December 30th


On 30th December 1460, Richard Hanson, mayor of Hull, died at the battle of Wakefield, in the Wars of the Roses, fighting on the Lancastrian side. image copyright

On 30th December 1872, David Tong, apprentice blacksmith, was charged at Roos Petty Sessions with absconding from his employer’s service. He had worked for James Blenkin of Roos, blacksmith and machine maker, for 5 years, and his labour was worth £1 per week. Tong made no complaint of any kind against his master, and was ordered by JPs Sir Talbot C. Constable and Rev C.J. Wall to return and pay costs.

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