Friday 26 July 2:00 PM to Sunday 28 July 5:00 PM
Price for single delegate: £460.00
Organised by Kathryn Ferry. Our AGM weekend will be celebrating the Victorian and Edwardian seaside.
The annual general meeting beginning at 2pm on Friday afternoon will be held in the Palm Court Ballroom of the Grand Hotel, Scarborough (Cuthbert Broderick, 1867). Tea and coffee will be served halfway through. Our evening will be spent at The Spa which developed from an eighteenth-century timber structure into the Victorian resort’s most fashionable rendezvous designed by Joseph Paxton (1858) with additions by Verity and Hunt (1877-80). Before dinner we will hear about its development from local historian Keith Johnston. Accommodation will be split between the Premier Inn and the Park Manor Hotel.
Saturday will be dedicated to exploring the town and seafront at Scarborough. Coaches will pick up from the hotels to start the day at the top of Oliver’s Mount where we can get an overview of the resort’s development. We will then visit the church of St Martin’s-on-the-Hill (GF Bodley, 1863 with glazing by Morris & Co) before driving along the seafront and Marine Drive (1908) to North Bay for lunch and a tour of Peasholm Park (1912). Coaches will drop us back in the town to begin an afternoon walking tour which will include Woodend, the former villa of the Sitwell family (1840), the Crown Hotel (1845), Town Hall (Henry Wyatt, 1844 and Harry W Smith, 1903), Spa Chalet (1858) and more.
On Sunday we will leave Scarborough by coach to visit Ravenscar for a walking tour of the resort that never was. We will then travel further up the coast to Saltburn-by-the-Sea where our walking tour will start at the station (1861) and adjacent Zetland Hotel (William Peachey, 1863). We will then tour the so-called ‘jewel’ streets before taking the oldest surviving water balance lift (1884) down the cliff to Saltburn Pier (1869). Lunch will be at Rushpool Hall Hotel (1864), the Gothic seaside home of iron master John Bell. On the way back we will stop at the church of St Stephen’s, Fylingdales (GE Street, 1870), arriving back at Scarborough station (1845) in time for trains after 5pm.
COST £194 per person non-residential; £325 per person double/twin; £456 single. All coach trips, visits, admissions, gratuities, dinner on Friday and lunch on Saturday and Sunday are included. The residential rate also includes bed and breakfast accommodation at the Premier Inn, Falconer Road, Scarborough YO11 2EN or the Park Manor Hotel, Northstead Manor Drive, Scarborough YO12 6BB.
The programme is liable to change.
Event code: 1998
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