Whitby Steals A March on Bruges This Christmas.

The Yorkshire Post, 29th November 2013. (full inner page 3).

"...the town’s use of beach huts as stalls isn’t something you will see across the Channel. Twenty one brightly coloured beach chalets have been festooned with lights and turned into market stalls alongside another 20 traditional stalls on Endeavour Wharf, overlooking the River Esk... The end result in Whitby of weeks of organising and cajoling is impressive, says co-ordinator Kate Longmate."

Article here.


Totally Locally Big News. December 2013.

"The opening night saw nearly 2000 people gather on the dock to see the Mayor and Father Christmas open our market along with the Whitby Community Choir. In 50 minutes the bar had sold out of mulled wine and our 41 stalls were packed and doing a roaring trade. We are still in recovery and have yet to figure out where to take things next, but Totally Locally Whitby feels like it has come of age. Kate Longmate"

Article here.


Whitby Traders Gearing Up To Go Totally Local. 

Whitby Gazette, 18th April 2013.

"The most important effect is that a lot of people that did not know each other now do and people are sharing their businesses together. Little differences are already happening and people are thinking differently about how and where they shop and where they source things from."

Article here.


Kate Longmate

Beachcombing, bonfires, theatre, music, politics, visual art, social justice, literature, walking, junk shops, kitsch... Bread AND roses.