Reply To: HMS Victory repainted in grey and salmon pink
Re my post of 3 September I have had contact with a descendant of Col Walter Fawkes namely Guy Fawkes (yes, true!) who is the present owner of Farnley Hall near Otley in Yorkshire. He has kindly searched what are left of family records of Walter Fawkes but can find no reference to his being present at the Battle of the Nile. It seems that most of the family records of the time were destroyed after Walter’s death so sadly it seems the quest ends here.
Farnley Hall does open to the public for conducted tours which include a collection of Turner’s paintings mainly of the Yorkshire Dales.