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St. Hilda’s Church Whitby

Whitby Shopping Street

St. Hilda’s Church Whitby Address: 1 Walker Street, Whitby YO21 1QT Telephone: 01947 602476 St. Hilda’s has a warm and welcoming atmosphere. The regular congregation of 60-80 welcomes families and children. The church itself is late 19th century neo-gothic, and has several attractive features that were added later. It also possesses a Harrison and Harrison […]

St. Mary’s Church Whitby

Henrietta Street and St Mary's Church at Whitby

St. Mary’s Church Whitby Address: Next To The Abbey, Whitby YO22 4AU The Church of Saint Mary is an Anglican parish church serving the town of Whitby in North Yorkshire England. It was founded around AD 1110, although its interior dates chiefly from the late 1700s. The church was designated a Grade I listed building […]

Whitby Archives Heritage Centre

Whitby Whale bones on West Cliff

Whitby Archives Heritage Centre This heritage centre contains historic photographs and artifacts from Whitby and North Yorkshire area. It contains family and local history departments, an exhibition hall and also a heritage shop. They are holders of the entire collection of the regional newspaper “Whitby Gazette” and home to the original West Cliff historic whalebone […]

Whitby Swing Bridge

Swing Bridge in Whitby

Whitby Swing Bridge The River Esk has been crossed by bridges at this location for centuries. A grant made by King Edward III in 1351 allowed the collection of tolls for the maintenance of a bridge. By the mid 1550s the tolls averaged around £6 per annum (£2,033 as of 2015). In 1629 an agreement […]

Whitby Whale Bones

Whitby Whale bones on West Cliff

Whitby Whale Bones On the West Cliff is a statue of Captain James Cook who served his apprenticeship in the town, and a whalebone arch, commemorates the whaling industry. It is the second such arch, the original is preserved in Whitby Archives Heritage Centre.

Bram Stoker

Bram Stoker

Abraham “Bram” Stoker 8 November 1847 – 20 April 1912) Bram Stoker was an Irish author, best known today for his 1897 Gothic novel, Dracula. During his lifetime, he was better known as personal assistant of actor Henry Irving and business manager of the Lyceum Theatre in London, which Irving owned. Stoker was born on […]

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