Scarborough's dozen shipyards required rope and sail cloth for the hundreds of vessels built here.  Rope Walk can be seen on this old map and is now a row of houses in part of Castle Road.  Sail cloth was 'bleached' in Bleaching House Lane, now Westbourne Grove and laid to dry on the slopes of the Valley. Sail cloth was sewn in 'Sail lofts' on the seafront (see image below)

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