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Caedmon Whitby

Henrietta Street and St Mary's Church at Whitby

Caedmon is the earliest English poet whose name is known. An Anglo-Saxon who cared for the animals at the double monastery of Streonæshalch (Whitby Abbey) during the abbacy (657–680) of St. Hilda (614–680), he was originally ignorant of “the art of song” but learned to compose one night in the course of a dream, according […]

Other whaling ships Whitby

William Scoresby

Other whaling ships Whitby Then in 1807 Scoresby invented the Crows Nest. It is believed the pulpit in St Mary’s Parish Church, at the top of the 199 steps, near Whitby Abbey, was the inspiration for this. Scoresby went on to to sail for a further ten years on board other whaling ships making four […]

The ‘Resolution’ Whitby

Busy stalls on the quayside in Whitby

The ‘Resolution’ Whitby In 1803 Scoresby was offered captaincy and one eighth ownership of a new Whitby ship the ‘Resolution’ a brand new ship built by Fishburn and Brodrick. The ‘Resolution’ set sail from Whitby with the captain’s son, William Scoresby Jnr at just 13 years old, and was a huge success. With another 7 […]

The ‘Dundee’ Whitby

East Beach in Whitby

The ‘Dundee’ Whitby Soon offers were being made to Scoresby and eventually he finally became commander of the London ship the ‘Dundee’, a much larger vessel than ‘Henrietta’. In 1798 the Dundee set sail for the Greenland Fishery and returned with an enormous 36 whales. This was Scoresby’s record catch. For 5 years he sailed […]

The ‘Henrietta’ Whitby

William Scoresby

The ‘Henrietta’ Scoresby’s first command, the ship the Henrietta, came in 1791 when he took over from Captain Chrispin Bean. Its was a bad first season for the Whale Fishery, 4 out of 7 ships came home with empty holds, one ship was lost and the 2 remaining ships came home with 1 ‘fish’ each. […]

William Scoresby Whitby

Kyber Pass Whitby

William Scoresby, Senior (1760 – 1829) One of Whitby’s famous son’s is William Scoresby, the famous whaler and explorer spending most of his life around the Whitby area when not at sea catching whales! Few other names in the history of Arctic exploration are so well known as that of Captain William Scoresby. Born on […]

SyntheSys Systems Engineers Limited Whitby

Larpool Lane Whitby

SyntheSys Systems Engineers Limited Whitby Established in 1988, in North Yorkshire, England, our drive is to offer unique, value-added services and systems that increase the efficiency and profitability of our customers. This drive keeps us first choice suppliers of information systems solutions. Recognised as world leaders in our markets, we invest in our customers, we […]

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Whitby Abbey, Whitby

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