Letter from Town Clerk, 19th December, 1914
Bombardment of Scarborough. Damage to Olympia.
As I told you this morning, Mr Catlin complains that the Olympia Buildings have been considerably damaged, and that he is unable to continue his performance there.
He claims under Clause 6 of the Lessor's covenants suspension of rent.
You were good enough to say that you would have the matter attended to forthwith and report formally.
You have a copy of the Lease and will therefore know how important it is that the matter should be dealt with promptly.
Yours faithfully, Town Clerk
Letter from Sydney Jones, Town Clerk, Scarborough to East Coast Raid Committee, Whitehall dated 2nd June 1915
Bombardment of Scarborough.
I thank you for your letter of the 1st inst; and observe that the East Coast Raid Committee are of the opinion that the claim for Â£2 12s 7.5d being wages paid to Corporation workmen injured in the bombardment is outside the scope of their reference.
I presume the workmen will have claimed, but I am writing to the official concerned to say that the claim should be made under the circumstances if they have not already done so.