the town that never was
"Those Dark Satanic Mills"
Ravenscar is a tiny cliff top village between Scarborough & Whitby in north eastern England.
It has beautiful views along the North Yorkshire coast. This location rivals any coastal and moorland area in the United Kingdom in its scenery and diversity.
It retains an unmolested beauty and tranquillity. Let us take you back to a time where most houses did not have running water or electricity; Oscar Wilde was on trial for his homosexuality and Queen Victoria had just surpassed her grandfather, George III, as the longest reigning monarch in British history.
This story starts in 1896, in a settlement known as Peak, where grounds were being dug up to lay drains and sewers, whilst roads were being built in preparation for the newest Victorian resort to rival Blackpool. A new seaside destination for those who laboured in the factories and mills of the West Riding of Yorkshire and beyond.