Nostalgic memories of Reighton's local history

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For well over 10 years now, we've been inviting visitors to our web site to add their own memories to share their experiences of life as it was when the photographs in our archive were taken. From brief one-liners explaining a little bit more about the image depicted, to great, in-depth accounts of a childhood when things were rather different than today (and everything inbetween!). We've had many contributors recognising themselves or loved ones in our photographs. Why not add your memory today and become part of our Memories Community to help others in the future delve back into their past.

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We used to stay in the family bungalow in the 1960s (all the cousins remember it as a magical place) and play all over the sands and cliffs - still have the fossil collection. Big treat going to the marvellous shop at the top for postcards, sweets, buckets, spades - until very recently I had a (...Read full memory)

My grandad built a bungalow that as far as I know still stands today. It was virtually opposite the shop, next to the car park at the top of the road that led down, past the quarry to the beach. I think it was called Huno Brow or something similar & they moved into it in the early 60's from "red roofs" which was further up the gap.

Great memories of this store when we visited my dad's parents. In the early 60s, my grandad built the bungalow almost directly opposite the stores, next to the car park. I believe it's still there!

This August 2014, on my way back from Whitby, I took a detour and called at Reighton Gap. The last time I was there was in the late 1950s / early 60's when we stayed at the bungalow my grandmother owned on Boat Cliff Road. I seem to remember it was No.8 and was called St Margaret. It was on the left hand side going up (...Read full memory)

Sea View Stores from 1961 to 1967 at Reighton Gap was owned by my Mum and Dad Gladys and Terry Robinson. the original shop was burnt down due to a problem in the fish and chip shop which was located at the side, (we had a big flag pole there and used to hoist the Union Jack to let people know when the fish and (...Read full memory)

The holiday bungalows on the cliff top at Reighton Gap, overlooking Filey Bay, were demolished, when their leases ran out. None fell into the sea. There is very little movement on the cliff as there is a gravel quarry forming a plateau between the cliff, and the sea,

It is not possible to see Bridlington from Reighton. This is the view across Filey Bay towards Filey and Filey Brigg.

My grandparents had a caravan at Reighton Gap from the 50's to 1960's. I can remember going up to the farm to buy milk which was in glass bottles with metal tops. I also remember going to the shop and buying a kite. My sister and I spent many happy holidays there. There were several bungalows on the cliff top. I think (...Read full memory)

My grandparents, Jack and Gladys Carter, took me and my brother for a holiday at Reighton Gap in the early '70s. I think they rented it off a friend (probably from the Horsforth area of Leeds). I remember the garden was right on the cliff edge and it had a mini golf course on the lawn, but we weren't allowed to (...Read full memory)

I was born in 1968 and I was on my first holiday about an hour after I was born, my grandad built his own caravan and it was in a field near the farm (I think the farmer at the time was called David), they were happy days.