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Coble at Craster 1980s by Woodie



Taken from a 1970/80 colour slide.
I knew a Robson. He smoked kippers in the building behind. He was a keen artist and we went to the same art evening class in Seahouses.

Info from Nige:-
Herewith details of the Eleanor Dawson LH277. She was built in 1976 at Seahouses and registered at Leith but must have been sold on in November 1999 because she had a name change to Anne Marie. She was retired from the register on 23 Oct 2007.


coble, craster, woodie, fishing boat, wooden boat, northumberland, ne england, kippers

My main interest is painting Aviation Art.
I get a lot of enjoyment researching the historical background behind the picture I’ve been commissioned to paint.
I work in acrylic on my big paintings on canvas board but use water colors, pastels, soft and oil, for smaller pieces.
I also enjoy doing pet portraits in soft pastels on tinted paper, from photographs. Ideal presents for Xmas and birthdays.

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  • Sue Nichol
    Sue Nicholabout 3 years ago

    I love these photos of cobles pulled up alongside the fishermen’s houses.

  • I think the nearest one is a smoke house for curing the herrings.
    Craster Kippers as the best you can buy!!

    – Woodie

  • Barry Norton
    Barry Nortonabout 3 years ago

    Great image Neil

  • Cheers Barry

    – Woodie

  • nigelphoto
    nigelphotoabout 3 years ago

    Hi Woodie, if not mistaken the building in the background is Robsons kipper smokery?? Nice photo, wonder where she is now?

  • Thanks for info. I’ve added it to write up
    Cheers neil

    – Woodie

  • Hi Nige,
    I remember now!! It was a Robson I knew not a Dawson.
    Cheers Neil

    – Woodie

    GEORGE SANDERSONabout 3 years ago

    Good clear shot Neil, !
    Are you going to paint this one ?

  • I’ve another shot taken further back of 3 cobles. I may have a go at that one
    Cheers Neil

    – Woodie

  • oulgundog
    oulgundogabout 3 years ago

  • Cheers Mate!!

    – Woodie

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