February 21st

On 21st February 1651, George Holroyd, vicar of Foston, was tried at York Castle and imprisoned for uttering a seditious sermon; he had preached against bloodshed on a day of thanksgiving for military and naval successes.

On 21st February 1803, Burnett’s Daily Shipping List reported that more than 100 small vessels got out of Hull harbour that morning and the night before.

On 21st February 1947, 9 Jackson’s bread delivery lorries were trapped in a snowdrift overnight  on Arras Hill, Market Weighton. They were dug out by colleagues, who had to walk miles to reach them. The East Riding Council reported spending £3,000 a day to the Army to keep the roads open and get supplies to villages cut off by snow. photo shows Little Weighton railway cutting during that period

little weighton cutting 1947

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