All information on this page culled from The Scarborough Evening News w/e 1 Jan 2000

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Big Chilly '99

Well Appealing !

Time to Party!

2000 Newly Weds


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Well Appealing !

In 15 weeks the people of Scarborough have raised £62,791.40 for the New May Lodge Appeal.

Since the evening news teamed up with NCH Action for Children to launch the appeal in September donations have come in at the rate of more than £1,000 a week.

The total includes £2,000 given by customers of the Boyes store in Queen Street who dropped coins into a wishing well as they waited to see Santa.

Boyes bosses had anticipated raising £1,000, but that target had been doubled.

The Cash will be used to build a new resource and respite centre on land near Scarborough Hospital for disabled children from Scarborough, Whitby and Ryedale.

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Big Chilly '99

A competition winner wheeled away £390 worth of goods in a mad trolly dash at the Westborough Tesco on Saturday 18 Dec.

Sally Jackson, from Lingholm Crescent, won the competition from thousands of entrants. Her husband Martin Jackson was set loose in the supermarket at 7.45am before it opened and given two minutes to grab as many goods as he could, limited to two of each item and nothing from the alcohol or electrical aisles.

Mr Jackson managed to fill four shopping trolleys with the help of staff who had the next trolley lined up. He said: "Because of the time limit I stayed on the aisle with the Christmas sweets and crackers. As it's a small store I think everything is more concentrated so it was easy for me to grab things. I didn't expect to get so much through."

Richard Evans, store manager, said: "the family did really well, it was a great success. They even managed to get our Tesco Big Chilly '99, which is worth £29.99"

Mr Jackson said the snowman was for his daughter Faye, 15, who had asked him to grab one.

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Time to Party!

Thousands of Scarborough people were prepareing for the Town's biggest ever party to see in the new millennium.

With an unprecedented number of people due in town, every available police officer will be on duty to ensure that the celebrations pass off without incident.

Fears that the town's New Year celebrations could be a damb squib were erased and Scarborough revellers were getting ready to eat, drink and make merry with millions of others across the globe.

There were numerous events planned across town, but none bigger than the council's Time Explosion at the Spa complex.

People who wanted to see in the new millennium in a more religious way could take part in one of several church services on the night.

The main church celebrations took place at.....

St Mary's Church, which started with a candle lit millennium service, for people of of all ages and from five different Christian denominations. 8pm - 9pm

St Martin-on-the-Hill Church on South Cliff, Where millennium prayers were said leading upto and after the millenium bell ringing.

Pubs and clubs across the town also held special events, some of which were open to ticket holders only.

Among the many community events was a large celebration on the lancaster Park estate at Scalby, and there was a millennium line dance at Snainton Village Hall.

On New Years day people had the opportunity to take part in the now traditional New Years Dip to see off the hangover and clear the cobwebs.

People still wanting to party on the New Years day afternoon could have been seen at the Spa again at a millennium 2000 gig featuring local bands.

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2000 Newly Weds

Apart from probably being the first couple to wed in the year 2000 in the UK, there's another good reason to get married on New Year's Day.

"Gordon thought it was the perfect day so there would be no chance for him forgetting our anniversary," said Adele.

The couple who met in the Ramshill pub three years ago, got engaged two years ago and have a one year-old son Adam.

In the summer, they decided to marry on 1 January and originally booked the 10am slot at Scarborough Register office but were contacted by the registrar and asked if they wanted to bring their wedding forward to 8am, to give them the chance of making history.

"Eight o'clock is the earliest anyone can legally get married in the new millennium," explained Adele, 33.

"All weddings are special anyway but this will be extra special, not only for us but for our family and friends, too."

Once Adele and Gordon, of Eastfield, had settled on a date the race was on to organise the celebrations.

North Yorkshire County Council's manager of registrar services, Robin Mair, said a lot of people had been interested in getting married on the day but had had problems arranging reception venues, hairdressers and transport.

Adele and Gordon, 46, were facing similar obstacles when they got in touch with the Evening News.

They contacted Nick Conn, owner of Saks Hair and Beauty in Westborough, who was delighted to help create Adele and Gordon's wedding day look.

Kathleen Waudby, of Katalena Fashions on Falsgrave Road, stepped in to offer half price bridal hire for the couple.

Imaginative Icing, also of Falsgrave Road, produced a special millennium wedding cake.

Adele and Gordon held their wedding reception at Wesly Hall at Eastfield and did their own catering.


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"Everyone here is so thrilled with the way the people of Scarborough have backed this appeal, which is the first of its kind for us.

"Your support has been, and continues to be, absolutely tremendous. We would like to wish the generous and kind-hearted people of Scarborough a very merry Christmas, and a truly marvellous New Year."

Deryk Mead, cheif executive of NCH Action for Children, on how the New May Lodge Appeal was going.


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"If you need an excuse to escape the festivities, check out any geraniums and fuchsias you are saving for next year...."

Ron Womack,gardening writer for the Scarborough Evening News, on avoiding relatives?


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"It really will be a wedding breakfast,........we're really excited about the day and everyone is looking forward to it"

Gordon Jackson, soon to be husband of Adele Vickers Yorkshire's first legally wed couple in the year 2000, talking about their wedding reception on the new millennium morning.

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All information on this page culled from The Scarborough Evening News w/e 1 Jan 2000