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Charlotte Bronte’s Seaside Visits

Anne Brontes Grave

Charlotte and Anne Bronte visited the Yorkshire Coast on several occasions during their lifetimes. Charlotte’s first ‘holiday’ took 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. Anne was buried in St Mary’s churchyard. However, Charlotte’s initial…

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Scarborough Lighthouse

Scarborough Lighthouse

Scarborough Lighthouse on the Yorkshire Coast is a guiding light to sea farers and has been for over 200 years. One of the town’s iconic structures, Scarborough Lighthouse 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,…

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Lawrence Of Arabia and Yorkshire

Lawrence of Arabia’s Visit to Yorkshire Many of us will have heard of Lawrence of Arabia: a figure in flowing white robes, mysterious, a legend to some. Some of us will also know that T E Lawrence, aka Lawrence of Arabia, died as a result of a motorcycle crash in May 1935. He was aged…

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The Shipping Forecast

Shipping Forecast

The Shipping Forecast Do you listen to ‘Sailing By’ as you drift off to sleep in the wee small hours of the morning? Are you a committed landlubber whose only connection with the sea is listening to the Shipping Forecast? The Shipping Forecast is like a lullaby to many BBC radio listeners. Yet the true…

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Scarborough Castle

Scarborough Castle A well-known landmark along the Yorkshire Coast, Scarborough Castle ‘towers’ above the busy harbour, South Bay and North Bay. A steep climb to the entrance, then another incline and you’re beneath the remains of Scarborough Castle’s impressive tower or keep, damaged during the Civil War. Cared for by English Heritage, this stunning monument…

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