U-Boats

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Allen and Truman Scarborough fishing families 

The Allen and Truman Scarborough fishing families The writer of this history did not leave his or her name. It is a family history which concerns one child - Alice Irene Allen. I was introduced to Alice Irene in the cosy kitchen of a little ho...

Aviation in Yorkshire

Aviation in Yorkshire: Sir George Cayley and Robert Blackburn The hard flat sands of the Yorkshire Coast lent themselves as useful runways for the early pioneers of flight.  Indeed the 'Father of flight', Sir George Cayley, wrote a...

Boats of Scarborough 

Scarborough boats Written by George Westwood - Scarborough boats from the turn of the century Picture above : A typical mounts bay lugger unloads its catch of herring onto a cart at low water at Scarborough.One such boat is recorded to ha...

Burniston and Cloughton and its shipping and seafaring history

Burniston & Cloughton maritime history This page features articles on this site which mention the Cloughton coastline in some way. The most relevant articles are placed at the top of the list. Those at the bottom may just mention Cloughto...

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...

Cowling fishing family of Filey Scarborough and Flamborough

The Cowling fishing family This page features articles on this site that may mention Cowling in some way.  1954 Scarborough Lifeboat disaster  1954 Scarborough Lifeboat disaster One of the duties of the lifeboat is to escort fishin...

Eves family

Scarborough fishing families - the Eves family This page features articles on this site which mention the Eves fishing family in some way.  200 year history of Scarborough's RNLI  The 200 Year History of Scarborough's RNLI ...

Filey and the Great War - minesweeping and influenza 

Filey and the Great War - minesweeping and influenza From the book "Filey - a Yorkshire fishing town" by Irene E Allen and Andrew A Todd Naturally it was at sea that Filey men were most involved in the First World War. All Filey fishe...

Filey and the sea

Filey and the sea This page features articles on this website that mention Filey in some way.  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 ...

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...

Fishing farming and tourism in the early Filey - 1805

Fishing farming and tourism in the early Filey - 1805 Filey fishermen are mentioned in ancient documents long before any are known at Scarborough. Even today, some old Scarborough fishing families have Filey roots. And yet Filey was as much a farm...

Flamborough Head

Flamborough Head This page features articles on this website that mention Flamborough in some way. 200 year history of Scarborough's RNLI  The 200 Year History of Scarborough's RNLI BACKGROUND Many meetings and much private...

German U-boat sinks 11 Scarborough Trawlers in one night in World War One.

German U-boat sinks 11 Scarborough trawlers in one night - World War One. On 25th September, 1916 practically all of the Scarborough Trawling fleet was wiped out in a single night by a U-Boat attack. Eleven trawlers were sunk from Scarborough amon...

Harwood family

Scarborough fishing families - The Harwood family This page features articles which mention the Harwood families in some way.  1799 - a great storm off Filey Bridge and a famous rescue A great storm off Filey Bridge and a famous rescue ...

Herring fisheries in Scarborough

Herring fishing in Scarborough This page features articles on this website that mention herring in some way.  1000 years of fishing  1000 years of fishing The following is a summary of the arguments of Professor Callu...

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...

Instructions to sailors - Flamborough Head

Instructions to sailors - Flamborough Head Dutch fishermen came every year, for centuries, to follow the herring down the east coast. Their larger vessels were called busses and they developed very effective fishing techniques. Their merchantmen s...

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...

Johnson family

Scarborough fishing families - the Johnson family This page features articles on this site which mention the Johnson fishing family in some way.    A to Z listing of Famous Scarborough people SMHC Archive File information held o...

Maritime heritage timeline 

Maritime heritage timeline 6500 BC Britain became an island when the channel plains flooded with rising sea levels. 1600 BC The first craft used by Britons would have been rafts, dugout canoes and coracles. 600 BC Phoenician trade routes to ...

Matson family

Scarborough fishing families - The Matson family This page features articles which mention the Matson faily in some way.   Cammish, Jenkinson and Sheader  Cammish, Jenkinson and Sheader Familys A look at the electoral register i...

