Nostalgia: Ship wrecks in South Bay

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Aftermath of the great storm of October 1880 as broken and battered ships litter the south bay.

Ten ships went down in one night within a few hundred yards of each other. At some point more than one rescue was taking place. The storms of October 1880 were amongst the worst in Scarborough’s history.

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