Scarborough & District Civic Society 


by Beckie Blake

This is taken at the Castle. The grounds of the castle are magical, and so evocative of a time gone by, where Scarborough Castle stood proudly atop the cliffs, a landmark of strength and history. The view here, looking out towards Cayton, is one which countless other eyes have gazed upon over the centuries.... It's like stepping into a piece of
Scarborough's history, another time, and it's wonderful!

A little bit of York by the sea.

by Graham Steele

East Sandgate has always reminded me of the Shambles in York. With so much history. The Newcastle Packet and old Tunny club with so many stories to tell. And such a contrast to the bright lights and modern amusement arcades.


Sally-Ann Fawcett

My wedding reception was held at the Olivers Mount cafe on that day, 4th March, and all guests were shown the iconic view of Scarborough from the site of the war memorial.
This photo evokes such happiness for several reasons:  the beauty of a sunny day over Scarborough after weeks of rain; the joy of my nephew on such a happy wedding day; and the pride of being able to show my new in-laws from London the stunning vista of the town from its greatest vantage point.

South Bay Scarborough
by Rose Habberley

New season deck chairs open epitomises the excitement of families visiting our beautiful beaches.

Victorian & 1930's Architecture

by Tony Freeman

It is envigorating to see architecture of different periods interacting with each other to enrich the visual environment

Memorial Bench

by Martin Dove

"This picture reminds us  that without the selfless acts, of countless men and women, we Scarborians would not have our freedom to enjoy our wonderful town today.
Scarborough Lighthouse in the background symbolises a beacon of hope and prosperity for us all".

Little Smasher

by Ziek Faulkner

This photo was taken of the early evening sunset, over the castle on the hill. This reminds of taking my dogs on walks with my two daughters, who are now 14 and 16 years old. The good ol' days.

Simply the best!

by Mark Vesey

Walking along the Esplanade with a blaze of coloured flowers and a perfectly blue sky and sea is simply the best thing you can do in life!
My photo shows a small rowing boat connecting us with the town's historic past of fishing and boatbuilding. It also shows the fantastic heritage we have of the castle, old town and Grand Hotel. When we meet any visitors we are proud to tell them about the Esplanade and the health benefits to body and mind that come from a stroll overlooking the sea and gardens.

A Moment in Time

by Morgan Faulkner

This photo is a captured moment in time, which I believe has the ability to take many people back to very fond memories, at Scarborough's beaches.
At the seaside it is always a place to have fun, to find peace of mind, but never to have a dull moment. Personally, the beach reminds me of home, family and friends. It is where I grew up, and will continue to grow, as a person and as a photographer.


by Ian Davie

I'm very proud of what Scarborough does honouring our Armed Forces, plus the support for the RNLI and took the opportunity to take this photo showing them both with a fine Scarborough Icon.

Promenade Reflections

by John Kendrick

The North Bay promenade walked on by generations of visitors to Scarborough has, on this day, been claimed by the sea.
As the setting sun reflects on the prom I'm presented with time to reflect on my many past memories of this special place.
What comes to mind are my childhood memories of annual holidays spent here in and around the chalets, playing cricket on the beach, swimming in the pool or the sea.
Then there's the castle on the headland reminding me of building castles in the sand and trying, like Canute, to stop the incoming tide from destroying them!
Soon the tide will subside and clear the way for future generations to come and enjoy this timeless place.

Evening Light

by Barbara Bateman

A view of the northside of Scarborough in the early evening light. Reminds me that wherever you are in Scarborough, there is always a stunning view.

Vernon Road Bridge

by Clive Hague

The Iron bridge taken from Vernon Road a view that seems to get bypassed by many photographers but so close to the town centre and steeped in history. A must for me.

Illusions of Grandeur

by Peter Dickinson

Probably Scarborough's most iconic building with a grand reflection on the beach!

Scarborough Fair

by David Smith

This picture shows that Scarborough is a place for fun at anytime.

Town Hall

by Julia West

This building our Town Hall,says so much about the past splendor of this wonderful town. Along with the gardens which give a colorful gentle walkway from the sea front. But please do not be fooled into thinking Scarborough lives in the past. No ! We have the " Tour de Yorkshire " poster showing the bright up to date thinking that we have here in Scarborough x

The Spirit of Scarborough

by Colin Richardson

This photograph captures the essence and spirit of Scarborough. The Castle headland depicts its historic past with the old town nestling below it. The harbour and lighthouse protecting the fishing boats and pleasure craft. The sea front amusement arcades to entertain the throngs of visitors and finally the lifeboat and coastguard helicopter  to protect the towns seafaring heritage. It makes me proud.

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by Brian Ralph

Scarborough Harbour

by Lance Wardle

Although Scarborough is well-known for it's holiday combinations of 'sun, sea and sand' (!) a night-time stroll around the town can also reveal some wonderful scenes. The harbour can be particularly attractive and atmospheric, with the lights picking out the colours of the boats and creating rippling reflections in the water......

Sunset at the Lighthouse

by Daniel Spink

I had the fortune to experience this beautiful sunset at Scarborough's lighthouse. It was such a quiet an tranquil evening that Scarborough's iconic harbour area came alive in the colours and lights of the sunset. A truly amazing experience for me.

Scarborough at its best

by Kevin Dengate

Having taken a tender into Cannes a few weeks earlier Scarborough was much more inviting and exhilarating arriving on the lifeboat on Families' Day

Yorkshire's Finest

by Chris Richardson

As a Scarborian, born and bred, and also as a retired military man myself, I have always been touched by the warmth, generosity and hospitality of my home town to all those who have and continue to serve our country. These boys are men now, and I am so proud of them and of Scarborough for its unwavering support.

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by Michaele Carrack

Falsgrave Park

by Alan Pearson

Falsgrave park is where I take my dog for a walk in the morning and where I meet my neighbours from the Falsgrave area. I love the chats and the canine camaraderie each morning.