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North Yorkshire Folklore By Clare Welford

By | 2015-07-28T07:36:11+00:00 July 28th, 2015|Categories: Featured, Fictional, History, Moors, Past|

Submit your stories to realwhitby@gmail.com The North York Moors have long since been surrounded in mystery..with folk tales of fairies and witches and various other mystical creatures (not all of which you’d want to meet on a dark, gloomy night on the dales!). Below is simply a quick peek into some of the mysteries and folklore [...]

Caedmon – The First English Poet At Whitby

By | 2014-09-22T09:59:25+00:00 September 21st, 2014|Categories: History, News, Past|Tags: , , , |

Caedmon is perhaps one of Whitby's most famous ancestors, and although he lived a very long time ago he is still remembered here in Whitby today. Caedmon school at the side of the new bridge, and of course Caedmon's Cross in the Churchyard of St Hilda's Church near Whitby Abbey stand testament to England's [...]

The Synod Of Whitby AD 664

By | 2014-09-22T09:55:12+00:00 September 20th, 2014|Categories: Buildings, Featured, History, Past|Tags: , , |

The History Of Whitby In 596 the missionary Pope Gregory sent a reluctant bishop, Augustine, to the court of Ethelbert of Kent to bring the ancient Roman colony of Britannia back to Rome. Augustine was startlingly successful, swiftly converting Ethelbert and founding a cathedral at Canterbury. Pagan Saxons retained their gods only for days of the [...]

R.I.P John Justin Coope b. 30.06.1956. d. 16.12.2012

By | 2012-12-18T19:32:05+00:00 December 18th, 2012|Categories: Featured, News, Past|Tags: , , , , |

RIP Justin. Another Whitby Character Gone, But Never To be Forgot John Justin Coope, Master Chocolatier, generally known as Justin, who died on Sunday, 16th, December, 2012, was a well known and much loved figure, in Whitby which had been his home for more than 30 years. There are many people who will be [...]

Huntrodds Gravestone At St Marys Grayeyard

By | 2013-02-21T21:25:51+00:00 May 4th, 2012|Categories: History, Past|Tags: , , , |

The History Of Whitby - The Huntrodds Gravestone The Huntrodds Gravestone can be found at the rear of St Marys Church. The very unusual inscription reads "Here lies the bodies of Francis Huntrodds and his wife Mary who were both born on the same day of the week month and year September ye 19th 1600 married [...]

Martin Carthy: ‘I’m not interested in heritage: this stuff is alive’

By | 2018-04-14T08:52:20+00:00 March 25th, 2012|Categories: Featured, News, Past|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

On the eve of his 70th birthday, the singer and guitarist Martin Carthy talks about tradition, family – and why subversion is at the heart of English folk music

Roy Townsend RIP

By | 2011-10-03T18:54:24+00:00 October 3rd, 2011|Categories: Featured, Past|Tags: , , |

Pictured here outside the Railway Station is Roy Townsend with his record breaking Esk Sea Trout. Roy was a local legend on the Esk waters and his family still live in the area. Roy held the British sea Trout record at the time with that fish, it weighed 20lb 2oz but the current record stands at [...]

Whitby Brunswick Centre – Brunswick Church Gains New Lease Of Life !!

By | 2013-01-08T18:23:55+00:00 July 6th, 2011|Categories: Buildings, Clubs, Groups Etc, Past|Tags: , , , |

Located half way down Brunswick street, the Whitby Brunswick Centre was originally the Brunswick Methodist Church. This beautiful listed building is now going to be open to the public every Saturday throughout the season starting Saturday 9th July, open from 10am - 4pm, it will also be home a local Arts, Crafts, Collectables & CD fair. [...]

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