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Staithes, TS13 5DF
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The young James Cook worked as an assistant to which merchant in Staithes for 18 months? (two words)
James Cook arrived in Staithes in 1745, aged 16 to work for William Sanderson as an apprentice grocer. His apprenticeship was short-lived as he fell in love with the sea!. Photo: Portrait by Sir Nathaniel Dance-Holland, c. 1775,
What is the name of the narrow ginnel? (two words)
It is claimed that Dog Loup is the narrowest street in the UK measuring only eighteen inches wide. Rumours tell that once upon a time local children would use it as an escape route from the portly village policeman.
Baron Sparrow, also known as Spadger (which is a slang term for a sparrow.) died in March of which year?
Look on a building to your left (opposite the wooden fence) and find the name of this small hill. (two words)
A photo of Staithes taken in the 1940's from the top of Cow Bar Bank taken by William F. Taylor
Find the plaque to Captain Tom Hall (1921 - 2004). The plaque refers to Captain Tom as a man of... what? (one word)
Believed originally to be a Viking settlement. Staithes in old English means ‘A Landing Place’. Staithes is known by locals as ‘Steers’.
Cross the bridge and look for a plaque by the slipway (be careful on the slipway) titled "Jane Ward's Kipper Curing House". In which year was the building demolished to allow the construction of this stone retaiing wall?
By the 19th century the Staithes fishing industry was the largest on the North East Coast and involved the whole community. Photo date and credits unknown.
How many arched windows (technically they are called 'trefoil arches') can be found in the old sandstone lifehouse building?
In January 1978 an Atlantic 21 Class lifeboat was sent to Staithes for evaluation trials, which were successful and an inshore lifeboat station was established in March 1978. Photo: Staithes Harbour c1940.
At the end of the pier search for a plaque titled "Reconstruction of Staithes Breakwater" This plaque was unveiled by the Marquis of Normanby on the 3th April in which year?
Because of the treacherous coast a high level of seamanship was needed, this made the local men targets for press-ganging (forcably enlisted into service the the navy). Many Staithes ‘pressed’ men weresadly killed at the Battle of Trafalgar. Image: 1780 caricature of a press gang.
At a bend in the road look for a National Trust sign on your right-hand side. What is the name of the area accessible beyond the gate? (two words)
Close to some of the the highest cliffs in England, the old village is tucked between two headlands (nabs) Penny Nab and Cowbar Nab. Photo: Peter Church / Wikipedia 2006
What is the name of the famous walking route identified by this signpost, alongside an acorn? (two words)
What are the two words carved into the stone bench on the side that faces towards Staithes?
The plaque on the bench invites you to "Have a sit with Wiggy". By what other nickname was Wiggy also known? (three words)
Staithes is famous for which item of traditional fisherwomen's clothing that is still worn on special occasions? (one word)
Staithes Bonnets were the traditional headwear worn by the women to protect them as they carried heavy baskets laden with fish on their heads – you can see some of the bonnets in the Heritage Centre. Photo: Gazette Live
Which two words can be read on the slate plaque to the right of the main entrance?
Staithes has long been popular with artists. In the late 19th century several artists came to Staithes to paint and became known as the Staithes Group of Artists. And today staithes is still magnet for artists.
In which year was the Primitive Methodist Chapel built?
What is the name of the gallant Staithes fisherman who lost his life in an attempt to rescue a drowning bather in 1957? (two words)
Staithes was a favoured smuggler’s landing spot. Tea was a favourite item, but there was rum and brandy, too. There were secret signs and tunnels, hiding places under flagstones, and a myriad of tricks and ruses to avoid authorities.
In April of which year was a £3.5 million improvement scheme to the Staithes harbour sea defence completed?
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