August 9th

Bishop's Palace, Howden

On 9th August 1260, Walter of Kirkham, Bishop of Durham, died at the Bishop’s Palace, Howden. His body was taken to Durham for burial but his viscera were buried in the church. photo shows what remains of Bishop’s Palace.

On 9th August 1516, Sir Ralph Ellerker of Risby confessed to Cardinal Thomas Wolsey, Archbishop of York, that he ordered his servants Henry Norham and Roberte Hunt to kidnap George Millet, keeper of Beverley Parks, and imprison him in Cottingham Park so that he could hunt on the Archbishop’s land. Pleading poverty, he was bound over in the sum of £200.

On 9th August 1769, John Burrill of Skipsea assaulted John Warcup with swords, staves, knives and clubs so that his life was threatened and ‘other wrongs’. Burrill was indicted in September, found guilty on 24.4.1770, and sentenced 2.10.1770 to a fine of £20 and to remain in gaol until the fine was paid.

On 9th August 1785, Rev George Lambert went to see a 24 foot whale killed and displayed at South End, Hull (near modern pier); described by sailors as a young bottlenecked grampus.

On 9th August 1859, Hansard records the 29.4.1859 election in Beverley void; Ralph Walters was declared ‘not a Burgess to serve in this present Parliament for the Borough of Beverley’ and Henry Edwards was declared MP in his place. Joseph Robinson Pease in his diary called Walters ‘an adventurer, arriving 3 days previously’, ‘by open bribery …. carried the day.’

On 9th August 1902, William Day Keyworth junior, sculptor, died aged 59 in Spring Bank, Hull. He produced many statues of civic dignitaries, including Andrew Marvell, Anthony Bannister and William Wilberforce (now outside Wilberforce House). Shot himself in the head at his home, but left no suicide note.

On the same day, Nafferton villagers were celebrating King Edward VII’s coronation with, among other events, a ‘comic’ cricket match, gentlemen vs ladies, which the ladies won. The score is not recorded.

On 9th August 1915, 17 Goole residents, mostly women and children, were killed by a Zeppelin raid on the town and docks.

On 9th August 1916, a Zeppelin raid on Anlaby Road, Hull,  killed John Broadley aged 3 and at least 7 other residents, and injured about 20. 2 people died of shock. Rev A.W. Carter, Assistant Priest of Newington Church, was badly hurt.

 

July 18th

On 18th July 1509, Lockington labourer Christopher Wylton claimed sanctuary at the church of St John, Beverley, for theft.

On 18th July 1511, Tailor Thomas Mateson, of Stamford Bridge, claimed sanctuary at Beverley for the homicide of John Pott, also of Stamford Bridge, labourer.

On 18th July 1642, the first Hull siege ended after 17 days; as the Royalists withdrew to Beverley, they destroyed the sluice at Hull Bank, causing flooding in Newland, and probably set fire to St Andrew’s Church at Paull.

On 18th July 1833, the work of the Humber Pilots involved more than directing ships into harbour; the day’s work included: relaying 14 buoys; taking carpenters to Bull Float and relaying Transport buoy (at the entrance of the River Hull).

On 18th July 1878, Anthony Bannister JP died at Hessle aged 61; twice Sheriff and twice Mayor of Hull, Vice commodore of the Royal Yorkshire Yacht Club. Promoted the Hull to Withernsea rail line; he is commemorated by a street in Withernsea, by a statue in Hull, and an effigy in Hessle.

On 18th July 1929, Boothferry Bridge opened to traffic across the River Ouse, replacing the ferry which had operated there since the 14thcentury.

On 18th July 1941, Ernest Dean Hodgson of Deepdale Grove, Hull, member of the Rescue Service, was commended for the rescue of Mrs Pounder and her 3 children from a damaged air raid shelter in rustenburg St. For their actions on the same night, John Joseph McHugh of Lilly Grove, and Arthur George Dixon were both awarded the British Empire Medal.  The same raid caused major damage to Reckitt’s Dansom Lane HQ, about 75% of the buildings being destroyed.

On 18th July 1969, Barry Francis, 22, decky learner, was lost overboard from Hull trawler Arctic Vandal off the North Cape.