September 21st

On 21st September 1638, Mountjoy Blount, Earl of Newport, sent King Charles’s thanks to Captain William Legge (who replaced Sir John Hotham as governor of Hull) for fortifying Hull and setting up an arsenal for the Scottish campaign.

On 21st September 1875, John William Duncan, aged 14, orphan, left Spring Bank  orphanage to become a cabin boy on a steam ship leaving Hull for Savannah, USA. photo refers to a different organisation – Spring Bank was the home of Hull Mariners’ Church Sailors’ Orphan Society


Seamen's orphanage

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