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1800 1800 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Napoleon invades Italy. US President moves into White House
Bridlington: No-one knows what happened in Bridlington
1810 1810 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Beethoven composes Fur Elise
Bridlington: No-one knows what happened in Bridlington
1820 1820 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Geo IV king, end of regency. Naval captain land in Antarctica
Bridlington: First visit by William Clowes, Primitive Methodist founder, to Bridlington Quay. ‘At Sewerby I spoke to a callous people’
1830 1830 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Belgian independence. Wm IV succeeds Geo IV. ‘Book of Mormon’ pub
Bridlington: Visit by William Clowes to Primitive Methodists at Bridlington Quay.
1840 1840 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Penny Post introduced, penny black stamps issued
Bridlington: Christ Church built
1850 1850 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Lohengrin (Wagner) pub’d. RC bishops established in England & Wales
Bridlington: Priory west window restored
1860 1860 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Darwin pub. Origin of Species – debate at Oxford
Bridlington: No-one knows what happened in Bridlington
1870 1870 could be yours. Click to buy
World: First England-Scotland football match. Franco-Prussion war
Bridlington: Bridlington Charity Trustees established. Foundations laid for Holy Trinity Church. Primitive Methodist Church built at Quay
1880 1880 could be yours. Click to buy
World: First Boer War, first shipment offrozen mutton from Australia
Bridlington: Call to improve sea defences & drains. Cons.Assocn founded. One-horse bus service to Quay started. General Tom Thumb at Roxy
1890 1890 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Forth Bridge opened. First powered flight. Van Gogh suicide
Bridlington: Prince’s Parade lit by electricity. Switchback railway erected. Lifeboatman Harry Hutchinson awarded Silver Medal for rescue of eight people
1801 1801 could be yours. Click to buy
World: UK of GB and Ireland. First census- 8.9m people in E & Wales
Bridlington: No-one knows what happened in Bridlington
1811 1811 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Geo III declared mad. PoW declared Prince Regent. Luddite uprising
Bridlington: Town population 3741. Houses 869. Tidal spring discovered by B. Milne
1821 1821 has been reserved for Mike and Diane Wilson.
World: Napoleon dies.
Bridlington: Bad fire in High St, 3 killed. Heavy gales, wrecks, loss of life
1831 1831 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Ch Darwin sets out on the Beagle. Liverpool-Mcr Railway opens.
Bridlington: No-one knows what happened in Bridlington
1841 1841 could be yours. Click to buy
World: First Issue of ‘Punch’ New Zealand becomes British colony.
Bridlington: Queen Dowager, the last Bridlington ship
1851 1851 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Gt Exhibition (May to Oct), Crystal Palace. Moby Dick pub’d
Bridlington: Christ Church enlarged
1861 1861 could be yours. Click to buy
World: American Civil War. Death of Prince Albert
Bridlington: No-one knows what happened in Bridlington
1871 1871 has been bought for The lifeboatmen of Bridlington, past, present and to come. And this is why: On 17th February 1871, six local lifeboatmen lost their lives in an historic rescue. We must never forget.
World: Tay Railway bridge opened. First Rugby Union international: Eng v Scot
Bridlington: The Great Gale. Six local lifeboatmen drowned in lifeboat Harbinger. Volunteer Life Co. formed. Fishermen’s lifeboat Seagull presented by Rev Lloyd Graeme. Holy Trinity Church consecrated. Burial with military honours at Priory of Captain George Symons, V.
1881 1881 has been bought for Mike Wilson, Lesley Hague, Elizabeth Watson, David Wilson. And this is why: On 27th November, John Henry (Goosey) Willson married Kate Eliza Birkett, great-grandfather of Mike, Lesley, Liz and David.
