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Whitby Then & Now, by Colin Waters

An evocative pictorial record of the changing face of Whitby


For years now thousands of visitors have flocked to Whitby to soak up its ancient atmosphere and experience its unique charm for themselves. In this captivating volume, Colin Waters delves into Whitby's historic past using a wide variety of images, ranging from scenes of old narrow streets and local people to nostalgic harbour views. Comparing the landscapes of yesteryear with today's busy townscapes, Whitby Then & Now is a detailed pictorial guide to how this iconic city has changed over the last 150 years.

. Archive and modern images juxtaposed in full colour.

. Captures life how it once was and is today, comparing streets, buildings, business' and people at work.

. Part of the brand new Then & Now series by The History Press


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Colin Waters is a writer, researcher and social historian and has contributed to radio, television, newspaper and national magazines. He is the founder and former director and president of Whitby Archives and Heritage Centre.

When Queen Victoria came to the throne, Whitby was little changed from the days when Captain Cook sailed from its port. Since that time thousands of visitors have flocked to the town to soak up its ancient atmosphere and experience its unique charm for themselves.

In this fascinating volume, social historian Colin Waters has carefully selected a wide variety of captivating archive images, ranging from scenes of old narrow streets and local people to nostalgic harbour views and the town’s majestic abbey. Each old picture is complimented with a modern colour photograph and a detailed caption providing fascinating insights into the history of this charming town.

This absorbing book will be of interest to all lovers of nostalgia and a welcome addition to the bookshelf of every lover of Whitby and its historic past.

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