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PREFACE.

I CLAIM for myself little, or no originality, in the following pages. Through the kindness of my friends I have been supplied with ample materials on which to enlarge, so that I might have filled a volume; but that was not my object in compiling this condensed History of Rudston. Having last year written an article in the “Bridlington - Quay Observer," it was suggested to me by many of my friends, that if I were to “enlarge upon it a little” it would form a useful and interesting “pamphlet” to the many visitors, who, during the summer season, visit this locality. Falling in with the idea, I have thus ventured to fulfill their desire, in the hope that my efforts may not be altogether futile.

My best thanks, I offer, as they are due, to the gentlemen named on the following page, who have materially aided my design, and assisted in correcting this pamphlet

for the press.

The Rev. George Dodds, D.D., Corringham Vicarage,

Gainsborugh ; Mr. Llewellynn Jewitt, F.S. A., &c., Winster Hall,

Matlock; The Rev. W. C. Lukis, M.A., Wath Rectory, Ripon; The Rev. W. Greenwell, M.A., Minor Canon of Dur

ham; The Rev. D. Butler, M. A., Thwing Rectory, Brid

lington;
Mr. E. W. H. Dunkin, Blackheath, London ;
Mr. Geo. Fowler Jones, Architect, York.
The Rev. J. Mason, M.A., Worsborough, Barnsley ;
The Rev. W. Grayson, M.A., Ewerby Vicarage, Slea-

ford;
Mr. T. J. Denton, M.D., Bridlington ;
Mr. Thomas Cape, Bridlington ;
Mr. Edward Tindall, Old Guildhall, Bridlington ;
Mr. John Brown, Driffield ;
Mr. Thomas Waller, Bridlington-Quay;
Mr. H. S. Harland, Brompton, York;
Mr. Thomas Taylor, School-House, Rudston ;

&c., &c.

PETER ROYSTON.

The Parsonage, Rudston,

August, 1872.

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