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The Wishing Chair Cross cross base at junction of Stakesby Road and Westbourne Road

A Scheduled Monument in Whitby, North Yorkshire

Wishing Chair Cross

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All that is left is the broken base of a Mile Cross marking the approach to Whitby Abbey. With the northern edge of the base broken away it looks like a small chair. For those children who are small enough to fit in this chair and haven't been naughty any wish that they make has a very good chance of coming true. This photo taken in January 2012

Uploaded by John Hunter on 10 July 2012

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