Winteringham History & Genealogy

Winteringham Local History and Genealogy

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Important Winteringham Anniversaries

Here’s some of the important anniversaries coming up in the next few years ....

100th Anniversary
4th April 2017
102 year old former Mayor of Winterinbgham, Edmund Cordeaux died.

700th Anniversary
26th September 2017

Edward II granted a charter for a market and fair to be held at Winteringham, in 1317.

100th Anniversary
6th March 2021

Unveiling of the War Memorial, Gate End

100th Anniversary
26th October 2021

First bus service to Winteringham

100th Anniversary
11th July 2025

Final timetabled passenger train leaves Winteringham Station

100th Anniversary
19th September 2027

WI formed

100th Anniversary
9th July 2028
Opening of Winteringham School


The Great War - 100th anniversaries of Winteringham men killed in action, in date order

George Burkill

Elias W Field

Reginald J Dodds

Charles Howden

Frederick Kirkby*

Frank Brown

William Earl

Albert Green

Harold Dawson**

Joseph Green

John Robinson

Charles Albert Ogg

* I have been unable to verify 100% that this is 'our' Frederick Kirkby, but is the most likely

** Not on our memorial, but a Winteringham-raised man, living at the time in Barton

Were you, or one of your family, one of “our” evacuees?  We’d love to hear from you!

Fascinating Winteringham Photos
many with mysteries attached!
Click any photo for more information

Winteringham men on a night out in Scunthorpe

Winteringham Soldier 3

Winteringham Soldier 1

Winteringham Soldier 2

Winteringham Wedding

Burkills - Four Generations

Martha E Burkill

Sarah Ann Shaw

Winteringham School - families


Winteringham Info Logo - Florrie Nicholson


Local History Web Ring
Family History Quests
Villages online



Irish and British Villages


Latest Update: 4th December 2016

Alan Frost, Winteringham Stores (at the time they were owned by Arthur Bell)

On this day in Winteringham ....

1906:  The annual missionary meeting was held in the National Schoolroom.  The amounts given in the missionary boxes of Miss D Poole, Miss Waddingham, Mrs Longley, Harry Altoft, Miss Burkill, Mrs Clark, Mrs Ogg, Mrs Dickinson, Fred Thorpe, churchings, other small amounts, and money collected at the close of the meeting totalled 5 14s 1d.

1906: Mr Smith, carrier, was driving his bus and pair, laden with passengers and luggage from the Sluice Packet when the hub of one of the rear wheels collapsed, but was noticed in time to prevent a serious accident.  Passengers were accommodated by other carriers or "shanks's pony."

1915: George Burkill was killed in action.  He was a crew member of HMS Penelope.  He was the first Winteringham man to be killed in the Great War.


I am interested in anything and everything to do with Mill/Mills in Winteringham and North Lincs. My name is Michael WINN, I am a direct relative of Mary Ann Judge (nee WINN)and her husband Charles Judge.
Mary was indeed born in Blyton, she was baptised on 13th Sept. 1811, and her father Robert Winn built the Mill at Blyton in 1825. She also had a brother Robert Lightfoot and a sister Elizabeth.
Her father Robert also had a brother William, Alkborough Mill, a brother Thomas at Glentham Mill, and a brother John at Tealby Water Mill.
Mary Ann Judge had 7 children, Martha, Robert, Charles, Joseph, William, Mary and Sarah. You will by now have guessed that I am tracing the "WINN" Family Tree.

On my Tree I also have a marriage in Winterton in 1799 between a Sarah Codd and William WINN and a marriage in 1824 between a Mary Naylor and William WINN.
Someone in your article was also interested in Grasby? Robert Winn's father, John Winn married a Mary Grasby in Caenby in 6th Nov.1760, Mary was baptised in Thimbleby in 1723.
Also in the article you stated that in 16th Nov. 1943 Herbert Clayton sold Mill House for 450 on16th Nov 1905, advert for the purchase of fixed machinery and Plant at Winteringham Roller flour Mill.  Any more details of the above would be welcome.
If you could send me a copy of your article and any drawings/sketches/photos etc. appertaining to the same and/or any thing on any other Lincs Mills would be greatly appreciated





It may be Hull City of Culture 2017, but the same year marks Winteringham’s own historic year - 700 years since the charter awarding a market each Wednesday and an annual fair.  There is now an accurate translation of the charter, and it is intended to have a calligrapher make a copy to be kept in the parish for posterity!  Knights and minstrels are already booked for the event!  Keep an eye on this website, or on the special Winteringham Festival website for further details (click here for the Festival website).

Church coloured 1906 - 525 w

A much larger version of this postcard can be found on the Hi-Res photos site

Arthur Bell's shop 150w
Arthur Bell’s West End Stores
Pat Hatton & Val Peill

Frost Alan 150w
Alan Frost
Val Peill

Rev Denton 150w
Rev Denton Ordained
Marjorie Bratton, scanned by Ken Jacobs

Church coloured 1906 - 150 w
Coloured Post Card of the Church

AFS 150w
AFS Fire Engine
Pat Hatton, scanned by Ken Jacobs

Pensioners Tea Party 150w
Pensioners Teas (2 photos)
Pat Hatton, scanned by Ken Jacobs

Winteringham Fair Swingboats 150w
Winteringham Fair
Pat Hatton, scanned by Ken Jacobs

West Farm 1 - Oggs 150w
West Farm

Church with cattle - 150w
Winteringham Church from North

WCC cap - early fifties - 150w
Winteringham Cricket Club Cap
Andrew Snowdon

FIELD_FW - 150w
EW Field, photos of headstone, cemetery in Algeria, and uniform as preserved
Andrew and Chris Snowdon

Lighthouse shield 150w
Winteringham Lighthouse Shield
Val Peill

Bus Outing
Val Peill

150w - LORNA'S PICTURES350-20150609-225335
Unknown Occasion
Lorna Tomlinson, scanned by Ken Jacobs

150w - LORNA'S PICTURES FERRY BOAT-20150609-225335
Ferry Boat Inn social
Lorna Tomlinson, scanned by Ken Jacobs

Normanby Hall womens meeting 150w
Normanby Hall Event
Val Peill

Peeps round Winteringham - 150w
Peeps Round Winteringham

Porcelain Tank with village Crest
Sandra Clayton, Ken Jacobs

Noel Buxton 150w
Crossing the Humber on Foot
Sandra Clayton, Ken Jacobs, Britain from Above, Chris Snowdon

NOV 14TH 1931 - Remembrance parade - 150w
Remembrance Parade November 1934
Sandra Clayton, scanned by Ken Jacobs

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Charles Albert Ogg and his brother Harold Ogg
Elaine Harrison


WWI Roll of Honour 150w
Great War, Roll of Honour
Will Maw, photographed by Ken Jacobs

Auction of Mrs Knowles Furniture etc 1899 - 150w
Auction of “Household Effects” from Rectory 1899
Sandra Clayton

Edmund Cordeaux - 150w
Edmund Cordeaux
Sandra Clayton

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In the Marsh
John H Bratton

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In the Snow!
John H Bratton

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The Church in August 1979
John H Bratton

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Upper Whitton Lightship
John H Bratton

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From the Old Railway
John H Bratton

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The Haven
John H Bratton

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The Haven Ash
Photos from the same spot, 34 years apart!

John H Bratton

Humberforeshore1978 - 150w
The Humber Foreshore
Photos from the same spot, 34 years apart!

