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Firework Spectacular Concert 26th June

The Legendary Scarborough Spa Orchestra kicks off Armed Forces Weekend in style. Join the last remaining professional seaside orchestra for an evening of popular music and song in tribute to the Armed Forces and those on the Home Front during Britain’s war years. This sensation evening of music will be rounded off by a sepectacular fireworks display.

Armed Forces Day 27th June

Building upon the success of last year, the 2015 Armed Forces Day event promises to be another spectacular tribute to those who serve and have served in Her Majesty’s Armed Forces. Come and join us as we say thank you to our past, present and future uniformed peronnel.

In our seventh year here at Scarborough, we are paying tribute to veterans of World War Two and 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain.

Please note that due to the 18th month RNLI rebuild site compound, housed on the pier, this area will be used for exhibitor car parking, with the majority of this year’s event activity on Foreshore and Sandside.

– Welcome by the Mayor of the Borough of Scarborough
– Vintage Village
– Aerosuperbatics Wingwalkers
– RNLI/HMCG Air to Sea Rescue
– RAF Spitfire Display
– Climbing Tower & Assault Course
– Standards & Veterans Parade (organised by Royal British Legion, Scarborough Branch)
– North Yorkshire Fire & Rescue (NYFR) Pipes & Drums Band
– Cadet Forces displays (including gun-run, first aid & drumming displays)
– Yorkshire Volunteers Band
– WWI Commemoration exhibitions
– Flight Simulators – Lancaster Bomber & Red Arrows
– Military vehicles display
– Live entertainment
– Yorkshire COast Radio Road Show (live coverage all day)
– Service of Thanksgiving for the British Armed Forces, led by the Vicar of Scarborough

– A vintage fair courtesy of AdVINTAGEous – a local business that has a passion for everything VINTAGE & COLLECTABLE and it is a passion they love to share with as many people as possible through their vintage fairs.
– A range of vintage military vehicles, 1940’s atmosphere in the vintage Village we have invited vintage tribute singer, Cherie Lawrence who loves nothing more than singing a torch song from World War II which brings a tear to eyes of her audience but is equally adept at getting a crowd dancing and cheering to World War II vintage classics such as Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy.
– By popular demand we have a pipe and drum band for bagpipe enthusiasts – North Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Pipes & Drums Band. They will be performing in the Vintage village on Sandside and marching through the crowds to entertain at the civic formal area on Foreshore.
– Visit The Coronia and The Regal Lady – original pleasure steamers berthed at Scarborough harbour, which were requistioned at the start of the Second World War and that took part in Operation Dynamo – assisting in the evacuation of Britihs troops from the beaches of Dunkirk during May and June 1940.
– The Yorkshire Volunteers Band in their 1940s battle dress with shining buttons will open the civic proceedings at 12 noon with a stirring antholog of military marches headed up by Corps of Drums and Bugles.

For daring deeds in the sky, UK based AeroSuperBatics 1940’s bi-planes and their fearless female Wingwalkers.

The wingwalkers will perform a breathtaking sequence of acrobatic manoeuvres and handstands whilst strapped to the top wings of the Boeing Stearman biplanes. The team of pilots, many former RAF fast-jet pilots, fly the aircraft through an energetic routine of dazzling aerobatics and close formation flypasts as the wingwalkers wave at the crowd. These manoeuvres include, loops, rolls, stall turns and even inverted flight!

Last year we said a fond farewell to the much loved bright yellow RAF SEAKING helicopter that has made an appearance and demonstrated their rescue skills with the RNLI lifeboat crews for the past six years. The new red and white Sikorsky S-92s search and rescue helicopter on behalf of HM Coastguard has accepted our invitation to carry out a joint demonstration with the Scarborough lifeboat crew.

The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight (BBMF) will once again be taking part with a RAF Spitfire display to mark the 75th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain. It is hoped that Spitfire AB910, having undergone a complete refurbishment and a new colour scheme with full invasion stripes, will be displaying over the town’s South Bay.

The invasion stripes of fiver alternating black and white stripes painted on the body and wings of WW2 to avoid mistaken identity and reduce friendly fire incidents in the ensuring aerial battles.

Local cade forces will be at this year’s event complete with information, recruitment and demonstration stands, including:
Sea cadets – band and gun run displays
RAF cadets – survival and first aid demonstrations
Army cadets – cadet challenge

P1 Powerboat Championship

P1 will be making its first ever visit to Scarborough at the end of May to serve up a feast of marine motorsport with its SuperStock powerboat championship and AquaX jet ski race series in the Dale Power Solutions P1 Grand Prix of the Sea!

