Whitby has several well-known writers associated with it, but also lesser-known names such as Leo Walmsley, whose novel “Three Fevers” was filmed in the area in 1935 as “Turn of the Tide”. Walmsley also wrote a book “Fishermen at War” which described the town and the part its fishermen played in World War II. His other books, notably “Sally Lunn”, “So Many Loves”, “British Ports & Harbours”, “Lancashire & Yorkshire” and others feature the town. In World War I Whitby was one of the east coast towns to be seriously affected, being bombarded by a German ship. More information boards on all these subjects are needed.
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