December 28th

Beverley Minster

 

On 28th December 1703, an earthquake was felt in Beverley, and may have worsened the already poor condition of the fabric of the Minster.

On 28th December 1795, the Duke of Portland, Home Secretary,  wrote to the Hull Mayor and other town councils concerning methods to be adopted for reducing the consumption of wheat. There had been several years’ poor harvest, and supply was reduced by war with France. There were  food riots in Hull in August that year.

 

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