Photos of cobles under sail from the Bridlington folks

These photos of cobles sailing shared by members of the Bridlington Sailing Coble Preservation Society are a delight. Cobles under sail have been a pretty rare sight for many decades and require particular skills – and I’ve seen only a fairly small number of photographs depicting them taken in the modern era. Coble enthusiasts are … Continue reading “Photos of cobles under sail from the Bridlington folks”

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Cobles in Art and Antiques

I’ve just been enjoying the website Cobles in Art and Antiques – as you’d expect from the name it’s a remarkable celebration of the coble. I particularly like the Victorian and Edwardian photos. The first rather posed shot is from Frank Meadow Sutcliffe; the other two I’m less sure about. Reading the page about the coble’s … Continue reading “Cobles in Art and Antiques”

Cobles of Northumberland on the ITV Player

In this nice half-hour programme, actor and singer Robson Green goes fishing in a traditional Northumberland motor coble and meets a boat builder who still makes and maintains them. I was struck by the contrast in pronunciation with Yorkshire – in Northumberland it’s pronounced ‘co-bull’ while along the coast further south it becomes ‘cob-ull’ – … Continue reading “Cobles of Northumberland on the ITV Player”