Merrie Islington - sunk by a U-boat off Whitby 

The Merrie Islington - sunk by a U-boat off Whitby Many of the articles involved on this site involve a personal journey. They link to someones family history which has been meticulously researched. This is one such article. I was contacted by a H...

Normandale family

Scarborough fishing families - The Normandale family This page features articles on this site which mention the Normandale fishing family in some way.  Attacks On Trawlers in Scarborough in WW2  Attacks On Trawlers in Scarborough i...

Old Town - article list

Scarborough's Old Town This page features articles on this website that mention Scarborough's Old Town in some way.. 1954 Scarborough Lifeboat disaster  1954 Scarborough Lifeboat disaster One of the duties of the lifeboat ...

Pashby family

Scarborough fishing families - the Pashby family This page features articles on this site which mention the Pashby fishing family in some way.  A to Z listing of Famous Scarborough people SMHC Archive File information held on the follow...

RNLI

RNLI This page features articles on this website that mention the RNLI in some way.  1861 - RNLI and the Scarborough lifeboat.  RNLI and the Scarborough lifeboat of 1861 On Saturday 28th September the new lifeboat at Scarb...

Robin Hood's Bay - articles on fishing, lifeboats and the village

Robin Hood's Bay This is a list of articles on this website that mention Robin Hood's Bay.   Brigantines The Brigantine along the Scarborough and Whitby coast This page features articles on this site which mention Briga...

Room 40 - did Churchill know about Scarborough 

Room 40 - did Churchill know about Scarborough DID CHURCHILL KNOW? Since the First World War the truth has come out about the Scarborough raid. It has been suggested that Churchill knew that Scarborough was to be bombarded and let this happen b...

Rowing lifeboats in Scarborough 

Scarboroughs rowing lifeboats THE ROWING LIFEBOATS OF THE RNLI The following history is reprinted from Arthur Godfreys book "The Scarborough Lifeboats" The RLNI began in 1824, but as we have seen Scarborough already had a well esta...

Rowley family

Scarborough fishing families - the Rowley family This page features articles which mention the Rowley fishing family in some way. 1954 Scarborough Lifeboat disaster  1954 Scarborough Lifeboat disaster One of the duties of the lifeboat i...

Royal Navy

Royal Navy This page features articles from our webasite that mention the Royal Navy. Battleships visit Scarborough 19th c Battleships visit Scarborough - 19th c. When the battleships came to Scarborough the Lords of the Admiralty called at...

Sailors graves on the Scarborough coastline. 

Sailors graves on the Scarborough coastline. There is something quite moving about a sailors grave. Many of course die at sea often at places which are aptly named such as Killerby Cliffs or Sailors Grave (Jacksons Bay). But the sea often gives up...

Scales family of Scarborough and Filey

The Scales fishing family of Scarborough and Filey This page features articles on this site which mention the Scales fishing in some way.  1954 Scarborough Lifeboat disaster  1954 Scarborough Lifeboat disaster One of the duties of ...

Scarborough timeline

Scarborough quick timeline history 10,000 BC - Earliest signs of human habitation in Britain at Staxton, Starr Carr. https://www.york.ac.uk/research/themes/star-carr/  or https://sites.google.com/site/starcarrfieldwork/Home​&nb...

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...

Shipbuilding articles

Shipbuilding This page features articles on this website that mention shipbuilding in some way.  Allen and Truman Scarborough fishing families  The Allen and Truman Scarborough fishing families The writer of this history d...

Smuggling trade in Yorkshire and Scarborough 

Smuggling This page features articles on this website that mention smuggling in some way.  32 Sandside  My grandfather's house at 32 Sandside The following story was surrounded with great mystery. It was handwritt...

Submarine attack on Scarborough's South Bay 

A submarine attack on Scarborough's South Bay On September 4th 1917 a submarine surfaced in Cayton Bay. It was had been a glorious summers day. The sea was flat and on Scarboroughs South Bay beach the visitors were enjoying the early evening s...

