Scarborough’s Marine Drive

Scarborough’s Marine Drive

Many of us will have walked along it between Scarborough’s North and South Bays – the Marine Drive. This incredible feat of civil engineering took 10 years to construct, from 1897 to 1907, and it opened for traffic in April 1908. It stretches 2.5 miles...
Fishermen’s Ganseys

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...
Rare Trees in Scarborough

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...
Tree of the Year 2017 Announced

Tree of the Year 2017 Announced

Following an autumn of voting, this year’s ‘crown’ for Tree of the Year goes to … the Gilwell Oak, Essex! This amazing specimen is located in the heart of Gilwell Park, in the Epping Forest, and will represent the UK at the European Tree of the...
A Beacon for Seafarers in Scarborough

A Beacon for Seafarers in Scarborough

Scarborough’s lighthouse has been a guiding light to sea farers for over 200 years. One of the town’s iconic structures, the building has been bombed, rebuilt and transformed during its lifetime. Standing on the 18th century Vincent’s Pier, Scarborough’s lighthouse...
A Tough Time for Trees

A Tough Time for Trees

It’s the time of year when the wind blows, the snow (might) fall and Jack Frost pays a visit! Winter can be tough on trees. Branches blown down by winter gales can be dangerous. If it is a very severe storm, some trees can be uprooted, causing damage and even injury....