July 22nd

On 22nd July  1612 ( or possibly on 12.7) Hull-born navigator and explorer James Hall was employed by the Danish government to survey for minerals, and came upon a group of Greenland Inuit who recognised him from a previous voyage. He had been involved in kidnapping 4 people, who had never returned home. Hall was attacked and died that day of a spear wound in the side. William Baffin was master of the sister ship Patience on the same expedition. Hall was succeeded as master of the Heartsease by Andrew Barker, also of Hull.

On 22nd July 1643, Lord Ferdinando Fairfax was invited by the people of Hull to take up the post of Governor.

On 22nd July 1869, Albert Edward, Prince of Wales, later Edward VII, officially opened the new Albert Dock, Hull.

On 22nd July 1909, Sydney Buxton, Postmaster General, officially opened the new Post Office building in Lowgate, Hull. Despite precautions against action by suffragettes, Charlotte Marsh got close enough to speak to him, and was arrested. She was Yorkshire organiser for the Women’s Social & Political Union and had earlier been arrested at Riverside Quay.

On 22nd July 2004, Florence ‘Flo’ Bilton died aged 82. Goalkeeper, set up a women’s football team at Reckitt’s in 1963, and from  was influential in setting up the Women’s Football Association in 1969. Set up, trained and supported new women’s teams. Acted as membership secretary and chaperone for the national women’s team. Flo Bilton Trophy is contested by girls’ football teams in ER. (b c1921) photo shows 2017 cream plaque presentation in Hull Guildhall by (left) Karen Walker, 86 England caps.

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