Part of Whitby’s charm is the timeless beauty of the port and the quirks in its architecture.

That means, inevitably, changes down the decades – and even generations – are minimal.

Our “then and now” photographs illustrate how it appears time has almost stood still, at least in some parts of town.

This archive images are among more than 6,500 historic views of North Yorkshire available at the County Record Office. Buy a copy or browse the collection.