Appleby’s Farm

Farmer James’address in 1939, 38 Grapes Hotel, Queen Street, “rang a bell”. In a short piece about the Coble Landing in the old Looking at Filey,I found this –

George Colley’s horses hauled the cobles and were stabled at Appleby’s Farm where the Providence Place flats are now.

Kath has a couple of notes in Filey Genealogy & Connections ­

Manor Farm, Queen St became Appleby’s 1891 and Manor Fm behind Star Inn.

It must have been a very small farm, no more than thirty acres would be my guess (less than a third of a hectare.)

Here are the coordinates for The Grapes ­if you want to compare the map to satellite views online.

54.21121284547198, -0.28746420527233346

The Grapes ceased being No.38 Queen Street some time ago, and a hotel/public house more recently.

I have not found a George COLLEY who is a good fit for the owner of the coble-pulling horses. Perhaps it was George COLLING, fish merchant. He lived nearby in Reynolds Street around 1900 and later in Queen Street.

Photographer unknown, no date; photo donated by Martin Douglas

Update

Saturday 17 April

My thanks to Shirley for sharing this painting, treasured by her mother, Margaret Caine. (See comment.)

Sky 23 · Filey Bay

Royal Parade

One thought on “Appleby’s Farm

  1. Mr Elsom, I thought you might be interested in seeing the attached picture that was painted in about 1939 by Mr Hadley who was the Food Officer for Filey at the time and who presented this picture to my mother who also worked in the Food Officer on his retirement. My mother treasured this scene of Filey all her life and it is now in my possession and, again on display in my home. Shirley

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