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Scarborough lads faffin' (messing about) in the sea at Scarborough.
Scarborough is a town on the North Sea coast of North Yorkshire, England. It is the largest holiday resort on the Yorkshire coast.
A port since Viking times and certainly having a pier in Elizabethan times. Queen Elizabeth funded improvements to the pier in view of Scarborough's then importance as a naval base, defended by Scarborough Castle, it was not until the reign of George 11 that there was any real effort to create a proper harbour.
In 1752 the present inner (Vincents) Pier was completed but still there are no records of any form of light tower or lighthouse at this time.

The boat moored near the lighthouse is the Regal Lady.
Regal Lady was built as the Oulton Belle in 1930 for the Yarmouth & Gorleston Steamboat Company by Fellows & Company of Great Yarmouth. She was a double-ended steamer of 75 gross tons, capable of 10 knots. In design she was similar to the company's earlier vessels dating back to the Yarmouth of 1895. Oulton Belle ran successfully until the start of the war when she was requisitioned by the Admiralty and attended the Dunkirk evacuation.
In 1954 Oulton Belle was sold to Scarborough Cruises Ltd, who renamed her Regal Lady, their sixth 'Lady' following White Lady, White Lady II, Royal Lady, New Royal Lady and Yorkshire Lady.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scarborough,_North_Yorkshire

http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~maureenmitchell/yorkshire/dialect_words.htm

http://www.simplonpc.co.uk/Regal_Lady.html

http://www.scarboroughlighthouse.co.uk/

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