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History of Elizabeth Botham  
Our 'Resolution Tea' aboard HM Bark Endeavor A new slant to the Boston Tea Party!
Elizabeth Botham's Secret or "Botham's: The Beginning" (with a little poetic license...) An amusing ditty by Chris Percy, one of our local customers!
On Whitby Pier A touching poem written by a regular.
Skinner Street in 1883 From a talk by V.Seaton Gray Esquire in 1945, in the files of Whitby Naturalist's Club
Skinner St. Cafe in the 20's  


Botham's Food Friends  
Cross Butts Stable Restaurant and hotel Botham's are delighted to supply John & Sue Morely with breads, tea breads and cakes for their restaurant and hotel. The Cross Butts Stable Restaurant with Luxury accommodation is just on the outskirts of Whitby, where town really meets country. They offer Bed and Breakfast in a unique setting and we are an excellent option if you are looking for a hotel in Whitby with a difference. Boasting a courtyard of en-suite rooms decorated to a high standard. This is a 'must visit' venue.
Back to the table This is our third annual campaign to raise awareness of the benefits of eating together as a family. Since we first launched Back To The Table in 2004 we've seen everyone from Tony Blair to Gordon Ramsay speak out in support of the importance of family meals.
Capital of Cake We are part of North York Moors National Park Authority Capital of Cake
Hider Foods A family firm founded in 1965, are speciality food importers, servicing various sectors of the UK market. Especially Delicatessens and Grocers throughout the UK. Want to know more about biscuits? Visit this great website!
Redcliffe Farm Shop Redcliffe Farm Shop is a new development situated on the A165 between Scarborough and Filey, right on the Yorkshire Coast. Our aim is to provide top quality, fresh local produce to local people and visitors alike. Here on the Yorkshire Coast we are uniquely placed to source a fantastic range of locally produced food, including; Fresh Meat, Fruit & Vegetables, Eggs and Dairy, locally caught Fish and Seafood.
Taste Britain Find out about Britain's real food and drink story - supported by Food from Britain.
Taste Tradition Charles & Joyce Ashbridge - Taste Tradition is a North Yorkshire farming family specialising in Rare Breed Pigs and Rare/Native Breed Cattle. Our farming methods are reminiscent of our Grandfather's era, bringing out the very best in the breeds that we rear and in turn producing extremely high quality, beautifully tasting Pork & Beef.
Wensleydale Creamery Makers of Hawes Wensleydale - Real Cheese made from Wensleydale Milk.
Friends of Botham's Author Kate Fenton's official website. Books, biog and regular column from the North Yorkshire-based, romantic comedy novelist, married to actor, Ian Carmichael.
Joanne Harris Yorkshire author and all-round (not literally) lovely lady, Jo has written many books, but perhaps best known for Chocolat (1999), which was made into an Oscar-nominated film starring Juliette Binoche and Johnny Depp.
Pete McKee Welcome to the world of Mckee Art. A truly brilliant and very funny artist. His amusing and powerful paintings transport the viewer (especially of a certain age) straight back to a world we remember with longing and affection.
Fairytale Friends Princess Parties and events in the London area
Botham's Gardening Friends  
Tinnisburn Plant Nursery

Plant and Shrub Nursery in Dumfries and Galloway
Helen and Michael specialise in choice and unusual alpines and perennials and offer a limited selection of shrubs.
Tinnisburn Plants is a small, family run nursery situated 600ft above sea level in beautiful Dumfries and Galloway. While the nursery business is new they have a lifelong passion for plants and have been developing their 1.5 acre garden for 25 years. Being plantaholics means that there is a bit of everything – rock garden, bog garden, woodland garden, herbaceous border, rose garden, shrubberies, prairie style planting and a hot, dry border. Do take a look!

Quality Plant Care Quality Plant Care in the beautiful area of Dumfries and Galloway is the home of amazing gardners, Bob & Val Smith. Need help in your garden? Well look no further!
Eastwold Plant Supports Eastwold Plant Supports. We see Tim & Pat Moore at many of the Flower/Gardening Shows we attend. They make a superb range of high quality plant supports and are well known on horticultural show circuit. Their classy and informative website is well worth a visit. Also, if you ever want to know the best places to eat in the area - they are the ones to ask!
Jim Jermyn Alpines Dip into Jim is a good friend of ours, and is an authority on Wild Alpine Plants and a Flower Expert. He's also a Horticultural Consultant and all-round good egg.
Oak Tree Nursery Oak Tree Nursery (North Yorkshire) Cliff & Gill Plowes specialise in the production of a range of Ornamental Grasses, Ornamental Grass Seeds, and Grass-like plants and Dianella from their nursery in Selby, North Yorkshire. Cliff and his spectacular selection of plants can be seen most of the major independent shows and the RHS shows around the country. But you can also shop on-line from their website. Cliff is also known as The Historic Gardener and as a fully qualified Horticulturalist he recreates the life of fictional gardener james Barlow who would have lived and worked in the 17th century or early 18th century.
Interesting Places to Visit  
Beck Hole Website History, Lore & Legend, Holiday Cottages, and the famous Birch Hall Inn!
Capt. James Cook The museum looks at the life and voyages of the 18th century explorer Captain James Cook. It stands in the picturesque landscaped grounds of Stewart Park, very close to Cook's birthplace.
Dorman Museum The Dorman Museum re-opened on the 1st March 2003 after a three year programme of major alterations and construction. The museum now offers a greater range of themed display galleries, full disabled access throughout and additional facilities such as café, on site collection stores, resources room, education suite and increased temporary exhibition space. Well worth a visit!
Whitby Abbey A brief history and virtual tour. By Dr. Deborah Vess
Link to Yorkshire Moors & Coast Tourism website Yorkshire Moors and Coast. The national forest park makes a great day out. Everything you need for a great weekend break, with lots of competitive accommodation and hotels available within the region.
Places to Stay  
Costguard Holiday Cottage Coastguard Holiday Cottage A comfortable holiday cottage in the heart of Whitby.
Yorkshire Holiday Cottages

