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The church of St. Martin-on-the-Hill

German Bombardment Page under construction

This page has not been completed yet. Please try again in the future. Latest additions are advertised on the Home Page. The image below Shows damage at South Street where the first two fatalities of the bombardment took place, which is about 100 metres from the Church. There are also two media links about the church during the bombardment.

For a short video from the BBC about St. Martin's Church and the German Bombardment in December 1914 click here. Scroll down to the second video.

Listen to this brief radio interview: Richard Garton Horsley and Winnifred Louise Duphoit married on the day of the Scarborough bombardment (16 December 1914). Winnifred had attended St Martins on the Hill on the morning of her wedding for Holy Communion. While this was taking place, the bombardment began. Despite the church having been hit, the vicar decided to go ahead with the marriage service. The bride saved a piece of shrapnel from the momentous day. She went on honeymoon with her new husband on a motorbike and sidecar. They were caught up in crowds of people fleeing Scarborough.

South Street