Storms

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The following is an extract from John Cole's ancient history of Filey "History and antiquities of Filey in the county of York" published way back in 1828. It records some of the great storms and shipwrecks of that time period. It pa...

A great storm on December 8th 1874 and stories around the country at Scarborough, Grimsby, Grimsby, and Whitby At Scarborough the gale sprung up most suddenly. The seamen who noticed the change described the north-easter as plainly discernible...

1880 Storm & shipwrecks In Scarborough's Art Gallery there are some huge paintings of the storm of October 1880. The scene is littered with the ten ships which went down on the South Bay. It looks like a scene from the bible. Such is the s...

A great storm in ancient Scarborough. by John Rushton. The ferocity of storms at sea has always left a heavy impress on men's minds. Not long after the founding of the borough of Scarborough, one of the greatest tempests ever known in Yorkshir...

This account is from Friday 10th December, 1954 at the time of the 1954 Scarborough lifeboat disaster. The huge seas which were reported here were the same that capsized the Scarborough lifeboat just 7 miles away. The fury of the gale. The ...

Scarborough's Fishermen versus Firemen Football match on Boxing Day Every year people congregate on the South Bay beach in Scarborough. They watch the Fishermen versus the Firemen football match and then usually move on to the Harbour quayside...

From the book North Sea fishers and Fighters - by Walter Wood 1911 I do not know - I doubt if anyone can tell - how many lives the North Sea gales have claimed amongst the fishermen, nor how often it has been necessary to put on record the bri...

From a letter written by a schoolboy in the latter part of the nineteenth century printed in Rowntree's 'History of Scarborough'. I feel I must write you an account of what happened this week. We have been visited by the most fearf...

This is based upon the words of Mr W Sharrah who wrote a pamphlet entitled "Tales from the sea" Mr W Sharrah, compiled a book of tales from the sea. He had countless stories of sad tales. He read numerous accounts of ships lost in fe...

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