Article entitled "REFUGEES AT SEAMER - REMARKABLE SCENES IN VILLAGE" from the 18th December, Scarborough Mercury. When Scarborough was bombarded by the German battle cruisers in 1914 the roads were full of people fleeing the shelling.
The spectacle on Seamer Road was one to be remembered. Crowds of refugees made for the country by this route although a large number eventually turned back. Seamer was all excitement. An old lady, evidently an invalid, who like many others, who had not had time to put on sufficient clothing to keep out the cold, was being carried on a chair by three other ladies. This was typical of many cases. Motors were busy taking people, including one or two invalids, from the town. Some men standing near the lime kilns had watched shells "raining" into a planting near the Manor recently built by Mr Claud Norton. Eventually the police at Seamer received a wire that all was safe at Scarborough and that refugees must return, adding that they must keep to the footpaths as there would be movements of artillery on the road.