Scarborough in the Civil War

WhereGreat Broughton Village HallType of EventIllustrated Talk
WhenMonday 14th February 2022TutorJean Spenceley

Jean gave an entertaining and informative talk on a subject about which most of the members probably had little knowledge despite it being part of a defining moment in our history, particularly in constitutional terms. Both Scarborough and Guisborough were very significant at the time particularly the former which changed loyalties between the Parliamentarians and the Royalists many times. She went into detail about the role that the Castle played as well as the one remaining church. Prior to the war there had been three churches and the remaining one, the Parish Church of St Mary’s, is only half the size it was then having been used as barracks for the Parliamentarian forces.

The evening was well attended which was pleasing to see. This is a sign of returning to more normal times, hopefully.  The audience was fairly quiet with few questions being asked but I think that the presentation of the events as they unfolded in the lecture was absorbing.

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