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Trips to Sea

Fishermen at Staithes made a bob or two by taking trippers to sea, for a change when not fishing. Date about 1950. Margaret Verrill Craggs tells us: ”This is the boat known as ’Runswick Lass’ it belonged to Nelson Verrill and his brother Joseph. They were my uncles and spent many happy summers riding in the boat which took holiday makers for sea trips to see the seals.” Norman Patton also tells us: ”Happy days!  My brothers and sisters often visited Auntie Ruth and Uncle Brownie Theaker who lived in “Myrtle Cottage”  on the harbour side . The highlight was often to take a trip on one of the fishing boats….our first ever trips to sea!” Judith Hoyle also remembers: ”I was born in 1942 and together with my family remember holidays in Staithes many times. We rented Mizpah Cottage at the very end of the sea wall, I remember a fisherman named Howard but cannot recall if that was his first or last name, but he used to take us on little fishing trips. I also recall a little shop on the front by the harbour as I used to buy little chocolate swiss rolls there with my spending money.”
Postcard courtesy Ken Johnson and thanks to Margaret Craggs, Norman Patton and Judith Hoyle for these updates.

3 comments to Trips to Sea

  • Margaret verrill craggs

    This is the boat known as ‘Runswick Lass’ it belonged to Nelson Verrill and his brother Joseph. They were my uncles and spent many happy summers riding in the boat which took holiday makers for sea trips to see the seals.

  • Norman

    Happy days! My brothers and sisters often visited Auntie Ruth and Uncle Brownie Theaker who lived in “Myrtle Cottage” on the harbour side . The highlight was often to take a trip on one of the fishing boats….our first ever trips to sea!

  • Judith Hoyle

    I was born in 1942 and together with my family remember holidays in Staithes many times. We rented Mizpah Cottage at the very end of the sea wall, I remember a fisherman named Howard but cannot recall if that was his first or last name, but he used to take us on little fishing trips. I also recall a little shop on the front by the harbour as I used to buy little chocolate swiss rolls there with my spending money. Judith Hoyle

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