First signs of Jack Frost?
Chicken, ham, lasagne and a box of stuffing
were stolen from a freezer, in a garage in Hunmanby.
New town centre manager
Margaret Inglesant took up her new role
seven days ago and has been getting to know people.
She has already spoken with the Chamber of
Trade and the Forum for Tourism and has arranged to meet
members of the local business community.
Mrs Inglesant is gathering information on
Christmas events and promotions. She urges people to let her
know what they are doing as she is compiling an information
sheet. Ring her on 01723 341011
Romans found under Nuns
Roman remains dating back 2,000 years were
unearthed last week (w/e Dec 4 '99) at a Harrison
construction site at the former convent on Queen
The Malton building company has been
developing the convent into sheltered apartments for the
elderly and has involved local archaeologists since the
project first began in 1996.
On-site excavation director Trevor Pearson,
of Scarborough Archaeological and Historical Soc. said "Our
original discovery, an open-air hearth with evidence of the
existence of a fence, had been covered over in the middle
ages by a rampart of mud used to support the medieval stone
Until the discoveries at the Queen Street
site there was no firm evidence of Roman settlement in
Scarborough itself, although the remains of a dwelling have
been found at Crossgates.
Eastfield Scouts are reminding residents
they are spreading the Christmas message across the area
through their festive postal service.
Collecting boxes for cards for the 49th
Eastfield Scouts Christmas Post have been placed at:
Shop, Manham Hill, Eastfield;
Priory Stores and
Hillcrest Stores, Osgodby;
and West End
Stamps for the service, which covers the
Eastfield, Cayton and Crossgates areas, cost 10p and are
available at the above outlets until 22 Dec '99
Sir Robert Comes to Town
Contractors have started work on a
multi-million-pound scheme which will transform part of
Scarborough's town centre.
The project involves demolishing buildings
at the corner of Westborough and Aberdeen Walk to make way
for a new HMV and a New look clothes store.
Experts with main contractor Leeds-based Sir
Robert McAlpine have been forced to design a special
weighted scaffolding structure.
Project manager Chris Rafferty said: "The
structure may look simple, but alot of work has gone into
The structure would be used to hold up the
facade of the first and second floor of the old Stage Door
building while the ground floor would be demolished.
"Huts will arrive tomorrow(thursday 8 Dec
'99) and then a metal fence will be put up which will next
week be replaced by more environmentally-friendly wooden
hoardings which will be painted," said Mr Rafferty.
"The Hoardings will be 8ft high and will
come out 8ft onto Westborough and 16ft onto Aberdeen Walk
because we will need more room there for the scaffolding
"Structural demolition will start
mid-January and be completed by mid to late February.
"We will then make a start on the new
foundations with the steel structure starting to go up at
the beginning of April."
Mr Rafferty said in early July it was hoped
to hand over the two new shops to HMV and New Look so they
could be fitted out.
The Scheme involves pulling down the sites
of the former Axess mobile phone shop and the Famous Army
shop in Westborough, plus the shops formerly occupied in
Aberdeen Walk by Heron Frozen Foods,H.C.Sport and
leisurewear and estate agents Bairstow Eves.
Burning floor is not dangerous
Faulty electric cables may been the cause of
a fire under the floorboards of a house in Prospect Road
Scarborough on wed 8 Dec '99.
The fire was reported just before 8am but
the caller had to hang up halfway through, due to being
overcome by smoke. A second call was made by a
Firefighters lifted the floorboards and
sourced the fire to the wires under the floor in the kitchen
area. Smoke and fire damage to the house was minimal.
Station officer Chris Close of Scarborough
Fire Brigade, said: "Apart from in a grate it was probably
the least dangerous place to have a fire."
"Jet-skiers are no different to other
people who enjoy going out to sea. What we would ask them to
do straight away is talk to an RNLI safety adviser and after
a couple of hours they will have learned quite a
Tony Ives, sea safety adviser for the RNLI
in the North East of England, after three jet-skiers got
into trouble off Royal Albert Drive, near the Oasis Cafe, at
1.50pm Sunday 5 Dec '99
Round Santa on Tour
The round table ghetto-blasting Santa sleigh
has performed at Newby, Cayton, Falsgrave, Box Hill and
Scalby ......Future billings will be at Victoria Road,
Castle Road on Monday, Seamer and Crossgates on Tuesday,
Ayton on Wednesday, Newlands on Thursday and the lucky
people on Friday are......Scalby Mills!
All proceeds go to local charities, the bulk
of the monies in the last two years have gone to WRVS. So
when you hear Santas music pound your windows stand up, go
to the door, wave at Santa (nicely) and reach into those
long pockets of yours.
"We would like to take this opportunity
to deny any links between Widow Twanky and Jeffrey
Ashley George, the Genie of the Lamp, when
asked about the Fame Factory panto Aladdin at the Futurist
Aladdin, by Fame Factory Productions,
at the Futurist Theatre from next Monday until 18 Dec '99
Cinderella, by White Rose
Productions, at the Spa Theatre from 18-28 Dec '99
Sleeping Baeuty, by YMCA Productions,
at the YMCA from 26 Dec-4 Jan '99
"such a gentle director - he teases
things out of you. He's really lovely."
Mark Stratton, actor inside Padwac, when
asked about working with Alan Ayckbourn for the first
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News w/e 11 Dec '99