Talk:Bridlington

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Bridlington Photograph[edit]

I added a photograph of Bridlington that I took in 2000. Is this appropriate?

--Joshtek 21:03, 7 Dec 2004 (UTC)

Added Various and twinning links[edit]

I've added the 'various' section which includes text on other parts of the town including the Flamborough Head and Bempton Cliffs.

Also included were links for the town's twins.--Dan Atkinson 10:18, 1 September 2005 (UTC)

Amy Johnson[edit]

Why no mention of the exhibition in this article at Sewerby Hall?--andreasegde (talk) 20:55, 22 February 2008 (UTC)

Spa[edit]

I would have thought that more could be said on the Spa, its history and the refurbishment that is nearing completion. May be a separate article could be created if sufficient material is available. Keith D (talk) 21:05, 9 March 2008 (UTC)

Timeline[edit]

Hello,

I removed the following material per WP:V and WP:UKCITIES:

1072 William the Conqueror confiscated the manor of Bridlington.

1086 The previous names of Bridlington are known to be Brellington, Britlington and Bretlington mentioned in the Doomsday Book. The name Burlington was used up until the 19th century.

1113 Walter de Gaunt founded the monastery and church of St Mary's.

1113 Gilbert de Gant granted the manor of Bridlington and with it the harbour to the Prior of Bridlington. De Gant was given Bridlington manor after the Battle of Hastings.

1388 The Bayle is built as the gatehouse to the Priory and still remains intact.

1450 Choir School founded by Henry VI.

1538 The king claimed possession of the monastery and dissolved it in 1538 along with the Priory and its buildings.

1637 The grammar school founded by W.F. Hustler.

1664 First Earl of Burlington created by Charles II.

1666 The town was raided by Dutch boats.

1667 A fort was built next to the sea where Leisure World now stands.

1697 The second Baptist church in Yorkshire was built.

1714 The Avenue was built for the Pickett family.

1752 The birth of Samuel Standidge, the famous whaler.

1760 The Avenue was bought by Thomas Pickett.

1767 The town receives its first fire engine.

1802 Bridlington’s first bank was built. It was called the Burlington Bank.

1805 The town's first hotel was built. It was called the George Hotel.

1806 The town’s first lifeboat was established.

1811 Town population reaches 3,741 with 869 houses accounted for.

1822 The birth of Humphrey Sandwith, chief of medical staff during the Crimean War.

1823 The town has its first policeman.

1833 Temperance Hall built.

1836 The town's first newspaper was published. It was called the Burlington Reporter.

1837 A steam mill was erected at Bridlington Quay where production of malt and beer was done.

1840 Christ Church built.

1846 A railway from Hull to Bridlington opened in October.

1847 The railway carried on to Scarborough.

1867 First sea stone wall built.

1871 A great storm in Bridlington claims the lives of 70 seamen.

1889 Bridlington Priory organ is built. It is one of the largest in the world.

1891 Population reaches 6,840.

1896 Donkey rides introduced on the beach. Opening of new Spa and Gardens.

1899 Bridlington Grammar School for Boys opens.

1899 First Mayor of Bridlington, Mr R. Medforth.

1901 Population stands at 12,482.

1906 Spa Hall destroyed by fire.

1928 Opening of Princess Mary Promenade.

1931 New north sea wall completed.

1932 The Avenue becomes a hospital.

1940 Woolworth's store hit by bomb (WWII)

1974 Bridlington becomes part of the county of Humberside.

1979 Population reaches 28,590.

1988 The Avenue becomes derelict.

1993 The Avenue is transformed into apartments.

1995 The new Spa Promenade opened.

1996 High Street refurbished and Harbour Footbridge demolished.

1999 Bridlington School, now a mixed comprehensive, celebrates its centenary year.

2008 New and improved Spa opens

I think this material should be reinstated as referenced prose only. Thanks, --Jza84 |  Talk  17:43, 10 May 2008 (UTC)

Misunderstanding[edit]

At 2115, 2 Oct 2010 GMT] the article read: "The land was given to Gilbert de Gant, nephew of King Stephen, in 1072.[5]" Per the link, Gilbert de Gant (query Gant = Ghent? . . . perhaps) in Wikipedia, reads "Gilbert de Gant[1], 1st Earl of Lincoln (c. 1126 – 1156) was an English nobleman who fought for King Stephen during The Anarchy." I am simple. Can someone explain how Gilbert could be given someyhing forty or fifty years before his birth? Or is this a small typo - should it be 1127 - or 1172, when he was dead; or something. Pedant_3 queried this, seeking illumination, and knowing nothing: - 2010 10 02 2115 GMT. 86.167.117.177 (talk) 21:13, 2 October 2010 (UTC)

I think the problem comes from the reference in this article which gives the date of 1072 as the date of the rebellion and could be taken as the date the king gave it to Gilbert. Though the date for this transaction is not explicitly given in the reference. Need to find some reference that gives the date for the transaction. Keith D (talk) 00:45, 3 October 2010 (UTC)

Reworking notes[edit]

This was highlighted for improvement by WikiProject:Yorkshire back in 2010. A number of people have been adding to it since then, but it still didn't look any better. I have tried to rework the existing material according to the guide on How to write about settlements. I have also added some new stuff, re-ordered the sections and added a couple of pics. I have also nearly tripled the amount of references, though they need some work to make them look better. I have slightly gone against guidance with the education section, but i think it just about works. The History section seems to be lacking content still, as does the Sports, so additional contributions would be welcome. As always, constructive criticism of my changes is welcome. I need to learn and improve too.Rimmer1993 (talk) 14:55, 16 August 2013 (UTC)

Town crier[edit]

I have edited the section on the town crier. There was a Guinness world record for loudest town crier Alan Myatt which dpoesn't appear to be current. The source for the Bridlington town crier can support the decibels recorded but it is not a reliable source for world record status. Flat Out let's discuss it 01:57, 12 April 2014 (UTC)

Good point. --Ronz (talk) 03:06, 12 April 2014 (UTC)

Assessment comment[edit]

The comment(s) below were originally left at Talk:Bridlington/Comments, and are posted here for posterity. Following several discussions in past years, these subpages are now deprecated. The comments may be irrelevant or outdated; if so, please feel free to remove this section.

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  1. Inline references required
  2. Timeline could do with moving out into sub article with summary paragraph here
  3. Restructure article into sections to allow for easier expansion
  4. Expand on things like habour and its history
  5. More photos e.g. the eye on the bay, harbour
Keith D 22:57, 17 July 2007 (UTC)

Last edited at 23:02, 17 July 2007 (UTC). Substituted at 10:18, 29 April 2016 (UTC)

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