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Madge Temple. Madge was a musical hall comedy singer at the beginning of the twentieth century. She was married to Herman Darewski, Bridlington's Musical Director between 1924 and 1939.

Herman Darewski. Plenty of information about Bridlington's Musical Director.

Bridlington Lifeboats. Here you can find photographs of current and early lifeboats as used by the RNLI in Bridlington

Waterloo Pierrots. The Pierrots entertained visitors to Bridlington for many years up to the Great War. One of the troupes was called the Waterloo Pierrots. There are photographs of the members and some information

St John of Bridlington. A short piece about the man who became St John of Bridlington

HMS Bridlington. This boat was built in Scotland in 1940, served as a minesweeper until 1946. She then became a Royal Air Force vessel. She was scrapped in 1958

HMS Flamborough Head. This boat was built in North Vancouver in 1944. She was preserved and her stern and engine wait to become part of a new national museum. Her hull, as HMCS Cape Breton, is now an artificial reef off Snake Island, near Nanaimo, Vancouver Island.

The Great Gale. The Great Gale was a major event in Bridlington's history. Six local lifeboatmen died while attempting a rescue.

Christopher (Kit) Brown. Kit Brown was a humble fisherman in Bridlington involved in three major events in Bridlington's lifeboat history

John Taylor Allerston. A photographer turned painter, J. T. Allerston is remembered for having painted the scenes of The Great Gale

Steam in Bridlington. Photographs showing steam locomotives in Bridlington during the Fifties

Come Hell or High Water. Bridlington's Town Play of 1995 brought together many local people to stage a drama about the lifeboat service in Victorian times

Two Hundred Years of Lifeboats. Photographs from the Re-Dedication of Bridlington Lifeboats in June 2005

Three Brothers. This 1912 sailing coble is in the care of the Bridlington Harbour Heritage Museum

Bridlington's Pleasure Cruisers. Some photographs of ships which served Bridlington's holidaymakers over the 20th Century

Mike's Bridlington Books. My long-out-of-print books plus details of forthcoming publications

Cliff Richard and The Shadows. Live at Bridlington Spa Royal Hall, Sunday, 3rd September, 1961. Photos from the front row

From Priory Tower. Six photos from the tower: 1978 and 2000

Do you remember? The changing face of Bridlington

The Coliseum. A short-lived entertainment business between 1922 and 1924. Where the Winter Gardens used to be.

Speeton Airfield in the 1950s, and aviation in Bridlington.

Act of Parliament 1697 - Harbour and Piers

Act of Parliament 1704 - Harbour and Piers

Act of Parliament 1719 - Harbour and Piers

A Century of Progress - Yorkshire: Bridlington

Grandad's War. Pte 2370 J. W. Wilson, 5th Battalion, Yorkshire Regiment

Old Bands and Orchestras. Some photographs from the past.

Long Gone Bridlington. More photographs of long-ago Bridlington.

Floral Bridlington. Bridlington's floral clocks and staircases.

Alderman Ernest Lambert, Freeman of the Borough


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