A History of Whitby & Its Place Names by Colin Waters

By Colin Waters

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 Illustrated with either outdated and glossy pictures, this succinct consultant to outdated Whitby and its position names may be at the bookshelf of each lover of neighborhood history.

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