil is ready when the bread turns

golden in just under a minute.

3.

While you’re waiting for the oil to heat up, make the batter for the beef by mixing the eggs, cornflour and salt together. Dip the beef slices in the batter and carefully place in the hot oil, frying in batches until golden brown. Remove using a slotted spoon and drain on kitchen paper before coating with some of the dressing.

4. 5.

In a big bowl, mix all slaw ingredients together.

In a separate bowl, toss the mixed salad leaves and cashews with the remaining dressing and divide amongst four plates. Top the salad with the crispy beef strips and decorate with the beetroot slices and slaw. Finish with a sprinkling of sesame seeds.

Recipe by Brasserie Blanc, the home of real French cooking, this dish is from the Autumn Winter menu.


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Robyn bags highest award in guiding

Choir sings at garden centre Hackness Ladies Choir will sing at Irton Garden Centre on Wednesday 22 November, at 7.30pm. It’s in aid of cancer research, says Gill Blanchard, one of the choristers and the

secretary of the Scarborough Friends of Cancer Research UK. n Tickets cost £3, including refreshments courtesy of the garden centre.

Words and photos by Dave Barry The country’s highest award in guiding has been won by a Scarborough guide. Robyn Welburn, a brownie guider at Forge Valley and a member of the Scarborough West guiding division’s senior section, has been presented with the Queen’s guide award. It consists of several elements and took three years to complete. Robyn was presented with the award by division commissioner Gill Armstrong at a presentation ceremony at Wreyfield Drive Methodist Church in Barrowcliff. Achievements by other division members were recognised at the same time. The county commissioner, Christine Kenyon, presented leadership, holiday licence and long-service awards. Pauline Woodhead, who had been president of the division since it was founded 17 years ago, stepped down. She was succeeded in the post by Frances Harrison, a guider of nearly 40 years' service. Erin Gibbs, a member of the senior section, gave a presentation about her trip to Madagascar. The ceremony, which was part of the division’s AGM, was attended by about 50 people including assistant division commissioner Claire Rennard and the mayor and mayoress, Martin and Cherry Smith.

Hackness Ladies Choir (photo by Gill Blanchard)

Nice and Easy at cricket club

Robyn Welburn

Left-handed guides hand-shake between Gill Armstrong and Robyn Welburn

Talks and Xmas events in Ayton A series of talks and a couple of Christmas events are coming up at Derwent Valley Bridge Community Library in West Ayton in November. The venue’s third winter talks programme kicks off with Susan Woodcock talking about her journey from village bobby in Hampshire to shepherd in Yorkshire. Susan writes the Wolds Diary in the Yorkshire Post on Saturdays and is an accomplished and entertaining speaker (9 Nov 7pm). The other speakers are landscape photographer Dave Mead, on his trip to Antarctica (11 Jan); Martin Dove on Sherlock Holmes (8 Feb); Graham Bilton on wildlife crime (8 Mar); Michael Cooper singing Flanders & Swann (12 Apr) and Lynne Watson on the adventures of a librarian (10 May). Tickets cost £4 each or £20 for all six, from the library or ring 866183. Snowflake Saturday is on 18 November, from 1.30pm–4pm. Stalls will sell high-quality Christmas crafts, gifts and decorations made by a team of creative supporters and volunteers, and seasonal produce – cakes, preserves, biscuits and novelty items such as Christmas sleighs. Entry is free and everyone who goes will be offered a hot mulled drink.

disproportionate to the huge impact kidney disease has on sufferers and their families”. Donations of raffle prizes in advance would be welcome. Food and drink will be available. n Tickets cost £8 and can be bought at Caffé Italia (near the Grand) and online at www.ticketsource.co.uk / scarboroughcricketclub.

Salvation Army show raises £7,850

L-R, Cherry and Martin Smith, Gill Armstrong, Frances Harrison, Pauline Woodhead, Robyn Welburn, Charlotte Lester, Erin Gibbs, Taylor Atkinson and Maria Land

Words and photo by Dave Barry

Glynn Mills and Roger Maughan are to present a cabaret evening of easy-listening music entitled Nice and Easy, in the pavilion at Scarborough Cricket Club on 2 November. Glynn says: “The event is to raise funds for Kidney Research UK but also to raise awareness as it is one of the least donated-to national charities, which is

Nick Taylor will host a wine-tasting evening called Wines for Christmas on 30 November, at 7.30. Nick has over 30 years’ experience in the hotel and catering industry and is renowned for his knowledge of wines and entertaining presentation. There will be an opportunity to taste eight value-for-money wines from local supermarkets. n Tickets cost £7 from the library or ring 863052.

The music of the Salvation Army was played at a concert at the Scarborough Citadel. The Kirkbymoorside Town Brass Band played a selection from the musical Spirit by Ray Steadman Allen, Lightwalk by Barrie Gott, The Kingdom Triumphant by Eric Ball and the The Red Shield, a foot-tapping march by Henry Goffin. Bandsman Ben Smailes played The Better World, a euphonium solo by Norman Bearcroft. Vocal duets were sung by Eleanor and Libby Wood. The guest soloist for the evening, Paul Sharman of the Salvation Army's International Staff Band, played solos including Happy Day by Erik Leizden and This is my Story by Krister Lundkvist.

A cornet trio of Paul Sharman, Jeanette Kendall and Nigel Wood played the well-known hymn tune What a Friend. The evening, supported by the Rotary Club of Scarborough and Peace of Mind, raised £7,850 for the Salvation Army refurbishment fund.

The cornet trio, L-R, Paul Sharman, Jeanette Kendall and Nigel Wood

Pupils swap uniforms for rainbow colours

Trish Kinsella with primary school children (to order photos ring 353597)

Words and photo by Dave Barry

Nick Taylor

PUPILS of Gladstone Road Primary School abandoned their uniforms in favour rainbow colours on their no-uniform day. It was in honour of a visit by Trish Kinsella of Scarborough’s Rainbow Centre, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary. The school has raised £??? for the Rainbow Centre. It was the culmination of year-5 pupils’ work on faith-based charities, showing how they respond to global issues of fairness and justice. The pupils compared charities and their work

and looked at their inspiration. They considered the personal challenge to make the world a better place. Trish talked to all the pupils in assemblies in the week prior to the no-uniform day, to explain how the centre helps local people. The Rainbow Centre has a strong church base. It was set up in 1997 by congregation members from St Mary’s and Holy Apostles Church. It is supported by a range of individuals, churches, charities, local business and government. It is a registered charity and was set up to address issues faced by homeless people.


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

The fake will cost you more DESIGNER clobber is expensive; that is something we all know. However, if you're keen to wear the latest styles, and think buying a knock-off from the internet will save you oodles of cash, think again. According to research carried out by City of London Police's Intellectual Property Crime Unit, buying fake items of clothing, accessories, and jewellery from untrusted websites could land you in a lot of trouble. It seems that some fraudsters are getting hold of knock-offs with the sole intention of selling the items as cheaply as possible to get access to buyer's names, addresses, and payment details. This info is then used to set up other websites, selling other dodgy gear, and maybe even wholly illegal and stolen items. When the police investigate and try to shut these sites down, it is to your address they might come a-calling. The Unit's advice is simple; as tempting as it is to buy cheap fake goods from the internet, you can never know who is handling your details and what they are really doing with them.

Therefore, don't shop there. Oh, and our advice? Get yourself down to the market and pay in cash. Sorted.

Now stocking David Jones and Spirit Handba gs

The loan moan FOLLOWING the start of the new academic year, there have been increased reports of an email doing the rounds, targetting students. The message, which has hit both new and returning students, claims that their student loan payments have been suspended due to lack of personal information. The person is then prompted to enter details via a link in the email, including name, age, and payment details. Obviously, its a fake. Unfortunately many people have fallen for the scam, worried that they wouldn't receive their loans if they didn't. Fortunately the actual Student Loans Company are on the case, as well as the Police, and both are urging students never to enter information such as that onto a form that comes via an unsolicited email. Spotting the scam email actually became pretty easy when it was reported how it contains atrocious spelling and grammar. Because it has come from a criminal, and if that person was intelligent they wouldn't be a

criminal, would they? Ha. Still, students old and young, new and returning, should continue to keep an eye out for the email popping into their inboxes. If you're ever unsure, check with your college or University as they will have all the correct contact details for the real Student Loans Company, and they can also help you to report the scam. Then you can get back to being our future's best and brightest hope, damn you!


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PIERROTS AND SEA SHANTIES Gill refuses to give in to brain tumour BREAK THE TRADITIONAL SILENCE Words and photos by Dave Barry

Words and photos by Dave Barry GONE are the days when libraries were stuffy, deadly quiet places with stern staff who silenced transgressors. Today, they are multimedia communal spaces where noisy activities are common. For instance, Scarborough and Filey libraries were recently transformed into fun palaces for a day of arts, culture and sciences. Artists, dancers, musicians, museums, colleges and other creative people collaborated on the theme of ‘everyone an artist, everyone a scientist’. In Scarborough, Filey’s Ramshackle Shantymen heartily bellowed maritime songs in the reference section and Beach Hut Theatre took visitors on a fun-filled journey into the town’s past in the lending library. “Our plucky Pierrots explored the People’s Palace, Gala Land and many other local landmarks with daft jokes, madcap songs, silly antics and donkeys”, said Beach Hut’s artistic director, Alison Watt. Cap'n Ramshackle, aka Robert Hartley, did a

solo spot at Filey library the same afternoon. A library spokesperson said: “This is the sort of event that shows libraries are at the heart of our communities, bringing together people of all ages from all walks of life”. It also involved artists, dancing, cardmaking, lego robot races, yoga, knitting, digital photography, zumba, a battle of the bands, hair and make-up demonstrations, face painting, coding and strictly ballroom. Based on an idea by theatre director Joan Littlewood and architect Cedric Price, the first fun palaces took place in October 2014, when 138 venues, communities and groups created events. About 40,000 people took part in person while tens of thousands more engaged online. By 2016, 292 fun palaces across the world were made by 4,800 people with 124,000 taking part. Website: www.funpalaces.co.uk.

A BRAVE woman who can barely stand walked 40 steps to raise awareness of brain tumours. Gill Buckle, who has a brain tumour and limited mobility, was joined by 14 volunteers, family members and friends. Most were wearing red T-shirts, while Gill sported a purple one. They were all emblazoned with the words Brain Tumour Charity or Twilight Walk, which the charity runs. Gill easily surpassed her fundraising goal of £500. At the last count, she and the others had raised £850. “She walked 40 steps in four sets of 10, from the old tollhouse to the lifeboathouse”, said Maureen Eastwood, one of the friends who pushed Gill in a wheelchair in between the walking. Gill said: “There's only one day that belongs to the tumour and that is the day I die. None of the other days belong to the tumour - they

are for living. The tumour can have one day of my life, but all the other days belong to me”. Donations can be made online at virginmoneygiving.com/gillbuckle.

Gill crosses the finishing line

Christmas fair and Santa Dash will boost hospice funds by Dave Barry

Alison Watt of Beach Hut Theatre

The Ramshackle Shantymen

Keep well for winter Looking after yourself over winter is the theme of a public-health event at Seamer’s Memorial Hall on 15 November, from 10am– 3pm. Entitled ‘Keep well for winter’, it is being organised by Ayton and Snainton Medical Practice’s patient participation group in conjunction with Derwent Valley Bridge Community Library and Resource Centre. It is open to all and will begin with a cooking demonstration by Hungate Foods looking at winter warmers on a budget, from 10am to 12.30pm.

SAINT Catherine’s has a couple of big fundraising events coming up in Scarborough. The hospice is hosting a Christmas fair (4 Nov) and organising its annual Santa Dash (10 Dec). The Christmas fair, from 10am-1pm, will feature “unique gifts, independent craft stalls, a raffle, a tombola and home-made goodies”, says trustee Margaret Middlebrook. The fair is always “a brilliant event”, she adds. “This year we have a fantastic selection of local traders and Christmas gifts. It would be the perfect way to begin your festivities”. Entry costs £2.50 for adults and £1.50 for children, which includes a drink and a mince Rae Yaldren of Beach pie. Hut Theatre The Santa Dash will see hundreds of people in Father Christmas costumes walking and running along the seafront. There are two options, both starting at the Sealife Centre at noon. The 5k route is to Hairy Bob’s skatepark and back. The 10k route is the same but twice. A 2k run is for children, parents, grandparents, families and friends. After the event, the Santas will be given free entry to the Sealife Centre; and friends and families can get half-price entry. Organiser Rhiannon Hunt says: “We are excited to see what this year brings. It promises to be a fantastic day full of festive family fun. It is always such a spectacular sight to see hundreds of Santas running along the seafront”. The entry fees - £10 for adults and £5 for children - includes a Santa suit. Entrants can register on the hospice website, www.saintcatherines.org.uk. During the afternoon, quick health checks * Ten children aged 11-17 who have lost close will be offered by the surgery’s nursing and relatives or friends and receive bereavement support at the hospice were treated to an pharmacy team. Visitors will be able to chat with activity adventure weekend at Peat Rigg representatives of organisations that can help people look after their health. Hospice staff on Crazy Hair Day At 12.30pm, a talk on Coastcall will give hints and tips on how to stay independent at home. Sue Lawal will lead a gentle exercise session for all abilities at 1.15pm. At 2.15pm, an Alzheimer’s Society spokesperson will give an insight into dementia. Stands will show how a range of organisations can provide support and information.

