The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #4291 Message #3336876
Posted By: Steve Gardham
11-Apr-12 - 04:05 PM
Thread Name: A note to Three Score and Ten
Subject: RE: A note to Three Score and Ten
Sorry to disillusion you but all of Delf's disaster poems were definitely directly related to the events they describe in the 1880s. There is no sign of a rewrite of earlier material, the style of writing maybe.
When I have time I'll check my records. There is a good chance that soe wrote a poem about the disaster you describe. Some were written in Hull. I have some from the 1870s.
BTW the losses will definitely be recorded in the 3 local papers which are available for perusal in the Hull History Centre. Unfortunately I'm snowed under at the moment with projects otherwise I'd have checked for you.