Bensons, Scarborough

Walking picture Foreshore Road Scarborough

We have looked at Benson’s on the site before. They operated in Bridlington and Scarborough post-WW2.  This walkie is from the Scarborough office which was based on Sandside next to the harbour. It was sent to us by Joy Rawlings and shows her Grandmother Lillian Fox on the right (in the spotty dress) with two friends (Mrs. Duddle centre and Mrs. Jones, a neighbour, on the left) and her Grandfather John Fox in the background.  I would think mid-1950s from the look of it.  They have just passed the little fish market stalls (a newer version of them survives) and the previous lifeboat house on the end of Foreshore Road, which was only demolished in 2015. Amazingly Google Maps still has a glimpse of this view, see below, but on the rest of the map it has disappeared. You can read more about Bensons on the site.  Thanks to Joy for the scan.

Scarborough lifeboat house

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