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Staithes's history if full of tragedy and superstitions, of folklore and stories...

 

The Jackdaw Well Tale...

 

In the days of old...

 some 'creatures of the sea' were caught & kept hostage by the folks at Staithes...

these creatures soon grew tired of captivity & made an escape...

their shrieks & wails could be heard by all...

"when the sea reaches 'Jackdaw Well'... Staithes will be no more"...

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