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Whitby’s East Pier Bridge – Still Unrepaired

Whitby’s East Pier Bridge – Still Unrepaired

East Pier Time Counter The east pier bridge was removed [fergcorp_cdt_single date="11th april 2001"] , and still remains un repaired today. Whitby’s east pier extension was built way back in 1913. Visitors and residents of Whitby had been able to access the extension over a small bridge from the inner stone pier. However in 2001 […]

Whitby Town Is Falling Down

Whitby Town Is Falling Down

Whitby Town Is literally falling down whilst Scarborough Borough Council stand by and watch. Our beautiful town, loved by so many from across the UK and worldwide, has been subject to underinvestment and a defunct repair and upkeep policy from Scarborough Borough Council that many parts of the towns heritage (our heritage) finds itself on the brink of collapse into the sea.

Recent emails to Real Whitby from local campaigner Tom Broderick have highlighted how dredging may have caused the collapse of the harbour wall piling of the east side harbour close to the swing bridge.

Towering Incompetence & Neglect

Towering Incompetence & Neglect

It is only ten days since I published an article highlighting the incompetence and neglect that characterizes the performance of the pilot Whitby Harbour Board and its Chair, Councillor Mike Cockerill (SBC and NYCC), from whom I had hoped to learn the circumstances in which the mast of the Scoresby Monument could have reached such […]

The Leaning Tower Of Whitby

The Leaning Tower Of Whitby

Well, its a lighthouse actually, and Dianne Green The Historic Buildings Inspector for Heritage England is concerned that action may be needed to correct the lean. In a series of emails to Scarborough Borough Council, Whitby’s Nigel Ward had expressed concerns over the deterioration of the east pier lighthouse at Whitby.. More recently Nigel wrote […]

Whitby’s East Pier Lighthouse Will Remain Closed

Whitby’s East Pier Lighthouse Will Remain Closed

Free Whitby campaigner Nigel Ward has been involved in ongoing talks with Scarborough Borough Council and English Heritage over various issues regarding Whitby’s East Pier Lighthouse. Through various Emails and Freedom Of Information requests Nigel has sought information on : The ownership of the lighthouse and the possibility of a lease for the lighthouse being […]

Whitby’s East Pier Lighthouse – Rotting Away

Whitby’s East Pier Lighthouse – Rotting Away

Letter To Mr John Riby From Nigel Ward, published with kind permission of Nigel and tagged with the keywords : Letters & Nigel ward The decay of Whitby’s east pier lighthouse was reported to John Riby in this email. That was [fergcorp_cdt_single date="11th september 2010"], as far as we are aware, no repairs have been […]

whitby photography by glenn kilpatrick