Whitby Abbey is a ruined Benedictine abbey sited on the East Cliff, 199 steps above Whitby harbour in North Yorkshire on the north-east coast of England.
It was founded in 657 AD by the Anglo-Saxon King of Northumbria, Oswy (Oswiu) as Streoneshalh (the historical name of the town Whitby where the abbey is located). He appointed Lady Hilda, abbess of Hartlepool Abbey and niece of ...
Flamingo Land Theme Park and Zoo is a theme park located in North Yorkshire, England. It is noted for being the only site in the country which contains a theme park, a zoo and a holiday resort all in one location.
The park is set in 375 acres of North Yorkshire countryside, in the Ryedale district with views of the Yorkshire Moors.
The most visited wreck in the Manitou Islands area, it sank on November 29, 1960 after running into the previously wrecked Walter L. Frost that was about 600 feet south of this wreck, but is no longer visible. She was built in Hamburg, Germany.
West Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service strives to achieve our vision and mission:
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Making West Yorkshire Safer
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To reduce death, injury and property loss due to fire and other emergencies
The Austrian Steamship “Laura” was a 2000 ton cargo ship who found herself off the coast near Filey in a thick fog. She and her crew of 24 hands had picked up a cargo mainly consisting of coke from Newcastle and were bound for Trieste. The vessel ran aground in the dense fog and the Coastguard was alerted to her distress signals at around 10 a.m. on the morning of the 21st November 1897. The Fi...
Yorkshire Trench was the name given to a front line position dug by units of the 49th (West Riding) Division near the Yser canal at Boesinghe in 1915/16.
What can be seen at this site is a whole section of the trench, at its original depth, with fire-steps and loopholes, and the entrances to two sections of tunnels and dugouts. The dugouts probably date from a later period, 1916...
The county borders of Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire and Derbyshire meet in the middle of the River Trent here, with the Trent heading West to Manchester and East to Nottingham, the Erewash Canal North into Derbyshire and the River Soar South into Leicestershire. As there is no bridge or ferry at Trent Lock, this is the only break in what would otherwise be a continuous footpath from London t...