River Ouse from Scarborough Railway Bridge (1880s)

Commuters from Selby, Riccall, Escrick and Naburn would have seen this view each day on their way to and from the Rowntree factory.

This picture of the River Ouse from Scarborough Railway Bridge dates from the early 1880s. On the left-hand side is Marygate landing with lots of commercial activity. There are also two small boats on the river which are blurred because of the long exposure.  There are several churches on the skyline: All Saints on North Street is on the right, St Michaels’ on Spurriergate is in the middle and St Martin-Le-Grand on Coney Street is on the left.  On the extreme right is the Rowntree’s warehouse – its painted advertisement can just be seen. The bridge is Lendal Bridge.

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