Hull Civic Society Promoting the Future - Protecting the Past
H E R I TA G E O P E N D AY S 2 0 1 7 Tuesday 5th to Sunday 10th September
Tours, talks & walks for all the family see inside for more details
Come and explore the history of our great city
Kingston upon Hull!
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4-7 An energetic heritage
Heritage Open Days Hull can only take place because of the tremendous support from our key partners. Hull Civic Society is delighted that the following companies have supported Heritage Open Days 2017.
8-9 Digging deep to reveal the past
Dr Robb Robinson looks at the history of energy production in East Yorkshire and 21st-century developments Ken Steedman looks at fascinating archaeological finds uncovered during Hull’s public realm works
10-11 New outlook for Hull’s Old Town Hull Old Town is to become one of ten national Heritage Action Zones, attracting funding for conservation and development
12-13 Cream of the crop
Experts in Safety
Ian Midgley looks at the history and legacy of Hull’s iconic cream phone boxes
14-15 Making the news for 130 years Will Ramsey looks the Hull Daily Mail newspaper, which launched in 1885.
16-17 Casting net wider for tourists Angus Young looks at what the Yorkshire Maritime City heritage project could do to attract more visitors
18-19 Spotlight on Hedon and Paull
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David Smith looks at the history of two villages and their influence on the heritage, commerce and defence of the region
20-21 City’s role in rise of Reformation David Bagchi looks how Hull helped shape events that changed the world
22-23 Getting back to normal after Blitz Charles Dinsdale looks at how Hull got back to normal life after horror of the Blitz
26-29 History in the making Hull’s many museums offer great days out, with education, fun and activities for all the family
30-33 East Riding museums and attractions Take a day out to the countryside, where you’ll find grand houses, museums, windmills and much more
34-35 Magical history tour More great attractions opening their doors for Heritage Open Days 2017
48-49 Town’s 1,000 years of history Beverley joins in Heritage Open days for the first time this year
50-53 In the market for heritage? Hull Civic Society have an enviable track record of delivering one of the most impressive Heritage Open Days programmes to be found anywhere in the country. This year is the most ambitious yet – packed with invitations to see places not normally open to the public and to learn more about the city’s fabulous rich and intriguing stories. Deborah Wall Historic Places Principle Advisor Historic England
The Humber Museums Partnership (Hull, East Riding and North Lincolnshire Museums Services) are delighted to participate in Heritage Open Days, particularly in this year broadening the offer to our visitors, celebrating the regions rich and diverse history and heritage in this Hull’s year as UK City of Culture. Simon Green, Director of Cultural Services Hull Culture & Leisure
Beverley offers a rich mix of museums and attractions for history-lovers
City’s role in the rise of Protestant Reformation
8 ALE TRAIL 24-25 The best bar none Drink up history while trying some fine ales
TALKS 36-41 Listen and learn Local history experts host a series of fascinating lectures
WALKS 42-47 On the trail of history Take history in your stride, guided by local experts
BUILDINGS GUIDE 54-80 Venues at a glance
elcome to what has turned out to be a “bumper edition” of Hull’s annual Heritage Open Days Brochure and an event that is spanning six days rather than the usual, national, four days, as our contribution to UK City of Culture 2107. It’s all brought to you by more than 300 volunteers and supporting local companies. And why not? It is, after all, Hull’s year to bathe in the warm sunlight of fame as we celebrate all aspects of our culture, past and present, embracing, of course, that which is embedded in the bricks and mortar of our heritage buildings; the stories of the people in history who carved out a place for the city and created its prosperity and the events that shaped the country and the world and which planted their roots in our fair city. What a year it has been since the publication of last year’s brochure. Then we had, with the famous orange barriers, the largest art installation this country has ever seen. The streets were dug up and major public buildings closed for refurbishment. Now we can all celebrate the transformation that has been achieved and which we can all share and enjoy for years to come. The city council should be congratulated for achieving what many thought could have been John and Christine Netherwood of an impossible task. Hull Civic Society. We are pleased to be working again this year with the Humber Museums Partnership to showcase the area’s widespread collection of museums and we are delighted to be able to show off the many treasures in our twin town of Beverley with its fine collection of historic buildings. Much thanks is due to Beverley Civic Society and partners and, in particular, to Prof Barbara English, who was able to pull an enthusiastic team of people together with lightning speed. We continue to be very aware of the financial support of our local companies and organisations in supporting this event, without which it couldn’t happen. And, of course, this is why, in part, that Hull’s Heritage Open Days is able to be the biggest for any city in the country. Actually, we have a great deal of heritage to brag about, as well! This year also sees Hull’s Old Town being awarded the status of a Heritage Action Zone, one of only a few in the whole country and this partnership, between the City Council and Historic England, will do much to promote the Old Town, encourage sensitive development and achieve its true potential as a major visitor destination. None of us can fail to have been mightily impressed by the energy and enthusiasm that has been unleashed by the veritable barrage of events launched by the City of Culture Company and the momentum generated in people across the city to carry on with the good work in the coming years. The City of Culture Volunteers will take their new found knowledge and commitment to all corners of the city and to its lasting benefit. What has been proved beyond a shadow of doubt is that what the people of Hull can imagine, they can achieve. And there we are and it is fitting that we should take to heart the words of the poet TS Eliot: “Time present and time past, are both present in time future and time future is present in time past” – words that should guide our future, perhaps? In the meantime, let’s have a really good time in HODS and City of Culture 2017.
John Netherwood Projects director, Hull Civic Society
Opening times and details of all the buildings taking part
MAP OF LOCATIONS 82-83 Plan your perfect itinerary Complete list of all the locations featured in Heritage Open Days
Heritage Open Days is organised and run by Hull Civic Society in conjunction with many volunteers, owners of properties and local companies. It is a non-commercial venture and relies very much on people voluntarily contributing their time and resources for its success. It is, therefore, not possible to guarantee that everything stated in the brochure with respect to facts, arrangements and times is completely accurate and these are subject to change without notice. Some of the buildings and venues may not be suitable for people with limited mobility and we have tried to highlight any accessibility considerations in the brochure.
FEATURE E N E R G Y
Hull and East Yorkshire: An energetic heritage Dr Robb Robinson, of the Maritime Historical Studies Centre at The University of Hull, takes a look at the history of energy provision in the region – from oats to wind turbines
he Hull and East Riding area is rapidly being recognised as a world class centre for renewable energy and a focus for many new initiatives. This is thanks, in particular, to the establishment of the Siemens wind turbine blade manufacturing and assembly plant in Hull, which is a crucial part of Green Port Hull’s vision for our city and surrounding area. Such developments offer a whole range of business and employment opportunities. But although they have opened up a new and exciting chapter in the story of our unique port-city’s enduring relationship with commerce and the sea, it is also worth celebrating our remarkably long pedigree when it comes to the provision of energy. One early example was the export of oats. For many centuries, Hull and Bridlington used coastal trading ships to send Yorkshire-grown oats to London: food for the immense numbers of horses that pulled the wagons and carriages around the streets of the country’s capital city – perhaps this is one of our earliest examples of providing green energy or bio-fuel? Hull was also, of course, once an important whaling centre. Local mariners such as Captain Marmaduke first went whaling in Arctic waters in the early 17th century, exploring the seas around Svalbard and beyond; in the late
Sir Samuel Standidge.
18th century Hull emerged as Britain’s leading whaling port, thanks, in particular, to the activities of Georgian seafarers such as Sir Samuel Standidge, who lived at No 1 High Street and was once mayor of the town and five times warden of Hull Trinity House. The whale blubber brought back to Hull was processed into oil in the Greenland Yards – an early example of an energy refinery – which was on the east bank of the River Hull just upstream of the present day North Bridge. The major reason why we went whaling at that time was to illuminate the burgeoning industrial towns of northern England. Lots of large cities then relied on whale oil for street lights and factories. It was also used to lubricate machinery in the days before mineral oil was widely available. Later, in the early 19th century, whale oil gave way to gas made from coal for both lighting and heating. The new steam engines also ran on coal and demand for the product soared at home and abroad and Hull soon exploited the new opportunities this offered. As whaling declined, Hull, like Goole, emerged as a major coal exporting port for West Riding collieries in the second half of the nineteenth century. Coal was then the industrial world’s crucial energy source and as important in its way as oil was to be in the later
Blade in Queen Victoria Square.
Left, workers at Siemens’ blade factory at Alexandra Dock in Hull. Right, part of the Hull to Barnsley railway at King George Dock. 20th century. A lot of money could be made from shipping out coal, but by the 1880s the transport facilities operated by the North-Eastern Railway were said to be failing to keep pace with the ever-increasing flow of traffic from the collieries into Hull, so local merchants decided to construct their very own line. Although some passenger services operated from its Cannon Street Station, the primary aim of the new Hull and Barnsley Railway – opened in 1885 – was to carry coals to this port from South Yorkshire collieries.
The high-level railway line, whose imposing iron-riveted bridges still cross a number of major Hull thoroughfares, including Newland Avenue, Beverley Road and Holderness Road, was a major part of this venture. They carried long wagon loads of coal to the east side of the city to be shipped out by way of the newly constructed Alexandra Dock, whose state of the art facilities were the envy of many Victorian ports. Although Alexandra Dock has been transformed for its new and sustainable 21st century role, it is
interesting to reflect on the fact that this major element of our modern energy infrastructure was first built more than 130 years ago to export what was then the most important source of energy in the world. One big difference is that today the activities in this dock’s estate are related to the provision of renewable rather than fossil fuels. But back to coal for a moment. Many decades afterwards, in the later 20th century, Britain shifted from being an exporter to being a net importer of coal and Hull again adapted, moving with the
times once more. By the early 21st century, long train loads of coal were still passing through our port but in the opposite direction, being conveyed inland to the West Riding’s power stations after arriving by ship. In the later 19th century, mineral oil began to be used for heating and lubrication and then became the essential fuel for the 20th century’s age of the motor vehicle. Hull was involved in this trade from the early days and it is often
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FEATURE E N E R G Y The e-on Humber Gateway offshore wind farm, 8km off the coast of Easington.
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A whale is landed for processing in Hull. Below, Saltend.
forgotten that the first jetties of the modern Salt End complex, which was opened in May 1914 by the North-Eastern Railway, were originally constructed to allow the import of large quantities of oil and petroleum-related products. The region also played a part in the exploration and opening up of the North Sea natural gas and oil fields in the 1960s and 1970s and substantial numbers of former trawlermen redeployed their seafaring skills by taking jobs offshore, while a number of redundant trawlers were adapted to become oil rig standby vessels. North Sea oil and gas have proved crucially important to the wider area’s economy in so many ways. Today, huge underground caverns created in salt deposits, almost two kilometres below the Holderness countryside, are used to store vast quantities of natural gas while the Easington Gas Terminal, situated close to the coast and not too far from the Humber, has not only dealt with natural gas being brought ashore from the North Sea but is also at the landward end of one of the world’s longest undersea pipelines which brings gas for British consumers from the Norwegian Sleipner gasfield. This area has also been a leader in the biofuels sector. JR Rix and Sons, a renowned and well-established Hull energy firm, have long been strong advocates of
Andy Koss, chief executive of Drax Power Ltd, with a biomass train
greener fuels and were the first company in the country to make biofuels widely available to both retail and commercial customers. Local developments in this field have continued: when Vivergo’s biofuel plant at Saltend opened in 2011, for example, it was said to be able to produce 420 million litres of ethanol from 1.1 million tons of wheat each year. This can be mixed with petrol and used in vehicles. A by-product of the process is protein feed for farm
animals. This article is very much about Hull and the East Riding, but it should be remembered that remarkable developments and initiatives have also taken place over the years on the south bank of the Humber. Restrictions of space mean there is insufficient time to talk in detail about the leading-edge research and teaching that continues in this area – particularly through the
Vivergo Fuels at Saltend Chemical Park. Inset, MD Mark Chesworth.
University of Hull – into the use of wind, tidal power and other forms of renewable energy. What is clear, however, is that we live in a dynamic and energetic region in so many senses of the word. The economic importance of the manufacture and installation of wind turbines to Hull and surrounding areas on both banks of the Humber was rightly marked a few months ago by the wonderful display of the Blade in Victoria Square which caught the imagination of locals and visitors alike. But, of course, even wind power is not new to the area. The East Riding countryside is still dotted with the towers of old windmills built to provide power for milling cereals in earlier centuries. We are fortunate that Skidby Mill still survives as a wonderful example of this ancient use of wind power but their modern-day
counterparts – wind turbines – are not only to be found on land but on the new offshore wind farms, sometimes situated far out into the North Sea. This story of our region’s involvement with the provision of energy over the ages not only reminds us of our long and enduring engagement with the sea but also emphasises this region’s remarkable ability to adapt to and grasp the opportunities created by new challenges, an essential requirement for any port or place in this rapidly changing world. ■ Dr Robb Robinson will be running a series of Heritage Open Top Bus Lectures. Taking place on the Saturday during Heritage Open Days and running all day, these free 50-minute trips will cover the Old Town, Sculcoates and Hessle Road areas. They will start and finish in the Old Town.
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FEATURE A R C H A E O L O G Y
Digging deep to uncover city centre’s rich heritage
The recently completed resurfacing works in Hull have offered a valuable opportunity for archaeologists to examine evidence of the city’s history. Ken Steedman, of Hull-based Humber Field Archaeology, discusses some of the findings
he resurfacing of large parts of Hull’s city centre required the lifting of existing surfaces and thorough ground preparation prior to the installation of replacement paving, street furniture, lighting, trees and, in some locations, new fountains and water features. While much of what was exposed was relatively recent, Humber Field Archaeology was tasked with keeping an eye on key aspects of the scheme, with significant discoveries being made in some areas.
hallmark of buildings designed by Waterhouse, provide an idea of the colours and decorative schemes which once featured in the interior of this grand building. A selection of these finds will be displayed in Hull Museums.
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Victoria 1 Queen Square
Excavation to a depth of several metres resulted in the exposure of parts of the basement of the former Prudential Assurance building, which was destroyed during an air raid in May 1941. Following the catastrophic fire, which claimed the lives of 16 people sheltering in the basement, the grand structure designed by architect Alfred Waterhouse (of Natural History Museum fame) was demolished. The excavation exposed a curved flight of steps – once part of a circular stairwell within the building’s distinctive tower – while at a lower level, a small area of the floor of the basement itself was revealed, complete with decorative
mosaic tiling including the words “Ye Mecca” at the foot of the stairs. Ye Mecca was one of a chain of smoking cafés and lounges and, at the time of the opening in Hull in 1904, there were 24 branches in London and 18 in other towns and cities across the country. The mosaic has been carefully covered and remains intact beneath the new paving.
Among the rubble filling the basement were a number of objects including brass name-plates from the main doors and elegant Art Nouveau-style door handles (labelled “Push”) – all were burnt and twisted from the original 1941 fire and from the subsequent demolition. Fragments of ceramic tiles and mouldings produced at the Burmantofts potteries in Leeds, and a
Following the recording and removal of gravestones, which had until recently formed the surface in the western part of the Holy Trinity (now Hull Minster) churchyard, the excavation and lifting of many burials was carried out by a team of up to ten archaeologists over a period of three to four months. Recording works also took place elsewhere in the square and beneath North Church Side. In a trench excavated for the control chamber for the new mirror pools, the earliest features recorded were a ditch and a chalk wall, marking properties lying west of the churchyard that had once occupied most of the current square. The ditch contained pottery and leather shoe fragments, which may have been dumped as early as the second half of the 14th century. These features could have been associated with a number of houses for priests who served the chantry chapels at Holy Trinity
until such chantries were abolished in 1547 under Edward VI. Though it appears that most of the outlying burials were cleared when the churchyard was reduced in size in the 19th century, some remained, including a well-built brick vault set against the boundary wall. This was found to contain a burial with an engraved copper name-plate, recording that this was the grave of William Westerdale, a mast, block and pump maker who had a house and yard in Pier Street. In all, more than 500 burials were recorded and lifted, as well as a great many deposits of mixed human bone resulting from pre-
vious grave-digging or construction in the churchyard. All have now been carefully bagged and deposited in the church crypt, with their reinterment there being sanctified and appropriately marked. Finds recovered from the graveyard soils include numerous fragments of medieval and post-medieval pottery (including many continental imports), glazed medieval floor tile fragments, architectural stone fragments, window glass and coins or tokens. The church plans to have a number of these objects on display.
Dock Street and 3 Humber Humber Street
Principal among finds during refurbishment work in the Fruit Market area was a small fragment of the medieval Humber Gate, comprising the north-eastern corner of the brick-built structure and an adjacent buttress, found to be surviving below the modern road surface. Though this piece of brickwork was well-preserved, this was a very fortuitous survival, it being apparent that just west of here, the gate had either collapsed or been demolished for construction of the adjacent dock. In Humber Street, a short length of the south wall of the medieval town was noted beneath the pavement.
FEATURE H E R I TA G E A C T I O N Z O N E
New outlook for the city’s Old Town
Mirror pools in Trinity Square.
Hull Old Town is one of 10 locations around the country which is to become a Heritage Action Zone and receive more than £500,000 in funding. Deborah Wall, principal adviser for History England, takes a look at what this new status will mean
hat is a Heritage Action Zone? The title comes from Historic England. They have pledged to unleash the power in the country’s historic environment to create economic growth and improve quality of life in villages, towns and cities. Working with local partners, Historic England will help to breathe new life into old places that are rich in heritage and full of promise. Hull’s success follows an application from Hull City Council to have the area recognised for its unique qualities and to help celebrate this historic part of the city.
Street Food Night in Zebedee’s Yard.
the waterfront to make the most of what both have to offer. It is hoped that the Heritage Action Zone accolade and the work it will deliver will help to tackle these challenges.
The rich history of Hull can be told in just a small area of the city – the Old Town – with its attractive public spaces, stunning old buildings and museums. Hull Old Town has been inhabited for more than 700 years. It is home to 40 per cent of the city’s listed buildings, a remaining medieval street pattern and nationally significant archaeology. The Old Town has long played an important commercial, economic and social role but it has seen a steady decline in economic relevance, with the loss of maritime industry and the docks, movement of large retail westwards and the severing of the city centre from the Humber waterfront by the A63. The effects of this have rippled through the Medieval Old Town. Hull is working to realign its economy with tourism, culture and heritage assets. There is
already commitment by Humber Local Employment Partnership for “Repurposing the Old Town” and a number of strategies are in place to increase investment, residents and visitors to the Old Town. This is evident in the ambitious programmes like Hull 2017 UK City of Culture, the Fruit Market “live, work and play” regeneration development and Hull Museums programme. There has been a significant
transformation of Trinity Square, Trinity House Lane and Whitefriargate, and completion of Beverley Gate as part of the £25m public realm project. The Fruit Market area of the Old Town now has a clear purpose and is beginning to fill with digital industries, eateries and is buzzing with cultural events. But other parts of the Old Town risk being left behind and there is a need to knit the Old Town and
The five-year project launched in March this year, and the aim is for the city’s medieval heart to grow as a world-class visitor destination and a place where residents of Hull enjoy and are proud of. The success relies on collaboration of lots of stakeholders in the city. Key projects will focus on bringing the Old Town back to life by: ■ Working with residents and businesses to develop a vision for the area as a fabulous place to live, work and visit. ■ Helping to transform and find new uses for historic buildings. ■ Providing residential developers with support, funding and guidance to improve the availability, quality and affordability of housing in the area. ■ Strengthening links to the waterfront, city centre and
Humber Street Gallery.
Stage @The Dock.
The old blockhouse at Sammy’s Point.
Proposed footbridge over Castle Street. Left, revamped Trinity Market.
museum quarter, drawing on Hull’s maritime heritage. Hopefully you will be able to enjoy a visit to Hull Castle’s South Blockhouse during Heritage Open Days. Following the huge community interest in the public realm, proposals at Beverley Gate, a team have been looking for ways to highlight the South Blockhouse, part of the town’s defences near The Deep. Do you know where it is? Did you know it was commissioned by King Henry VIII? More detail is
featured within this booklet. This will be one of many Heritage Action Zones projects to celebrate the historical gems that are hidden within the wonderful Old Town and to make it the busy heart of the city it once was. You are also invited to share your knowledge and pictures of listed places in Hull, so we can record important facts, and even unlock the secrets of some places. ■ You can find out more about adding your contribution to the national Heritage List for England at https://historicengland.org.uk/ listing/enrich-the-list/
FEATURE K C O M
Cream of the city’s iconic phone boxes
ou can’t get more ‘Ull than a cream coloured phone box. When you see one in a photograph you instantly know where you are. They are a symbol of Hull’s uniqueness, of its determination not to be like anywhere else, its “otherness” and, quite frankly, of its bloody-mindedness. While the rest of the country was united in its adoption of the red phone box of BT, Hull has always remained steadfastly cream. But why so? It’s a long story with roots reaching right back into the dawn of telecommunications. When the Telegraph Act of 1899 made it possible for local authorities to set up their own systems to compete with the National Telephone Company (NTC), one of those that took up the challenge was Hull Corporation. By 1902, despite strong opposition from the NTC, the corporation had been granted a licence to set up its own network by the Postmaster General, making it one of a handful of local authorities around the country to do so. On November 28, 1904, the Hull Telephone Department opened its first telephone exchange at 7 Wincolmlee, in east Hull, on the site of a former public baths. The exchange was equipped with a new, “state of the art” 20 position Ericsson-Bell manual switch-
Ian Midgley looks at the history of Hull’s cream phone boxes
INCOMING: An early image of telephone exchange. board, capable of handling 1,000 subscribers at a time and the age of the phone was upon us – even if the vast majority of people didn’t have one. By 1913 the other services in places such as Brighton, Glasgow, Portsmouth, Tunbridge Wells and Swansea had all been sold to the NTC or the Post Office, leaving Hull’s network as the last surviv-
FORM A LINE: Line gang in Hull circa 1910. Right, a K1 kiosk.
ing independent phone company. It was an independence the city was not prepared to give up. As the Post office gradually took control of the other authorities’ networks, Hull Corporation decided to take its future into its own hands and, in 1914, bought the NTC network in Hull outright for what was then a king’s ransom of £192,423. In today’s money that’s more than £15.5m - no small amount or decision for a local council. Ever since that day Hull has had its own independent telecommunications company, which down the years has gone by names such as Kingston Communications (Hull) PLC and the KCOM Group PLC. The company is no longer owned by the council, which partially floated the company on the London Stock Exchange in 1999 before selling its remaining stake in 2007. Today it’s called KCOM and has changed with the times, supplying not just phone lines to the population of Hull and East Yorkshire but 21st century innovations such as ultrafast fibre broadband too. It also directly employs nearly 900 people in the region, creating 1,600 jobs in total through its supply chain. But why cream phone boxes?
PHONE FANS: Some Hull people will recall this set of phone boxes in Monument Bridge outside what is now Princes Quay in 1956.
CREAM OF THE CROP: A K6 phone box in Nelson Street.
That’s a tricky one. No-one knows exactly why cream was chosen. But KCOM’s cream phone kiosks have always been just that, cream. It’s the rest of the country that has dilly-dallied over the colour of its phone boxes. It wasn’t until the 1930s that the rest of the nation definitively chose red and by then Hull was already devoted to cream. The 1930s also saw the arrival of arguably the most famous – and certainly the most photogenic – of Hull’s phone boxes, the K6. Designed by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott, whose credits also include Liverpool Cathedral and Battersea Power Station, the K6 is rightly regarded as a British design classic. It’s as quintessentially British as the double decker bus, fish and chips and Monty Python. This year, to mark Hull’s reign as the UK City of Culture, KCOM launched a city centre trail around its K6 phone boxes.
WORKERS: The Hull Telephone Department in 1911.
Phone box trail: The trail, which can be found at www.kcomhome. com/campaigns/trail takes visitors on a journey through Hull s history and heritage, from the old city walls that defied a king to the Victorian splendour of Victoria Square and the old docks where Hull s merchants welcomed the world. It s a great way to discover the city, and you ll never find a more Ull way.
FEATURE H U L L D A I LY M A I L
Making the news for more than 130 years Will Ramsey looks at the long history of the Hull Daily Mail
I Above, putting classified adverts in the Lampson tube to go to the composing room for typesetting. Below, reporters and photographers at Jameson Street.
t has chronicled tragedies, triumphs and the daily life of the city for more than 130 years. While the technology might have altered – with the mobile and digital platforms an increasingly important part of the business – some things haven’t changed at the Hull Daily Mail. Frederick Brent Grotrian, the Londoner who founded the paper in 1885, would still recognise its knack of telling stories through words and pictures. This energetic figure, who described himself as “a Hull man in everything but birth”, was the son of a Danishman, Friedrich Ludwig Christian Grotrian. In 1836, Friederich emigrated to London and, two years later, Frederick Brent Grotrian was born. Frederick was to move to Hull and married Elizabeth Hunter. In 1885, he was one of a group of businessmen who took over a Conservative weekly newspaper and launched the new daily – the Hull Daily Mail. Entering a crowded and competitive newspaper market in the city, the first edition was published on September 29 – from 22 Whitefriargate – under the editorship of George Eastwood, who also ran the Hull, East Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire Conservative Newspaper Company. In many respects, Frederick was a typically energetic Victorian. Alongside setting up the paper, he also found time in his busy schedule to sit as Hull East’s MP from July 1886 to June 1892 and
Founder FB Grotrian, left, and Edgar S Lewis, editor from 1890 to 1922. had four sons and four daughters – Fred, Herbert, Harold, Edgar, Hilda, Ethal, Elizabeth and Gwen. In 2010, when the Mail marked its 125th anniversary, it tracked down one of Frederick’s descendants – his great-grandson, Commander Patrick Brent Grotrian – who shared some of the family lore about his ancestor. Patrick, of Easingwold, North
Yorkshire, revealed that his forbear also had plans to link the north and south banks of the Humber. “I know one of his big things was building a tunnel under the Humber,” Patrick said. “He had the idea of connecting Hull with Lincolnshire. “I guess he thought ‘If you can’t climb it, go under it’. Although it
1920s delivery van.
