Letter: Captain Cook plaque ‘overlooked’

Captain Cook Statue looking dirty'Picture by Paul Atkinson:'PA1810-8d
Captain Cook Statue looking dirty'Picture by Paul Atkinson:'PA1810-8d

I was delighted to read in last week’s Whitby Gazette (June 8) that the Captain Cook statue had finally been restored.

However, on recent inspection, I find that some work has been overlooked.

The writing on the plaque on the east facing side of the base of the stone plinth is still indecipherable.

I trust that Hirst Conservation have the matter in hand and will promptly complete the work in time for the celebrations in July.

A further article and letter in the Gazette last week highlighted the “new” access to the beach for dog walkers on Whitby’s West Cliff during the summer months.

The steps from the sign down to the beach are indeed hazardous but less than 200m further west along the walkway there are wide steps with handrails which provide easy access for all, except those in wheelchairs.

Rosina Rothwell

Mulgrave Road

Whitby