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STAITHES, NORTH YORKSHIRE

Back in 1976 our son was born and about two months before that we had our first holiday in North Yorkshire staying first at Pickering and then Whitby.  One place we visited was the well known coastal fishing village of Staithes, and just like Runswick Bay and Robin Hoods Bay I featured last year the village is built on a very steep incline going down to the sea.

 

In this picture the only thing to date it to more modern times would appear to be the television aerials on the rooftops, and I suspect it will still be much the same today.

 

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STAITHES, NORTH YORKSHIRE

Back in 1976 our son was born and about two months before that we had our first holiday in North Yorkshire staying first at Pickering and then Whitby.  One place we visited was the well known coastal fishing village of Staithes, and just like Runswick Bay and Robin Hoods Bay I featured last year the village is built on a very steep incline going down to the sea.

 

In this picture the only thing to date it to more modern times would appear to be the television aerials on the rooftops, and I suspect it will still be much the same today.

 

comments (15)

  • Pedroeric
  • United Kingdom
  • 20 Mar 2012, 09:14
Love these little seaside towns Brian you can just get lost in there beauty and the days gone.
Brian Walbey: Yes indeed, we ought to have returned to Staithes when we went to Whitby last year but ran out of time.
What a wonderful shot, Brian. Looks to be a very unique spot.
Brian Walbey: It is a very popular spot Mary, and very pretty also.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 20 Mar 2012, 10:03
Oooops! Someone pulled the plug!
Brian Walbey: It looks a bit like that doesn't it.
This is a lovely image, Brian, and must hold many happy memories. It does have a real timeless quality. (:o)
Brian Walbey: Thanks Ros. This was our last holiday a few weeks before our first child, Chris, was born, so Maureen was a bit over-large to be walking up and down all these hilly places, and of course that was the year of the very hot summer.
  • Martin
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 20 Mar 2012, 13:23
It's a beautiful cove Brian smile
Brian Walbey: Yes a lovely little spot Martin, well worth a visit if you ever pass that way.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 20 Mar 2012, 16:14
Utterly charming Brian: how time flies!
Brian Walbey: Indeed it does Chris. We didn't get time to go back to Staithes during our Whitby break last year, next time perhaps.
  • John Prior
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 20 Mar 2012, 16:29
I suspect it was more perfect then, good shot Brian.
Brian Walbey: Like everywhere it will no doubt have suffered from signs and satellite dishes and all the trivia of modern times John.
This is a charming place Brian. I like the tones!
Brian Walbey: Yes it is Richard, we will have to go back one day, it is amazing to think I took this nearly 36 years ago.
Ha in 1976 my son was born and we holidayed in...well the house where I now live.
Brian Walbey: So your son and my son are the same age more or less then Chad, and perhaps your wife had the same experience as Maureen of carrying the baby right through that famous hot summer in 1976, Chris was born at the end of August.
This is good framing and the scanning of the slide photo Brian... i like the way that the fishing dories sit on the ground waiting for the incoming tide....petersmile
Brian Walbey: Thanks Peter, I guess the fishermen had to time their fishing trips according to the tides.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 20 Mar 2012, 18:33
I bet there are less rowing boats there now and many of the houses would probably have satellite dishes now. This is still on my list of places to go.. one day!!
Brian Walbey: I should try and make it one day Alan. AT that time, 1976, the place was still famous for the ladies who lived there still wearing their traditional dress on a daily basis.
A fabulous stretch of coast line and Staithes is an amazing and querky village.
Brian Walbey: Yes I've already shown a couple of the more famous places recently and Staithes is another one to add to that list.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 20 Mar 2012, 19:51
It would be good to think that this hasn't moved on at all
Brian Walbey: I hope it hasn't Lisl, well not in appearance anyway.
I kind of like all the geometric shapes!
Brian Walbey: Yes and it is like the other two places, Runswick Bay and Robin Hoods Bay nearby, that I have showed recently, all the cottages are tumbling over each other.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 21 Mar 2012, 16:52
I am always intrigued by the boats on the bottom of the 'canal'.
In Holland we have a lock system, we have no difference in water height.
Wonderful picture.
Brian Walbey: We have locks on our canals Astrid, but this a bay on the coast and behind me the land climbs steeply up a cliff to the top, there wouldn't be room, or enough landbound water to build locks.

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