The 1st of September History Calendar

Thomas Fowler,Vice-Chancellor
of Oxford University

On this day 185 years ago in 1832 the academic was born in Burton upon Stather. Educated in the Isle of Man and Oxford, he became Vice-Chancellor of the University of Oxford.

On this day 147 years ago in 1870, two fishing smacks were launched at Burton Stather. The (H641) was dandy rigged vessel for John Austin Hill of Hull. The (H640) was ketch rigged, for Jabez Hobbs of Hull.

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