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Whitby West Sands

Whitby West Sands

A view from the west along Whitby sands, with bathing huts drawn up at the top of the beach. Taken after 1913, with the pier extension in view and the Spa complex on the right of the image.
Image courtesy of a supporter of the Archive.

Harbour Entrance at Whitby

Harbour Entrance at Whitby

An unusual view of the piers and harbour entrance to Whitby.
Image courtesy of a supporter of the Archive.

Whitby Abbey Columns

Whitby Abbey Columns

A wonderful view of the columns within the Abbey at Whitby.
Image courtesy of a supporter of the Archive.

Staithes Viaduct

Staithes Viaduct

We are now reliably informed by Russ Pigott: ”This is actually a picture of the demolition of Staithes viaduct in 1960. There weren’t too many diesel cranes about in the 1870s!” WHOOPS we got it wrong.
Image courtesy of a supporter of the Archive and many thanks to Russ for clarification of the image.

Early days at Redcar

Early days at Redcar

A view of Redcar seafront, possibly before the promenade was built in the 1880’s.
Image courtesy of a supporter of the Archive.

Boats pulled-up at Staithes

Boats pulled-up at Staithes

A heavy tide must have been expected! All the boats up out of the water, well out of harms way.
Image courtesy of a supporter of the Archive.

Eastward view from Staithes Harbour

Eastward view from Staithes Harbour

An early view looking towards Port Mulgrave and Runswick Bay from the entrance to Staithes harbour, fisherman would need to be wary of these large rocks hidden in the tide.
Image courtesy of a supporter of the Archive.

Cowbar Quayside at Staithes

Cowbar Quayside at Staithes

An early view of the steep road leading to the quayside on Cowbar side of Staithes harbour.
Image courtesy of a supporter of the Archive.

Whitby Piers

Whitby Piers

A view of both Whitby piers before the extensions were added in 1912. Another interesting fact is the assembled beach bathing machines assembled on the Battery Parade.
Image courtesy of a supporter of the Archive.

Whitby Tate Hill Pier

Whitby Tate Hill Pier

A view of Tate Hill Pier with the Abbey and St Mary’s church behind.
Image courtesy of a supporter of the Archive.