Staithes is a seaside village in North Yorkshire, England. Roxby Beck, a stream running through Staithes, is the border between the Borough of Scarborough and Redcar and Cleveland. Formerly one of the largest and most productive fishing centres in England, Staithes is now largely a tourist destination.
1970s CBC show Tales From the Riverbank. Hammy Hamster: quiet and a bit naive. The baby of the cast. His best friend was Matty Mouse. He was nervous and cautious but the responsible one of the trio. Finally was GP Guinea Pig, the show stealer. GP was the real star of the show. Eccentric, vain and adventurous, GP’s inventions and ideas were most often responsible for the plot developments of each episode.
"Back in the mid 60s I was a Mod, and being a big Soul music fan, was a regular at the Twisted Wheel Club All-Nighters in Manchester." Mod outside the Twisted Wheel, Manchester, United Kingdom, 1967, photograph by Paul Stanley.