A yadder and a yarn in Whitby’s yards

WAS Arguments Yard really where arguments took place and what did Craven’s Yard used to be called?

Which yard housed a police station and which yard do you have to ‘duck or grouse’?

These are just some of the little snippets of history that town councillor Joyce Stangoe is looking for and could feature in an exhibition at Sneaton Castle.

It is called Whitby Yards: Now and Then and she is currently collating photographs, memories and stories from the many yards hidden away in Whitby.

The exhibition, on 30 July, is in conjunction with Whitby in Bloom’s bid to take the coastal category at the Britain in Bloom finals and photos with a bloom theme are also needed. Anyone with pictures or articles of interest should bring them to Whitby Museum at Pannett Park by 22 July, or visit the museum on 16 July between 10am and 12 noon, to discuss issues further. Contact Anne Cowey, the Deputy Town Clerk on 01947 820227. A second exhibition will be held on 10 September, at the RNLI Station, 2-5pm. Whitby Civic Society has agreed to endorse this event as it will tie into the opening of some yards on Church Street on Heritage weekend.