Nostalgia: Tan Beck, Ravenscar

A view over Tan Beck, Ravenscar looking towards Robin Hood's Bay.

By The Newsroom
Thursday, 18th August 2016, 10:00 am

In the centre background are the ruins of the old alum works.

The cliffs of North Yorkshire were the main source of alum in Britain which was used to dye wool and cloth.

The works at Ravenscar were operation for about 250 years until its closure in 1862.

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Photo reproduced courtesy of the Max Payne collection.

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