November 15th

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On 15th November 1482, William Weton, yeoman of North Ferriby, claimed sanctuary in the church of St John, Beverley, for killing John Atkynson of North Ferriby on 19th September. photo shows the sanctuary chair, or Frith Stool

On 15th November 1810, Robert Richardson, master of the Spurn lifeboat, and crew, performed the first rescue by the new lifeboat, to assist the John and Charlotte off Trinity Sand, River Humber, where she had been driven in a gale.

On 15th November 1915, Walter Beech, 47 of 25 Scarboro St, Hull, chief engineer/ Christopher Hall, 2ndengineer of Allison Tce, Hull, were lost with all other 8 crew of the steam trawler Edward B. Cargill when it struck a mine off Spurn Head.


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