November 21st

On 21st November 1798, Elizabeth Darling, of Scale Lane, Hull, on the death of her father, continued to run his business as apothecary, although as a woman she was unable to train formally.

On 21st November 1823, Joseph R. Pease reported in his diary a fire in their oil windmill; due to thick walls, adjoining warehouses were not affected. 3 fire engines attended. Pease blamed the carelessness of 2 workers.

On 21st November 1940, Sidney Hall, aged 17, mess boy, of Hull, was lost by enemy action with all 45 crew of SS Cree of London; the Merchant Navy  ship, returning to UK from Sierra Leone, was torpedoed by a German submarine.

 

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