It will be a doulbe bill of fast, furious and free-to-watch racing, and you can enjoy the two days of high-speed action live at Scarborough’s South Bay.

Scarborough will host the opening event of the season, which will see the P1 racers compete for national titles at five venues around the country through to September.

Whilest the fleet of P1 Panther race boats, which reach speeds of up to 70mph, and jet ski riders will provide excitement on the water, there will also be a host of attractions and entertainment for the whole family on the West Pier, South Bay, Scarborough. There will also be opportunities to meet the powerboat teams and jet ski racers over the weekend, plus live race commentary, driver signings, giveaways and competitions. It all adds up to a great day out!


Scarborough Vintage Fair

Vintage Fair -Scarborough

We have gathered the finest eclectic mix of vintage treasures on the East Coast. From fashion to homeware and everything inbetween. An amazing array of 60 stalls from the finest purveyors of vintage everything await you. Whether you are a Vintage Fair novice an occasional vintage admirer or a hard core devotee there will be something for everyone. Between 10am – 5pm be transported into the exciting world of Vintage. Delighted and enthralled by our scintillating entertainers Cherie Lawrence and Mr Brandyn Shaw. Be pampered at the Vintage Hair & Beauty Salon. Check out the Classic Cars Scooters & Bikes on display outside. The dedicated vintage tearoom and NAAFI cafe will transport you back to proper dinners the land of spotted dick and custard and an era where folk chatted over the tea cosy. Don’t forget your bucket and spade.

Adm: £2.50 / OAP’s. £2 / Under 12’s FREE

03/05/2015     10:00 – 17:00
25/10/2015     10:00 – 17:00


Upcoming events at the Stephen Joseph Theatre

King Lear (21th-25th)
SJT Auction (26th)
NT Connections Festival (27th-29th)
Emma Johnson & John Lenehan (30th)

Snake Davis Classic Sax Solos (1st)
The Ladykillers (5th-9th)
Bouncers (12th-16th)
Cox & Box – Mrs Bouncer’s Legacy (21st-30th)
Tours of the Building (28th-24th Sept)

Ensemble 360 (2nd)
Wilde Without The Boy (4th)
A Swinging Affair (5th)
Romeo And Juliet (9th-13th)
The Woman in Black (19th-2nd Aug)
Robin Herford in Conversation with Kate Fenton (25th)

Confusions (9th-26th Sept)
Alan Ayckbourn in Conversation with Paul Allen (12th)
Tim Firth in Conversation with Kate Fenton (15th)
Susan Hill in Convesation with Paul Allen (16th)
Tea for Two (22nd-9th Sept)
Sally by the Sea (25th-22nd Aug)

Neville’s Island (6th-27th)

Hero’s Welcome (4th-3rd Oct)
Young-Choon Park (14th)

Saint Catherine’s Hospice 2016 Calendar (Photos and recipes needed)

Do you have a photographc of the local area or favourite recipe to be considered for our 2016 calendar?

Saint Catherin’s is appealing for fabulous photographs and yummy recipes which could appear in its next hospice calendar. The hospice is looking for photographs showing views from all around the huge area covered by Saint Catherine’s including Scarborough, Whitby, Filey, Ryedale, Bridlington and Driffield. Photographs are needed from all four seasons.

Photographs and recipes must reach the hospice by 20th February.
They can be posted to:
Richard at Saint Catehrine’s Hospice, Throxenby Lane, Scarborough, YO12 5RE or ideally emailed to

Maximum of 4 photos.

Job Opportunity – Night Concierge



Night Porter Required. 32 hours a week – includes weekends. Duties involve customer service, bar, cleaning, conference set up.

JOB TITLE: Night Concierge
DEPARTMENT: Food and Beverage
RESPONSIBLE TO: Food and Beverage Manager / Head Night Concierge


The main point of contact on behalf of the business for all visitors, residents, conference/event customers etc and for mail/courier deliveries/collections etc….on a 24 hour, 365 day a year basis.

Ensure security of the property and any adjoining areas are maintained at all times.

1.    Assistance with the professional welcome, farewell, parking arrangements, cloakroom and food and beverage service activities supported by a detailed knowledge of both current and forthcoming functions and/or business events.

2.    Perform duty management when on night duty.

3.    Assist with First Aid activities as required.

4.    Responsible for the optimum upkeep and overall excellent presentation of the front of house, event suites and adjoining areas.