Timeline of the paper
The Entrance to the Jameson Street offices. Above, the presses on site.
Above, the papers leave Jameson Street. Below, Winston Churchill visit the offices in 1941 to boost morale.
never came to fruition, I always talk about the Humber Bridge as my great grandfather’s bridge – it was just built about 100 years later.” Although Frederick died long ago, Patrick said he was proud of the legacy his great-grandfather left behind. “I think it is grand that the newspaper is still going
strong today,” he said. “The newspaper business is very foreign to me, but it is interesting it has survived so long.” Current editor Neil Hodgkinson said: “Papers such as the Hull Daily Mail are as much part of history as recorders of it and the people who work there are mere custodians of that history. Long may that continue.”
1885 The first edition of the Hull Daily Mail is published on September 29 from 22 Whitefriargate under the editorship of George Eastwood. 1890 Eastwood is succeeded by FB Grotrian, who becomes sole proprietor. 1905 On the death of Mr Grotrian, a new private company called the Daily Mail and Hull Times is formed to publish the Mail with the late owner s four sons becoming directors. 1926 After steady growth in its circulation and influence, the Mail moves to purpose-built offices in Jameson Street, complete with a new state-of-the-art printing press. 1927 The Grotrian family acquire the Grimsby Evening Telegraph to form Hull and Grimsby Newspapers, then a year later, sell a half-interest in the business to a company called Provincial Newspapers. Two members of the Grotrian family join the Provincial Newspapers board. 1930 Provincial Newspapers sell a substantial interest in the Hull business to a national publishing group owned by Lord Rothermere, proprietor of the Daily Mail. 1930 News appears on the front page for the first time, replacing small advertisements. 1930 The closure of the Evening News, its only surviving Hull-based rival, leaves the Mail as the region s sole evening newspaper.
1941 The Mail s Jameson Street offices suffer a direct hit during a German bombing raid. Despite the Blitz, publication of the paper is maintained throughout the war. 1963 Provincial Newspapers sell their remaining shares in Hull and Grimsby Newspapers to Associated Newspapers, the parent company of Northcliffe Newspapers, owned by Lord Rothermere. The Mail s ownership has remained unchanged since then. It is now one of the biggest titles in what is now known as the Northcliffe Media group. 1979 Pre-dating its use by national newspapers, the introduction of computerised typesetting heralds the end of the traditional hot metal plate method of production. 1986 The Mail changes shape, switching from its traditional broadsheet format to tabloid. 1989 Colour production is introduced after the Mail relocates to a new base at Blundell s Corner in Beverley Road. Other titles now being produced include the Property Guide and The Journal. 1998 The Mail enters the digital publishing age by launching its website, now known as www.hulldailymail.co.uk. 1999 The Duke of Edinburgh makes a royal visit to Blundell s Corner to mark the 700th anniversary of the granting of the city s royal charter. 2002 The East Riding Mail is launched as an edition of the Hull Daily Mail. 2006 The Mail becomes the first newspaper in the country to introduce video journalism on its website. More innovations follow, including new sports, property and buying and selling websites, an online directory and text alerts for breaking sports stories. 2010 The Hull Daily Mail celebrates its 125th anniversary.
FEATURE T O U R I S M
Maritime City could net more visitors Angus Young takes a trip into the future to see what Hull’s next big heritage project will look like
ast-forward to 2024. Hull’s four-year reign as the UK City of Culture is now a fading memory but there’s a new title to be proud of. Yorkshire’s Maritime City is seeing waves of tourists flock to its new attractions, notably the Arctic Corsair, Hull’s last sidewinder deep-sea trawler, now berthed in an historic dry dock on the River Hull next to Dock Office Row. It’s the place where both HMS Bounty and HMS Boreas, once commanded by Horatio Nelson, were built. At what was once the North End shipyard, visitors can view the entire hull of the Corsair instead of previously being able to just seeing it lying marooned on a mud bank further down river. A short walk away, Queens Gardens has been redeveloped an outdoor museum with specially designed installations telling its story as Hull’s first dock and its role as a catalyst to the port’s expansion in the 19th century. Close by, the revamped Maritime Museum now boasts a whole new floor for people to explore the city’s unrivalled collections of maritime heritage. Visitors can now enjoy views across the city centre from one of the building’s domes. In the distance, the newly restored Spurn Lightship in Hull Marina offers another stop on the tourist trail. Is this vision of the future too good to be true? Not if a partnership between Hull City Council, Hull Culture & Leisure and the Heritage Lottery Fund has anything to do with it.
AMBITIOUS: The plan aims to create a heritage trail linking Hull Maritime Museum, a reberthed Arctic Corsair and new galleries and displays.
Together, they have pledged a total of £27.5m towards the next major regeneration project earmarked fort the city centre. It aims to build on the undoubted feel-good factor surrounding 2017 and the pulling power Hull is now enjoying as a blossoming destination for short-break holidaymakers. But there’s an even bigger ambition behind all this according to Garry Taylor, the council’s major
projects director. “As well as celebrating the city’s maritime history, it’s also a story about the future prosperity of the city and the end game is getting a cruise terminal,” he said. Attracting cruise ships and their free-spending passengers to Hull could well be the next chapter in the 2,000-year story of Hull’s relationship with the sea. That story began with wool and wine being traded across the
North Sea. In the future, it could all revolve around cruise ship passengers exploring the delights of the fish deck of a 1960s trawler or climbing a spiral staircase to enjoy a bird’s eye view of dancing fountains from the cupola window of a city centre museum. Simon Green, Director of Cultural Services at Hull Culture and Leisure Ltd, said the Corsair’s proposed new berth would allow people to tour the vessel for the
VISION: Above, how the Arctic Corsair would looked berthed in an historic dry dock on the River Hull next to Dock Office Row. Below, the dock as it is today.
next 100 years. He said: “She really is a huge vessel and once she is out of the water I think people will really be able to appreciate her true size and scale.” However, Mr Green said the wider regeneration project was not just about Hull’s trawling history. “People in Hull have used the seas to trade for over 2,000 years,” he said. “We want to tell that story because Hull’s maritime heritage
is being lost at an alarming rate. “We know from losing some of our volunteer colleagues on the Corsair in recent years that their numbers are dwindling. “Now seems the right time to tell that story properly when there are still people around with first-hand experience of life at sea and stories to tell.” Mr Green said most of the exhibits and display areas in the Maritime Museum had remained
largely unchanged since it first opened in the mid-1970s. It was originally built in the late 19th century as offices for the Hull Docks Company. The museum is expected to close to the public for around 18 months during the facelift which is expected to start in 2019. Before then, detailed planning will take place to work out how all the schemes will be phased and delivered. Ros Kerslake, chief executive of
the Heritage Lottery Fund, took a tour of the proposed regeneration sites after it was announced the city council was committing £12.5m of its own cash alongside the HLF’s £15m grant. She said: “Hull’s maritime story is unique and deserves to be told. “We wanted to invest here because the City of Culture has really created a momentum for Hull. It just seems the right thing to do.”
FEATURE H E D O N A N D PA U L L
Free trading flourished in port that once outranked Hull David Smith looks at the history of two villages and their influence on the heritage, commerce and defence of the region
edon has a long and colourful history as a successful port, a self-governing borough and the keeper of a unique collection of silver. The pattern of Hedon’s development can still be seen in the centre, where its heritage as an early days “new town” is reflected in the grid system of streets, rather than random growth of the settlement. It was William-le-Gros, Lord of Holderness, who realised Hedon’s haven was a navigable waterway leading to the Humber and that it would be ideal for a port – in the 12th and 13th centuries, Hedon’s port was the 11th largest in the country, making it more important than Hull at the time. King John’s charter of 1200 made the residents of Hedon burgesses or “free men”, allowing them to practise their trades freely and buy and sell property within the borough. In thanks for their newfound prosperity, the burgesses built the church of St Augustine, known as the King of Holderness. A Charter of Incorporation, granted to the burgesses by King Edward III in 1348, meant that Hedon would be self-governing, annually electing aldermen, bailiffs, and a mayor. Even after Hedon’s port trade reduced and the haven eventually silted up and was abandoned as a waterway, it was still to play an important part in the affairs of the country by returning two Members of Parliament in 1295. No further Parliaments were
St Augustine’s Church in Hedon.
held for many years, but from 1537 to 1832, the town had two MPs. Due to local government reorganisation in 1974, Hedon lost its borough status but successfully fought to retain its civic regalia, office of mayor, and ownership of the Town Hall and silver collection. The Hull and Holderness Railway, which opened in 1854, passed through Hedon where a station was built to the north. Lord Beeching cut the passenger service on
the line in 1965; goods traffic continued until 1968. Land to the west of Hedon was developed as a racecourse from 1883, when the newly formed East Riding Club and Racecourse Company bought Twyers Farm. A distinctive feature of the course was its one-mile straight; another was the course’s own railway station which only operated on race days. In 1929, the site was developed as an aerodrome – Hull-born aviator
Amy Johnson returned home at Hedon following her 1930 recordbreaking solo flight to Australia. In 1934, the Royal Dutch airline KLM started a daily service between Hedon and Amsterdam, but the outbreak of the Second World War put a stop to commercial flights. After the war, the site was briefly used as a speedway track; currently there are plans to develop it as an energy and business park.
Hedon Aerodrome in 1912.
Paull Lighthouse. Below, Fort Paull.
Fortunes fortified across the centuries T
he village of Paull was unlikely to be inhabited before at least the 10th century, due to the presence of large areas of salt marsh, but Pagele, or Paghel, is recorded in the Domesday Book as being a berewick (dependent settlement in a manor) of Burstwick. In the medieval period there were three identifiable settlements: Paull Fleet (later low Paull); Up/over Paull (later High Paull); and Paull Holme. The first two merged to form the present-day Paull, whose population has grown steadily over the centuries. Perhaps the most prominent surviving feature is Paull Holme Tower, a grade one listed building, whose current owner has secured Historic England funding to help preserve it. In 1769, the Constable family sold High Paull Manor to Benjamin Blaydes the younger and a house was built on the site close to the River Humber known as High Paull House.
Paull Holme Tower.
In the 1850s, it was bought by Anthony Bannister, sheriff and mayor of Hull, who was responsible for building the Hull to Withernsea railway. It was sold to the war department in 1861. The house was demolished in the 1950s, a small lodge house at its entrance being the only remains. An early Georgian house at
Boreas Hill had a porch added in 1936 made of bricks taken from the George Inn in Hullâ€™s High Street. The listed six-bedroom home has a 6in key weighing half a pound for the back door. In 1542, Henry VIII ordered a 12-gun battery to be built at Paull to protect nearby Hull. A century later, Charles I ordered another battery to be built in an attempt to
stop ships reaching Parliamentarian Hull; the attempt failed and the battery was bombarded into surrender. During the Napoleonic wars, yet another battery was built at Paull to help protect Hull and prevent invasion via the Humber. A new, bigger battery, completed in 1864, was used during the First World War as the headquarters of local forces and as a base for searchlights to ward off zeppelins from Hull. During the Second World War, the battery was used as an ammunition storage depot and the Wrens operated a degaussing station from it. Today the battery now houses Fort Paull museum. Trinity House built a lighthouse at Paull in 1836. Though largely agricultural, other trades have been undertaken at Paull, including brick-making, shipbuilding and shrimp fishing. â– The above information has been taken from: Paull: An Illustrated History, by David Alexander Smith, Stenlake Publishing, 2011.
FEATURE R E L I G I O N
City’s role in the rise of Protestant Reformation Five hundred years ago, an obscure friar in a small German town launched a protest against the Church. Today, Martin Luther’s Reformation is recognised as a defining moment in the history of the West. David Bagchi looks at Hull’s role in these world-shaping events
ne Sunday in early August 1528, worshippers at Holy Trinity observed an unusual spectacle. The choir procession was led in not by the crucifer, but by an illiterate Hull seaman, Robert Robinson. Barefoot, and wearing only his shirt, he carried in his hand a lighted candle and on his back a bundle of dry twigs. Having led the procession around the church, Robinson was made to stand at the front of the church, in full view of all, throughout Mass. This bizarre ritual had a serious intent: the kindling and the flame Robinson carried were none-toosubtle reminders to him and to the public that he had escaped being burned as a heretic only by the skin of his teeth and that his fate was, literally, in his own hands. Robinson and his shipmates (four from Hull, one from Barrow) were not long returned from Bremen, and their crime was to have spoken too freely about the Lutheran practices and beliefs they had encountered in the Netherlands and north Germany. They were reported to the church authorities and interrogated. In the event, all got off lightly – even Robinson, having expressed dangerous opinions of his own about confession and the pope, seems never to have repeated them. The incident is significant
because the case of the Hull sailors marks the earliest known encounter of English natives with Lutheran ideas from abroad. By 1528, everyone in England would have heard about Martin
Luther. Legend has it that on October 31, 1517, he nailed up 95 theses – propositions for debate – on the door of the castle-church in Wittenberg, the capital of Electoral Saxony.
The debate was to be a technical one about the power of the Church to grant indulgences – the commuting of spiritual penances into financial penalties. But Luther was almost immediately accused of heresy. Excommunicated in 1520, and declared an outlaw of the Holy Roman Empire the following year, Luther became the most notorious man in Europe. His beliefs were simple but revolutionary. He hailed Scripture as the highest authority for Christians, far above popes and canon law. Robinson and his crew would have had much to tell their fellow Hullites. Hull, along with the other major English ports of London, Bristol, and Newcastle, was an entry point not just for Lutheran ideas but also for printed propaganda across the North Sea. Loose sheets could be smuggled in consignments of paper while bound books could be hidden in merchandise or in secret compartments. Sometimes they were discovered; mostly they were not. Little won-
EVOLVING DEFENCES: Clockwise from left, a map showing Hull in 1540 before the east bank was fortified, Hull in 1611 showing the castle and blockhouses to the east, the south castle and blockhouses are shown on this engraving from 1640.
der that Bishop Nix of Norwich, writing at about the same time that Robinson and his fellow-crew were being investigated, felt that he could vouch for the orthodoxy of gentlemen and the common people, but not for “merchants, and those who have their abiding not far from the sea”. Whether it was as a result of
Lutheran influence that the burghers of Hull refused to throw in their lot with the Pilgrimage of Grace against the dissolution of the monasteries is doubtful – these hard-headed businessmen knew that they had little to gain from open rebellion against Henry VIII and much to lose. But Hull rapidly gained a repu-
tation for militant Protestantism. During the Catholic rebellion of 1569 against Elizabeth I, Hull remained proudly loyal. From the 1570s, its blockhouses (the fortifications to the east of the river Hull built by Henry VIII) were used as prisons for foreign-trained Catholic priests and those found harbouring them.
The town’s Protestant identity might have played a part in the decision to close the gates to King Charles I and declare for the Parliamentarian cause in 1642, but religion was undeniably a factor in the overthrow of the town’s Catholic governor in 1688 and the welcome offered to the Protestant William of Orange.
FEATURE A F T E R T H E R A I D S
THE MORNING AFTER: The Eagle Mills burn after the Hull Blitz of May 1941.
Getting back to normal life after horror of the Blitz Returning to daily life was a question of morale. Charles Dinsdale looks at Hull’s fighting spirit
he headline wrote “There was enemy activity over a North-East Coast town last night”. After experiencing another night of fire, explosion and slaughter, Hull people would have found that headline sorely lacking – the city endured enemy bombing throughout the Second World War, the heaviest during May 1941. But before the last of the German invaders had sped homewards, and long before Britain heard the news of the latest raid, normal working would have resumed as quickly as possible. The Civilian Organisation, paralleling the Civil Defence, would have been summing up and coping with the situation. Returning to daily life was a question of morale and organisation, ably led by the city fathers. The Town Clerk was responsible for air raid welfare and the scheme developed to provide it was begun in 1938, and evolved throughout the war, to meet the ever changing requirements.
The scheme can be considered under the following headings:
Reception or Rest Centres
In the Corporation’s scheme, provision was made for 92 reception centres, sited principally in the congested areas, church and mission halls being earmarked for this purpose. The centres were equipped with bedding, emergency lighting, rations, water and clothing and, when people were received after a raid, they were immediately
BLAZE BATTLE: Firefighters tackle a blaze at the corner of Jameson Street and Chapel Street.
provided with hot drinks and sleeping accommodation. “Hot water for washing is very much appreciated and an abundant water supply both for drinking and washing is essential,” was the reception centre code.
The feeding of the civil population after air raids was deemed to be “of the utmost importance” and a significant morale booster.
This feeding was not confined to those who were homeless; it was seen to be equally important to feed people whose homes had been damaged by fallen ceilings and falls of soot, the filth rendering foodstuffs in their homes inedible. The Corporation had a Municipal Restaurant Department, whose main work was the feeding of needy schoolchildren. It was on this department that
all feeding was centralised at the outbreak of war, and a comprehensive feeding scheme was in operation in this city before the Ministry of Food moved in the matter of setting up British Restaurants and emergency feeding centres. In 18 days following two nights of severe air raids in May 1941, the corporation provided 460,000 meals.
FANCY A BREW: A cup of tea and a gasper.
RAISED TO THE GROUND: Salvage and collection in Sterling Street.
Offices or 3 District Information Centres
The principle underlying the District Office system was to collate in one or a number of centres representatives of all services to whom citizens affected by an air raid could turn. The public were thus relieved of the inconvenience of having to visit various departments to have their needs and problems considered – anything from billeting and emergency ration cards to financial assistance for furniture or tools of the trade. A total of 40,000 people were dealt with after the May 1941 air raids.
Care Work and Provision of Hostels 4 After
An after-care service was an essential feature of air raid welfare. Although material assistance from all sources was immediately forthcoming, the psychological, as well as the practical implications of the destruction of a home and its contents, and the removal of people from their own neighbourhood, were recognised. Fourteen hostels were opened within the city with the object of dealing with “special” cases – aged, infirm, persons with very large families, unaccompanied children, etc. These hostels were administered by the WVS with paid caretakers on a shift basis at each hostel. In addition, some 200 houses were requisitioned by or freely loaned to the local authority for
the accommodation of the homeless. The furniture provided by the Ministry of Health to furnish the homes was considerably complemented by furniture and equipment given by the public, with the result they could be described as “comfortable”. They were kept clean and ready for instant occupation by the Women’s Section of the Wardens Service with the help of their League of Good Neighbours. Another big boost to the morale of the city was working towards a main goal; the more people who had a job during the raids – firewatchers, street fire parties, WVS, Civil Defence, messengers and emergency services – the better, and the roles were many and varied. From Hull’s memories of the First World War, it was expected that damage and loss of life during the Second World War would be heavy, but the provision of shelters for the bulk of the population undoubtedly gave confidence and prevented panic evacuation. As early as 1938, Hull began building shelters and carried on, even when the government told them to stop – the Lord Mayor was summoned to Downing Street and asked to cease building. Hull built 40,600 shelters of varying types and thousands owe their wellbeing to the shelter provided. That said, 100 communal shelters were destroyed, as well as 250 Anderson and brick and concrete domestic shelters.
CLEAN UP: A giant vacuum cleaner supplied by the corporation to clean up.
REBUILDING: Salvage and collection in Sterling Street.
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ALE TRAIL EWINoffers Hull’s OldBR Town tempting 2017 range of CE G SINa historical pubs with a rich heritage connected to the city and its development over the centuries. Take a tour of some of the best.
Trinity House Lane This prominent corner Victorian pub is beautifully decorated can you spot the city’s coat of arms, the three coronets? Inside is a wonderful timber back bar with mirror insets, topped by a clock. A very friendly establishment, in a picturesque location.
The Minerva Nelson Street
The Minerva pub was built in the 1820s not long after Humber Dock was dug in 1809 and was originally a hotel serving the passengers landing at the nearby Steam Packet Landing. It’s named after the Roman goddess of wisdom, hence the wise owl on the buildings façade. Inside the pub’s proximity to the estuary is emphasised with displays of nautical pictures and maps.
The Mission Posterngate
The Seamen’s Mission was built in 1886 and was used as a place of leisure and repose by sailors. It was ideally placed opposite the red bricked ofﬁces of the Local Marine Board where sailors would have to sign on and get paid off when going to sea. It was extended in 1926-7 to form the Mariners’ Church of the Good Shepherd and you can still admire this heritage through the original stained glass windows and pews.
Scale Lane Opened in 2007, this freehouse pub takes its name from Walter Wilberforce who owned and ran a barber’s shop from these premises in the 1820’s. It has a bright, modern, contemporary interior with walls decorated with LP covers.
George Hotel Land of Green Ginger
The George Hotel dates back to the late 18th century and would have offered a night’s leisure and rest to merchants and seamen mooring at newly opened Queens Dock of 1778. Its chief attraction today is its hosting of the country’s smallest window, used as a lookout for arriving coaches. Inside, lead windows and an abundance of wooden panelling inside help conjure up the spirit of those bygone years.
H E R I TA G E A L E T R A I L The Old House
Scale Lane This recently converted pub and bistro also known as 5 Scale Lane is situated in Hull’s oldest domestic building, as described by its blue plaque. It retains its timber framing, and its distinctive exterior is matched by its fascinating interior.
High Street The pub takes its name from the 19th century ships’ chandlers, Rayment and Sharp who originally had the premises. It now has a beautiful beer garden and is ideally situated opposite the Museums’ Quarter.
Hawkes Scale Lane
This low ceilinged pub takes its name from William Hawkes, a gunmaker (and dentist!) who manufactured bespoke guns and riﬂes at the premises from 1810, taking over the previous business of William Bottomley, who was one of just two registered gunsmiths in Hull at the end of the 18th century. Reminders of this heritage are widely displayed (unloaded) around the pub.
The Black Boy High Street
Dating back to around 1720, The Black Boy is one of the city’s oldest pubs so it is no surprise that the inside of the pub is long and narrow, a reminder of how the medieval tenements in Hull were originally arranged. The pub’s name probably comes from reference to an Indian Chief who was the sign of a tobacco or snuff seller or pipemaker.
The Lion & Key High Street
The present public house dates back to 1812 when the Britannia Coffee House stood on the site, serving not only tea and coffee but also wine, spirits and food. It was renamed The Lion and Key public house shortly afterwards when Wellington captured Ciudad Rodrigo in the Peninsular War. This town was considered to be the ‘key’ to Spain and the pub sign outside depicted a British lion with a large key in its paws.
Ye Olde Corn Exchange
North Church Side The Old Corn Exchange was originally called the Excise Coffee House and, in1788 was leased from the Corporation by John Meggitt, a local brewer, for £15 per annum. In 1797 a surprising tenant was William Brown, bookseller and stationer who paid a rent of £13-16s.
FEATURE M U S E U M S
History in the making The Humber Museums Partnership The Humber Museums Partnership consists of the museums services of Hull, North Lincolnshire and the East Riding. It was formed in 2014 to develop collaborative working for the purpose of delivering better services to the public and is an Arts Council of England (ACE) Major Partnership Museum. The three museums services of the Humber Museums Partnership hold extensive collections of art, archaeology, social history, rural history, oral history, maritime history and world cultures. We work together to promote the heritage of the Humber region and the wider world. Further information about all of the Humber Museums Partnerships sites and our ACE funded families and under-fives projects can be found at on our website at www.humbermuseums.com You can also follow us and on social media to keep fully informed of our forthcoming exhibitions and events: Facebook: www.facebook.com/humber museums Twitter: twitter.com/HumberMuseums
Hull is blessed with wonderful museums and galleries Maritime 1 Hull Museum
Explore Hull’s old Dock Offices and find out what made Hull the city it is today. Discover superb ship models, maritime art, the whaler’s craft of scrimshaw and Hull’s famous Wilson shipping line. The museum is housed in the Victorian Dock Offices in Queen Victoria Square. These nautical themed offices were designed by Christopher G Wray and originally opened in 1871. It now displays Hull’s maritime activities from the late 18th century to present. See a whale skeleton, have fun with our family trail and dressingup corner and see a wealth of unique and fascinating artefacts.
Opening Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, 10am-5pm. Thursday 10am-7.30pm Sunday 11am 4.30pm. Last
1 admission 30 minutes prior to closure. Admission is free. For more information, visit: http://humbermuseums.com/ museum-hull/hull-maritimemuseum/
The Humber Museums Partnership Framed Virtual Reality Museum Humber Museums Partnership have adopted the power of Virtual Reality and developed their first, virtual museum app as we experiment with new ways to embrace 21st century technology. The app, built in collaboration with Northern advertising agency yesyesBD, brings together objects selected from across East Riding of Yorkshire, North Lincolnshire and Hull, and allows them to be viewed in one space. The move comes as part of our “Framed” project, which features 100 objects from museums across the Humber region and presents them using a variety of mediums. These include Virtual Reality, Billboards, Buses and Social Platforms. Out of the 100 objects in the Framed collection, ten items were selected by museum curators to be included in the Virtual Reality Experience. The Virtual Museum, which is accessed using a cardboard headset and a mobile phone app, allows users to explore the
virtual space, which has the ten selected items on display. Users can interact with these items and discover more about each piece. Those who already own Virtual Reality headsets can experience the virtual museum by downloading the Framed Virtual Museum app on the Google Play Store or via the Apple App Store. It is hoped the use of this immersive technology and the development of an innovative museum experience will encourage a younger, more diverse audience to visit the region's museum sites.
