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Around Ravenscar, N.Yorkshire

By HobbitDave
A popular but rather unusual small hamlet on the edge of the Yorkshire coast. Wonderful views across to Robin Hoods bay as in lead image.
Vs 1 and 2 are the old railway sign and platform - mus be one of the few stations where you could sit in the country and wait until you heard the train coming. The track is just behind the sign, only a few steps away. The train line closed in 1965, but its memory is preserved today with the platform and sign.
V.3 are old cottages once used by Alum workers, Alum being mined from the overgrown cliff below until the 1860s
https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/yorkshire-coast/features/how-alum-shaped-the-yorkshire-coast

Worth reading just for how Alum was refined in the 19th century. It seems like the process became a wee problem after some years 🤧

The Alum mines were in the shadow section of the overgrown cliffs in v.4. Centre left.

Tags: Yorkshire Ravenscar Robin hood bay Landscape and travel Alum

Voters: mike9005, cbrundage, TrevBatWCC and 16 more


Comments


cbrundage 7 4 United States
21 Feb 2019 3:15PM
Those cliffs are daunting! Thanks for the writeup - interesting area.

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TrevBatWCC Plus
12 13 16 England
21 Feb 2019 3:41PM
A great viewpoint looking out across Robin Hood's Bay here, Dave 👍
Trev 😀
Chinga Plus
9 3 2 United Kingdom
21 Feb 2019 3:55PM
Stunning scenery Dave !! Excellent work
Isabel GrinGrin
Maiwand 13 3 73 England
21 Feb 2019 3:58PM
Superb scenery Dave.
Ron
21 Feb 2019 4:33PM
A beautiful panorama landscape.
Great captures Dave and the write up adds so much to the photos. I am still thinking about upgrading the camera. Debs
21 Feb 2019 5:59PM
Super set Dave. Cathy
taggart Plus
15 47 14 United States
21 Feb 2019 6:06PM
Interesting historical information accompanying these lovely images!
21 Feb 2019 6:54PM
Splendid and scenic images with good light and clarity, Dave.Smile
dales Plus
4 11 Australia
22 Feb 2019 8:03AM
Beautiful part of the world Dave , wonderful set
Ian
Irishkate Plus
9 42 118 United Kingdom
22 Feb 2019 11:12AM
Fascinating - I didn't know what 'alum' was - amazing process and uses!
KateGrin

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