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World War One Centenary


August 2014 marks the outbreak of war between Britain and Germany 100 years ago.
Like most wars, it was thought it would be over quite quickly, but for Scarborough it soon came home to roost with the tragic bombardment of the town on 16th December 1914. 18 civilians were killed in a seaside town by a foreign power and that was just the beginning. Over the next 4 years, three quarters of a million British men would lose their lives in the fight against a country that what was once one of our closest neighbours.

The Scarborough Archaeological & Historical Society will present a series of lectures during the 2014-2015 season looking at the war and bombardment.
Please see our events page for details as they are finalised.

Lonsdale Road Wykeham Street The Royal Hotel

The Society is working in partnership with other organisations in the town who are also putting on exhibitions and events. Please see their websites for details:-

  • Scarborough Museums Trust
  • Scarborough Maritime Heritage Centre
  • Friends of Dean Road and Manor Road Cemetery
  • Scarborough Civic Society
  • East Yorkshire Family History Society

  • National websites:

  • British Army war diaries
  • BBC World War 1 page
  • World War One Battlefields
  • A Guide to WW1 Battlefields and History of the First World War
  • ww1facts
  • First World War Centenary
  • Forces War Records & Military Genealogy
  • The Long, Long Trail
  • History Learning Site - World War One

  • There will be lots of programmes and events over the next few years. Why not find out how your family or neighbourhood was affeted by The Great War"?

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