Men of the Time, eleventh edition/Andrews, William

From Wikisource
Jump to navigation Jump to search

ANDREWS, William, was born at Kirkby Woodhouse, Nottinghamshire, Aug. 11, 1848. He has written the following books and newspaper serials:—"History of the Dunmow Flitch," "Punishments in the Olden Time," "The Book of Oddities," "Historic Yorkshire," "Anecdotal History of Bells." "Gibbet Lore," "Historic Romance," "Curious Epitaphs," "Good Fare," "The World of Oddities," "Echoes of Old Scotland," "Old Stories Re-told," "Echoes of Old Leeds," "The Circus and Circus Performers," "Strange Stories of the Midlands," "Great Frosts and Frost Fairs," "Gleanings of Lancashire Lore," "Merry Christmas-tide," "Romantic Tales and Historic Sketches," and "Shadows of the Olden Time." He has edited numerous books, including the "Derbyshire Gatherer," and "Sketches of Hull Authors." In 1878 he undertook the editorship of a weekly literary journal, entitled the Hull Miscellany. In 1876 he presided over a meeting at Dunmow, when the far famed Dunmow Flitch was claimed by a happy couple, and presented to them according to ancient usage. He established in 1879 the Hull Literary Club, and has acted as secretary since its formation. Mr. Andrews has also taken an active part in the founding of other literary institutions and libraries for the advancement of the people. He is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, and a member of the Derbyshire Archæological and Natural History Society.