Kathleen Hewson took part in Crazy Hair Day outdoor training centre in Cropton. Each took something that reminded them of their lost loved ones and talked about it if they wanted to. The project has been funded by Children in Need for eight years. * Many people at various places, from schools and workplaces to community groups and clubs, took part in a new fundraising initiative - Crazy Hair Day. All they had to do was get creative with their hair and put £1 in the pot to support the hospice. Kathleen Hewson, whose husband is an inpatient, said: “The care and support we have been given to help us cope with what is happening is exemplary, from help with paperwork to hugs and tissues when we are upset. I wanted to raise some money to give back to Saint Catherine’s”. Last year’s Santa Dash


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Time Travel PERHAPS the starkest contrast between beautiful old buildings and the ugly ones which replaced them in Scarborough is provided by the Pavilion Hotel and Pavilion House​. The palatial five-storey hotel, with a beautifully proportioned and detailed entrance, was demolished in favour of the brutalist concrete architecture of a modern office block with shops on the ground floor. The hotel was designed by architect William Baldwin Stewart and built with dark grey stone in 1870. It dominated that part of town, at the junction of Westborough and Valley Bridge Parade, long before Northway was created. A large house previously stood on the site, facing Alma Square. The hotel’s grand façade, with two angle pavilions crowned by French-looking domes, greeted everyone who arrived at the adjacent railway station by train. The architectural theme is continued, in white brick, in Pavilion Square. Rowntrees department store, bulldozed to make way for the nondescript Brunswick Pavilion, boasted similar domes. In 1908, the hotel was bought by Robert Laughton, who until then had lived with his family close by, in the Victoria Hotel. He had a private green laid in the square next to the building, when bowling was all the rage. Later, tennis courts were created in the square, which

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is now a carpark. While Laughton’s eldest son Charles became a Hollywood film star, his younger brother Tom followed in their father’s footsteps and took over the running of the hotel. The Pavilion was the town’s second multistorey Victorian hotel, following the Grand. The Streets of Scarborough records that

The booklet was published by Raymond Fieldhouse and John Barrett in 1973, a few months after the hotel was reduced to rubble. Two other eminent hotels, the Cambridge on the South Cliff and the Balmoral at the bottom of Westborough, bit the dust in the same year. A few years ago, Pavilion House, which replaced the hotel, came top of a list of buildings

The Pavilion Hotel, with Rowntrees store just visible, on the left

noteworthy features include the front door, the ground floor and the first-floor balcony.

which the town would be better off without, as part of a Channel 4 series called Demolition.

Pavilion Square

The hotel’s cocktail bar

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Voters described it as "resembling a concrete fortress" and "a symbol of Scarborough's decline". Another said the demolition of the Pavilion Hotel had "destroyed the Victorian vista of central Scarborough”. In second place was the ugly block bounded on three sides by Market Street, Queen Street and Newborough. The Pavilion Hotel is fondly remembered by many locals including Steve Messruther, who says: “I went into the hotel in 1970 when I was 16 and working as an apprentice gas fitter. We had to go into one of the rooms and service a fire, which was ancient. Despite the grand appearance on the outside it was pretty average inside. Just typical hotel rooms. “Most Scarborians will tell you they hate the look of the current building – me included”, adds Steve, who helps his partner Mary Nightingale to run the Scarborough Bottom End & Old Town page on Facebook. “But, I guess you have to look back at the state of the country to appreciate how the choice of materials came about. We were in a pretty poor state back then – strikes everywhere and power cuts. So I guess there was only a limited amount of cash available and perhaps that is why they chose concrete for the facade rather than the more expensive option of brick and stone”. * Many thanks to Mary and Steve for the photos.

The hotel viewed from the top of the Odeon cinema, built in 1936 The hotel is demolished

Pony and trap was the best way of getting around when the hotel was built

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A LIGHT-HEARTED APPROACH Stravaigin and the murthered moor - the TO STAMP COLLECTING REV JOHN Walden gave a lively and richly entertaining talk at the October meeting of Scarborough Philatelic Society. His talk poked fun at philatelists who take the hobby too seriously. He said errors in stamp design cause much amusement. An Italian road-safety stamp shows upside-down traffic lights, an Egyptian stamp celebrating the Suez Canal shows the Panama Canal and a St Kitts stamp shows Columbus looking through a telescope many years before one was invented. John pointed out that the Universal Penny Post and Britain’s black one-penny stamp brought about a revolution in personal communication.

He attributed the revolution in business communication to the 1988 Royal Mail strike; sales of fax machines soared and stamp sales never recovered. Social media has brought about a further revolution in personal communication causing traditional letter writing to decline, threatening the purpose of postage stamps. A light-hearted approach to stamp collecting is needed now. Males spending a penny in a pub in Norwich are faced with a wall covered with penny stamps. The society meets at 7pm on the first Tuesday of the month in the library. Visitors interested in stamps and postal history are welcome.

Walking in the countryside THE following walks have been organised for the coming month. Scarborough Rambling Club 29 Oct: a 10-mile walk at Thixendale and a seven-mile walk at Winteringham. 5 Nov: a 10-mile walk at Stainsacre and a seven-mile walk at Stockendale. 12 Nov: a 10-mile walk at Wykeham and an eight-mile walk at Allerston. 19 Nov: a 10-mile walk at Hackness and a seven-mile walk at Heslerton Brow. 26 Nov: a 10-mile walk at Staintondale and a seven-mile walk at Thornton Dale.

Long walks: meet at Hanover Road at 9am. Short ones: meet at Falsgrave Clock at 10.30am. Yorkshire Coast Long-Distance Walkers Association 5 Nov: a 14-mile walk starting at Hutton Cranswick School (grid ref TA024522). 11 Nov: a 13-mile walk starting in Barkers Lane in Snainton (SE925822). 19 Nov: a 15-mile walk starting at the A171 layby in Hawsker (NZ925077). Walks start at 9am. The LDWA welcomes new members who can try a couple of walks first before joining. n Ring 368932.

Lantern parade brings magic to a wintry night Words and photos by Dave Barry A COLOURFUL lantern parade which lit up Peasholm Park on a cold, wintry evening last winter is to be repeated. Entitled Moonlight and Song, the one-hour event will be on Friday 1 December, at 5.30pm. It is being organised by Animated Objects, which is inviting people to help by carrying a lantern or act as stewards. The theatre company’s creative director, Dawn Dyson-Threadgold, says the lantern parade will focus on celebrating the town and its residents. Community groups and schools will sing in various places around the park. Last year, some of the lanterns depicted swans and sailing boats, to reflect the park’s features.

Artistic director Lee Threadgold added: “We were delighted with the support from the local community as hundreds of people braved the weather to join us for the evening. “The lantern parade was beautiful and showcased Peasholm Park in the winter, which was our intention,” Lee said. “As always, there are challenges involved in working outdoors during the winter months but we feel, as this was the first time we had run the event, it went extremely well”. Anyone who would like to act as a steward is invited to attend a one-hour information walk at the park on Saturday 25 November at 3.30pm. For further information, email animatedobjects@mac.com.

incident of 1549 Local artist Dav White talks about the fascinating world of history, art and mythology

Sunrise over Seamer Beacon, seen from Irton Moor STRAVAIGIN is a Scottish verb meaning to wander or meander aimlessly, without purpose. Even the word itself can be found doing what it describes, seemingly defying definition, casually traversing carefree over a range of formal and informal subjects without a care in the world. On the Wolds, the winterbourne stream called the Gypsey Race was named for the same reason, seemingly flowing and meandering about all over the place for reasons known only to itself. Random stones transported then dropped in the landscape by glaciers as they melted are called erratics. This word is from the Latin errare, which means to wander, making a glacial erratic a wandering stone. I love stravaigin, when I’m walking or when I’m writing. One of my favourite places to stravaig is the flat plateau that has become known as Seamer and Irton Moor. This hinterland sometimes feels like an old theatre that was once busy but has long since been abandoned. It lies on the edge of my roaming distance, the area I am permitted to roam unsupervised. Wandering around it sometimes feels like roaming around a deserted old building that’s littered with ghostly evidence of past human activities. High and flat, the moor sits on the edge of town, divided - chuck, brisket and shank - by the invisible lines of parish boundaries and by landowners past and present. Exposed to the easterly winds, it can be a bleak place where the winds bring up the hummadruz from town. Hummadruz is a mysterious sound, without discernible point of origin, occasionally heard in rural areas, unexplained but documented for centuries. And in the moor’s trenches and holloways float spectres and quick black dogs. These lonely places accumulate stories. While I was wandering around my bookshelves reading about tumuli, I read an account of a religious murder that occurred here in the 1500s. Towards the back of a dusty old copy of Thomas Hinderwell’s History and Antiques of Scarborough and the Vicinities, in the Vicinities section, a short paragraph describes this worrying incident.

It begins on the Carrs in the dead of night. The Staxton beacon had been lit as a signal to the villagers to gather. Stoked with religious hysteria, they set about their business. Among the black weeds and rushes, the bog myrtle and the foxfire, four men were dragged from their beds and roughly manhandled through the stinking marsh to the higher ground. There, among the hedges, old Scots pines and tumuli, their lives where viciously cut short. Hinderwell narrates: “In the year 1549, an insurrection of a serious nature commenced at Seamer. The principal authors of this sedition rose upon the subject of reforming abuses in religion and appear to have been possessed with the gloomy spirit of fanaticism, of which nothing is more dangerous as it frequently extinguishes every sentiment of humanity. “These deluded men, under sanction of a zeal for religion, seduced and excited the people in the vicinity, lit the beacon at Staxton and soon collected a mixed multitude to the number of 3,000. A ferocious party, impelled by enthusiasm and thirsting for blood, went to the house of Mr White, a gentleman in the neighbourhood, and took him and his friends Mr Clapton, Mr Richard Savage and their servant Barry, and carried them up onto the Wolds near Seamer where they murthered them and shamefully exposed their bodies to the birds of prey”. In other words, the trio were left as carrion for the crows. The incident caught the eye of the press and the country was seized with horror. A detachment was sent from York and the ringleaders were soon arrested and tried. They were refused mercy and executed, sending a clear message of correction to the villagers in the Carrs, a warning to stave off their murderous ardour. According to the book Wanderlust, a History of Walking, an Inuit custom offers an angry or violent person release by encouraging them to walk the emotion out of their system, in a straight line, across the landscape. “The point where the anger disappears is marked with a stick. The stick bears witness to the length of of the rage”. Davwhiteart.com

The Gypsey Race near Wold Newton in spring, when it was dry


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Muck & Magic WINTER BEAUTIES

By Sheila Johnson So summer never really happened for gardeners in 2017. We seemed to speed straight from Spring daffodils, fast forward to beautiful Autumn colour with nothing in between! However, we are always optimistic in the Muck and Magic Garden with something to look forward to. This month the main task is planting winter bedding in the form of polyanthus, primroses, pansies, violas and wallflowers. The secret to growing this group of plants successfully is to be a tough taskmaster and grow them as cold as possible. Whether you raise your own plants from seed or buy them in from the nursery or garden centre always look for plants that have been grown outdoors. The foliage will be dark green and healthy looking. Plants grown indoors will have light green leaves and they will be soft in their vigour. The first touch of cold weather will have them curling up and dying off. The plant of choice for us this winter is the viola, or Heartease, as it is sometimes known. With smaller, more delicate, flowers than the traditional pansy and a sweet scent as an added bonus, violas will stay compact and give good weather resistance. If you are happy to pick over your plants every so often and remove the dead flowers you will be rewarded by a constant succession of buds coming up to flower throughout the winter months. Polyanthus are the mainstay of the winter bedding season and will generally tolerate anything the weather can throw at them. Grow in containers or in the ground, they will thrive in any good soil so long as there is decent drainage and plenty of sunshine. Plant up your pots, beds and borders now as the summer bedding is coming to an end but remember that you may need to water

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occasionally throughout the winter months if the weather stays dry. Even though summer bedding marigolds, geraniums and begonias maybe be colourful and showy, remember that they will only be in your borders for five months at most. The stars of the winter borders will be with us for the best part of the next eight months so it's worth investing in good quality compost for your containers if you are going to be rewarded with flowers through to the end of spring.Add a few miniature tulips and daffodils to your planting scheme and suddenly Spring doesn't seem that far away. Scarboroughs Muck and Magic Garden Club will meet again on Monday November 13th when our speaker will be Dave Parkinson, a passionate and expert orchid grower. The meeting starts at 7pm at Ebenezer Church Hall on Colubus Ravine and everyone is welcome. Finally, don't forget the last flower show of the year staged by Scarborough and District Horticultural Society which will take place on Saturday and Sunday November 11th and 12th. The venue is Crossgates Community Centre. It's a great show full of late season flowers, plants and veg all grown by local experts and is open from 1pm on Saturday and 11am on Sunday. The Muck and Magic Gardening Team can be contacted at muckandmagic@hotmail.com

Happy Gardening.

