WhitleyBayIoA[Book: Eric Hollerton – 1999 – 16x23cm – 128 Pages – Many B&W photos]. A fascinating collection of over 200 photographs – with text – capturing Whitley Bay over the years. This ‘Dream Village by the Sea’ was grafted onto the farming and failed colliery hamlet of Whitley, developing from the 1860s on. This book is for those who carry golden memories from even the shortest of visits. Chapter Points: Introduction; Up to the Village; Transport; The Links; Entertainers and Sports; Spanish City (Amusement Park: Water Chute, Rainbow Pleasure Wheel, Virginia Reel, The Great Aerial Flight, Social Whirl, Figure 8 Railway, The House That Jack Built). Schools; The Promenade; Local Groups. ANDY SHINE’S RATING: Fair / Good.