October 9th

On 9th October 1487, John Kape, husbandman of Kilham, confessed to killing Thomas Holme, labourer, with a dagger, and claimed sanctuary in the church of St John, Beverley.

On 9th October 1830, the whaler Abram was the first of the Hull fleet to return to port after a disastrous season in which 6 Hull ships were lost, and 15 from other ports.  Capt Edward Dannatt of the Progress reported the loss of his ship and the others. Most of those which returned in October and November had very poor catches.

On 9th October 1929, fire officers were called out to a fire at Howden Minster, thought to be arson. They had no access to a water supply, and had to use the moat in the Ashes Park. All 8 bells fell from the tower and had to be recast.

On 9th October 1953, Fred Elwell was made an honorary freeman of Beverley for his contribution to art. Several of his works are in Beverley Treasure House.

Fred Elwell

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