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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.

Malton Museum Lectures

Tuesday 5th September, 7pm- 9pm  at Malton Rugby Club. Steve Roskams, Senior Lecturer in archaeology at the University of York, will be discussing the recent excavations at Malton’s Roman Fort.

What did the latest dig unearth? What were the team hoping to find?  What more have we learnt about life in the fort or the civilian settlement beyond? What was the most surprising or unusual discovery?
Find out in the fourth of a series of summer lectures organized by Malton Museum, as Steve shares the highlights of, and insights from, this summer’s excavations.
Booking is advisable by emailing, calling 0165 3691262 or visiting the museum. Entry fees are £5 and will raise vital funds, enabling us to maintain free entry to the museum which is open 10am-4pm, Thursday- Saturday, between Saturday 15th April and Saturday 28th October.  For details of more upcoming events please visit


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 Church, Ramshill Road, South Cliff; 2:00pm – talk by Chris Hall  around the model of medieval Scarborough. SAHS in association with St Andrew’s URC. Church is open from 10.00 am -until 4.00pm  (Beacon Café open till 1.30)
Saturday 9th September: Ayton Castle, off Castle Rise, West Ayton; 10:00am, 1;00pm and 3:00pm  - guided walks led by Chris Hall looking at the historic environs of the castle and including access into the tower and undercroft.
Numbers are restricted so you need to book in advance via e-mail to giving the time of the walk you wish to attend, the number in your party, their names and a contact telephone number.  
Note: There is no parking at Ayton Castle or on the adjacent streets. Participants are asked to park in the village such as Ayton Village Hall car park which is nearby. The village hall will be open for the Ayton heritage day where there will be an exhibition. Toilet facilities will be available there.
SAHS/Friends of Ayton Castle joint event

Sunday 10th September: Raincliffe Woods, Lady Edith's Drive, Scarborough 10:30am and 2:30 pm – guided walks led by Trevor Pearson and Marie Woods lasting 2 to 2½. hours looking at archaeological discoveries in the woods. Meet at the Dog Bark Bend car park.  

Numbers are restricted so you need to book in advance via e-mail to giving the time of the walk you wish to attend, the number in your party, their names and a contact telephone number.

(SAHS/Raincliffe Woods Community Enterprise Joint event)

September 10th Grand Cemetery Fair in Dean Road Cemetery, 11 till 3. with stalls, guided walks and family fun.

Friends of Dean Road & Manor Road Cemetery

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 the annual Seafest in July, see


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