Whitby Storm At Sunrise
As the Sunrises over Saltwick Bay east of Whitby a storm hits the Yorkshire Coast. The West extensions offers a great view back into Whitby and it was the success of the town that lead to the Harbour been what it is today. Whitby’s rise to prominence was greatly helped when back in the 1600s Thomas Chaloner visited the Papal States and watched a rock been processed the bore a striking resemblance to a mineral under his Guisborough Estate. At this point in history the Papal States and Spain had the monopoly on Alum production. In secret Chaloner brought workmen back to Yorkshire and England’s Alum industry was born. Whitby’s prosperity was helped greatly by this new Alum trade and the port grew significantly, Ship building on an industrial scale followed utilising the local English Oak and Whitby was the 3rd largest ship building port in England. At this point taxes on imports were taken and the money used to further developed the Twin Piers that remain today.