Whitby Village Planning - before 2012
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Whitby Village Planning - News
Whitby Walkfest - March 2011
The second annual Whitby Walkfest was held in glorious sunshine on 20 March 2011 from 12 noon until 4pm.
An estimated 250 people took part in the festival which celebrates Whitby's 12kms of interlinked walkways that traverse the village. Lots of spot prizes were given out and emergency packs distributed.
Organiser Lisa Webber was thrilled with the day.
The photograph below shows Whitby resident Becky Hawthorne (right) and friend Caitlin McBride (left) of Seatoun taking part in the Whitby Walkfest 2011 on their unicycles. (Photograph by Geoff Mowday - Whitby Newsbrief)
The photographs below were taken on the day by Geoff Mowday of the Whitby Newsbrief.
The photograph above shows Olivia Bixley (10) and and Ruth Bishop (9) enjoying a sausage sizzle and cold drink after the Whitby Walkfest.
The photograph above shows Whitby Walkfest organiser Lisa Webber (left) with the Anti Litter Bug (alias Meg Hayman) and her sister Gemma Hayman during the Whitby Walkfest.Back to news
New Capstan for Whitby walkway
The photograph above shows Whitby resident Patrick Attwood with the capstan he arranged to have installed alongside Whitby's main walkway.
Capstan from King Kong boat now in Whitby
The capstan from the boat used by film maker Peter Jackson in his film King Kong, has been installed alongside the main Whitby walkway. A capstan is a revolving drum used to tighten a ship's mooring lines.
The installation is the work of local resident Patrick Attwood, who is also Greater Wellington Harbour's Deputy Harbourmaster.
He teamed up with Porirua City Council staff to put the capstan in place in June 2010 and worked to restore it to its former glory. He says this capstan is unusual in that it is handcranked, rather than powered by electricity or hydraulics.
Patrick is also responsible for installing a capstan in nearby Capstan Lane several years ago.
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