The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #4291   Message #2193872
Posted By: Mysha
14-Nov-07 - 05:33 PM
Thread Name: A note to Three Score and Ten
Subject: RE: A note to Three Score and Ten

My apology for my choice of words. Since we were talking about the "hundreds", I meant to express that, though three score and ten is an enormous loss, Grimsby was quite a large fishery port. The reason for my choice of words was that I'd been reading up on the Moddergat loss.

I seem to recall a snippet about 1889 not being a good year for England. Not only was an Austrian baby born that would set the world aflame in the next century, but England was hit by a mandrowner twice, once in February and once in October. So an alternative explanation might be that the writers of the added parts associated it with the wrong gale of that year.