This is the first issue of The Yorkshire Journal; it contains three interesting articles, two on the East Yorkshire coast. The first one is about the history of Whitby jet, which appears to be back in fashion as jewellery, being worn by celebrities and royalty. The second one is the story of the Scarborough Spa, which made Scarborough the first British seaside resort. It is also home to the Scarborough Spa Orchestra, the last remaining seaside orchestra in Britain. The last article is about Mother Shipton and the Petrifying Well at Knaresborough, which is believed to be England’s oldest tourist attraction. Mother Shipton is England’s most famous Prophetess; but it could all be a hoax. The Petrifying Well is real, and does turn objects into stone.
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