February 11th

On 11th February 1346, William de la Pole agreed to resume lending money to King Edward III, in return for the return of all his goods that were in the hands of the sheriff. Relations between the king and his banker were precarious, but he remained in favour for the time being…

On 11th February 1657, Thomas Cowlam, labourer, and Jane Millington were married in a private alehouse at Spaldington by Robert Browne, vicar of Eastrington.

On 11th February 1941 at 5.30p.m., an anti-aircraft shell fell in Jalland Street, Hull, with no casualties. The blitz on Hull reached its peak in May that year.

On 11th February 1943, Flt Sgt 785073 Harold E.R. Saunders died with 6 other crew (1 survived) when mechanical problems caused his Halifax bomber to crash near North Dalton, shortly after taking off from Pocklington. 6 of them are buried in Barmby Moor churchyard.

Halifax crash Feb 43

 

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