Memories of Whitby

The Peart Family.

This is the Peart family. Amelia the eldest aged 17 holds her baby brother George. Next to her on the rock is Robert Leadley Peart and at her side is Robert's twin Matthew. Next to ...Read full memory

A memory of Whitby by Claire Allen

The Swing Bridge.

This is a swing bridge - it swings horizontally. It actually swings out in two halves to rest over the pointed timber structures that can be seen in the river. These timber ...Read full memory

A memory of Whitby

Power Boats

The wooden clinker built boat, painted white in the lower right of the picture, was one of a pair of fast boats that the late Arthur Shippey and Tom Louis ran from coffee house end steps. ...Read full memory

A memory of Whitby by Jim Evans

Aunty Polly And Aunty Jinny's Shop

The shop on the left belonged to my Great Aunts Jinny (Jane) and Polly (Mary) Hoggarth. It is No 53 Baxtergate, Whitby and on another photo we have seen looking ...Read full memory

A memory of Whitby by Valerie Appleton

Ellisons Yard Baxtergate Whitby

I have been looking for Ellisons Yard in Baxtergate, the birth place of my grandmother, Mary Jane Boyes. I have been left Whitby for some 45 years now and have ...Read full memory

A memory of Whitby by Philip Kitson

Whitby Harbour And Captain Cooks Museum

I remember going to Captain Cooks Museum that year. I don't quite remember the walk up the hill. We went through the quaint little museum. Its at that point, I ...Read full memory

A memory of Whitby by Evelyn Jepson

A Whitby Childhood

Around 1956-64 I used to spend a lot of time in Whitby with my nanny Sally Dobbs who was a Whitby resident all her life. Her brother ran the museum where I have fond memories of ...Read full memory

Dock End

In the above picture, the two cobles in the background are Jean (right) and Valerie (the smaller one), and the one with a man on the foredeck is Enterprise WY.47 my Dad's coble, and that is ...Read full memory

A memory of Whitby by Bob Allen

The Peart Twins.

The children are twin boys. Matthew Peart on the left and Robert Peart on the right. Robert was drowned at the age of twenty when he was swept overboard near St Petersburg on 19 July 1908.

A memory of Whitby

John Braithwaite Tailor

My great-grandfather had a tailoring business in the mid 1800s. I am trying to find out more details of where the family originated from. I found out that in an 1890 directory of Whitby there was a Tom Braithwaite, tailor, in Church Street or Grape Lane. Maybe a relative?

A memory of Whitby by Lorna Davis

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