April 1944 – ‘About 200 people of the village of Airmyn, near Goole, evacuated from their homes and farms at 4 a.m. yesterday after an Allied bomber had crashed, returning in the afternoon. A bomb disposal squad dealt with an unexploded bomb, and a police loud speaker car announced that there was no longer any danger. The bomber crashed on an old racecourse. The pilot landed in Bridge Street, Goole, and the crew also escaped by parachute unhurt. No one was hurt and no buildings were damaged. The machine was burnt out.’
October 1902 – ‘Newland Wreck. A sunken barge lies in the river nearly opposite the school, almost in mid-stream, where it has been for some time. It was sent up the river full of manure, consigned to one of the local farmers and moored to the shore. The rising tide swayed the boat from side to side, and in one of its erratic movements it caught the ground and turned turtle. There were two men on board at the time – about midnight – and they just managed to escape by swimming ashore.’
December 1881 – ‘Goole County Court, Ralph Creyke M.P. W. Newton, Plaintiff, the owner of the Rawcliffe Ferry over the Aire, claimed £4 for damage done to his ferry boats by the defendant’s keel, which comes from Stockwith, near Gainsborough. The case was proved by Mr. Wright, Mr. Creyk’s steward, and an order was made for payment of the amount claimed.
March 1892 - John Taylor,aged 76, ferryman in charge of Rawcliffe Ferry supposed drowned whilst trying to secure his boat as the tide was rising.
October 1953 - 'Miners’ ferry boat sails again. After being suspended since early last year, the ferry boat service across the river Aire between Methley and Allerton Bywater was reopened yesterday. The ferry will be used chiefly by miners who live at Methley and work at Allerton Bywater Colliery.'