The Scarborough Maritime Heritage Centre along with the Scarborough Archaeological and Historical Society, Scarborough & District Civic Society, Scarborough Museums Trust and Scarborough Borough Council are partners in an exciting project that we hope will attract more tourists and help the town’s economy to recover when the current virus situation is over.
The idea is to mount heritage information boards along the 1.5km of sea wall on Scarborough's Marine Drive. These will be short interesting facts about our town's history and heritage that can be read whilst taking a healthy stroll. Similar projects have been undertaken in other seaside towns and proved very successful and popular. The boards will also link to websites with more information on the relevant topics. Many visitors do not even know that Scarborough is Britain's first official seaside resort or that were the 7th largest shipbuilding port, 5th largest herring port and winner of the heaviest tuna fish catch in the 1930s.
We would like to invite you and your family to take part in a survey which will provide you with some new and fascinating historical facts about Scarborough. At the same time it will help us in the honing and design of the project. The survey is simple to complete, just click on the link below. Please ask other members of your family, friends and acquaintances to take part.
Please note that the text on the “story-boards” is from public suggestions and at a draft stage so there may be inaccuracies which will be corrected later. The focus here is to get an idea of what interests you. The information will be subject to further verification and refinement along the way.
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Heritage Information Panels could take the form of ship's portholes along the sea wall on Scarborough's Marine Drive.