Whitby in Pictures

sowhitdaSince before I was even a twinkle in my father’s eye, there has been a cottage in Ruswarp near Whitby which has held many memories for family and friends of the Oldroyd’s (my maiden name), Cammack’s (my mums maiden name) and many others.


The cottage as it is now, in 2016




Once I came along, many days were spent in the cottage: sitting on the window seat, fishing in the river, looking at the pots and pans hanging from the ceiling, playing games in the garden and banging heads on the low ceilings of the bedrooms below. These activities were combined with lovely days out in Robin Hood’s Bay, Staithes and Whitby.

Owned by friends of the family, I am lucky that it is still there to make more memories with, this time with a new generation. It’s a happy, relaxing place and Little L and I took a trip there for the night recently to visit Janma and Johndad who were staying for the week. We walked along the pier, ate fish and chips, looked at the big waves, went to see the steam trains and watched the ducks, seals and other wildlife from the warmth of the cottage on the window seat I love so much.


Then: May 1986. Left to right: My dad, Rodger, Matthew, my Mum, me (nearly 2) and Hazel. R and H own the cottage.


Now: November 2016. My mum (Janma), John (Johndad) and Little L (nearly 2.5yo)

My mum and Dad split up when I was four years old, the Broadhead’s had been family friends of theirs for many years and I grew up with their kids M and J. Rodger was given the role of being my godfather and we all spent a lot of time together, particularly in the 80’s. Kind of like my best friends and I now.

I didn’t want this post to be very wordy as I thought I’d let the picture speak for themselves. A select few that my Mum dug out for me from the 1980’s and then some from our visit this month and in April 2015, just before Little L turned 1.

I hope you enjoy. Have you been to Ruswarp or Whitby? Please comment at the bottom of the post or on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.


Can’t go to the seaside and not have seafood/fish and chips! I even brought Mr Roversi a dressed crab back….who says I don’t do romance?! 🙂

Finally, we bought a Stickman from one of the lovely little shops in Whitby that also stocks Room on a Broom items and Moomin things! I decided to have a little bit of fun with our Stickman…

Maybe I could do a series on the adventures of Stickman……..


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About Becky Roversi

Previously the writer of Educating Roversi, Becka is a 30 something Mum to two and has an addiction to mugs, Disney, pyjamas & stationery. Welcome to the Bubble!
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14 Responses to Whitby in Pictures

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  3. crummymummy1 says:

    I used to live in Whitby when I was little – lovely part of the world! #twinklytuesday

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  4. How lovely to still be able to visit the same cottage as your childhood holidays. Lovely photos and love the stick man.

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  5. Lovely photos and how lovely to be able to revisit your childhood memories with your own child. I love the Stick Man photos too:-)

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  6. Becky, Cuddle Fairy says:

    It’s so nice to go back to places we loved as children with our own children! I have a place like that in the US & it was really nice to bring my kids there when we get a chance to fly back. Thank you for sharing your post with us at #BloggerClubUK xx

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  7. The Mumatron says:

    I love Whitby, we probably go once a year and every time I feel like I see something new. I’m always torn when it comes to staying as we’re only really a two hour drive away to start with, may be overnight next year. #BloggerClubUk

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  8. Winnettes says:

    How lovely that you get to make childhood memories with your little ones in the same place you did. This looks like you all had lots of fun. You should definitely to a Stickman series!

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  9. Ah Whitby is one of my favourite places, it looks like you had a great time!


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  10. Whatblovey pics – looks like a great trip #bloggersclubuk

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  11. This is lovely to have kept the memories and traditions going for many years. My nan lives in Scarborough and I love going back and doing what we did as a child. Chips? Yes! Lovely pics too xx #twinklytuesday

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  12. Heather Keet says:

    Looks like a great family vacation! #TwinklyTuesday

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  13. Nicola Cleverley says:

    Love the photo s, & to see nanna Lillian , & the adventures os stickman. Wonderful Whitby is such a special place to so many people, beautiful , stunning & unique and four generations of your family loving it too.

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