Ayckbourn’s Scarborough: January

Forty years ago in 1983, the calendar Ayckbourn’s Scarborough was published with Alan Ayckbourn’s witty captions accompanying photos by Michael Stead. To celebrate its discovery in the Ayckbourn Archive and 40th anniversary, the photographs and captions are being reproduced each month on this blog.


Lady Edith’s Drive

Actually, this photograph was taken at a rather unfortunate moment as poor Edith has lost all sight of her drive under twelve feet of snow.. Dusk is falling and no-one is at home at the only visible 24 storey building, the residents having sensibly decided to winter elsewhere. The top of Lady Edith’s hat is just visible in the foreground.

Words by Alan Ayckbourn; photograph by Michael Stead.

Ayckbourn’s Scarborough Calendar is part of the Ayckbourn Archive and was published in 1982 by Rosedale Publications Limited. It featured captions by Alan Ayckbourn alongside photographs by Michael Stead with the calendar designed by Bernard Stead FRSA. It was published by the Scarborough firm Pindar Print Ltd. It has been reproduced with permission from Alan Ayckbourn.

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