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RNLB William Riley was built by the Thames Iron Works at Canning Town in London in 1909 funded by a legacy of one William Riley of Coventry
after whom she is named.
She was initially stationed at Upgang a mile or so east of Whitby, and moved into the town in 1919 when that station closed.
She was replaced in 1931 having been launched 33 times in all and having saved 10 lives.
After decommissioning, she had a chequered life eventually ending up holed below the waterline on the mud in Barnstaple.
In 2005 she was bought off eBay by the Whitby Historic Lifeboat Trust and has now been restored to her former glory.
Elizabeth the Steam Bus was built by the Sentinel Waggon Works in Shrewsbury in 1931,
and was one of the first vehicles to be fitted with modern inflatable tyres.
After spending most of her life as a cement lorry, and later as a tar sprayer, it was not until 2002 that she was converted to a bus by her then owners,
who had to get the Road Traffic Act amended before she could carry passengers.
In 2015 she was bought by Crosville Motor Services and is based in Weston-super-Mare.
Charlotte the Charabanc was built in 1929 by Dennis Bros of Guildford, and
spent most of her life giving coach trips round the Great Orme Head in Llandudno. After many years languishing in a barn,
she was fully restored to her former glory to run in Whitby.
According to her Facebook page,
she has now returned to North Wales, and "her new keeper intends to run her there".
St Ninianʼs, Baxtergate was built in 1776-78 as a Proprietary Chapel.
In fact, it is still owned by the successors of the 30 original subscribers which included the local shipwrights who built Captain Cookʼs ships.
The chancel was remodelled in 1890 to the designs of one E H Smales
From the 1980s to 2013 it became part of the Anglican Catholic Church after the Church of England attempted to close the church.
Anglican Catholic Church split from the main Anglican Communion in 1977 over what they see as the 'increasing liberalisation' of the church.
That is to say that the idea that God might not be a misogynistic homophobe who delights in seeing different groups of his believers fight and kill each other.
External Links and References
Church of St Ninian, Whitby
Information from the British Listed Buildings site https://britishlistedbuildings.co.uk/101148349-church-of-st-ninian-whitby