“Bay Bank, Robin Hood’s Bay”
Although the muddy road surface has long been replaced by smooth tarmacadam, the steep gradient still presents difficulties to both pedestrians and motor vehicles.
Extract from ‘Photography Notes’ by F. M. Sutcliffe . . . ‘Once I developed a plate for an amateur which he said was an instantaneous picture of a flock of sheep going up Bay bank. When the plate came to be fixed, there was Bay bank, very fully exposed, but not the ghost of a sheep could be seen; there was a kind of dusty haze all over the road, that was all there was to be seen of them. I was called all manner of names for having spoilt such a beautiful picture in the developing, but how the owner of it thought I had been able to obliterate the sheep he did not say.’