In 2017 throughout the country civic societies were celebrating the fiftieth anniversary of the start of Conservation Areas and Scarborough is no exception. The Society decided in conjunction with Scarborough News to hold a photographic competition which was open to all.
Conservation Areas are zones which help to give the town its unique character and attractiveness. This uniqueness takes various forms, such as a group of significant buildings or an area which is famous (or even notorious!) for a particular reason, such as a fisherman’s quarter or the site of some historical event.
Large swathes of Scarborough are within its Conservation Areas, but photographs of anything in the town are valid for this competition. It is not a competition for the most perfect photograph and entries are just as valid whether taken on expensive professional equipment or the most inexpensive phone camera.
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!
by Graham Steele
New season deck chairs open epitomises the excitement of families visiting our
by Martin Dove
picture reminds us that without the selfless acts, of countless men and
women, we Scarborians would not have our freedom to enjoy our wonderful
Scarborough Lighthouse in the background symbolises a beacon of hope and prosperity for us all".
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.
by Mark Vesey
by Morgan Faulkner
by John Kendrick
by Barbara Bateman
by Brian Ralph
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.
by Michaele Carrack
by Andrew Kent
The lighthouse provides a focal point for the South Bay. Being on the east coast it provides a greatopportunity for magical sunrises.
by Joanne Karim
I just really love living by the sea. There is nothing better than cycling around the bays watching the sun rise out of the sea to welcome in a new day. We have some really amazing cycle routes where you can enjoy stunning views of the sea or feel the calm of the countryside, but the sea always wins out to me. We have such a beautiful coastline, rich with heritage. What is not to love about living in Scarborough.
by Damian Loughran
I love the way that you never know what the sunrise will look like, but it is rarely boring.
by Connie Pummell
I love the view and lived on St Nicholas Cliff 28 years.
by Paul Belshaw
This is something I see every morning having my breakfast, from my kitchen window. I've looked at it now for twelve years; never get tired of it!
Note: This was our only analogue submission which was scanned for the website display.
by Lili Dixon
A beautiful piece of hidden architecture.
by Oliver Todd
Growing up I often wondered if there were shipwrecks in the sea and although I asked my mum, dad, nana and granddad, no one could tell me for definite. They would often tell stories of pirates and battles. One September morning in 2016 we were walking on the beach when we came across this wreck. Neither mum, dad or myself had ever seen it before. The picture I took shows the wreck along with the lighthouse to show its location. When we got home I researched the wreck and found it wasn't the pirate ship I hoped for when I was younger, it was called The Vivid which sank in 1888. The crew were saved by the lifeboat. The wreck is only visible when the sands are washed away revealing a mystery of the sea.
by Elise Garland
The best time of day, just before sunrise and the view over towards the castle is always one of my favourites. So atmospheric!
The elegant sweep of the Georgian Crescent, a real delight seen through my bedroom window.
by Liz Blades
by Melinda Dowson
Tremendous triangle captures a 'grand view' from each corner representing significant heritage landmarks in sparkling Scarbotough Britains first ever seaside resort.
by Sue Gurney
Water and boats is a winning combination for me, and even after over 30 years of living in Scarborough I never tire of this view
by Edward Spencer
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