For more information: http://humbermuseums.com/ frmd/ and our Framed Virtual Museum can be downloaded for free from Google Play Store and App Store.
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7.30pm; Sunday 11am-4.30pm. Last admission 30 minutes prior to closure. Admission is free. For more information, visit http://humbermuseums.com/ museum-hull/ferens-art-gallery/
2 Streetlife Museum
Step back in time with 200 years of transport history and experience the sights, sounds and smells of the past. Walk down a 1940s high street, board a goods train and enjoy a carriage ride or vintage car ride. It is great for a family day out. See veteran cars, trams, our bicycle gallery, street scene gallery and experience our carriage ride.
Opening Hours: Monday to Saturday, 10am-5pm; Sunday 11am4.30pm. Last admission 30 minutes prior to closure. Admission is free. For more information, visit . http://humbermuseums.com/ museum-hull/streetlife-museum/
Art 3 Ferens Gallery
Discover outstanding art collections and enjoy vibrant temporary exhibitions in this atmospheric gallery. Your trip can be rounded off by relaxing in the café. The site and money for the gallery were donated to the city by Thomas Ferens, after whom it is named. The architects were SN Cooke and EC Davies. It was
and East 4 Hull Riding Museum
4 opened in 1927, restored and extended in 1991 and has recently undergone extensive refurbishment. Following its reopening this year, visitors can now enjoy Pietro Lorenzetti’s stunning panel painting Christ between Saints Paul and Peter (c.1320), and exhibitions such as The Turner Prize, Offshore, and Skin which features works by Freud, Mueck and Tunick. Visit our newly refurbished 12 galleries, children’s gallery exhibitions and children’s interactive gallery and café.
Opening Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, 10am-5pm; Thursday 10am-
Enter a world where 235 million years of history is brought to life. Come face to face with a woolly mammoth, encounter a mysterious crew of wooden warriors and discover a unique Iron Age sword. From majestic mammoths to Saxon invaders, visitors to the Hull and East Riding museum of archaeology can look forward to an experience that is unique, educational and fun. See Roman mosaics; discover dinosaur bones and Anglo-Saxon treasure.
Opening Hours: Monday to Saturday, 10am-5pm; Sunday 11am-4.30pm. Last admission 30 minutes prior to closure. Admission is free. For more information, visit http://humbermuseums.com/ museum-hull/hull-and-eastriding-museum/ Continued on page 28
The Humber Museums Partnership is proud to present our latest partnership project, The Humber 250 trail. Our Humber 250 trail is a fantastic opportunity for people visiting Hull for City of Culture to explore the fascinating heritage of the wider Humber region. Whether travelling by car or bicycle the Humber 250 trail introduces you to the lands cut through by the Humber and to histories of the peoples who have lived here. The river Humber has long shaped the lives of people who live along its shores, in the East Riding of Yorkshire, Hull and in North Lincolnshire, encouraging trade and contact with the wider world, acting as boundary and border between north and south. The trail leads around many of the rural and urban points of interest in the Humber region, featuring a rich blend of over 70 heritage and natural history sites, ranging from Museums and Galleries, Historic Houses and gardens, Industrial and Wartime Heritage, and Archaeology and Architecture. The Humber 250 trail guide is available as a leaflet from the regions tourist information centres, and our website, Humbermuseums.com where a free downloadable mobile phone app is also available for free from both Google Play and App Store. For ease and convenience the trail route has been split into three sections and the sites listed, with step by step directions between them which can be downloaded or printed. So whether you are visiting Hull for City of Culture, or fancy a scenic tour of the region and its treasures you can find more information at
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On History 5 Hands Museum
Explore one of Hull’s oldest buildings, which first opened its doors as the Grammar School in 1585 and is now the Hands on History Museum. Famous pupils included 17thcentury poet Andrew Marvell and 18th-century slavery abolitionist William Wilberforce. The Tudor structure with its original brickwork and mullioned windows is now a listed building. Hands on History is also partly housed in the adjoining Fish Street Day School, which was built as a charity school in 1871 but soon afterwards became a Board School. The ground floor offers a fascinating glimpse into Victorian childhood with a themed hands-on interactive exhibition that includes a Victorian school room. The first floor explores local history in the The Story of Hull and its People gallery and is also home to our Ancient Egypt exhibition, where you can see a 2,600-year-old Egyptian mummy and unique replicas of King Tutankhamun’s treasures.
Opening Hours: Noon to 4pm on the second and fourth Saturdays of each month. Admission is free. For more information, visit http://humbermuseums.com/ museum-hull/hands-on-historymuseum/
Included in the museum is the history of the East Yorkshire Regiment. A fascinating museum for visitors to explore.
Opening Hours: Saturday, 10am-5pm; Sunday 11am-4.30pm. Last admission 15 minutes prior to closure. Admission is free. For more information, visit http://humbermuseums.com/ museum-hull/wilberforce-housemuseum/
7 Arctic Corsair 7 House 6 Wilberforce Museum
Visit the birthplace of William Wilberforce and discover the story of the historic struggle to abolish the slave trade. The permanent displays at Wilberforce House include journals and items that belonged to William Wilberforce, including his original court
costume. The museum tells the story of the transatlantic slave trade and its abolition, explores West African cultures and examines global modern day slavery. Also within the museum is the Georgian Houses which exhibits clocks, Hull silver and furniture focusing on local craftsmanship in this region.
Climb aboard Hull’s last sidewinder trawler and let the crew take you on a guided tour to hear about life at sea and the danger deep-sea trawlermen faced in the Icelandic fishing grounds. The Arctic Corsair is the type of ship that formed the backbone of the city’s deep-sea fishing fleet. In 1973, the Arctic Corsair broke the world record for landing of cod and haddock from the White Sea.
Opening Hours and Disability Access: Access by guided tour, April to October, Wednesday and Saturday,10am-3pm; Sunday, 11am3pm. Last tour at 3pm subject to availability of volunteer guides. Children must be over six years old
to board. Call 01482 300300 for information about the level of disabled access. Admission is free. For more information, visit http://humbermuseums.com/ museum-hull/arctic-corsair/
navigational aid and find out what life was like on board. An interpretation panel at the marina explains its history and layout for visitors when the ship is closed. No age restrictions.
Opening hours: Sunday, 11am-4.30pm. Call 01482 300300 for opening details or for information about the level of disabled access. For more information, visit: http://humbermuseums.com/ museum-hull/spurn-lightship/
The Spurn Lightship
Step aboard the Spurn Lightship, which for almost 50 years guided ships safely through the treacherous River Humber. Discover how it was used as a
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From culture icons to grand country houses The East Riding offers a fabulous selection of museums, galleries and visitor attractions House and 1 Treasure Beverley Art Gallery
The Treasure House is the East Riding’s centre for culture and heritage, providing access to exhibitions, collections, services and information in the Museum, Archive, Library, Art Gallery and other display spaces. East Riding Archives collect and preserve the unique written heritage of the area and make it available for everyone to use for family, local and community history. Covering nearly 1,000 years of East Riding history, the collections give a fascinating insight into the lives of East Riding people in the past. A wealth of records, images, maps, newspapers and charters as well as digital and audiovisual records all evocatively trace the developments and changes of our region. The Museum showcases the fascinating heritage of the area, highlighting the countryside, its communities, coastline and its links to the wider world, including the remarkable collection of Iron Age swords found in South Cave in 2002. It also includes play resources and interactive activities for children, including under 5s, linked to the displays. Also at the Treasure House is Beverley’s delightful Edwardian art gallery, home to the Champney Collection featuring works by leading British artists of the 19th and early 20th centuries including Arthur Hughes, Albert Goodwin and Helen Allingham. It boasts the largest collection of works by the distinguished Beverley-born artist, Fred Elwell R.A. Known for his evocative and character-packed domestic scenes, Elwell was also a distinguished portraitist. The newly refurbished gallery also offers an exciting and diverse programme of exhibitions.
3 Opening Times: Monday, 9.30am-5pm; Tuesday, 9.30am-8pm; Wednesday, 9.30am-5pm; Thursday, 9.30am-8pm; Friday, 9.30am-5pm; Saturday, 9am-4pm; Sunday, closed. For more information, visit http://humbermuseums.com/ museum-east-riding-of-yorkshire/ beverley-art-gallery/ or http:// humbermuseums.com/museumeast-riding-of-yorkshire/treasurehouse-beverley/
2 Beverley Guildhall
Beverley Guildhall is a beautiful grade one listed historic building, with a long and fascinating history. It has been noted that parts of the building date back to the 14th century. However, original
timbers were recently uncovered in two of the rooms, and can be dated back to the early 15th century. The Beverley Town Keepers purchased the original building on this site for use as a guildhall in 1501. This was a meeting place for the town’s leading citizens, and civic business was conducted here until the late 20th century. A local builder named William Middleton created a magnificent courtroom decorated with a stucco ceiling in 1762. Giuseppe Cortese, a Swiss-Italian architect, can be credited with creating the impressive ceiling detail. However, the exterior of the Guildhall did not undergo any alterations or improvements until
1832. Eventually, the leading Georgian and Hull-born architect Charles Mountain the Younger added an imposing frontage. Mountain modelled his design on the Greek temple of Apollo at Delos, due to the popularity of Greek Revival architecture at the time. The original 15th-century stone arched entrance can now be seen in the grounds of the Dominican Priory near Beverley Minster.
Opening Times: Monday, closed; Tuesday, closed; Wednesday, 10am -1pm (November 1 to April 30); Wednesday, 10am-4pm (May 1 to October 31); Thursday, closed; Friday, 10am-4pm (Except Good Friday); Saturday, closed; Sunday, closed.
1 Admission: Admittance to Beverley Guildhall is free. For more information, visit http://humbermuseums.com/ museum-east-riding-of-yorkshire/ beverley-guildhall/
3 Goole Museum
Goole Museum is a community museum that explores the history of the town and port through permanent displays and a temporary exhibition programme. Located on the first floor of the Goole Library building, the museum features displays on the history of Goole. The museum’s Education Room is available for booking by community and school groups.
Goole Museum collects material relating to the life and times of people in the area, including the shipping and shipbuilding industries. The museum’s collections contain more than 6,000 photographs of Goole and the surrounding area and have a wide selection of costumes and textiles linked to the town’s social history. The permanent displays also feature daily life. “Hang out” in the backyard and discover how housework was done in the past. There are also reconstructions of the Aire & Calder diver inspecting the base of the dock wall, a Goole hairdressers salon and a 1950s boy’s bedroom.
The temporary exhibition gallery has a varied programme, which includes fine/applied arts and crafts, photography and social history. The space also includes works by local artists and community groups. Many of the local history exhibitions are created by the museum’s dedicated volunteers, who are supported by the Museum Service.
Opening Times: Monday, closed; Tuesday, 10am-5pm; Wednesday, 10am-7pm; Thursday, 10am-5pm; Friday, 10am-5pm; Saturday,
9am-4pm; Sunday, closed. Please note that lunchtime closing is noon-12.30pm (Wednesday 1.30pm-2pm). The museum is closed on bank holidays. Admission: Admittance to Goole Museum is free. For more information, visit http://humbermuseums.com/ museum-east-riding-of-yorkshire/ goole-museum/ Continued on page 32
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Hall and 4 Sewerby Gardens
Sewerby Hall was built over five distinct building phases, the first being 1714-1720 for John Greame I. The Georgian core of the house stands directly on the site of a medieval manor house, vestiges of which are visible in the square-headed window seen at ground level to the right of the front door. In 2013, the house underwent a major restoration campaign to restore the kitchen, servants' wing and the elegant Edwardian interiors of the family's rooms, furnished with 40 pieces from the Victoria and Albert Museum. After the Enclosure Act award of 1811, Greame built the Walled Gardens and began to consolidate the parkland around the house in a series of bargains with neighbouring owners, until eventually in the 1840s the landscaped parkland was complete. In 1934 the Lloyd Greames sold the house and parkland to Bridlington Corporation.. On 1st June 1936, the local famous aviatrix, Amy Johnson opened Sewerby Park in a grand ceremony, the house still holds an important collection of Amy Johnson memorabilia donated by her father in 1958.
Another key attraction at Sewerby, the Zoo is home to a variety of domestic and wild animals. All
5 visitors are encouraged to come and say hello to the Pygmy Goats from Africa, or Llamas from South America. There are also some new additions to the zoo: a pair of coatis, who are a member of the Racoon family. Most importantly, the zoo is home to a colony of Humboldt penguins. Visitors can watch our zookeepers feed the penguins at 3pm every day, and the ring-tailed Lemurs are fed prior to this at 2pm every day.
Take the time to wander around Sewerby Hallâ€™s magnificent,
award-winning gardens. In the Walled Garden, visitors will find plenty of well-maintained flowers and shrubbery. A lovely, decorative pond and ornamental fountain can also be spotted within this wonderful space. A short distance from the putting green, the Pleasure Garden contains spectacular Monkey Puzzle trees. Soaring to over 30 metres in height, these impressive trees are thought to be some of the oldest in England.
Opening Times: House, 11am-4.30pm (last admission at
4pm); Zoo, 9.30am-5pm (last admission at 4.45pm); Gardens, 9.30am-5.30pm; Clock Tower CafĂŠ, 9.30am-5pm; Stables Gift Shop, 10am-5pm; Ice Cream Parlour, 11am-5pm; Pitch n Putt golf, FootGolf (both available from A Box) Putting 9.30am-4pm; Welcome Centre: 9am-4.30pm; Car park, 8.30am- 6pm; Toilets, 9am-5.30pm.Seasonal variations apply. The management of all facilities reserve the right to close early due to inclement weather. For admission prices and more information, visit http://humbermuseums.com/ museum-east-riding-of-yorkshire/ sewerby-hall-and-gardens/ Heritage Open Weekend: For the first time Sewerby Hall and Gardens will be participating in the Heritage Open Weekend, when on Friday, 8 September admission to the house, garden and zoo will be free of charge. There will be costumed interpretation in the house, which will be open from 11am until 4.30pm, and the zoo will be open between 9.30am and 5pm. For further information, please check the website www.sewerbyhall.co.uk
5 Skidby Windmill
Skidby Windmill is a stunning grade two* listed four-sailed windmill situated in picturesque surroundings. It is set in over an acre of land, with a seasonal wild meadow and beautiful views over the magnificent Yorkshire Wolds. The present mill was built on this site in 1821 by Robert Garton of Beverley for William Watson. However, in 1870, the mill was further extended to stand six storeys high. The mill was sold to the local council in 1969 for £1, and after being renovated was opened in 1974 as a working museum. Skidby Windmill is unusual in still having all its original outbuildings around the courtyard. Some of these have been converted to form the Museum of East Riding Rural Life. The museum mainly collects objects relating to rural and agricultural heritage of the East Riding, and has two galleries; the Agriculture Gallery and Village Life Gallery. One of the outbuildings contains some of the
larger objects in the agriculture collection.
Opening Times: Monday, 10am-5pm; Tuesday, 10am-5pm; Wednesday, 10am-5pm; Thursday, 10am-5pm; Friday, 10am-4.30pm (Except Good Friday); Saturday, 10am-5pm; Sunday: 10am-5pm Additional Openings: The Mill and the Museum of East Riding Rural Life are open every day, including bank holidays. There is a café on site, which is open 9am-5pm daily and closed on Mondays. Please note that Skidby Windmill will be closed on Good Friday, Christmas and Boxing Day, and New Year s Day. Due to technical difficulties, the mill sails are not currently operational. Admission: Adults, £2.50; Concessions, £1.50; Children, £1.25; Children under five, free. Please note that admission will be free for Heritage Open Days, please see p35. For more information, visit http://humbermuseums.com/ museum-east-riding-of-yorkshire/ skidby-windmill/
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Roll up for a magical history tour More great attractions opening their doors for Heritage Open Days 2017 Hall 1 Normanby Country Park
Normanby Hall Country Park is a beautiful 300 acre estate set in the heart of North Lincolnshire. Open to the public every day of the year, the park offers the perfect backdrop to your day out. With impressive gardens, wildlife, a full schedule of events, walks and trails through the woodland, and a gift shop and café, there is plenty to keep you entertained all year round. The Hall is decorated with Regency, Victorian and Edwardian furniture to reflect the building’s long history, and exhibitions tell the story of the Hall’s role during the First and Second World War along with the history of the building and the Sheffield family.
Where: Normanby Hall Country Park, Normanby, North Lincolnshire, DN15 9HU Opening hours: The park and grounds are open daily from 9am to dusk, the Hall and Farming Museum are open during the summer months (April to September) from 1pm to 5pm. For more information visit: www.normanbyhall.co.uk www.facebook.com/normanbyhall http://humbermuseums.com/ museum-north-lincolnshire/ normanby-hall-country-park/
Lincolnshire 2 North Museum
North Lincolnshire Museum offers a great day out for all the family, featuring a range of galleries and changing exhibitions, there are family friendly activities and interactives throughout. For the smaller explorer visit Dudley’s Den our specially designed under 5’s room. Families can take part in free fun crafts and activities during weekends and school holidays, explore the galleries with themed trail sheets and borrow explorer packs, free to collect at reception. Two new galleries – Jurassic Sea and Steel Town – have been funded
by Arts Council England as part of the Humber Museum Partnership project work. Visitors will be able to learn about life in the Jurassic period, when North Lincolnshire was under the sea, when Frodingham Ironstone was formed and Sea Dragons roamed.
Where: North Lincolnshire Museum, Oswald Road, Scunthorpe DN15 7BD Opening Times: Monday to Saturday 10am to 4pm, Sunday 1pm to 4pm. Courtyard Tearoom: Monday to Saturday 10.30am to 3.30pm, Sunday 1.30pm to 3.30pm For more information: www.northlincs.gov.uk www.facebook.com/ northlincsmuseum http://humbermuseums.com/ museum-north-lincolnshire/ north-lincolnshire-museum/
Skidby Windmill & 3 Museum of East Riding Rural Life
Welcome to Skidby windmill, the East Riding of Yorkshire Museums’ Grade II listed four-sailed tower mill dating from the 19th century. It is set on a hill in an acre of land and has commanding views over the Wolds. The mill is unusual in still having all its original outbuildings around the courtyard. Some of these buildings have been converted to form the Museum of East Riding Rural Life. Don't forget to visit the exhibition galleries: the Agriculture Gallery which looks at the agricultural history of the East Riding, and the Village Life Gallery, which has displays on many aspects of rural village life. Skidby Windmill also caters for
families with several activities for children under 5, which include 'finding the mice and owls' hidden within the museum and grinding your own flour using a hand quern. We have Quiz Sheets, pictures to colour in, Gallery Trails and a beehive. Outside there is a play area with balance beams and a rope walk and plenty of space for families to relax and enjoy a picnic/games etc. During summer there is a wildlife garden to explore. The Sails café located in the courtyard serves sandwiches, light meals and hot/cold drinks.
Where: Skidby Windmill & Museum of East Riding Rural Life, Cottingham, East Yorkshire, HU16 5TF Opening times: Free admission on Heritage Open Days on Saturday, September 9, and Sunday September 10, 2017.
Please note that the tour is not suitable for unaccompanied children under 16, children under six or people with impairments who feel they will be unable to cope with the physical difficulties of the ship. A virtual video tour of the ship is available to watch in the visitor centre.
worksheets and other fun activities for the whole family to enjoy.
Opening times: Thursday, September 7. Tours hourly from 10.30am-2.30pm.
The Guildhall represents over 500 years of Beverley's civic pride. Based on a medieval great hall, the building itself was substantially re-modelled in the 18th and 19th centuries, and features a stunning courtroom with ornate plaster ceiling by Giuseppe Cortese, a magistrate's room with original 17th century furniture and an elegant parlour with a silver collection dating back over several centuries. This year you can see an exhibition of Beverley's history from above in a highly visual display of aerial photographs, and “meet” Elizabeth Clark, a 19th century woman from the local workhouse who is appearing in the courtroom.
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For more information: www.museums.eastriding.gov.uk/ skidby-mill/
4 Arctic Corsair
Step aboard Hull’s last Sidewinder trawler moored on the River Hull for a guided tour by our volunteers. The only survivor of Britain’s largest distant water fishing fleet, the Artic Corsair is preserved in her 1960’s heyday. See where the skipper and crew lived
and worked together for up to 21 days at a time, fishing the hazardous waters around Iceland, the Baring Sea and even Newfoundland. Volunteers, many with connections to the fishing industry will provide tours lasting approximately one hour. The adjacent visitor centre has displays put together by STAND – Hull’s fishing heritage charity, which tell of life and loss at sea in the 1960’s.
Come along and see for yourself what goes on in your local museum – it may be very different to what you imagine. From 10.30am members of the Goole World War One research group will be on hand to talk about our current exhibition. Street Shrines was researched by the group and the exhibition tells the history of the shrines and memorials created to remember the sacrifices made by many members of this community. Visitors can also “Meet the Curator” at 2pm. The curator will talk about how objects become part of the collection and the processes involved; including a chance to have a look at the storage rooms and inner workings of the museum. It lasts about 40 minutes. Plus, there are interactives,
Where: Goole Museum, Carlisle Street, Goole, DN14 5DS. Opening times: September 9, 2017. 9am to 4pm.
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Where: The Guildhall is located in Register Square, Beverley, HU17 9XX, adjacent to Beverley s main post office. Opening times: The Beverley Guildhall will be open for Heritage Open Day on Saturday, September 9, from 10am to 4pm.
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The talk of the town ... Without the City 1 Walls – History beyond the Old Town
Hull’s Old Town has a dense concentration of historic buildings within walking distance, but there are many more of great interest, to be found all over our city. In this illustrated talk, presented by Hull Civic Society Chairman, John Scotney, we see a selection of historic buildings outside the Old Town and which are, perhaps, sometimes overlooked.
From Ferries to philanthropists, talks that bring the city’s history to life
John Scotney. Tuesday, September 5, 10am, Hull History Centre, HU2 8BG
Hessle to Barton Ferry
You probably know about the ferry from Hull to New Holland, but did you know that there were several other ferries across the Humber? One of these ran for more than 1,000 years from Hessle to Barton and was used by King John, Edward I and Charles I. In 1846 the crossing was described as “the safest and most expeditious passage”. Using contemporary maps, pictures and documents, Michael Free, of Hessle History Society, will bring the story of the ferry alive and introduce you to its importance in the history of Lincolnshire and East Yorkshire as well as the nation and some of the characters involved in its running.
This presentation will be given by Alex Codd, Hull City Council’s City Planning Manager, who will also explain how the Local Plan has supported the development of the Heritage Action Zone concept and provides the platform to successfully develop the heritage assets of the Old Town. Hull is looking to the future following a successful start to 2017 and the City of Culture. The city has also secured status for the Old Town as one of ten Heritage Action Zones.
Community life in Hull in the last century. Hull’s heritage is bejewelled with sparkling social activities. There is none more dazzling than the port’s “three-day millionaires”. Upon every tide, the Arctic trawler men returned home determined to live life to the full. They had lots of money to spend in a short time. With pockets bulging, they splashed their cash in the Hessle Road Fishing Community. Their money went on: drinks all round, flamboyant suits, taxi rides, lavish gifts, and backhanders to mates. Set against these joys were the woes of landing in debt, drunkenness, worried wives, trawler tragedies, and love-hate feelings about returning to sea once more.
Alex Codd. Tuesday, September 5, 1.30pm. Hull History Centre
Alex Gill. Tuesday, September 5, 3pm, Hull History Centre
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5 The River Hull
Michael Free. Tuesday, September 5, 11.30am, Hull History Centre, HU2 8BG
Hull’s Heritage Action Zone
This talk is being given by Alex Gill, a renowned author and expert on many aspects of
To walk the banks of the River Hull is to take a journey through time, to view a body of
water that has directed history across millennia and to enjoy an environmental asset. Richard Clarke will explain the physical nature of the Hull valley region and its prehistoric character. There will be an overview of its drainage history outlines, how the character of the region today has evolved, with a third section highlighting the history of the significance of the river as a transport artery and problems encountered in the transport of farm and commercial goods. Finally, the issue of water extraction will be considered. This talk is given by Richard Clarke, ex school teacher, mostly at Cottingham High School. He is also a guide and a writer.
Richard Clarke. Wednesday, September 6, 10am, Hull History Centre, HU2 8BG
6 Picturing Andrew Marvell This talk is being given by Stewart Mottram who is a Lecturer in English at the University of Hull, School of Arts. Portraits and paintings are a frequent fascination for the Hull poet, Andrew Marvell (1621-78), as titles of poems like The Gallery and The Picture of Little T.C. suggest. Marvell himself sat for at least two portraits (the Nettleton and Hollis portraits) in the late 1650s and early 1660s, during his period in public service, first under Oliver Cromwell, then as MP for Hull. But history has attributed many other portraits to Marvell, including one allegedly painted by Rembrandt (in 1821 owned by the Earle family of Hull, but now lost). Another (also lost) was apparently the work of the fashionable court artist, Sir Peter
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Lely, who is mentioned by name in Marvell’s 1651 poem, Upon Appleton House.
Stewart Mottram. Wednesday, September 6, 11.30am, Hull History Centre, HU2 8BG
Who will stand up for 7 the Beverley Gate in the future?
