Robin Hood’s Bay


£430.00£4,200.00 including VAT


After and original oil painting by David Stead, this beautiful limited edition print is on deep profile, archival quality canvas. The print comes with a certificate of authentication.

Beautiful Robin Hood’s Bay is situated on the edge of the North Yorks Moors between Scarborough and Whitby. The village, which consists of a maze of tiny streets, has a tradition of smuggling and there is reputed to be a network of subterranean passageways linking the houses. During the late 18th century smuggling was rife on the Yorkshire coast. Vessels from the continent brought contraband which was distributed by contacts on land and the operations were financed by syndicates who made profits without the risks taken by the seamen and the villagers. Tea, gin, rum, brandy and tobacco were among the contraband smuggled into Yorkshire from the Netherlands and France to avoid the duty.

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