World: Billy the Kid. D’Oyley Cartes’ Savoy Theatre opened – elec. Light
Bridlington: Bridlington man frozen to death. Court House and Police station opened
1891 1891 could be yours. Click to buy
World: London-Paris telephone system. First Sherlock Holmes story
Bridlington: Bridlington population reaches 6840
1802 1802 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Wm Wordsworth: ‘Westminster Bridge’ Temporary peace with Napoleon
Bridlington: Burlington Bank established (town’s first bank)
1812 1812 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Napoleon enters Moscow, forced back. PM assassinated. War with US
Bridlington: No-one knows what happened in Bridlington
1822 1822 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Charles Babbage proposes computer. Rosetta Stone deciphered
Bridlington: Birth of Humphrey Sandwith, organiser of Crimean War HospitalsT.own lit with oil. Girls’ National School opened
1832 1832 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Great Reform Act, Parlt. Cholera in London
Bridlington: Lifeboat rescued 8 from ‘Earl of Stockton’
1842 1842 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Q Victoria takes train. Mines Act bans women and children under 10
Bridlington: No-one knows what happened in Bridlington
1852 1852 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Gt Ormond St Hospital opened. First public toilet for women
Bridlington: Wreck of ‘Omega’ on S Sands
1862 1862 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Alice in Wonderland written. US Civil war continues
Bridlington: No-one knows what happened in Bridlington
1872 1872 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Marie Celeste’ found abandoned.
Bridlington: Horse & cart fell over cliff, boy killed. Priory Church lit by gas
1882 1882 has been bought for Anthony and Evelyn Halford. And this is why: In 1882 our house Ivy Lodge, 40, Bessingby Road was built
World: Cause of TB (bacterium) identified. Women get property rights
Bridlington: United house a Methodist Church built
1892 1892 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Basketball starts. Finger-printing starts – in Brazil.
Bridlington: Waterspoout and flood at Langtoft. Slipway Road to North Pier arched over
1803 1803 could be yours. Click to buy
World: First practical steamboat, in Scotland.
Bridlington: Old Wesleyan chapel opened
1813 1813 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Jane Austen: P & P published. Napoleon on the slide
Bridlington: No-one knows what happened in Bridlington
1823 1823 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Wm Web Ellis ‘invents’ rugby football
Bridlington: Benj Milnes baths opened. New windmill built in Bempton Lane. Bridlington’s first policeman employed
1833 1833 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Britain takes over Falkland Islands
Bridlington: Bridlington lit by gas
1843 1843 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Christmas Carol pub’d. First commercial Christmas cards
Bridlington: No-one knows what happened in Bridlington
1853 1853 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Trovatore perfomed. Bechstein, Bluthner and Steinway founded
Bridlington: No-one knows what happened in Bridlington
1863 1863 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Ab Lincoln declares end of slavery. Yorkshire Cricket Club founded
Bridlington: Celebration of Pr of Wales and Alexandra’s wedding. Most duties of Lord Feoffees taken over by the local board
1873 1873 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Barbed wire, and Levi jeans introduced. Aston Villa Bolton W founded
Bridlington: Wesleyan chapel opened Bridlington Quay. First Bridlington & Quay Gazette
1883 1883 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Krakatoa erupts, 36,000 killed. Gaudi starts cathedral, Barcelona
Bridlington: Town first lit by gas. Sandwith memorial fountain erected. Cemetery opened
1893 1893 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Gold found in W Australia. Dvorak ‘New World’ symphony
Bridlington: Mr George Dukes leaves part of his estate to be a public park (Duke’s Park). Kit Brown and others rescue sailors from the Victoria in terrible storm. Presentation of R.N.L.I. silver medal to Victoria rescuers.
1804 1804 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Royal Horticultural Soc founded, also Br & For Bible Soc. Napoleon Emp
Bridlington: No-one knows what happened in Bridlington
1814 1814 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Nap. Abdicates exiled to Elba. Geo Stevenson testing locomotive
Bridlington: No-one knows what happened in Bridlington
1824 1824 could be yours. Click to buy
World: First fire brigade – in Edinburgh. RSPCA founded. Beethoven 9th symphony
Bridlington: Corn Exchange built in Market Place. First R.N.L.I. lifeboat started service
1834 1834 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Abolition of Slavery. Poor Law Act sets up workhouses
Bridlington: Proposed railway to York
1844 1844 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Rochdale Pioneers set up first Co-op. Safety matches invented
Bridlington: Bishop’s improved baths build on Esplanade
1854 1854 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Crimean War: UK and France v Russia. Flor. Nightingale sets out
Bridlington: First stamped newspaper. Temperance Hall opened
1864 1864 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Football Assocn, Red Cross founded.
Bridlington: No-one knows what happened in Bridlington
1874 1874 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Impresionism’ defined. Vincent van Gogh sent to London
Bridlington: Quay Road Baptist Church built
1884 1884 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Greenwich meridian fixed for world. Ox. Eng. Dictionary pub’d
Bridlington: St. John’s Burlington Methodist Church built
1894 1894 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Blackpool Tower opened. Olympic Cttee formed. Dreyfus affair (FR)
Bridlington: Seafront lit by electricity. R.C. Church of our Lady & St Peter opened. Much property destroyed in great storm.
