Twelve photos of Whitby's first Fish and Ships Festival

Seafood, mermaids and ships.

The festival

Whitby hosted the town's first Fish and Ships Festival at the weekend - a celebration of seafood, culture and maritime heritage, which featured cookery demonstrations from top chefs.

The Magpie's chef Paul Gidroy gives a demonstration

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Tom Seymour by the lobster pots
A mermaid gets a tow
Brian Turner was one of the chefs involved in the festival programme
Whitby Deli won the prize for the best-dressed shop window
Ryan Vasey of Lockers fishmongers sorts through stock
Chanelle Rae Ward Daggett meets Lee Threadgold and Dawn Dyson Threadgold in their sailing ships
Jenny Reynolds and Lynne Roberts in period costume
A family meets Captain Cook, Whitby's most famous son
Orlaith Sisk enjoys the entertainment
Food stalls line the harbour