Tuesday, 27 August 2013

BBC Countryfile at Staithes

Hot news: there is more to Staithes on the silver screen than Old Jack's Boat: Staithes is being featured on BBC Countryfile, with a piece on the port's traditional cobles. Our friend Steve, who did much of the renovation work on Dunsley holiday cottage (www.dunsleyinstaithes.co.uk) owns the last working coble in Staithes. Last week he hosted Ellie Harrison ("the bubbly blonde one"!) on his beautiful Rose of England, explaining the heritage of the coble. As the BBC's insurance policy wouldn't let him take Ellie out to sea they had to pootle around the harbour... The programme is scheduled to be screened on Sunday September 8th: mark the date!
 Here's a picture of Steve standing at the helm of Rose of England, in Staithes harbour (although not with Ellie...)

No comments:

Post a Comment