John H Bratton

Church from Henry Brumbys Garden - 150w
Church in Spring
Sandra Clayton

3 ladies at school - 150w
Schoolteachers 1960
Sandra Clayton

School Road 1930s
Sandra Clayton, scanned by Ken Jacobs

Great Grandad working at ferriby Cliff - 150w
South Ferriby Cliff Quarry
Val Mercer

School Football team - Champions - 150w
School Football Champs!
Leonard Hunsley, scanned by Sandra Clayton

Mel & Pump 1 150w
Parish Pump Rebuilt
Mel Parish rebuilds pump casing 11th May 2013
Photographs by Ken Jacobs

Cement Factory - Lorries 150w
Eastwoods Cement Factory
Leonard Hunsley, scanned by Sandra Clayton
(includes line-up for Queen, lorry in School Road, and a pay packet for December 1957

SANDRA'S SCHOOL PICS 25th July 1928 - 150w
Winteringham School Photos 1928
Leonard Hunsley, via Sandra Clayton, scanned by Ken Jacobs

Margaret Blanchard milk delivery - 150w
Margaret Blanchard (nee Teal) delivers milk in Scunthorpe
Lorna Tomlinson

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Moor and Robson’s deliveries to the Ferry Boat Inn, October 1915
passed on via Lorna Tomlinson

1959 school photo 150w
School Photo 1959
Sandra Clayton

Dinner Staff at Winteringham School 1952 - 150w

School Dinner Staff 1952
Sandra Clayton

School 1977-78 - 150w

School Photo 1978
Sandra Clayton

Margaret Wilson and Marilyn McPhillips 1960 - 150w

School Friends
Lorna Tomlinson, scanned by Ken Jacobs

Ferriby Cement Works 150w 15032013

Cement Works
Lorna Tomlinson, scanned by Ken Jacobs

Bus - Enterprise and Silver Dawn 150w

Mrs Clarke - conductress on Enterprise and Silver Dawn
Mary Fell

Rose Queen 1959 - 150w

Rose Queen 1959
Lorna Tomlinson, scanned by Ken Jacobs

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Village Pump celebrations 1911 and 1977
Lorna Tomlinson, scanned by Ken Jacobs

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Gate End in 1964
Lorna Tomlinson, scanned by Ken Jacobs

School Photo 1955 - 150w

School Leavers 1955
Courtesy of Sandra Clayton

Football team 1930s - 150w

Football Club, about 1930
Newspaper cutting courtesy of Mary Fell

Mr and Mrs Fred Draper - 150w

Mr and Mrs Draper
Newspaper cutting courtesy of Mary Fell


The Unforgiving River
A page full of Winteringham heroes, and rescues!  Click here

Home guard - stationmaster

Rescues and Heroes
A page full of Winteringham heroes, and rescues!

Oil storage tanks - 150w

When Winteringham lost 100 jobs for 9d!

Bernard Hunsley 150w

Bernard Hunsley
Susanne Nash (Bernard’s daughter)

Jessima Waterlow and her grandmother Jane Anne Slingsby, nee Waddingham - 150w

Jessima Waterlow (left) and her grandmother Jane Anne Slingsby
Mary Fell

Market Hill Postcard - 150w

Market Hill - Post card
Mary Fell

Gate End postcard - 150w

Gate End in the 1930s - Post card
Mary Fell

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Winteringham School Photos 1950s
Pat Shipp

Rectory 1863 23122012 150w

The Rectory 1863, by Lewis Carroll (Charles Dodgson)
A “missing” photo comes to light, with thanks to Edward Wakeling

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The Old Post Office
Kindly supplied by Val Peill, and scanned by Ken Jacobs

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Gate End
Kindly supplied by Val Peill, and scanned by Ken Jacobs

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Haven and Boatyard (2 postcards)
Kindly supplied by Val Peill, and scanned by Ken Jacobs

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Two Multi-View Postcards
Kindly supplied by Val Peill, and scanned by Ken Jacobs

National School Plan - 150w

National School - Plan of the School
Drawn to scale by Geoff Greaves, and scanned by Ken Jacobs

National School 150w

National School
Kindly supplied by Mr and Mrs Isherwood, and scanned by Ken Jacobs

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Western Green
Kindly supplied by Val Peill, and scanned by Ken Jacobs

Val's Pics REMEMBRANCE DAY-20121102-001624- 150w

Armistice Day Parade c.1925
Kindly supplied by Val Peill, and scanned by Ken Jacobs

Val's Pics West End-20121102-001624- 150w

West End Maltkiln
Kindly supplied by Val Peill, and scanned by Ken Jacobs


West End Cottages
Kindly supplied by Sandra Clayton, and scanned by Ken Jacobs

Low Burgage Postcard Scan - 150w

Low Burgage 1900s

Winteringham Marriage Register

Burials 1631-1640
Val Peill, Kay Ashberry and Chris Knowles

Boatyard sale - enhanced 150wWinteringham Shipyard for sale!
Kindly supplied by Jane Routh

CHURCH INTERIOR - 150wWinteringham Church decorated for Harvest Festival, 1950s
Kindly supplied by Sandra Clayton
Scanned by Ken Jacobs

1950 SCHOOL PHOTO 150wWinteringham School Photo 1950
Kindly supplied by Sandra Clayton
Scanned by Ken Jacobs

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A Winteringham Burkill bottle
Photographed by Ken Jacobs

WINTERINGHAM CHURCH FETE 1973 - 150w Winteringham Church Fete 1973

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WINTERINGHAM DRAMA GROUP C.1950 22 150w Winteringham Drama Group c. 1950

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Postcard of Haven - 1200 dpi 150wPostcard: Haven and Boatyard

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WI say GoodbyeWI say goodbye to Miss Brown and Miss Malone
Mary Fell
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An Edwardian Diary (It’s gone well beyond the Edwardian period now!)
More extracts from a diary of one of the Burkills from Winteringham - now includes extracts from 1904-1933
Val Peill, by courtesy of Kath Smith
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Boys on bikesWinteringham People of the 1930s
Frank Bray - Frank, Aidan and Joan Harrison
Christine Hammond & Chris Snowdon
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Dorothy Bray's WeddingWinteringham Wedding
Dorothy Bray - 1936
Christine Hammond
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Isle of Axholme, and Atalanta drop passengers at WinteringhamScunthorpe Telegraph article about ferries .... and a later correction!
When the Scunthorpe Telegraph reckoned Atalanta and Isle of Axholme were dropping off ferry -passengers at the Haven .... and their correction!
Andrew Snowdon
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Railway article 1949Scunthorpe Telegraph article 1949  
“Wayfarer” article with direct quotes from Mr Yewdall (engineer), Mr S A Freeman (stationmaster at Winterton with Thealby), Mr Walter Brickell (stationmaster at Normanby Park), & Mr Fred Lee (stationmaster at Winteringham & Whitton)
Andrew Snowdon
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Scunthorpe Telegraph article 1979  
Includes some terrific nuggets of historical information from Aidan Harrison!
Andrew Snowdon
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Winteringham Cricket Club badge
Cricket Club Badge
Andrew Snowdon
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NB: The badge is shown well down the page on the Cricket Club page .... just above an article from the Scunthorpe Telegraph that explains its origins!

Mill Sale Winteringham
Mill to be sold - 1829
Val Peill, scanned by Ken Jacobs
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Haven at Low Tide
The Haven at Low Tide
John Kirk
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Aerial photo circa 1960
Aerial Photo circa 1960
John H Bratton
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Paper Cutting
“Dear Sir” - re the Bay Horse
Val Peill, scanned by Ken Jacobs
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West End and School House Winteringham
West End and School House
Val Peill, scanned by Ken Jacobs
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Burkills at the Nest
Burkills, at “The Nest”
Val Peill, scanned by Ken Jacobs
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Winteringham School 1970s photos
Winteringham School Photos from the 1970s
Val Peill, scanned by Ken Jacobs
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Western Green
Western Green
Val Peill, scanned by Ken Jacobs
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Winteringham CC 1948 Champions
Postcard: School House and Shoemakers Lane
John Kirk
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Winteringham CC 1948 Champions
Champions!  Winteringham Cricket Club 1948
Kindly provided by Jane Harry and scanned by Ken Jacobs
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Cricket bronze badge
Mysterious badge found
Ken Jacobs
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Winteringham Rectory by Freda Rudston Read
Freda Rudston Read’s Winteringham sketches
kindly supplied by John Elverson
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Nelly Robinson
1857 photos of old folk from Winteringham
kindly supplied by John Elverson
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Zinteringhq; Rectory 1857
1857 photo of the Rectory
kindly supplied by John Elverson
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Bill Bent
Norries Ark
newspaper cutting supplied by Valerie Mercer
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Winteringham School 1950-1951
Winteringham Primary School 1950-1951
Sandra Clayton
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Pong Shop
Pong Shop, 1979
John H Bratton
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Barges, 1979
John H Bratton
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Pigsties, 1979
John H Bratton
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Steelworks from Winteringham, 1979
John H Bratton
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Winteringham Chapel 1979
The Chapel, 1979
John H Bratton
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Winteringham Church 31-12-1978
The Church, 31st December 1978
John H Bratton
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School House 31-12-1978
The School House, 31st December 1978
John H Bratton
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The Orchard 1979 by John Bratton
The Orchard, 1979
John H Bratton
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Thomas Frederick Rudston Read
The family tree of Rev TFR Read - here
Photos of Rev TFR Read - here

Kindly supplied and scanned by John Elverson

Thomas Frederick Rudston Read
The life of Rev Thomas Frederick Rudston Read .... by Rev Thomas Frederick Rudston Read!
Kindly supplied, scanned and transcribed by John Elverson
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Winteringham Primary School 1949
Winteringham Primary School 1949
Sandra Clayton
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Winteringham Primary School 1952
Winteringham Primary School 1952
Leonard Hunsley, scanned by Sandra Clayton
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Winteringham Marriage Register
Burials 1801-1810 ..... abortion, scrophula, burning, declines, and an epidemic of measles amongst the village’s children
Val Peill, Kay Ashberry and Chris Knowles
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Mrs Barratt's Boarding School for Young Ladies
An advert for Mrs Barratt’s Boarding School for Young Ladies
Sandra Clayton
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A request from Sarah:   I have been trying to find out where the original manuscript of Adam's 'Private Thoughts' is located, I know that it was translated and edited from the shorthand journal Adam kept and would very much like the opportunity to see that journal if it still exists. Any information you can give me about this would be extremely useful.

