The fishing village of Staithes, hides on the North Yorkshire coast above Whitby. It has a lived-in, unprettified look which makes it feel genuine and not too different from the photographs in the Francis Frith collection dating from the 19th and 20th Centuries. We approached on foot from Runswick Bay, along the Cleveland Way, perhaps the best way of finding the village; from this route there is little sign of modernity as you walk down the partly cobbled path onto Seaton Garth.
In the window of the Family Butchers they even try to maintain early 20th Century prices – pre-decimal signs advertise Prime Steak @ 1 shilling and tuppence per pound (about 11 new pence). The illusion is shattered by the modern pricing of Moor’s Heather Honey @ £5 per jar. A jar of honey or 45 pound of steak – the choice is yours 🙂