1805 1805 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Battle of Trafalgar – British victory. Nelson killed
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1815 1815 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Nap escapes from Elba, to Paris. Final campaign, battle of Waterloo
Bridlington: No-one knows what happened in Bridlington
1825 1825 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Stockton-Darlington railway opened – world’s first.
Bridlington: No-one knows what happened in Bridlington
1835 1835 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Darwin arrives at Galapagos. First photographic negative
Bridlington: No-one knows what happened in Bridlington
1845 1845 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Potato famine starts in Ireland. John Newman becomes RC
Bridlington: No-one knows what happened in Bridlington
1855 1855 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Cholera epidemic in London kills 10,000 – traced to single pump
Bridlington: No-one knows what happened in Bridlington
1865 1865 could be yours. Click to buy
World: End of US Civil War. Klu Klux Klan started
Bridlington: Bridlington Agricultural Show started. Sailors’ and Working Men’s Club est’d. First plans for piped water in town
1875 1875 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Bizet’s Carmen first performed. Cpt Webb swam Channel (first ever)
Bridlington: Priory reredos unveiled. Sir Gilbert Scott’s restoration begins
1885 1885 could be yours. Click to buy
World: First appendix removed.’Mikado’ opens. First cremations in UK
Bridlington: New lifeboat – William John and Frances
1895 1895 could be yours. Click to buy
World: National Trust founded. Oscar Wilde imprisoned. Rugby League starts
Bridlington: First meeting of Bridlington Urban District Council
1806 1806 could be yours. Click to buy
World: British take over S Africa (Cape). Elgin marbles taken from Parthenon
Bridlington: Houses washed off. Flamborough lighthouse. First lifeboat launched
1816 1816 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Davy lamp for miners tested
Bridlington: No-one knows what happened in Bridlington
1826 1826 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Menai bridge to Anglesey opened. Beethoven late quartets
Bridlington: No-one knows what happened in Bridlington
1836 1836 has been bought for Mike and Diane Wilson, writers of local history books. And this is why: First publication of “History of the Priory Church of Bridlington,” by Marmaduke Prickett, MA
World: Colt revolver invented. Darwin ends voyage
Bridlington: Bridlington Gas & Light Co opened. Publication of town’s first newspaper, Burlington reporter. Semi-circle stone steps completed at north pier
1846 1846 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Koh-i-Noor diamond for Q Victoria. Saxophone patented. Neptune discovered
Bridlington: Railway from Hull opened in October. Victoria rooms built
1856 1856 could be yours. Click to buy
World: End of Crimean War. Victoria Cross instituted. Everest surveyed.
Bridlington: No-one knows what happened in Bridlington
1866 1866 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Transatlantic cable successful. Alf. Nobel invents dynamite
Bridlington: Alexandra Hotel opened. Lifeboat Harbinger presented to fishermen by Count Bathyany. R.N.L.I. Lifeboat John Abbot presented to town.
1876 1876 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Bell’s telephone patented. Brahms’ 1st symphony. Settle-Carlisle Railway
Bridlington: Priory appeal to create towers
1886 1886 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Field Hockey is born. Coca Cola invented. Folies Beregeres opened
Bridlington: Orb from Whitby aground on N Beach. St William’s R.C. Church opened.
1896 1896 could be yours. Click to buy
World: First Xrays. Premiere of La Boheme. Yorkshire sets innings record 887
Bridlington: Opening of People’s Palace. Donkey rides introduced on the beach. First telephone exchange opened. Opening of new Spa and Gardens
1807 1807 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Napoleon invades Russia. Slave trade abolished
Bridlington: Priory plate stolen
1817 1817 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Elgin marbles shown in British Museum
Bridlington: National School founded
1827 1827 could be yours. Click to buy
World: First modern striking match invented (England) and fountain pen (FR)
Bridlington: No-one knows what happened in Bridlington
1837 1837 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Queen Victoria accedes, moves to Buck Palace. Oliver Twist pub’d
Bridlington: No-one knows what happened in Bridlington
1847 1847 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Jane Eyre’ & Wuthering Heights pub’d.
Bridlington: Railway continued to Scarborough. R.Y.Y.R formed
1857 1857 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Indian Mutiny, Siege of Lucknow. First elevator -New York
Bridlington: Church Green Infant School built
1867 1867 could be yours. Click to buy
World: US buys Alaska from Russia.