1851 Restoration accounts
Winteringham Church - Accounts for the 1851 Restoration
Sandra Clayton
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William Marmion
Detailed photographs of the Marmion effigy in Winteringham Church
Ken Jacobs
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Light Railway Amendment Order 1913
North Lindsey Light Railway Amendment Order 1913
John Kirk
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Winteringham Post card posted in 1943
Winteringham Postcard, posted 20th September 1943, from Winteringham
John Kirk
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Winteringham Church
Winteringham Church - A poem by Agnes Codling
Sandra Clayton
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Rev Charles Knowles
A photo of Rev Charles Knowles
Sandra Clayton
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Bill Bent
A Soldier’s Tale, Part 3
Valerie Mercer
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Winteringham Church

All headstones from the churchyard for which we have photographs (over 200 of them) are now on the site.  Higher resolution photos are available for most of these.

Winteringham National School
Victorian Boys Names in Winteringham

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Winteringham National School
Victorian Girls Names in Winteringham

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Census Icon
1871 Census Facts and Figures

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Census Icon
1891 Census Facts and Figures

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Kelly's Directory
1933 Directory added

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Winteringham WI
WI Entertain Village Children

Kath Burkill/Christine Hammond
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Temperance Hall, Winteringham
Temperance Hall, Methodist Fundraisers

Kath Burkill/Christine Hammond
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Rose Queen, Winteringham c1960
Rose Queen 1960
Kath Burkill/Christine Hammond
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Seat, Almshouses
A new seat outside Almshouses
Kath Burkill/Christine Hammond
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Summer fete Winteringham
A Summer Fete
Kath Burkill/Christine Hammond
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National Scool about 1928
National School about 1928
Val Peill
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John Foster - Poetry Book
John Foster, Shoemaker & Poet
Sandra Clayton
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Cub Scouts
Cub Scouts and the new tent
Val Peill
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Preparing the Pitch
Winteringham Cricket Club - the Croft
John Kirkby
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Winteringham Cricket Club - the players
Winteringham Cricket Club - the Teams
John Kirkby
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Winteringham Cricket Club Dinners
Winteringham Cricket Club - the Dinners
John Kirkby
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Winteringham Haven
More details of boats built in Winteringham
(plus - “Haven” and “Boatbuilding” pages are now separate ones)
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Captain Dudding, Malta, 1904
Captain Dudding Malta 1904

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Winteringham School Infants Class, 1930s
Winteringham School Infants, 1930s
Valerie Mercer
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Brigg Workhouse
Winteringham Overseers of the Poor expenditure examples 1804-1809
Rex Russell, provided by Sandra Clayton
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Winteringham Sports 1907
Winteringham Sports - the grandstand
Valerie Mercer
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Robert Storry Winteringham Curate
Winteringham Curate - Robert Storry

more ... on the Thomas Adam page (for whom he was curate)

John Foster, Winteringham poet
Winteringham Poet of 18th century rediscovered
(John Foster, or Forster, book published 1797 or 1798)
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Potato Picking, Winteringham, 1940
Winteringham Potato Picking circa 1940
Valerie Mercer
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Spring House Winteringham
Winteringham Spring House
Valerie Mercer
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School Play Winteringham 1957
Winteringham School Play 1957
Katharine Willis
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W J Sutton 1957
Winteringham Cricket Club - “Wayfarer” article August 1957, and the new club badge
Sandra Clayton
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Brigg WorkhouseWinterton Poorhouse
Sandra Clayton and Val Peill
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Note: The picture to the left, supplied by Valerie Mercer, is of Brigg Workhouse which superseded Winterton Workhouse in the late 1830s, and to which Winteringham poor were sent from that time onwards.

Circa 1980 Winteringham School Cheque Presentation
Winteringham Primary School cheque presentation about 1980
Sandra Clayton

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Winteringham WI floats for Winterton Show
More WI Floats for Winterton Show
Christine Hammond

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Winteringham School Staff 50th Anniversary 1978
Winteringham Primary School Staff Photo, for the school’s 50th anniversary in 1978
Sandra Clayton

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Winteringham School, Miss Coggan's Class 1957
Miss Coggan’s Class, 1957
Ann Weatherhogg, scanned by Christine Hammond

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Winteringham WI Float - General Hospital
WI Float for Winterton Show - General Hospital
Sandra Clayton

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Valerie and Helen Bent, West End, Winteringham
In West End, 1958
Valerie Mercer, scanned by Jamie Crowston

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Fancy Dress at the Winteringham Chapel Fete 1958
Fancy Dress at the Chapel Fete, 1958
Valerie Mercer, scanned by Jamie Crowston

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Miss Malone's Class, Winteringham School, 1957
Miss Malone’s Class, 1957
Valerie Mercer, scanned by Jamie Crowston

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Winteringham Haven
The Storm of December 1874 - a poem, by Ann Barratt
from research by Kay Ashberry

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NLLR Opening poster
Poster advertising the opening of the NLLR to Winteringham and West Halton
from research by Flyer Robinson

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James Knott
Winteringham man who fought in Boer War
Chris Butler

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Winteringham WI Float
1970s WI Floats for Winterton Show
Sarah Delisle

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Haven postcard
The Haven
Chris Snowdon

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Spring House
Spring House
Chris Snowdon

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Railway Plans 1905
Railway Extension Plans
Sandra Clayton, scanned by Ken Jacobs
In 1905 plans were made to extend the NLLR to Burton Stather to the west and to Barton to the east.  Thanks to Sandra and Ken we can now see these detailed plans of railways that were never built.
Plan 1  Plan 2  Plan 3

Low Burgage
Low Burgage
Kay Ashberry, scanned by Ken Jacobs

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Almshouses Town End Winteringham
Almshouses, circa 1900
Sandra Clayton

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Marsh Lane
In Marsh Lane
Sandra Clayton

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Winteringham Choir 1950s
Winteringham Choir 1950s
Sandra Clayton & Val Peill

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Charles PeaceThe most infamous Victorian Villain was arrested by
A Winteringham National Hero!

The amazing story of PC Edward Robinson, and the villain Charles Peace.  Click here

Maurice Ogg as a young boyBritish Library:Old Folk Songs, sung by Winteringham’s Maurice Ogg, with some learned from other Winteringham people.  Click here

A song called “Air for Maurice Ogg” can be heard on YouTube here.

Winteringham Harvest Home
Winteringham Harvest Home 1862 poster
Sandra Clayton & Val Peill

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National School Announcement 1845
Winteringham National School Announcement
Sandra Clayton

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Katharine and Peter Willis and Margaret Potts
Manor Farm Childhood - Latest Story... “One summer school day”
Katharine Willis

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Rodeo Poem
The Winteringham Rodeo
by Vera Jollands, supplied by Val Peill

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Arthur Teal
Winteringham featured in the Lincolnshire Times 1961
Sandra Clayton

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Z G Yewdall
Z G Yewdall, a man who made his mark on Winteringham!
Charles Parker

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Catalogue page
Manor Farm sale catalogue 1958
Katharine Willis

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Farm Sale icon
The Farm Sale when the Horses were named!
Sandra Clayton

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Manor Farmworkers
Manor Farm photographs
Katharine Willis

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Katharine and Peter Willis, with Margaret Potts
Manor Farm Dairy Cattle
Katharine Willis

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Winteringham School 1950s
Winteringham School Group, 1950s
Katharine Willis

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The Brown familyThe Brown Family
Beverley Lucas

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Cottage in West End, WinteringhamCottage in West End (now demolished)
A beautiful summer day in West End, and enjoying the sun is Mrs Barber.

Photograph supplied by the Barber family, Sandra Clayton and Val Peill
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Christmas Party National School WinteringhamOld folks Christmas Party
The oldest man and oldest woman in the village pull a cracker for the camera in this 1950s photo

Photograph supplied by Sandra Clayton and Val Peill
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At Cleethorpes swimming poolTo the seaside
Off to Cleethorpes in the mid-fifties with the Chapel, and what better way to cool off than at the Cleethorpes Open-air Swimming Pool?

