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story of Whitby Museum abridged from Chapters of Whitby history, 1823-1946 by Horace B. Browne

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Published by Whitby Literary and Philosophical Society in Hull [England] .
Written in English


  • Whitby Museum -- History.,
  • Whitby Literary and Philosophical Society -- History.

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Statementby H.B. Browne.
ContributionsBrowne, Horace B., Whitby Literary and Philosophical Society., Whitby Museum.
LC ClassificationsQ105.E62 W44 1949
The Physical Object
Paginationxii, 144 p., [9] leaves of plates :
Number of Pages144
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19405085M

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The hand of glory is an old charm that was used by thieves throughout history, and as late as Whitby Museum is the holder of one such artefact, with a fascinating story behind it.. Dr J.E Chalmers, an antiquarian who lived in Castleton, bought an old cottage in cottage had previously been owned by a man who was thought to have had a bad reputation, though there was no evidence. The First English Poet – Caedmon, died before AD. The story of Caedmon recounted by Bede in his Ecclesiastical History of the English People [book iv, chapter 24] written about 50 years after his, Caedmon’s, death tells of a cowherd working on the lands of the monastery of . The Reading Room Gallery, Whitby, Redcar And Cleveland, United Kingdom. likes 71 were here. Sales of Original Art & PhotographyFollowers: The Whitby Witches is the first book in The Whitby Witches series by Robin Jarvis. It was originally published in Plot summary. After the deaths of their parents, eight-year-old orphan Ben and his older sister, Jennet, have been pushed from foster home to Author: Robin Jarvis.