Whitley Bay was a village proximate to Blyth where Alexander K. Bridgeman had an accident while riding a bus home which left him in a vegetative state, forever altering the lives of his wife and Nicholas Bridgeman, his son. Following his parents' tragic deaths by euthanasia and suicide, the younger Bridgeman was not able to avail himself of proper burial, so he chose to cremate his parents' bodies, and scatter their ashes into the ocean near the spot where the bus accident had occurred.
Nicholas returned to the tiny village bi-annually, commemorating their lives, and the time where he spread their ashes into the ocean from a cliff. On one of these visits, Nicholas discovered that the closest city to provide ambulance service to the town was Carlisle. (PROSE: Invasion of the Cat-People)