Whitby – The Jet Town

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The earliest record of a permanent settlement is in 656, when Streonshal, was the place where Oswy, the Christian king of Northumbria, founded the first abbey, under the abbess, Hilda. The Synod of Whitby was held there in 664. In 867, the monastery was destroyed by Viking raiders, and was re-founded in 1078. It was in this period that the town gained its current name, Whitby, (from “white settlement” in Old Norse). In the following centuries Whitby functioned as a fishing settlement until, in the 18th century, it developed as a port and centre for shipbuilding and whaling, trade in locally mined alum and the manufacture of Whitby jet jewellery.

Whitby : Where you back into the history.

Time is …

Sometimes it just becomes a history like moment preserved in past.
One day in life – time does matter and it does mean a lot to me for I wish there was 32hours in a day instead of 24 ! I need more time

I will be back soon – I still have things to share and smiles to send but I am tied down with Time.