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Beached Whale

Beached Whale

We knew it was Redcar, with Granville Terrace in the background, but asked: ”What kind of a whale was it and when was it?” Carmen Davies has advised us: ”It looks very much like a Minke whale, judging from the shape of the head and the throat grooves. They can still be seen travelling through these waters in the summer.” It is possibly dating from 12th September 1912, but are now researching to confirm this belief.

Image courtesy of the Archive and many thanks to Dave Woods and Carmen Davis for the updates.

2 comments to Beached Whale

  • dave

    That looks very like Granville Terrace in the background. My friend lives in the middle bit not yet built in the photo. When built, a gap was left in the middle because people living in South Terrace (Fishermans Square) complained about losing their sea view. Must be a very old picture.

  • Carmen Davis

    It looks very much like a Minke whale, judging from the shape of the head and the throat grooves. They can still be seen travelling through these waters in the summer.

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