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The Tolkien Triangle

You’ve maybe watched the films, read the books or completed both … but have you heard of the Tolkien Triangle here in Yorkshire? Tolkien’s masterpieces – The Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings – were published in the 1930s, most of which were written in the years that followed his service in the army during the First World…

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Charlotte Bronte’s Seaside Visits

Anne Brontes Grave

Charlotte visited the Yorkshire Coast on several occasions during her lifetime, with her first ‘holiday’ taking place in Bridlington, or Burlington as it was then called, in 1839. Sadly, just a decade later, in May 1849, her younger sister Anne died in Scarborough, and was buried in St Mary’s churchyard. However, Charlotte’s initial experience of…

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Scarborough Lighthouse

Scarborough’s lighthouse has been a guiding light to sea farers for over 200 years. One of the town’s iconic structures, the building has been bombed, rebuilt and transformed during its lifetime. Here is a brief history of one of the town’s best-loved landmarks. Standing on the 18th century Vincent’s Pier, Scarborough’s lighthouse was first constructed sometime…

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