|ABOUT THIS SITE
Welcome to a site celebrating an East coast Gem - Cayton Bay.
Laying just a mile or so south of Scarborough, this beautiful inlet has captured the hearts of generations.
Its tranquil beauty and rugged coastline make it a haven for all kinds of visitors.
It's not an easy place to get to - you have to be fit to climb the steep paths leading to and from the bay - but the rewards are great.
Over the years I have taken hundreds of photographs, charting the changing nature of the bay, and collected a number of postcards going back generations.
Feel free to browse the site, and if you have anything to share - memories, photos or postcards of Cayton Bay, just drop me an email.
earliest view of Cayton Bay which I have comes from a 1908 postcard
the majority are from the Fifties and Sixties.
But even in such a short space of time, changes are evident, particularly on the Wallis's (Haven) site. A new coastal road streams traffic heading for Scarborough and Bridlington where the holiday camp entertainment pavilion once stood.
Derelict for years, this grand symbol of holiday fun succumbed to the bulldozer - but not before it had a role in the film Little Voice.
So drop in, and enjoy the views of Cayton Bay; I have scanned these images at a good resolution to share them with you, and if you have any shots I don't have, please feel free to email them to me.
And if you feel like dropping me a line about your memories of Wallis's or Cayton Bay, I'd be happy to include them as well.
THE EMPLOYEES LOVED WALLISS' TOO!
My name is Bob and from 1965-68, I worked at Wallis's Holiday Camp under the catering manager Mr Joe Sayers, and the head cook Mrs Ann Took.
I, also worked nights in the fish and chip shop.
They were great times and every one was like one big family.
I also remember Graham Pinkeny and his band was the regular music and dance entertainment. They also had top line entertainers on in the Rendezvous club late at nights.
Mr John Petch was also a manager in the club.
I still remember those days with great fondness, as do a lot of the holiday makers, who returned each year, most for the same week or fortnight.
REQUEST FOR INFORMATION (February 2015)
FASCINATING ADDITION TO
THE SITE February 2012
Photos from Lynn Chapman, which bring back
so many happy Wallis memories...
LATEST ADDITION TO THE SITE
is the latest addition to the collection of old postcards, and shows
Cayton Bay possibly in Edwardian times.
There are bathing huts on the beach - and also, amazingly, a motor vehicle and horse and cart.
The sign on the huts on the landing says:
Excelent (sic) bathing tents and costumes for hire.
If you have any old views - family or postcard - please email them to me for inclusion so the site can grow and reflect everyone's experience of Cayton Bay.
LATEST CONTRIBUTION TO THE SITE
|Site created February 2010: updated May 2010|