Prawner project Three Brothers gains some history

Three Brothers Some important historical information has emerged regarding a Morecambe Bay prawner or Nobby now being restored at Newson’s, the Three Brothers. Apparently it was named after owner and skipper David Willacy’s three sons. David’s grandson Keith who passed the information on to Newson’s, along with the original specification. The brothers are pictured at … Continue reading “Prawner project Three Brothers gains some history”

The Three Brothers – a coble from the Yorkshire coast

There aren’t many sailing cobles left, and so it’s great to see that the The Three Brothers is on the water in the harbour at Bridlington, and being sailed and cared for by Brid’s own Bridlington Sailing Coble Preservation Society. Built in the town in 1912 at a cost of £75, for many years she … Continue reading “The Three Brothers – a coble from the Yorkshire coast”

Henry Charles Coppock, lighterman

Our musical friend Kathy Wallwork’s grandfather was a Thames lighterman and she takes great interest and pride in his medallion presented by the Amalgamated Society of Foremen Lightermen, and the photos. Here’s what she says about them: ‘My Grandpa, Henry Charles Coppock, was a lighterman on the River Thames in the Pool of London. He became … Continue reading “Henry Charles Coppock, lighterman”