Photograph supplied by Sandra Clayton and Val Peill
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Winteringham Temperance HallTemperance Hall in the 1930s
The latest pic on the site is the Temperance Hall, supplied by Marjorie Bratton, and scanned by Ken
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Local mapMap - showing railways that were never built!
Here’s a map from Flyer that his grandad used for planning his bike rides ... which includes the Winteringham to Barton, and Whitton to Alkborough railways!  Also the main road is shown as Ermine Street to Winterton, then Winteringham Road to Mere Crossroads!
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Alf Simons potato clampingPotato clamping
Alf Simons prepares a potato clamp - one of the latest newspaper cuttings, which also include the Bay Horse and the village pump, supplied by Mary Fell
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Pals 1933When horses ruled the farm ...
Mary Fell’s father-in-law poses with a pair of horses as he ploughs a field in 1933
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High Burgage and CowsHigh Burgage
Chris Snowdon

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Cliff Road 1950s Cliff Road in the 1950s
Julie Armstrong

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Church Postcard Church Postcard
Chris Snowdon

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Maurice BellMaurice Bell’s Croix de Guerre

Val Peill and Sandra Clayton

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Fair Poster 1907 Winteringham Sports and Fair, July 1907
All the details of the events from a poster of the time!

Val Peill and Sandra Clayton

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1851 Guest at the Bay Horse Who is this guest at the Bay Horse in 1851?
... and why do we owe him a debt of gratitude from then?

Linda Griffiths explains all ...

Charles William Burkill's handwriting exerciseHandwriting from the 19th century
Mary Fell has sent us some handwriting by Charles William Burkill, from 1860, and from Mary Jane Robinson from 1871.
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Winteringham Pong Shop“The Pong Shop”
Ken Jacobs
Ken has recorded Winteringham’s iconic Pong Shop for posterity
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West End Winteringham“New” postcard of West End
Les Burkill provides us with a wonderful winter view of West End.  Kindly scanned by Ken Jacobs
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High Burgage WinteringhamThree “New” postcards of High Burgage
Les Burkill provides us with wonderful views of the Ferry Boat Inn, the Primitive Chapel and Edwin Bray’s shop in old postcards of High Burgage.  Kindly scanned by Ken Jacobs
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Winteringham Marriage RegisterRose/Waddingham Family Research
Sue Kerrawn is looking for people who may be researching the Rose - Waddingham families of Winteringham
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Ralph HarrisonRalph Harrison - the man who handled 1 million a month
Our “latest” newspaper cutting!
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Sir Thomas LiptonWhat has a postcard of Sir Thomas Lipton to do with Winteringham?
Strangely ... possibly the best weekend ever in the village!
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Low Burgage Post CardLow Burgage Postcard
Looking north from Gate End
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Old Barn, Ferry Lane WinteringhamFerry Lane Barn
Ken was invited to record all aspects of the barn in Ferry Road shortly before demolition ...
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Demolition Pictures

National SchoolNational School Interior
The inside of the National School, when it was used as a village events venue
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West End Boys
West End Boys
Kindly supplied by Marjorie Bratton and scanned by Ken Jacobs
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Winteringham Football Team 1946
Football Team 1946
Kindly supplied by Val Peill and scanned by Ken Jacobs
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Winteringham School Group 1960
School Groups from 1955 & 1960, Sports Day 1974
Two more School Group photos added, courtesy of David Hatton, named by Val Peill, and scanned by Ken Jacobs
1955 School Group
1960 School Group
1974 Sports Day

CoOp van in High Burgage
Latest Old Photos and Post Cards!
More photos and postcards from Marjorie Bratton, scanned by Ken Jacobs
The Co-op Butcher’s van in High Burgage
The Haven

HMS Vanity - Winteringham's Warhip
HMS Vanity - Winteringham’s Warship
HMS Vanity was adopted by Winteringham in Warship Week 1941.  The son of the radar operator on the ship has now got in touch to try to find out more about “our” ship.
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Brumby Family
Mary Brumby’s Fantastic Maths Books
When Mary Brumby was working out her maths, and shopping lists, little could she have known how intriguing they would be 95 years later ... or that her work would be visible to people round the globe!
shopping lists; maths

School Road Winteringham in the 1950s
School Road Winteringham in the 1950s, looking north
Our latest photograph, from Geoff Greaves and Ken Jacobs

Winteringham Intermediate football team
Can you name any of the Winteringham intermediate football team from 1946-7?
Rol Button names the lot!

Planting a tree at the schoolPhotos of the 1970s & 1980s
Vicky Cameron, who lived in Western Green in the 1970s & 1980s, has noticed that we have few photos from that era on the websites. There must be many photos from those years that would be of interest to Vicky, and all our visitors. Have you any that we could have on the site?  You’d make Vicky’s day!

Flyer Robinson at Winteringham 6
‘A Winteringham Boyhood’
The latest reminscences of a Winteringham boyhood in the 1950s and 60s by Flyer Robinson  more...

The Swell
Whatever happened to the “Swell”
No-one seemed to know what had happened to this beautiful steam drifter built at Winteringham - until Flyer did some research...


George William Green
The Green Brothers
by Patricia Green

The tragic story of the Silver Street family who lost two brothers in the Great War, and a third brother became a prisoner of war ...

Winteringham section, Lincolnshire Times 18th June 1949
‘Lincolnshire Times 1949’
by John Kirk

When my aunt gave me my grandfather’s chest, look what was inside!

Robert Bratton born in Winteringham 1846
Robert Bratton
Tina Veall

Tina’s photo of Robert Bratton, has now been added to the “Bratton” page with further details

Dinah Shaw
‘More Burkill photographs - Dinah Shaw’
by John Bosnell


Tracks and waggons at Winteringham
‘David Harrison’s Winteringham memories’
David remembers Jim Sewell, an invitation onto the footplate of an engine at Winteringham Station, and playing cricket in the Croft ...  more...

Percy Hall
Percy Hall
Mary Fell
Mary remembers Percy Hall and his brother Reginald who was killed during the Second World War.

Frank Brown headstone Bailleul France
Frank Brown information
Pamela Jean Sellers, grand daughter of Maud Brown
We had no information on Winteringham soldier Frank Brown, a fallen hero of the Great War.  Until Pam Sellers contacted us  ...

Winteringham Church postcard
Beautiful Church postcard added
A wonderful post card of Winteringham Church featuring 4 villagers ...

Ferry Lane
‘That Reminds Me! ... 2’
Memories of Old Winteringham stirred by some of Ken’s modern photographs

Ferry Boat Inn Winteringham
19th Century Poem about the Ferry Boat ...
The bells ... the bells ...

NLLR Directors Report 1919
‘NLLR Directors Report for AGM 1920’
The accounts, railways owned and projected etc for the NLLR in 1919, for the AGM of 1920
by kind permission of

NLLR letter from Winteringham, 1909
‘A letter from Winteringham Station...’
It’s 1909, and Zachariah Yewdall writes to Sam Fay, General Manager of the Great Central...  by kind permission of

Orchard Close
‘That Reminds Me!’
Memories of Old Winteringham stirred by some of Ken’s modern photographs

Neuf Marche wayside chapel
A 300 year-old mystery
Dr Stukely posed us a Winteringham mystery almost 300 years ago ... To what was he referring?  Where in Winteringham was it?


Winteringham Church from the Hill
The Church from the Hill
Our latest acquisition of old postcards


Spencer Wedding
The Spencer family of Winteringham & Winterton

Jill Floyd

Herbert Porkess
Herbert Porkess
A photo of this Winteringham gentleman
Chris Snowdon

Homes and Haunts of Henry Kirke White
‘Homes and Haunts of Henry Kirke White’
Scans of the “Winteringham” pages of this book, published in 1908
scans of the pages (not searchable for words)
transcriptions of the pages (searchable for words)

Winteringham School Canteen
‘Dining in’
A well-loved building in Winteringham holds fascinating memories ... is one of them your’s?

Winteringham Cricket ClubBrocklesby enquire after our cricket scorebooks
Richard Bedwell on behalf of Brocklesby Cricket Club, would be interested in scorebooks of games between Winteringham and Brocklesby, especially pre-1948.  If you know the whereabouts of ANY of the Winteringham scorebooks, please contact us.

Brocklesby Park CC site

Walnut Farm Cottage Well
’Well, Well, Well!’
A well is discovered at Walnut Farm Cottage as the roof is completed...