5.    Effective liaison with Conference and Function organisers and other colleagues as required.

6.    Perform switchboard duties, taking and relaying a full message service as required.

7.    As front line ambassadors for the business, ensure at all times the optimum presentation of the front of house and adjoining areas. Uniform clothing as provided will be worn to a high standard at all times when on duty.

8.   Perform any other duties/projects at other locations as required by any member of the Management team.

•    Minimum of 2 x ‘O’ Level/GCSE passes or equivalent including Mathematics and English.
•    Essential – experience of working in a customer facing environment.
•    Desirable – experience of customer meeting and greeting.
•    Desirable – a minimum of 1 years experience of working in a customer facing role within a minimum 3 star hotel/hospitality related environment.
•    Desirable – experienced and competent in using current hotel related software, e.g. Fidelio, MS Office etc.
•    Desirable – Membership of the Clefs d’Or.
•    Desirable – experience of Complaint handling techniques.

•    Fit and healthy
•    Excellent personal presentation
•    Articulate – excellent spoken and written English
•    Ability to communicate well at all levels (internally and externally)
•    No visible tattoos
•    Flexibility in working hours
•    Good personal time management and priority setting
•    Work well under pressure
•    A dedication to customer focus
•    Responsive to change
•    High attention to detail
•    Good administrative skills
•    Fun, friendly and efficient telephone manner
•    Creativity

•    Achievement of key tasks as agreed during Performance/Competence Review
•    Customer feedback

You can pick up an application form from our main reception, you can also print out the application here: Click

Please return it to the Crown Spa Hotel, for the attention of Vicky Riley.

Seals need towels

The animal care team at Scarborough Sea Life and Marine Sanctuary wants to get its hands on your dirty laundry…again!

Working with rescued seal pups is a messy business, requiring a large stock of old towels.

“We need towels to throw over the pups’ heads to subdue them when they’re receiving treatment,” explained seal expert Lyndsey Crawford.

“They’re also invaluable for mopping up afterwards and quickly get sodden with dirty fishy-smelling and often bloody sea water.”

Consequently the Sanctuary gets through more towels than the average holiday hotel…and is currently down to its last small bundle.

Local residents threw in their old towels by the bag full to help the seal team a year ago, and now the Sanctuary is once more appealing to their generosity.

“If anyone’s got any old towels they were planning to throw out, we’d be very grateful if they could drop them off here instead,” said Lyndsey.

“It doesn’t matter if they’re a bit threadbare or even a bit grubby, because if they’re not they soon will be.”

The Sanctuary has recently taken in four abandoned and sickly seal pups and is rehabilitating them back to health in their Seal Hospital .

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Armed Forces Day 2014 Programme

Armed Forces Day Programme 28th June
  • 11:30am – 1 Bn Yorkshire Regiment Freedom Parade led by the Royal Corps of Signals march through the town
  • 12:00pm – Freedom Parade arrives at Southbay for civic formalities
  • 12:10pm – Battle of Britain Memorial Flight (flypast)
  • 12:30pm – Freedom Parade steps off from Formal Area** to fall out at Sandside
  • 13:00pm – Marching Yorkshire Volunteers Band perform at Sandside
  • 13:30pm – Beach Boot-camp demonstration
  • 13:45pm – T.S. Scarborough Sea Cadets demonstration at Sandside
  • 14:15pm – Vulcan Bomber (display) with commentary
  • 14:30pm – Army Cadets demonstration at Sandside, Marching Yorkshire Volunteers Band perfom at Formal Area**
  • 15:00pm – RAF Tucano (display)
  • 15:30pm – Air Cadets demonstration at Sandside
  • 15:45pm – RNLI/SEAKing display with RNLI commentary
  • 16:00pm – Standards, Veterans and Cadets muster at Sandside
  • 16:15pm – Standards, Veterans and Cadets Parade led by the Yorkshire Volunteers Band
  • 16:30pm – Review of Standards, Veterans and Cadets Parade at Formal Area**
  • 16:40pm – Presentation of AFD Flag to Veteran (with citation)
  • 16:45pm – Service of Thanksgiving led by the Vicar of Scarborough
  • 17:00pm – South Bay events end
  • 18:00pm – Armed Forces Day Twilight Naval Warfare Show at Peasholm Park, North Bay
  • 19:30pm – Last Night of the Proms concert at Scarborough Open Air Theatre, North Bay