July 23rd

On 23rd July 1525, carpenter John Algood of Wheldrake claimed sanctuary at the church of St John, Beverley, for debt.

On 23rd July 1856, Capt Bryan Stapleton became the first governor of the Yorkshire Catholic Reformatory School for Boys, at Holme on Spalding Moor.  The reformatory movement campaigned to keep children out of prisons, but the first Yorkshire school was Church of England only.

On 23rd July 1941, an air raid on Alexandra Dock, Hull, sank 3 lighters, killing 2 people and injuring 5, and damaged No 11 quay, 2 steamers and a diving boat.

On 23rd July 2012, the Royal Engineers carried out 15 controlled explosions on the beach at Mappleton, after a landslide (on Sat 21.7) revealed at least 1,000 rockets, grenades and bombs from WW2.

mappleton bomb