Cobles

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Filey bay is famed for its coble boats with the slipway known as 'Coble Landing'. Its a beautiful site in the summer with the fishing pots stacked up on the little boats and tractors. Filey has always been ideal for the coble boat which d...

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...

Fishing cobles often used to do other work to help make ends meet. They would transport building materials of various kinds. Boats would go as far as Flamborough. The following article was taken from the Scarborough Evening News in 1925. It was s...

This story appeared in a series of articles by Forrest Frank in 1920 in the Scarborough Daily Post - This story came from Captain Wilson When I was a lad, the fishing boats consisted chiefly of cobles that lined and trawled inshore, and yawls ...

The following news story was provided by Marie Williams from Grimsby. It refers to William Jennison who was her Great Great Grandfather. The following news story appeared in the Glasgow Herald Newspaper 16/11/1895:- "A Scarborough corresp...

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 Scarborou...

An extract from Memorials of Scarborough entitled 'An authentic narrative'. In the year 1808, the ship "Bon Accord," of Aberdeen, 131 tons, Alexander Morrison, master, sailed from Aberdeen to Paoicton, in Nova Scotia, and one...

From the book "Filey - a Yorkshire fishing town" by Irene E Allen and Andrew A Todd The coble is for its size, one of the safest boats afloat. But if hit unexpectedly by very heavy sea, it is as vulnerable any small craft. There are ...

Yorkshire's last traditional sailing fishing coble Sailing cobles were once a common sight on the North east Coast of England. Pronounced 'cobble', the name is thought to be rooted in the Celtic 'Ceubal' or the breton 'Caub...

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