A TIMELINE OF SCARBOROUGH, YORKSHIRE

By Tim Lambert

20th Century Scarborough

370

The Romans built a signalling station at Scarborough

10th Century

The Danes found a town at Scarborough

1066

The Norwegians burn Scarborough

c 1136

A castle is built at Scarborough

1253

The people of Scarborough are granted the right to hold an annual fair

1348

Scarborough has a population of 2,000 - 2,500

1349

The Black Death reaches Scarborough

1500

Scarborough is in decline

1642-1645

During the Civil War Scarborough is held by the Royalists

1648

Scarborough Castle is besieged. Afterwards it is deliberately damaged.

1650

Scarborough begins to revive. In the late 17th century it prospers as a spa town.

19th Century Scarborough

1801

Scarborough has a population of about 6,000

1805

Improvement Commissioners are given powers to pave, clean and light the streets of Scarborough

1827

Cliff Bridge opens

1829

The Rotunda Museum opens

1844

A waterworks company is formed

1845

The Railway reaches Scarborough

1851

Scarborough has a population of about 13,000

1853

A Market Hall is built

1857

A cemetery opens

1865

Valley Bridge opens

1893

A hospital opens in Scarborough

20th Century Scarborough

1904

Trams begin running in the streets of Scarborough

1914

German warships bombard Scarborough

1931

The electric trams stop running. A miniature railway opens.

World War II

In Scarborough 137 people are killed by German bombing

1953

The population of Scarborough is 43,000

1991

A Sea Life Centre opens. Brunswick Pavilion Shopping Centre opens.

2019

The population of Scarborough is 61,000

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