The Scarborough Evening News
Monday 14 January 1901

At the Victoria Hall, Filey, on Friday evening, a children’s Cinderella took place in connection with the annual fancy dress ball which was held on the previous Wednesday night. There was a large attendance, about 170 being present, and the scene was a pretty one. Among the adults who attended and assisted in completing the arrangements were Mrs. Nicholson, Dr. Haworth, Mrs. W. Smith, Miss Hawkes, Councillor and Mrs. Gibson, Mrs. Hutton, Mr. and Mrs. Steele, Mr. G. Gofton, Mr. Breckon, Mr. McFarlane, Mr. A. B. Towse, and Mr. Newman Crawford. The following are some of the costumes worn:-Miss Emily Gibson, “Patience” Miss Ella Gibson, “Cherry Ripe”; Miss Gibson, “Shamrock”; Miss Nendick, “Winter”; Miss L. Simpson, “Summer”; Miss Simpson, “Runaway Girl”; Miss Horner, “C.I.V.”; Miss Ferguson, “Jockey”; Miss Jennings, “Pillar Box”; Miss Randall, “Italian Girl”; Miss E. Randall, “Daughter of the Regiment”; Miss MacFarlane, “Monte Carlo Poppy”; Miss Burr, “Minnie Palmer”; Mrs. Rickard, “Night”; Miss Lily Burr, “Carnations”; Miss Florrie Burr, “Carnations”; Miss Cappleman, “Violets”; Miss Sally Burr, “Folly”; Miss Lily Colling, “Rose”; Miss Lilian Gledhill, “forget-me-not”; Miss Stella Smith, “Queen of the Buttercups”; Miss Mabel Harrison, “Swiss Girl”; Miss Mabel Breckons, “Bo-Peep”; Miss Nora Cooper, “White Rose”; Miss Ella Hutton, “Shepherdess”; Miss Clara Hutton, “Butterfly Fairy”; Miss Gladys Towers, “Red Riding Hood”; Miss May Johnson, “Summer”; Mrs. T. Ellis, “Swiss Tambourine Girl”; Miss Cammish, “Violets”; Miss Hewins, “Folly”; Mrs. Breckons, “Cook”; Mrs. George Gofton, “Incorrigible”; Mrs. Ferguson, “Mary Stuart”; Mrs. Newman Crawford, “Belle of New York”; Mrs. McFarlane, “French Carnival”; Mrs. A. B. Towse, “Monte Carlo Carnival”; Miss Stetle, “Jack Tar”; Miss Gertrude Johnson, “Tambourine Girl”; Miss Ethel Towse, “La Cloche de Corneville”; Miss Mildred Smith, “Cherry Ripe”; Miss Emily Hunter, “Primrose”; Miss Pym, “Red Riding Hood”; Mrs. Scriverner, “Australia”; Miss Bell, “Minnie Palmer”; Master Bernhard Towse, “Turk”; Master Eric Towse, “Pierrot”; Master Gledhill, “Confetti”; Master Barker, “Lord Nelson”; Master Simpson, “Clown”; Master Nendick, Pieriot”; Master Ernest Rickard, “Pierrot”; Master Abbott, “Jack Horner”; Master Stetle, “Jack Tar.”

Minnie PALMER on the Shared Tree

Minnie Palmer, photographer unknown, public domain


1913 · Ross Cambridge JENKINSON · GDXJ-G2F

Ross was, I think, a sports journalist – if the following comment on an Owls fan site is anything to go by. Nominations for top Sheffield reporters were requested…

I think most of the comments here are of quite recent reporters, predominantly BBC Radio Sheffield reporters. I would like to step back to the 1960s before local radio when in the daily, Sheffield Telegraph (which was a great newspaper by the way), there was Ross Jenkinson who was replaced by Keith Farnsworth. Both focused on reporting Wednesday matches. Keith became overall Sports Editor and then Deputy Editor. I nominate Keith.

Ross died in Sheffield in 1994.

1817 · Sally BIRD · MG8N-GCV

Robert Bird & Elizabeth Johnson had nine children. Three of their seven boys married and produced fifteen grandchildren, some of whom lived and died in Filey.

1804 · Richard POCKLEY KDSH-WWJ & Milcah TANTON  

1808 · Francis & James CHOW · 140 Chow G73

See The Brothers Chow.

1875 · Charlotte ROSS · GDLV-WFB

In loving memory of WALTER ROSS, younger son of JOHN & ELIZABETH ROSS, Ironmonger, born Novr 1st 1870, died Jany 15th 1874

‘Even so Father for so it

Seemed good in Thy sight’

Luke 10: 21

Also CHARLOTTE, their daughter, born March 22nd 1858, died Jan 11th 1875.

‘With Christ which is far better’


1974 Oxford


At lunchtime, I sampled some of Alan Moorehead’s “Darwin and the Beagle,” selecting those parts dealing with places I am now familiar with (just). The Dane was surprised at my wishing to leave a game of chess to go out on deck to view our approach to the Galapagos Archipelago. I now wish I’d spent every second possible watching the islands. My memory now of Isla Isabella, Isla Pinta and one or two of the other islands is unclear. I cannot recall the exact image of the remarkable caldera on Isla Pinta or the huge cliffs as we moved away from Isla Isabella. The general impression of barren lava flows and silent mystery remains with me of course. In the bay we saw two whales but, though perhaps only a mile from shore we saw no other life at all other than a few sea birds gliding along above the low lava cliffs. Darwin sailed around the archipelago for about a month and spent a week on one of the islands. It was here, most probably, that his ideas of evolution and natural selection began to crystallise because here were new species of animals, similar to those on the mainland of South America but different. And even though the islands were only 50 or 60 miles apart each one had its distinct type of each species. Finches, lizards had adapted differently in isolation to the slightly different environments on each island. I wish now I’d launched one of the Fairstar’s lifeboats and marooned myself on the Galapagos – to be picked up a year later.

Darwin was very pleased with the noisy and friendly welcome they had in Matavai Bay, Tahiti, but found the Bay of Islands miserable. The Maoris were sullen and indescribably dirty and the Europeans of the very lowest orders. He and the rest of the Beagle’s complement were glad to leave New Zealand.

It is quite amazing but after five years of study and exploration and intense experience, Darwin remained in England for the rest of his life. How did he do it?

Water 52 · Martin’s Ravine

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