Photographer's Note

Good Morning Friends,

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This is my second post from Whitby Steps. My first post showed the beginning of the steps, where they link with the street. This one is a little higher and begins to show the roof tops and the close relationship that the town has with the River Esk and, ultimately the sea.

Whitby Steps are famous. Their 199 step staircase takes visitors from the comfort of the bustling, harbourside town, to the upper cliffs, where they are welcomed by the sight of St Mary's church, the ruined remains of Whitby Abbey, as well as magnificent views over the harbour.

The steps were first recorded 600 years ago and in 1700, they were still made of wood! In 2005 the steps were in need of restoration and the money to restore them was raised by public donation; The Whitby Gazette teamed up with Whitby Parochial Church to offer readers the chance to sponsor each step for £1,000 back in March 2004. The work was carried out on the steps through 2005.

Anyone donating £1,000 could name a step and become part of Whitby’s history.

Families, businesses and societies showed their support and all 199 were snapped up in just 14 weeks.

Thank you for your interest.
Have a lovely Sunday, Bev :-)

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Additional Photos by Beverley Robinson (Royaldevon) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7400 W: 323 N: 16932] (67035)
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