Cartwheel Penny
Will this Cartwheel Penny forever hold its Winteringham secret?

Cleethorpes Pier
’Flyer’s Family Album of days out in Cleethorpes’
left: When the UK’s current shortest seaside pier, was almost a quarter of a mile long!

Old Boot from Walnut Farm Winteringham
Walnut Farm renovation - latest ...

NOW ... More information on the boot!  Update!
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Winteringham Warehouse
Looking for Grasby, or Grassby information
Fay Colmer is looking for information about the Grasby, or Grassby family of Winteringham.  Can you help?
Contact Us

Winteringham Video Archive
Low Burgage & the Haven 1970 - film

See Low Burgage still with Maltkiln, weighbridge Office, railway gates, the Warehouse, ... and the Haven with the remnants of the Railway Wharf ... all from almost 40 years ago!

The Anson
Winteringham’s Transported Convicts
Marlene Walters
Marlene has sent us more details of the unfortunate Winteringham men who were transported to the other side of the world

Lincolnshire YeomanryPostcard of the Lincolnshire Yeomanry, featuring, and sent by, a Winteringham War Hero 100 years ago
Andrew Snowdon & Aidan Harrison
For details of Elias William Field, click here

Elias W Field Winteringham Soldier of the Great War
Winteringham War Hero, from the Ferry Boat Inn
Andrew Snowdon & Aidan Harrison
Photos of Elias William Field, one of the men commemorated on the Winteringham War Memorial

Winteringham Cricket Club
Winteringham Cricket Club Photos
Andrew Snowdon & Aidan Harrison
The Winteringham Cricket Club team in its cup-winning heyday!

Winteringham Home Guard
More names added
Andrew Snowdon
Andrew names this Winteringham Railwayman in the Home Guard photo, provides us with a date and further names for the football team photo, and spots his mother and uncle in the National School photos.

Winteringham Church from West
High detail postcard added
We have a new version of this postcard on the site, showing Winteringham Church from the West.

Winteringham Railway at War
Winteringham Railway at War
Chris Snowdon
What was the role of the railway at Winteringham during the Second World War.  Chris reveals all - or almost all!

Winteringham Stationmaster's House
Winteringham Stationmaster’s House
Flyer Robinson
Flyer describes in great detail the stationmaster’s house as he knew it in the 1950s.  A wonderful description of every part of the house and gardens!

Winteringham Marriage Register
Looking for Gunson information
Alan Gunson is looking for specific information about the Gunson family of Winteringham.  Can you help?

Winteringham Earlsgate Farm Postcard
Earlsgate Farm Postcard
Supplied by Harry Wells
Harry provides us with this view of West End in yesteryear

Bernard Hunsely
Final Resting Place of Winteringham Hero
We believe this to be the final resting place of Bernard Hunsley from the Winteringham War Memorial.

Winteringham Railway in Operation
Winteringham Railway in Everyday Operation
by Ken Jacobs, and Mrs Corney
A fantastic photo showing the Winteringham line as it was when passenger trains still ran.

Winteringham Station
Lazarus the Rabbit and I - both in a stew!
by Chris Snowdon
We’re looking for personal memories of the railway at Winteringham.  Do you have memories relating to our railway?

Low Burgage Winteringham
affectionately remembered by Kathleen Phillips

Ogg Research
Ogg Family Genealogy...
Research by Elaine Harrison (Ogg) on the Ogg framily of Winteringham


Parish Registers
Frow Researchers...
Carol Rollin is looking for other researchers into the Frow family of Winteringham, Winterton and Appleby.


Elias William Field PlaquePlaque Commemorating Elias William Field
Chris and Andrew Snowdon reveal plaque to Winteringham Great War hero.


Herbert PorkessHerbert Porkess, a Winteringham Character
affectionately remembered by Chris Snowdon.  Now updated with information from Roger Porkess.

Winteringham Ann Barratt's Poem Side 1Winteringham poem “comes home”
Poem written by Winteringham’s Ann Barratt to Queen Victoria


Bonnie looks for Winteringham Sutton information ...

Mists of War 1917
Winteringham war hero killed after order cancelling attack fails to come through ...

Meggitt Cottage, WinteringhamMeggitt Cottage
Thanks to Val Peill and a member of the Ladley family, we now have a photograph of Meggitt Lane Cottage ...


Dick Turpin
His Winteringham connections ...

Lewis Carroll
The missing Winteringham photos from the man who wrote Alice in Wonderland ...

Railway Wharf 1965Fire!
Chris Snowdon almost made a fortune helping to put out a fire at Winteringham Haven ...


Winterton SchoolHappy Days
Are you on Flyer Robinson’s school photo?


Winteringham, Stanley Routh Winteringham in the Twenties
Stanley Routh’s account of the village eighty years ago.


Triple yolk eggWinteringham Recipe for Sunday Breakfast...
Chris Snowdon’s whimsical recipe for a classic Winteringham Sunday breakfast back in the fifites ... including instructions about the ‘divi’ at the Co-op! (Parish Council site)


in December Days of

December - Winteringham’s “month of the great and the good”

1st December 1848
The Hull Packet reported: The neighbourhood of Winteringham, near Barton, was thrown into a painful state of excitement last week, in consequence of two men, named James Moore and Paterson Everett, having left Weighton lock, on the Yorkshire side, with a cargo of pots, for Winteringham, and not having since been heard of.  It blew hard from the S.W. at the time the boat left Weighton lock, and there is every reason to believe that the men must have met with a watery grave, as the mainsail and foresail of the boat have since been picked up.  Everett was a Winterton man, and has left a wife and two children, and Moore, who was a widower, has left seven children totally unprovided for.  GOLD-DUSTER. Open boat formerly used by Humber watermen for boarding ships coming into the river and taking ropes ashore when going into dock. The hull was clinker-built with plumb stem, sharp stern, very small sheer. ...

1st December 1910
On this day in 1910, the North Lindsey Light Railway was extended to Whitton.  The line had been open as far as Winteringham for over three years.  Once the Whitton 'branch' was opened there were three passenger trains each way per day - with only two of those going to and returning from Whitton.

1st December 1911
The village pump was officially opened at Town End, to celebrate the coronation of King George V.

2nd December 1672
Nathaniel Warde's probate inventory values his worldly goods at the enormous sum of 481/3/8!  He had 45 "horssis both ould and younge" which at 108 value were the highest valued item.

2nd December 1679
George Hegginbotham's probate inventory was for a more modest, but still healthy 49-0-10.  In the house he had a "Holland" table cloth valued at 10s, and among his possessions outside were a "browne" mare and a "gray" mare.

2nd December 1702
Henry Hill was a husbandman, and most of his wealth in his probate inventory was in his animals and crops.  However, he had the enormous sum of 40 in ready money, amounting to about a quarter of his wealth!

2nd December 1713
John Williamson was another husbandman, and his probate inventory list items worth over 217.  Chief amongst his are his "stears" cows, calves sheep and horses.  He also had two waggons valued at a total of 8.

2nd December 1897
Brigg Rural District Council were shown a map suggesting that 220 yards of land had been washed away near Sluice Lane [close to the modern cement factory].  It was decided to form a committee to see what could be done about the road.

3rd December 1858
The Hull Packet reported: The other day, four ladies, a mother and three daughters, took tea together, whose united ages amounted to 295; the age of the mother being 94, and the daughters’ were 62, 69, and 72 respectively.

3rd December 1933
Bratton and Wilson started new butchery

4th December 1906
The annual missionary meeting was held in the National Schoolroom.  The amounts given in the missionary boxes of Miss D Poole, Miss Waddingham, Mrs Longley, Harry Altoft, Miss Burkill, Mrs Clark, Mrs Ogg, Mrs Dickinson, Fred Thorpe, churchings, other small amounts, and money collected at the close of the meeting totalled 5 14s 1d.

4th December 1906
Mr Smith, carrier, was driving his bus and pair, laden with passengers and luggage from the Sluice Packet when the hub of one of the rear wheels collapsed, but was noticed in time to prevent a serious accident.  Passengers were accommodated by other carriers or "shanks's pony."

4th December 1915
George Burkill was killed in action.  He was a crew member of HMS Penelope.

5th December 1794
On this day in 1794, the following notice appeared in the Stamford Mercury:
"Winteringham Intended Enclosure
The proprietors of the unenclosed parts of the parish of Winteringham are requested to meet at the house of Mr George Bell in Winteringham aforesaid, on Wednesday the Seventeenth day of December, Instant, at Ten O'clock in the Morning to take into consideration the expediency of applying to Parliament the next session, for an Act for enclosing the same."

