Porthole in Time


The Scarborough Maritime Heritage Centre, now in its twelth year of operation, has been awared £40,000 of National Lottery Heritage Funding for the 'Porthole in Time' Sea Wall Heritage Trail Project.

Nearly 30 engraved granite storyboards will be installed along the mile length of Scarborough's famous Marine Drive. Each storyboard will tell a part of Scarborough’s history so that those walking the trail can learn more about Scarborough's rich and varied history.

An 'App' will be created that links to history websites so people will be able to access a lot more details around those histories including photographs and video footage. Many residents and visitors, together with students from local schools, have helped select the most relevant historical events to feature in the project.

This is a project which invites all those who experience it to become an active partner. They will do so by contributing their very own Scarborough Memories, special moments perhaps from childhood or stories from within their families carried down the generations. A number of participating organisations including cafes, restaurants, hotels, guesthouses and tourism venues are committed to helping to gather the Scarborough Memories.

Schools will also be involved in gathering the memories of local families. These stories will find a home in a new Scarborough Stories Library which Scarborough Council are seeking to set up as part of their Cultural Strategy. 

IF YOU HAVE ANY INTERESTING STORIES TO TELL RELATING TO SCARBOROUGH IN THE PAST PLEASE CONTACT US?

Project Manager, Huw Roberts, a Trustee of the Scarborough Maritime Heritage Centre, commenting on the award, said

“This is great news for Scarborough, and its residents and visitors. Whatever was happening in history, ancient or modern, Scarborough has been up there making the news and contributing to one of the most fascinating and unique heritages of any town in Britain.”

The Scarborough Sea Wall Heritage Trail project has been awarded £39,968 by the National Lottery Heritage Fund in a single round application.

The Scarborough Maritime Heritage Centre is the lead organisation within a formal project partnership which also includes the Scarborough Civic Society and the Scarborough Archaeological and Historical Society. The partnership is also working closely with Scarborough Borough Council and the Museums Trust.

The project is proposed to be completed in 2022.


Porthole in Time mock up on Marine Drive


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