Britain's First seaside resort

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Bathing Machines The sea water bathing movement favoured early morning immersion before the  waters could warm up. Floyer’s essay to prove cold bathing safe and usfeul ran to five editions in c1702. Settrington’s engravin...

Britain's First Seaside Resort As the first seaside resort in Britain, 50 years before Brighton, Scarborough pioneered "bathing machines" for women, who entered the ocean clad in vast garments, helped by servant women, from horse dra...

John Rushton MBE (1927-2013) was a local historian & founding member of the SMHC. He carried out extensive research into the town and port. The eleven 'position papers' that follow show that work. John was in his 80s when he wrote th...

Here is the tenth  "position paper" for the 2012 Harbour Research project. Corrections and additions are welcomed. The purpose of the document is to seek people who will undertake serious research on aspects of the history of the ...

Here is the eleventh  "position paper" for the Harbour Research project. Corrections and additions are welcomed. The purpose of the document is to seek people who will undertake serious research on aspects of the history of the ha...

Position Paper.- Harbour Research No 12. J.Rushton.2012 Scarborough and the  Royal Navy  etc. Additions and corrections are welcomed to this introductory note on connections between Scarborough and the royal Navy. The ...

Here is the second  "position paper" for the 2012 Harbour Research project. Corrections and additions are welcomed. The purpose of the document, with others to come, is to seek people who will undertake serious research on aspects of t...

Here is the  third  "position paper" for the 2012 Harbour Research project. Corrections and additions are welcomed. The purpose of the document, with others to come, is to seek people who will undertake serious research on aspects...

Here is the fourth "position paper" for the Harbour Research project. Corrections and additions are welcomed. The purpose of the document, with others to come, is to seek people who will undertake serious research on aspects of the history ...

Here is the fifth  "position paper" for the 2012 Harbour Research project. Corrections and additions are welcomed. The purpose of the document is to seek people who will undertake serious research on aspects of the history of the harbo...

Here is the sixth  "position paper" for the 2012 Harbour Research project. Corrections and additions are welcomed. The purpose of the document is to seek people who will undertake serious research on aspects of the history of the ...

Here is the seventh "position paper" for the Harbour Research project. Corrections and additions are welcomed. The purpose of the document is to seek people who will undertake serious research on aspects of the history of the harbour. ...

Here is the eighth  "position paper" for the 2012 Harbour Research project. Corrections and additions are welcomed. The purpose of the document is to seek people who will undertake serious research on aspects of the history of the...

Here is the ninth  "position paper" for the Harbour Research project. Corrections and additions are welcomed. The purpose of the document is to seek people who will undertake serious research on aspects of the history of the ...

Scarborough Port and Harbour Research Project In 2012, John Rushton MBE drew up 11 'position papers' outlining some of the important topics relating to Scarborough's maritime history. Below is the initial list of ideas he had:...

Scarborough quick timeline history 10,000 BC - Earliest signs of human habitation in Britain at Staxton, Starr Carr. https://www.york.ac.uk/research/themes/star-carr/  or https://sites.google.com/site/starcarrfieldwork/Home​&nb...

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Spa History 1620. Mrs. Farrow discovered that the water had medical properties. 1698. First cisterns for water built by the Corporation. 1700. First Spaw House built by Dickie Dickinson, the first Govenor. 1725. The staith of the Spaw...

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