To celebrate the aims of Heritage Open Days, Keith Emerick – Inspector of Ancient Monuments, Historic England – will talk about the opportunities for participation and an increased sense of ownership that can be generated by heritage and conservation projects, using the Beverley Gate as an example. The Beverley Gate is undeniably of local, national and perhaps international importance. This is where Sir John Hotham refused Charles I entry to the city in 1642 in an act of defiance widely acknowledged to have been a pivotal moment in the build up to the English Civil War. When asked to consider options for the redevelopment of the area, the people of Hull were firm in their desire that the Gate should stay open and visible and Hull City Council have committed considerable resources to its improvement.
Keith Emerick. Wednesday, September 6, 1.30pm, Hull History Centre, HU2 8BG
The Golden Age of Hull’s 8 Public Transport – 1870-1945 (and what it is all about).
This talk is being given by Colin Cooper, former Hull Civic Society Chairman, life long bus enthusiast and highly regarded local historian. The history of Hull’s
Public Transport from horse wagonettes to Bus Trams and Trolleybuses goes hand in hand with the history of the city and its amazing heritage. Postwar Hull was a dismal place. There was greyness all around, and run down Victorian streets with the aftermath of bombing much in evidence. But the one thing that introduced colour to the depressing scene was the road passenger transport. The blue and white swirls of the ‘Hull Corporation’ buses and trolley buses and the primrose and indigo of the East Yorkshire Motor Company.
Colin Cooper. Wednesday, September 6, 3pm at Hull History Centre
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1: Without the City Walls – History beyond the Old Town. John Scotney. Tuesday, September 5, 10am, Hull History Centre 2. Hessle to Barton Ferry. Michael Free. Tuesday, September 5, 11.30am, Hull History Centre 3. Hull’s Heritage Action Zone. Alex Codd. Tuesday, September 5, 1.30pm, Hull History Centre 4. Three Day Millionaires. Alex Gill. Tuesday, September 5, 3pm, Hull History Centre 5. The River Hull. Richard Clarke. Wednesday, September 6, 10am, Hull History Centre 6. Picturing Andrew Marvell. Stewart Mottram. Wednesday, September 6, 11.30am, Hull History Centre. 7. Who will stand up for the Beverley Gate in the future? Keith Emerick. Wednesday, September 6, 1.30pm, Hull History Centre. 8. The Golden Age of Hull’s Public Transport – 1870-1945 (and what it is all about). Colin Cooper. Wednesday, September 6, 3pm at Hull History Centre 9. History of William Jacksons. Christopher Oughtred. Thursday, September 7, 10am, Hull History Centre 10. Roots and Routes: a Hullensian's alternative perspective. Robb Robinson. Thursday, September 7, 11.30am, Hull History Centre 11. Jewish people in Hull. Carol Tanner. Thursday, September 7, 1.30pm, Hull History Centre 12. Exploiting The Philip Larkin Archive – a researcher’s paradise. Dr Philip Pullen. Thursday, September 7, 3pm Hull History Centre 13. The Life and Times of Humber Street. John Riley. Thursday, September 7, 3pm at the Kardomah 94, 94 Alfred Gelder Street HU1 2AN 14. The Hohenrein Brothers: Surviving the Great War at home and abroad. David Alexander Smith. Thursday, September 7 , 4.30pm, at the Kardomah 94, 94 Alfred Gelder Street, HU1 2AN
15. Martin Luther, the Reformation, and the Hull Connection. David Bagchi. Friday, September 8, 10am at Hull Minster, Trinity Square, HU1 1RR 16. Under city streets: recent archaeological discoveries in the centre of Hull. Ken Steedman. Friday, September 8, 11.30am Hull Minster, Trinity Square, HU1 1RR 17. The History and Development of Britain’s Garden Cities. Andrew Wilson and Tim Beckley. Friday, September 8, 11am, at Kardomah94, 94 Alfred Gelder Street. HU1 2AN 18. The Forgotten men of the St. Finbarr. Dr Brian Lavery. Friday, September 8, 1.30pm at Kardomah 94, 94 Alfred Gelder Street, HU1 2AN 19. History of Carmichaels. Peter Askwith Cowan. Friday, September 8, 3pm, at Kardomah 94, 94 Alfred Gelder Street, HU1 2AN 20. Royals, Freemasons and Navies – the indelible links. Russ Garbutt. Friday, September 8, 2pm at Minerva Masonic Hall, 7 Dagger Lane, HU1 2LU 21. The Origins and Evolution of Trinity House from the 12th Century to the present day. Captain Dennis Robinson. Saturday, September 9, two talks at 11am and 1pm, Trinity House Old School Rooms, Princes Dock Side, HU1 2JG 22. The African experience of Hull and East Yorkshire. Dr Lauren Darwin. Saturday, September 9, 11am at Kardomah 94, 94 Alfred Gelder Street, HU1 2AN 23. Freemasonry – what it’s all about? Neil Armstrong. Saturday, September 9, 1pm, at the Minerva Masonic Hall, 7 Dagger Lane HU1 2LU 24. After the Raids. Charles Dinsdale. Saturday, September 9, 1pm, Kardomah 94, 94 Alfred Gelder Street, HU1 2AN 25. The Submarine Service (aka The Silent Service). Chris LeFevre. Saturday, September 9, 2pm at Minerva Masonic Hall, 7 Dagger Lane HU1 2LU 26. Holderness – beyond the end of the line. Carol Osgerby. Saturday, September 9, 2.30pm, Kardomah 94, 94 Alfred Gelder Street, HU1 2AN 27. Jubilee Central: The Full View- from the beginning to the future. David Stones. Saturday, September 9, 3pm at Jubilee Central, 62 King Edward Street, Hull HU1 3SQ 28. Yorkshire Aviation Pioneers. Barry Kensett. Sunday, September 10, 2pm at Minerva Masonic Hall, 7 Dagger Lane, HU1 2LU 29: The Origins and Evolution of Trinity House from the 12th Century to the present day. Captain Dennis Robinson. Sunday, September 10, two talks at 11am and 1pm, Trinity House Old School Rooms, Princes Dock Side, HU1 2JG
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William Jackson first opened his original shop in Hull in 1851 and the company is now in its 6th generation as a family business. The company today embraces many famous brands including its bakery producing bread for the world wide sandwich industry, to Aunt Bessie’s famous Yorkshire Puddings. In this talk, Christopher Oughtred, Lifelong President of the Company, presents a potted history of how the company was formed and developed over 150 years to become one of the city’s leading companies.
Christopher Oughtred. Thursday, September 7, 10am, Hull History Centre, HU2 8BG
10 Jewish people in Hull
This talk is being given by Carol Tanner, Access and Collections Manager at the Hull History Centre. Occupations and Politics: The Jewish Community’s contribution to life in Hull from the 1780s when the Jewish congregation could be found worshipping at a former Catholic chapel in Postern gate, to the present day, members of the Jewish community have played a pivotal role in the social, economic and political development of Kingston upon Hull. In the early years of the community many Jews were poor and struggled to make a living. They worked as merchants, peddlers, pawnbrokers, tailors, cap makers, seamstresses, weavers, silversmiths, butchers, bakers, shop keepers and inn keepers and through hard work and the support of their own community, many thrived.
This is not a story of heroic action on the Western Front or the Somme; it is not even a story about soldiers. It is the story of how migration, nationalism and war affected two ordinary brothers (and their families) from Hull during World War One. This talk is being given by David Smith, prominent local historian and author.
David Alexander Smith. Thursday, September 7 , 4.30pm, at the Kardomah 94, 94 Alfred Gelder Street, HU1 2AN
Carol Tanner. Thursday, September 7, 1.30pm, Hull History Centre, HU2 8BG
Martin Luther, the 14 Reformation, and the Hull Connection
Exploiting The Philip 11 Larkin Archive – a researcher’s paradise
The Philip Larkin Archive at Hull History Centre contains a vast collection of items relating to the life and work of Philip Larkin and has been an important source of material for the 2017 Philip Larkin Exhibition, ‘New Eyes Each Year’. Currently being held at the University of Hull and curated by Anna Farthing, the bulk of the collection contains three types of material: literary manuscripts, correspondence, and family photographs and documents. In addition, there are many personal items belonging to Larkin, including his collection of jazz records, clothing and other everyday items. All of these provide an extremely valuable resource for literary, social and historical research and tell us much about Larkin the man as
well as Larkin the writer.
Dr Philip Pullen. Thursday, September 7, 3pm Hull History Centre, HU2 8BG
The Life and Times of 12 Humber Street
Humber Street has always been a vibrant and exciting place going right back to the Middle Ages but it did become most famous for its wholesale Fruit Market which allowed Humber Street to become the Covent Garden of the North until its demise in 2009. Free Lance author and former English Teacher John Riley will present an illustrated talk, based on his book which looks at the street’s regeneration in the year of
City of Culture and tracing the early history of the street and the backstory of the regenerated buildings and the people who worked in them. This sparky social history is the brainchild of former Fruit Trader Mike Freeman, who following in his father’s footsteps, worked on the street for over forty years. The book features 82 images of the street then and now.
John Riley. Thursday, September 7, 3pm at the Kardomah 94, 94 Alfred Gelder Street HU1 2AN
The Hohenrein 13 Brothers: Surviving the Great War at home and abroad
This talk is being given by David Bagchi, Senior Lecturer in Early Modern History at the University of Hull. 2017 marks the quincentenary of the Protestant Reformation, which is commonly held to have begun when Martin Luther posted his famous 95 Theses on the door of a church in Wittenberg on All Saints’ Eve, 31 October 1517. In some ways Luther’s story is the stuff of romantic legend: the lone friar who protested against the abuses of the Church and who refused to retract, even when confronted by the might of the Papacy; who boldly resisted the command of the Holy Roman Empire to submit with his defiant words ‘Here I stand!’; who seized upon the new technology of the printing press to put the vernacular Bible into the hands of ordinary people; whose Protestant movement spread
escape in a life raft. In Hull, a news blackout and failing radio traffic in massive storms meant families did not know who was dead or alive. Christmas fell on a Sunday, so there were no newspapers for three days. And a brief, vague BBC bulletin caused further heartache.
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Dr Brian Lavery. Friday, September 8, 1.30pm at Kardomah 94, 94 Alfred Gelder Street, HU1 2AN
David Bagchi. Friday, September 8, 10am at Hull Minster, Trinity Square, HU1 1RR
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Under city streets: recent archaeological discoveries in the centre of Hull
The recently-completed resurfacing works in Hull city centre offered a valuable opportunity for archaeologists to examine evidence of the city’s rich heritage. Ken Steedman, Project Manager from Hull-based Humber Field Archaeology, which is in partnership with Hull City Council, will describe some of the results of the archaeological work recently carried out. The resurfacing required the lifting of existing surfaces and ground preparation, and while much of what was exposed as a result was of a relatively recent date, Humber Field Archaeology were tasked with keeping an eye on key aspects of the scheme, with significant discoveries being made in some areas. These included the uncovering of part of the basement of the former Prudential Assurance building, destroyed by German bombing in May 1941 and which had housed a Ye Mecca café and smoking lounge, while in Trinity Square, several hundred human burials were excavated in the area of Hull Minster yard and medieval
building remains were recovered in the area outside the former churchyard boundary.
Ken Steedman. Friday, September 8, 11.30am Hull Minster, Trinity Square, HU1 1RR
huge social and public health problems brought about by the rapid industrialisation and population growth of parts of Britain in the preceding two centuries.
Andrew Wilson and Tim Beckley. Friday, September 8, 11am, at Kardomah94, 94 Alfred Gelder Street. HU1 2AN
An illustrated talk by Andrew Wilson and Tim Beckley from the City Council’s Parks and Open Spaces Department. They will describe the establishment of the British Garden City Movement and how this related to the development of the Garden Village area in Hull. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries a number of Garden City Suburbs were established in various areas of Britain. One of the main advocates of this movement was Ebenezer Howard. The guiding philosophy of the movement was to provide a better and healthier environment for people by providing decent homes and work places. This idea was developed in response to the
Dr Brian Lavery tells of the disaster aboard the Hull trawler St Finbarr on Christmas Day 1966, in wild seas off Newfoundland, when a massive fireball wiped out ten of the twenty-five-strong crew in an instant. A 48-hour rescue bid followed to save the remaining men – and their blazing ship. Two more died in the heroic rescue attempt carried out by another Hull trawler, the Orsino, on her maiden voyage. Skipper Tommy Sawyers, Mate Walt Collier and chief engineer risked their lives to stay with the St Finbarr and helped twelve men
The History and Development of Britain’s Garden Cities
The Forgotten men of 17 the St Finbarr
This talk given by Peter Askwith Cowan a local historian, concerns the locally well known firm of jewellers – R.P. Carmichael and Sons – a high class traditional family business specialising in all manner of jewellery, watches, fine porcelain and crockery and furniture. It began life in the late 19th century as the Scottish Legal Life Assurance Society, founded by Mr Michael Carmichael, a Scotsman from Greenock. Later, with other brothers, it became the North British Supply Company and branched into door to door watch trading and even coal. It was Mr James Carmichael, known as ‘Mr Jim’ who began and then developed the jewellery side of the business. The George Street premises began in an old Georgian house on the other side of the street. Later, Carmichael’s moved across to the right hand side and then expanded along the whole of George Street.
Peter Askwith Cowan. Friday, September 8, 3pm, at Kardomah 94, 94 Alfred Gelder Street, HU1 2AN
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Royals, Freemasons 19 and Navies – the indelible links
Royals have been associated with Navies (Royal & Merchant) for centuries and certainly from the time of King Alfred have had a constructive influence on their formation. This presentation by Russ Garbutt, explores the connections between, royals, freemasonry and navies. He also looks at what it was that inspired royalty to send their sons to the privations of the Royal Navy as cadets and midshipmen and why so many Officers of both the Royal and Merchant Navies felt inclined to become Freemasons.
Russ Garbutt. Friday, September 8, 2pm at Minerva Masonic Hall, 7 Dagger Lane, HU1 2LU
The Origins and 20 Evolution of Trinity House from the 12th Century to the present day
Trinity House remains one of Hull’s most historic and active institutions. Officially founded in 1369, it has its heritage in Hull’s Seafaring past. This illustrated talk by Trinity House trustee Captain Dennis Robinson will take place in the English Room and will look back to the medieval roots of the Guild, the association with local churches and the religious communities in the area and how they are inter-linked with the House’s own history. It describes how the Guild became a maritime institution, the granting of the Royal Charters and the development of the House as a maritime authority. Later describing how the Guild continues its Charitable Status. Also available in the same room
will be the latest version of the “virtual tour” of Trinity House. Captain Dennis Robinson.
Saturday, September 9, two talks at 11am and 1pm, Trinity House Old School Rooms, Princes Dock Side, HU1 2JG
The African experience of Hull and East Yorkshire
Presented by Dr Lauren Darwin, Lead Researcher on the HLF African Stories in Hull and East Yorkshire Project. The history of this region has typically been shaped and retold through the lives of white British men and women. However, our presentation will demonstrate that this area of the country has a somewhat unexpected long and far reaching black history. Through an exploration of the men, women and children of African heritage who visited, lived and worked in and around Hull and East Yorkshire between 1750 and 2007, this talk will uncover the previously unexplored narratives of servants, entertainers, sailors, sportsmen and service personnel. While some of the stories showcased will document the African presence in the eighteenth and nineteenth century, oral and multigenerational family histories will be used as a medium to give personal accounts of recent times.
Dr Lauren Darwin. Saturday, September 9, 11am at Kardomah 94, 94 Alfred Gelder Street, HU1 2AN
Freemasonry – what it’s all about?
Neil Armstrong will explain how freemasonry has captivated the public’s imagination and interest for centuries. It has been the
subject of many myths and conspiracy theories. A secret society or not? Find out the truth about modern and ancient freemasonry, its structure and organisation. The City of Hull has long association with Freemasonry dating back as far as 1663. Many of Hull’s famous sons were Freemasons meeting in the city and today Hull has a thriving Masonic community. You will also have the opportunity to ask Neil any questions you may have.
Neil Armstrong. Saturday, September 9, 1pm, at the Minerva Masonic Hall, 7 Dagger Lane HU1 2LU
23 After the Raids
Charles Dinsdale specialises in military history and in particular the East Yorkshire Regiment and the Royal Navy. During this year of culture, it would be remiss of Charles not to refer to the event that helped mould the culture of Hull in particular and of the United Kingdom in general – the Second World War. He wishes to put across the reasons why Hull pulled through and some other towns and cities did not cope so well. The main reason was morale, not an easy thing to define, but with gallant and enterprising spirit they managed to get through the ordeals of war. Although, Hull suffered, in proportion to its size, more than any other city.
Charles Dinsdale. Saturday,
September 9, 1pm, Kardomah 94, 94 Alfred Gelder Street, HU1 2AN
The Submarine 24 Service (aka The Silent Service)
Hull has a long maritime history on the world’s oceans and seas, but what about those who lived and worked under the sea to protect our country in years gone by? In this presentation Chris LeFevre, a former Royal Navy Leading Seamen (RP2) explains about life on board the diesel electric powered submarines which formed the Submarine Service following the Second World War into the 1950s. Chris was responsible for many duties as a submariner based mainly around the operation and safety of the boat and to the crew. Chris’s main job at sea was operating the Radar and the running of the “Attack Plot” to keep the Commanding Officer up to date on target movements in attack situations.
Chris LeFevre. Saturday, September 9, 2pm at Minerva Masonic Hall, 7 Dagger Lane HU1 2LU
– beyond 25 Holderness the end of the line
If most if the world thinks Hull is at the end of the line, how do you describe the land beyond Hull? The talk will take the form of a virtual coach tour around the land between Hull and the North Sea coast, looking at how the
forthcoming renovation project called ‘The Full View’, and how through this project, Jubilee Central will contribute to the regeneration of Hull’s city centre through community engagement, training and employment opportunities.
David Stones. Saturday, September 9, 3pm at Jubilee Central, 62 King Edward Street, Hull HU1 3SQ
Aviation 27 Yorkshire Pioneers
Barry Kensett is a retired project director for British Aerospace. In his talk he discusses the significant contribution made by Yorkshire people in the early days of aviation. geography of Holderness (Chaucer’s “marshy country”) has shaped its history, and pointing out landmarks and the places where historical events took place between the 10th and 20th centuries. Some questions will be answered, such as: What happened to the lost villages, lost land, lost roads? Why did the US Navy target Rolston? What role did Central African pygmies play in Brandesburton? Who are Holderness’s King and Queen; brothers and sisters; saints and sinners. Why has Holderness no rivers or streams? Carol Osgerby is not a trained historian, but has created the Hull and East Riding History calendar as a retirement project, providing a daily reminder of events in the political and social history of East Yorkshire. Visit www.facebook. com/HEYhistorycalendar/
Carol Osgerby. Saturday, September 9, 2.30pm, Kardomah 94, 94 Alfred Gelder Street, HU1 2AN
Jubilee Central: The 26 Full View – from the beginning to the future
The talk will be given by David Stones who was the property manager for 40 years, alongside Alison Mackay, Development Manager at Jubilee Church. Steeped in a rich history, Jubilee Central serves the community in the heart of Hull’s city centre. It is home to Jubilee Church, Hull Food Bank, Jubilee Life College and provides support for the city’s homeless. The talk will share the history of the building from the days of the Waltham Street Chapel in 1814; the bombing during the Second World War; the Central Methodist Hall in 1960 and right up to the present. The talk will then share the vision for the
Barry Kensett. Sunday, September 10, 2pm at Minerva Masonic Hall, 7 Dagger Lane, HU1 2LU
The Origins and 28 Evolution of Trinity House from the 12th Century to the present day
Trinity House remains one of Hull’s most historic and active institutions. Officially founded in 1369, it has its heritage in Hull’s Seafaring past. This illustrated talk by Trinity House trustee Captain Dennis Robinson will take place in the English Room and will look back to the medieval roots of the Guild, the association with local churches and the religious communities in the area and how they are inter-linked with the House’s own history. It describes how the Guild became a maritime institution, the granting of the Royal Charters and the development of the House as a maritime authority. Later describing how the Guild
continues its Charitable Status. Also available in the same room will be the latest version of the “virtual tour” of Trinity House. Captain Dennis Robinson.
Sunday, September 10, two talks at 11am and 1pm, Trinity House Old School Rooms, Princes Dock Side, HU1 2JG
Roots and Routes: a 29 Hullensian’s alternative perspective
This talk is being given by Robb Robinson, Lecturer in Martime Studies at Hull University. People from Hull and East Yorkshire have voyaged to most parts of the world and many of them have made a profound impact on the shaping and creation of our modern global society. Many locals have made epic journeys, ploughed their own inimitable furrows and have played sometimes crucial roles in exploring or opening up so many corners of our world. Season Two of Hull’s year as UK City of Culture illustrated some aspects of the roots and routes stories but there is still much, much more to say about the impact of this city and its people on the world. This illustrated talk by Robb Robinson will revisit the theme, explore some of the often less well known, sometimes seemingly less fashionable, stories of Hull people and their often remarkable odysseys. In short, this talk intends to provide a uniquely Hullensian take on our roots and routes stories. In short, this talk intends to provide a uniquely Hullensian take on our roots and routes stories.
Robb Robinson. Sunday, September 10, 11am, Hull History Centre, HU2 8BG
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Taking our history in your stride
Join guided tours in the city and surroundings to find out more about the people and events that shaped its heritage Pier Tour – 1 Victorian River Tales
Join tour guide Keith Daddy for a meander along the water’s edge, listen to his tales of a bygone age and “pier” over the Humber while we wash a “oss”.You can see the original “horse wash” on this walk.
2 Saltend refinery, today the village of Paull is very much overlooked. It has a fascinating and varied history from its entry in the Domesday Book to the present including: defending Britain’s coastline from attack, shipbuilding, shrimp fishing, two lost manors and much more. Join local historian and author David Smith for a guided walk through Paull’s intriguing past.
Tuesday, September 5, 1.30pm. Meet at the Minerva Pub, Nelson Street, HU1 1XE. No booking required.
Avenues 2 The revealed
Officially opened on March 29, 1875, Princes Avenue is the gateway to the area known as The Avenues, developed by David Garbutt for the middle classes. On this guided tour, professional tour guide Paul Schofield will be showing some of the key features and buildings of the area.
Thursday, September 7, 11am. Meet at the car park on the foreshore at Paull. Pre-booking required – call EYMS BUSLINE on 01482 592929. Booking opens on August 21 at 9am and closes on September 1 at 4.30pm.
Wednesday, September 6, 11am. Meet at Princes Avenue Methodist Church, HU5 3QP. No booking required.
A walk around Western 3 (Spring Bank) Cemetery (One of two)
Often referred to as Spring Bank Cemetery, this graveyard is the last resting place of a whole cross section of Hull’s people, including mariners, foreign merchants, orphanage children, sculptors, clergy of all denominations, joiners, manufacturers, soldiers and 1,860 victims of the 1849 cholera epidemic. It is also a wonderful green space where local
Wincolmlee and the River 5 Hull: An Oil Miller’s Tale
people can enjoy quiet and natural beauty. Back by popular request, this is the first of two guided walks and will be led by John Scotney and other members of the Friends of Spring Bank Cemetery group. An identical walk will also take place on Sunday, September 10, and will be led by Lisa Hewson. You’ll see flora and fauna and a selection of the monuments that speak of Hull’s social history, trade and international links in
the 19th and early 20th century.
Wednesday, September 6, 11.30am. Meet at the corner of Spring Bank West and Princes Avenue, HU5 3RX. Pre-booking required – call EYMS BUSLINE on 01482 592929. Booking opens on August 21 at 9am and closes on September 1 at 4.30pm.
Village 4 Paull Guided Tour
Sitting in the shadow of the
Join Colin Cooper outside Blaydes House on this guided walk that looks at Wincolmlee, Hull’s first industrial street and the River Hull. The origin of its name which had stuck by 1791 may be lost in the depths of time, but the walk will show how the area developed to become the country’s principal seed crushing, oil milling and paint manufacturing centre with firms founded by Victorian entrepreneurs who greatly advanced these important industries.
Walks at a glance
3 The walk will also show how the River Hull, local engineering expertise and the developing port facilitated this and led to the growth of ancillary industries, such as soap making, animal food manufacture and sack and bag making. We will see the houses where the workers lived, the pubs, clubs and churches where they spent their precious leisure time and learn how the industries made the River
Hull such an important maritime artery.
Thursday, September 7, 1.30pm. Meet outside Blaydes House, 6 High Street, HU1 1HA. Pre-booking required – call EYMS BUSLINE on 01482 592929. Booking opens on August 21 at 9am and closes on September 1 at 4.30pm. Continued on page 44
1.Victorian Pier Tour – River Tales. Tuesday, September 5, 1.30pm. Meet at the Minerva Pub, Nelson Street, HU1 1XE. 2.The Avenues revealed. Wednesday, September 6, 11am. Meet at Princes Avenue Methodist Church, HU5 3QP. 3. A walk around Western (Spring bank) Cemetery (One of two). Wednesday, September 6, 11.30am. Meet at the corner of Spring Bank West and Princes Avenue, HU5 3RX. 4. Paull Village Guided Tour. Thursday, September 7, 11am. Meet at the car park on the foreshore at Paull. 5. Wincolmlee and the River Hull: “An Oil Miller’s Tale”. Thursday, September 7, 1.30pm. Meet outside Blaydes House, 6 High Street, HU1 1HA. 6. Hedon History. Thursday, September 7, 2pm. Meet at the Old Market Hall, Hedon. 7. Learning and Leisure on Beverley Road. Thursday, September 7, 2.30pm. Meet outside the Kingston Youth Centre, 40-42 Beverley Road, Hull HU3 1YE. 8. Old Town Ale Trail. Thursday, September 7, 7pm for 7.30pm. Meet at the Minerva Pub, Nelson Street, HU1 1XE. 9. A Leisurely Stroll Through Sutton Village. Friday, September 8. First tour 2pm, second tour 3.30pm. Meet outside The Exhibition of Village Life, Sutton Village, Hull, HU7 4TL. 10. Seasonal stories of Hull in September – A Christmas Old Town Tour. Friday, September 8, 11.30am. Meet outside Hull City Hall in Queen Victoria Square.
