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Whitby St Mary’s Church

Whitby St Marys Church

St Mary’s is a mostly Norman and early English building, with later additions. The interior is a mass of galleries and box pews.

Photo courtesy of Geoff Patton.

Whitby Harbour and Abbey

 Whitby Harbour and Abbey

Whitby Harbour; the steam powered vessel on the left of the dock  is unidentified, as is the twin masted sailing lugger on the right. Across the harbour several of the buildings seen here have since been demolished.

Photo courtesy of Geoff Patton.

Caedmons Cross

Caedmons Cross

The monument erected to honour the first English poet ”Caedmon”, a servant in ”Hild’s” (611-680AD) double monastery at Streonshalh (Whitby). Caedmon’s story is narrated by the Venerable Bede in the Ecclesiastical History of the English People.

Postcard courtesy Tina Dowey.

Kyber Pass and Piers, Whitby

Kyber Pass and Piers, Whitby

This Valentine’s Series postcard view of Kyber Pass gives an impression of serenity and quiet. Note how the pedestrians wander across the roadway and no traffic! Today one would put your life at risk to do a similar thing.
Image courtesy of Kim Whaley.

Whitby Fishing Boats 1973

Whitby Fishing Boats 1973

Fishing boats, in fact seine netters pictured in Whitby harbour in 1973. A sight now seldom seen.
Image courtesy of Owen Rooks.

Brunswick Street, Whitby

Brunswick Street, Whitby

This postcard view of the corner today is little changed, although the end is a one way street, the buildings all remain, Except that the Church at the top of the Photo on Flowergate has lost it’s Tower. And I would not recommend standing in the middle of the road! David Richardson tells us: ”The brick building on the right in the foreground was partially demolished to allow the junction between Brunswick St and Bagdale Rd to be widened.”
Image courtesy of Ken Johnson and many thanks to David for the update.

Beach scene Whitby

Beach scene Whitby

Not a cloud in the sky, a hot sunny day on the beach at Whitby, sometime in the 1960s.
Postcard courtesy Ken Johnson.

Tate Hill Pier

Tate Hill Pier

1926 is the date we have for this coloured postcard of Tate Hill Pier,
The Lifeboat Station now occupies the right hand landward end of
the pier, with the Duke of York Inn behind. At the top left is Henrietta
Street which is currently under threat from Cliff Landslips.
Postcard courtesy Ken Johnson.

Khyber Pass

Khyber Pass

1905 is the date we have for this postcard of Khyber Pass and the piers at Whitby. It may be older as the wheels of a bathing hut can just be seen near the buildings halfway down the bank.
Image courtesy Ken Johnson.

Whitby – a different view

Whitby - a different view

A stylised postcard from the Oilette series, with a different view of Whitby. Taken from the steps approaching the shorter east pier, it gives a different perspective with Whitby seeming to gather around the harbour, St Mary’s Church tower appears over the cliff on the left of the scene. An idylic scene.

Image courtesy of Ken Johnson.

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