“ Limpets ”
Two teenage girls on The Scaur, a bed-rock beach near Whitby’s East Cliff.
This photograph, by Frank Meadow Sutcliffe, Hon. F.R.P.S. (1853-1941), was probably taken around the year 1880.
Limpets or ‘flithers’ are molluscs that cling firmly to rocks. They were collected as bait by the fisherwomen — hence the term ‘flither picking’.