Scarborough town was founded around 966AD as Skardaborg, by Thorgils Skarthi, a Viking raider. In the Middle Ages, Scarborough Fair was permitted in a royal charter as a six week trading festival that ran from August 15th until 29th September. The fair continued to be held for 500 years, into the 18th century and is commemorated in the song, Are you going to Scarborough Fair?
Today, Scarborough is one of Yorkshire’s renaissance towns. Although on a much depleted scale, her fishing industry still survives and is a major contributor to the local economy. Tourism is another and visitors flock to the town to enjoy Scarborough’s temperate climate and its wide.
As with all Gibsons jigsaws, we use 100% recycled puzzle board, FSC paper and work with the best artists from all around the world. The beautifully illustrated pieces are designed to fit perfectly together; in fact, we use the thickest puzzle board on the market. Everyone loves a Gibsons jigsaw, even Her Majesty the Queen has been spotted with one.