Plan 2013 with images of past

Chris Roberts with 2013 calendars being produced by the museum''w124612b
Chris Roberts with 2013 calendars being produced by the museum''w124612b
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Some rarely seen images of Whitby will feature in a calendar that has been produced by Whitby Museum.

After the success of last year’s calendar and CD rom of old Whitby photos the Museum has decided to produce a 2013 calendar in time for Christmas.

Storm

Storm

All the images used for the new calendar are different to those in last year’s and in addition to that there are over 200 old photographs from the Whitby Museum archives featured on a second CD which is called “A Collection of Wintery and Watery Images”.

Proceeds from the calendar will be put towards on-going work of the photographic section of the museum.

One current project is to scan old film negatives because pre 1930 negatives were made from the same material as gunpowder so as they deteriorate they are at risk of setting on fire.

Chris Roberts, joint curator of photography, said: “This is the second year we are running the calendar after the success of the first year. There are some rare images that have never been seen before.”

Calendars and CDs are priced at £5.99 each.

l THE museum is running an offer where both can be purchased for £10 and a copy of the CD is up for grabs for the first six readers who can correctly answer the following question

The inset picture is of infamous storms that battered the Yorkshire Coast and killed hundreds of people. But what year was it?

E-mail editorial@whitbygazette.co.uk with the answer or drop a postcard into our offices on Bridge Street by Wednesday 5 December.