5th December 1907
Edmund Cordeaux in his mid-nineties had three finger ends severed from his left hand whilst assisting a winch at the unloading of grain at the West End Maltkiln.

6th December 1887
An entertainment of songs and readings was given in the Temperance Hall by the Church workers.  Proceeds to the Churchwardens Fund.

6th December 1924
Jim Sewell had his foot severed in a farming accident

6th December 1938
Mr Smith left Bay Horse.  Lupton came up from London.

6th December 1941
Scunthorpe Warship Week opened, with the intention to increase the sums raised from 210,000 (cost of the hull of the Vanity) to 700,000 (the entire cost of the destroyer!

7th December 1838
The Hull Packet reported: Barton – A large party of gentlemen farmers dined together at the White Lion Inn, Barton, on Monday last, when a silver salver, value 50, was presented to Mr Burkhill, of Winteringham, as a manifestation of the respect borne towards him for his upright and honourable conduct in the capacity of corn-merchant.

7th December 1898
Mark Booth, a butcher from Sheffield, married Lillian Hall, daughter of Winteringham blacksmith Jason Hall

7th December 1899
The Cornishman newspaper noted that the foot of Her Majesty [Victoria] was outlined on the quay at St Michael's Mount, Buddha had one on the summit of Adam's Peak, Ceylon [Sri Lanka] .... and Henry Kirke White had his foot outline on Winteringham Church!

8th December 1864
On this day in 1864, a handbill was printed:
Whereas Mr Henry Barker of Burton-on-Stather, Mr William Chapman of Winteringham and Mr John Scarbrough of Winteringham, members of the Association [an Incendiary Fire Association] have received, from some person or persons unknown, letters threatening to set fire to their property."

8th December 1807
Bridget Vessey Wife of William of Malton, Yorkshire Waterman Died Dec 8 Buried Dec 11 Age 23
Mary Vessey Daughter of the said William Vessey Died Dec 8 Buried Dec 11 Age 3
Anne Vessey Daughter of the said William Vessey Died Dec 8 Buried Dec 11 Age 1
The mother & her Children perished from the severity of the weather on the sand opposite the Harbour having been first obliged to quit her Husbands vessell, which was drivn on shore the preceeding night. L Grainger Curate

8th December 1919
Diraist noted that there was a motor tractor on farm.

9th December 1881
At Winterton Petty Sessions, one of the cases heard was that of Mark Reed, of Winteringham, for being at such a distance from his cart as to have no control over the horse, paid 5s 6d costs, and the case was withdrawn.

10th December 1694
Thomas Walker's probate inventory shows that he was worth 63, but he owed various people sums of money amounting to over 16.  Many of those he owed money to were Quakers.

11th December 1658
Judging by his probate inventory, published this day, draper Robert Blansherd was an extremely rich man, being worth almost 350!    Apart from his valuable cloth for his trade, he also owned three pack horses, valued at 10.

11th December 1673
Thomas Sharpe's probate inventory details one waggon and one waine with plough and ploughgeer, plus a waine and waine geer.  His crops valued at 56 were easily his most valuable asset.

11th December 1854
The Hull Packet reported: FATAL WRECKS ON THE HUMBER

Returning home from Barton, on Wednesday afternoon, my attention was arrested by the appearance of three weather-beaten sailors, who had been driven into the place in a spring-cart, and who had evidently been "roughing it", to all intents and purposes, in the gale which burst over the coast at an early hour that morning.  One of them was attired in a thick light overcoat, the bright brass button son which told that it had formerly belonged to some coachman or servant in a gentleman’s family, and had been lent by some kindly hand.  Another was provided with a thick, warm overcoat, such as sailors do not generally wear; and all three had a haggard and worn appearance.  Following them into the train, their conversation soon turned on the gale, which had now subsided, but which, during the short time it lasted, was described to have been the “awfullest” that has been witnessed on the Humber for many years past.  From the remarks that were made, and which enlisted the sympathy of all the other persons in the compartment, it seemed that no less than 34 small vessels had been driven on the Lincolnshire shore by the furious gale, and that several lives had been lost, whilst the survivors who so narrowly escaped had endured terrible suffering during the bitterly cold morning. A large carrying trade is done between Hull and places on the rivers Ouse and Trent by means of ketches, keels and other craft of that description; and these are frequently towed up the the stream by small steam tugs, until they are enabled to make their own way in the less rapid currents of the tributaries of the Humber.  About three o’clock on Wednesday morning four of these vessels, in tow to the tug “Wards,” left Hull, the weather at that time being comparatively favourable, though a rather stiff breeze was blowing from the northward.  The Sarah, belonging to Mr. Samuel Lee of Gunthorpe, near Nottingham, was laden with 1,500loaves of sugar, 18 tons of linseed cake, and 190 quarters of barley; the L’Orient, owned by Mr. Wm. Cook of Hull, had on board 140 quarters of wheat, 100 quarters of barley, and 90 tons of super-phosphate; and the Ocean, belonging to Mr. John Thomas Weightson, of North Muscombe, and the Newark Castle, of Newark, were laden with linseed.  Soon after five o’clock the wind increased to a gale, and it was with considerable difficulty that the tug could make way against the heavy wash of the river.  The L’Orient was the first ketch in the tug’s wake, and my informant, whose name is Wilson, states that the waves completely swept the deck of his vessel for a considerable distance.  The Sarah came next, having on board William Mitchell, captain, and Charles Sanders as mate, so it appears that though the crew consists of only two men, they have these distinctive titles.  The Ocean had also two married men on board, and their wives were asleep in bed at the time of starting, though in consequence of the rough weather they had hurriedly thrown on a few garments and hastened on deck.  In the Newark Castle was Captain Swanwick, his wife, and little daughter (the latter being aged about nine years), and also a mate and his wife and child.  At half-past five o’clock the hurricane burst in its full force, and the line of crafts was then abreast of Winteringham Lights, on the Lincolnshire side.  Great surprise was expressed at the tug keeping so close to the lee shore, though as the men remarked, they were entirely under the control of the steamer which was towing them.  Just at this point, and without the slightest warning, the tow-rope of the tug was slipped, and, without waiting to see the fate of the four ketches, it appears she steamed off, leaving the poor men and women in the little crafts entirely at the mercy of the storm!  The strain of the leading rope having been removed, the ketches, to use the language of the men, were “all of a heap,” bumping together, and on the mud bottom, like shells upon the waves.  Had they struck upon rocks instead of mud they must have been dashed to pieces: and as it was, the boats began to make water rapidly.  The L’Orient was the first to go down, and Wilson only managed to clutch the gunwale of the Ocean, and thus escaped with his life, being pulled on deck by the men on board.  At this time there were four men, two women, and a child on the Ocean; and Mitchell and Sanders, seeing the difficulty of their position, jumped overboard from the Sarah, as she swung round upon the mud-bank, and succeeded in scrambling ashore.  They had no ropes with which to render any assistance to those still on the river, so, adopting the maxim that “necessity is the mother of invention,” the cut away the lamp halyards of the Winteringham Lights, and after much difficulty succeeded in making it fast to one of the ketches.  The Ocean had by this time gone down, and Wilson was again overboard, but succeeded in drawing himself into a small boat, into which Captain Swanwick’s little girl was put.  But the boat was soon filled, and its occupants “swilled” out; and in the struggle for life Wilson found it impossible to save the child.  She was, however, brought ashore by one of the men of the L’Orient, but though she breathed once or twice after getting to land she died in a very few minutes.  Her father and mother were subsequently drawn by a rope through the waves and mud and reached land in a thoroughly exhausted condition; the woman being totally unable to stand, and quite unconscious.  It was quite an hour and a-half before the whole of the party were brought ashore, the women having been hauled in first, with the other child who, though suffering severely from exposure, is likely to recover.  They were now quite two miles from any place where either warmth or refreshment could be obtained, and the men, taking off their overcoats, wet as they were, wrapped the unfortunate females in them, as some little protection from the rain and nipping, cold wind.  There is a little shed under the legs of the lights, and here, for more than two hours, the party huddled together, until daylight should come to their assistance.  They had then to cross a country intersected by dykes and ditches for nearly a mile, till they came to any road, the men carrying the almost lifeless body of Mrs. Swanwick till they discovered a wheelbarrow in one of the fields, and which they afterwards utilised as a conveyance for her.  On reaching the highway one of the men hurried forward to the village of Wintringham and obtained a spring cart, in which the party ultimately reached the village, and were treated with the utmost kindness by the inhabitants.  The Rev. C. Knowles, the esteemed rector of the Parish, was one of the first on the scene, and rendered most valuable assistance in supplying the men and women with dry clothes, and otherwise caring for their immediate wants.  Meanwhile, the sailors dried their clothes in a malt kiln in the village, and Captain and Mrs Swanwick were put to bed at the inn, in a very precarious condition.  The inhabitants generally exerted their utmost efforts to render what little assistance they possibly could to the poor castaways, and their conduct in this respect was spoken of in terms of gratitude by the men in the railway carriage.  On the other hand, they did not scruple to deprecate in forcible language the inhumanity of the crew of the steam-tug who, had they stood by them, might have rescued their lives , and very probably got the ketches into a place of safety on the river.  No doubt we may hear more of this before the matter is finished with.

