The 20th of February History Calendar

A Brig

On this day 240 years ago in 1777 Burton upon Stather was shook by a huge explosion which damaged St Andrew's Church and a number of other buildings. A brig named Phoenix travelling from London to Gainsborough carrying 20 barrels of Gunpowder caught fire and blew up in The trent.

On this day 131 years ago in 1886 the fishing ketch GY1080, was launched at Burton Stather.

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© Background Photograph by Sam Ablott.