Coblers Monday, Whitby’s Sea Song and Shanty group
was formed in 1996 by Mick Haywood, Mike Stather and Alan Perks, three stalwarts
of Whitby Folk Club in readiness to perform sea songs and shanties for the ‘Homecoming’
visit to Whitby of the replica HM Bark Endeavour in 1997.
The group name Coblers Monday was derived from the
custom of some Whitby coble fishermen not to put to
sea after a weekend's over indulgence.
The practice of returning to the Towns hostelries for
a reviving 'hair of the dog', was known locally as a