September 9th

On 9th September 1513, Marmaduke Constable, of Flamborough was knighted for his role in the Battleof Flodden Field, and a letter of thanks from Henry VIII is displayed in Wassand Hall. Ralph Ellerker, senior of Risby and his son Ralph were also both knighted. This causes some confusion in the historical record, as there were 2 Sir Ralph Ellerkers alive at the same time.

On 9th September 1643, Rev James Sibree reported that on Sunday he had preached twice, visited the cemetery 3 times, and interred 43 bodies of his fellow citizens. During the cholera outbreak, many church services were held outdoors in the Market Place, by ministers of different denominations, and attended by more than 3,000 people. photo shows Cholera Memorial in Western Geneeral Cemetery.

On 9th September 1878, George Carr, aged 45 and Joseph Carr, aged 26, accidentally drowned in Hornsea.

On 9th September 1956, Captain Erik Ohsman, and Chief Steward V. Stenros, of SS Lona, were rescued by firemen when they were found unconscious after fire was discoveredon their Swedish ship, loaded with over 3k tons of pit props. Both recovered. The fire, which started in the engine room, spread to the cargo, and after several hours the ship had to be scuttled in the dock to prevent greater damage. She was raised on 11 October and repaired. Cholera memorial

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