Remembering teen times in Whitby

Jess Healey snapping away
Jess Healey snapping away

WHAT is it like being a teenager in Whitby?

Local youngsters who attend the Youth Shack in Whitby are busy putting together a collection of snaps which will feature in a book and go into the modern day archive at Whitby Museum.

The project is also part of a competition where the winner with the best portfolio will win a camera worth £200.

Where many exhibitions depict Whitby in years gone by, this one will show what Whitby’s youngsters – aged between 11 and 19 – like to do and where they hang out.

Some of the best photographs will be included in the book and the idea behind that is that people will be able to see in years to come how Whitby has changed. The book will be sold in and around the Whitby area.

The deadline for projects to be handed in is Friday 26 August and they should be dropped off at the Youth Shack with their name, address, date of birth and a contact number on.

The project has been funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, and delivered by 4Youth from North Yorkshire County Council.