Whitby bursting over bank holiday

Thousands of people poured into Whitby over bank holiday weekend, boosting the economy and causing huge tailbacks in and out of town.

Sightseers made the most of glorious weather to pack the town centre, with the century-old swing bridge taking the strain of hundreds of pairs of feet every time it opened to road traffic and pedestrians.

This short video shows how quickly people converged on to the centre of the ageing structure from the east and west sides of town.