Fred Yates lived in a little house called Hazel Cottage on this street in
Marazion for several years….
One day Fred started painting a little scene around his letterbox and couldn’t stop………… eventually the scene filled the whole of the front door.
The door was extremely colourful and became a talking point amongst locals
and tourists alike. Whatever happened to that beautiful front door?….
Today Hazel Cottage looks like this….
…… and although very smart the door is no longer the work of art that it once was.
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Whilst Fred lived at Hazel Cottage, he spent almost every day, all day with us. During a whole summer he painted from and in our garden a few yards from his home, often having his meals with us. After he moved to Somerset and sold Hazel Cottage, the door was last seen standing in the hallway of the cottage. The owner at that time had realised the prestige of the door and so taken it indoors to preserve its value. This is not the present owner as the cottage has changed hands at least twice since Fred sold it.
I bought Hazel Cottage from Fred and still live here. The last three sentences are not true!
Thanks for visiting and your comment.
I know Hazel Cottage is now Pink and will update the page at some point.
Looks as if it has been painted over if so a great shame. Would have been worth a few bob
The original door was removed I believe and is somewhere local. This is hearsay however.
Watch this space!
My sister lives in the house and the door is very safe. as is several other paintings on walls, stones and round the garden.
Thank you for posting Andy. It is good to know. Hopefully one day will be a major exhibit in a Fred Yates retrospective.