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Fifty mosaic panels comprising 300,000 tiles embedded into along a wall forming a parapet between a footpath and the sea. It shows a journey through the village's 190 million year history from Jurassic dinosaurs through smugglers and fisherman to the advent of the railways.






H 100 x W 5000 x D 5 cm (E)

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funded by the Coastal Communities Fund, and commissioned by North York Moors National Park Authority

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Scarborough Borough Council


Scarborough Borough Council

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Unveiling date

28th November 2016


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Inscription description

on plaque embedded in wall at the end of wall: The Story of Bay - Footprints Through Time / The mosaic tells the long history of the seafaring village of Robin Hood's Bay. / It was commissioned as part of the 'Sea Life, See Life' project, / funded by the Coastal Communities Fund and delivered by the / North York Moors National Park Authority. / The local community came together to tell their stories and share keepsakes and / memories, many of which you'll find in the mosaic - if you look hard enough! / Coastal Communities Fund / / North York Moors National Park. / Particular thanks to: Ruth Wilkinson mosaic artist / The children and staff of Fylingdales C of E VC Primary School / Scarborough Borough Council.


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Located at

Sea Wall, Robin Hoods Bay

YO22 4SQ

Embedded in the seawall next to the steps leading into the village.