Taken from the main balcony of the Grand Hotel; this is the view Anne would have had looking slightly to the left through her Wood's Lodgings room window.
Extracts from Ellen Nussey's account of Anne's last night: 'The evening closed in with the most glorious sunset ever witnessed. The castle on the cliff stood in proud glory, gilded by the rays of the declining sun . . . The view was grand beyond description. Anne was drawn in her easy chair to the window, to enjoy the scene with us. Her face became illumined almost as much as the glorious scene she gazed upon . . . '
Anne 'passed a reasonable night' but died at 2 p.m. the following afternoon.
On the skyline, extreme left, is St. Mary's Church, where Anne is buried; below it can be seen a building with a yellow and red front - this is the Futurist Theatre, and just to the right and beyond this is a white/red coloured building which is currently Corrigan's Amusement Arcade - at the foot of Bland's Cliff. From 1868 to the early 1900s this building housed the sea-front 'indoor seawater baths' (25K / 21K / 19K). Prior to 1868, and through the period when Anne visited Scarborough, these baths were located 'this side' of the Futurist Theatre (the site is indicated by a white asterisk in the photograph). In the concluding section of Anne's novel, Agnes Grey, Agnes resides at a seaside resort that Anne names only as 'A------', but is clearly identifiable as Scarborough. She gives a graphic description of Scarborough's South Bay, and mentions the 'water-cart' fetching the sea water for the baths.29n'
On the extreme right is the Spa Bridge.