June 17th

On 17th June 1763, it was the 3rd day of Beverley Races, held on Westood, between the Newbald and Walkington roads. On each morning a cock fight was held for a prize of 4 guineas, 40 to the overall winner. An assembly was held every night at the new Assembly Rooms. In Whitsun Week 1765, the Races were held on the Hurn for the first time. In 1769, a stand was built. photo shows modern racecourse.

On 17th June 1987, St Andrews C of E Junior High School, Sutton, was broken into over night. Some damage to windows and the video security case badly damaged.

On 17th June 2017, David Lonsdale won the first ever Hull Hnefatafl Tournament against Steve Lonsdale at Hull & East Yorkshire Museum. The board game was developed by the Vikings, and pieces have been excavated in Hull.


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