Cel­e­bra­tions for Seafest’s 20th an­niver­sary

A week­end of en­ter­tain­ment for the full fam­ily

The Scarborough News - - WELCOME TO YOUR NEWS - By Jade McEl­wee jade.mcel­wee@jpress.co.uk Twit­ter: @JadeMRe­porter

Scar­bor­ough Seafest is cel­e­brat­ing its 20th an­niver­sary, this week­end, with a fun-filled mar­itime-themed week­end.

The three-day event at South Bay will give vis­i­tors a chance to dive into years of fish­ing his­tory in the North East along­side more than 40 craft and lo­cal pro­duce stalls, chef demon­stra­tions, live mu­sic, a beer fes­ti­val and a grand fire­works dis­play on the Sat­ur­day at 9.45pm.

A key fea­ture of the event this year is free tours that cel­e­brate the full mar­itime ex­pe­ri­ence, lo­cated at the Ves­sel Vil­lage on North Wharf as well as West Pier and Vin­cent Pier.

Ex­plore two Royal Navy fast pa­trol boats, HMS Ex­am­ple and HMS Ex­plorer, as well as HMS Pickle, a recre­ation of the mes­sen­ger ship that brought back news of Admiral Lord Nel­son’s death at the Bat­tle of Trafal­gar.

On West Pier, seafood lovers will be able to get a rare in­sight in to shell­fish pro­duc­tion from lo­cal fish­er­men. The free tours of the har­bour-side fa­cil­i­ties will be a chance to get up close and learn more about the shell­fish species that are caught off the York­shire coast and their jour­ney from sea to plate.

Scar­bor­ough Mar­itime Her­itage Cen­tre’s ex­hi­bi­tion will tell the his­tory of Scar­bor­ough, through demon­stra­tions of ship build­ing and mar­itime life from the Ro­mans and Vik­ings.

Ged Wil­cock, Bob Roberts, Tony Cre­han, Edd Ed­monds, Dawn Nis­bet, Janet Jef­fer­son, Rowena Mars­den, Chris Bur­rows, Karl But­ler, Rev Richard Walker 1837107

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