11. Murder on the streets of Hull. Friday, September 8, 3pm. Meet at the Cenotaph, opposite the Royal Hotel Hull in Ferensway. 12. Victoria Dock Stroll. Saturday, September 9, 10am. Winding House, Victoria Dock HU9 2PW. 13. Paull Village Guided Tour. Saturday, September 9, 11am-noon. Meet at the car park on the foreshore at Paull. 14. Follow Hull’s Literary trail. Saturday, September 9, 2pm. Meet outside the main entrance to Hull Paragon Station HU1 3UT. 15. Hedon History. Saturday, September 9, 2pm. Meet at the Old Market Hall, Hedon. 16. The Elephant who loved Gingerbread. Sunday, September 10, 11am. Meet at the Travelodge on the corner of Ferensway and Freetown Way, Hull HU2 8HR. 17. Hull’s Amazing Heritage – Old Town Trail. Sunday, September 10, 2pm. Meet at the Tourist Information Centre, City Hall, 75-76 Carr Lane, Hull HU1 3RQ. 18. A walk along the Humber foreshore at Hessle. Sunday, September 10, 11am. Meet at Hessle Haven. 19. Hull Heritage Self-Guided Stroll.This audio guide around Hull s Old Town is free to download and free to use. Visit www.visithull.org.uk 20. A walk around Western (Spring bank) Cemetery (One of two). Sunday, September 10, 1pm. Meet at the corner of Spring Bank West and Princes Avenue, HU5 3RX.
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6 Hedon History
After a short introduction to Hedon’s past, join local historian Martin Craven for this tour. The walk will visit the parish church of St Augustine’s. After this it will continue through Souttergate, the Market Place and St Augustine’s Gate before arriving at the Town Hall. After a short description of the main features of the hall the walk will continue through George Street, King’s Place taking in the Kilnsea Cross, and Baxtergate. Following a short stop at the Roman Catholic Church the walk will, via Fletchergate, end at Hedon Museum where refreshments will be available. Opportunities to take a seat will be possible at St Augustine’s Church, the Town Hall, the Catholic Church and the museum.
Thursday, September 7, 2pm. Meet at the Old Market Hall, Hedon. Pre-booking required – call EYMS BUSLINE on 01482 592929. Booking opens on August 21 at 9am and closes on September 1 at 4.30pm.
and Leisure on 7 Learning Beverley Road
Take a walk down Beverley Road with local historian Hilary Byers, starting at one of our oldest surviving school buildings, now the Kingston Youth Centre, set back from the road opposite Trafalgar Street. We will look at the wildlife friendly garden created by the young people and Recycling Unlimited’s City Farm. Then we’ll walk up Beverley Road, looking at improvements taking place and proposed under the Lottery funded Townscape Heritage Scheme. Of course, we’ll update you about the latest on the National Picture Theatre, the remains of the bombed cinema. And we’ll finish at Stepney Station, where the Anatolian community will tell us about the learning opportunities they offer to migrants to the city. We should hear what Stepney Primary pupils have found out about the history of the station and meet some new ‘holidaymakers’ on the platform. Don’t forget to bring your own photos and memories of trips to the coast from Stepney Station.
Thursday, September 7, 2.30pm. Meet outside the Kingston Youth Centre, 40-42 Beverley Road, Hull HU3 1YE. No booking required.
Town 8 Old Ale Trail
An intoxicating tour with tour guide Paul Schofield and a chance to drink in a few of Hull’s most historic and fascinating pubs. The tour includes ten pubs ranging from the Lion and Key on the High Street, to the Old House at 5 Scale
Seasonal stories of 10 Hull in September – A Christmas Old Town Tour
Join city tour guide Keith Daddy, for an intriguing guided walk around some of the seasonal stories that have passed through Hull’s history. What was for Christmas dinner in theWorkhouse? What connects Hull with the atomic bomb? Join Santa and find out!
Friday, September 8, 11.30am. Meet outside Hull City Hall in Queen Victoria Square. No booking required
on the streets 11 Murder of Hull
Lane, situated in Hull’s oldest domestic building. It retains its timber framing and its distinctive exterior is matched by its fascinating interior.
Thursday, September 7, 7pm for 7.30pm. Meet at the Minerva Pub, Nelson Street, HU1 1XE. No booking required
Leisurely Stroll Through 9 ASutton Village A leisurely guided stroll through
the heart of the village of Sutton on Hull with tour guide Paul Schofield, taking in Lowgate, Potterill Lane and Church Street, finishing at St James Church. Refreshments will be available at the museum.
Friday, September 8. First tour 2pm, second tour 3.30pm. Meet outside The Exhibition of Village Life, Sutton Village, Hull, HU7 4TL. No booking required.
Join local historian David Smith on this guided walk, which will take you on a tour of some of the older parts of Hull to explore some of the city’s most gruesome murders. Find out what happened to the “girl with the gold in her ears”; why Scotland Yard were called in to help on another murder; the woman covered in blood and the sad cases of child killings. Not recommended for the squeamish! David’s tour will be going along roads which have kerbs, pavements and involves occasional road crossings.
Friday, September 8, 3pm. Meet at the Cenotaph which is
9 opposite the Royal Hotel Hull in Ferensway. Pre-booking required – call EYMS BUSLINE on 01482 592929. Booking opens on August 21 at 9am and closes on September 1 at 4.30pm.
Dock 12 Victoria stroll
This walk will begin at the Winding House on Victoria Dock. Opened in 1850 to serve the growing timber trade, the area the dock covered has many interesting tales, from its use as a fortified
citadel to its current incarnation as a popular residential area. The author of the Victoria Dock Heritage Trail, Colin McNichol, will bring to life these stories, events and individuals and show existing highlights such as the original Hartley Bridge and the Winding House.
Saturday, September 9, 10am. Winding House, Victoria Dock HU9 2PW. Pre booking required. Call the EYMS BUSLINE on 01482 592929. Booking opens on August 21 at
9am and closes on September 1 at 4.30pm
Village 13 Paull guided tour
Sitting in the shadow of the Saltend refinery, today the village of Paull is very much overlooked. It has a fascinating and varied history from its entry in the Domesday Book to the present including: defending Britain’s coastline from attack, shipbuilding, shrimp fishing, two lost manors and much more. Join
local historian and author David Smith for a guided walk through Paull’s intriguing past.
Saturday, September 9, 11am-noon. Meet at the car park on the foreshore at Paull. Pre-booking required – call EYMS BUSLINE on 01482 592929. Booking opens on August 21 at 9am and closes on September 1 at 4.30pm. Continued on page 46
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Follow Hull’s Literary Trail
Join Hull tour guide Paul Schofield for a journey through Hull’s literary landscape and explore its links to Larkin, Plater, Dickens and many others – including a big whale!
Saturday, September 9, 2pm. Meet outside the main entrance to Hull Paragon Station, HU1 3UT. No booking required
15 Hedon History
After a short introduction to Hedon’s past, join local historian Martin Craven. The walk will visit the parish church of St Augustine’s. After which it will continue through Souttergate, the Market Place and St Augustine’s Gate before arriving at the Town Hall. After a short description of the main features of the hall the walk will continue through George Street, King’s Place taking in the Kilnsea Cross, and Baxtergate. Following a short stop at the Roman Catholic Church the walk will, via Fletchergate, end at Hedon Museum, where refreshments will be available. Opportunities to take a seat will be possible at St Augustine’s Church, the Town Hall, the Catholic Church and the museum.
Saturday, September 9, 2pm. Meet at the Old Market Hall, Hedon. Pre-booking required – call EYMS BUSLINE on 01482 592929. Booking opens on August 21 at 9am and closes on September 1 at 4.30pm.
historical locations, all expertly and entertainingly described by Paul Schofield.
Sunday, September 10, 2pm. Meet at the Tourist Information Centre, City Hall, 75-76 Carr Lane, Hull HU1 3RQ. No booking required.
Elephant who 16 The loved Gingerbread
Join Debbie Skalli and follow the animals in the stone pavers from Pryme Street to Spring Bank, which our elephant heroine followed every day in 1840 when travelling from her temporary home to Hull’s newly opened Zoological gardens. You’ll be able to see where she tried to push her way into a shop, tempted by the wafting smell of gingerbread and apples. Plus hear other interesting animal tales of Hull’s zoo (1840-1862) including bribing the bears to the top of the pole with biscuits and the tale of the grumpy dromedary. You’ll finish the tour at the point in Spring Bank where the zoo once stood and children can have fun spotting the sculptures of friendly bears, upside down elephants and wallowing hippos.
Sunday, September 10, 11am. Meet at the Travelodge on the corner of Ferensway and Freetown Way, Hull HU2 8HR. No booking required.
Hull’s Amazing 17 Heritage – Old Town Trail
A walk along the 18 Humber foreshore at Hessle
Join well known tour guide Paul Scofield for a four-stage guided walk to celebrate Hull Civic Society’s History Trail Brochure. Setting off from the city centre, it will take in some of the highlights of Hull’s heritage and architecture. The trail leads from Queen Victoria Square, taking in the likes of the Ferens Gallery and Maritime Museum before moving on to Beverley Gate and Princes Dock Street.
It also looks in Trinity House and then into the Old Town to Holy Trinity Church and on to the Old Grammar School. After this, it’s the Humber dock and pier area – along as far as the tidal barrier before turning back to the High Street, to Wilberforce House and the Guildhall, past St Mary’s Church and on to Whitefriargate and Queens Gardens and finishing at the City Hall. The walk includes a huge variety of important
Take a trip with Michael Free from Hessle History Society along the foreshore of the Humber from Hessle Haven to the old Whiting Mill and learn about its fascinating history from pre-historic times to the present day. For centuries the haven and foreshore have been a hive of activities. Learn about its role in the Civil War and the Second World War, its use by Saxon and Viking invaders and the ferry to Barton used by royalty, the shipbuilding industry, smuggling, chalk quarrying and processing, and some of the remarkable people who lived along here.
Sunday, September 10, 11am. Meet at Hessle Haven. Cars can be left in one of the foreshore car parks with a short walk to the Haven. No booking required
Heritage 19 Hull Self-Guided Stroll
This audio guide around Hull’s old town is free to download and free to use. The aim of the walk is to
bring to life the remarkable history that’s at the heart of this great modern city of ours. Discover Hull’s maritime past as we explore the old town docks, the pier area and the riverside quay. We will tell you about the people who left their legacy to Hull, Britain and the world. The guide is packed with the sound effects, the cries of 19th century street traders and children playing. But beware of the ghosts of the White Friars as you make your
way down Posterngate.
The walk, which has been produced by local historian David Todd, can be downloaded to your iPhone, Android device or any MP3 player. Go to www.visithull.org.uk and take the nine stages of the walk at any time and in any order.
A walk around 20 Western (Spring bank) Cemetery (One of two) Often referred to as Spring Bank
Cemetery, this graveyard is the last resting place of a whole cross section of Hull’s people, including mariners, foreign merchants, orphanage children, sculptors, clergy of all denominations, joiners, manufacturers, soldiers and 1,860 victims of the 1849 cholera epidemic. It is also a wonderful green space where local people can enjoy quiet and natural beauty. Back by popular request, this is the second of two guided walks and will be led by Lisa Hewson
and other members of the Friends of Spring Bank Cemetery group. You’ll see flora and fauna and a selection of the monuments that speak of Hull’s social history, trade and international links in the 19th and early 20th century.
Sunday, September 10, 1pm. Meet at the corner of Spring Bank West and Princes Avenue, HU5 3RX. Pre-booking required – call EYMS BUSLINE on 01482 592929. Booking opens on August 21 at 9am and closes on September 1 at 4.30pm.
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A thousand years B
everley was a town long before William the Conqueror beat Harold at Hastings. It was a town growing up beside a church – founded by a saint, St John of Beverley – around the year 717. People who came to see the saint’s tomb, hoping for a cure, a better life, pardon, or just on holiday, needed what travellers have always wanted – somewhere to buy food, drink, keepsakes, and somewhere to sleep. So the town grew and prospered from its traders and visitors, as it still does today. The saint’s church had a younger sister church, St Mary’s, to the north. Between the two churches lay Beverley town, with two markets providing for the needs of residents and visitors. Change came in the 16th century, when the Tudors destroyed many religious buildings. The two Beverley churches survived, but were much poorer and the town faltered too. In the 17th century King Charles I stayed in Beverley, when he failed to gain entry to Hull at the Beverley Gate, and not long after the Cavaliers were fighting the Roundheads in the streets. It was bad times for Beverley. But in the 18th century, under the Georgians, the town revived and many splendid public and private buildings of
In Hull’s year of culture Beverley has been included in the Heritage Open Day programme for the first time
PEACEFUL: Beverley’s North Bar.
this age still survive: the Market Cross of 1714 marks the beginning of the golden age. For the first time, in the great Hull year of the City of Culture, Beverley has been included in the Hull Heritage Open Day programme, a generous and much
appreciated gesture by Hull Civic Society. The Beverley open days of 2017 will show off some of the treasures of the town: the two great churches, the surviving Friary buildings, a medieval merchant house, two large Georgian houses,
the Guildhall and County Hall’s council chamber from which the town and the East Riding has been governed for hundreds of years. There are also the comparative newcomers of the East Riding Theatre and the Treasure House and Art Gallery, with, in a country
MARKET DAY: Beverley’s Saturday Market at the turn of the century showing the Market Cross and the Push Inn, centre, the playhouse hasn't been built yet, far right.
setting, Skidby Mil, which is visible for miles around. Three guided walks are included in the Heritage Open Day programme. Walkers will see medieval buildings, fine Georgian houses and inns, and Victorian shops and homes. With or without guides, Beverley is a great place for walking – among the many compliments paid to the town by its visitors, John Cornforth wrote in Country Life that a walk through the town
TIGHT SQUEEZE: An East Yorkshire double-decker bus as it comes through the pointed arch of Beverley’s North Bar in 1956.
centre “is a memorable experience of townscape with one or two views as satisfying as any to be found in an English town”. John Betjeman, the poet, judged it “A place made for walking and living in” and his daughter, Candida Lycett Green, called it “The sort of town you always hope exists”. Come and see for yourself, enjoy a walk through our town and enjoy our beautiful common lands. You will be warmly welcomed.
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In the market to discover historic town’s hidden gems? Explore the cultural and architectural heritage of Beverley with access to some of its most interesting buildings
1 Beverley Minster
The roots of Beverley Minster go back to the 8th century when John, Bishop of York, founded a monastery on the site where the current minster church stands. When John died in the year 721 his body was buried in the church he had founded. John was canonised in 1037 as St John of Beverley, and Beverley became a popular destination for pilgrims. In 1214, the tower of the Norman church collapsed. The only real survivor of that early Norman church is the font. A new church was built around St John’s shrine. It took over two centuries to complete the glorious church we can see today, and work was not complete until 1425. Because the work took so long to complete, Beverley Minster exhibits three distinct phases of Gothic style, from Early English to Decorated, and finally, Perpendicular Gothic. The result is an exquisite example of Gothic architecture, making Beverley Minster arguably the loveliest Gothic building in England. This Heritage Open Day, come to Beverley Minster to follow in the medieval pilgrims’ footsteps, who on “holy days” came to John’s grave seeking peace, health and comfort, or follow those who sat on the sanctuary chair as they sought asylum from harsh laws, or see an exhibition of the ancient building crafts, in stone and lead, still carried on today by the Minster’s maintenance team.
Beverley Minster, Minster
Yard, Beverley HU17 0DP. Open Friday, September 8, 10am to 4pm
Walking Festival programmes available from www.visithulland eastyorkshire.com
Meet outside The Monks’ Walk, 19 Highgate, Beverley HU17 0DN, on Wednesday, September 6 2pm. Maximum 20 people. Free, but pre-booking required. Call or visit Beverley Tourist Information Centre, Butcher Row, on 01482 391672.
Snapshots of Medieval Beverley: a guided walk
Join Colin Bradshaw for a walk which links together some of Beverley’s many medieval buildings. Hear about collapsing buildings (including the role of an earthquake), the life of the clergy, an archbishop’s palace and his deer park. You will also learn about the seamier side of medieval life as it affected the inn-keepers and their customers and the best place to visit a loo at that time. This walk is also part of the Yorkshire Wolds Walking and Outdoors Festival which includes superb activities for families, casual walkers and enthusiasts.
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This walk with Carli Black will hit the heights – literally. It will start with a stunning viewpoint (weather permitting) giving you probably the best view in the East Riding. You will need a head for heights and good mobility as there will be a tower and steps during
the walk. Leaving this vantage point we will walk through Beverley covering a millennium of the development in our town. A walk through the town will highlight how the past centuries are still there in our busy streets. We will then have a very privileged opportunity to see Beverley Minster and the rooftops of the town from the latest spectacular viewpoint the Conference Room at the East Riding College. The vice-principal, John Doris, has invited us to join him for coffee to hear about the college and the development of Flemingate.
Meet at St Mary’s Church gates, North Bar Within, Beverley HU17 8DL. Tour times: Wednesday, September 6, from 6pm to 8.30pm; Saturday, September 9, from 9am to 10.30am. Each walk has a maximum of 20 people. Free, but pre-booking required, call or visit Beverley Tourist Information Centre, Butcher Row, on 01482 391672
Riding 4 East Theatre
The former Baptist Chapel, designed by architects Garside & Pennington of Pontefract and Castleford, opened in 1910 to a congregation of 400. Renovated in 2014 and home to East Riding Theatre (ERT), its convenient location in Lord Roberts Road positions this grade two listed building within an area now designated as the cultural quarter of Beverley.
6 initials TA marks Teavil Appleton’s enlargement of the garden in 1771. One owner of 10 Newbegin was Teavil Leason, who is alleged to have been an officer at St Helena, where Napoleon was imprisoned after Waterloo. Today, it is the home of Mr and Dr Sweeney.
4 ERT is an unfunded, unique and innovative professional venue. Seating 195 in the main auditorium, the theatre receives high-quality incoming theatre, music and comedy and delivers critically acclaimed in-house productions. The smaller chapel, to the rear of the building, was formerly used as a Sunday school and offices for the clergy. Today it offers a bright, lively daytime café bar menu and hosts regular evening studio events. Awarded charitable status in 2016, ERT is managed by voluntary trustees and staff who devote long hours to running and sustaining the organisation.
East Riding Theatre, 10 Lord Roberts Road, Beverley HU17 9BE. Open Thursday, Friday, Saturday, September 7 to 9,
Newbegin House and Garden, 10 Newbegin, Beverley HU17 8EG. Open Saturday and Sunday, September 9 and 10, from 11am to 4pm. No disabled access: steps
from 10.30am to 2pm. No need to book, tours run on demand. For enquiries, call the box office on 01482 874050.
5 Lairgate Hall
The house standing in its own grounds (which were once much larger) was built circa 1760 for the Pennyman family, on a site that once belonged to a medieval hospital. The rooms to be shown are the hall, staircase, drawing room and music room – added around 1770, probably to the designs of the great northern architect John Carr. They contain a wealth of Georgian detail in plasterwork, marble, wood-carving, furniture and in the drawing room, the famous hand-painted Chinese wallpaper of c.1771 with flowers,
Place and 7 Skipwith Garden insects, frogs and birds. These public rooms are spectacular and the hall is grade one listed as “of exceptional interest”.
By kind permission of Mr Mark Butters, the Brantingham Group. Lairgate Hall, Lairgate, Beverley HU17 8HL. Open Friday, September 8, from 10am to 4pm
House and 6 Newbegin Garden
Built by James Gee (a member of the Bishop Burton family) in 1746 and refronted in the early 19th century. The doorway facing the garden is a reuse of material from a gallery designed by Nicholas Hawksmoor for Beverley Minster c.1720, demolished in 1826. A stone in the garden wall with the
Skipwith Place is the western portion of a medieval merchant’s house that was gifted to St Mary’s church in the late 15th century. Refronted in brick in the late 18th or early 19th century, and for many years in multi-occupancy, this remarkable building was saved by the Wyses, the present owners, in the early 1970s. It is now a charming house with many interesting features, including substantial beams in the present dining room, revealed during the restoration.
Skipwith Place and Garden, 5-7 Newbegin, Beverley HU17 8EG. Open Saturday, September 9, from 11am to 4pm. Disabled access to ground floor and part of garden Continued on page 52
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8 Skidby Mill
East Riding of Yorkshire Museums welcome you to Skidby windmill, a grade two* listed four-sailed tower mill dating from the 19th century. It is set on a hill in an acre of land and has commanding views over the Wolds. The mill is unusual in still having all its original outbuildings around the courtyard. Some of these buildings have been converted to form the Museum of East Riding Rural Life. Don’t forget to visit the exhibition galleries: the Agriculture Gallery, which looks at the agricultural history of the East Riding, and the Village Life Gallery, which has displays on many aspects of rural village life. Skidby Windmill also caters for families with several activities for children under five, which include finding the mice and owls hidden within the museum and grinding your own flour using a hand quern. We have quiz sheets, pictures to colour in, gallery trails and a beehive. Outside there is a play area with balance beams and a rope walk and plenty of space for families to relax and enjoy a picnic/games. During summer there is a wildlife garden to explore. The Sails café located in the courtyard serves sandwiches, light meals and hot/cold drinks. Skidby Mill is part of the Humber Museums Partnership.
Skidby Mill, To the east of the A164, Skidby, Cottingham HU16 5TF. Open Saturday and Sunday, September 9 and 10, from 10am to 5pm (last admission 4.26pm). Limited disabled access.
Friary 9 The Beverley
Come and visit one of Beverley’s secret buildings. The Friary is within 150 metres of the Minster and yet relatively few people know it exists. It consists of a row of buildings, all that remains above ground of the original Dominican Friary founded in 1233. The archbishop of York (as lord of Beverley) confirmed Stephen the Goldsmith’s gift of the site to the Dominicans, also known as the Black Friars from the colour of their robes.
The first buildings would have been constructed of timber, gradually replaced by stone, brick and tile. Some people think the present buildings may have been the friars’ library and dormitory. The building has undergone many changes and what remains may have been rebuilt after the Reformation using original materials. Today the exterior is a fascinating mix of architectural styles and materials, set within the friary’s land. Within there is a great hall with a hammer beam roof characteristic of the 15th century. There are striking 16th and 17th-century features including a tiled floor, wall-paintings and a restored limestone fireplace.
The Friary, Friars Lane, Beverley HU17 0DF. Open Wednesday, September 6, from 3.30pm to 4.30pm; Saturday, September 9, from 11am to 4pm; Sunday, September 10, from 2pm to 4pm. Limited disabled access.
Mary’s 10 StChurch
Come to visit our beautiful church, founded in the mid 1100s. This is a rare chance to see parts of the church normally closed to
the public. Climb the tower stairs to the bell-ringing chamber before going on and up past the belfry to the top of the tower. The reward is a magnificent view of the town across rooftops to the minster in the south with delightful views of Westwood to the west. Can you see the Humber Bridge? Come and see the exciting and fun Rusticus team bring medieval characters back to life, and join in with their family-led activities. You will never see St Mary’s in the same way again. Built between 1330 and 1340 above the lovely St Michael’s Chapel are two Priests’ Rooms, accessed via a hidden telescopic staircase built into the side of St Michael’s Chapel itself. These rooms are full of exciting artefacts dating from the 1330s. View at close quarters the oldest Maiden’s Garland in the UK, paintings of Henry VI (who was on the throne when it was painted in 1445) and Edward III, the old town stocks and pillory, two scolds’ bridles or branks, the original weather-vane designed by A. Welby Pugin and much more. Bring your cameras (no charge) to capture the stunning views from the rooftop and the awe-inspiring art and architecture inside. Why not try counting the ceiling bosses? There are hundreds. Can you see a monkey climbing a tree? Or a golden dragon?
St Mary’s Church, North Bar Within, Beverley HU17 8DL. Open Wednesday, September 6, from 9am to 5pm; Saturday, September 9, from 9am to 11.30am. Disabled access is available to groundfloor areas inside church.
11 Guildhall, 11 The Beverley
The Guildhall represents over 500 years of Beverley’s civic pride. Based on a medieval great hall, the building itself was substantially remodelled in the 18th and 19th centuries, and features a stunning courtroom with ornate plaster ceiling by Giuseppe Cortese, a magistrate’s room with original 17th-century furniture and an elegant parlour with a silver collection dating back over several centuries. This year you can see an exhibition of Beverley’s history from above in a highly visual display of aerial photographs, and “meet” Elizabeth Clark, a 19th-century woman from the local workhouse who is appearing in the courtroom.
The Guildhall, Beverley, Register Square, Beverley HU17 9AR. Open Saturday, September 9, from 10am to 4pm. Limited disabled access.
