“A group at Staithes”
This photograph was taken at the top of the slipway near the Cod and Lobster Inn, with lobster pots stacked against the wall. The old lady is
Mrs Margaret Shordon and the youngest of the boys is her grandson Robert Henry Ward, then aged three years.
Although not now such a busy fishing port, at the time practically the whole of the population relied on the fishing industry for its livelihood and towards the end of the last century forty-two cobles and fourteen larger smacks fished out of Staithes.
This is one of the latest photographs in the Sutcliffe collection , being taken around 1912.