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The Shipping Forecast

As well as having a thriving ship-building industry 'back in the day', the Yorkshire Coast is also synonymous with the Shipping Forecast, a favourite with landlubbers and those with sea legs alike! The Shipping Forecast is like a lullaby to many radio listeners … so,...

Lawrence of Arabia in Yorkshire

This year marks the 130th anniversary of the birthday of T E Lawrence, aka Lawrence of Arabia. While he will be always associated with the deserts of the Middle East, Lawrence also spent time in Yorkshire, and was in ‘God’s own county’ a matter of weeks before his...

Spring 2018 – Where Is It?

So ... the first meteorological day of spring happened to be the 1st of March. Then winter had other ideas! We're hopefully going to see the last of this rather long-winded cold snap and be able to focus on the new season. Winter might well have taken its toll on your...

Fishermen’s Ganseys

If you live near the coast, then you'll probably have heard of 'ganseys' - a special jumper or 'guernsey' worn by fishermen. This is a hand knitted garment usually in navy blue, made from a special wool. Each gansey has a different pattern, reflecting where the...

Rare Trees in Scarborough

Visitors to Scarborough (and for those of us that live nearby) will visit Peasholm Park, situated on the north side of the town. The land on which the park now stands was known as Tuckers Field, and was bought by the local council in 1911. Borough Engineer Mr Harry...