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Uploaded w/e 04 September 2022
All of this week's pictures were taken with a Kodak DX6490

Day Two - At The West Pier

Our morning walk through the town had taken us to the West Pier and after viewing the lighthouse, Diving Belle sculpture and the departing Hispaniola, we explored a little more.


After watching the Hispaniola set off to sea, I crossed to the other side of the West Pier and passed between two buildings to the harbour side of the pier.

A glance to the left revealed the buildings tumbling down the hillside from St Mary's Church to Sandside, the road that runs along the north side of the harbour.
St Mary's Church

St Mary's Church, or St Mary's with Holy Apostles to give it its full title, is the Parish Church of Scarborough and although we didn't visit it this time, we have done so in the past. The 12th century church has a large graveyard and one of the reasons it attracts so many visitors is because it contains the grave and headstone of novelist and poet Anne Brontë, the only member of the Brontë family not to be buried in the family's home village of Haworth on the Yorkshire moors. In her short life Anne spent several summer holidays in Scarborough and died here in 1849 aged just 29.

Scarborough Castle

Also on the headland between the North and South Bays are the ruins of Scarborough Castle. Again this is somewhere we had visited previously. Archaeological excavations suggest that an Iron Age fort stood on this site and that it has a long history as a fortified site. From the harbour the ruins of the 12th century keep can been seen peeping over the castle walls.
The Watcher

As I took the previous two photos I sensed I was being watched and looking down at the harbour wall, the watcher became apparent.
Fishing Boats

The harbour is still a working harbour and as well as the pleasure boats, there were also a number of fishing boats moored along the wall of the West Pier.

The wharf also gave evidence of the working harbour and the fishing industry.
Foreshore Road

Returning to the other side of the pier the landscape seen above the lobster pots revealed not only the imposing Big Wheel on Foreshore Road but also the zig-zag paths up and down the cliff in St Nicholas Gardens.
Well Dressed Crab Sign

By now a few spots of rain in the wind turned into a brief shower so it was time to retreat to find shelter but not before taking this shot on the wall of one of the buildings.
Shellfish Stalls

By the time we had reached the end of the pier, the shower had passed so the shelter offered under the shellfish stalls was no longer required. It was here that I remembered seeing the now infamous Jimmy Savile, in the days before his notoriety became public knowledge, helping Scarborough's refuse collectors empty dustbins. That was on a day trip from my place of employment back in the mid 1960s. I never though then I'd be back here over 60 years later in 2022!


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