Our Georgian walks are presently lead by WCS member Geoff Wilson and have been going for approximately 12/15 years, lead by 3 previous Society members. The walk has become a regular feature of Heritage Open Days and lasts approximately for 2 hours but the walk can be arranged for other interested parties at other times. Ostensibly, a look at Whitby's marvellous Georgian properties, but of late other interesting facts, history, blue plaques and views are brought to our audiences attention at certain locations.
The walks commence at Whitby's famous 19ft Whale Bone Arch, erected in 2002 to replace the previous badly weathered ones. Participants then have various points of interest shown to them from this wonderful viewpoint.
From here we progress into the town where a circular walk reveals many of Whitby's streets which possess a variety of lovely 16th to 17th century architecture. When in the shopping areas, look up above the modernised shop fronts so as not to miss the period facade.
The walk is completed on arrival at the swing bridge over the harbour, then a well earned meal of Whitby's famous fish & chips would be very welcome!
Anyone wanting to organise such a walk for their society, friends or family, please contact Whitby Civic Society secretary, David James on 01947 228184