Ocean Room fills for Muck and Magic awards by Dave Barry OVER 300 people packed into the Spa Ocean Room in Scarborough for the annual Muck and Magic garden awards. The presentation ceremony celebrated everything that is good about community gardening and volunteering. St Mary’s Church won the award for the best community garden. The prize for container gardens was won jointly by Ron Ward of Westbourne Grove and Janet Whittaker of St Mary’s Street. John Hunter of Dale Close in Burniston won the award for the best new entry. In addition to the many gardening awards presented, 22 community groups from across the borough were rewarded for their efforts in looking after their spaces. Among those who attended were Cllr Janet Jefferson, who chaired the panel of judges;

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the mayor and mayoress of the borough of Scarborough, Martin and Cherry Smith; the mayor and mayoress of Filey, Richard and Jacqui Walker; and the mayor of Whitby, Cllr Noreen Wilson. Sheila Johnson, a member of the Muck and Magic gardening team, said she was delighted with the evening and pleased to see so many green-fingered gardeners rewarded for their hard work in keeping their gardens beautiful. St Mary’s Church

Some of the recipients with Janet Jefferson and Martin Smith on the right (photo by Dave Barry, to order ring 353597)

By Heather Elvidge IN THIS season of damp days and cold nights, what could be more cheery than a bonfire? Only jacket potatoes, roasted chestnuts, sticky parkin and Plot toffee. The Fifth wouldn’t be the same without these traditional treats, eaten outside in air carrying a whiff of fireworks. In November’s night sky Orion is rising — soon the stars will glitter in air that snatches our breath away. Don’t be caught out, gardeners; the first frosts will come after the full moon on the 4th. Before Scandinavia succumbs to winter, great flocks of birds cross the North Sea. Fieldfares stay mostly in the fields but are bold enough to visit bird tables when the ground is frozen. These large, handsome birds with grey head, chestnut back, and an orange-tinted, blackspotted breast, call to each other with a loud, “chack, chack.” Shy redwings look more like our song thrushes, except for a creamy stripe above and below their eyes. The scarlet patch under each wing that gives the birds their name is revealed as they take off. On arrival, both these winter thrushes head for hawthorn trees to search for ripe berries. They won’t be disappointed — haws and other berries are plentiful this year. Flocks of Scandinavian blackbirds also come here, to the frustration of our native blackbirds trying valiantly to defend their territories. But the most astonishing of our winter visitors are the tiny goldcrests. Exhausted, these little birds often rest on boats out at sea, before continuing on to land. This month we wonder what winter will bring, if we have one. Can weather folklore give us any clues? Our unseasonably warm October means winter will follow the pattern of recent years — starting off mild, with the coldest weather in January and February. November has several prediction days that give an overall picture. Note the wind direction on the 11th, St Martin’s Day, because this gives the prevailing wind for the next three months. St Clement’s Day on the 23rd gives a general indication of the winter, while St Catherine on the 25th offers a clue to February’s weather. Our forebears watched nature’s signs as they

went about their autumn tasks. When oaks kept their dry brown leaves, foxes barked too much, badgers grew fat and squirrels and jays filled their larders early, then a hard few months lay ahead. It was also said that, “If the hare wears a thick coat in October, lay in a good stock of fuel.” While we’re not so familiar with hares, many of us have a cat or dog and they grow winter coats too, if they spend enough time outside. Perhaps thoughts of cold days make you long to spend winter in a cosy den. After all, other creatures get away with it. Toads, newts and female frogs pass the cold months on land, holed up in a grassy bank or under a stone. Male frogs stay in their pond, snug in the mud at the bottom. Among our mammals, only hedgehogs and dormice truly hibernate. Their body temperature falls low, yet not low enough for ice crystals to form in their tissues. Heartbeats are slowed. Minutes go by between breaths. With luck, theses creatures will eke out their energy for weeks. But hibernation is difficult to pull off. If something goes wrong, like being woken too often, they will starve to death. So, it’s no to hibernation. Comfort food helps us face winter — hot soup, bacon sandwiches, hearty stews, toasted muffins and — don’t groan — mince pies and Christmas pudding. The 26th is Stir-up Sunday, the last before Advent and the traditional day for making plum puddings. It’s been Stir-up since the 1830s because the Collect read in church begins, “Stir up, we beseech Thee, O Lord, the wills of thy faithful people …” Children had their own version. “Stir up we beseech thee the pudding in the pot. Stir up we beseech thee, and keep it all hot. When we get home we’ll eat the lot.” Christmas pudding goes way back. Its ancestor was plum pottage, a medieval stew of diced beef or mutton, simmered in wine with raisins, currants, prunes, spices and breadcrumbs. The iconic round pudding with a sprig of holly appeared around 1700, and today cooks produce endless variations. However, you can only have a wish if you make your own pud. While wishing stir your mixture clockwise three times, then be sure to keep it secret or it will never come true.

Scarborough Strata Rockpooling

By Roger Osborne ONE fine morning earlier this month I found myself on the slipway at Robin Hood’s Bay. I was there to help Will Watts of Hidden Horizons with a large school trip. Will was to take one half of the group of rockpooling for an hour, while I led a fossil hunting session, then we’d swap. So there we were at 9:30 am, marveling at the warm weather and the serene tranquility of the bay at low tide. There was hardly a better place to be in all the world. Suddenly the calm of the bay was broken by the arrival of our party of 50 revved up 10-year-olds, all desperate to find something exciting on the beach. After a brief intro we headed south along the scar. On every fossil walk this is the most anxious and exciting bit because each walk is different. Every day the tide comes in twice and pushes the rocks and pebbles around. Occasionally it does more than that – it shifts vast quantities of sand and rock, burying some areas of the beach and

exposing others; it washes debris onto the scar, rips lumps out of the cliffs and scours the beach. Going to the coast after a big storm is like entering a house after a teenage party – stuff lying everywhere with the guilty party sleeping gently just nearby. So this could be the trip where all the fossils are buried under sand, where all the pebbles have gone, where the scar is just blank rock. Fortunately it never happens like that. Sometimes you see oodles of fossils straightaway, often it takes a few minutes for everyone to get their eye in. But then, almost miraculously, the fossils start to appear – crinoids and bivalves most commonly, then come the corals and the ammonites, the gastropods and the belemnites. And every trip I tell myself not to worry, there will be fossils, and there always are. But a bit of nervous anticipation adds to the thrill of discovery – don’t you think?


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James’s 24-hour broadcast marathon

RADIO Scarborough presenter James Ferguson’s second annual 24-hour broadcast marathon starts at noon on 3 November. This year, James is getting out of the studio and trekking up to the Commercial pub while live on air. “I will be running a race night for our locals to contribute to the cause”, he says. “There’s music to be played and fun to be had”. James will be on air the whole 24 hours, taking no naps. He will be joined by various guests and a few friends: Martin Dalby, Mr Joe and Steve Asker. The money raised will go to Woodlands Academy, a school which helps, teaches and inspires children with learning difficulties, and the Wilf Ward Family Trust, which offers respite and care for people with disabilities and their carers. Website: www.radioscarborough.co.uk.

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MEDIEVAL historian Emily Nelson is to give a talk about the Bayeux tapestry for the Friends of Scarborough Art Gallery on 13 November. “Emily introduced herself at our spring lunch when she was working for Scarborough Museums Trust”, says Robin Stenhouse of the Friends. “She now holds a more prestigious position at Lotherton Hall but returns to speak to us as promised”. The Wagoners memorial at Sledmere was the subject of the first in the Friends’ talk series. Designed by Sir Mark Sykes, it is a tribute to the estate workers who served in the Wagoners Special Two of the panels on the Wagoners memorial Reserve in the first world war.

artwork, the carvings by Magnoni and the significance for the Sledmere community. One of the panels on the memorial shows the Wagoners disembarking at Le Havre at the beginning of the war. The one below portrays enemy brutality, as perceived by the troops. Future talk subjects include the art and craft of stained and painted glass by David Warren (11 Dec), a Victorian scandal involving Ruskin, Millais and Effie Gray by Linda Randall (8 Jan), Nigeria’s Fulani tribe by Dr Jane Glaister (12 Feb), the A to Z of Scarborough by Mike Atkin (12 Mar) and incorrigible Bohemian Rodolphe Bresdin (9 Apr). New members are welcome.

Magic of the Musicals at YMCA Theatre MAGIC of the Musicals, billed as “a magical emotion-filled evening”, can be seen at Scarborough’s YMCA Theatre Saturday 28 October. Performed by singers Rebecca Robinson and Jack Foley, with pianist Mark Heller, it features songs from West Side Story, Oliver, Evita, Cats, Phantom of the Opera, The Lion King and Les Misérables. “This memorable and moving show takes

audiences on an extraordinary journey”, says promoter Mandy Curtis. Rebecca, a classically trained soprano, has headlined at high-profile military events such as the Birmingham International Tattoo, the Deal Royal Marines memorial service and the Band of Liberation in Holland. Jack Foley, a former tree surgeon, reached the finals of Channel 4’s Operatunity in 2002. He has performed with the Royal Opera

House in Covent Garden, the Carl Rosa opera company and Grange Park Opera. Mark, a classically trained pianist with a wide repertoire, has performed extensively across the UK and runs a monthly classical music concert series in Kent. Tickets cost £16 (concessions £15) and can be bought at the box office, by ringing 506750 and online at tiny.cc/ymcatheatre.

Light Fantastic theme to next Coastival by Dave Barry SCARBOROUGH’S next Coastival arts festival will be a celebration of light and movement. The Light Fantastic will be the theme of Coastival 2018, from 9-11 February. The organisers are putting together a programme which will feature music, visual arts, theatre, dance and comedy across three days of the annual event. Director Wendy Holroyd said the accent would be on new and young performers and

artists but with plenty of room for Coastival regulars. This year’s Coastival was hailed a great success after recording 25,623 event attendances. The centrepiece was a bid to recreate Scarborough in the video game Minecraft. Hundreds of visitors from the local area, the rest of Yorkshire and other parts of the country, as far away as the Isle of Wight, enjoyed 110 events and attractions. It brought an estimated economic boost of

£426,781 into the town. The continuing effect of that money spent through the Scarborough economy – known as the induced economic impact – is estimated at around £650,549. For more information on Coastival, visit www. coastival.com. * The Light Fantastic is a comic fantasy novel by Terry Pratchett, the second of the Discworld series, published in 1986.

Humorous supernatural thriller coming up at library Words by Dave Barry, photos by Alison Watt

Photo by Anna Dean A MUSICIAN described in the Wall Street Journal as “the word’s greatest kosher blues singer” is playing in Filey on 24 November, at 7.30pm. Although only in his 20s, Jerron ‘Blind Boy’ Paxton has earned a reputation for transporting audiences back to the 1920s. In 2016, he performed to a sold-out audience at the Lead Belly tribute at Carnegie Hall, sharing the bill with Buddy Guy, Eric Burdon, Dom Flemons and Tom Paley. Born in LA, the vocalist and multiinstrumentalist draws his style from inter-war blues and jazz, influenced by Fats Waller and Blind Lemon Meringue Pie. As a teenager, he began to go blind, losing most of his eyesight by the age of 16. Tickets cost £10 and can be bought at Filey Travel and by ringing 512229.

THE BRONTË sisters meet northern folklore in a modern comedy-fantasy-musical from Beach Hut Theatre. The Tenants of Wuthering Eyre is a humorous supernatural thriller set in the present-day North Yorkshire moors. The season is turning and the nights are drawing in. Three sisters role-play the Brontës’ famous novels, unaware that old magic has been released. Before the night is over, death will stalk the moors and long-forgotten secrets will be revealed.

Lisa Ponter, Rae Yaldren and Jo Pimm

Co-writers Alison Watt and John Pattison say: “Laura, Hannah and Megan are three sisters who live at Wuthering Eyre, a moor sidefarmhouse whose name is inspired by their love of the Brontë sisters. But there is danger on the moors. From this Gothic landscape come old friends and new threats. What is the deep, dark secret of Wuthering Eyre?” The Tenants of Wuthering Eyre runs at Scarborough Library, in the first-floor concert room, from 22 November to 2 December at 7.30pm daily plus 2.30pm Saturdays. Tickets cost £10 (concessions £7). They can be purchased at Woodend, by ringing 384500, on the door and online at www.beachhutheatre. co.uk. 

Alison Watt and John Pattison are Beach Hut’s artistic directors. Their previous musicals for the company include the musical fantasy comedies, Summer’s Edge and SnOwQuEeN. Alison has written for Soho Theatre, Hull Truck, the Stephen Joseph Theatre and EastEnders. She is an award-winning dramaturg, having won the 2016 Writers’ Guild of Great Britain’s Olwen Wymark theatre encouragement award. John has written musicals with Alan Ayckbourn and John Godber, and worked as a musical director at the Royal National Theatre and the Royal Shakespeare Company.

