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New date for Peasholm Park centenary celebration
A new date has been set
for the big centenary celebration of Peasholm Park which had to be
postponed last month due to flooding.
Heavy rain had left large areas of the park
under water while strong winds were also creating problems for
Now, following a meeting between
Scarborough Borough Council and the Peasholm Park Friends group, it
has been decided to hold the centenary celebration on Sunday 26
August from around 10am.
Chairman of the friends’ group, Linda
Harper, said: “Being forced to postpone the event from 24 June was
a blow – an awful lot of hard work and planning had been done by
the friends and the council and money invested in infrastructure
“But while we were disappointed at having
to postpone due to the weather, we were also determined to come
back, set a new date and put on a day of entertainment that
families will enjoy, to celebrate the centenary of this amazing
open space in Scarborough.
“We’ve now got to put a detailed programme
together, but we’re delighted to already be able to confirm that
the superb Hunmanby Silver Band will be performing in the afternoon
as part of the celebration. We’re also looking at martial arts
demonstrations, dancing displays, willow weaving, story-telling,
kite-making and a coconut shy, as well as crafts art and cake
The centenary event slots in to a busy bank
holiday weekend in the park itself and in Scarborough, with a
firework display and ‘Three Tenors in the Park’ concert in Peasholm
on Friday 24 August from 8pm, followed by the naval warfare display
on the lake at 3pm the next day.
Later that day – Saturday 25 August –
boyband JLS will be performing at the nearby open air theatre,
while evergreen funnyman Ken Dodd is at The Futurist Theatre, and
‘Sensational Sinatra’ is at Scarborough Spa.
Taking place in the evening on Sunday 26
August is a show at the Stephen Joseph Theatre featuring legendary
chat show host Michael Parkinson; while at The Futurist Theatre,
Joe Longthorne will be performing.
The following day – Monday 27 August – sees Burniston Show,
plus the start of the annual Scarborough Cricket Festival at the
North Marine Road ground; and later that day ‘Voulez Vous - A
Tribute to Abba’ at The Futurist Theatre.