Chamber, 12 Council County Hall
In 1889 the three Ridings of Yorkshire (named before 1066) were given independent county status, and all built headquarters, called County Halls. The East Riding County Council bought the Mechanics’ Institute
12 building in Cross Street (formerly the site of Victorian political shenanigans recorded in a Parliamentary report and in Anthony Trollope’s novel Ralph the Heir). The council used the site to construct a new building designed by Smith & Brodrick of Hull. Now greatly extended, County Hall, a splendid red brick building in Flemish Renaissance style, still contains the original Council Chamber, little altered over the years. It has classical decorations, with wooden furniture carved by James E Elwell (d.1926), twice mayor of Beverley – and father of the Beverley painter Fred Elwell. The Council Chamber will be open, with readings from South
Riding, Winifred Holtby’s famous novel that describes a council meeting of the 1930s.
Council Chamber, County Hall, Cross Street, Beverley HU17 9BA. Guided tour times: Friday, September 8, at 10am, 11.30am, 1.30pm, 3pm. Sessions 45 minutes. Maximum number on each tour 75. Disabled access. Free, but pre-booking essential. To reserve a place, visit Beverley Library, Lending Library Main Reception Counter, Champney Road, Beverley.
House and 13 Treasure Beverley Art Gallery The Treasure House is the East Riding’s centre for culture and heritage, providing access to
exhibitions, collections, services and information in the Museum, Archives, Library, Art Gallery and other display spaces. East Riding Archives collect and preserve the unique written heritage of the area and make it available for everyone to use for family, local and community history. Covering nearly 1,000 years of East Riding history, the collections give a fascinating insight into the lives of East Riding people in the past. A wealth of records, images, maps, newspapers and charters as well as digital and audiovisual records all evocatively trace the developments and changes of our region. The museum showcases the fascinating heritage of the area, highlighting the countryside, its communities, coastline and its links to the wider world, including the remarkable collection of Iron Age swords found in South Cave in 2002. Also at the Treasure House is Beverley’s delightful Edwardian art gallery, home to the Champney Collection featuring works by leading British artists of the 19th and early 20th centuries including Arthur Hughes, Albert Goodwin and Helen Allingham. It boasts the largest collection of works by the distinguished Beverley-born artist Fred Elwell. Known for his
evocative and character-packed domestic scenes, Elwell was also a distinguished portraitist. The newly refurbished gallery also offers an exciting and diverse programme of exhibitions. In 2017 the special event for Heritage Open Day is Cultural Heroes. Come to the Treasure House and discover fascinating stories about the East Riding’s cultural heroes and heroines. Find out more about the men and women who have influenced our art, music, theatre, literature and history. Enjoy behind the scenes tours of this unique building and for an insight into the art and science of caring for our collection visit the conservation workshop. Take a look across the roof-tops of Beverley from our viewing tower. The day will include children’s crafts and activities for all, to inspire and entertain. Relax in the Treasure House Coffee Lounge and sample the delicious hot and cold drinks, snacks, light meals and tempting cakes.
Treasure House and Beverley Art Gallery, Champney Road, Beverley HU17 9EJ. Opening times for Treasure House – Cultural Heroes: Saturday, September 9, from 10am to 4pm. Visit www.museums. eastriding.gov.uk or call 01482 392780.
hurch All Saints CHU 13 0RH The Square, Hessle,
Annison Building - Horses, Carriages and Cofﬁns This imposing building sits facing visitors coming over North Bridge, entering East Hull on one of the main routes into that part of the city. A huge building with a distinct Amityville horror meets the Addams Family look about it now houses the city’s Late Night Pharmacy. Over the years, the building has been the home of not only the Annison Funeral Parlour, but was over its life, the home of the City’s mounted Police, a Photographer’s Studio and Rington’s Tea, to name just a few. Come and visit us and see our unique horse stairway which
Opening Times Friday 10.00am - 2.00pm Saturday 10.00am - 5.00pm Wheelchair Access to the Courtyard
All Saints Chu Church, h, H Hessle sl There was a church with a priest at Hessle at the time of the Domesday Book (1086). The oldest parts of this Grade I listed church go back to the 12th century and most of the present structure dates from the 15th century. Gifted to Guisborough Priory at some point between 1156 and 1182, All Saints’ was the mother church of Holy Trinity, Hull until 1661. It has undergone many changes. The great restoration and enlargement in 1868–70 rescued a building that had suffered three centuries of neglect and poor repairs, doubled its seating capacity to meet the needs of a growing population, and faithfully preserved the character of the 15-century Perpendicular church. The particularly ﬁne windows, including one by Burne-Jones of St Agnes and St Anne, are mostly from the late 19th century. Changes to the interior in the 20th century have helped to
leads to our ﬁrst ﬂoor Victorian Stables. Hear about the trials and tribulations of the Annison Family and the occupants of the ground ﬂoor businesses. See our Fantastic Art Exhibition which is in the old hay lofts and wander around the Old courtyard enjoying Bellissima Delights Italian Gelato or freshly made candy ﬂoss. Also meet two local authors, one of which is 8-year-old Nicola who has written her own book Eye Can See to raise money for the charity ‘RP’. Nicola has a rare eye condition which will eventually render her completely blind.
keep it a vibrant place of worship and an active centre for the community. The church that has come down to us reﬂects the changes that have taken place in a growing community. Many of the names on the memorials both in the church and churchyard are familiar to those who live in Hessle today.
Opening Times Thursday Sept 7: 11.00am - 5.00pm Friday Sept 8: 10.00am - 5.00pm Saturday Sept 9: 10.00am - 5.00pm There will be supervised trips to the top of the tower. Also demonstrations of bell ringing, an exhibition by the Hessle Local History Society and a display on the history of the church.
Booking Proceeds to charity. For twilight hours tours To Pre-booking book, call Witham Pharmacy on 01482 307880 required as only limited spaces.
Sunday 1pm to 5pm will be Steampunk themed with the Wilberforcian Steampunk Corporation. There will be stalls selling steampunk items and curiosities, parasol dousing and Steampunk remote vehicle displays along with other Victoriana themed activities throughout the day.
Annison Building Witham Lane, HU9 1AT
Booking email: firstname.lastname@example.org : Witham Pharmacy 01482 307880 Booking emails: email@example.com
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Berkeley Street Mosque and Islamic Centre Built in the late 1960s as a modest Mormon Church, this has been a Mosque since the 1970s under the stewardship of Imam Mr R A Salik. Visitors are invited to see the inside – a very short guided tour as the place is very small – and
to enjoy a question and answer session about services, beliefs and practices with Imam Salik and his assistants. Dr Khaled Sultan, Chair of Hull and East Riding Interfaith and some members of the congregation will also be present.
Opening Times Sunday Sept 10: 2.00pm - 3.30pm Light refreshments will be available.
Blaydes House Blaydes House was built around 1740 as the home and business premises of the Blaydes Family, shipbuilders, merchants and local political ﬁgures who played a leading part in the commercial and civic life of eighteenth century Hull. The house, with its elegant panelled rooms and sweeping carved staircase, demonstrates the prosperity and self conﬁdence of the town’s mercantile elite. Since 2001, Blaydes House has been the home of the University of Hull Maritime Historical Studies Centre. It is a typical Georgian merchant’s house, amongst the most impressive of several such buildings that have survived on the High Street. Blaydes
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6 Hight Street,
House has been sympathetically restored, with period colour schemes designed to show off its carved and panelled rooms and sweeping staircase. Blaydes House is also home to the Pettifer Art Collection, some of which is on display. Blaydes House houses one of the most comprehensive maritime history libraries in the country and is open to the public by appointment.
Opening Times Thursday Sept 7: 10.00am - 4.00pm Saturday Sept 9: 10.00am - 4.00pm Guided Tours last around 20 minutes and take place throughout the day. No need to book as tours will run on demand.
BBC Tours The BBC Building at Queen’s Court was opened in 2004 as the headquarters of one of the BBC’s 12 Regional Centres in England. Windows allow visitors to see radio programmes broadcast live and regular tours (Saturday and Sunday) will give a behind the scenes look at how radio and television programmes are made. Book early to avoid disappointment.
Guided Tours - Hourly Saturday Sept 9: 10.00am - 1.00pm Sunday Sept 10: 10.00am - 1.00pm Pre-Booking required.
Wheelchair Access is only available to the ground ﬂoor.
Visit or call main reception to book on 01482 323232 Book early to avoid dissapointment.
Queens Court, Dock Street, Hull HU1 3RH
Britannia Hull Royal Hotel
The Britannia Royal Hotel, formerly known as the Royal Hotel, was completed in 1851, three years after Paragon Station had been opened. It was originally known as the Station Hotel but changed its name following the jubilant visit of Queen Victoria in 1854. Today it is a thoroughly modern hotel, but there are many reminders of its past. You can also the room where Larkin wrote his famous poem ‘Friday Night at the Royal Station Hotel’ Hull. There will also be other old photos and memorabilia from the hotel’s history on display in the Prince of Wales Suite.
Guided Tour Times Thursday Sept 7: 1.00pm - 2.00pm Friday Sept 8: 11.30am - 12.30pm Saturday Sept 9: 1.00pm - 2.00pm
al Hotel Britannia RollyHU 1 3UF Ferensway, Hu
Pre-Booking required. Contact: BUS LINE on 01482 592929 Bookings: 21/08/2017 - 01/09/2017 Why not ﬁnish the tour with a delicious afternoon tea, pre-booking is essential. Booking opens on August 21 at 9am and closes on September 1 at 4.30pm.
Burton Constable Hall and Grounds In 2017 Burton Constable Hall is joining wholeheartedly in the celebrations and programme for Hull’s year as City of Culture. Just 10 miles from the city centre, Burton Constable is Hull’s very own historic country house: a spectacular Elizabethan architectural gem that is crammed with ﬁne and decorative art, furniture and scientiﬁc curiosities and set in 300 acres of glorious ‘Capability Brown’ parkland.
Visitors can explore the historic parkland with their woodland and lakeside walks, take time to roam the Stable Block with its fascinating nooks and crannies and changing programme of local art exhibitions, workshops and events. As a special treat for Heritage Open Days visitors, Burton Constable is offering free weekday admissions to the grounds and stables with guided tours of the park. Parkland tours last approximately one hour and may be cancelled in the event of bad weather.
Burton Constable H all Skirlaugh HU11 4LN
Opening Times Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
11.00am - 5.00pm 11.00am - 5.00pm 11.00am - 5.00pm 11.00am - 5.00pm
Free entry to grounds and stables is available from Tuesday, Sept 5, to Friday, Sept 8, 2017 only.
Parkland Tours Tours will last approximately 1 hour and may be cancelled in the event of bad weather.
For more details and Tour times please visit www.burtonconstable.com or call 01964 562400
Places on tours are limited. Tickets will be allocated on a ﬁrst-come-ﬁrst-served basis at the main visitor entrance upon entry to the site.
*Please note that normal House admission charges will apply.
Carnegie Heritage Centre This Grade II listed building was built using funds from the Scottish philanthropist Andrew Carnegie in 1905 as Hull’s newest branch library. It was designed by the City Architect Joseph Hirst. The building is unusual in that it is partly timber-framed and remains largely unaltered internally since its opening. By 2006 the building had ceased its function as a library and was deemed ‘surplus to requirements’. Great efforts from Carnegie Centre volunteers have seen the building kept open as a facility for the study of local and family history.
Carnegie Heritag e Centre 342 Anlaby Road , Hull
Friday Sept 8: 10.00am - 4.00pm Saturday Sept 9: 10.00am - 4.00pm
C4Di ital Innovation Centre for Dig 1UU reet, Hull HU1 47 Queen St
C4Di With the completion of the new ofﬁce premises for Hull’s Centre for Digital Innovation – C4DI for short – our city has acquired a superlative example of modern architecture at its best, acting as the gatekeeper to our highly renovated Humber Street, now emerging itself as a centre for entertainment and good food. As a building, C4DI looks out and faces The Deep across the River Hull – both buildings staring majestically over the historical maritime entry to our town. The completion of the stage@The Dock conversion of the historic and listed adjacent dry dock, to become a sunken performance
arena, makes a great addition to the City’s range of venues for all forms of performance art and culture – especially on warm summer days. C4DI, as a company, is an incubator and growth centre, for young high technology and IT based companies who, by working sideby-side, can share ideas and resources as Hull becomes well known for its expertise in these leading edge ventures.
Guided Tour Welcome, followed by a guided tour of the building and the work going on. There’s the opportunity to see some fantastic views over the city and its two rivers. No booking required, just turn up.
The Charter House, Chapel and Gardens Founded by Sir Michael de la Pole in 1384 as an almshouse for the elderly, the Charterhouse continues to house retired residents. The present building to the north of Charterhouse Lane dates from 1780 and has a handsome domed entrance and a ﬁne Georgian chapel inside. To the south is the Master’s House which, despite severe war damage, essentially dates back to 1660. Its complete 10-bays exterior can best be appreciated from the rear where you will also ﬁnd a peaceful walled garden. This also contains a mulberry tree reputed to be Hull’s oldest and dating back over 350 years to when the poet Andrew Marvell played under it as a boy!
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Christopher Pickering’s House As seen on BBC2’s ‘Restoration Home’ TV show, 114 Coltman Street is an early Victorian townhouse undergoing a total transformation from being a derelict wreck on the brink of collapse, back to the grand family home it once was. Built in the early 1850s, the property was once owned by one of Hull’s most famous sons, the Trawler Fleet owner and philanthropist, Christopher Pickering.
Opening Times Saturday Sept 9: Gardens of the house open 11.00am - 4.00pm
The house was then owned by his business partner, Samuel Haldane, until it became a children’s clinic in 1921 up until the late 1960s, becoming ﬁve ﬂats in 1983. By the turn of the century the house had fallen into disrepair and had been damagingly vandalised, before being rescued by Catherine and Simon Kelsey who are in the long process of restoring it. Please note that this is still a work in progress, there are steps to climb and outside suitable footwear should be worn.
Guided Tours - Hourly Tours: On the hour subject to demand. Contact Simon Kelsey 07821694482
Saturday Sept 9: 12noon - 5.00pm Sunday Sept 10: 12noon - 5.00pm
Christopher Pickering’ s House 114 Coltman Street, Hu ll HU3 2SF
12 Hull City Hall
working organs in use in the country. Hull City Hall offers a wide range of events Plans to build Hull City Hall date back to 1900 each year, hosting top international names in when the Hull Corporation included proposals contemporary live music as well as headline for the venue within a wider scheme to create comedy acts, the world’s leading orchestras, a central location for city trams to meet. celebrities, adventurers, drama, musicals, Work commenced in 1903 and the building opera and more. was in use by 1909 but unfortunately the exact opening date remains unknown. In 1911, the organ, built by Forster and Andrews of Hull, was installed in the main hall. Today it remains one of the largest
Guided Tour Times
, Hull HU1 3RQ Victoria Square
Thursday Sept 7: 10.30am & 2.30pm Book in advance on 01482 300306 or at the Hull City Hall Box Ofﬁce.
Daifuku Logan Daifuku Logan are a manufacturer and installer of complete airport Baggage Handling systems. The company grew out of an off shoot of the Fenner Group of companies and, after associations with American and Japanese partners, they now design and manufacture a complete range of baggage handling systems which are installed all round the world in such places as Gatwick, Vladivostoc, Moscow,
0DR Sutton Road Hull HU7
Exhibition of Village Life Sutton is a village within a city, and houses within its Grade II listed Old School one of the best local history centres in the area. Many documents and materials related to the old school, as well as hundreds of old photographs of Sutton and Wawne, including a wide variety of artifacts ranging from Victorian times to the present day, are on display. Our revised display of costumes, also dating from Victorian times, will be on show. Parish Registers concerning
Opening Times Friday: 10.00am - 3.00pm Saturday: 10.00am - 3.00pm
Paris, Casablanca, South Africa and China. At their factory on Sutton Road visitors will be able to see the end-to-end process of design, component manufacture, and assembly of completely automated systems – systems which we often take for granted as we wave our suitcases good bye as they disappear into a labyrinth of conveyor belts and computers, conﬁdent in the knowledge that they will reappear on a carousel, made in Hull perhaps, in another part of the world!
Guided Tour Times 5th & 7th Sept tours start at 10.00am and will be preceded by a short presentation. Please phone EYMS BUSLINE on 01482592929 Booking Opens: 21st August – 9am Booking closes: 1st September – 4.30pm
Sutton, usually stored at the Treasure House, Beverley, will be available for scrutiny. Volunteer attendants will be on hand to help with the research of family trees or with sifting through documents and photos. Exhibitions to commemorate World War One, including information of local interest on the battles of 1916 will be open to the public, together with the ‘Yorkshire Pals’ touring exhibition which will present information concerning men from Hull, Leeds and Bradford.
Guided Tours - Hourly Friday Sept 8 only: Guide Paul Schoﬁeld will be conducting walking tours around Sutton at 2pm and 3.30pm. Meet outside. Saturday, September 10 only: members of the Joint War Organisation Re-enactment Society - a World War One display. Cream Teas will be available on both days.
Exhibition of Village Li fe 25 Church Street, Sutton -on-Hull HU7 4TL
The Guildhall The Guildhall was designed by Sir Edwin Cooper and built between 1904-16, replacing a smaller Victorian Town Hall. Its corridors are lined with acres of oak and walnut panelling, while its ﬂoors are marble. It has a large collection of ﬁne art, sculpture, furniture, silver and the civic insignia. This tour, lasting around an hour, will cover all these as well as giving visitors a glimpse at the city’s former courts and cells. This guided tour is conducted by Councillor Helen O’Mullane. There are various paying car parks and on street parking around the Guildhall.
Guided Tour Times
Alfred Gelder Street, Hull HU1 2AA
Wednesday: 9.30am, 11.30am & 2.00pm Friday: 9.30am, 11.30am & 2.00pm Saturday: 9.30am, 11.30am Pre-Booking required. Contact: EYMS BUSLINE on 01482 592929 Bookings: 21/08/2017 - 1/09/2017 - 4.30pm
Heta - Engineers of the future. Humberside Engineering Training Association (HETA) is marking its 50th anniversary this year with the end of an era of remarkable achievement and the beginning of an exciting new chapter of expansion and potential. The organisation, which operates as a charity, began in an old workshop close to Hull ﬁsh docks, moved to a vibrant industrial estate on the edge of the city and is now investing in a high-tech new facility. The company has also developed a strong presence across the Humber, but HETA’s story is less about places than about people and progress. Formed by employers in 1967, HETA has trained thousands of apprentices in many engineering disciplines. Links with employers continue to be strengthened all the time and HETA also works extremely closely with the education sector, cultivating an interest in (STEM – Science Technology and Maths) subjects to engage with the children who can be the next generation of engineers. The ranks of young men who have left HETA to work for large and small companies on major infrastructure and small-scale but equally essential projects
are being joined by increasing numbers of young women. They are enticed by the opportunity to do something different, defy convention and make a difference. They are attracted by HETA’s ongoing campaign to get more women into engineering, and they are inspired by none other than Amy Johnson. The Hull-born heroine was an aviatrix of international fame and an engineer of great skill, and her iconic status was recognised by last year’s Amy Johnson Festival, and in particular by HETA’s decision to sponsor and buy one of the famous moths. The decorated moth, entitled “Amy Did It” will be just one of the talking points when it adorns HETA’s new headquarters. HETA and Hull Civic Society want to add to that by collecting the memories of apprentices from the last 50 years. We urge you to visit the current workshops ops and other training space and see the equipment in action, from the high-tech computer aided design facilities to the more heavyweight mechanical, welding and fabrication activities and the electrical section. Speak to the new apprentices about their hopes and ambitions as they embark on a career in engineering. Help the company build an archive of stories about the development of the organisation,
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Guided Tour Times Wednesday Sept 6: 10.00am - 3.00pm Thursday Sept 7: 10.00am - 3.00pm Friday Sept 8: 10.00am - 3.00pm Pre-booking required. Call the EYMS BUSLINE on 01482 592929. Booking opens on August 21 at 9am and closes on September 1 at 4.30pm. Alternatively, email Iain Elliott at Iain.firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Hull New Theatre has a fascinating history since it ﬁrst opened on Saturday October 16 1939 with Noel Gay’s Me and My Girl. Founder Peppino Santangelo came to the city in 1924 to join the Hull Repertory Company based at the Little Theatre in Kingston Square. After turning the struggling company around, he turned his attentions to the Assembly Rooms next door. Peppino Santangelo thought the venue could be a new home for the company. At the same time, he realised that the Little Theatre’s other neighbour, Hull Central Fire Station, needed more space so Peppino suggested a swap – the Little Theatre for the Assembly Rooms – and the deal was done for £9,000. After continuing performances throughout war time, audiences began to dwindle but intervention from Hull City Council in 1961 secured the theatre’s future as a key player in the performing arts scene. The theatre has played host to some of the best award-winning productions over the years and following completion of a £15.9m major revamp is set to take centre stage once more in autumn 2017. The extensive refurbishment work is the biggest project undertaken in the Grade II listed building’s history and incorporates a signiﬁcant extension achieved by demolition of part of Hull Central Fire Station 79 years after the station’s need for more space gave Peppino Santangelo the opportunity to found the theatre. To celebrate both the theatre’s history and exciting new chapter, an open weekend is planned for Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th September to showcase the spectacular new space prior to the ﬁrst main stage productions taking place. Further information will be available at www.hulltheatres.co.uk
Tours at Hull History Centre
Tours are once again taking place at the History Centre, on Thursday and Friday, which will give you an opportunity to explore this amazing building. Please see also the Talks section of the brochure. The History Centre opened in 2010 bringing together the material previously held by the City Archives, the Local Studies Library and the University of Hull. They include the city’s borough archives, which date back to 1299 and include the city’s ﬁrst charter granted by Edward 1, a hand signed letter from Henry VIII as well as papers of notable local individuals such as Philip Larkin, Amy Johnson and William Wilberforce. A comprehensive set of family history resources can also provide a good starting place for any local people keen to ﬁnd out more about their ancestors and how they lived. The building itself is also noteworthy, in particular the pergola structure running down the length of the south side.
Opening Times Thursday: 9.30am - 5.30pm Friday: 9.30am - 5.30pm
Thursday: 10.00am, 11.00am 12noon, 2.00pm, 3.00pm Friday: 10.00am - 11.00am 12noon, 2.00pm, 3.00pm Booking number 01482 317500
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Hull Collegiate School Tranby Croft was built in 1876 for the Hull ship owner Arthur Wilson. Constructed in yellow brick and featuring a high tower at one corner for views across the Humber, no expense was spared on the lavish interior, from its delicately stuccoed ceilings to sumptuous wood carvings, the building is an attempt to personify wealth and prestige with Wilson’s initials prominent in many of the features. You will also see the room the Baccarat Scandal of 1890 took place, a scandal which intimately involved the Prince of Wales and which rocked late Victorian society.
Guided Tour Times Thursday: 6.00pm - 7.30pm Friday: 6.00pm - 7.30pm Pre-Booking essential, online at www.ticketsource.co.uk/hull/collegiate Bookings: 21/08/2017 9.00am - 01/09/2017 4.30pm
The chapel was designed by HF Lockwood in 1839 and completed in 1843. The current building is a simple rectangle with pediment and Greek Corinthian pilasters and a tall porch to the west. The Order is Corinthian with nautical motifs in the capitals, and veined white marble pilasters. The oak box pews and pulpits make the chapel a rare example of a rich early Victorian interior. On hand to describe the chapel and the history of Trinity House will be senior Trustees from Hull Trinity House Charity.
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Now the setting for Hull Collegiate School, one of the area’s leading independant schools. The house has a wealth of history and tales to tell including the Royal Baccarat scandal.
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Opening Times Saturday: 11.00am - 4.00pm Sunday: 11.00am - 4.00pm
Hull Collegiate School Tranby Lane, Anlaby, HU10 7EH
Hull Minster In May 2017 Holy Trinity Church was rededicated as Hull Minster. Following ﬁve years of church growth and two years of internal and external refurbishment, this honour marks the transformation of the church into an urban Minster in acknowledgment of our growth and ministry and in anticipation of what is to come. Becoming a Minster is both about recognising what we already do in serving our city and the wider church and looking to expand this work in the future. During Heritage Open Days, visitors will be able to see what has been achieved and some of the work still in progress meet volunteers and meet the church team. Hull Minster dates back to the late 13th Century when Edward I granted the former settlement of Wyke a Royal Charter and renamed it King’s Town upon Hull. The church is therefore as old as the city itself. There are many signs to its medieval roots so come in and explore. Remarkable history is everywhere here. You can see the font where William Wilberforce was baptised, stunning stained glass by Walter Crane, memorials to Hull’s fallen in two World Wars and other conﬂicts, including a book recording a
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number of local soldiers lost in the Great War. There are memorials to the many Hull lives lost at sea, including plaques commemorating The Triple Trawler Tragedy of 1968, which claimed 58 crewmen within three weeks. Our café, Minster Kitchen, will be serving fresh soup, homemade bread and cakes throughout Heritage Open Days. Rev Canon Dr Neal Barnes said: “We are delighted to be engaging fully with the Heritage Open Days again this year, giving access to many thousands of people to enjoy and explore this wonderful building, and to experience a warm welcome from our dedicated staff and volunteers. In this year in which we have become Hull Minster, and Hull is celebrating being the UK City of Culture, we sense that we are part of history and heritage in the making. We invite everyone who wishes to be part of that too!”
