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The Mill Robin Hoods Bay

The Mill Robin Hoods Bay

A post card view of the Mill at Robin Hoods Bay. The building is slightly further south of Robin Hoods Bay and can still be viewed by walkers on the now popular Cleveland Way.
Image courtesy of Joyce Dobson & Keith Bowers.

King Street Robin Hoods Bay

King Street Robin Hoods Bay

A large part of King Street, collapsed into the sea in the 18th century. This postcard is from around 1900, showing some of the fishing cobles, an important part of the economy of the village.
Postcard courtesy of Maurice Grayson.

Laurel Inn

Laurel Inn

The Laurel Inn Robin Hoods Bay, a much photographed location in the village; on the steep bank down to the beach.

Postcard courtesy of Maurice Grayson.

Beach, Robin Hood’s Bay

Beach, Robin Hood's Bay

Dock End, from the beach, Bay Town. The ice cream van is very distinctive. The car perhaps an Standard 8 or 10? is helpful in dating this postcard, can our viewers assist?

Postcard courtesy of Maurice Grayson.

Bay Town

Bay Town

Robin Hoods Bay, Looking towards the landing Slipway. Coloured Postcard or Painting, hard to say?. The Horses and cart suggest an early date, Possibly collecting Kelp, as no Fishing Cobbles are evident. Date of Card Posting is 1947, Image courtesy Ken Johnson.

Fish for tea

Fish for tea

A Postcard Painting, of Robin Hoods Bay, around 1900.
The lady in the red shawl with basket is approaching a coble just beached, perhaps to buy some fish.
Image courtesy Ken Johnson.

Lifeboat Launching.

Robin Hoods Bay rowing lifeboat about to be launched, with some eight crew members all wearing cork life-jackets, This postcard view  dated from 1905. The Archive asked: ”Can you help with the name of the Lifeboat.” Raymond Pennock advises: ”The “Mary Ann Lockwood” replaced the “Ephraim and Hannah Fox” in 1902. The life-boatman nearest the bow in a life-jacket is my Great Grandfather; Thomas Storm, (’Shoemaker Tom’) to identify him from others of the same name!”
Image courtesy Ken Johnson and many thanks to Raymond Pennock for the updating information.

Robin Hood’s Bay

Robin Hood's Bay

What a lovely early postcard loaned to us by Tina Dowey of a very pretty village loved by all who visit it.

Robin Hood’s Bay from East

Another by Frank Meadow Sutcliffe with this image from – ”Photographic View Album of Whitby” – photographed and printed by Valentine & Sons Ltd., Dundee. The Album showed many places around Whitby which could be visited as part of a series of daily tours when visitors wanted to explore the local area.

Falling Foss, near Robin Hood’s Bay

Frank Meadow Sutcliffe again; with this image from – “Photographic View Album of Whitby” – photographed and printed by Valentine & Sons Ltd., Dundee. Falling Foss is still as popular in modern times and remains a favourite haunt for families regardless of the season!