Old print photograph out of a book, the edition was dated 1895.
The page is over 100 years old and in very good condition.
In order to enhance and protect the page we have set in within a bespoke frame and mount.
Frame size 400mm x 370mm, available also in just a gold frame, your choice. RTC.256.
Entitled - Robin Hood's Bay.
Below the picture an inscription read:
Robin Hood's Bay - A delightful excursion may be made from Whitby, southwards, along the coast to Robin Hood's Bay, the charming spot depicted here, which is about six miles from Whitby.
About half-way, the road passes through the village of Hawsker, where it is said that a couple of arrows, shot by Robin Hood and Little John from the tower of Whitby Abbey, alighted on the spots subsequently marked by two upright stones.
Close here some gates made from whale-ribs, and an arch formed by the jaw of a whale, used to recall an old and departed industry of Whitby.
Robin Hood's Bay is about 15 and a half miles from Scarborough.
Both bay and village are supposed to have derived their name from the outlaw of Sherwood Forest; and it is said that he fled hither to avoid capture.
On the moors above may now be seen a couple of small hills, locally known as "the Butts," where tradition asserts that Robin Hood practised his hand with the long-bow.
The peaceful little place shown in this view is an old smuggler's haunt, with quaint and cosy houses; and the speculative builder has been slow in finding it out.
Of late, however, new villas have been erected both here and in the adjoining pretty village of Thorpe.
The old town, as well as the modern portion, is well sheltered from north-east winds by high lands and cliffs; and the climate, while bracing, is not unsuited to the most delicate constitution.
In short, the place is wholly delightful and unfashionable.
The house in which you sleep will not tumble into the sea, although you may think there is every probability of such a disaster.
Many people prefer this tiny village to its wealthy and fashionable neighbours.
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