During the same morning a number of small vessels were driven ashore, and it is said thirty-four in all may be seen resting on the Lincolnshire side of the river, between Hull and Goole.  The market boat, which plys [sic] being [sic] Hull and Barton, was driven high and dry upon the fields, on the western side of Barrow Haven, and her crew succeeded in finding their way home, leaving the vessel safe on terra firma.  When daylight dawned the keel Alert, belonging to Messrs. Saner & Co., of Hull, laden with bricks, which had been moored near to one of the jetties, at Barrow Haven, was found ashore, having dragged her anchor a considerable distance.  Her crew, consisting of the master, Henry Hutchinson, and his mate, were missing, and it is almost beyond doubt that both were washed overboard and drowned.  The cargo has been transferred to another vessel and the Alert was floated off with last night’s tide.  At Ferriby Sluice three keels, laden with linseed, sank during the gale, and their cargoes were destroyed, though I have yet been unable to ascertain whether or not any loss of life has occurred.

December 11th 1924
Diarist reports: Putting Telephone in Syd Dawsons, Cox, Skeltons, Buttons, Sharmans, Mrs Sewells, J Burkills

December 11th 1939
"I have received notice today, that at the beginning of next term, that is after Christmas Holidays, all the children of this school who had attained the age of Eleven Years or over on 1st Sept of this year, will in future attend the Senior School at Winterton. This school will then be organised for Junior & Infant children only."

12th December 1885
The monthly meeting of the Winteringham Working Men's Liberal Association was held on Saturday evening [12-12-1885], Mr W. N. Marshall presiding.  Letters were read by the hon. sec. (Mr Beacock) from Sir Henry Meysey-Thompson and Lady Thompson thanking the members of the association for their exertions in securing the election of Sir Henry by such a large majority.

12th December 1906
Plans submitted to Goole Rural Council for the ralway between Fockerby and Winteringham

12th December 1907
"Leading residents" have asked that morning letters should come by rail, rather than road.

12th December 1907
A billiards handicap competition in the reading room, was won by A Sutton, with L Sutton as runner up, and S Dawson in third spot.

13th December 1722
Thomas Sharp's probate inventory is light on detail.  However, he had 400 in cash!

14th December 1826
Meeting re: repairs to Church; those deemed necessary included the floor being raised, the roof needing major restoration, the walls to be re-plastered, the modern sash windows to be removed and replaced with proper stone ones, and the galleries to be removed;

14th December 1920
The "Swell" an admiralty steam drifter built at Winteringham boatyard, was transferred to the Fishing Board for Scotland, Edinburgh, for disposal.

14th December 2006
Announcement - Bryan Budd to be given posthumous VC

14th December 1667
John Simpson's probate inventory lists many household goods.  He also had four bacon flicks, seven stocks of bees, 6 cattle, a cock and two hens.

14th December 1826
Meeting re: repairs to Church; those deemed necessary included the floor being raised, the roof needing major restoration, the walls to be replastered, the modern sash windows to be removed and replaced with proper stone ones, and the galleries to be removed

14th December 1883
It was reported that George Hookham was fined 5s for having unjust measures on the premises.

14th December 2006
Announcement - Bryan Budd to be given posthumous VC

15th December 1714
In Thomas Ferris' probate inventory, he had listed the unusual "glass case."  A sack of malt was valued at 13 shillings, and ten poultry at 5/6d

15th December 1876
Rev Charles Knowles wrote to the Stamford Mercury to point out that a document detailing money spent on church building and restoration since 1840, had omitted that spent on Winteringham Church.  He stated that in the years 1849, 1850, and 1857 the sum of 1,272-8s-6d had been spent on Winteringham's All Saints building.

15th December 1882
"The Oiled Feather" - a service of song - was given in the Temperance Hall.

15th December 1927
The new village policeman, PC Cherryman, moved to the village

16th December 1804
Henry Kirke White's letter to his mother re the kindness of Lorenzo Grainger and his wife whilst HKW was ill. "Since I wrote to you last I have been rather ill, having caught cold, which brought on a slight fever. Thanks to excellent nursing, I am now pretty much recovered, and only want strength to be perfectly re-established. Mr Grainger is himself a very good physician, but when I grew worse, he deemed it necessary to send for a medical gentleman from Barton; so that, in addition to my illness, I expect an apothecary's bill.  This, however, will not be a very long one, as Mr Grainger has chiefly supplied me with drugs.  It is judged absolutely necessary that I should take wine, and that I should ride.  It is with great reluctance that I agree to incur these additional expenses, and I shall endeavour to cut them off as soon as possible.  Mr and Mrs Grainger have behaved like parents to me since I have been ill: four and five times in the night has Mr. G. come to see me; and had I been at home, I could not have been treated with more tenderness and care. Mrs Grainger has insisted on me drinking their wine, and was very angry when I made scruples; but I cannot let them be at all this additional expence [sic] - in some way or other I must pay them, as the sum I now give, considering the mode in which we are accommodated, is trifling. Mr Grainger does not keep a horse, so that I shall be obliged to hire one; ..."

16th December 1960
Railway wharf set alight on Haven, allowing most of the structure there to become unsafe.

17th December 1748
Mordecai Westoby was a mercer and a leading Quaker in the village.  His probate inventory values his estate at 149-2-11.  Among the more unusual items is listed a clock, a silver tankard, three seeing glasses, and an iron grate worth 1s 6d.  He had rents due or received of 31-6-0.

17th December 1874
Inquest into the death of Ann Swanwick held at the Bay Horse.  Ann was a nine year old girl, daughter of the Captain of the ketch Ocean, which was being towed by a tug along with five other vessels.  The tug cut the tow rope, and the vessels were cast adrift, crashing into one another in a storm, and in some cases sinking.  Ann was in the water or soaking-wet out of it, for three hours and died of exposure.  The tug captain, Philip Northorpe, was found guilty of manslaughter by the inquiry and was committed to Lincoln Assizes.  (He was also found guilty when appearing at the Assizes during 1875, and was imprisoned for four months with hard labour).

17th December 1905
Station roof going on

18th December 1849
James Har(d)greaves, a convict from Winteringham, married fellow convict Elizabeth George in Tasmania.

18th December 1921
Marsh Farm flooded. The bank burst at Ferriby Sluice and Winteringham.  The carpenters shop was washed away, and three houses on Station Road were underwater, as were parts of the railway.  Read's Island was swamped and about 20 sheep rumoured to be drowned.

19th December 1918
Diarist .... Turkeys sold .... 2/- per lb

20th December 1878
At Winterton Petty Sessions, Henry Gibson of Wintertingham was fined 1s with 6s 6d costs for riding without reins.

20th December 1905
John Storm was fined 2s 6d with 4s 6d costs for having no control of a horse and cart in the village.

20th December 1905
Wilson Howden of Winteringham was fined 1s with 4s 6d costs for having no name on his milk cans

21st December 1600s, 1700s
The final day of parishioners being able to have their stock on the common.  The commons would "reopen" on 1st May.

21st December 1823 and 1824
William Ingram was born on this day in 1823 ... and his brother Thomas was born on the same date exactly one year later!

22nd December 1915
William Elias Field died of his injuries sustained on the troopship “Mercian” after being attacked by a German submarine in November.  He was the husband of Mary Ellen Field, Ferry Boat Inn

22nd December 1924
Edmund Bickell, former schoolmaster at the National School, and Village Postmaster died aged 92.

