The Scales fishing family of Scarborough and Filey

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1954 Scarborough Lifeboat disaster 

1954 Scarborough Lifeboat disaster One of the duties of the lifeboat is to escort fishing boats back to port during bad weather. Storms can whip up out of no where and the lifeboat would be there to help just in case. On the 8th December 1954 such...

200 year history of Scarborough's RNLI 

The 200 Year History of Scarborough's RNLI BACKGROUND Many meetings and much private discussion took place at Trinity House in Scarborough during the close of the eighteenth century, not only among seamen, but also amongst other well-dispos...

Allen family history - Scarborough fishing family 

The Allen family history I have compiled my family tree over many years until it now numbers 4640 persons and 1462 marriages. The ALLEN tree extends from my grandchildren back through ten generations and at the present time reaches the year 1680. ...

Cammish, Jenkinson and Sheader 

Cammish, Jenkinson and Sheader Familys A look at the electoral register in 1905-06 reveals quite a lot. If you look at certain streets within the old town then lots of the houses were taken by the fishing and seafaring families. A look at Quay...

Cobles along the Scarborough and Filey coast

Cobles on the Yorkshire Coast This page features articles on this website that mention cobles.   1799 - a great storm off Filey Bridge and a famous rescue A great storm off Filey Bridge and a famous rescue in 1799 The following is a...

Dennis Allen - stories from the sea 

Dennis Allen - stories from the sea This is a short extract from a book Dennis Allen wrote about his first trip to sea in 1954. The wind screaming through the rigging reached its peak as the storm hit us. Waves crashed over the decks ripping th...

Filey fishermen in 1862 - yawls and cobles 

Filey fishermen in 1862 - yawls and cobles Every place has its characteristic, and that of Filey is its hardy race of fishermen, stout, broad-chested, wide-shouldered; blunt and honest in speech, but kindly-hearted and open to every advance of tru...

Fishermen of Scarborough and the U-Boats by Godfrey Arthur 

Scarborough fishermen and the U-Boats by Godfrey Arthur An Article by Arthur Godfrey This year has seen the seventieth anniversary of the darkest days that Yorkshire fishermen have ever known, for in the three years of World War 1 beginning w...

History of the Scarborough fishing industry 

The history of the Scarborough fishing industry For hundreds of years the Scarborough fishing industry chugged along at the same pace. The fishermen paid tithes to the monastries for the right to fish the seas. The industry never really took off b...

Hodds family

Scarborough fishing families - the Hodds family This page features articles on this site which mention the Hodds fishing family in some way Cowling fishing family of Filey Scarborough and Flamborough The Cowling fishing family This page feat...

Hodds Family history - the U-Boats 

Hodds Family history - the U-Boats The following article is based upon the history of the Hodds family - a local Scarborough fishing and seafaring family. The oldest member of which was Joshia Hodds. He had two sons - Horace and Walter Hodds. Both...

Jenkinson family

Scarborough fishing families - the Jenkinson family This page features articles on this site which mention the Jenkinson fishing family in some way.  32 Sandside  My grandfather's house at 32 Sandside The following story was su...

Jenkinson family tragedies

Tragedies in the Jenkinson fishing family in Filey From the book "Filey - a Yorkshire fishing town" by Irene E Allen and Andrew A Todd FILEY TRAGEDY - LOST AT SEA The risks involved in seafaring are horrendous. Yet with some justif...

Jenkinsons - Filey, a common ancestry.

The Filey Jenkinsons - a common ancestry From the book "Filey - a Yorkshire fishing town" by Irene E Allen and Andrew A Todd It would be expected in a community as closely related as the Filey fishing families there would be folk memo...

Lives of Scarborough fishermen 

The life of Scarborough fishermen "6 of us here where our lives depended on getting the right conditions, and there was many a time when you got caught out at sea and the weather sometimes got that so bad that you could not get back into Scar...

Luggers and yawls in the Filey fishing industry 

Luggers and yawls in the filey fishing industry From the book "Filey - a Yorkshire fishing town" by Irene E Allen and Andrew A Todd LUGGERS AND YAWLS When the Scarborough Register of Sailing and Fishing vessels began in 1786, offsh...

Ranter Chapel revival in Filey 

Ranter Chapel revival in Filey From the book "Filey - a Yorkshire fishing town" by Irene E Allen and Andrew A Todd FILEY IS TAKEN! John Oxtoby was responsible for the great Christian revival which began in 1823. One of the first fa...

Research - sunk with Filey men on board in 1925 

The Research - sunk with Filey men on board in 1925 From the book "Filey - a Yorkshire fishing town" by Irene E Allen and Andrew A Todd The most famous tragedy in Filey's history must be the "Research" disaster of 25th N...

Sailor's narrow escape 

German raid sailors narrow escape An article from the Scarborough Pictorial 23rd December 1914 entitled "SAILORS NARROW ESCAPE" which describes a sailors return home from a serious accident only to face the German bombardment of Scarboro...

Sea Urchin Stall on the West Pier at Scarborough 

Sea Urchin Stall on the West Pier at Scarborough In my younger years the harbour was our playground and there were many ways to earn a few bob in our play. With friends we use to get permission to climb on the boats in the harbour after the boa...

Sheader families 

Scarborough fishing families - the Sheader families This page features articles on this site which mention the Sheader fishing families in some way.  1954 Scarborough Lifeboat disaster  1954 Scarborough Lifeboat disaster One of the...

Swift family

Scarborough fishing families - the Swift family This page features articles on this site that may mention the Swift fishing family in some way.    Cobles along the Scarborough and Filey coast Cobles on the Yorkshire Coast This p...

Trawler crew cast adrift after a U-Boat attack 

A Scarborough Trawler crew cast adrift after a U-Boat attack Fishermen love to tell stories, its an exciting life at sea - always eventful. As they get older they will sit by the fireside or at the bar and endlessly talk of both the good and the b...

Trawling and overfishing - Filey fishing 

Trawling and overfishing - Filey fishing From the book "Filey - a Yorkshire fishing town" by Irene E Allen and Andrew A Todd THE FISHING HAS BEEN SPOILED BY THE TRAWLING Most modern fishing is based on the trawling principle, which...

Trawling for herring

Trawling for herring The steam trawler threatens to make another inroad on the fishing industry. It has practically extinguished the sail boat, by means of which the fishing off the coasts was, till comparatively recent times, extensively and excl...

Yawls

Yawls This page features articles on this website that mention Yawls in some way.  Accidents at sea  Accidents at sea The following article was in the Scarborough Mercury in 1910. It was entitled "SCARBOROUGH HERRING SEASON - ...

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