Ilkeston Cam on Holiday in ....
Uploaded w/e 31 July 2022
All of this week's
pictures were taken with a Kodak DX6490
Day Two - To The Shops
Day 2 of our holiday, Tuesday, our first full day in the town,
again saw us heading for the seafront like the previous afternoon.
This time though we took a different route and our morning walk
first of all saw us heading towards the shops in the town centre.
Instead of heading under the Cliff Bridge, this time with the
Grand Hotel visible on the other side we took the path over it.
From the bridge we could see the whole length of Foreshore Road
and Sandside where we had walked the previous afternoon. Compared
to then the beach was almost completely deserted.
I'd also given the old Kodak camera an outing and zooming in,
could see the lower terminus just beyond the open top bus of
the Cliff Lift, or Tramway as it is called and then all the attractions
and entertainment along the seafront.
On the beach the beginnings of an artwork were being drafted
and it would be a race against time to complete it before the
incoming tide washed it away again.
We made our way from the bridge and past the Grand Hotel and
upper terminus of the Tramway to the St Nicholas Gardens that
continue all the way down the cliff to the seafront.
A statue of Queen Victoria is a focal point in the gardens which
are overlooked by the Town Hall. The statue is Grade II listed
and is one of the seven surviving bronze copies of eight made
from the original marble statue by Charles Bell Birch (1832 -
1893) first commissioned in 1887 for Queen Victoria's Golden
Jubilee. It was restored in 2018.
Flags to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee of our present Queen,
Elizabeth II, were still strung across the road as we continued
past the Town Hall's grand entrance along St Nicholas Street
to its junction with Newborough. The Town Hall which is also
Grade II listed was originally built about 1846 for John Woodall,
a banker and was purchased by Scarborough Corporation in 1899.
We turned left at Newborough (walking away from the seafront)
into the pedestrianised shopping area. Unlike many towns these
days, there were not very many empty premises at all and there
was a good mix of large national stores and smaller independent
There were also a number of interesting side streets like Bar
Street that probably merit further investigation at another time
but we continued along Newborough for a little way which than
Our objective this morning though was the West Pier so we turned
tail and headed all the way back along Newborough to start the
descent to the seafront along Eastborough.