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Three Brothers is a 1912 sailing coble, built by Baker and Percy Siddall, in Bow Street, Bridlington. She is the largest coble currently sailing from Bridlington and in 2013 was comprehensively refurbished by her owners, Bridlington Harbour Commissioners. John Clarkson and Joe Gelsthorpe were the experts responsible for bringing the coble up to a high standard.
The history of Three Brothers is dealt with in detail in "Three Brothers," a booklet available at the Bridlington Harbour Heritage Museum.
Three Brothers is pictured here prior to her first sail after her refurbishment.
John Clarkson (in the coble) and Joe Gelsthorpe, during the renovations of the coble in December 2012.
The coble on display on Tuesday, 23rd July, 2013, when H.R.H. The Prince of Wales visited Bridlington and called to see the coble.
Back row, left to right: John Clarkson, Joe Gelsthorpe, Mike Wilson (at the time chairman of the Bridlington Sailing Coble Preservation Society); front row: H.R.H. The Prince of Wales, George Traves (at the time Chairman of the Bridlington Harbour Commissioners) and Mr Walter Newby (of the Harbour Commissioners).
Not everyone in the town agreed with the expense of refurbishing the coble.
Article By Mike Wilson