Aged 23 | Born 1991
About the Speaker
"I was born in 1991. I come from a working class family in Scarborough. My dad’s a plumber and my mum works part-time in a nursery, but she used to be like a waitress and bar maid ‘n that. They both from Scarborough … grandparents from Scarborough …"
This kit contains all the elements of a full Accent Kit
About Scarborough, North Yorkshire
Scarborough is a town on the North Sea coast of North Yorkshire and its inhabitants are known as Scarborians. It was allegedly founded around 966AD as Skarðaborg by Viking raiders though there is no archaeological evidence to support these claims.
In the Middle Ages, Scarborough Fair, permitted in a royal charter of 1253, held a six-week trading festival attracting merchants from all over Europe. It ran from Assumption Day, 15th August, until Michaelmas Day, 29th September. The fair continued to be held for 500 yrs, from the 13th Century to the 18th Century, and is commemorated in the song Scarborough Fair.
Are you going to Scarborough Fair?
-Parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme…
In 1620 the discovery of mineral springs a quarter of a mile south of Scarborough made it popular as a spa town, and Royalty from across Europe regularly visited.
In recent time, fishing was a big industry though in the 21st century tourism plays the major part of the town’s economy.
Dramatist Alan Ayckbourn is based in Scarborough where he has lived for a number of years. He was the artistic director of the Stephen Joseph Theatre until 2009 where almost all his plays receive their first performance.