The cast of The Tenants of Wuthering Eyre


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The history of pub signs the art in your high street Did you know that William Hogarth began his working life as a painter of pub signs? Just imagine a work of art by one of Britain’s finest ever artists hanging outside in the rain and nobody even giving it a second glance. Well, guess what, we are all guilty of the same thing today. When did you stop to have a good look at a hand-painted pub sign? These wonderful works of art are all around us, just hanging there for all to see. It's like an open-air art gallery in every high street, in every town. An illustrated presentation by Scarborough man Martin Dove explains the origins of pub signs, from Roman taverns through Anglo-

The Ship in Falsgrave

The Tap and Falsgrave

Saxon alehouses, medieval inns and the birth of the modern pub. Martin looks at the myths and folklore behind common pub signs and aims to amuse listeners with the stories behind the Drunken Duck, the Hairy Lemon and the oddly named Bull and Spectacles. He says it is a colourful and interactive talk which would suit any groups with an interest in art, history, royalty and English heritage. The light-hearted presentation is followed by a quick-fire pub quiz, where beer mats can be won by naming local pubs from their signs. The prizes have been donated by Camra and Timothy Taylor’s. n To book Martin, ring 371212 or e-mail martindove@yahoo.com.

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Drinks volunteers raise £1,500 The sale of tea and coffee has raised nearly £1,500 for Macmillan Cancer Support. Volunteers sold countless drinks at South Cliff Methodist Church in Scarborough for 15 weeks, every Monday over summer. The church hosted a series of concerts which culminated in a cheque presentation. A happy hospitality team served refreshments to the performers and their audience, in the church hall.

by Dave Barry An exhibition of ganseys can be seen at Scarborough Maritime Heritage Centre. A gansey, or guernsey, is a seaman's knitted woollen sweater, similar to a jersey, which originated in the Channel Island of the same name. Ganseys are usually a tight fit to keep the wearer warm. Fishermen wear them on top of underclothes and under a smock and oil-skins. In days gone by, and occasionally now, a type of neckerchief, usually a tartan square, would often be worn around the neck. For best and at weekends, a silk white square would be worn. Lindy Rowley, who has organised the exhibition, says: “An original hand-knitted gansey is a work of art. “They are knitted on five needles in one piece with no seams. The wool can be anything from three to five ply”, Lindy explains. “They used to be knitted in oiled wool, which you cannot get any more, to make it more waterproof. For going to sea, they were always a dark navy blue”. Shore fishermen would wear a colour and pattern of their choice. Each port has its own pattern. If a body was washed ashore wearing a gansey, it could be easily identified by the pattern. Patterns were named after everyday objects the fishermen used in their daily tasks. For instance, diamonds match the shape of a net mesh. Patterns may contain ropes or cable of varying width, anchors, herring bones, flags, etc. The Scarborough gansey is the plainest, made with a simple moss stitch in the top two thirds. The lower part is a plain knit. Clever knitters would sometimes put the wearer’s initials or name onto the welt.

Ganseys usually last a lifetime and are sometimes handed down from one generation to the next. They were worn all year round and could be repaired, usually around the cuff and lower part of the sleeve, which would become worn. Lindy says: “Not many people can knit this type of gansey today. Normally, the older women in the families would make them, taking many hours each. “We are told they can be knitted by machine but they are just not the same”. The exhibition runs until the end of the year.

The volunteers included Joan Forbes and Margaret Fisher who were wearing two hats, as they represent Macmillan Cancer Support and accepted a cheque on the charity’s behalf. John Hastings’ photo shows, L-R, Ruth Johnston, Helen Peart, Margaret Fisher, Joan Forbes, Amanda Clayton, Susan Cremer and Sylvia Hambridge. The inset shows Grace Clayton, 16, who helped serve the drinks. Cheque-mates

Great shows coming up at the Market Hall by Dave Barry

Gansey exhibition opens at Maritime Heritage Centre

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Transglobal Underground Sound System and Magical Mystery Tour - A Celebration of the Beatles are coming up at the Market Hall in Scarborough in November. The first show features three members of electro-world music band Transglobal Underground, who specialise in a fusion of western, Asian and African music styles. “They rose from the ashes of post-new-wave band Furniture and have been a seminal influence on the international beats / electro / world / fusion scene for over 25 years”, says Richard Pearson of Radio Scarborough, who is organising the gig (11 Nov 8pm). Sharing the bill are DJs Mark Thompson (world, funk, jazz) and Elijah Wilsher (contemporary hip-hop and soul). Tickets cost £10 until 30 October, £12 afterwards. Magical Mystery Tour will be presented by

Tony Bramwell, who Richard describes as “George Harrison's boyhood friend and the only person alive who worked for the Beatles from day one until their demise. “Tony's book Magical Mystery Tours is widely regarded as the definitive insider account of the Moptops' rise and fall”, Richards adds. “The show includes exclusive film footage, professionally directed by TB and never commercially released, plus a Beatles tribute show and 60s disco. Flares are optional” (25 Nov 8pm). Tickets cost £10 until 15 November, £12 afterwards. They can be bought in person at Deli-Delicious in the Market and Mojo’s Music Cafe; and online from Eventbrite, Origin and Seetickets. Dave Carley’s drum circle at the Market Hall is on alternate Tuesdays. The next one is on 31 October.

Transglobal Underground Sound System

Cresta double bill at Woodend

Chris Murdoch wears a gansey knitted with the Scarborough pattern

Two plays are to be performed by Cresta ADS at Woodend on 22 and 23 November, at 7.30pm. Shang a Lang is about three women who meet in a station waiting-room late at night after a Bay City Rollers reunion concert. Come Out, Come Out, Wherever You Are is the story of Alan, who just wants a quiet cup of tea in his local café when he is joined by troubled, confused young Sam. Sue Wilding, who wrote both, says: “The

theme is roads not taken and the people you meet along the way who may be significant in your life without you even realising it - and sometimes you let them leave your life and never know”. Two of the actors, David Irwin and John Connor Halkyard-Burrows, won acting awards at this year’s Saltburn drama festival. n Tickets cost £7 and can be booked at Woodend, by ringing 384500 and by emailing info@woodendcreative.co.uk.


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Local band pleads Guilty as Charged

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AN EXHIBITION by a textile designer and artist who takes her inspiration from Edith Sitwell has opened at Woodend, where Sitwell lived. Joan Murray is a nationally recognised artist who has exhibited at the V&A in London. “Our summer postcard exhibition has just finished and we wanted a really top exhibition to follow it,” says Woodend director Andrew Clay. “Joan is one of the UK’s leading textile designers, whose career has taken in both knitting and weaving. She is also an inspirational teacher with a real gift for communicating her ideas”. Joan graduated in textiles at Belfast College of Art before going on to specialise in weaving at Winchester College of Art. Besides the V&A, her work has been shown at other well-known galleries and exhibition spaces throughout the UK including the Whitworth Gallery in Manchester. “One of Joan’s main sources of inspiration is ballet and modern dance,” says Andrew. “Visitors to the exhibition will see how she draws on sources like this as key elements in her work”. The exhibition showcases Joan’s collaborative

Guilty as Charged at the Naggs Head in Scalby

Joan Murray work with photographers, film makers, models and animators. Joan was a finalist in the recent Tutor of the Year award for her work in inspiring and encouraging students at Craven College in West Yorkshire.

SCARBOROUGH band Guilty as Charged are building up a good reputation around the area. They are fronted by singer Stacey Buric, who has a fabulous voice and is head of performing arts at Scalby School. Lead guitarist Lee Patrick has a degree in jazz and classical guitar from Leeds College of Music and is a music and maths teacher. The line-up is completed by Peter Goodyear on bass, Przemyslaw ‘Prez’ Lipiec on rhythm guitar and Brian Jackson on drums. Brian says: “We play a wide range of material, from Adele, the Carpenters and Eva Cassidy to Green Day, Bon Jovi, Guns 'n' Roses and

just about everything in between; which makes us perfect for functions, weddings and parties”. Their next gigs are at the New Tavern on Sunday 29 October (6pm), the Newlands on Saturday 4 November and the Piebald Inn in Hunmanby on Sunday 31 December. Tickets for the third gig cost £15 including a pie-and-pea supper. n To book, ring 07773 231637 or email brianjacksondrummer@gmail.com. * The band is not to be confused with another British quintet of the same name, based in Southampton and playing metalcore.

Folk-rock legend plays at Market Hall Pictured with two exhibits are, L-R, Simon Bull, who chairs the Woodend board, Joan Murray and two of her artist friends, Anna Lambert and Sheila Burman (to order photos ring 353597)

Joan with artist, friend and fellow art teacher at Craven College, Bridget Tempest

A SONGWRITING weekend workshop will be coordinated by Bridget Cousins and Jenny Goodman at Woodend (11, 12 Nov, 10am4pm). Entitled Songs for Change, it will consist of songs of protest, rage, hope and celebration. “Come together with others to create new songs celebrating personal change or

changing the world”, runs the invitation. “You will be inspired by Bridget and Jenny who will provide inspiring exercises, starting points and guidance from their many years’ experience of songwriting”. n It costs £75 and can be booked by ringing 07717 738243 or emailing Bridget at beepjc@gmail.com.

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FOLK-ROCK legend Ashley Hutchings played at the Market Hall in Scarborough on 7 October. Hutchings, 72, was a founding member of three of the most noteworthy bands in the history of the genre: Fairport Convention, Steeleye Span and the Albion Band. He was once described by Bob Dylan as “the single most important person in the history of English folk-rock”. He was joined at the Market by Becky Mills, Blair Dunlop and Ruth Angell. The gig featured songs written for the occasion, celebrating the town’s history and its relationship with the land and sea. Sharing the bill were Hunmanby Silver Band and Yorkshire Coast Morris.

Ashley Hutchings with Ruth Angell, left, and Becky Mills

Roots weekend coming up at Woodend by Dave Barry WOODEND is about to host a roots weekend featuring musicians from York, Nashville, Tennessee and Canada. King Courgette, a five-piece band from York, has been described in Americana UK magazine as “one of the finest purveyors of junk-band, depression-era, old-time drinking music”. Sharing the bill is Nashville-based Billy Kemp, half of acclaimed Appalachian duo Jeni and Billy. “He has shared stages with many country greats and has a host of great new material to showcase from

Billy Kemp (photo by Kim Sherman)

his new album”, according to promoter Chris Lee (10 Nov). The Slocan Ramblers, a leading light on Canada’s roots music scene, are “fearlessly creative”, with “a bold, dynamic sound”, says Chris. They have a reputation for “energetic live shows, impeccable musicianship and an uncanny ability to convert anyone within earshot into a lifelong fan” (11 Nov). Tennessee’s Nathan Bell has seen both sides of the coin, Chris says. “He has travelled the nomadic, bohemian path of the hard-luck troubadour and

The Slocan Ramblers

found comfort and meaning in the stability of a family, a home and a near two-decade corporate gig. “And now, with a guitar back in his hands where it should be, he's ready to tell the tale” (12 Nov). The concerts start at 7.30pm. Tickets cost £10 each or £25 for all three. n Woodend’s lunchtime lectures continue with Carolyn Soutar talking about theatre ghosts and superstitions (31 Oct) and the power of the Hollywood studios (7 Nov). They start at 1pm. Tickets cost £5 (£4 concessions).

King Courgette

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Poppy installation at Hutton Buscel HUTTON Buscel Artists’ annual exhibition of art and craft, in the village hall on 25 and 26 November, will be complemented by another poppy installation in the grounds of St Michael’s Church next door. “It can be seen throughout November and is a direct response to the amazing feedback we got from last year’s poppy installation”, says artist Diane Todd, adding that it will be bigger and better. The artists collective has produced over 60 ceramic poppies, much like the ones at the Tower of London in 2014. “We are offering people the opportunity to sponsor a poppy in their family’s name for £10, and they get to keep the poppy when the exhibition closes”, Diane says. The profit will go to the Scarborough branch of the Royal British Legion. Alan Hunt has donated a painting to be raffled to raise funds for the village hall. He is “an international award-winning wildlife artist whose work sells for thousands and is in collections all over the world, so it is an excellent opportunity to own one of his original pieces”, Diane says.

Dana heading to Filey TICKETS are selling well for Dana Scallon’s Filey show. Over 70 have been sold and about 100 remain, says Gerald Ingham of Filey Methodist Church, where she will be on 16 November, at 7pm. “Some people are coming from Southampton, Ipswich, Leeds and County Durham, so news is spreading”, says Gerald, adding that it is her only British show scheduled at the moment. As a petite teenager known simply as Dana, she won the Eurovision Song Contest in 1970 with All Kinds of Everything, a number 1 hit in the UK. She had two more top-10 hits in the UK with Please Tell Him I Said Hello (1975); and It’s

Gonna be a Cold, Cold Christmas (1975). She entered politics in 1997, running unsuccessfully in the Irish presidential election, and was MEP for Connacht–Ulster from 1999-2004. As an independent candidate in the Irish 2011 presidential election, Scallon was eliminated on the first count. Now 66, she lives in County Galway. Her Filey show will consist of “music, chat, laughter and faith”, says Gerald. Afterwards, she will sign copies of her books and CDs. Tickets cost £10, including refreshments (concessions £7.50, families 2+2 £20) and can be bought at the church on Saturday mornings.

FLAVOURS OF IRELAND AND SPAIN IN FILM by Dave Barry THE JOURNEY, set in Northern Ireland during the Troubles, continues Scarborough Film Society’s new season in a new venue. It is a fictional account of the true story of how political enemies Ian Paisley and Martin McGuinness formed an unlikely political alliance to change the course of history. It stars Timothy Spall, Colm Meaney, Freddie Highmore, John Hurt, Toby Stephens and Ian Beattie (6 Nov). Julieta, directed by Pedro Almodóvar, is about a chance encounter which causes a woman to reflect on the tragic circumstances surrounding the disappearance of

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Remembered Still The Last Farewell

Raven release new CD for festive gigs

by Malcolm W. Bucknall

Words and photo by Dave Barry

Remembering, her tired heart is sorrowed, Tears reflect the pains of yesterday, When young at heart, she stood on windswept quayside, And watched her sweetheart sail away.

