Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Wednesday 15th March


Simply Red - Holding Back the Years.  32 years ago this video was made in Whitby, it is a reminder of the happy times spent in the town with my family before they moved out.  Whitby is a town that has no classification, robust seaside town, fish and chips galore, the centre for Northerners to promenade with their families and dogs, never forget the dogs for they are 'allowed' in the town. An old town full of cottages and yards, the smell of the sea, wheeling sea gulls and crab baskets on the quay.  The family are elsewhere now in West Yorkshire, and we live in our small village. Occasionally though it is nice to wander down Church Street, past Argument's Yard and up to the smoked kipper place backed up to those crumbling cliffs

loookimg down on Whitby from the church yard

the famous steps

the cottage being restored

pretty victorian fireplace

Lillie amongst her toys


She ate every crumb of that chocolate cake

Serious reading

10 comments:

  1. Lilly is adorable.

    Those are lovely pictures of your seaside village. It is hard to keep places looking the same today. So many of our seaside areas have been built up by investors and look little like they did 30 years ago.

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    1. Whitby town because it is sloping on both sides of the harbour, is crammed packed with old cottages, it is a holiday place but also a very historic place. St.Hilda's abbey overlooks the town, and it was her in the 7th century that our religious future was arrived at. We went with the Roman church and left the Celtic church.

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  2. It is a nostalgic village. Love these photos and would like to visit there, although my consumption of fish and chips is limited.

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    1. There are other restaurants in town Tabor, The Magpie does lovely fish dishes, but Whitby is a bit like Southend, full of the 'kiss me quick' hat brigade...

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  3. Have a love hate relationship with Whitby,sometimes I love it sometimes I hate it.Iadore walking along the beach from Sandsend to Whitby and collecting pebbles along the way.

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    1. Know the love/hate relationship one can have with the town, but it does have a special charm. Sandsend is very pretty to at the end as you go over the bridge.

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  4. Your photos make Whitby look romantic but a challenge to arthritic knees.

    Can't wait to see cottage restored.

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  5. I love that song. It has such a nostalgic feeling to it. Such beautiful views and wonderful photos. xo

    ~ Wendy
    http://Crickleberrycottage.blogspot.com/

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  6. Glad you enjoyed them Wendy, I liked the music as well, must listen to more.

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