June 27th

On 27th June 1658, William Thorpe, clerk to the parish of Ellerker (which may have meant minister) was buried in Ellerker. In his will he gave 10s to be paid yearly for the relief of the poor ‘for ever’.

On 27th June 1908, Princes Avenue Wesleyan Sunday School held its Annual Treat at the Old Polo Ground,  Westbourne Avenue, Hull. Games were played before tea, with races and balloons after, and prizes given.

On 27th June 1927, Thomas Jacques Somerscales, RA, died aged 85 in Princes Avenue, Hull. A respected marine artist who began his professional career in Valparaiso, Chile, and later returned as an unknown to his native country, where his work can be seen in the Tate Gallery. (b Hull 29.10.1842)

On 27th June 2010, Barbara Buttrick was inducted into the Florida Boxing Hall of Fame, aged 80. Born in Cottingham in 1930, she began boxing in 1945, married her manager and moved to Florida in 1952. At 4’ 11”, she was known as the Mighty Atom.  She retired from boxing with a record of 30:1:1.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lTvwtinq5qg thomas-somerscales-port-of-iquique-chile-1903-thomas-somerscales

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