The Bathing Belle – Scarborough, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dtrebilc
N 54° 16.897 W 000° 24.141
30U E 669105 N 6017968
Quick Description: This is one of a pair of statues celebrating Scarborough as the U.K.’s first sea-bathing resort. They are known collectively as The Scarborough Belles.
Location: Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 6/17/2012 9:43:09 AM
Waymark Code: WMEN5Z
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1
Views: 2

Long Description:
“In 1626, Elizabeth Farrow discovered a stream of acidic water running from one of the cliffs to the south of the town. This gave birth to Scarborough Spa, and Dr Wittie's book about the spa waters published in 1660 attracted a flood of visitors to the town. Scarborough Spa became Britain's first seaside resort, though the first rolling bathing machines were not noted on the sands until 1735.”
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This statue shows a Victorian woman bather as she would have been dressed at the time. It stands on Westborough outside the Brunswick shopping centre.

The second statue is at the end of Vincent’s Pier which forms part of the harbour wall and shows a diving woman in a modern bathing suit. It was way marked by V70PBD in 2008. (visit link)

The Bathing Belle is made of galvanised steel by artist and blacksmith Craig Knowles, who also made the Diving Belle. (visit link)
Name or use 'Unknown' if not known: The Bathing Belle

Figure Type: Human

Artist Name or use 'Unknown' if not known: Craig Knowles

Date created or placed or use 'Unknown' if not known: 4/25/2008

Materials used: Galvanised Steel

Location: Outside Brunswick shopping centre

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