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Edwin Brough of "Wyndgate" at Scalby was a famous breeder of bloodhounds and the acknowledged authority on that subject. He kept thirty couples of hounds at Scalby until 1897, exercising them daily through the village. The Earl of Londe...

Burniston & Cloughton maritime history This page features articles on this site which mention the Cloughton coastline in some way. The most relevant articles are placed at the top of the list. Those at the bottom may just mention Cloughto...

The need for canals in the Scarborough area - discussions in the late 1700's Scarborough always had a restricted hinterland.There were people to the west but only fishes to the east. The growing industrial areas of the 18th century were far di...

Carrying Coal along the Yorkshire Coast The Northumberland and Durham coal fields have a long history. They made a huge difference to the Yorkshire coastal ports, not least by using them as havens of refuge in storm and war. Early coal deliveries ...

This page features articles on this website that mention Cayton Bay in some way.    1954 Scarborough Lifeboat disaster  1954 Scarborough Lifeboat disaster One of the duties of the lifeboat is to escort fishing boats b...

Charles Dickens wrote many factual books. This article was published in "Household words" in 1851 The sea-side churchyard is a strange witness of the perilous life of the mariner and the fisherman. It is only by a walk in it that we ...

Coastal erosion in 19th Century Scarborough The problem of coastal erosion has always been important. In 1880 there was a landslip on the North Bay at Scarborough. It was recognized that a great deal of land had gone in 50 years and that this was ...

Coatham was a Yorkshire salt and fishing port from the 12th to the 16th centuries. The salt was prepared by the evaporation of sea water at the saltings in Coatham marsh. Ughtred the Fleming was an early tenant. Several Yorkshire monasteries obta...

Flamborough Head This page features articles on this website that mention Flamborough in some way. 200 year history of Scarborough's RNLI  The 200 Year History of Scarborough's RNLI BACKGROUND Many meetings and much private...

The following excepts are taken from the history of Gristhorpe by Lady Diana Beswick. They feature many extracts from the diaries of William and George Beswick. The Beswicks have lived in the Manor house for over two hundred and fifty years. G...

Gristhorpe man - the reaction of Victorians  Every one in 21st century Scarborough is well aware that the refurbished Rotunda Museum displays the Gristhorpe Man, who apparently walked this locality far more than 2100 years ago. He looks his a...

An old historian called Holinshed listed "such ports and creeks as our seafaring men do note for their benefit" upon the coast of Yorkshire in 1596. This was in the reign of Queen Elizabeth I, the age of such famous mariners as Drake, H...

Dutch fishermen came every year, for centuries, to follow the herring down the east coast. Their larger vessels were called busses and they developed very effective fishing techniques. Their merchantmen sailed the high seas and came north to take...

Some extracts from the Family magazine, Volume 3, about John Paul Jones John Paul was born at Arbigland, in Scotland, on the sixth of July, 1747, and the scenery and associations of his birthplace, and its vicinity, doubtless, encouraged a res...

When the Spanish Armada came to England in 1588, orders were given for the beacons to be watched along the long Holderness coast and in other parts of the East Riding. These were sited so that they could be seen, one to another along the coast an...

6500 BC Britain became an island when the channel plains flooded with rising sea levels. 1600 BC The first craft used by Britons would have been rafts, dugout canoes and coracles. 600 BC Phoenician trade routes to England started trading in...

The following short extract appeared in 'The life of Paul Jones' By John Henry Sherburne 1825 On the morning of the 23d a fleet of forty-one sail appeared off Flamborough Head, bearing N.N.E. Jones now called back a pilot boat which he...

Radio 270 - pirate radio station off Scarborough Most people associate pirate radio with Radio Caroline but in truth there were pirate radio stations all arouind the UK. Radio Scotland went on air on New Years Eve. Then Radio 270 intended to start...

UK Shipping forecast zones, courtesy of BBC http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/coast_and_sea/shipping_forecast​ ...

Shipping Ironstone down the coast A forgotten industry along the Yorkshire coast was the graving of ironstone from cliff fall, and perhaps in places from the cliff face. The rock wasloaded on ships for delivery to the iron works of county Durham i...

Yorkshire Coast history This page features articles on this site which mention the Yorkshire Coast.   20th anniversary of the bombardment German bombardment - 20th anniversary The following article appeared in the 16th December, 1934...

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