in December Days of Old
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
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
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
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 1½d.
4th December 1906
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
"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
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
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
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
"THREATENING LETTERS: £50 REWARD
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
THIRTY FOUR VESSELS ASHORE
(BY AN OCCASIONAL
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
at Gate End
24th December 1264
Sir William Marmion summoned to Rebel Parliament.
24th December 1884
The following appeared in the Hull
INTERESTING RECORDS OF LINCOLNSHIRE
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
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
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
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.