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Guided Tour Times Wednesday Sept 6: Thursday Sept 7:
10.00am, 11.30am & 2.00pm 10.00am, 11.30pm & 2.00pm
Pre-Booking required. Call the EYMS BUSLINE on 01482 592929. Bookings: 21/08/2017 9.00am - 01/09/2017 4.30pm
Open Day Saturday Sept 9: 10am to 4pm Includes activities for kids, artefact handling sessions and self-guided tours of the building. No booking required.
Tours of the Humber Field Archaeology Unit at Northumberland Avenue School Join Humber Historic Environment Record and Humber Field Archaeology at The Old School for a unique opportunity to see the work of archaeologists and explore the building – one of the 37 board schools built in Hull between 1974 and 1897. See archaeological artefacts found during excavations within Hull and East Riding and learn more about our rich heritage. Visit the Humber Historic Environment Record, a collection of all known archaeology within our area. Perhaps we can help to get you started researching the archaeology of where you live? Although superﬁcially altered by internal partitions and suspended ceilings, the basic layout of the building is still clear today. Many of the original features, for example ventilator grills in the windows and on the walls, gas mantle brackets on the staircases, stepped dado rails in the classrooms reﬂecting the stepped ﬂoors and ﬁreplaces in the teachers’ rooms still survive. The school was designed by John Bilson prominent local Architect. It closed as a board school in 1942. Perhaps you attended the school prior to its closure? We would love to see any photographs you may have. Tours are guided by an experienced archaeologist, with lots of opportunity to view information not currently on public display.
Humber Field Archaeology open days The South Blockhouse was constructed on the east bank of the River Hull in the 1540s as part of defences commissioned by Henry VIII. Archaeological work carried out in 1997 in connection with construction of the access road to The Deep established that substantial and well preserved parts of the Blockhouse still survive close to the present ground level. Finds made then included an iron breech-loading cannon, similar to those recovered from The Mary Rose (Henry’s sunken warship) – the cannon is now on display in the Hull and East Riding Museum. The Blockhouse site remains unbuilt on and it is considered that its location, close to The Deep, Hull’s Museums Quarter and the Fruit Market, make it a prime
site for the creation of a planned new visitor attraction which, following “live” excavation, will put the monument on display as its centrepiece, with great potential to educate, entertain and inform residents and visitors alike on important aspects of Hull’s history. The project is currently in its early stages, but for Heritage Open Days, as part of preliminary works on the site during 2017, Humber Field Archaeology will temporarily mark out the lines of the Blockhouse walls on the ground and provide complementary displays and interpretation. This is planned to take place alongside further small-scale investigations on the monument, which should for a short time expose further parts of the Blockhouse walls.
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Opening Times Tuesday, Sept 5: 10am – 4pm Wednesday, Sept 6: 10am – 4pm
Hull School of Art & Design The School of Art & Design has its roots in Hull dating back to 1861 and the art classes taught in the Assembly Rooms on Jarrett Street. It then moved next door to Cuthbert Brodrick’s Institution Hall on Albion Street, and then to its ﬁrst purpose built building on Anlaby Road. The current building on Wilberforce Drive honours that history with the newly opened (to the public) Brodrick Gallery on the bottom ﬂoor of HSAD’s entrance building. Conducted tours of the school will also be available on Thursday, September 7, when
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visitors can look around this interesting building and see some examples of the creative work generated here by the current and graduating students in Graphics, Fine Art, Architecture, Games Design, Illustration and Fashion amongst others.
Guided Tour Times Thursday Sept 7: 10.00am & 12noon meeting in the Brodrick Gallery.
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Hull Truck Theatre Hull Truck Theatre is dedicated to delivering exceptional theatre for a diverse audience, including those encountering it for the ﬁrst time. We are a pioneering theatre with a unique Northern Voice, locally rooted, global in outlook, inspiring artists, audiences and communities to reach their greatest potential. We will once again be opening up the theatre for back stage access. Come along and explore behind the scenes of our vibrant purpose built theatre that combines state of the art facilities, striking design with the unique atmosphere of the City’s only producing theatre. Hull Truck Theatre, 50 Ferensway, Hull HU2 8LB. Opening times: Saturday, September 9, from 8.45am. Guided Tours at
Opening Times Saturday Sept 9: from 8.45am
Hull School of Art & D esign Wilberforce Drive,
Guided Tours 9am, 10am and 11am Please book early as spaces are limited. Call 01482 323638. Visit www.hulltruck.co.uk
Port of Hull Tour
The Port of Hull is one of the UK’s leading foreign-trading ports. In addition to worldwide deep-sea connectivity regular short-sea services operate between Europe, Scandinavia and the Baltic states. The port of Hull is the only passenger port on the Humber Estuary, handling around one million passengers per year. This popular coach tour provides a unique opportunity to see how Associated British Ports (ABP) have developed the port to become the UK’s leading handling port for softwood timber. This tour will show the P&O regular ferry service operation as well as specialised facilities for the handling of dry bulk, steel and containers.
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HUMBERSIDE FIRE AND RESCUE Join us in celebrating the 30th anniversary of Humberside Fire and Rescue Service Headquarters building. This year marks the historic move from the listed Hull Central Fire Station on Worship Street, to the purpose built Summergroves Way site. Visitors can expect a rare glimpse into the inner workings of the Fire and Rescue Service in a guided tour that will provide an insight into the history and current practises of Humberside Fire and Rescue Service. The headquarters building is pivotal for all Service functions. It has changed to suit the diverse work taking place within its walls over the past 30 years. Visitors shouldn’t be fooled, the buildings unassuming exterior hide’s many surprises. At the heart of the building lies a small Service Museum containing memorabilia and items of historic equipment, visitors will be invited to look at the exhibits and archives. In contrast to the museum, the Control Room is a hive of activity. Containing state of the art
Report to your ABP Tour Guide at Riverside House Car Park (opposite P&O Ferry Terminal 1). Friday Sept 8: Tour one: 10.00am - 11.30am Tour two: 12.30pm - 2.00pm. Pre-booking required. Call the EYMS BUSLINE on 01482 592929. Booking opens on 21/08/17 at 9am and closes on 01/09/17 at 4.30pm.
equipment, the recently renovated Control Room receives our emergency calls and mobilises the emergency response. The tour doesn’t stop there. Don’t miss the opportunity to look around headquarters’ ﬁery neighbour. Within the grounds of headquarters, lies a charred concrete structure known as the Operational Training Centre, which plays host to a variety of training exercises and ﬁre simulations. Rising above the main building is the working at heights rig, which can be seen towering into the East Summergroves Way, He Yorkshire skyline. This latest edition to ssle HU4 7BB our facilities provides a realistic training environment for our ﬁreﬁghters and trainees from industry to perfect their Opening Times Guided Tours rescue skills. Approx. two hours. Visitors will be taken around a ﬁre engine Tuesday: 10.00am - 12noon and have the rare opportunity to look at Wednesday: 10.00am - 12noon Pre-booking required. Call the EYMS BUSLINE some of the specialist equipment that we on 01482 592929. Booking opens use to protect our community. on 21/08/17 9am and closes on 01/09/17 at 4.30pm. Parking is available on site.
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Hymers College Tour
short lived Botanic Gardens, opened initially in Linnaeus Street in 1821 and transferred to Spring Bank in 1881. Tours Hymers College was built in 1893 last approximately one hour and include areas around the on the grounds of the Botanic grounds with mixed terrain. Gardens using the funds of the Sadly, there are hardly any physical elements of the old Reverend John Hymers as a school botanical gardens remaining, but our extensive archive “for the training of intelligence collection including maps, drawings and pictures will give in whatever social rank of life it the visitor a good idea on may be found.” Designed in the Guided Tour Times how the area would have Free Jacobean style with a main looked at the time. hall and two wings, the building The school is hoping to have Saturday: 12.00noon and 1.30pm. has a number of noteworthy more archive material available Contact: Michelle Paterson features including a handsome on 01482 343555 this year which will include clock tower and imposing coat Bookings: 21/08/2017 - 01/09/2017 work by the school Librarian of arms. As well as the historical Pre-Booking required. with respect to World War I buildings, you will learn about the Maximum 20 people per tour. and the Old Hymerians. (The Old Botanic Gardens)
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Inglehome - Low energy Superhome Inglehome was a typical cold and draughty Hull terrace house that has been transformed into a cosy, efﬁcient home, with zero energy bills. See a whole range of improvements, from natural insulation materials to modern, low energy lighting and renewable generation and heating. Find out about the challenge of bringing a traditional house up to Superhome standard on a tour given by the friendly and knowledgeable owner and hopefully pick up some tips! Location: Inglemire Avenue (2nd left off Inglemire Lane) coming from Beverley Road
Opening Times Thursday, Sept 7: Sunday, Sept 10:
1pm to 4pm 10am to 4pm.
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To book visit www.inglehome.co.uk/visit Bookings: 21/08/2017 - 01/09/2017
Ideal Boilers Today we take boilers and central heating for granted, but back in 1906 when the National Radiator Company built its UK factory in Hull, these were new technologies, ones which the new company readily embraced. In the 1920s the Company launched the revolutionary Cookanheat - a combination of open ﬁre, central heating boiler and oven, designed speciﬁcally for the British market where boilers were placed in kitchens. This product did more to introduce central heating into ordinary homes than any other such appliance. It is an emphasis on innovation that the National Avenue based company has continued to this day as it continues to
be one of the leading central heating boiler manufacturers in the country, now also embracing new energy technologies. Join us for a guided tour of the company.
Guided Tour Times Wednesday Sept 6: Thursday Sept 7:
Pre-Booking required. Contact: Reception 01482 492251 Bookings: 21/08/2017 - 01/09/2017 Tour lasts approx 2 hours.
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Opening Times 11.00am - 4.00pm - Talk 3pm (See the Talks Section)
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Jubilee Central Come and explore Jubilee Central located in the heart of Hull on King Edward Street, with a rich history dating back to 1814. Once home to the Waltham Street Chapel, the Methodist Mission and even NatWest Bank, Jubilee Central is now home to Jubilee Church. At the heart of the building is the main hall, which was originally established as the Central Methodist Hall in 1960. The 600-seat auditorium has been used by BBC Radio Humberside Pantomime; hosted this year’s Nordic Music Festival and the Roc N Doc Film Festival. As well as being a place of vibrant worship, Jubilee Central is known for its passion in serving the community and is home to Hull Foodbank, Jubilee Life College and the Big Issue distribution centre for Hull and the surrounding areas.
Jubilee Central is now preparing to embark upon a major renovation project to open the front of the building to better connect with the newly pedestrianized King Edward Street. The front of the building will then house our new Café; our catering social enterprise called ‘Full’. Come and hear about the amazing history, learn about how we engage with our community, and see what’s in store for the future. Our pop-up café will be open, serving tea, coffee and cakes. Free bouncy castle will be available for children.
Guided Tours Saturday, 12noon, 1pm and 2pm. Pre-booking required. Call the EYMS BUSLINE on 01482 592929. Booking opens on 21/08/17 at 9am and closes on 01/09/17 at 4.30pm.
Many of us have fond memories of the Kardomah Café in Whitefriargate from the days when coffee shops were almost unheard of (except of course for the famous Lowgate coffee house which gave way to the new Law Courts.) Time has passed and now once again the Kardomah is back with us, just a few steps from the original. In 2015, Malcolm Scott converted the ground ﬂoor of his ofﬁce building in Alfred Gelder Street to become Hull’s newest theatre and coffee house. Why not enjoy a coffee or a meal as you stroll around enjoying Heritage Open Days. We are pleased that this year Kardomah94 will be one of the venues for the HODS Talks Programme.
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KCOM Lighthouse Join us for a behind the scenes look at KCOM’s roll-out of ultrafast ﬁbre broadband across Hull and East Yorkshire, which is once again putting the region at the forefront of developments in communications. The KCOM Lighthouse is a training facility for engineers and a showcase for KCOM’s ‘Lightstream’ ﬁbre broadband service. You’ll learn, in a realistic environment,
Guided Tour Times
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how ultrafast broadband is delivered all the way from the equipment at local telephone exchanges to customer’s homes and businesses. A live demonstration will also show visitors the difference between a typical standard broadband experience and the top speed KCOM Lightstream ﬁbre service; a step-up in technology that means a high deﬁnition movie can be downloaded in just 30 seconds
10am–10pm 10am–11pm 10am–11pm 11am–5pm
Wednesday Sept 6: 9.00am - 10.30am & 3.30am - 5.00pm.
Pre-Booking required. Contact: Beverley Hinchcliffe on 01482 604936 by 31st August 2017.
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KCOM Craven Park The new £8 million North Stand, opened to supporters in 2014, has already proved a huge success with home and away fans. With nearly 2,600 seats, the Legends Lounge and 10 executive boxes, the North stand, ofﬁcially called the Colin Hutton Stand, has transformed the KCOM Lightstream Stadium’s match day experience. This is your opportunity to take a tour around this Stadium and imagine what it would be like to be there when a match is taking place. Hull Kingston Rovers were formed in 1882 by
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a group of boilermakers, but started life as Kingston Amateurs playing in Albert Street to the west of the city in autumn 1883. They became Hull Kingston Rovers in 1885. Hull KR’s nickname is the ‘Robins’ which originates from their traditional playing colours of red and white. They played on several grounds on the west of the river including The Boulevard, but by 1895 the Robins had transferred back to the heartlands of east Hull to Craven Street on Holderness Road.
Guided Tour Times Pre booking is required Thursday Sept 7: 1.00pm and 4.00pm Saturday Sept 9: 2.00pm
Maximum 30 people per tour. Contact: EYMS BUSLINE on 01482 592929 Booking opens on 21/08/17 at 9am and closes on 01/09/17 at 4.30pm.
No 5-9 Milton Terrace – A Victorian Terrace
With the construction of the Hull-Selby Railway link to Paragon Station in the late 1840s, the land around its route was also developed. Along Anlaby Road, almost opposite St Matthew’s Church stands a row of Victorian terraced houses built in the late 1860s. Known originally as Milton Terrace, they were quickly bought up by well-to-do business people for private dwellings and business
practices, but after 1929 and right up to 1992 the complete terrace was gradually acquired by East Yorkshire Motor Services whose head ofﬁces they now occupy. But much remains of their original ﬁttings including plaster mouldings, grand staircases, stained glass and perhaps most fascinating the cellar which remains undeveloped and still shows evidence of where the servants would have worked cooking meals, washing up and storing coal.
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Saturday, Sept 9: 10.00am - 11.00am & 11.15am - 12.15pm Call the EYMS BUSLINE on 01482 592929. Booking opens on 21/08/17 at 9am and closes on 01/09/17 at 4.30pm. No wheelchair access. Please be aware there are lots of steps to climb and suitable footwear should be worn.
Odlings Established in 1870, Odlings Ltd are one of the country’s largest manufacturers and importers of high quality memorials to the Monument trade, supplying granite, marble and stone sourced from the UK and around the world. The process of producing highly personalised memorials requires tremendous skill, from the designers to the craftsmen and in this regard Hull-based Odlings set the standard. On this visit you will be able to see all the stages involved in the creation of a memorial, from the initial ideas behind it to the ﬁnished stone itself. You will also then have the chance to have a go yourself with a piece of stone being made available for you to attempt to carve. Not as easy as it may appear!
Opening Times Friday, September 8, Tour 10am to 11.30am. Pre-booking Required. Call the PA to Duncan Reynold on 01482 324332. Booking opens on 21/08/17 at 9am and closes on 01/09/17 at 4.30pm.
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Old Town Feast Day Join us at 11am sharp for the start to this year’s Old Town Feast Day, with the now traditional starting point at our magniﬁcently restored Beverley Gate in the presence of the Lord Mayor, Councillor John Hewitt, with a grand proclamation by our very own Town Crier, Michael Wood – of ﬁne commanding voice! The Lord Mayor and Town Cryer will then will lead the procession of loyal citizens from this seat of world-wide parliamentary democracy, down Whitefriargate to the beautifully re-paved Trinity Square for the ofﬁcial opening ceremony. The Lord Mayor which will then announce a family heritage day of fun, dancing, songs, good food and the craft stalls of Trinity Market. Hull’s unique church carillon will then entertain us with the sounds of bells in harmony from the bell chamber of the church tower.
Our newly elevated Hull Minster will be open for its renowned café, serving tea and enormous pieces of cake, trips up the bell tower and demonstrations of weaving, stone masonry and our dedicated silver smiths. It will be possible to board the Guided Historic Bus trails round the Old Town in South Church side. During the day, at times of their choosing, the famous Raving Mays together with the Recency Dancers will delight us with their own delightful dances.
Opening Times Saturday, Sept 9: 11am. Please look at the programme on the rear cover of the brochure.
Tales of “derring do” and views A story worthy of a full length feature ﬁlm of adventure and violence in the South Seas, led to the founding of Marine Consultants McAusland and Turner in the late 19th century, by Captain Archibald McAusland. The sea has always been a hostile environment upon which to make a living and it is not surprising that McAusland after many years of adventure and danger, sought safer climes and found himself in the streets of Hull. His experience and skills became known to the seafaring community of Hull and before long he had teamed up with marine surveyors in Bishop Lane,
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Opening Times Thursday: 11am-4pm Friday: 11am-4pm Saturday: 11am- 2pm.
just off Hull’s High Street. From there McAusland and his colleagues would have walked to many vessels that would have been berthed in the River Hull and the growing dock companies around the city. Visitors will have the opportunity to learn of McAusland’s rich history, to see their collection of historical documents and artifacts collected over the years. The building is unique in that it has an observation tower from where visitors will get a superb view over Victoria Dock, the city at large and the river beyond. Today the company operates from prestigious ofﬁces on Hull’s Victoria Dock Village and conducts surveys and investigations all over the world.
Rollit’s Solicitors Last year marked the 175th anniversary of the founding of Rollit’s Solicitors and as part of the celebration, a graphic display depicting the evolution of the company over the years was commissioned, together with a series of images and artefacts exploring the history of the company. As years passed, the company has practised from many venues all around the Old Town. Rollit’s foundations were laid in Hull in 1841 – the year that saw the ﬁrst edition of Punch Magazine to be published. Now occupying splendid refurbished ofﬁces on the High Street, visitors will be made welcome to see the exhibition and learn more about the company that has overseen the legal affairs of our city for countless years. Ably helped by a team of very accomplished and friendly ‘legal eagles’.
Opening Times Saturday: 11.00am - 4.00pm
Citadel House, 58 Hig h Street
Minerva Masonic Hall The Minerva Masonic Hall is located at the junction of Prince Street and Dagger Lane. The building externally may have a relatively modern appearance but internally the building is architecturally late 17th,early 18th century with a few modern twists. Many have described the building as a hidden gem in the city. The brethren of Hull’s oldest continuously surviving Masonic Lodge of Freemasons, the Minerva Lodge which was founded in 1782, had previously met at the Masons Arms in Chapel Lane. In 1802 the brethren leased a plot from the trustees (Swedenborgians) of the Old Chapel in Dagger Lane which still forms a part of the Masonic Hall today. Here
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During our Heritage Open Days there will be a number of short talks. Please refer to the Talks programme of the Brochure for further information.
they built their own Masonic Hall which is probably one of the ﬁrst purpose built Masonic buildings in England. In January 1874 the freehold of the Lodge along with the old Chapel was purchased from the trustees. The old Chapel dates from 1698. This was also the site of Hull’s ﬁrst none conformist church. The Masonic Hall is a Grade 2, two star listed building of special architectural and historic interest. During the Heritage Open Days the public will have a chance to see this unique building. Brethren from Minerva Lodge and several other Hull Lodges will be on hand to show you around and answer any questions you may have on the building or freemasonry in general.
Guided Tour Times Thursday: 11.00am - 4.00pm Friday: 11.00am - 4.00pm Saturday: 11.00am - 4.00pm.
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Myton Law Myton Law was established in 2010 as a ﬁrm of solicitors specialising in maritime law. The company have completed a major refurbishment of a building on Nelson Street, known as Riverside House and it was ofﬁcially re-opened by the Lord Mayor of Hull and Admiral of the Humber in April 2015. Over the past two centuries it has served as ofﬁces for a merchant, as His Majesty’s Customs Watch House and as ofﬁces for a number of Hull shipping related businesses. Myton Law acquired the building after it had stood empty for over ten years.
This ambitious refurbishment has produced a thoroughly modern interior, whilst retaining clues to its historic roots and is another example of the old Fruit Market area coming back to life. Tours of the building will be available as shown below.
Guided Tour Times
ground ﬂoor only
11.00am - 1.00pm
11.00am - 1.00pm
Northumberland Almshouses Northumberland Court is owned by Hull United Charities, one of Hull’s oldest housing charities. This sheltered housing scheme is a Grade II listed building of mock Tudor design, which was opened in October 1887, after taking 10 years to complete. It comprised originally of 101 bedsits, a chapel and accommodation for the Secretary of the time. All set in beautiful gardens. A formal opening ceremony was held on 2nd November 1887 and a religious service given by His Grace the Archbishop of York, in the chapel attached to the building. The Trustees and Public Men of the Town attended the service with a special luncheon to thank everyone for their work afterwards. The scheme was modernised in the 1990’s and the bedsits were converted into 58 self-contained ﬂats. Double glazing was added in 2008 and following the ﬂoods of 25th June 2007, major refurbishment of the ground ﬂoor was completed in 2010. This saw the return to the original tiled ﬂoors in the corridors and the replacement of the warden call system. Some of the foundation stones from the original hospitals can be seen around the site where they have been incorporated into the building. In 1913 Hull Municipal Charities became known as “Hull United Charities”. Hull United Charities is run in accordance with schemes prepared by the Charity Commission. Residents are encouraged to make friends and share a wider social life through use of the Chapel community room where they can enjoy refreshments and other facilities that are available.
Opening Times Thursday Sept 7, 10.00am - 4.00pm. Refreshments available
Northumberland Almshouses Northum berland Avenue, Hull
Ocean Chambers and Burstalls Solicitors
bers Ocean Cham Solicitors and Burstalls U1 1EN 54 Lowgate,
Opening Times Thursday by appointment, call 01482 621800; Friday and Saturday, 10am-4pm
Burstalls Solicitors practise from Ocean Chambers, 54 Lowgate, Hull. Ocean Chambers is Grade II Listed and was built between 1899 to 1901. The building has a strong stone facade, is asymmetrical with Baroque touches, including shallow cantered bays divided by squat ionic columns, mannerist gables and a heavy rusticated entrance. As well as the imposing exterior of the building, the interior is particularly impressive and of great interest. In addition to the large boardrooms on the ground ﬂoor at the front of the building, there is an ornate mosaic ﬂoor on both ground ﬂoor and basement level. The staircase is of Edwardian construction and is particularly ﬁne. It is understood that this is one of the reasons why the building is Grade II listed. Perhaps most interesting are the spacious vaults which run under the footprint of the building and under Lowgate. Prior to the building of the Hull Tidal Barrier, Lowgate used to ﬂood regularly and these vaults were built to be ﬂood proof as well as ﬁre and theft proof. As part of Heritage Open Days, Burstalls Solicitors will open part of the building and these vaults for viewing, where you can see the ﬁne labyrinth of passages under the footprint of the building. The internal workings of the safe door will be open for inspection on your visit, the safes being built by the same company that installed the Harrod’s London Store Vaults and also the Army and Navy Safes in Rotterdam. Tours will be available on Friday and Saturday (lasting approximately 10-15 minutes) and there is no need to pre-book. However, on Thursday, there will be two additional tours available by appointment only and the maximum number in each tour will be 30. There will also be an opportunity for children to put on Edwardian and Victorian costumes and for photographs to be taken.
Open-top ‘Guided Bus Tours’ Every year, for many years, East Yorkshire Motor Services has held its BIG BUS DAY around the time of HODS week and, this year again they have both coincided. We are delighted that we will be able to join in with EYMS and Hull Museums Service in presenting this long established part of the HODS Programme. HODS guided bus tours will share a take-off and landing spot in Ghandi Way just off the High Street. Under the expert direction of our tour guide, Dr Robb Robinson, visitors will be able to enjoy a free tour of the major buildings and historical sites in the centre of the city. On the day, a selection of old and new EYMS “open top” buses will be offering free trips around the city centre. One of the open topped buses will be dedicated to the HODS Old Town Guided Tours – and let’s all hope the sun shines! Meeting Point is at Ghandi Way, off High Street, Hull HU1 1EP. Tour times: Tours will run on Saturday, September 9, and will last for approximately 45 minutes.
Open-top ‘Guided Bus Tours’ Ghandi Way, off High Street,
Tour Times Saturday: 11am, 12noon, 2pm and 3pm
Hull HU1 1EP
Please note: With the completion of the beautiful repaving of Trinity Square, the buses will again ‘pick up’ and ‘drop off’ along South Church Side, at the side of Hull Minster.
Paciﬁc Exchange The Exchange was used as a trading exchange for Hull’s prosperous grain and seeds trade at the start of the 20th century. This prosperity continues to be reﬂected in the opulent ﬁxtures and ﬁttings, all of which can be seen in this tour
which will also explain how the building ended up in its current use, as the headquarters of the City of Culture Company, which is charged with delivering Hull’s year in the limelight in 2017.
Guided Tour Times
High Street, Hull HU1 1PS
Thursday: 2.00pm - 2.45pm. Friday: 2.00pm - 2.45pm. Saturday: 2.00pm - 2.45pm. Tour lasts 45 minutes.
