July 13th

On 13th July 1496, Bartholomew Pereson of Driffield claimed sanctuary at the church of St John, Beverley, for the murder of John Elyot.

On 13th July 1854, 3 men and a boy drowned when they fell off the Dowthorpe as it was being launched. About 300 people had boarded the ship before the launch, and deliberately rocked the boat. Many fell into the water and 4 drowned. A tug “Ann Scarborough’ was capsized by the number of people trying to board her from the water.

On 13th July 1936, Oswald Mosley, leader of British Union of Fascists,  found himself unable to book a hall in Hull. Mosley planned to give a speech in Corporation Fields, to recruit blackshirts to his organisation, but they were met with a large and hostile group of local people, and a riot ensued. Mosley was not able to give his speech.

On 13th July 1951, a fire broke out in No 1 Shed, Humber Dock, Hull, destroying £100,000’s worth of cargo awaiting shipping. The probable cause was said to be a discarded cigarette, and made worse by a gas leak.

Dowthorpe July 1854?


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