The Royal Baths were built in 1894-7 by Baggerley Bristow. They were once Europe's premier destination for spa treatments and the pampered rich. Politicians and royalty came to 'take the waters'. There were also assembly rooms and a winter garden lounge.
Since 1660 there have been many buildings called "The Crown". In 1847 The Crown Hotel on Crown Place had a central section rebuilt in a chaste neoclassical design. In 1870 the Crown estate ran as far as Parliament Street, was acquired by George Dawson, who employed J H Hirst of Bristol as his architect. The Crown’s Georgian wings were removed and replaced with a powerful pair of Italian Renaissance replacements which gave the building great character. George Dawson also planned a tower and new shops in Crown Place and Crescent Road, all of which were built after Dawson’s death in […]
The Royal Baths were built in 1894-7 by Baggerley Bristow. They were once Europe's premier destination for spa treatments and the pampered rich. Politicians and royalty came to 'take the waters'.
There were also assembly rooms and a winter garden lounge.
April 12, 2012 7:40 amPublished by Web Master
The lives of Whitby’s resident photographers have been incredibly varied, and in the course of preparing this book much new fascinating detail has been discovered about them, their work, and, in some cases, their illustrious clients, such as Lewis Carroll, and also about the history of Whitby.
Some started out life as jet workers, joiners or clock makers, a few trained as photographers, others developed their knowledge as amateurs to forge a new career. Some were successful, others went bankrupt, some had tragedy in their lives, some became well-known and most led lives which have not been investigated before.
The book starts with the pioneer William Stonehouse and his photos, followed by others such as Wallis, Waller and Dawson. New information has also been found on the most famous photographer of Whitby, Frank Sutcliffe, with new insights into his life and work, his travels abroad and a few of his letters, even the link between him and Beatrice Potter.
For some photographers, such as Tom Watson and John Ross, this book expands in much detail on previous studies, but for most of Whitby's many photographers it is a journey of fresh discovery into their lives and work.
Whitby Photographers, their lives and their photographs from the 1840s, is by Ruth Wilcock, a local historian and amateur photographer, who has known Whitby since her childhood. The book is extensively illustrated with rarely seen pictures of the district and its people, many never published before.
Price £15.95. For stockists & further details see www.towlard.com.
Contact Ruth Wilcock on 01277 219598.
New Book: Whitby Photographers, their lives and their photographs from the 1840s by Ruth Wilcock was last modified: August 19th, 2021 by Web Master
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