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Summer Events

The Summer Programme consists of activities organised by the Society or those organised by others which may be of interest to our Members.

Stories from Georgian York

Thursday 20 July 17.00-18.30.  This tour will aim to evoke how the streets would have looked like at this time and also create biographies of the owners and inhabitants. It is an opportunity to put names and stories to the seemingly blank façades of the street, including Mr Theophilus Garencieres who was an apothecary and ran the medicated baths in Stonegate. The walk will also take in the houses of hatters, booksellers, ladies and gentlemen. The tour will begin in Micklegate, before turning to High Ousegate, Pavement and Stonegate. Meet outside Holy Trinity Church, Micklegate, the walk will take approximately one and a half hours. Our guide, Dr Matt Jenkins, is an Associate Lecturer at the University of York, specialising in buildings and landscapes. Register for the event on-line by following this link:

Hanging Grimston: Visit to Excavations

Hanging Grimston is the site of a deserted Medieval village which has been the subject of excavations by Scarborough Archaeological and Historical Society working in partnership with the High Wolds Heritage Group the over the last few years. On Sunday 30 July there is a visit to the excavations starting at 10.30 and lasting 1.5 to 2 hours. (Kirby Underdale on the edge of the Yorkshire Wolds. (OS grid ref SE 79903 59971). There is no charge but you must register by contacting Trevor Pearson, Secretary, CBA Yorkshire via e-mail to:-  An interim report for the 2016 excavation season can be found on the SAHS web site at:


Community Arts Project Exhibition

25th July until the 31st July 2017 Community Arts Project ExhibitionThixendale Village Hall. Open each day from 2pm until 8pm. Admission is free and refreshments are available. An exhibition of artwork inspired by the archaeology and landscape at Hanging Grimston. Also on display will be finds, artefacts, reports and photographs from the excavations.

Discover why Hull is the UK's City of Culture

Thursday 27 July 14.00-16.00. Explore over 700 years of history with a guided walk of Hull's historic Old Town.
Tour guide Paul Schofield will lead through the town's medieval streets to take in the newly created Minster (Holy Trinity), Land of Green Ginger, High Street and Wilberforce House/Museums' Quarter, the old docks, the Pier and River Humber, and Humber Street which has been transformed into a cultural hub. Meet at Hull City Hall, the walk will take approximately 2 hours. Our guide Paul Schofield hails from Hull and has been leading tours of the city over the last 29 years. Over the years he has done work with the City Council, and Visit Hull and East Yorkshire and has received awards and much acclaim for his fascinating tours. Register for the event on-line by following this link:

Goathland Incline Community Archaeology Excavation Community Archaeological Dig

Part of the 'This Exploited Land of Iron' project. 25thJuly and 5th August 2017.  This remote mid-19th century railway station spot was once at the heart of the Industrial Revolution, fuelled by the trailblazing discovery of ironstone and the coming of the railways. We’ll be searching for traces of an industry that transformed local life and culture. We are recruiting volunteers to take part in the archaeological excavations, please contact for further information.

7th - 10th September 2017 - Heritage Open Days

The Society is involved in a number of events as part of the Heritage Open Days.  All the events are free and take place at a variety of locations. Although free, please contact us to book a place at any of the events.

Friday 8th September: St Andrew’s URC 2:00pm – talk by Chris Hall  around the model of medieval Scarborough. SAHS in association with St Andrew’s URC

Church open from 10.00 am -until 4.00pm  (Beacon Café open till 1.30)

Saturday 9th September: Ayton Castle 10:00am, 1;00pm and 3:00pm  - guided walks led by Chris Hall SAHS/Friends of Ayton Castle joint event

Sunday 10th September: Raincliffe Woods 10:30am and 2:30 pm – guided walks led by Trevor Pearson and Marie Woods (SAHS/Raincliffe Woods Community Enterprise Joint event)

There will also be an event in Dean Road cemetery that day - details to be confirmed...

Archaeology Training Events & Excavations

Scarborough Museums

Scarborough Museums have a range of activities throughout the summer as well as just being great places to visit. Go to the Scarborough Museums Trust page for more details.

Scarborough Civic Society

For the Civic Society events see:

Scarborough Castle

For events at Scarborough Castle, see

Scarborough Seafest

For more details of Seafest events on 22nd & 23rd July, see


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