January 24th

On 24th January 1882, Peter Hughes, 16, ship’s cook, died on board the fishing smack Gleaner on the Dogger Bank. He died at the hand of Edward Wheatfill, after two weeks of beating, starvation, and torture, including being tied naked on deck. Wheatfill was found guilty of wilful murder and executed at York on 28.11.1882.

On 24th January 1906, the name of Leona Sherman was found on the Hornsea electoral list for the General Election; there is no record whether she tried to cast her vote.

On 24th January 1937, Richard Baker, 28, skipper, of Bernadette Ave, Anlaby and all his crew were lost when the trawler Amethyst foundered off Kinnaird Head.


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