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Runswick from the sea

Runswick from the sea

A view of Runswick including the former lifeboat house (now the Inshore Rescue boathouse).
Image courtesy of a supporter of the Archive.

Runswick Bay

Runswick Bay

A hand tinted postcard of locals taking the sun in Runswick. The un-metalled road gives an impression that this dates from the early 20th century.
Image courtesy of a supporter of the Archive.

Whitby's 199 Steps

Whitby's 199 Steps

A more modern dual view of the 199 steps at Whitby and the next view after descending the steps.
Image courtesy of a supporter of the Archive.

Whitby Harbour

Whitby Harbour

An early hand tinted view across the harbour showing St Michael’s Church and other ancient buildings along the harbour side were all demolished, as was the Angel Vaults on Dock End.
Image courtesy of Joyce Dobson & Keith Bowers.

West Pier Whitby

West Pier Whitby

Possibly a Bank Holiday view of the West pier, judging by the outfits in the late 1920s.
Image courtesy of Joyce Dobson & Keith Bowers.

Tate Hill Pier Whitby

Tate Hill Pier Whitby

A Judge’s postcard view of Tate Hill pier with the Abbey dominating the skyline behind.
Image courtesy of Joyce Dobson & Keith Bowers.

Staithes 1904

This postcard view was being used as a Christmas card in 1904.
Image courtesy of Ann Wedgewood and Keith Bowers.

Sandsend – East Row

A Valentine’s series postcard post marked 1904, showing a quiet village undisturbed by motor traffic. How different today?
Image courtesy of Ann Wedgewood and Keith Bowers.

Bridge End, Robin Hood’s Bay

Bridge End, Robin Hood's Bay

Dating from 1905 this postcard view is little different today. The vegetation even in more modern times replicates that on the image. At times there is still as little traffic owing to the nature of road access to the lower village.
Image courtesy of Ann Wedgewood & Keith Bowers.

Whitby Piers

An early view of the piers at Whitby; the taller buildings on the Battery are absent, to-day the lower part of Khyber Pass is flanked on the lower side by cafes and restaurants. The pier seems well thronged with those taking the bracing airs or perhaps they had come to see the paddle steamer return to port; any one for a trip round the bay?
Image courtesy of Ann Wedgewood & Keith Bowers