Hob Hole, Runswick Bay

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  1. Simon Topham says:

    Re: Hob Hole, Runswick Bay
    The Hob hole is one of several caves in the sea cliffs between Kettleness and Runswick. The beneficial goblin was supposed to be able to cure Whooping Cough (pertussis), known locally as "Kink-cough". A mother would take the young sufferer to the cave and recite the following:
    "Hob, hob. my bairn’s gettin’ kink-cough; tak it off, tak it off!"