Bridlington: First stone sea wall built
1877 1877 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Swan Lake Ballet. First Test Match, Wimbledon tournament
Bridlington: Promenade Congregational chapel built
1887 1887 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Q Victoria’s Golden Jubilee. Biggest ever snowflake, 15 inches, Otello by Verdi
Bridlington: Local celebration. Christ Church restored. Lords Feoffees Manorial Courts abolished. Ords Feoffees election
1897 1897 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Q Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee. Dracula pub’d. Klondike Gold Rush
Bridlington: 12 men lost in lifeboat error. Q Victoria Diamond Jubilee. New PO in High St
1808 1808 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Peninsular War, Spain. Brits under Wellington. Beethoven: symphonies
Bridlington: No-one knows what happened in Bridlington
1818 1818 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Frankenstein published. Silent Night composed
Bridlington: Baylgate Boys’ National School opened
1828 1828 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Duke of Wellington PM. London Zoo opens
Bridlington: RNLI silver medal for schooner rescue
1838 1838 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Brunel’s SS Gt Western transatlantic in 15 days. Grace Darling rescue
Bridlington: Mechanics Institute opened
1848 1848 could be yours. Click to buy
World: California Gold Rush. Year of Revolutions. Irish Potato Famine
Bridlington: S. Pier finished. St John’s Sewerby opened. Victoria Rooms opened
1858 1858 could be yours. Click to buy
World: First – ascent of Eiger. vision of BVM at Lourdes. Dr Livingstone Africa
Bridlington: Formation of Londsborough Lodge
1868 1868 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Early Man’ found at Les Eyzies, France. First – traffic lights, TUC meeting
Bridlington: Lloyd Hospital founded
1878 1878 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Cleopatra’s Needle to London. Phonograph patented.
Bridlington: Clough Bridge Mill burned down. St Anne’s convalescent home opened
1888 1888 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Match girls’ strike. Bicycles allowed on road. Also Benz car.
Bridlington: Prince Albert Victor opened Prince’s Parade. Elephant bones found at Danes Dyke. Great storm.
1898 1898 has been bought for Mike Wilson, said to be a writer and an historian, but he’s not too sure about it. And this is why: In the Bridlington Town Play, Come Hell or High Water (March/April 1995), I portrayed Kit Brown, who died attempting to rescue his son. This man is my hero, and his story changed my life for ever.
World: Battle of Omdurman Sudan. Spanish-American war. 1st fatal car accident
Bridlington: Penny Bank on Queen St. Inquiry into the loss of Bordeaux. Bridlington lifeboat crew exonerated. Loss of Kit Brown, of Victoria fame, in gallant rescue of son in in merciless seas. New post office opened in Queen Street. Literary and Debating Society foun
1809 1809 could be yours. Click to buy
World: 2000 guineas race first run. Dartmoor prison opened
Bridlington: Local militia raised
1819 1819 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Burlington Arcade opens in London. Peterloo Massacre, Manchester
Bridlington: No-one knows what happened in Bridlington
1829 1829 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Catholic emancipation. Met. Police founded. First Boat Race
Bridlington: Brig ‘Minerva’ lost
1839 1839 could be yours. Click to buy
World: British seize Hong Kong. First Grand National
Bridlington: First sight of the sea by Charlotte Bronte
1849 1849 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Once in Royal David’s City’ written. Safety pin invented
Bridlington: Rev Geo Smith , vicar for 49 years, dies.
1859 1859 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Tale of Two cities pub’d. Suez Canal started. Big Ben working
Bridlington: First issue of Bridlington Free Press. E Yorks volunteer rifles started
1869 1869 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Public hanging ended. Suez Canal opened. War & Peace published
Bridlington: Flamborough church re-opened. Victoria sea defence constructed. St Annes iron church built. Lloyd cottage hospital founded. Building of the Crescent
1879 1879 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Anglo – Zulu War. Tay Bridge disaster. Pirates of Penzance premiered
Bridlington: Priory restoration celebrated. Salvation Army Hall opened
1889 1889 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Eiffel Tower opens. Jack the Ripper at large. Van Gogh cuts off ear.
Bridlington: Priory organ opened
1899 1899 could be yours. Click to buy
World: 2nd Boer war. Start for Oxo cubes, aspirin, paper clip. AngloEgyptian Sudan
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