In & Around the North York Moors Through Time

In & Around the North York Moors Through Time

Saving the Wall

Saving the Wall

Runswick Bay & Staithes Through Time

Series: Through Time

Publication Date15th April 2012

Book FormatPaperback





This fascinating selection of photographs traces some of the many ways in which Runswick Bay & Staithes have changed and developed over the last century
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Runswick Bay has been inhabited since before Roman times, as burial mounds found on the moors behind the village suggest. This delightful hideaway, with its steep track down into the bay, is a picture postcard example of the East Coast delights, its sheltered anchorage offering an ideal spot for fishermen, whalers and smugglers. However it has suffered the ravages of time and weather. In 1682 a landslide destroyed the entire settlement with the exception of one cottage. Fortunately no-one was hurt because two mourners attending a wake realised what was happening and evacuated the village. A new community was built on the cliff side but its precarious position made it vulnerable to the forces of nature. The completion of the sea wall in 1970 has hopefully secured the future of Runswick once and for all.

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