The Magpie Café is an icon of Whitby and was hailed as the `best fish and chips in the country` by Rick Stein, Celebrity Chef. The seafood restaurant opened in approximately 1939, but the building it is situated in dates back to 1750 and has a long history of association with the fishing and whaling industry in Whitby.
The name originated from a ghost magpie called Albert who has haunted the building since its days as Harrowings Shipping Office.
To create a glass panel that will act as a divider within the seating area of the restaurant and is in keeping with the style of this iconic restaurant.
Davia Walmsley, the founder and creative director at Daedalian Glass Studios, spent the day in Whitby sketching the harbour area and creating this design. It has a traditional style, utilising stained glass to echo the long history of the building and its association with the local fishing industry. The Magpie Café is pictured on the far left, flanked by a panoramic view of the waterfront.