North Yorkshire Coastal Villages Then & Now
Publication date: 1 May 2012
Series: Then and Now
Category: Regional History
Before the days of photography, North Yorkshire’s picturesque villages were virtually cut off from the rest of the country and served as the haunt of smugglers, footpads and highwaymen. The belief in witchcraft existed well into the 1900s and village festivals and customs were enthusiastically celebrated each year. Today these communities are eagerly visited by an increasing number of tourists keen to experience their captivating beauty and history.
With ninety striking images comparing past and present, this charming volume should be on the bookshelves of all lovers of old Yorkshire.