9 July 15, part B Whitby. I only had a couple of hours in Whitby before my return train
to Pickering and I spent most of it at the abbey. Mostly sunny but windy.
The Old Town Hall in Church Street.
Whitby Harbour from the Haggerlythe cliff.
The harbour piers and Sandsend Bay.
The remains of Whitby Abbey (13th century).
The Church of Saint Mary, East Cliff.
Sandsend Bay from Saint Mary's Church.
Church Lane, at the bottom of the '199 steps'.
The Old Smuggler.
The swing bridge from St. Anne's Staith.
Boats in the harbour, with Saint Mary's Church at the top of the hill.
The lifeboat station.
Bronze plaque of Henry Freeman on the wall of the Lifeboat Station.
Henry Freeman (1835-1904 ) was born in Bridlington and worked in his youth
as a brickmaker. With the decline of the brick trade he turned to the sea and fishing.
He moved to Whitby and became a fisherman and a lifeboatman. He was the sole
survivor of the 1861 Whitby lifeboat disaster when a freak wave drowned all his
companions. It was his first mission and he was the only member of the crew
wearing the newly developed cork floatation jacket. He was a lifeboatman for
more than 40 years, 22 years as coxswain. He participated in many rescues
and saved many lives and became a respected ambassador for the lifeboat
cause and a prominent spokesman for his fellow fishermen.
The harbour and swing bridge from St. Anne's Staith.
Captain Cook memorial and statue, West Cliff.
The harbour from West Cliff.