Photograph by Frank Meadow Sutcliffe (1853-1941) of fishing boats and equipment on the quay. Sutcliffe concentrates on the ropes, baskets and nets that lie waiting to be used. On the horizon is St Mary's Church, with the ruined Whitby Abbey on the far right. Sutcliffe is best known for his naturalistic and spontaneous style of photography, especially his portrayals of Whitby's fishing community. He was a founder member of The Linked Ring Brotherhood and was made an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society in 1941.
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