Reminder of Trench Warfare in Scarborough

Reminder of Trench Warfare in Scarborough

War poet Wilfred Owen, who was killed on 4th November 1918, stayed in Scarborough prior to his death. He passed away just days before the Armistice, and had penned some world-changing verse that captured the brutality of trench warfare. A new exhibition is now on at...
What is Wrong with the Weather?

What is Wrong with the Weather?

To say we’ve had a rough run with the ‘spring’ weather is an understatement. Winter definitely had a sting in its tail … we’ve had just about every type of weather going in the last six weeks! Being by the coast usually means the weather...
The Shipping Forecast

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...
A Visit to Scarborough Mere

A Visit to Scarborough Mere

Surrounded by various trees and foliage, Scarborough Mere is a now peaceful haven for wildlife and waterfowl. Back in the day, Scarborough Mere was a tourist attraction, including a putting green, leisure boats and a café. Pirate ship the Hispaniola would take kids to...
Lawrence of Arabia in Yorkshire

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?

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...