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Keldhowe Point from the West

Now known to be Keldhowe Point and not Kettleness Point; being was taken on Ovalgate Cliffs and is looking east across Loop Wyke towards Tellgreen Hill and Keldhowe Point.

Image courtesy of Robert Goundry and thanks to David Richardson for the update..

‘Lucky Dog’ Point from the East

A view of ‘Lucky Dog’ point taken from the cliffs above Holmes Grove, in the 1960s. Kettleness Point is a little further along the coast.

Image courtesy of Robert Goundry, thanks to David Richardson for the update.

Whitby Fishermen 1950’s

Taken in the 1950’s on a Kodak Brownie box camera this image of the fishermen on the quayside at Whitby brings back memories of a time past which many will remember. Taken by and sent to the Archive by Brian Hudson; he was born in East Cleveland and now resident in Australia. He has lived all over the world, living in Liverpool and Middlesbrough many of his Cleveland images are housed in Teesside Archives collection.

Image and notation courtesy of Dr. Brian Hudson (Queensland University of Technology).

Above Meadowfiels, Sandsend

Above Meadowfiels, Sandsend

Meadowfields is actually part of East Row, being that part of Sandsend first encountered as the approach is made from Whitby; it is the houses leading off at a right angle from the road. It is only after crossing over East Row beck that Sandsend is properly entered; the view from a Judges postcard is minus the East Row viaduct which was demolished in 1960, following closure of the line in 1958.

Image courtesy of Iris Place.

A View of East Cliff, Whitby

A View of East Cliff, Whitby

This Valentine’s postcard view taken from above Kyber Pass (just beside the whale bone arch looks towards Whitby Abbey and the east cliff. Dating from the 1950s, the flower beds and hand rails are much changed today.

Image courtesy of Iris Place.

East Cliff and Bandstand, Whitby

East Cliff and Bandstand, Whitby

An un-mailed postcard is from the early 1900s, hand tinted it presents a colourful view of Whitby Abbey and Tate Sands.

Image courtesy of Iris Place.

Whitby from West Cliff

Whitby from West Cliff

This Photocrom postcard dates from 1909 and is delicately hand tinted. Even in those days the senders were enduring ‘wretched weather’, some things never change.

Image courtesy of Iris Place.

A Peep From Old Whitby

A Peep From Old Whitby

This enchanting postcard view is very aptly entitled, dating from the 1950s; similar views can still be gained and this despite the thronged main and side streets on both sides of the river. Although the younger people are differently dressed today, the older fishermen still bear an uncanny resemblance to those in this view.

Image courtesy of Iris Place. 

Whitby Fish Quay and Market

Whitby Fish Quay and Market

Viewed from the famous 199 steps, this 1960s view of the fish quay and market is still unchanged today, although the numbers of boats regularly using the quay and market is now much reduced. Also the long familiar ice making equip ment is now gone. But the hopeful younger fishermen still throng the harbour sides fishing for crabs and fish.

Image courtesy of Irish Place.

Whitby Lifeboat

Whitby Lifeboat

Whitby’s Trent Class All-Weather Life Boat ‘George and Mary Webb’ on station at Whitby; the boat arrived in 1994; it has a range of 250 nautical miles and can reach speeds of 25 knots. The boat is designed to lie afloat (it does not have to be launched) as it is ready to go at any time; a useful attribute when considering the history of earlier lifeboats at Whitby and difficult launches.

Image courtesy of Iris Place.