Dawn Crowther

Dawn Crowther grew up in Clifton, her family has a rich history in the Clifton community following generations of the Draper family that resided there. She is associated with the Clifton School of Arts and has authored and co-authored numerous published works about the history Clifton such as Remember Clifton, The Bridge: A Seacliff Solution, Clifton School of Arts 1911-2011: the cornerstone of a village and Chronicles from Clifton: Clifton school of Arts 1911-2021. Dawn gives a wonderful description of Clifton as it was and how it has changed over time.

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Clifton, Clifton School of Arts; Scarborough; Stanwell Park; History of Clifton; Sea Cliff Bridge; The Imperial at Clifton; The Imperial Hotel; Drapers; Alexander Stewart; coal mines; miners; Coledale Hospital; Emmanuel Church; Harvey’s Hill; Scarborough Primary School; Bulli High School

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