Tip Heritages epic swim only to die of exposure at Speeton 

Tip Heritages epic swim only to die of exposure at Speeton In June, 1915 the Condor blew up. It was sunk by a U-Boat off Cloughton. All the crew were lost. These were the bare facts. Yet what is easily forgotten is an epic attempt by the skipper T...

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...

Trawlers and the fishing industry - article list

Trawlers and the fishing industry This page features articles on this website which mention trawlers. Gallery - Trawlers Trawlers Gallery The Scarborough Maritime Heritage Centre has a collection of over 50,000 photographs of boats &...

Trawlers sunk by mines in 1920 

Three Scarborough trawlers sunk by mines in 1920 Most trawlers were sunk by U-Boats in World War I after their crews were allowed to leave. Some fishermen were on board several sunken trawlers during the war. Very few died. Fishermen would rather ...

Tunny fishing in Scarborough

Tunny fishing in Scarborough This page features articles on this site which mention Tunny fishing. The most relevant articles are placed at the top of the list. Those at the bottom may just mention tunny once. • Theakston's guide...

U-Boat campaign in the First World War 

The U-Boat campaign in the First World War When World War One broke out the U-boat was not really well known. The German Imperial Navy had been involved in a naval arms race with the Royal Navy. The race was expensive. Dreadnoughts cost a phenomen...

U-Boat log that sank 11 Scarborough trawlers in 1916 

Log of the German U-Boat which sank eleven Scarborough trawlers in 1916 The following is taken from the log of the German U-Boat which sank 11 Scarborough Trawlers in 1916. He was Ritter Karl Siegfried Von Georg. This log begins just after the U-B...

U-boat U57 - Naval records of movements as she sank 29 trawlers in three days 

U-boat U57 - Naval records of movements as she sank 29 trawlers in three days The following is copied from Naval records which follow the U-57 as it sank eleven Scarborough trawlers and 29 in between 23rd and 25th September, 1916. From reports ...

U-boat wreck map - Yorkshire Coast

U-boat wreck map - Yorkshire Coast   ...

Walker family

Scarborough fishing families - the Walker family This page features articles on this site that mention the Walker fishing family in some way. 1954 Scarborough Lifeboat disaster  1954 Scarborough Lifeboat disaster One of the duties of t...

Watching for ships by the harbour walls

Watching for ships by the harbour walls in Scarborough The fishing industry was always dangerous. The sailing ships were always vulnerable to gales and bad weather which could come out of nowhere. These huge seas and treacherous storms could endan...

Whitby & Saltburn coastline

The Whitby & Saltburn coastline This page features articles on this site which mention Whitby or areas close by in some way. The most relevant articles are placed at the top of the list. Those at the bottom may just mention Whitby once. ...

Women and children in local history

Women & children in local history Here is a list of some of the articles on this website which mention women and children. 32 Sandside  My grandfather's house at 32 Sandside The following story was surrounded with great mystery....

Wrens sunk by U-boat 

12 Scarborough Wrens sunk by U-boat In August 1941, twelve Scarborough based Wrens were killed while at sea on route to Gibraltar. The girls were. - Phyllis Bacon - Madge Barnes (who volunteered on her 18th birthday) - Cecilly Benjami...

WW2 archive file list

WW2 Archive File List Of Contents. Contact us for more information (updated 2015) A Return To Normandy 70 Years On - Scarborough Evening News, 05/06/2014 Images Of War Booklet Top Honour For War Veteran - ...

WW2 in Scarborough - article list

Second World War in Scarborough This page features articles on this site which mention World War Two in some way.  Attacks On Trawlers in Scarborough in WW2  Attacks On Trawlers in Scarborough in WW2 It was Scarborough's fi...

WW2 trawling

Trawling During WW2  As in the previous conflict the Government recognized that trawlers and fishermen had an essential role in the maintenance of Britain's sea lanes and the Admiralty was keen to get minesweeping operations underway. The...

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 - ...

Yorkshire Coast history

Yorkshire Coast history This page features articles on this site which mention the Yorkshire Coast.   20th anniversary of the bombardment German bombardment - 20th anniversary The following article appeared in the 16th December, 1934...


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