22nd December 1927
Motor accident at Gate End

23rd December 1785
The following notice appeared in the Stamford Mercury:

To be Peremptorily SOLD by AUCTION
At his Great Room in Pall Mall, on THURSDAY the Second of February next, at One o'Clock
A MOST VALUABLE AND DESIRABLE FREEHOLD ESTATE, consisting of the Royalty or Manor of WINTERINGHAM with Court Leet and Court Baron Fines, Immunities, Quit Rents, &c. containing TWO THOUSAND TWO HUNDRED AND TWENTY-ACRES of Rich ARABLE, MEADOW and PASTURE LAND, entirely Compact, divided, subdivided, and surrounded by full-grown Quickset Fences, and all requisite and necessary BUILDINGS in excellent Repair, and the Land in high Culture, the Property of
The late EARL of SCARBOROUGH, deceased.
The Estate is divided into several Eligible FARMS, and let to most unexceptionable Tenants at Will, at old and very low Rents amounting to
NINETEEN HUNDRED POUNDS per Annum, but capable of very considerable Improvements, situate in the most desirable Part of Lincolnshire, having an extensive View of the River Humber and the Yorkshire Wolds, and esteemed one of the most eligible Estates, for its Size, in the Kingdom.
Further Information, and printed Particulars, may be had of Mr GEORGE TENNYSON, of Market Raisin; or Mr BASSETT, of Glentworth, in the County of Lincoln; and either of them will divest a proper Person to shew the Estate.  Also printed Particulars may be had at the Angel Inns, Lincoln and Doncaster; at the Post Houses, Glamford Bridges, Barton, Grimsby, and Louth; at Garraway's Coffee House, and in Pall Mall.

24th December 1264
Sir William Marmion summoned to Rebel Parliament.

24th December 1884
The following appeared in the Hull Packet:

On the 15th August, 1802, Edward Clarvis, parish clerk, died at the moment he said "Amen" at the close of a marriage ceremony in this church.

There were two old ladies living here in 1858 whose united ages equalled 190 years.  One of them was so active that she could walk four or five miles without difficulty, and the eyesight of the other was so good that she could read small print and do fine sewing without the aid of spectacles.

Mrs Anne James, the old lady alluded to in the preceding paragraph as able to see and read without spectacles, died in August, 1859, aged 95.  She was thrice married.  She was the bride at whose marriage with George Sargent, her second husband, the parish clerk, Edward Clarvis, fell dead in the church.  Her first husband died of consumption,, the second of brain fever, and the third was drowned.  She was a widow about 60 years.  During fifty years of her widowhood she occupied the Ferry House Inn, and rented the old ferry between Winteringham and Brough.  The only child who survived her was a daughter in her 72nd year.  She was followed to the grave by ten of her great-grandchildren.

The advowson of the living of Winteringham was sold by auction in 1835 to the Rev J.C.R. Reed, of Frickley Hall, Yorks, for the large sum of 6,050.

It is a remarkable fact that ten beautiful stained glass windows were placed in Winteringham Church in one year - 1860 - viz., two by the Rev T.F.R. Reed, the then rector, one of which was to the memory of his son, and the other of the Rev Thomas Adams, author of "Private Thoughts on Religion" and "An Exposition of St. Matthew," and who was rector of the parish from 1726 to 1744. [sic - this should have stated 1784].  Two by John Scarborough, Esq., in memory of members of his family, one to the memory of Rev S Knight (who succeeded the Rev F. [sic] Adams and of the Rev Lorenzo Grainger, who was curate over 30 years; and the other in memory of the youthful poet, Henry Kirke White, who studied with Mr Grainger in 1804-5.  It was a graceful act of Mr Westoby's to place this memorial window in the church where White frequently worshipped - as graceful as the tribute which the American gentleman, Mr Francis Booth, paid when he caused a tablet to be erected to his memory in All Saints Church, Cambridge.  It is pleasant to know that an Englishman, as well as an American, were alike affected with the touching story of White's life, that they equally admired his genius, and that each of them "raised a fond memorial to his fame."

Some years ago there was living at Winteringham a man who had wheeled a barrow seven miles a day, Sundays excepted, for 30 years.  A common calculation will show that he had wheeled his barrow over 65,000 miles!

There is a tomb in the church here which is traditionally called "Marmion's tomb," and tacked to this tradition is the fanciful idea, that it is the very tomb of Sir Walter Scott's immortal hero.  Unfortunately there is not any foundation for this poetical supposition.  In a not to "Marmion," published in 1008 [sic - should read 1808], the author states "Lord Marmion, the principal character of the romance, is entirely a fictitious personage."  The manor of Wintringham once belonged to the Marmions, and tradition may be right in assigning this tomb to a member of the family; but as Sir Walter Scott tells us, the family became extinct in the person of Philip de Marmion, who died without issue male in 1312, two hundred years before the battle of Flodden Field, where Scott's "fictitious personage" met his imaginary fate.

** Note that several local villages are listed in this article.  The articles are spread over Winteringham and Wintringham!

25th December 1815 and 1891
The only marriages we can find that took place on Christmas day since 1562 are: 1815 Edward Jackson to Hannah Marshall; and in 1891 William Aldridge to Lucy Cross

26th December 1898
Rev Charles Knowles dies after a long and painful illness, having been Rector of Winteringham for 33 years.

26th December 1707
Joseph Wressell was a tailor, and another of Winteringham's Quakers.  His probate inventory is light on detailbut included a "tronell bedstead" and "bakon, buter and chese."

26th December 1904
A concert at Winterton Oddfellows Hall with the major contribution being from the Winteringham Tableau Vivants Company.

27th December 1891
The Rev Charles Knowles recorded the Baptism of Andrew, son of John and Martha Skinner, and then made the following comment in the Parish Registers: "In this year there were from 12 to 15 infants in this village stillborn. Indeed I have reasons for believing that the numbers were greater still. Hence the small number of baptisms." There had been just three baptisms - all in November or December.

28th December 1675
Elizabeth Jennison's probate inventory is short, but gives some interesting insights.  Her main wealth was in a bond "oweing to hir" of 28.  However, her estate had to pay 11-10s to "Rich Baley of Hassell for the use of Willm Whittmore Esq" of 11-10s.  A similar sum was also paid for "hir funerall expeces and church fees and for hir table that time she lay in child bed for fire and candles and the charge of twp middwiffes and for severall other charges.

28th December 1900
The Hull Daily Mail reported that Routh and Waddingham's boatyard had been so busy during the year, that it had had to refuse orders!

28th December 1904
Old People's tea.

28th December 1908
Miss Mary Elizabeth Howden, second daughter of Wilson Howden, farmer, married farmer's son Alfred Borrill of East Halton, who is on the staff of the GCR at New Holland.  The bride was dressed in dark blue with hat to match, and her sister Maggie was bridesmaid.

29th December 1831
The following request was made:
I, Benjamin Brown, ... have set apart a building, formerly occupied as a schoolroom, a place for the Religious Worship of Almighty God, by Protestant Dissenters. [the Methodists].

29th December 1904
Sunday School treat

30th December 1799
The last Winteringham baby born in the 18th century was Mary Sewell, daughter of farmer John and his wife Mary, born this day in 1799.  She was also baptised this day, by Lorenzo Grainger.

30th December 1892
Due to drifting ice in the Humber, Trinity House placed notices to say that the Upper Whitton Light Vessel had been temporarily removed from her current position near Winteringham Haven, to Whitton Ness.

30th December 1932
Winteringham included in a foot-and-mouth disease infected area that also included the Borough of Grimsby, and the petty sessional divisions of Barton on Humber, Caistor, Brigg, and Market Rasen, plus (names) Winterton, Roxby cum Risby, Appleby, Twigmoor, and other named villages close to Louth.

31st December 1880
The Hull Packet reported: PIGEON SHOOTING.---A. pigeon shooting match took place at the Bay Horse Inn, on the 22nd inst. First prize, 7; second? 2; third, 1. There were nine entries, Mr G. Winship, of Barton, and Mr Calvert, of Raventhorpe, divided the first and second prize; and Mr W. Holmes, of Winterton, took third prize. The shooting throughout was very good, most of the birds coming to grass.
SEASONABLE BENEVOLENCE Wm. Chapman, Esq., Coleby Hall, J.P., distributed upwards of 30 couple of rabbits, and about half a stone of beef, with parcels or fruit, amongst each of his labourers and the poor of Coleby and Winteringham, for Christmas dinners. It has been a custom with Mr Chapman to do this for many years. Such a munificent bequest is highly appreciated by the recipients, and it is hoped the donor will long live to continue his benevolence.
ENTERTAINMENT - On Friday night last a service of song and musical entertainment was held at Mr R. Brattan's Music Hall.  Messrs Spence, Jarvis, Brattan, Robinson, and others, belonging to the Baptist Society, were the performers. The programme, both vocal and instrumental, was gone through in first style.  The ladies who took part in the performance, were highly commended. At the conclusion, a few members were immersed in baptism by the Rev M. Robinson.

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