Requisitioned by the RAF after The Weston Hotel was bombed
|Men of No 10 Initial Training Wing RAF, Scarborough|
Two days later a RAF officer from York set out to find fresh accommodation, this is the entry from the Operations Record Book,
12.5.41 to 14.5.41 In order to find accommodation in place of the Weston Hotel, No’s 15 & 16 Esplanade Gardens were inspected by S/Ldr Raymond Barker and Mr Frampton of Air Ministry Works Directorate, York, and application was made to Headquarters Flying Training Command for urgent requisition.
No 15 was The Derwent Hotel and 16 is The Maynard. Very possible the hidden doors mentioned in The Derwent post (19 Dec 2019) linking The Derwent and The Maynard were put in at this date.