The Good Faith

During the last lockdown we featured an extremely popular ‘object of the week ‘ item each week on the website and social media. As we lock down again we thought we would resurrect the feature for a few weeks.

The first object to be featured will be the model of the Good Faith, a fishing coble with a story.

The coble is a fishing vessel unique to the NE coast of England. The Good Faith was locally built  and was owned by  Dora Walker, a most remarkable woman. Miss Walker was Whitby’s (and the North Sea’s) first female fishing boat skipper and even piloted boats through the minefields during WW2.

Dora Walker also holds an important place in the history of the museum having been curator of the shipping section and later as vice president of the Lit and Phil.

Find out more about The Good Faith and Dora Walker visit her page on our website Dora Walker

Dora Walker on board Good Faith