Old Images of Whitby, Yorkshire

Categorised as North Yorkshire
Old book illustration of Whitby Abbey and fishing boats
Old book illustration of the Abbey, housing and fishing boats at Whitby, in Yorkshire, Engand. The illustration was published in 1898 in a book called "Our Own Country".

Glimpse history through old images of Whitby, in North Yorkshire, England.

Old picture of Whitby Abbey on the cliff 1804
An old picture by Francis Jukes, painted in 1804, showing Whitby Abbey on the clifftops, and a fishing boat in the choppy waters. Nearby there appear to be some sort of stakes rising out of the water around the bottom of the cliff.
Old picture of Whitby Abbey from the sea 1810
Old picture of Whitby Abbey, boats, and housing, painted by Francis James Sarjent and published in 1810.
Old picture of the coast of Yorkshire near Whitby Yorkshire England
A Turner painting of shipwreck on the coast of Yorkshire near Whitby in 1811.
Old picture of Whitby Abbey England 1812
An old engraving of Whitby Abbey, by Richard Reeve, published in 1812. Thanks to the Topographical Collection of George III which is now held for posterity in the British Library archives.
Old book illustration of Whitby Abbey
Old book illustration for “The Poetical Works of Sir Walter Scott, baronet”, which was published in 1888, shows a romanticised view of the ruins of Whitby Abbey onthe clifftop, with fishing boats out to sea
Old book illustration of Whitby streets and bridge 1894
Old book illustration from “Memorials of Old Whitby”, published in 1894.
Old photo of Whitby Harbour with old fishing ships
Old photo of fishing vessels at Whitby Harbour, taken by photographer Frank Meadow Sutcliffe and now held in the archives of the Preus Museum.
Closeup of old photo of Whitby Harbour with old fishing ships
Closeup of an old photo of fishing vessels at Whitby Harbour, taken by photographer Frank Meadow Sutcliffe and now held in the archives of the Preus Museum.
Closeup of old photo of Whitby Harbour with old fishing ships
Closeup of an old photo of fishing vessels at Whitby Harbour, taken by photographer Frank Meadow Sutcliffe and now held in the archives of the Preus Museum.
Old photo of a Whitby street with local people 1899
Old photo taken by Frank Meadows Sutcliffe, showing a narrow street in Whitby, Yorkshire, England. Notice there are two men in the picture looking after children, and a man looks down at the camera from an upstairs window.
Old photo of women at Whitby
Old photo of some local women and teenaged girls in Whitby, taken by Frank Meadow Sutcliffe. Thanks to the Preus Museum.
Old photo of the pier at Whitby with boats and washing
Old photo of Whitby, showing the Abbey, housing, fishermen, and washing hanging out to dry along the waterfront. Taken by Frank Meadow Sutcliffe and held in the archives of the Preus Museum.
Old photo of a cottage and stream on the outskirts of Whitby Yorkshire England
Old photo, taken by Frank Meadow Sutcliffe and held in the archives of the Preus Museum, showing a cottages on the outskirts of Whitby, with a wooden bridge across the stream.
Old photo of cottages at Sandsend Beck near Whitby
Old photo of cottages at Sandsend Beck, close to Whitby. This lovely rural English image was taken by Frank Meadows Sutcliffe. Thanks to the Preus Museum.
Old photo of a lifeboat and crew at Whitby Yorkshire England
Old photo of the John Lawson ‘National Life Boat’ at Whitby, England. The crew of the John Lawson each wear a cork life jacket. The boat is sitting on a large wheeled carriage, which was used to push the lifeboat into the water.
Old photo of Whitby from East Cliff c1900
Old photo of Whitby from East Cliff, probably taken between 1890 and 1900. Part of the Detroit Publishing Compny catalogue of 1905, now held by the Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.
Old photo of Whitby from West Cliff
Old photo of Whitby in Yorkshire, England, from the west cliff. Probably taken sometime between 1890 and 1900, the photochrom was included in the 1905 Views of the British Isles catalogue of the Detroit Publishing Company, which is now held in the archives of the Library of Congress Prints and Photosgraphs Division.
Old photo of Whitby Yorkshire England
Old photo of the view of Whitby from Larpool, North Yorkshire, England. Probably taken sometime between 1890 and 1900, the photochrom was included in the 1905 Views of the British Isles catalogue of the Detroit Publishing Company, which is now held in the archives of the Library of Congress Prints and Photosgraphs Division.
Old photo of Whitby Pier England
