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Church of St Hilda, Hinderwell

The church of St Hilda, Hinderwell. Largely rebuilt in the late 18th and
early 19th century. The young girl sits at St Hild’s Well; the primary source of fresh water in the village for many years.
Image (from a postcard) courtesy Maurice Grayson.

Cobles Staithes

Cobbles Staithes

Staithes beach, with part of the once numerous fishing fleet of cobles.
Postcard courtesy Maurice Grayson.

Roxby Church

Roxby Church

The church of St Nicholas, Roxby. A much restored seventeenth century building, with a fine monument in the chancel.
Postcard courtesy Ken Johnson.

Sandsend Old Road

Sandsend Old Road

This is a view of Sandsend from the old road to Whitby, from a Tom Watson postcard. The new road constructed through boulder clay, is very prone to landslips.
Postcard courtesy of Ken Johnson.

Hinderwell Butchers

A Tom Watson of Lythe postcard view of of Hinderwell High Street; with Gibbon’s Butchers prominent, presumably Mr Gibbon is standing proudly in front of the shop? Tom Watson was a contemporary of F.M. Sutcliffe of Whitby; they both took many fine views of Whitby and district.
Image courtesy Maurice Grayson and Ken Johnson.

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.

Tents at Runswick

Tents at Runswick

Runswick Bay Beach, in Edwardian times. With a variety of tents for ladies to change their beach wear in modesty.
The larger seaside resorts had wheeled bathing huts which entered the sea, probably the difficulties of accessing the beach at Runswick led to this innovative method of ensuring the ladies privacy.
Postcard courtesy Maurice Grayson.

Port Mulgrave

A lovely photograph of Port Mulgrave’s docks; when it actually was a port, built around 1856-57, it was a very busy place serving the surrounding mines. This shows the harbour prior to World War II, the disintegrating remains of Palmers ironstone loading staithes clearly visible; the seaward pier was blown up during the war.
Image courtesy of Maurice Grayson, Neil Suckling and Cleveland Ironstone Mining Museum.

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.

Bay Town

Bay Town

Robin Hoods Bay, Looking towards the landing Slipway. Coloured Postcard or Painting, hard to say?. The Horses and cart suggest an early date, Possibly collecting Kelp, as no Fishing Cobbles are evident. Date of Card Posting is 1947, Image courtesy Ken Johnson.