RAVEN will play tracks from their new CD at their next few gigs. Entitled Whispers, it features six freshly recorded Christmas songs including the title track, penned by Karen Chalmers. It also contains five re-mastered original tracks written by Karen or Sarah Dew. The sextet are planning to record a new album after Christmas. All multi-instrumentalists, they play

Time and circumstance have been a burden, Her loneliness curtailed progressive thought, Though times have changed and there’s been many offers, She still keeps the ring for her he bought. His smile, his wave, his parting words, Are pillows, safe away. As again she braves the windswept quay, Remembering yesterday.

her daughter. It’s a stylish melodrama with an involving story and wonderful cast (20 Nov). The films can be seen at St Mary's Parish House in Castle Road. Guy Smith, who runs the society, says: “It's a new venue and a change of evening and guest membership remains at only £5 per person. Parking is available for free at the nearby Friars Way and Castle Road council carparks after 6pm which is an advantage for attendees who struggled to park at the previous venue”. A season ticket costs £45 (seniors £40, students £25) or £30 for eight.

Emma Suárez and Adriana Ugarte in Julieta

keyboards, recorders, flute, acoustic guitar, electric bass guitar, banjo, various drums including bongo, djembe and congas, miniature and full-size cymbals, a rain pipe and various other percussion pieces. Their next gigs are at the village hall in Hackness on 24 November, at 8pm; Woodend in Scarborough on Saturday 16 December, at 7.30pm; and the village hall in Gristhorpe on Thursday 21 December, at 8pm. For details, ring 07757 765196 or visit www. L-R: Sarah Dew, Jane Lewis, Nia Davidson, Sally Lidgley, Pat Edmond and Karen ravensong.co.uk. Chalmers (to order photos ring 353597)

Sarah and Brian Ralph, who won tickets to see Stewart Lee in a Scarborough Review competition

Down the Slot by Patrick Henry Slot machines begun near when my start occurred, A year before the World War came declared. Barbed wire closed beaches. Sea threats might invade. Air raids snatched our sleep, through dark: afraid. Till the all clear sounded. The town, waking To wrecked streets. Glad for anyone still living, In the past of its quaint charm, that draws visits To this first shore resort, of bathing huts. Pierrot shows changed to the brash pop act. Between park strolls or night raves: a balance worked. But where fun cars take you for a bumpy ride: Coin slots gulp change swift as the ebbing tide. Parents’ earned pay dwindles round seafront games. Arcade chiefs welcome with open arms As sea creatures gorge small fish down jaws Where big fish hunt prey, there are no laws In one case, steel hands clutch at prizes, which fall. No reward brought back. No winners at all. A sea monster, fun complex, will grip our town. Where the old theatre of many parts, bows down.

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Stewart Lee at the Spa

Words and photos by Dave Barry STEWART LEE was on typically scathing form at Scarborough’s Spa Theatre. Sharp barbs aimed at David Cameron, Nigel Farage, Donald Trump, Gary Lineker, Russell Howard, bendy bananas, vegetable spiralisers and the under-40s The show began with a lengthy explanation of how the tour came about. His initial idea was of an individual in a digital free-market society, based around Caspar David Friedrich’s German Romantic masterpiece Wanderer Above a Sea of Fog, painted in 1818. But Brexit got in the way, along with deliberations on whether Brexit gags would survive the duration of the tour, which ends in April. He said: “I don’t see the point of committing to a course of action for which there is no logical or financial justification” - a line he used several times. Nevertheless, he asked: “Can it be that the future of Scarborough, Britain, Europe and the world has been altered forever as a result of the ongoing competitive rivalry of a small group of posh men? It would appear so”. Lee mused: “Do you ever wake up after a

nice sleep and think, Hang on a minute! Boris Johnson is the actual genuine foreign secretary of Britain, a real place that exists? “If you think it’s funny that he’s foreign secretary, I guarantee you at some point he will be prime minister. It’s increasingly obvious that Theresa May has been put in place by the Tory steering committee as a palate cleanser, a nasty-tasting mouthwash you swill around your gums before you're forced to eat actual human [deleted]. "Michael Gove and Sarah Vine disappeared for a while, but now they're back, trying to reinvent themselves as the amusing, celebrity political couple for young millennials so jaded they no longer find Neil and Christine Hamilton quite sickening enough”. Withering sarcasm followed applause for certain lines. “That’s right, clap the things you agree with, clap, clap, clap”. He berated the audience for being slow on the uptake on jokes and compared reactions in other parts of the country. Much of the show was embroiled in witty deconstructions and protracted explanations of his gags using an imaginary triangular diagram to illustrate the audience's shortcomings. The show had a clever ending based on the Friedrich painting and the selfie generation.


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UNTIL 5 NOVEMBER SPOOKY WOODLAND TRAIL, Burton Agnes Hall. Intrepid visitors are invited on an eerie hunt round the Hall’s atmospheric woodland, where clues are hidden amidst spooky Halloween scenes of witches, spiders and ghostly figures. Visit www.burtonagnes.com 3 NOVEMBER MARC ALMOND IN CONCERT, The Spa, Bridlington, 7.30pm. One of Britain's most gifted, and unique vocal talents, Marc Almond, performs songs and hits from his 36 year career. Call 01262 678258. COFFEE AND CRAFTS, Royal Yorkshire Yacht Club, 10am-12.30pm. Just turn up and enjoy the morning, raising funds for Yorkshire Cancer Research. Email janjag@btinternet. com

7 NOVEMBER PHOENIX DANCE COMPANY - MIXED PROGRAMME 2017, The Spa, Bridlington, 7.30pm. Three diverse, emotional, and sassy dances in one thrilling and thought-provoking performance. Call 01262 678258. 9-12 NOVEMBER LIVING NORTH'S CHRISTMAS FAIR, York Racecourse. Showcasing more than 250 hand-picked exhibitors, representing the high-quality standard of products and special atmosphere Living North events are known for. Once again these events will provide an unparralleled Christmas shopping experience, with artisan producers, gift retailers, designers, bespoke interior accessories, beauty and fashion. Visit www. livingnorth.com

4 NOVEMBER DRIFFIELD BONFIRE & FIREWORK SPECTACULAR, Driffield Showground, 4.309pm. Great food, a fun fair, a stocked bar, and of course the bonfite and fireworks to delight young and old. Call 01377 254160. DICKINSON’S REAL DEAL, The Spa, Scarborough, from 8am. ITV’s Hit Antiques Show is looking for local people to cash in their antiques and valuables. Why let your antiques collect dust in the attic when you can sell them for cash? Call 01723 821888.

WISHBONE ASH, WHITBY PAVILION, 7pm. Still rockin’ after more than 45 years and with millions of albums sold, they continue performing their iconic twin-guitar sound to audiences around the world. Call 01947 458899. WILFRED OWEN COMMEMORATION, Scarborough Art Gallery, from 11am. To commemorate the 99th anniversary of Wilfred Owen’s death, the gallery is outting on several fascinating events. Call 01723 374753. BONFIRE & FIREWORKS, Burniston, from 6.30pm.

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5 NOVEMBER GUNPOWDER, TREASON AND PLOT, Sewerby Hall, 11.30am, 1 & 2.30pm. An interactive experience inspired by the events of the Gunpowder Plot of 1605. Meet characters associated with the unsuccessful attempt including Guy Fawkes. Visit www. sewerbyhall.co.uk 7-12 NOVEMBER SCARBOROUGH DANCE FESTIVAL 2017, The Spa, Scarborough. Learn or improve your dancing skills with six days of classes, workshops and dances on the beautiful Yorkshire coast. Call 01723 821888.

THE TINA TURNER EXPERIENCE, Whitby Pavilion, 7pm. This fully live energetic show charts the life and career of one of the worlds iconic performers. Call 01947 458899. 18 NOVEMBER- 31 DECEMBER CHRISTMAS HOUSE DECORATIONS, Sewerby Hall, 11.30am-3.30pm weekends only. The decorations in the house, new and improved for 2017, will be in place for visitors to view on weekends. Visit www.sewerbyhall.co.uk 18-19 NOVEMBER ART SHOW & REFRESHMENTS, 1 Highcroft, Hunmanby, Filey, 1-5pm. Rising funds for the Hunmanby Cancer Fund. 18 NOVEMBER WHITBY SCI-FI AND COMIC CON, Whitby Pavilion, from 10am. Movie memorabilia, attractions, displays, traders, gaming, costumers and guests all in aid of Cancer Research UK. Call 01947 458899. RACE NIGHT, Bridlington Golf Club, 7-9pm. Includes a pie, pea and chip supper, raising funds for Yorkshire Cancer Research. Email janjag@btinternet.com

10 NOVEMBER JIMMY CARR 2017: THE BEST OF, ULTIMATE, GOLD, GREATEST HITS TOUR, The Spa, Scarborough, 7.30pm. Jimmy is gathering a selection of his very best jokes along with brand new material for the ultimate comedy show. Call 01723 821888.

21, 28 NOVEMBER, 5 & 12 DECEMBER CHRISTMAS CRAFT DAYS, Burton Agnes Hall, 1-4pm. Head Guide Pauline Waslin will demonstrate making the crafts that you see at Christmastime and reveal the secrets behind the handmade decorations in the Hall. Visit www.burtonagnes.com

11 NOVEMBER YOGA, Scarborough Central Library, 1-3pm. Musical mantras and simple tips for destressing. No previous experience necessary. All welcome. Call 07971 977954.

21 NOVEMBER BAUBLES, BERRIES AND BLING, St Columba Church Hall, Dean Road, Scarborough, 7.15pm. Scarborough Flower Club present a demonstration by Valerie Guest. Call 07935 474239.

12 NOVEMBER JIMMY CRICKET INTRODUCES THE QUIET MAN, The Spa, Bridlington, 6pm. Much loved comedian Jimmy Cricket presents The Quiet Man. Before the screening Jimmy will be performing a stand-up piece and discussion about his favourite film. Call 01262 678258.

23 NOVEMBER CHRISTMAS FAYRE, Scarborough Town Hall. Enjoy all the trimmings for this festivethemed fair.

14 NOVEMBER-23 DECEMBER CHRISTMAS OPENING, Burton Agnes Hall, 11am-5pm. The Cunliffe-Lister family gather natural products from the Hall's award winning gardens and estate to create stunning, original decorations. Visit www. burtonagnes.com 17 NOVEMBER THE KAST OFF KINKS, The Spa, Scarborough, 7.30pm. Former members of the legendary band, The Kinks, are back together playing great music and re-living the good times. Call 01723 821888. THE SIMON & GARFUNKEL STORY, The Spa, Bridlington, 7.30pm. Relive the hits of one of the most famous musical duos in history. Call 01262 678258.

26 NOVEMBER THE SUMMER OF LOVE, The Spa, Scarborough, 7pm. With original 1960s film footage, The Summer Of Love features a full live band performing over 40 more classic songs from the summer that changed the world. Call 01723 821888.

24 NOVEMBER HENNING WEHN - WESTPHALIA IS NOT AN OPTION, The Spa, Scarborough, 7pm. Join German Comedy Ambassador Henning Wehn for an evening of Teutonic jolliness at its best. Call 01723 821888. 25-26 NOVEMBER DIPPY CRAFT FAIR, Whitby Pavilion. A fun weekend with around 50 hand-picked stalls of assorted crafts and gifts. Call 01947 458899. ANNUAL EXHIBITION, Hutton Buscel Village Hall, 11am-4pm. Hutton Buscel Artists present their annual exhibition of art and craft. Visit www.HuttonBuscelArtists.co.uk 25 NOVEMBER AUTUMN FAYRE, St. Oswald's Church, Flamborough, 10am-2.30pm. Tombola, gifts, second-hand books, chutneys, jams, flower arrangements and an auction of goods. Hot and cold refreshments on sale. Email pauline.bravey23@gmail.com ALL SHADES OF SOUL, The Spa, Bridlington, 8pm. DJ's playing the hits of Soul & Motown

A CHRISTMAS CAROL, The Spa, Bridlington, 2pm & 6pm. Join critically acclaimed theatre company Chapterhouse as Scrooge's frozen heart begins to melt and he finally embraces the festive spirit in this most Christmassy of Christmas tales. Call 01262 678258. TABLE-TOP SALE, Village hall, Burniston, 2-4pm. Tables £6. Bookings 879706.

DECEMBER 1 DECEMBER DRIFFIELD CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL, throughout Driffield, from 2pm. Enjoy the delights of the market, listen to live music, including the Driffield Rock Choir, Buckrose Concert Band, and Bandarama, see street entertainers including the hilarious Aristocrats, and then feast on the festive grub while marvelling as the Christmas lights are switched on. 2, 9, 16 & 23 DECEMBER AN AUDIENCE WITH FATHER CHRISTMAS AND JINGLES THE MAGIC ELF, Burton Agnes Hall, 10.30am, 12.30 & 2.30pm. Join Father Christmas, Mrs Christmas and Jingles the Magic Elf for a performance of magic and song, a special gift and photographs. To book, visit www.burtonagnes.com

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


Issue 51 - November and Lucky Thirteen’s Play Your Cards Right. Call 01723 863160. QUIZOKE, Ivanhoe Hotel, Burniston Road, Scarborough, 6pm. Be looked after by the 'Hostess with the Mostest’ Jeannette DuPont. Call 01723 366063. TABLE TOP & COLLECTORS FAIR, (from 22 October) Scalby Parish Hall, 10.30am-1pm. Call 01723 882352. 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.

