There was once not one, but two Hispaniola ships in Scarborough. Above: An illustration from Treasure Island, showing the Hispaniola - a fictional ship in Robert Louis Stevenson’s famous novel that…
More excitement - my mum has a spare version of our original WH Smith photo albums from 20 or so years ago. Using it to archive some of the Scarborough photo collection. Also comes with a handy remnant of the photos that used to be in it - see bottom image. I’d love to know which photograph prompted that intriguing label!
This is one of the cases we used to take to Scarborough.
Circa late 1980s/early 1990s.
Will definitely find a use for it in Stories From Scarborough.
A mash up of the previous stuff
To the fair!
Gala Land was an underground entertainment complex in Scarborough. Originally a public aquarium, it was built in 1877 beneath the Spa Bridge, and initially operated as The People’s Palace & Aqu…
Gala Land was not originally included in my list of attractions for Stories From Scarborough, but having received an interesting email/memory about it from a member of Scarborough Archaeological and Historical Society, I decided it would be advantageous to leave the contents of the archive open to suggestion.
And Gala Land sounds absolutely wonderful - an underground Victorian amusement park and aquarium? Definitely something worth investigating.