The Fylingdales Group of Artists
Membership of 8 Artists 1925
Hawley, Denton Secretary Resigned 1938
Walmsley, Ulric Made life member 1953. Died 1954
Walker, Ethel Resigned during 1939-45 war as Dame Ethel. Died 1952
Lowe, George Theodore Montrose House, Robin Hood's Bay. Died 1942
Hawley, Winifred Tregarno, Monassan, Helston, Cornwall
Grey, Edith Mrs. Died 1944
Waites, Jennie Miss. Died 1944
Image 1 Watercolour by Denton Hawley
Image 2 Watercolour by Denton Hawley
Signature Denton Hawley Dated 1925
Two watercolours by Denton Hawley
By kind permission from a private collection.
Both pictures are of Robin Hood's Bay
1.The fist image with the two fishermen in a cobble, the view is of the Bay Hotel, four star , ( on the right) with the landslip down towards the beach, the building on the left, a NationalTtrust building, which was the old coastguards station, both are on New Road, as the road turns past the Bay Hotel it changes its name to King Street.
To the left of the man on the slipway is the old smugglers tunnel, also Kings Beck enters the sea, but in the past to avoid paying import duty on goods, the locals would carry their contraband up into the tunnel, several of the houses which straddle kKings Beck have trapdoors above the beck,. It is thought this is how they avoided the customs men.
As Robin Hood’s Bay was often cut off during winter, it proved ideal for smugglers to operate. There are records that some of the contraband was then sent inland via the Lake Wake Walk path, a distance of 42 miles between Osmotherly, via Robin Hood’s Bay, ending in Ravenscar.
2.The second picture is something like 300 yards away from the first picture, again on New Road, right at the bottom of Robin Hood’s Bay, I’m not sure the name of the alleyway, but it leads up to Primrose Cottage and Flagstaff Cottage and if you keep going up the path/alleyway, you will reach the coastal path which takes you eventually to Boggle Hole and Scarborough ( about 12 miles in total).