To advertise email editor@thescarboroughreview.co.uk an experienced player or a complete novice, you are welcome to head along and join the regular club members for some friendly games. Visit www.whitbypavilion.co.uk or call 01947 458899. FIRST TUESDAY OF EVERY MONTH YORKSHIRE EAST COAST WIDOWED GROUP, Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough, 2pm. Members meet in the coffee lounge. Call Maureen: 01723 365991 or Sheila: 01723 639315.

THIRD TUESDAY OF EVERY MONTH SCARBOROUGH FLOWER CLUB, St Columba Church Hall, Dean Road, Scarborough, 7.15pm (except January, July and August). A warm welcome to all. Admission £6.50. Visit www.scarboroughflowerclub.co.uk

EVERY WEDNESDAY AND FIRST SUNDAY OF THE MONTH DANCE4LEISURE, Grand Hotel, Scarborough, 2pm. Two hours of non-stop dancing! Visit www.dance4leisure.wix.com/comedancing

FIRST THURSDAY OF THE MONTH RYEDALE WOODTURNERS, Snainton Village Hall, 7.30-9.30pm. Guests welcome to enjoy first class professional woodturning demonstrations. Visit www. snaintonwoodturningclub.org.uk or email oldfern@btinternet.com

QUAY SCRABBLE GROUP, Sewerby Methodist Church, 6.30pm. Have a great night of Scrabble, and enjoy a cuppa. Call 01262 409718.

Roller Disco @ The Spa, The Spa Bridlington, 5pm, 6.45pm & 8.30pm. Fun for all ages! Visit www.thespabridlington.com or call 01262 678258. TABLE TENNIS SESSIONS, Whitby Pavilion, West Cliff, Whitby, 7-9pm. Whether you are

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

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.

WALKING WOMEN’S FOOTBALL, Barons Fitness Centre, Silver Rd, Scalby. Call 01723 357740.

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

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.

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

EVERY MONDAY FENCING CLASSES, YMCA Leisure Centre, St Thomas Street, Scarborough, 7.15-8.30pm for nine to 17 year olds; 7.15-9pm for over 18s. Visit www.scarborough.ymca.org.uk or call 01723 374227.

THIRD MONDAY OF EVERY MONTH DRIFFIELD ART CLUB, Driffield Community Centre, 7-9pm. Visit www.driffieldartclub. co.uk

WALKING WOMEN'S NETBALL, Barons Fitness Centre, Rugby Club, Scalby Road, 11am. THURSDAY FORNIGHTLY CIRCLE DANCING, St. Edwards Church Hall, Avenue Victoria, Scarborough. 6.30-8.30pm. Dances mainly from Eastern Europe. Partner not needed. All welcome. Call 07530 352674.

LIVE SWING MUSIC, The Crescent Hotel, Scarborough, 7.30pm. 'Easy Street' featuring Roger Maughan. Email bobmal@talktalk.net

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.

SCARBOROUGH CONCERT BAND, St. James Church Undercroft, Scarborough 7.309.30pm. Visit www.scarboroughconcertband. co.uk or call 01723 369008.

LAST TUESDAY OF EVERY MONTH CHRISTCHURCH PENSIONER ACTION GROUP, North Bridlington Library. 11am. Coffee mornings, outings, and easy exercise classes. Call 01262 602866.

EVERY TUESDAY AND THURSDAY JU JITSU CLASSES, YMCA Leisure Centre, St Thomas Street, Scarborough. There are junior sessions (7.15-8.15pm Tues; 7-8pm Thurs) and adult classes (8.15-10pm Tues; 8-10pm Thurs) available. Visit www.scarborough. ymca.org.uk or call 01723 374227.

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

Hotel, Burniston Road, Scarborough. 8pm. Email admin@theivanhoe.co.uk for more information.

BARON’S WALKING FOOTBALL, Scarborough Rugby Club, 9.30-11am. Call 01723 377545. SCARBOROUGH MODEL YACHT CLUB, Wykeham Lakes. Best time for visitors/info seekers is around 12noon. Call 01723 507077. EVERY WEDNESDAY SALSA CLASS, St James Church, Scarborough, 7.30-9.30pm. Partner and booking not required. Visit www. stjamesscarborough.co.uk or call 07788 873523. WURLITZER AFTERNOON TEA DANCES, Scarborough Fair Collection, Scarborough. Visit www.scarboroughfaircollection.com or call 01723 586698. SCARBOROUGH SUB-AQUA CLUB, 25 St Mary’s Street, Scarborough. New dive and social members are welcome to this weekly meeting. Visit www. scarboroughsubaquaclub.net or call 01723 372036. SINGING FOR THE BRAIN, South Cliff Methodist Church, Filey Road, Scarborough, 1.30-3pm. For people with dementia and their carers. Call 01723 500958. BARRY ROBINSON’S BIG QUIZ, Ivanhoe

43 on-the-Hill Church, South Cliff, Scarborough, 2-4pm. This small, friendly group is led by a Cruse Bereavement Care qualified volunteer. Call 01723 865406. FIRST FRIDAY OF OCTOBER, NOVEMBER, FEBRUARY, AND MARCH STAR GAZING, Dalby Forest Visitor Centre, Thornton-le-dale. The dark skies of Dalby are amongst the best in the country and with the expert help and advice from Scarborough and Ryedale Astronomical Society you will be amazed what you can learn about the sky. Call 07812 660184 for more information. SECOND SATURDAY OF EVERY MONTH SCARBOROUGH KIRTAN YOGA AND BHAGAVAD GITA CLUB, Scarborough Central Library, 1-3pm. Call 07971 977954.

THIRD SATURDAY OF EVERY MONTH MONTHLY FOOD MARKET, Westborough, Scarborough. A range of local produce including fruit, vegetables, meat, bread, pies, and much more! Visit www. themarketmanagers.co.uk MUSTARD SEED, Ebenezer Church Hall, Scarborough, 11.45am-2pm. A monthly meeting for adults with learning difficulties, connected to the charities Livability and Prospects. Call 01723 583566. LAST SATURDAY OF THE MONTH RYEDALE EMBROIDERERS’ GUILD, Snainton Village Hall. Call 01723 862417. CIRCLE DANCING, St. James Church Hall, Seamer Road, Scarborough. 7.30-9.30pm. Dances mainly from Eastern Europe. Partner not needed. All welcome. Call 07530 352674. MOST NIGHTS LIVE MUSIC, The Commercial, Falsgrave Road, Scarborough. A great mix of live acts performing on several nights each month. For details, call 01723 447109.

THURSDAY FORTNIGHTLY CIRCLE DANCING, St. Edwards Church Hall, Avenue Victoria, Scarborough. 6.30-8.30pm. Dances mainly from Eastern Europe. Partner not needed. All welcome. Call 07530 352674.

There’s always something on… at the libraries!

EVERY FRIDAY MEN'S WALKING FOOTBALL, Baron's fitness Centre, Scalby Road, 9.30am. Call 01723 363397.

FILEY LIBRARY

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 Church, Dean Road, Scarborough. Call 01723 353492. FIRST FRIDAY OF EVERY MONTH BRIDLINGTON ART SOCIETY, North library, Bridlington, 7-9pm (Excl. August). YORKSHIRE COAST SIGHT SUPPORT COFFEE MORNING, 183 Dean Road, 10am12noon. All welcome. Call 01723 354417. FIRST AND THIRD FRIDAY OF EVERY MONTH BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT GROUP, St Martin-

Station Avenue, Filey Call 01609 536608 Every Friday & Saturday CAN WE HELP? IT HELP SESSIONS; 1-5pm Fri, 10am-1pm Sat.. Every Wednesday KNIT & NATTER, 1-3pm. Last Tuesday of every month FILEY ACTIVITY GROUP, 2-4pm.

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

DERWENT VALLEY COMMUNITY LIBRARY

BRIDGE

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


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Pub Gigs

FRI 27 OCT Rattlin' Sheiks at the Merchant; Danny Wilde at the Castle Tavern; Connor Lawlor at Blue Crush; Hoodoo Brown at the Mayfield in Seamer. SAT 28 OCT Eli and the Prophets at the Merchant; Wayne at the Castle Tavern; Over the Limit at the Newcastle Packet; Trip Hazard at the Tap and Spile; Danny Wilde at the Ramshill; Shaun Andrews at the Eastway Club in Eastfield. SUN 29 OCT Stray Scene, Epic Inferno, Sub-Gents, Demimondaines, Rocketsmith, Northern Riots, Low Focus and Anima at Indigo Alley (from 3pm); Lil Bish (4pm) and Conor Lawlor (8pm) at the Merchant; Ric Owen at the Hole in the Wall; Trilogy at the Tap and Spile (5.30pm); Peters & Chalk at Watermark (sold out). MON 30 OCT Scarborough Folk at the Merchant. TUE 31 OCT Steve Phillips and the Rough Diamonds at the Grosvenor in Robin Hoods Bay. WED 1 NOV Al Wood for Scarborough Jazz at the Cask; Alastair James at the Merchant; open-mic with John Watton at Cellars. THU 2 NOV Jesse Hutchinson at Cellars; open mic at the Merchant and Nags Head in Scalby. FRI 3 NOV Colcannon at the Merchant; Chris Mountford at Blue Crush; Friday Street at the Mayfield in Seamer. SAT 4 NOV Jez Ech at the Merchant (4pm); Iricana Moonshine at the Tap and Spile; Danny Wilde at the Ramshill; Kathy Ryan at the Eastway Club in Eastfield. SUN 5 NOV Lil Bish (4pm) and Mr Jim (8pm) at the Merchant; the Hummingbirds at the Tap and Spile (5.30pm); Five Divide at Watermark (sold out); Mister Jim and Friends at Indigo Alley (7.30pm). MON 6 NOV Jelly Roll Jazz Band at Farrer’s; Scarborough Folk at the Merchant. TUE 7 NOV Steve Phillips and the Rough Diamonds at the Grosvenor in Robin Hoods Bay. WED 8 NOV Christine Tobin Trio for Scarborough Jazz at the Cask; Alastair James at the Merchant; open-mic with John Watton at Cellars. THU 9 NOV Jesse Hutchinson at Cellars; open mic at the Merchant and Nags Head in Scalby. FRI 10 NOV Tapstock at the Tap and Spile; Alistair Huntly at Blue Crush; Big Me at the Mayfield in Seamer. SAT 11 NOV Sam Lenton at the Merchant (4pm); Skandals at the Newcastle Packet; Tapstock at the Tap and Spile; Danny Wilde at the Ramshill; Lynette at the Eastway Club in Eastfield. SUN 12 NOV Lil Bish (4pm) and Ross

Scarborough Review • www.thescarboroughreview.co.uk Gigs at Scarborough pubs unless stated. Please send submissions to dave@thescarboroughreview.co.uk

BY DAVE BARRY

Dransfield (9pm) at the Merchant; Tapstock at the Tap and Spile; Dead Cats at Watermark (sold out); Mister Jim and Friends at Indigo Alley (7.30pm). MON 13 NOV Easy Street at Farrer’s; Scarborough Folk at the Merchant. TUE 14 NOV Steve Phillips and the Rough Diamonds at the Grosvenor in Robin Hoods Bay WED 15 NOV Toby Greenwood for Scarborough Jazz at the Cask; Alastair James at the Merchant; open-mic with John Watton at Cellars. THU 16 NOV Jesse Hutchinson at Cellars; open mic at the Merchant and Nags Head in Scalby. FRI 17 NOV Colcannon at the Merchant; Robert Schmuck at Blue Crush; Five Divide at the Mayfield in Seamer. SAT 18 NOV Ross Dransfield at the Merchant (4pm); Kwikshift at the Tap and Spile; Danny Wilde at the Ramshill; Tallulah at the Eastway Club in Eastfield; Bladerunner at the Belle Vue in Filey. SUN 19 NOV Lil Bish (4pm) and Mark & Laura (8pm) at the Merchant; Eli and the Blues Prophets at the Tap and Spile (5.30pm); Kieran Halpin at Watermark (sold out); Mister Jim and Friends at Indigo Alley (7.30pm). MON 20 NOV Scarborough Folk at the Merchant. TUE 21 NOV Steve Phillips and the Rough Diamonds at the Grosvenor in Robin Hoods Bay. WED 22 NOV Dave Clegg & Friends for Scarborough Jazz at the Cask; Alastair James at the Merchant; open-mic with John Watton at Cellars. THU 23 NOV Jesse Hutchinson at Cellars; open mic at the Merchant and Nags Head in Scalby. FRI 24 NOV Rattlin' Sheiks at the Merchant; Alistair James at Blue Crush; Karin Bello as Tina Turner (7pm) and Connor Lawlor (9pm) at the Mayfield in Seamer. SAT 25 NOV Aftermath at the Tap and Spile; Danny Wilde at the Ramshill; Richie Cullen at the Eastway Club in Eastfield; Elly Jarmain as Cher & Madonna at the Mayfield in Seamer. SUN 26 NOV Lil Bish (4pm) and Conor Lawlor (8pm) at the Merchant; Juketones at the Tap and Spile (5.30pm); Unkempt at Watermark (sold out); Mister Jim and Friends at Indigo Alley (7.30pm). MON 27 NOV Scarborough Folk at the Merchant. TUE 28 NOV Steve Phillips and the Rough Diamonds at the Grosvenor in Robin Hoods Bay. WED 29 NOV Jazz Aesthetic for Scarborough Jazz at the Cask; Alastair James at the Merchant; open-mic with John Watton at Cellars. THU 30 NOV Jesse Hutchinson at Cellars; open mic at the Merchant and Nags Head in Scalby. FRI 1 DEC Colcannon at the Merchant; Jesse & Laura at Blue Crush.

