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Old Pictures Of Whitby

Old Pictures Of Whitby

There are many galleries of old Whitby photographs cropping up online these days. The Facebook group “Whitby Memories” is an excellent place to find and share nostalgic images of Whitby. Real Whitby has recently been donated 4000 images of Whitby dating back to the 1800’s including pictures of : The Building Of Whitby Piers, Photographs […]

The Dredger: digging the dirt?

The Dredger: digging the dirt?

The Dredger: digging the dirt? – by Al Roberts It emerges that not only does Whitby have a “bollard that never rises”, but it also had a “pump that never pumped” http://www.real-whitby.co.uk/the-bollard-that-never-rises-by-richard-inneson Just as the bollard has a run up of a loss of some £17,000, that figure pales into insignificance compared to the pump, […]

Whitby Regatta Ltd – Leaked letter

Whitby Regatta Ltd – Leaked letter

Whitby Regatta – Fact & Flannel An ‘In My View’ article – by Nigel Ward IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST The many supporters and admirers of the Whitby Regatta Committee (WRC) will perhaps be interested, following my ‘In My View’ article “REGATTA(S) AHOY!”, to learn of a letter dated 11th August (received on 13th August 2012) […]

Whitby Harbour Board Behind Closed Doors

Whitby Harbour Board Behind Closed Doors

Article kindly submitted by a site reader. Name and address withheld at authors request. “For too long those in power made decisions behind closed doors, released information behind a veil of jargon and denied people the power to hold them to account. This coalition is driving a wrecking ball through that culture – and it’s called […]

Whitby ‘Jet d’Eau’ Whaling Memorial

Whitby ‘Jet d’Eau’ Whaling Memorial

One rare fine morning, at the beginning of July 2011, I was standing at the most north-westerly corner of the graveyard of St Mary’s Church on Whitby’s east cliff, admiring the unique view of Whitby’s famous harbour mouth – scene of thousands of ‘farewells’ and ‘welcomes’ for Whitby’s once-proud whaling fleet. I say ‘once-proud’ because […]

whitby photography by glenn kilpatrick