Thurs­day Flash­back

The Scarborough Evening News - - NOSTALGIA -

A crowd has gath­ered on the sands close to the Spa to watch two beach en­ter­tain­ers. With the ex­pan­sion of the rail­ways in the Vic­to­rian era, hol­i­days and day trips to the sea­side in­creased in pop­u­lar­ity and so did beach en­ter­tain­ment which ranged from min­strels, Punch and Judy and pier­rots to co­me­di­ans, ma­gi­cians and mu­sic-hall acts.

Reprints can be or­dered with pro­ceeds go­ing to lo­cal char­i­ties. Tele­phone 0330 1230203 and quote ref­er­ence num­ber YRN-180329182430050.

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