Women's Work

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Dora Walker first woman skipper in Yorkshire & other women sailors Dora Walker was the first female boat skipper on the Yorkshire Coast. She was born in 1890 and died in 1980. During WW1 she was a 'VAD' nurse and after the war bec...

'Lest we forget' In memory of 12 Scarborough based WRNS killed at sea in 1941. Frank Cook, from Saltburn, donated to us a hand drawn picture of the SS Aguila that was sunk by torpedo in August 1941. The Aguila was a British steam sh...

Here is a list of some of the articles on this website which mention women and children. 32 Sandside  My grandfather's house at 32 Sandside The following story was surrounded with great mystery. It was handwritten by a man who live...

WOMEN AT SEA In past times it was thought unlucky for women to go to sea. This is because they might distract the crew who were away from their wives and women onshore. The crew not keeping watch on the sea might also anger Neptune, God ...

From the book "Filey - A Yorkshire Fishing Town" by Irene E Allen and Andrew A Todd Women and daughters seemed to have have helped carry gear down to the boats. Kendall writing in 1870 suggests that the men engaged in fishing ou...

Four mums in a boat: the story of 'Yorkshire Rows' In 2016, Anglia Research sponsored 'Yorkshire Rows' – four intrepid Yorkshire women who braved hurricanes, sharks, sea sickness and salt rash to row across the Atlantic,...

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