Whitby

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Brigantines on the Yorkshire Coast This page features articles on this website that mention Brigantines. 1874 - great storm along the coasts of England  A great storm in 1874 along the coasts of England A great storm on December 8th 18...

A Picture of Whitby and Its Environs By George Young 1824 It was in the year 1753, that the port of Whitby began to be concerned in the whale-fishery, Two ships sailed hence for Greenland in that year; and four in each of the five subsequent y...

Paying the rent in Herrings at Whitby - John Rushton A Whitby lady called Marsanilla made a donation to the nunnery at Yedingham in the Vale of Pickering in the 12th century. Perhaps she was going to enter that religious house, of which a slight r...

RNLI rescue of the Rohilla, 1914, Saltwick Bay - Whitby Saltwick Bay is just South of Whitby and is virtually overlooked by the Abbey. Its a flat rocked bay and can be prone to heavy surf. In 1914 The hospital ship "The Rohilla" was boun...

The Whitby Museum at Pannet Park is a delight, notonly for its geological treasures, curious creaturesfound in the alum shales, and the ship models kept from its days as a great ship building and tradingport, but also for the curiosities that its...

The Journal of Captain Cook - extracts from Tahiti (1775) Captain Cook had links with Staithes and Whitby. His famous voyages were recorded in his own journal. This article includes some extracts from his second visit to the Island of Tahiti. &...

The Whitby whale fishing industry The Tatler 1830 THE NORTHERN WHALE FISHERY. "The crew of Mr Scoresby, the elder, in 1807, had struck a whale, which soon reappeared, but in a state of such violent agitation that no one durst approach it. ...

William Vescy had lived at Whitby. He was a merchant and his forebears had tenanted the big house at Sleights. Even earlier, his ancestors may well have been the barons Vescy who were lords of Malton, Brompton and Alnwick in the 12th century. Dur...

Is indebted for it's origin to an abbey founded there in the year 650. The Saxon name of the place was Streanshalt, (Sinus Pharij or 'the Bay of the Watch-Tower.' It was afterword called Presteby, or 'the habitation of Priests;...

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