Useful Local Links
Local History written by local people
Written by local residents, though not updated in recent years. A lot of effort has been put into the traditional history of the village, recording events and local peoples history from a time fast disappearing. A tribute to those who constructed the site over 15 years ago that this information has been recorded. Great photos of the village from times gone by. For those interested in the local railway history, try 'runaway train' and 'the Butlin's Triangle'
Band Music in Hunmanby for over 100 years
Interesting local website about the history of Hunmanby Silver Band, dating back to early 20th century, old photographs on line of current and past members.
Hunmanby Hall Girls Boarding School 1928 to 1991
Hunmanby Hall Methodist Girls Boarding School closed in 1991. The former pupils have an interesting website. The school employed many staff who lived locally. Interesting photographs dating back to the 1920's.
For a local perspective on Hunmanby Hall during this time
Link to Hunmanby.Com
The Yorkshire Film Archive have a great on-line resource. The one film available on line about Hunmanby is of a visit by parents to Hunmanby Hall Girls Scholl in 1949. Its 12 minutes long, an insight into the Methodist Girls School over 70 years ago.
Link to Yorkshire Film Archive
Hunmanby History Group
Hunmanby History Group hold regular meeting with talks on interesting subjects, and organise a yearly Heritage Open Day. The group also have produced a free walking trail of the village. This is available in the leaflet rack at the entrance to the Scarborough platform at the village station
A locally produced website, looking at some of the places that make Hunmanby village unique and different, with a camera, a work in progress
Further details from the hidden Hunmanby website
Scarborough to Cleethorpes Rail Trail Company
This is a useful guide to the railway line between Scarborough and Hull and Barton on Humber to Cleethorpes, linked by a bus service over the Humber Bridge. It gives useful information about all the places of interest along the route.
Full Details from the Scarborough to Cleethorpes Rail Trail Company website
This link gives a background to the project funded by the Department of Transport Community Rail Awards
Yorkshire Wolds Railway
The Yorkshire Wolds Railway first opened to the public in May 2015 and welcomed over 600 visitors over the weekend.Their desire is, and always will be to create a tourist heritage railway attraction in the Yorkshire Wolds. This is in order to increase visitor numbers in the area and so help boost the economies of inland market towns such as Malton, Norton, Driffield and the rural areas in between. These are areas that have seen decline due to the hardship that the farming industry has seen in recent years and because of sizable employers in market towns closing down or moving production of manufactured goods abroad.
The Yorkshire Wolds is a highly scenic area and whilst up until now has not always been widely seen as a tourist hotspot, nevertheless is seen by the Yorkshire Wolds Railway as offering the potential to create a first class tourist heritage railway attraction which could draw in greater visitor numbers and spending power.
In time a revived railway could link up with other local attractions such as Sledmere House, the Driffield Navigation, Fimber picnic site and the medieval village at Wharram Percy, to name but a few examples. This would then enable the Yorkshire Wolds to exploit its scenic qualities and charm in order to improve local employment and business opportunities and demonstrate to visitors what a beautiful, historical and heritage rich area the Yorkshire Wolds, its villages and market towns really are.
Further information from the Yorkshire Wolds Railway Website