Theatre

Scarborough Spa

Visit www.scarboroughspa.co.uk or call 01723 821888. 10 NOVEMBER JIMMY CARR Jimmy is gathering a selection of his very best jokes along with brand new material for the ultimate comedy show. 24 NOVEMBER HENNING WEHN WESTPHALIA IS NOT AN OPTION Join German Comedy Ambassador Henning Wehn for an evening of Teutonic jolliness at its best. 26 NOVEMBER THE SUMMER OF LOVE With original 1960s film footage, The Summer Of Love features a full live band performing songs such as ’California Dreaming’, ‘San Francisco’, and‘Turn Turn, Turn’.

Scarborough YMCA Theatre

Visit www.ymcascarborough.uk/theatreshows or call 01723 506750. 4 NOVEMBER FORGET ME NOT Featuring Kevin O'Connor's School of Irish Dancing 10-12 NOVEMBER A CHRISTMAS CAROUSEL A Magical Christmas Show filled with Song and Dance. Featuring the Julie Hatton Dancers. 17 NOVEMBER IRELAND CALLING Presented by Kevin O'Connor's School of Irish Dancing

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21 NOVEMBER NIGHTMARES IN NORFOLK A double dose of terrifying tales, one told tongue in cheek and one... straight down the line! 22-25 NOVEMBER WAITING FOR GODOT Two hungry, drifters wait by a dead tree.

The Spa Bridlington

Visit www.bridspa.com or call 01262 678258.

1 NOVEMBER MISTER MAKER & THE SHAPES LIVE! Join CBeebies' Mister Maker in his hit live theatre tour. 7 NOVEMBER PHOENIX DANCE COMPANY MIXED PROGRAMME 2017 Three diverse, emotional, and sassy dances. 8 & 22 NOVEMBER CAFE COMEDY An evening of live stand-up comedy. 21 NOVEMBER SPARKLERS CHRISTMAS SHOW A series of musical sketches including tightrope walking and levitation. 24-25 NOVEMBER COLLETTE TYLER SCHOOL OF DANCE END OF YEAR SHOW 2017 Marvel at all that the dancers have learnt. 26 NOVEMBER A CHRISTMAS CAROL Charles Dickens' classic ghost story is brought alive.

Whitby Spa Pavilion 18 NOVEMBER VOULEZ VOUS VOULEZ VOUS have strived for the last twenty-five years to continue their legacy in recreating the costumes, glamour and distinct sound that was ABBA. 19 NOVEMBER SINCERELY YOURS: THE VERA LYNN STORY Go on a journey through the early career of Vera Lynn, the forces sweetheart who captured the hearts of a nation. 24-25 NOVEMBER ANNUAL ACADEMY DANCE SHOW A showcase of all the pupils presenting their hard work, dedication and achievements throughout 2017.

Stephen Joseph Theatre

Visit www.sjt.uk.com or call 01723 370541. 2 NOVEMBER TAVAZIVA DANCE: IZINDAVA Bawren Tavaziva’s new work Izindava is dynamic, bold and explores human fragility. 3 NOVEMBER LUKE JERMAY – SIXTH SENSE Luke Jermay can read your mind. 7 NOVEMBER PLAYING MAGGIE Saviour or witch? Love her or hate her? Not for Pip to decide, only to portray. 8 NOVEMBER THE VAUDEVILLIANS: JINKX MONSOON AND MAJOR SCALES RuPaul's Drag Race star Jinkx Monsoon and Major Scales present their critically acclaimed Off-Broadway comedy. 10-11 NOVEMBER LIVING WITH THE LIGHTS ON Hilarious, touching and utterly bonkers. 14-18 NOVEMBER FOR LOVE OR MONEY Your last chance to see Barrie Rutter on stage with Northern Broadsides.

Visit www.whitbypavilion.co.uk or call 01947 458899. 9-11 NOVEMBER EDITH IN THE DARK Whitby Amateur Dramatic Society present. 18 NOVEMBER ANGELOS & BARRY Are you disillusioned with the current state of things? Angelos and Barry can help. 26 NOVEMBER THE DISCOUNT COMEDY CHECKOUT Hilarious 100% raw improvisation is on the menu.

Spotlight Theatre, Bridlington

Visit www.spotlighttheatrebrid.co.uk or call 01262 601006. 5 NOVEMBER HAMLET Starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Shakespeare's Hamlet is a tragedy set in ancient Denmark. 18 NOVEMBER THE EXTERMINATING ANGEL By the British composer Thomas Adès The Exterminating Angel is a surreal fantasy.

19 NOVEMBER FOLLIES Stephen Sondheim’s legendary musical is staged for the first time at the National Theatre.


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SCARBOROUGH REVIEW SPORTS

DESAPLINE MARTIAL ARTS CLUB By Steve Adamson SCARBOROUGH'S Desapline Martial Arts Club is run by multiple world kick boxing champion Andy Des'a, and is currently based at the Corporation Club on Dean Road. The club caters for all age groups and all abilities, with an emphasis on fun, disipline, respect and team ethos. There is also a competitive element to the training, which you would expect, as Andy Des'a, who has won more than 180 titles in a glittering career in martial arts, is also coach to the senior Great Britain mens team, and the club sent a team of 15 fighters to represent England at the recent

ICO World Cup in Birmingham. There is a varied programme of training sessions at their dojo at the Corporation Club each evening, including sessions for juniors aged 4-7 years, cadets aged 7-12 and adult classes, with fun activities interspersed with serious training and fitness work. Helping club leader Andy Des'a are senior coaches Ant Gardiner, Jim McCann and Mike(Pikey) Tomlinson, with some of the younger club members also assisting on training nights. For details of the club’s programme log onto the Desapline Martial Arts Facebook page, newcomers will be made very welcome.

Fun at a cadets training session

Representing England at the ICO World Cup

The club welcomes members of all ages

Archery Club presentation night By Steve Adamson SOME 53 members and guests of the Scarborough Archers enjoyed the clubs' annual dinner and presentation night at South Cliff Golf Club on 15 October. Launched back in 1934, Scarborough Archers offer both friendly and

competitive archery at their site on Osgodby Lane, and have also just secured the use of an indoor shooting area at the towns Sixth Form College. n Anyone interested in getting involved in archery is welcome to contact the club atenquiries@scarborougharchers.org.uk

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THE INTERVIEW Scarborough Athletic commentator Ant Taylor, talks about away games.

@iamradioant

Everywhere we go THESE past few years I have been following the plight of Scarborough Athletic from The NCEL to the Evo-stik. It used to be trips to Elland Road or big rugby matches, but now I just don’t have the stomach for it. I’m enjoying going to home matches and we’ve had a few of them so far at the new Flamingo Land Stadium. I’m also liking going to away trips, last season nearly every other week was a surprise turn out at little Lancashire outposts like Colne or the views on the way up to Kendal Town. This season Im going to a few new grounds and have already chalked off Clitheroe which I missed last season, then there’s South Shields which I’m looking forward to. There are some grounds I’m a bit wary of going to because of the traveling time and the main one being Colwyn Bay in North Wales. I missed out on this match last season due to my impending operation but this was a happy hunting ground for Scarborough as we were well on the way to the playoffs.  We may have been knocked out of the FA Trophy & FA Cup, but we’re still flying high in the Integro League Cup and we’ve still got the senior Cup to come.  As a youngster I remember going on away days to the likes of Doncaster Rovers, Chester City and Burton Albion. I also went to Craven Cottage, snuck in without paying and walked in to the home dressing room and met the late Jimmy Hill. That day we lost 4-0 and it was a long trip back to High Wycombe where I was staying with family. I also remember the last day of the season trip to Nuneaton Borough, it was a nothing match as both finished mid table and many Seadogs went down fancy dressed (as per tradition). I remember needing a cash machine so nipped off into town and when I returned the club house was jumping with chants of “BORO BORO BORO” so I kicked down the door and went “come on you Seadogs!!!” To the realisation the bar was full of the home fans of Nuneaton Borough. One lad said: “your lot are next door just follow Scooby doo!” Away days are a fun way of making new friends and having a good laugh with people who have common ground supporting

Scarborough Athletic, also it’s a good way of getting out of them awful shopping trips. If you haven’t been to an away day with the BORO we do have a supporters club that put on travel to these games for a fee, you can contact Ken Pattison on  07736 790418 for details.

Glossop North End

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BORO UPCOMING FIXTURES Sat 28th Oct - 3pm - Colne (home) Tue 31st - 7:45pm - Glossop North End (away) Sat 4th Nov - 3pm Ramsbottom United (home) Sat 11th Nov - 3pm - Prescott Cables (away) Sat 18th Nov - 3pm - Trafford (home) Sat 25th Nov - 3pm - Colwyn Bay (away) Tue 25th Nov - 7:45pm - Goole or Ossett Town Integro League Cup (home)

Some of the prize winners at the Scarborough Archers 2017 presentation evening.

Bowling club seeks new blood by Dave Barry Eastfield Bowling Club is looking to attract new players of all ages. The club has been going for just over 50 years and would welcome new blood. Although experience - or at least some familiarity with bowling, especially crown green - would be welcome, it is far from essential. From 12.30pm to 3.30pm on Wednesdays, from late October to March, the club runs social bowling sessions for pairs, weather permitting. Novices are paired with experienced players who give advice and guidance.

The club loans woods and other equipment but players should take flat-soled shoes to use on the green. Newcomers are asked to arrive by 12.15pm at the latest to register and meet other players. A small entry fee of £2 provides prize money for the best scoring pairs and light refreshments. On a typical afternoon, three games of 12 to 15 ends each are played. The green is behind the Nisa / Subway store on Eastway in Eastfield. Plenty of parking is usually available in the area overlooking the playing fields.

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FROM THE SIDELINES TROPHY WIN FOR REP TEAM The Scarborough League representative team, managed by Edgehill boss Steve Clegg beat the York League rep side 3-1 at Pickering on 4 October to win the Ernie Farrow Memorial Trophy. On target for the Scarborough League were Jamie Patterson (Edgehill), Danny Glendinning (Seamer Sports) and Luke Jones ( Edgehill). The League rep side again visited Pickering six days later, on 10 October, when they lost 3-1 to NCEL premier division leaders Pickering Town, with Sean Exley (West Pier) scoring the consolation goal.

BLISTERING START FOR EDGEHILL 15 times champions Edgehill haven’t won the District League first division title for six years, but they have made a terrific start to this season, winning each of their opening seven league matches. Recent successes included a 6-3 win against Goal Sports with goals from James Gunn 2, Luke Jones 2, Lloyd Henderson and Jamie Patterson, followed by a 7-1 away victory over Flamborough, when the marksmen were Luke Jones 2, Jamie Patterson 2, Martin Ferrey 2 and Aaron Jenkins. Seamer Sports have won 4 of their first 5 league games to go 2nd in the table, their latest success including two goals from Danny Glendinning in a 3-2 win at Hunmanby United, while reigning champions West Pier were 3rd after Neil Thomas scored four goals in a 7-2 home thumping of Flamborough, and Ricky Tomlinson struck twice as 4th placed Filey Town won 4-2 at home to Newlands Park.

ITIS ITIS STORM CLEAR IN DIV TWO Last season’s third division champions Itis Itis Rovers went five points clear at the top of division two, with two games in hand, after winning their opening seven league games. A Mikey Barker strike secured them a 1-0 win against Sherburn, and they then trounced struggling newcomers Old Victoria 18-0, with six goals from Mikey Barker and hat tricks for both Neil Forsyth and Liam Vasey. Snainton were 2nd in the table after beating Goldsborough United 6-2 and 3rd placed Falsgrave Athletic 9-0, with Liam Cummings and Sam Turner both hitting hat tricks, while Clayton Walker netted twice in Falsgrave’s 6-1 defeat of Fishburn Park. Scalby have also made a promising start, going 4th after losing just one of their first six games, their biggest win being a 14-0 thrashing of Commercial which included five goals from Rob Speight and hat tricks for Craig Rackham and Shaun Scales.

