By Colin Waters

If you have ever puzzled the place pass Bar Lane, Banjo Cottage, the Blue Robin and the computer virus apartment cinema have been, or how Jacky Fields, Caller Beck, Egton Village, Gallows shut and Cock Mill bought their names, then A background of Whitby & its position Names could be of curiosity to you. This soaking up and well-researched ebook via neighborhood historian Colin Waters is stuffed with interesting proof specified by a simple to learn A-Z layout and will simply as simply be dipped into or learn from disguise to hide. With factors of the origins of the town's highway, village, and position names and the way they're associated with humans and occasions in Whitby's background (sometimes way back to Roman and Viking times), this fascinating booklet offers a brand new manner of taking a look at the area's old origins. find out how French wartime prisoners have been used as neighborhood slave labour, how spiritual frescoes have been misplaced to heritage simply because a neighborhood photographer didn't seize them on movie ahead of they have been destroyed, and the place Whitby's Roman and Viking settlers outfitted their non secular temples. Illustrated with either previous and smooth photos, this succinct advisor to outdated Whitby and its position names may be at the bookshelf of each lover of neighborhood history.

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