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Ref: 6-94 *

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“Whitby Abbey Shrouded in Mist”
This unusual photograph of St. Hilda’s Abbey, by Frank Meadow Sutcliffe, shows the East transept and impressive East Window with fallen masonry in the foreground. The sea mist, which shrouds the Abbey and gives this photograph a mysterious ghostly feel, can cover the town very rapidly and alter the landscape dramatically.
During the Dissolution of the Monasteries, the Abbey bells, which were very grand, were sold and ordered to be sent to London by ship. This naturally upset the townsfolk. However, although the sea was perfectly calm as the ship sailed out of the harbour it sank in full sight of the town just off Black Nab. There the bells remain today and on quiet nights it is said you can hear them ringing.

Ref: 6-94 *

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“Whitby Abbey Shrouded in Mist”
This unusual photograph of St. Hilda’s Abbey, by Frank Meadow Sutcliffe, shows the East transept and impressive East Window with fallen masonry in the foreground. The sea mist, which shrouds the Abbey and gives this photograph a mysterious ghostly feel, can cover the town very rapidly and alter the landscape dramatically.
During the Dissolution of the Monasteries, the Abbey bells, which were very grand, were sold and ordered to be sent to London by ship. This naturally upset the townsfolk. However, although the sea was perfectly calm as the ship sailed out of the harbour it sank in full sight of the town just off Black Nab. There the bells remain today and on quiet nights it is said you can hear them ringing.