Saturday, 28 February 2009

Signs from Whitby and Pickering






The Whitby Wyrm.
The story goes that during the building of the Whitby Abbey the great fire-breathing Wyrm was disturbed from his slumber in the mountain. He attempted to destroy the town but was banished into the sea. Every seven years he returns at full moon to attempt to drag the abbey into the sea by clawing away at the cliff on which it stands.










7 comments:

Pat and Abe said...

Interesting set of signage.

yesbuts said...

Well seen and well captured

Old Wom Tigley said...

Excellent.. well spotted and such a good post.... I have been collecting a few farm names of late.... I must sort them out

Give my regards to the loverly Julie.... I just saw her profile picture in someones comments and her smile lit up the page

Tom


Wiggers World

jinksy said...

Arguements Yard?! What an address!

chrome3d said...

At least I know what to expect in Arguments Yard. No surprises.

Pouty Lips said...

I'm curious about the first sign - Was it a cottage that had steps going down to the water? You know me and my imagination. I ask so many questions. The sketch of the dragon is incredible the way it's posted as signage.

George said...

You've shown us some very interesting signs. Thanks for the story of the Whitby Wyrm.