BBC airtime for exploration of Staithes in Villages by the Sea a feather in the cap - The Yorkshire Post says

Staithes has earned an enviable reputation as a tourism hot spot steeped in maritime heritage.

Staithes. Picture by Tony Johnson.

But an episode of a BBC documentary series last night explored how the North Yorkshire village was key to the country’s industrial prosperity in other ways.

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Dr Ben Robinson, presenter of Villages by the Sea, believes that alum found on its shores was just as important to its success as its fishing culture.

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It is brilliant to see broadcasting time dedicated to sharing how vital coastal villages in Yorkshire have been in driving industry, just as they continue to be in the modern age – and it’s another feather in the cap of the region’s increased presence on screen.