An article from the Scarborough Mercury of February 5th 1911. entitled "DISASTROUS STORM - SCARBORO' RESCUES - LOSS OF LIFE AT FLAMBOROUGH - OTHER COBLE CALAMITIES"
A sudden and very violent storm of wind sprang up over Scarborough, and along the coast this (Friday) morning. Up till about eight o'clock the weather was comparatively calm. Then a gale swept in from the north, and within a quarter of an hour it was blowing with almost hurricane fury. The storm lasted about two hours and subsided almost as quickly as it had sprang up.
The suddenness of the oncoming of the storm caught several Scarborough cobles on their way to Cayton Bay for stoning purposes. They were quickly in difficulties and great anxiety was felt for the men in them. The lifeboat was launched at 8-25 and went out to rendered any assistance possible to the cobles. By this time it was blowing a full gale. One coble, belonging to Richard Jenkinson, was blown ashore at Holbeck, and subsequently brought into Scarborough along the sands on a waggon.
Another, the Sunbeam, belonging to W. Robson was washed into Cayton Bay. Great anxiety was felt as to the fate of a third, the Rosabel, belonging to William Sheader, which could not be accounted for. Subsequently it transpired this coble had been driven into Cayton Bay. No lives were lost, but the boats were in great peril.
The Cayton farmers rendered valuable assistance, one riding into Scarborough for help, which was dispatched, Messrs. Sellers lending a horse and cart in which to convey several fishermen. The crews that were aided ask us to express their gratitude to all extending help.
Another coble engaged in stoning, the Welcome Home, which was in trouble last week was in such difficulties that F. Dalton's coble the Mary went to rescue and took off the men, the Welcome Home being allowed to drift ashore.
The names of the men who rescued Pexton and Washington, of the Welcome Home, are H. Dalton, W.Lancaster, E. Lancaster, W. Crawford and N. Harwood. They ran considerable risk in making the rescue which was a very meritorious one.
The lifeboat put back to the harbour, but shortly afterwards tidings came of a boat showing signs of distress two miles north east of Scarborough. The lifeboat put out again, and returned at eleven o'clock, bringing in tow the H43, a pilot boat of Hartlepool, containing two men
The gale caught a fleet of Flamborough fishing cobles at sea, and both lifeboats went out to render assistance. Unfortunately, however, two of the cobles were overturned, and the occupants, six men in all, were drowned. In one of the cobles were John Cross, and his two sons, and in the other Samuel Major, Gibbon, and a third named Chadwick. All six men have been drowned.
Early this morning seven cobles went out fishing from Redcar. Soon afterwards a squall sprang up and the vessels tried to return. Four got back to Redcar, but of the others one came ashore upside down at Marske, three miles away, and one at Coatham Coastguard station. The lifeboat went out at eight o'clock, but without avail, and six fishermen were drowned, two named Hall, two named Beage, and others named Walton and Stonehouse