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Carisbrooke castle on the Isle of Wight where King Charles I was held prisoner in 1648. Sir William Constable of Flamborough was in charge of the guard at the time.

Escaping the hangman’s noose

One of the first of Yorkshire’s regicides to die in 1655 was Sir William Constable of Flamborough, uncle of Sir Thomas Fairfax, and last of an illustrious family. He had been MP for Knaresborough and played a prominent and gallant part in Yorkshire’s Civil War campaigns. He was in charge of the guard at Carisbrooke castle on the Isle of Wight when the king was held prisoner there in 1648. Such was his eminence that he was awarded a state funeral and buried in the Henry VII chapel in Westminster abbey.

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A song thrush

Summer is gradually mellowing into autumn

Where have all the maggots gone? Decades ago, mother placed my blackberries in a pan of salty water to draw out maggots prior to washing and cooking them. Nowadays we don’t see any! Mind you, I tend to eat dozens straight from the hedgerows, so maybe I’ve eaten a good many. Both Tigga and myself can’t resist them.

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A popular walk with remarkable sea views

A popular walk with remarkable sea views

One of our favourite local walks departs from Cloughton - a pleasant village which lies six miles north-west of Scarborough and is easily accessed by bus or private transport. This popular short walk of about four miles starts from the northern end of Cloughton.

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Carolyn Hodgson and her dog Winston.

Former TV and radio presenter Carolyn Hodgson reveals her favourite things

Carolyn Hodgson is a former TV and radio presenter and newsreader. She started her career over 20 years ago at BBC Radio York, before moving to ITV Yorkshire where she was a fashion and entertainment correspondent and news reader. Carolyn currently lives in York with her husband and two teenage children, but hopes to retire to Scarborough in the not too distant future.

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