EDGEHILL TOP RESERVE DIVISION Like their first team, the Edgehill reserve team is also unbeaten at the top of their division, having won five and drawn one of their opening six matches in the new reserve division. Aidan Thurston, Ryan Link and Robbie Scarborough netted in their 3-1 win at Scalby Reserves, then a 7-0 away defeat of Newlands Park Res included strikes from

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Ryan Link 2, Carl Hepples, Ben Davis, Ollie Parker, Jon Cairns and Robbie Scarborough. West Pier Res were three points adrift of Edgehill after winning 6-1 away to Ayton Res, with player-manager Johnny McGough claiming a hat trick, and further goals from Mikey Anderson, Jason Prosser and Dave Crawford. Scalby Res clinched a 4-3 away win against Edgehill 3rds with strikes from Taylor Jordan 2, Luke Beaver and an own goal, and Seamer Sports Res picked up two good wins, Arran Wright scoring twice in a 6-0 win at Ayton Res, then Nick Hegarty and Sam Walker netted in a 2-1 defeat of Filey Town Res.

NORTH RIDING CHALLENGE CUP The big local derby saw Edgehill beat Newlands Park 4-2 in the first round, with Luke Jones scoring twice and Jamie Patterson and Martin Ferrey also on target. Another all local clash saw Itis Itis Rovers trounce Old Victoria by an astonishing 24-0 scoreline, with Callum Myers smashing home eleven of the goals. Seamer Sports had a superb 9-0 home win against The RAJ, with both Ricky Greening and Gary Lawton both scoring twice. West Pier also had a good win, 7-0 away to Unicorn with goals from Neil Thomas 2, Sean Exley 2, Gary Thomas, Graeme Reid and keeper Scott Wardman(pen).

SECOND ROUND DRAW (To be played Saturday 4 November) Ties includeStokesley Sports Club v Ayton Edgehill v Reeth & District Itis Itis Rovers v Loftus Athletic Seamer Sports v New Marske Lakes Utd Swinton Athletic v West Pier

EAST RIDING SENIOR COUNTRY CUP Louis Warley was the match winner as Hunmanby United won 1-0 at home to Dunnington United Res in the first round, but our other local sides were all knocked out. Flamborough lost 4-3 at home to Beverley Town Res, Goal Sportswere beaten 2-1 at home to Easington United, and Filey Town lost 3-2 at home to Riccall United, despite goals from Tom Micklethwaite(pen) and Liam Sugden. In the second round Hunmanby United are at home to Driffield on Saturday 4 November.

LEAGUE CUP FIRST ROUND Hunmanby United beat top flight rivals Goal Sports 5-3 after extra time, with strikes from Eric Hall 2, Ollie Milner, Cameron Dobson and Robbie Harrison, while Reece Swift scored twice as Flamborough scraped through 5-4 at second division Commercial in the other tie.

LEAGUE TROPHY ROUND TWO DRAW (Dates to be arranged) Snainton v Seamer Sports Res Edgehill 3rds v Clayton Corinthians FC Rosette v Filey Town Res Itis Itis Rovers v Falsgrave Athletic

Kurtis Henderson on the ball for the Scarborough rep team against the York League at Pickering Newlands Park Res v Sherburn

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Scalby Res v Fishburn Park

Trafalgar are early leaders of the Sunday League first division with four straight wins taking them top of the pile. Mikey Barker scored five as they beat Ayton 11-1, followed by a 9-0 win against Fylingdales with strikes from Danny Glendinning 4, Sean Exley 2, Sam Garnett, Liam Mancrief and Liam Vasey. Newly promoted Angel Athletic also have a 100% record after three games, including a 6-0 success against Fylingdales with strikes from Isaac Sands 3, Cameron Dobson, Chris Nelson and Gary Thomas. New club Hush were top of the second division after three wins and a draw in their first four matches. Zak Hanson scored all four goals as they beat Radio Scarborough 4-2, and then Ryan Collins 2 and Ben Shearer netted in a 3-2 defeat of Newlands Reserves. A thumping 15-2 win for Ayton Res against Radio Scarborough saw Luke Martin-Chambers top-score with four goals, while Kurt Williamson also netted four as unbeaten Angel Athletic Res thumped bottom side Golden Last 9-0.

Ayton v Old Victoria West Pier Res (w/o) v Hunmanby Utd Res

HARBOUR CUP FIRST ROUND Edgehill won 7-0 at Kirkbymoorside Res, with strikes from Luke Jones 3, Joe Gallagher 2, Aaron Jenkins and Martin Ferrey, while Ben Luntley, Dan Freer and Leigh Watson netted for Newlands Park in their 3-2 win at Sinnington. Filey Town saw off local rivals Hunmanby United 3-2, with Stu Dickens 2 and Liam Sugden on target, and Lealholm won 11-2 away to Old Victoria. Two ties went to penalties, as Martin Cooper and Sean Exley scored in West Pier’s 2-2 draw at Seamer Sports, before keeper Scott Wardman saved from the spot as Pier won 5-4 in the shootout. Craig Rackham and Ash Townley netted for Scalby in their 2-2 draw with Goal Sports, before Scalby went through 4-2 on penalties.

DISTRICT CUP ROUND TWO DRAW (To be played Saturday 28 October) West Pier v Hunmanby United Scalby v Edgehill Ayton v Flamborough Newlands Park v Filey Town

JUNIOR CUP FIRST ROUND Dave Wedge, Rich Tolliday, Konrad Sygitowicz and Bradley Atkinson scored as West Pier Res won 4-1 at Fishburn Park, while Taylor Jordan netted twice for Scalby Res in their 4-2 success at Thornton Dale. Top scorers were Edgehill 3rds who beat Newlands Park Res 12-4, with a hat trick from Ben David and two goals apiece from Tom Scales and Shaun Pye. Joe Gage scored both goals for Filey Town Res in their 2-1 home win against FC Rosette, and James Cooke 2 and Chris Milburn were the scorers for Ayton Res in a 3-2 win at Duncombe Park. Other results included Lealholm beating Edgehill Res 6-1, and Heslerton winning 3-2 at Seamer Sports Res. SECOND ROUND DRAW (To be played Saturday 28 October) Edgehill 3rds v Lealholm West Pier Res v Sinnington Scalby Res v Sleights Wombleton Wanderers v Filey Town Res Ryedale Sports v Sherburn Clayton Corinthians v Ayton Res Itis Itis Rovers v Whitby Fishermen Loftus Athletic v Heslerton

NORTH RIDING SUNDAY CHALLENGE CUP Trafalgar romped to a 16-3 win against Valley in a first round tie, with goals from Danny Glendinning 6, Mikey Barker 3, Jamie Patterson 3, Callum Myers 2 and Tyler Richardson 2, while Liam Scott scored twice as Ayton Reserves won 5-2 against Golden Last. Angel Athletic picked up a 2-1 away win against Riverside with strikes from Martin Cooper and Jackson Jowett, but Newlands lost 4-3 at Village Park Rangers, and Roscoes Bar went down 6-2 at Brotton Railway Arms,

SECOND ROUND DRAW (To be played Sunday 5 November) Ties includeBrotton Railway Arms v Trafalgar Thornaby Oddfellows v Ayton (29 October) Fornaby v Ayton Reserves Angel Athletic v Streetlam Farmers

SCARBOROUGH FA SUNDAY CUP FIRST ROUND DRAW (To be played Sunday 29 October) Valley v Newlands Golden Last v Castle Tavern (Remaining teams have byes)


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All the latest from Scarborough Rugby Club... BY DAVE CAMPBE LL

Scarborough Contests a lineout at

Tom Ratcliffe in action against Brods

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THE PERIOD since last month’s column has been one of success all the way for Scarborough RUFC who have been playing a brand of exciting running rugby which has produced at least six tries a game and has seen the Seasiders consolidate their second place in Yorkshire One and move into the quarter finals of the Yorkshire RFU Challenge Shield. Following a shattering 56-7 defeat at league leaders York Scarborough haven’t looked back; first up at Silver Royd on the 30th of September were Bradford Salem who were blown away with a performance oozing creativity and pace and having earned a bonus point with four tries before the break they ran in a further three in the second half for a 48-14 victory. The following week took the SilverRoyders to Middlesbrough who had run York close the previous week going down 21-22. Again the Seasiders went off like a train and led 26-10 at the break. Things were going swimmingly before Hooker Sam Dawson then prop Nino Cutino were sent off for retaliation and they were followed by scrum-half Jordi Wakeham who was sin-binned. However the remaining twelve men held on for a memorable bonus point-winning 40-12 victory. So far so good; those two cracking wins were followed by consecutive games against Old Brodlieans who were unbeaten this season up to that point. The first game was at the west Yorkshiremen’s Hipperholme HQ in the Yorkshire Challenge Shield. With the players dismissed the previous week on

Teeside suspended by the club pending an RFU disciplinary panel, Coach Simon Smith brought Paul Taylor and Mikey Whitton into the front row of the scrum and Joe Lenton came in for the injured Harry Domett on the wing. However the trend continued and ‘Brods’ unbeaten record was shattered as Scarborough convincingly won 38-19. And in the league game at Silver Royd last Saturday the Seasiders won even more convincingly 37-5 to leapfrog Brods into second place in Yorkshire One following a dominant displace by the Scarborough pack with tight head prop Paul Taylor outstanding. However this tale of unbridled success did not have a happy ending as popular and influential fly-half Tom Harrison had his hand broken in two places, deliberately stamped on by a Brods’ player who was yellow carded; Tom will be out of action until the New Year. However it has gladdened this old heart to see so many products of the Scarborough youth scheme graduate to play at first team level with Ben Martin, the Govier brothers, Aaron Wilson, Jordy Wakeham, Jonty Holloway, Mikey Whitton and Joe Lenton doing so well. There were many player-of-the-month contenders with particularly the club’s youthful back row outstanding but No8 Ben Martin just edged it by Millimetres. He has had big boots to fill this season with the departure of Isaac Faamau and he has more than done that. The months ahead will be difficult for Coach Simon Smith and skipper Matty Jones as they have to re-jig their mid-field to accommodate

the absence of Tom Harrison; good luck to them. Starting with Saturday’s visit to Old Rishworthians who were promoted from Yorkshire Two last season, Scarborough then play HEATH RFC at home on November 4th , Hullensians away on the 11th , Selby on the road in the quarterfinal of the Shield on the 18th and Beverley at Silver Royd in the league on the 25th; so an interesting and highly competitive month to come. See Yorkshire One league table w.e.f. 21 October below: Having been let down by Acklam, Scarborough’s women’s side at last managed to get their season under way with an away game at Bishop Auckland on October 9th where a very under strength side were beaten 76-0. However they bounced back the following week with a convincing 36-7 win against Hartlepool Rovers at Silver Royd. Although for a variety of reasons they are still missing several players, they now look back on track. In November they are in action on the 5th, 12th and 19th playing Novocastrians (away), Morpeth and Hullionians (at home) respectively. And finally, I went along the other Sunday to catch our girls’ sides in action and managed to get a picture of the under-15s? on the scrummaging machine. Centre front row was Maddy Hopper niece of former first team hooker Stephen Hooper keeping up the family front-row tradition; all part of the generational, family ethos of rugby.

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Would you buy an electric car in the next five years? According to a survey carried out by Total EV magazine, over half of you would. 1000 UK motorists were quizzed about battery-powered cars, with 51% saying they assumed they would buy one prior to 2022. Apparently the main concerns of those who say they wouldn't buy an electric car was the lack of charging points, the cost of the cars, and also not really knowing much about them. It's interesting to see that the (slight) majority are well up for the electric changeover and dumping petrol and diesel cars – something the environment desperately needs. Its not often a slight majority vote benefits the country. Tee hee...

Cutest stowaway ever

According to BMW, the humble car key has had its day. Ian Robertson, chief of sales at BMW, spoke at the Frankfurt Motor Show about the future of how we unlock our cars. Ian said, "Honestly, how many people really need it? They never take it out of their pocket, so why do I need to carry it around?" BMW already offer some customers the chance to unlock their vehicles using a special smartphone app, and it seems that will be expanded to cover more of their fleet as the years tick by. Soon your keys could be completely obsolete, and you'll reach for your phone when heading to the car. But wait, what if your phone battery is flat? And what if the zombies are chasing you and you need to drive away? Oh God, the future is awful!

We love karma

You might have heard about cats and birds accidentally being taken along for rides in cars, but a koala? Nope. Well, it happened to one driver in Adelaide, Australia, when she heard a strange sound coming from her tyre. After investigating she found an adult kola gripping to her suspension... following a ten mile drive! The female koala was visibly shaken, so emergency services were called to remove the wheel and take the animal to a vet. Despite the shock, and the amazement that she wasn't crushed, the cutie pie creature was later released back into the wild and continues to do well. You might not find a marsupial in your wheel arch in York, but be sure to check your vehicle every once in while anyway – this is the time of year when little animals go hunting for cosy places to kip.

Isn't it funny when criminals hurt themselves? If you're searching YouTube for a fun video of violent idiots getting what they deserve, check out the latest offering from Wiltshire Police. They posted CCTV footage of two moped thieves pinching a bike and then immediately crashing into a lamppost. One of the scoundrels awkwardly limps away, hands in pockets, while his accomplish attempts the same, but falls down in agony. The other guy just keeps walking. If they were attempting an innocent look, somebody should have told them them that innocent accident victims tend not to immediately wander off after a crash, nor do they abandon their injured friends. Needless to say, both were later arrested. We're guessing they had their memberships to MENSA cancelled and they had to give back those honorary doctorates they'd both previously earned

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