Surf Life Saving Club
The heavy wooden surf board was introduced and Scarborough became the most popular surfing beach in the metropolitan area with a bus service to the beach.
On 28th January, 1934 the first Scarborough Surf Life Saving Club building was officially opened.
In 1978, the 50th anniversary of Scarborough Surf Life Saving Club, Scarborough was really put on the map when a TV Special, the "Bob Hope Show Down Under", shown coast to coast in Australia and America, filmed a 2 hour segment on members of the Surf Club.
All communities need some social activities and entertainment and until the 1930's very little was available at Scarborough, in terms of organised or commercial entertainment. There were some places where skittles were played, commonly known as SKITLO, a very popular game at that time but that was about all.
Every Tuesday, the Anglican Church held dances at the Delphi Tea rooms.
In the mid 1950's, 1000 young people were regularly gathering and dancing at their favourite place, the "Snake Pit".
In 1972 the historic Scarborough Luna Park was demolished.
Businesses were few and far between in the 1930's and the few that existed were very much summer trading only. Robbie, (Athol Robertson) who owned a truck and lived in Osborne Park brought fruit & vegetables out to the beach each weekend and later built a small store.
The Harvey family who owned a newsagency in Mount Hawthorn built a small lock-up shop in the area too.
The local bakery was opened in early 1930 by Gerry Taylor and the local butcher opened the Meat and Ice Company at the same time.
The local Hotel was built in 1938 and served the community for more than 45 years until it was demolished in mid 1980.