By Tim Lambert
The Romans built a signalling station at Scarborough
The Danes found a town at Scarborough
The Norwegians burn Scarborough
A castle is built at Scarborough
The people of Scarborough are granted the right to hold an annual fair
Scarborough has a population of 2,000 – 2,500
The Black Death reaches Scarborough
Scarborough is in decline
During the Civil War Scarborough is held by the Royalists
Scarborough Castle is besieged. Afterward, it is deliberately damaged.
Scarborough begins to revive. In the late 17th century it prospers as a spa town.
Scarborough has a population of about 6,000
Improvement Commissioners are given powers to pave, clean, and light the streets of Scarborough
Cliff Bridge opens
The Rotunda Museum opens
A waterworks company is formed
The Railway reaches Scarborough
Scarborough has a population of about 13,000
A Market Hall is built
A cemetery opens
Valley Bridge opens
A hospital opens in Scarborough
Trams begin running in the streets of Scarborough
German warships bombard Scarborough
The electric trams stop running. A miniature railway opens.
World War II
In Scarborough, 137 people are killed by the German bombing
The population of Scarborough is 43,000
A Sea Life Centre opens. The Brunswick Shopping Centre opens.
The population of Scarborough is 61,000