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Tales From The Treasure House: Disappearing Piers And Seaside …

Tales From The Treasure House: Disappearing Piers And Seaside ...

It is fair to say that this winter, so far, could be summed up as generally wet and wild, rather than cold and frosty. Instead of the cold weather normally expected at this time of year, the UK has been subjected to storm after storm of various names and sizes. Up to now, our part of the world has remained relatively unscathed by the damaging nature of these storms. But East Yorkshire has seen its fair share of weather-related damage in its time, both in recent memory and long into the past. One way to find out about this is by looking into the East Riding Archives, preserved at the [1] in [2].

In here are historic documents and photographs that give a tiny glimpse of what our ancestors had to put up with in stormy times like the ones we face today. One such storm (that might ring bells with anyone who is familiar with the tidal surge that struck the Humber estuary in 2013) occurred 90 years ago when, on 12 March 1906, a tremendous storm hit [3], and combined with unusually high tides to flood the area between the Mere and the sea, washing away the entire Promenade Gardens and smashing the town s sea defences, known as Groynes. Some 13 years earlier, [4] bore the brunt when a ship called the Henry Parr collided with the pier in stormy weather, smashing it to pieces in a shower of sparks on 22 November 1893. If anyone has ever wondered why [5] has two stone towers presenting a bizarre entrance to the beach this is all that now remains of the pier following its spectacular destruction.

Going back further through the archives to 1660, there is evidence in a parish [6] register for North Dalton which reads upon Saturday night betwixt the hours of ten and three of the clocke a most violent wind happened which brought much prejudice unto the people of North Dalton, and other places of the contrey . Readers can only speculate as to the extent of the damage caused to the village, and over in [7] in November 1740, their parish registers show that a storm or hurricane from the north, that continued about twelve hourse, did great damage both by sea and land. Archivist [8] said: Finding evidence of wild weather events does involve a bit of a trawl through the records, but you might want to go online to check out our new East Riding Archives page on Flickr, where you can see a sample of photographic archives connected with stormy weather.

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Major Step Towards Fair School Funding As Government Unveils …

Major Step Towards Fair School Funding As Government Unveils ...

F40 Group Vice Chairman [1] MP has welcomed the Government s consultation on fair school funding. The consultation plans to begin introducing a national funding formula from 2017/18 onwards. It will ensure every school and local area, no matter where they are in the country, is funded fairly according to pupil need rather than the oddities of [2]. This signals an end to the current unfair system, which has lasted for decades and led to a situation where the ten best funded areas of England currently receive an average of 6,300 per pupil of schools block funding, compared to just 4,200 in the ten worst funded areas, with no objective basis for the difference.

Graham, who has led a major Parliamentary campaign calling for reform throughout the last year, said;

It s excellent news that ministers have unveiled their proposals to start delivering fair school funding, with the process hopefully beginning as early as next year.

Tens of thousands of people up and down England signed Fair School Funding petitions last year, reflecting their desire to end a system where children have thousands of pounds less spent on their education if they happen to live in the wrong place like the East Riding of Yorkshire.

Establishing consistent core funding to which every pupil is entitled represents a huge step forward and shows ministers are delivering on their promises to end this long-standing unfairness.

I now look forward to reviewing the proposals in detail with colleagues and funding experts. We need to keep up the momentum for this final crucial stage of the process and secure the best possible outcome.

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Volunteer To Help With The Summer Reading Challenge 2016 In …

Volunteer To Help With The Summer Reading Challenge 2016 In ...

[1] are looking for enthusiastic volunteers aged 16 and over to help with this year s Summer Reading Challenge Big Friendly Read 2016.

The Summer Reading Challenge produced by the Reading Agency encourages children aged 4 to 11 to read six books during the school summer holidays. This year s Challenge will celebrate 100 years since the birth of Roald Dahl, the world s number one storyteller, and will be packed with gloriumptious treats and squiffling surprises for everyone. To get involved as a volunteer, which can be for as little as two hours a week, applicants must be aged 16 or over, on or before 4 June 2016. Councillor Richard Burton, portfolio holder for civic wellbeing and culture, said : Volunteering for the Summer Reading Challenge can help to give you a respected reference for [2], and a chance to develop your skills. You will also make new friends, and add invaluable experience to your CV and make a difference to your local community.

Librarian Jess Thewlis added : This year s Challenge, with its Roald Dahl theme, promises to be great fun we hope that lots of people will want to volunteer to help in 2016. Places are limited, so early applications are advised. Applicants should be able to attend an Interview and Training Session in [3] on either Saturday 11 or Saturday 18 June. To apply, or to get further details, contact [4] on [email protected], or phone Jessica on 01482 392765. The closing date for applications is 30 May 2016.

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