Certificates of Excellence
- Friends of Pannett_Park.pdf - the Certificate_of_Excellence.pdf was awarded to the Friends of Pannett Park by George Dawson, chairman of Whitby Civic Society in April 2012 "to recognise the quality of the work carried out for the benefit of the town".
- Union_Mill.pdf, Upgang Lane - awarded.pdf to George Cockerill, Harrison's MD, by Mr. Barry Atkinson, on 13th October 2009. "To recognise the innovative design, quality of build and the benefit to this part of town".
- St_Hildas_Roman_Catholic_Church.pdf, Station Square – awarded.pdf to Father Neil on 8th October 2008 by Mike Dawson, president of Whitby Civic Society. “Whitby Civic Society aims to preserve and enhance Whitby’s rich heritage and ensure that all proposals for its development respect the town’s unique character. In view of this the Society wishes to congratulate St Hilda’s Roman Catholic Church for the aesthetic manner in which the side entrance to the Church has been adapted to provide access for people with mobility difficulties, pushchairs, prams etc. and also improving manoeuvrability for funerals. The Society also thinks that the new handrails on the steps at the front entrance are a useful asset for both ascending and descending, especially in wet conditions, and for wedding groups etc. Whereas improving accessibility and alterations to steps and doorways often detracts from the historic appearance of buildings, the Whitby Civic Society feels that these additions to St Hilda’s have been achieved sympathetically and blend into the fabric of the Church without spoiling the general appearance.
- Elizabeth_the_bus.pdf – awarded.pdf to Viv & Vernon Smith in June 2008 by Barry Atkinson, chairman, and Betty Bayliss of Whitby Civic Society. The Certificate of Excellence was awarded as "Viv & Vernon have put so much effort into the vehicle and they are very popular with local people. They add a lot of colour and uniqueness to Whitby street scene"
- Bagshawes,_Flowergate.pdf – awarded.pdf to Colin & David by Barry Atkinson, chairman of Whitby Civic Society in May 2007. The Certificate of Excellence was awarded as "the building (previously a police station, later a solicitor's office) has been revitalised as a welcoming cafe in an appropriate way to be enjoyed in the present day".
- CROSSBUTTS_&_STABLES_RESTAURANT,_GUISBOROUGH_RD.pdf –awarded_to_Mr_John_Morley.pdf by John Shorter on 23rd December 2006. “This is to celebrate the dedicated work which has been done to the converted barn, and the nine bedroom suite of rooms built in 2004 by local craftsmen and by John Morley himself. To visit the Stables Restaurant is a magical experience. Around every corner there is something to admire in this family run eating house and a tribute to the heavy horse. The Certificate of Excellence is awarded by the Society to buildings which, recently improved, enhance their surroundings and are a credit to the town.
- Maple_House,_No_8_Silver_St.pdf – awarded.pdf to the owner, Lanny Brittle, in June 2006 by Barry Atkinson, chairman of Whitby Civic Society. ”Maple House, a listed building, was built in about 1750. It was a snooker hall in 1905 and was used by the Conservative and other parties for a meeting room. It has been totally restored and some wonderful original features have been found. A 30ft well with clear water is in a courtyard at the rear of the house, complete with the original Yorkshire flag stones. In 1803 it belonged to the Broderick family and the present lady of the house, Lanny Brittle would like to know its original name. The sitting room has been restored by removing all signs of old paint and has been painted in light grey with all the panels in place and the coving remoulded and painted white. The whole of the front of the house has been lovingly restored and the stone steps are now in place as are the new iron railings. The owner has been made aware of our meetings and may well come to them in the future.”
- Ammonite_House,_Church_St.pdf (was Alessi’s Italian Restaurant) - The Certificate of Excellence was awarded.pdf on 24th January 2005 by Mike Dawson, president of Whitby Civic Society. “The story of Ammonite House is an interesting one. The independent Society of Primitive Methodists was established by a group of breakaway Wesleyans in 1812, and a congregation first met in Whitby. A Sunday School was established by 1835; the chapel was rebuilt and enlarged in 1841, and was in turn replaced in 1903 by the building we know as Ammonite House. The foundation stone was laid on 1st October 1902. On 22nd July 1903, when the door was formerly opened by Miss Louisa Hemmingway, the Whitby Gazette said of the building “It has a noble standing and is undoubtedly a great adornment to the locality in which it is situated”. The present building, now modernised to a high standard, still retains these qualities. The WCS sent them a Letter_of_information_of_award.pdf which was in both English & Italian.
- CBK_Solicitors,_Wellington_House,_Wellington_Rd.pdf - awarded.pdf to Paul Bastiman by Dr John Shorter on 25th May 2005. The Certificate was awarded "due to the restoration of the Victorian tiled panels which can once again be admired by those passing by the premises and it was particularly good to see that a shop front had been looked after in this caring manner".
- The_Old_Smokehouse_Cottages,_Henrietta_St.pdf – awarded_to_the_owners,_Chris_&_Sue_Cooke.pdf by Dr. John Shorter on 12th December 2004. The award was handed over because "these cottages are superbly constructed cottages where every attention to detail, both inside and outside, has been of the highest standard. The cottages are currently holiday cottages and are a credit to the town".
- Rothbury_Cottage,_Brunswick_St.pdf – The Certificate_of_Excellence.pdf was awarded to Mr_&_Mrs_Neville_Sharpe.pdf by Dr John Shorter on 21st June 2004. It was awarded because the restoration and decorative improvement of this building has been of special benefit to the town.
There was another certificate_of_Excellence.pdf awarded, in the past, to the Mini_Endeavour.pdf to "recognise the quality of the build by Whitby shipbuilders and as a reminder of the shipbuilding heritage of the town".