14 May 2016

Great to find a site covering Ellerby. Perhaps someone can help me? My 7 x Great Grandfather - Thomas Harker born about 1680, a labourer, bought a parcel of land at “Ellerby Green” on 16th December 1713. This was bought for erecting a small cottage (Woodhall manorial records). I doubt if the cottage exists today - but perhaps someone knows where it might have been located. Any help here would be much appreciated.

Charles Harker, London

13 January 2017

I would like to visit the church to take photos of the war memorial if I may.

Ian S, Hull

Pleased to be of some help and many thanks for your permission to place your images from New Ellerby Methodist Church in the Ellerby Modern Gallery. Special thanks to the key holders of St James’, Old Ellerby and New Ellerby Methodist Church for their co-0peration. - Geoff.

24 February 2017

Trying to trace family from Old Ellerby, Jane Ellen Bruce, William Bruce, their son John Bruce, who died in WW2.

Any information greatly received.

Kathleen Ridout,  Bournemouth

25 April 2017

Hi! I am doing some research for a friend of mine and came across the name of her relatives in the visitors’ book. Robert Myers of Goole mentioned a Mr Everingham running the general store. I know his name is Charles Thompson Everingham and that he married Agatha. I understand this was in New Ellerby rather than Old Ellerby? I’m wondering if Robert remembers anything about Charles and his family, what the shop sold, what Charles was like, any stories about them? Thanks!

Hazel Angus, York

Bob Myers Replies:

Mr Everingham ran one of the village shops, which was a general store next to the Fish and Chip shop in New Ellerby. He sold sweets, tobacco, foodstuffs and other household commodities.

I remember him as a strict and serious kind of person. His son Peter lived with him, also a lady who we knew as Nurse Everingham, who was the district nurse. I don’t think she was Peter’s mother. I do not know her first name. Peter was one of the village lads and we all went around together on our bikes. Peter used an air raid shelter in his garden as a workshop and we would congregate there now and then. He eventually went into the RAF at Melksham in Wiltshire and I never saw him again.

I remember calling at the house one day and found Mr Everingham lying on the concrete path below an upstairs window. I raised the alarm but I don’t know to this day what the circumstances were, or the outcome.

10 June 2017

I live in Langley Cottage, Langthorpe Road (Formerly Mulberry Lane) and wondering if anyone has any old pictures of Langley. I would especially love to see some from when it was first built (we think 1933).

Diane Stroud, New Ellerby

7 August 2017

I wondered if the allotments and other groups in your area may be interested in the Harvest Festival section of the Freedom Festival. Here is the link.

More volunteers are needed to be involved with this event to feed 1,500 people for free in Queens Gardens in Hull on 3 September, from vegetables and fruit provided for free from allotments and gardens all over East Yorkshire. Tickets are free and go online in the Freedom Festival site today.

There are lots of events leading up to it that anyone can volunteer to be involved with. Like me, delivering leaflets and spreading the word, to even cooks (we need more so anyone  who wants to help, please let them know about it).

All the volunteers are being asked to register via this route using the survey monkey here.

Alternatively, please contact Kate at Timebank (organiser of the volunteers for the harvest festival). The contact numbers are;

07545 696 007 (Kate)

01482 427 647 (Timebank office)



Liz adds: Posters advertising the event (A4 / PDF format) can be downloaded from here

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