In a remote coastal area of North Yorkshire lies Ravenscar, a village steeped in fascinating history. This story provides an insight into everyday life spanning over a century, commencing in the mid eighteen hundreds through to the nineteen eighties, charting the lives of country folk through two world wars and beyond. It is an account of enterprising businessmen and happy times documenting how we used to live. Eileen Beaumont hails from a farming family in Ravenscar. Upon leaving Scarborough Girls' High School, she progressed to a career in banking. Subsequently Eileen acquired a small private hotel overlooking Peasholm Park. After many years research she has amassed a wealth of information and photographs, describing a concise social history of life in the village.