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Whitby in the time of Cook Exhibit Closes

Sun, 04 Nov 2018 10:20

Today Whitby is generally thought of as a pretty seaside town with many historic connections.

How different it was in the 18th century! Cook could not have come to a better place and was immensely fortunate in the training he received there. Here he was exposed to impressive models of success, amibition, training and behaviour.

It was a town in the middle of a shipbuilding and shipping boom. There were opportunities to make careers in an exceptional seafaring environment. Boys and young men were drawn from miles around by the quality of training available. Training was strictly practical with the emphasis on professional and vocational skills.

It was also an outward looking place, well connected by sea to the towns of North East, to London and to the Baltic. The young Cook himself travelled as far as St. Petersburgh in 1750.

The exhibition covers some of the key aspects of the town and examines the lives of key men who helped to shape it, such as Abel Chapman (1694-1777), entrepreneur and shipowner, and Lionel Charlton (1720-1788), teacher of mathematics, surveyor and author of the history of the town.

Venue:
Captain Cook Memorial Museum, Whitby
Contact:
Phone: 01947 601900

Armistice Day

Sun, 11 Nov 2018 10:30

To commemorate the armistice signed between the Allies of World War 1 and Germany.

Venue:
War Memorial, Dock End, Whitby
Contact:
01947 820227

Remembrance Day

Sun, 11 Nov 2018 14:30

A small service to be held in memory of those who fell in service to our country and those who yet serve us.

Venue:
St Mary's Church, Whitby
Contact:
01947 820227

Whitby Xmas Fest

Fri, 16 Nov 2018 17:00

Events, stalls and games for all the family.

The first day of the Christmas festival opens at 5pm and runs until 8pm.

Venue:
Front Marina Car Park, Whitby.
Contact:
01947 820227

Whitby Xmas Fest

Sat, 17 Nov 2018 10:00

Events, stalls and games for all the family.

The second day of the Christmas festival opens at 10am and runs until 8pm.

Venue:
Front Marina Car Park, Whitby.
Contact:
01947 820227

Whitby Xmas Fest

Sun, 18 Nov 2018 10:00

Events, stalls and games for all the family.

The final day of the Christmas festival opens at 10am and runs until 4pm.

Venue:
Front Marina Car Park, Whitby.
Contact:
01947 820227