Old photo of people walking along the pier at Whitby Harbour, North Yorkshire, England. Notice the ladies’ long skirts. Probably taken sometime between 1890 and 1900, the photochrom was included in the 1905 Views of the British Isles catalogue of the Detroit Publishing Company, which is now held in the archives of the Library of Congress Prints and Photosgraphs Division.
Old photo of Whitby Abbey England and cows
Old photo of cows next to Whitby Abbey, North Yorkshire, England. Probably taken sometime between 1890 and 1900, the photochrom was included in the 1905 Views of the British Isles catalogue of the Detroit Publishing Company, which is now held in the archives of the Library of Congress Prints and Photosgraphs Division.
Old photo of Whitby Abbey England and cows
Old photo of cows grazing next to Whitby Abbey, North Yorkshire, England. Probably taken sometime between 1890 and 1900, the photochrom was included in the 1905 Views of the British Isles catalogue of the Detroit Publishing Company, which is now held in the archives of the Library of Congress Prints and Photosgraphs Division.
Old photo of St Mary's Church Whitby Yorkshire England
Old photo of St Mary’s Church in Whitby, North Yorkshire, England. Probably taken sometime between 1890 and 1900, the photochrom was included in the 1905 Views of the British Isles catalogue of the Detroit Publishing Company, which is now held in the archives of the Library of Congress Prints and Photosgraphs Division.
Old picture of a boat and housing at Whitby Yorkshire England
Old picture postcard of a painting of boats and cottages at Whitby, Yorkshire, England.
Old postcard of a picture of Sandsend near Whitby
Old picture postcard of Sandsend, close to Whitby, from 1907. Thaks to Mark Crombie, who has collected and uploaded an extensive collection of vintage postcards to Flikr.
Old photo of the Suffrage Caravan Tour at Whitby Yorkshire England 1908
Old photo of Miss Roberston speaking to a crowd at the Suffrage Caravan Tour at Whitby on 21st August, 1908. It would be another 20 years before all adult men and women (with a few exceptions) won the right to vote regardless of their sex, income or wealth. Thanks to the LSE Library.
Closeup of old photo of the Suffrage Caravan Tour at Whitby Yorkshire England 1908
Closeup of the old photo of Miss Roberston speaking to a crowd at the Suffrage Caravan Tour at Whitby on 21st August, 1908. It would be another 20 years before all adult men and women (with a few exceptions) won the right to vote regardless of their sex, income or wealth. Thanks to the LSE Library.
Closeup of old photo of the Suffrage Caravan Tour at Whitby Yorkshire England 1908
Closeup of the old photo of Miss Roberston speaking to a crowd at the Suffrage Caravan Tour at Whitby on 21st August, 1908. It would be another 20 years before all adult men and women (with a few exceptions) won the right to vote regardless of their sex, income or wealth. Thanks to the LSE Library.
Closeup of old photo of the Suffrage Caravan Tour at Whitby Yorkshire England 1908
Closeup of the old photo of Miss Roberston speaking to a crowd at the Suffrage Caravan Tour at Whitby on 21st August, 1908. It would be another 20 years before all adult men and women (with a few exceptions) won the right to vote regardless of their sex, income or wealth. Thanks to the LSE Library.
Closeup of old photo of the Suffrage Caravan Tour at Whitby Yorkshire England 1908
Closeup of the old photo of Miss Roberston speaking to a crowd at the Suffrage Caravan Tour at Whitby on 21st August, 1908. It would be another 20 years before all adult men and women (with a few exceptions) won the right to vote regardless of their sex, income or wealth. Thanks to the LSE Library.
Closeup of old photo of the Suffrage Caravan Tour at Whitby Yorkshire England 1908
Closeup of the old photo of Miss Roberston speaking to a crowd at the Suffrage Caravan Tour at Whitby on 21st August, 1908. It would be another 20 years before all adult men and women (with a few exceptions) won the right to vote regardless of their sex, income or wealth. Thanks to the LSE Library.
Old photo of Whitby Pier
Photo of Whitby on an old Gallagher’s cigarettes card, part of the George Arents Collection of cigarette cards held in the archives of the New York Public Library.

Whitby Through Time

YouTube’s Time Trave Artist created this wonderful video using old images to show familiar locations as they looked a long time ago.

Whitby: A Town Through Time (Yorkshire, UK) – The Time Travel Artist (YouTube)

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