199 Steps Whitby
Night draws in on the Yorkshire Coast, with the warmth of day retreating over the North Sea. The Victorian lamps are lit around the historic port of Whitby, guiding the way up the 199 Steps. Looking out into the North Sea the harbour mouth is silhouetted against a warm glow, as the River Esk flows through and joins the sea. The North Sea has played a massive role the in Towns growth over the years from 20 to 30 houses in 1540 and a population of 200 to 13000 and over 6000 dwellings today. The growth of once massive industries like ship building and the alum trade has all played a part in the expansion of this seaside town.