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Lythe Church and Viking hogsback tombstones.

Just north of Whitby, quite close to where I live, is a little church. It stands on the site of an ancient church that might even predate St. Hilda’s Christian settlement now occupied by Whitby Abbey. It has taken me … Continue reading

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Hummersea

Excursion to Hummersea with the Tees Valley Wildlife Trust Beached at Skinningrove. My ancestors fished from these cobles, out of Hartlepool, from 1570 to 1914. Skinningrove (valley of the skinners) would be a sail across Tees Bay for those men. … Continue reading

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