Filey Bay was a millpond this morning. Ninety-nine years ago it claimed two lives.
Three men in the coble Annie were returning from the crabbing grounds at about 10.30 am when the tideway, racing strongly round the end of Filey Brigg, tipped them over. The youngest of the three at age 27, John LANE, who had only just been demobilized, clung to the upturned boat and was rescued by Richard Cammish JENKINSON in the coble Sunstar. Matthew Jenkinson CAMMISH, 65, and Mortimer SCALES, 42, were swept away and their bodies never found.
The drama had been watched from the shore by helpless local folk and early season visitors. Everyone’s thoughts must have turned to the loss of seven Filey men from the drifter Emulator the previous week.
Matthew isn’t represented on FamilySearch Tree but you can find his pedigree on Filey Genealogy & Connections.
I haven’t yet been able to trace the rescued John LANE.