The bombardment of Scarborough had a profound effect both on the people of Scarborough and the general population. It was felt that the event should be marked in some way.
Letter from Town Hall to J.N. Lees, Esq., 110 Albion Street, Leeds dated 17th February 1915
Bombardment of Scarborough
Referring to our conversation this morning, I should be glad if you would kindly give me some idea as to the cost of a number of tablets to mark the spots where the shells fell during the bombardment of Scarborough. Some of the tablets should be adapted for fixing on to posts and others for attaching to buildings. As to the material, you might give me alternatives in malleable cast iron, bronze and for tablets to attach to the houses, lead. As to the numbers which I should likely require, I should say about 25 tablets to go on posts and with respect to the tablets for the houses, assuming that one were fixed to every house that was struck, at least 200 would be required.
I enclose herewith rough sketches (illegible) thing I require but it is open to you to elaborate or otherwise improve the design.
Letter from Hughes Bolckow and Co. Ltd. to Harry Smith.
Referring to our recent tender to supply you with a quantity of Teak Posts for use in Scarborough to indicate where the shells of the bombardment landed, we should be pleased if we may put this in hand and whether our quotation meets with your approval.
We have allowed for Prime Teak Posts, worked and finished, but as you aware Posts can be bought for any money, but our Teak Posts will not only look well, but will be practically everlasting.
Are you likely to require some more Teak Seats for the Promenade and Open Spaces. In consequence of the war we are slack in that department and we would welcome an order from you for such seats.