Ayckbourn’s Scarborough: March

Forty years ago in 1983, the calendar Ayckbourn’s Scarborough was published with Alan Ayckbourn’s 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.


Scalby Village

Scalby Village is the sort of Beverley Hills of Scarborough, where all sorts of exotic people with open-neck shirts live. Life there is carefree and easy-going, with only the occasional danger of being run down by a newly registered Porsche tractor. The three riders seen here have just been celebrating matins at Scalby’s go-ahead ride-in church.

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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