April 3rd

On 3rd April 1674, Amos Cropper, 25, of Hull, was hanged at York for the murder of Joseph Beck of Dewsbury on the king’s highway near Huddersfield.  His body given to surgeons to be dissected.

On 3rd April 1835, W. Wilkinson died at Hull. The end of a boiler fell on him at the workshop of his employers Messrs Brownlow and Pearson. A plate was inserted on his headstone in Castle Street Cemetery by the engineers and fellow workmen as a testimony of their respect for his mechanical genius and moral worth.

On 3rd April 1941, Mr Stanley Cockerill, voluntary warden, was recommended for gallantry award for action in dealing with a fire bomb at Hull.

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