15th April 2016
The Society was pleased to sponsor Professor Alice Roberts' appearance at the Books By The Beach event. The event was a complete sell out and Professor Roberts kindly answered many questions asked by an ethusiast audience.
11th April 2016
SAHS AGM, followed by am update on the Raincliffe Woods Project
The formal business of the AGM was conducted and afterwards Martin Bland, Trevor Pearson and Chris Hall of the Society presented those present with an update on work that is being undertaken in Raincliffe Woods. This area is largely unmapped and the work that has been undertaken is already showing that this is an area of significant archaeological and historical interest. The Society will no doubt be continuing its reputation for excellent and rigorous work as this project progresses.
14th March 2016
This Exploited Land - the trailblazing story of ironstone and railways in the North York Moors
Mark Sissons gave a great talk to a large audience on a fascinating part of our local history. With potentially imminent work starting on potash mining locally, it was timely to see that what is considered today to be an area of outstanding natural beauty was, and within living memory, a heavily industrial area.
29th February 2016
The World of Albert Strange
Our thanks go to Richard Wynne for an interesting talk on the many marine craft designed by Scarborough's own Albert Strange. It was good to see many members for Sailing Club present and we hope you'll join us again for some other talks.
15th February 2016
Thanks to everybody who attended to listen to some great talks given by our very own members. Vanessa Milner, Chris Evans, Mark Vesey and John Found all kindly spoke on topics as diverse as Alderman John Jackson, Three Cayley Servants, the Maritime Heritage Centre and the early history of Scarborough Cricket Club. Their contributions were warmly received by the audience and judging by the interest their material, we may have to ask them to expand their talks further.
1st February 2016
Discoveries along the A1, Dr. Steve Sherlock
A great talk from Dr Steve Sherlock about the excavations along the course of the A1 improvement!
Such a huge enterprise and good to hear about his involvement with Operation Nightingale to help rehabilitate service personnel through involvement in archaeology.
You can read more about Operation Nightingale and the DAG here: http://www.daguk.org/
18th January 2016
Whitby during Queen Anne's War 1702-1713 and the case of Linskill v Yeoman, Christiane Kroebel
4th January 2016
Restoring heritage assets - The Old Parcels Stationa and Dean Road Chapel, Chris Hall
14th December 2015
Battlefield tourism: visiting the Western Front in the years after the First World War, Keith Johnston
30th November 2015
"Standing on the shoulders of giants": analysing the Stonehenge World Heritage Site, Mark Bowden
Mark provided a brilliant insight in recent analysis of Stonehenge and the surrounding areas. The audience left with new insights and possibly some questions to contemplate. Was Stone 56 ever upright, even in antiquity? What do the Bronze Age carvings on the stones represent? Were the sarsen stones all transported the great distances as widely believed?
16th November 2015
Ancient Egypt: New Stories, Joann Fletcher
A fascinating evening presented by the always entertaining Joann Fletcher. In addition we raised a good sum for Children in Need through the generosity of Members and visitors alike. Thanks go to Vanessa and the ladies of the Friends of Seamer Village for the donation of the cakes.