July 7th

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On 7th July 1626, the Council in the North ordered Hull Corporation to fortify the town against threat from the Spanish.

On 7th July 1643, the Mayor and Aldermen of Hull  wrote to William Lenthall, Speaker of the House of Commons, to say that after suffering the tyrannical government of the town by Sir John Hotham,  (arrested the week before) they wished to have Lord Ferdinando Fairfax remain in the town as governor.

On 7th July 1788, George Wether(h)ill, butcher, of Hull, aged 80, died aged 80, killed by a bull’s leg. He is buried in Preston.

On 7th July 1928, the staff of Woolworths Ltd (Hull branch) went on their staff outing to Aldbrough by Binnington’s saloon buses. I hope someone had cut steps to the beach. (see yesterday’s item).