Tom Ellis runs this excellent holiday accommodation agency here in the town.
If you want a fab place to stay, Tom will have the perfect solution for you!

Crescent Garden House Luxury guesthouse in Whitby. Privately owned Yorkshire Tourist Board Five Diamond Gold Award Guest House id the perfect base for couples to enjoy short breaks. Ideally situated on the West Cliff with sea-views towards Sandsend, close to the beach and 5 minutes walk into Whitby’s town centre which offers an excellent choice of restaurants, cafes, shops and bars.
Estbek House Hotel, Sandsend Estbek House Hotel & Restaurant is a fine Georgian house built in approximately 1750 and over looks the East Beck of Sandsend, which flows into the sea, 20 yards away. On the edge of the North Yorkshire Moors coast Sandsend is a picturesque village nestling in an unspoilt valley adjacent to the Mulgrave Woods with a glorious sandy beach. Perfectly situated for visiting the old fishing port of Whitby with its quaint winding streets and famous Abbey, only two and a half miles away, and for exploring the beautiful North Yorkshire Moors National Park, Sandsend is also ideal for those just seeking a quiet and relaxing break by the sea.
Low Penhowe Bed & Breakfast Low Penhowe’ is old Yorkshire dialect for ‘the sheep pen on a hill’. Today, the house has been described as “a very elegant home” by the English Tourist Council, which has awarded owners Philippa and Christopher Turner the Council’s 5 Diamonds and the Gold award for their outstanding Yorkshire B&B. A traditional Yorkshire stone-built farmhouse, with stunning views overlooking the Howardian Hills and across to the North Yorkshire Moors, the house makes an idyllic spot for a quiet few nights away.
Magor Farm Campsite Tehidy,Nr. Godrey, Cornwall. Camping & Caravanning as it used to be!
Rock House Holiday Cottages Planning a walking holiday, or just want to get away from it all? Try - Rock House Estate Holiday Cottages set in a 100 acres of farm and woodland in the unspoilt North Pennines at Nenthead near Alston.
Saxonville Hotel - Whitby Want somewhere to stay in Whitby? The Saxonville Hotel, run by the Newton family is an excellent and friendly hotel just a minute's walk from the seafront.
Shoreline Cottages Superb quality holiday houses in Whitby and the surrounding area.
Valley View Holiday Cottage. Grosmont Offering generous self catering accommodation in the North Yorkshire Moors, the well appointed Valley View Cottage provides a spectacular panorama across Esk Dale. Surrounded by beautiful countryside, it lies within easy reach of nearby Sleights, Grosmont, Egton Bridge and Whitby. Situated in the middle of Heartbeat country, Valley View Cottage's fully equipped accommodation is only 5 miles from Whitby on the Yorkshire coast, and is surrounded by great walks, places to eat and a whole host of activities.
White Rose Cottage. A delightfully romantic, small but functional, bijou hideaway in Robin Hood's Bay. Recently refurbished to the highest specification, the one-bedroomed cottage combines traditional charm with ultra - modern facilities tastefully finished in the "shabby chic" style.
Downs Barn Farm We can certainly recommend this amazing farm stay!
Run by Carolyn Care, this is truly a luxury Bed & Breakfast with the addition of amazing Self–Catering Holiday Cottages near Penzance
The ideal location for an unforgettable holiday
Other Links  
Neil's Halters Quick-Release Safety Halter suitable for all livestock. Made in Yorkshire! Iinnovative design, improved safety, reduced animal stress, easier removal, releases in seconds!
Croft Castings Designers and Manufacturers of quality hand painted cast house signs, commemorative plaques and Lamp Posts in Yorkshire.You can have your house name or number designed and produced to your own specification in a high-quality durable material
gourmetbritain logo Your guide to the best of British gourmet food.
Information Britain Showcase of all that is excellent about staying and exploring around the UK.
Exploring England Exploring England is constantly updated to ensure all information is the most accurate, comprehensive and up to date available. Exploring England covers accommodation, attractions, dining and lots of other vital information in order for you to plan your next holiday in England.
Meadowfields Garage Whitby Garage specialising in repair, servicing and restoration Classic British Cars
The Vintage Petrol Pump Company The Vintage Petrol Pump Company is a small family business in North Yorkshire, specialising in the purchase, restoration and sale of collectible petrol pumps from the early 1900s to the late 1960s. along with the appropriate globes petrol cans, enamel signs, and other related automobilia.
Youngs Jewellers Superb silversmiths and jewellers in Whitby - well worth a visit!

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