b'Ellen Brigham Watching the WasteEllen Brighams Farming Diary for 1911 to 1930 isKeith McWilliamavailable for reference in the Beverley Local Studies Library. The original handwritten diary was loaned to the library by Ellens relatives so that it could beD uring the course of our Local History Group copied and bound. Written during Ellens time atmeeting on Wednesday 13 November 2002 Swynford House Farm, Gowthorpe, the diary containsseveral items of pottery found locally by Kate Pratt references to the farming calendar and to people,and myself were passed around for examination.All villages and events in the surrounding area. of these pieces were found whilst walking the fields The Steam Mill surrounding our village; I therefore felt that perhaps if more details of these interesting items were known, it The reference to the steam mill in Bishop Wiltonmight prompt members to take a second look at any is particularly noteworthy. Located at what is nowseemingly worthless shards of pottery they may find in No. 15, its former existence was known to Owenthe future. Robinson who lived there until he died in 1998. He often speculated on its use. Now we know how brief its existence was, it is fortuitous that it was identified on an Ordnance Survey map published in the 1850s. In his book The East Riding of Yorkshire Landscape, K. J. Allison says that there were only a handful of new steam-mills at work in 1850.Jonathan Beedham ObituaryMiraculously, a check for Jonathan Beedham on the Internet returns a newspaper abstract from the Union & Advertiser for Rochester, Monroe, N. Y.,Roman samianware bowl dated January 2, 1894: illustrating two differing types of decorationJonathan BEEDHAM died yesterday morning at 10 Erie Street, aged 70 years. He leaves a wife and fiveSamianware(from the Latin word samiare children. The interment will be at Spencerport. meaning to polish.) 7 inches (19cms) in diameter. George & Matilda Beedham A heavily embossed, red slipped ware pottery manufactured as a less costly substitute for metalware George Beedham, the writer of the notes, diedand glass vessels, its red colouring being achieved in 1932. He is buried at Bishop Wilton with theby the use of clay containing red oxide; it was inscription 40 years a servant of the G.N.R.; 18nonetheless classed by the Roman population as years manager of Bread St. Depot, London. Georgesa quality product in both terms of manufacture and wife, Ellen Matilda, who died in 1924, is also buried indecoration and is referred to in archaeology as fine Bishop Wilton. Her inscription also includes George,ware.Most of the examples found in the UK were elder son of the above who lost his life in submarine A.8., June 8th, 1905. (Interred at Plymouth).The fate of the A.8. submarine is commemorated on the Internet at:https://www.submerged.co.uk/a8/Above the title Heroes all of Them is a montage of photographs of the crew, both those who drowned and those who were saved.One of these is George Beedham, ERA. His grave at Plymouth, Devonport and Stonehouse Cemetery, Ford Park, Plymouth bears the inscription: George Beedham, Engine Room Artificer, 27 yrs, of Winchmore Cottage, Stamford Bridge, York. Next kin, sister Bertha.BULLETIN 2 17'