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.
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
Saturday 17 April
My thanks to Shirley for sharing this painting, treasured by her mother, Margaret Caine. (See comment.)