The Hull People’s Memorial
emorial Hull People’s MHU1 3ND. Paragon Street, Hull
It is hoped that by the time of Heritage Open Days, The Hull People’s Memorial will have been raised in Paragon Street. The memorial has evolved from the original open-leaf design following the generous support and advice of City Planners and Council Ofﬁcers who have done all that they can to help. The Globe will be constructed of marine grade stainless steel. It will be pierced with ash leaves over which will be mounted a slightly larger leaf on which the names of those who fell in the city during the raids of World Wars one and two. The leaves will be mounted to permit light to leak around the edges. The globe will include a number of peep holes to allow visitors to discover the sculpture hidden within. The Globe represents the community of Kingston upon Hull, a community like no other and virtually cut
off from the rest of the kingdom by its geographic location. Our great city was all but on its own during both world wars, hidden from the world as an anonymous ‘North east coastal town’. The ash leaf was chosen as we have always wished to stay away from any form or religious symbolism as ours has always been a multi-cultural society. In ancient mythology the ash leaf has always been a symbol of rebirth, every fallen ash leaf being capable of growing into a new tree, and the ash tree itself a symbol of health and healing. The ‘falling’ leaves, which bear the names of our fallen kin, pay honour to those who paid the ultimate price, but The Globe is our tribute to those who lived through the horror of those dark days and rebuilt our city from the wreckage of the most devastated place in the whole of the United Kingdom.
ers Hull Rememb l Exhibition oria eople’s Mtee, Hm HU1 2EX l ul The Hull P22 Whitefriarga Opening Times Thursday: 10.00am - 4.00pm Friday:
10.00am - 4.00pm
10.00am - 4.00pm
10.00am - 4.00pm
The Rainbow Community Garden Come and enjoy an oasis of calm and quiet in a busy North Hull Housing Estate. The Rainbow Garden was a forgotten neglected piece of land until a group of residents and young people cleared it and began planting it up. The garden ofﬁcially opened in October 1998. We grow native trees and plants to encourage wildlife, have lots of vegetables, salad, and herbs growing, which we share with local residents. As well as our volunteers, users of the garden include Social Services, Schools and Youth Justice.During the school holidays we hold various family activities including arts and crafts and multicultural days. We offer advice on ‘growing your own’ and share seeds, cuttings etc.
The Hull People’s Memorial Exhibition, in Whitefriargate, continues to grow and evolve, but we are still very much a hands-on museum where you can try on a uniform, handle our weapons and experience a visit to our World War One ofﬁcers’ dugout and trench. As ever, we encourage you to bring a camera and take a picture or two of the children in a genuine wartime uniform or civilian outﬁt. Visiting the trench can be a bit scary for the youngest children as it smells and is quite noisy at times, and who knows what horrors there are to be seen looking though the sniper’s slit out into no-man’s land. So far, however, we have not lost anyone to enemy ﬁre! Heroes of Hull are still being recorded and added to our database of over 20,000 locals who have served their country, in any way, during any period of armed conﬂict. While the title is Heroes of Hull, we also include those from Haltemprice, Holderness and Beverley in our database as
Awards we have gained include various Hull in Bloom Awards, (Best Community Group) and best contribution to wildlife. Green Flag Awards Holder for the past 5 years Funded by Rank and Esmee Fairburn Foundation. We now have extra land that we are turning into mini alotments for local residents to grow their own. The funding for this extra project came from the Lottery.
they are so closely associated with our city. We are very keen to hear of those who have served in any war or conﬂict; Kosovo, Northern Ireland, France, Malta, Afghanistan, Belize, Korea, at Spurn, Fort Paull, Germany, Africa or even here in Hull. Civilian or serviceman, survivor or victim, please help us to record the story of the Heroes of Hull – and maybe we can help you to discover more about them too. Medals and Awards were not always issued to those who should have received them and we can help you to claim them. It is believed that there are tens of thousands of medals held by the MOD still waiting to be claimed. Apart from those issued in World War Two, there are medals for Dunkirk, British Forces Germany, National Service, Artic Convoys, Prisoners of War, Ebola, Home Guard, Died on Service (QEII), Land Army and the Veterans Badges. Many may be claimed by the Next of Kin on behalf of a deceased awardee. Please call in; we can help.
Opening Times Saturday Sept 9: 11.00am - 3.00pm Sunday Sept 10: 11.00am - 3.00pm Refreshments available. Please note: Normal opening hours are Mon- Fri 10.00am - 4.00pm.
The Rain Communit bow y Garden 1 Levisham Close, Hul l HU6 8AB
Stepney Railway Station House
Station House Stepney Railwayad , HU3 1TY 183 Beverley Ro
Opening Times Thursday Sept 7: 2.00pm - 5.00pm Sunday Sept 10: 12noon - 2.00pm
Stepney Railway Station House was designed by William Botterill and is a Grade ll Listed building. It was ﬁrst opened on the 8th May 1848, but closed in 1854. It was, however, reopened ten years later and then remained in use for the next 100 years, closing in 1964. For the next forty years or so, the building was in private ownership, ﬁnally being sold in 2005 to Summit Education Society (previously named the Anatolian Society) who used it to establish a Community Centre in Hull. By that time the building was in a very poor state and had deteriorated signiﬁcantly. Over the ﬁrst four years of ownership Summit Education Society implemented a programme of major improvements works, which included an extension to the property, thus ensuring that the Station House was saved. Summit Education Society is now ‘Taking the History Train’ and is inviting you to come along on the journey. They are carrying out a History Research Project based around the station and recording the history of the building from its earliest days as a suburban railway station to its most recent renovation. They are also requesting as part of your visit that you bring
along any photos and memories of the station and the surrounding area that you might have. With just a little help from their teachers, the children from Stepney Primary School have also been busy researching the history of Stepney Station including collecting images of the station building, ﬁttings, railway and local buildings from the past and present. This research has been used by the children to create designs of different railway users past and present, including people working at the station, commuters travelling to their place of work and families going on holiday. Based on the children’s beautiful designs, a remarkable collection of lifelike steel sculptures have been cut out of solid plates of steel by local engineering company Walter Campbell and Sons and installed around the station. We should hear what Stepney Primary pupils have found out about the history of the station and meet some new ‘holidaymakers’ on the platform. Feedback forms will be provided for you to write down your memories and, with your permission, photos will be scanned for reference.
Swanland Heritage Centre The Heritage Centre opened in November 2013 and comprises an exhibition display, illustrating aspects of the village’s history, together with a small library and a growing archive of maps, photographs and documentary records of local signiﬁcance. Most of these are copies of originals held elsewhere, but they all relate to Swanland and environs.
eritage Centre Swanland H R te, Swanland HU14 3Q
Swanland has several links to historical events of national importance, respective lords of the manor having been involved, for example, in the signing of the Magna Carta in 1215 and the Battle of agincourt in 1415.
Opening Times Friday: 2.00pm - 4.00pm Saturday: 10.00am - 12noon 2.00pm - 4.00pm Saturday: 2.00pm - 4.00pm
Tranby House Tranby House was built for John Barkworth –a successful timber merchant with premises on Dock St. - and his family, in 1806. It is situated on Heads Lane, Hessle, at the summit of high ground above the River Humber. In the 19th Century it commanded ﬁne views over the river towards Barton, the Barkworth and Hawkes ship building yard on the North Bank, and over the City of Hull towards the Holderness plain. It was built as a well-proportioned, though modestly sized, family home. After the building of a large extension to the rear of the house around 1840, it consisted of approximately 25 rooms, including a library, 7 family bedrooms, servant’s hall and living quarters in the attic, as well as a diverse array of store rooms, larders and pantries. Other buildings around the house included a
carpenters shop, kennels, coach house, stable block and a brew house. Four successive generations took up residence at the house before Algernon Henry Barkworth - a notable survivor of the Titanic disaster - died without heirs in January 1945. Later the same year the house and grounds were sold for £6000 to the Local Education Committee. Over the intervening 70 years all of the out-buildings have been replaced with later developments, but most of the house has survived and in September 2016 will form the centrepiece of Hessle High School and Sixth Form College.’
Guided Tour Times
Hessle High Scho ol, Heads Lane, He ssle HU13 0JQ
Saturday: 10.00am - 2.00pm Sunday: 10.00am - 2.00pm Pre-Booking required. 30 minutes interval between each tour. Contact: BUS LINE on 01482 592929. Bookings: 21/08/2017 - 01/09/2017
Victoria Cottage Victoria Cottage is in fact formed from two cottages and is one of Sutton’s most important and oldest vernacular buildings – as such, it is a rarity in this part of Yorkshire. Dating from the late 17th century, it is currently undergoing restoration and is a work in progress. Again this year, the inside of the building will be open for viewing. The owner will be on hand to answer questions about the original building and the restoration process. Victoria Cottage is Grade II listed but much of the structure was crumbling away. For the last seven years the Building at Risk Trust have been helping to conserve and repair this complicated three dimensional jigsaw to the standards of Historic England. The central bay was built in 1650, so this is probably one of the oldest domestic buildings in the city of Hull. Additions were then made to the east and west, ﬁreplaces and chimneys were added against the gable walls, lofts and stairs were also added. The east end has a
re-cycled front wall from a timber house as its ﬁrst ﬂoor structure. By the mid 20th century, numbers 23 and 25 had been rented out and were poorly maintained. However a new owner made them into one home and named it after his daughter. The city now has two more properties that can be lived in for the foreseeable future
Opening Times Friday: 10.00am - 4.00pm Saturday: 10.00am - 4.00pm Sunday: 10.00am - 4.00pm Pre-Booking preferred. Contact: Liz Noble on 01482 781323
23-25 Lowgate, Sutton -on-Hull HU7 4US
H.M.P. Prison Hull ‘Within These Walls’ History Exhibition
H.M.P Prison Hull ition l’ Exhib ‘Within these Walll HU9 5LS Hedon Road, Hu
October 2015 marked 150 years since the foundation stone was laid and construction commenced on Her Majesty’s Prison Hull. Staff at the prison commemorated this historic moment with a series of activities throughout the month of October including the burial of a ‘time capsule’ in the grounds and a display in the Gate area. Hull Prison ﬁrst opened in 1870 and to begin with held both men and women. The prison has undergone signiﬁcant changes over its history and during that time has also been a military prison, civil defence depot, a male borstal and a maximum security prison. This diverse history is celebrated in the ‘Within These Walls’ exhibition contained in the old ‘Governor’s house’ which is located outside the main prison entrance. It offers an unique opportunity amongst other things to view the ‘executions register’ for the period (1902 - 1934). See the original plans for the prison, plans and photos from its time as a ﬁre station and photos of the damage caused during World War Two. There are also articles which were manufactured within prison, which include weapons and scrimshaw carvings. The exhibition was created by Ofﬁcer Rob Nicholson and opened in 2011. Car parking is available outside the prison and at the visitors car park which is on Southcoates Lane.
Exhibition Opening Times Wednesday Sept 6: Thursday Sept 7:
10am to 2pm 10am to 2pm
Hedon Town Hall
Augustine’s Gate was built in 1693 on the orders of Henry Guy, one of the town’s MPs. Above its entrance can be seen the impressive Coat of Arms, of Guy, sitting above the more modest ship’s crest of the Borough of Hedon. Through the left hand side front window can be seen the iron bars of the former jail. The rooms to the right hand side, now used as the council ofﬁces, were once the lodgings of the sergeant-at-mace and his family. On the ﬁrst ﬂoor is the Mayor’s Parlour, the meeting room for the Aldermen and the larger Court
Opening Times Thursday Sept 7: 2.00pm - 5.00pm Friday Sept 8: 2.00pm - 5.00pm Saturday Sept 9: 2.00pm - 5.00pm
Hedon Town Hall12 8EX
St Augustine’s Gate,
Room with its raised dais where the Mayor and bailiffs dispensed justice, acting as JPs during their year in ofﬁce. The façade of the building was originally in plain brick but was given a ‘face lift’of imitation stone in late Victorian period.
Hedon Museum In 1996, Hedon Museum ﬁrst opened its doors to the public. Since then it has done its part to keep Hedon’s history alive and regular exhibitions and events take place throughout the year.
Opening Times Wednesday Sept 6: Saturday Sept 9:
10.00am - 4.00pm 10.00am - 4.00pm
St. Augustine’s Church
ine’s Church St Augustate , Hedon HU12 2 Churchg
Opening Times Thursday - Saturday: 2.00pm - 5.00pm
Admission to the Museum is free and refreshments are available. There is also a small shop selling souveniers and local publications.
St Augustine’s church, popularly known as ‘the King of Holderness’, is believed to date from 1180 during the reign of Henry II. The church was built by the ‘pious liberality’ of the merchant burgesses of Hedon giving thanks to God for the prosperity of their town and port. Sadly as the fortunes of the borough declined construction work took on an economy of style although the overall proportions of the church remained as planned by the founders. The tower was added in 1437, 250 years after the foundation stone was laid. Today in the church we can admire all the main medieval architectural styles of masonry from Early English to Perpendicular.
m Hedon Musoneu HU12 8EX
St Augustine’s Gate, Hed
St Mary and Joseph R.C. Church The Roman Catholic Church of St. Mary and St. Joseph was built in 1802/3 and this discreet Georgian gem is one of the oldest purposebuilt Catholic Parish Churches in the country. It developed from a ‘secret’ or ‘barn’ church at the nearby Nuthill Farm. When the Law permitted the building of Catholic Churches, due to some extent to the protection of the Constable family, and local adherents to the ‘Old Faith’ totalling over 200, a newly ordained English priest, Rev. Swinburne, was posted to
Nuthill. He had been trained and imprisoned in Revolutionary France, and after a couple of years at Nuthill, he had raised sufﬁcient donations and loans to build a simple, locally designed brick-built Mission Chapel and Presbytery. The Church is of a simple, rectangular, symmetrical design with frescoed alter apse and a choir balcony. There are painted Stations of the Cross and Arts and Crafts style stained glass. The Church retains its original Georgina pews and ‘Chapel Hat Pegs’. Visitors are provided with a comprehensive free guide to ensure you get as much from your visit as possible.
St Mary and Joseph R. C. Church Baxter
Thursday Sept 7: 3.30pm - 5.00pm Friday Sept 8: 3.30pm - 5.00pm Saturday Sept 9: 3.30pm - 5.00pm
gate Hedon HU12 8JN
St. Vincents Church
urch St. VincentsllCh HU5 2QP Queens Road, Hu
The current St. Vincent’s R.C. Church was built on its present site in 1932 replacing the adjacent building which had originally served as both a school and a church, but which now houses St. Vincent Primary School. The original construction had its roots in the late 19th century as Hull expanded exponentially, the Church ministering to increasing numbers of Roman Catholics. The new church was the favourite project of the parish’s dynamic priest Father Patrick Macken, who modelled the church on the Romanesque church of the English Martyers in York and insisted on the extravagance of the striking campanile. His determination to build an inspiring church, however, rewards
the visitor today who can admire the designs and symbolism of the many colourful mosaics throughout the site. Other interesting features include the stations of the cross around the interior and the second best organ in the city (after the City Hall). Visitors can also see the original wooden cross from the Oppy Wood war memorial.
Opening Times Friday Sept 8: Saturday Sept 9: Sunday Sept 10:
12noon - 5.00pm 12noon - 5.00pm 12noon - 4.00pm
St. Mary’s Church June 2016 was a period of celebration for St Mary’s. It was in 1916 that the Church was consecrated (100 years ago), the building works having commenced in 1915 to the design of Temple Moore a leading ecclesiastical architect of his time; and this was in the middle of WW1. A memorial to the ‘fallen’ of Sculcoates during WW1 stands as a stone column on which is found the names of those brave individuals. The Church features many articles of interest, some originating from the former parish church in Air Street, including an
Opening Times Wednesday Sept 6: Friday Sept 8: Saturday Sept 9:
10.00am - 4.00pm 10.00am - 4.00pm 10.00am - 4.00pm
unique memorial tablet written in a ’very unusual script, a baptism font which started life as a wine cooler and some stones from Meaux Abbey. In addition to the main body of the church, St Mary’s has two chapels, one dedicated to St. Francis and is a replica of the former Church. The second chapel dedicated to St Patrick is decorated throughout with the work of “mousey Thompson”. Today, St Mary’s connections with the Armed Forces is depicted by the many kneelers dedicated to Service Personnel and Armed Units current and past. Access only restricted to organ housing on the ﬁrst ﬂoor. The rest of the church is wheelchair accessible. Refreshments available. Guided help available on request.
St. Mary’s Churc h Queens Road, Hull HU5 2QP
St Charles Borromeo RC Church
rromeo RC Church St Charles BoStr eet Hull HU1 3HB 12 Jarratt
Guided Tours will take place at the Church at 2pm every day apart from Saturday, when there is a wedding.
Built 1829 by John Earle Jnr, St Charles’s Church is a hidden gem at the heart of the city of Hull. It has been described as having “one of the most opulent and dramatic interiors of any nineteenth century church in England – a fantastical Roman Church, with a heavy tough of Austrian rococo”. The area around the high altar with its Ionic columns, sculpted ﬁrgures and painted representaiton of the Trinity is pai particularly eye catching. In short, this is par one of Hull’s Open Days highlights and one of Hull’s hidden architectural treasures! St Charles Borromeo is now a Grade 1 listed building and joins an exclusive list lis of Grade 1 landmarks which include York Minster and Rievaulx Abbey.
There will be a display of artefacts (when possible) including baptismal records and church historical treasures (Chalices and Ciboria) On Wednesday, September 6, at 6.30pm there will be a Mass in the traditional Latin ’Tridentine Rite’.
Opening Times Thursday Sept 7: Friday Sept 8: Saturday Sept 9: Sunday Sept 10:
8.00am - 5.00pm 8.00am - 5.00pm 8.00am - 12noon 8.00am - 5.00pm
St Giles Church Take the opportunity of visiting St Giles, a Victorian Church built 1883-4. It is now surrounded by industry but retains its charm and atmosphere for those who visit and come inside. There has been a place of worship on this site since the 1300’s and this makes the atmosphere of the church one of peace. It has many monuments on the walls from a previous church as well as a grave stone from the 17th century Minister Thomas Sedgewick who was a puritan, but managed to keep his post when King Charles II came to power. This weekend will be an opportunity for people to look at the wedding registrars, also baptism and burial records. Church members will be available to answer questions.
Opening Times Thursday Sept 7:
Saturday Sept 9:
Friday Sept 8:
10.00am - 4.00pm
Sunday Sept 10:
10.00am - 1.00pm
St Giles Church Marﬂeet Hull HU 9 5RL
10.00am - 12.30pm
St James’s Church, Sutton on Hull
Sutton St James Church 4TL Church Street, HU7
A chapel ﬁrst occupied the site of the present church around 1160, built on the relatively high ridge of land stretching from Wawne towards Bilton. By 1346 the chapel was dilapidated and the Lord of the Manor, Sir John de Sutton decided to replace it with a church, creating the nave of the structure we see today built in the Decorated style. Sir John is commemorated in the imposing stone efﬁgy in the chancel which was in place in 1349 when the new church was dedicated (and eight years before his death!). Other features of interest include the simple stone font which dates from 1200, while not far away and dating from the same period is the Piscina used for washing the sacred vessels. Parts of a 15th century rood screen can also be seen. Parish Records and School Records will also be available.
Opening Times Friday: Sunday:
10.00am - 2.00pm
Saturday: 10.00am - 3.00pm 12noon - 3.00pm
St. John the Baptist Church The Church of St John the Baptist is the parish church of Newington and was built in 1876 by Smith and Brodrick. Designed in the Early English style, it is built of red brick with stone dressings externally and rendered brick internally. These days it is better known as the Fishermen’s Church as it has strong links with all sections of the Hessle Road community, a link which continues with the transformation of a side chapel into a modern youth community facility. The ﬁshing heritage is also reﬂected in the annual Sea Sunday Service as well as physical reminders such as the ﬁnely illustrated Memorial Book of Lost
Opening Times Friday: Saturday: Sunday:
11.00am - 1.00pm 11.00am - 1.00pm 11.00am - 1.00pm
Fishermen and the bell and ﬂashlight from the lost trawler Gaul. es Together with some of the earlier features such as the ﬁne stained glassed windows, ng the third largest organ in Hull and the striking green pews, this makes a visit to this church highly recommended. The inside of St. John’s has been re-organised to accommodate Community needs whilst retaining the traditional feel so much loved by our Community. We hope to have the six Arthur J Dix stained glass windows ﬁtted into the north wall windows. They were taken from St Matthew when it closed. We are hoping that the windows will be in place for this years Heritage Open Days. Inside is also a performance area and a cafe.
St. John the Ba ptist Church 203 St George s Road, Hull HU 3 3SP
St Mary The Virgin Church
This early 14th century medieval church is amongst Hull’s oldest churches having received its licence in 1333. The Triple Crown symbol of the city is set in stained glass dated C 1400 and the church also possesses an Elizabethan Communion Table. During this last year an intensity of activity has brought a new range of deﬁning names into play in respect of St Mary’s, Lowgate. ‘The Parish Church of the Old Town’; ‘The City Cloister’; ‘The Home for the Homeless’; ‘The Acoustic Heart of the City’; ‘The Centre of Art and Spirituality’ and ‘A Place of Excellence and Historical Gem’. There has also been a massive increase in visitors, pilgrims and those in need. To cope with this increased use of the building, the imperative for repairing and restoring the church’s interior has become more urgent. Plans for the initial internal works have been drawn up and a Focus and Progress Group is now seeking funding.
Virgin Church St Mary Thatee, Hu ll HU1 1EJ Lowg
Thursday: 11.00am - 2.00pm
Saturday: 10.00am - 4.00pm
11.00am - 2.00pm
1.00pm - 4.00pm
St Mary’s Church Tower Guided Tours
Climb St Mary’s Tower and enjoy ﬁne views over England’s largest village and beyond to the towers and cranes of Hull. On a clear day, there are distant views of the Humber Bridge, Immingham’s reﬁneries, Skidby Windmill, Beverley Minster, plus the Yorkshire and Lincolnshire Wolds. The spacious belfry gives the opportunity to inspect all eight bells at close quarters, the oldest cast in 1638. The clock, in the ringing chamber below, was built by Cooke of York in 1870 and sponsored by the government for display at an exhibition in Vienna. Now it keeps good time – you can help wind it up! Tower tours last approximately 45 minutes. Places are limited, so it’s ﬁrst come ﬁrst served. St Mary’s Church, Cottingham is open daily from 10am to 5pm.
Guided Tour Times Thursday to Saturday: 11am and 2pm. Pre-booking required, call the EYMS BUSLINE on 01482 592929. Booking opens on 21-08-17 at 9am and closes on 01/09/17 at 4.30pm.
St Mary’s Church Tower Hallgate, Cottingham, HU1 6 4DD
Brynmor Jones Library, Larkin’s Ofﬁce and Art Gallery
A rare chance to explore the inner sanctum of one of modern Britain’s most acclaimed poets. Philip Larkin, wrote many of his iconic works during his 30year stint as the University Librarian here. Tours will be given of the librarian’s suite in the newly refurbished Brynmor Jones Library - including Larkin’s former ofﬁce. Larkin memorabilia will also be on display.
ry r JonesulLl ibra Brynmo H University of Guided Tour Times Thursday: 11.00am - 2.00pm Friday: 11.00am - 2.00pm Pre-Booking required. Booking emails: email@example.com For more information and to book contact Amy Reed on 01482 465201.
Larkin’s Ofﬁc e
Brynmor Jone s Library - Un iversity
Cairns Sculpture Trail: Connecting Iceland and Hull through time An exhibition of life-size sculptures of human ﬁgures by Icelandic artist Steinunn Thórarinsdóttir have been placed around the campus. Cairns are a common sight in the Icelandic landscape and were used as landmarks for people to ﬁnd their way from one place to another. The ﬁgures on campus portray frozen moments of contemplation and take on the form of human trail markers referencing themes of spirituality and physicality. Steinunn has been working on ﬁgurative sculpture from the beginning of her career almost 40 years ago. Her ﬁgures are androgynous symbols of humanity. Steinunn is well known in Hull for her iconic sculpture Voyage overlooking the Humber estuary at Victoria Pier.
Cairns Sculp ture Trail Hull Open Open until October 8, 2018 | No booking required Leaﬂets are available from City of Culture volunteers and from the library.
Larkin Exhibition: New Eyes Each Year
This biographic exhibition at the University of Hull, where Larkin spent three decades as Librarian, lifts the lid on the life of one of Hull’s most inﬂuential creatives. Featuring his love of music, unseen letters, photography and personal possessions, Larkin: New Eyes Each Year explores connections between Larkin’s life and work in Hull and the writing that led to him being described as Britain’s best loved poet. The wider exhibition programme includes artists’ responses to Larkin’s life and work, and questions about how we choose to present ourselves now. Curated by Anna Farthing.
Guided Tour Times Monday to Friday: 10.00am - 7.00pm Sunday & Saturday 10.00am - 5.00pm
Art Gallery, Ground Floor,
Until October 1, 2018 | Book via www.culturenet.co.uk
Brynmor Jones Library, Univ
ersity of Hull
Thwaite Botanical Gardens These beautiful grounds - now a Grade II Garden of Special Historic Interest incorporate extensive lawns and a lake, plus many rare and unusual trees and shrubs, an orchard and a herb garden.Owned by the University since 1928 (and also used to teach geography and biology students about biodiversity, freshwater ecology and animal behaviour), this gorgeous site covers more than 20 acres and accounts for around 10% of the Cottingham Conservation Area.
Opening Times Thursday: 10.00am - 4.00pm Friday: 10.00am - 4.00pm
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Guided Tour Times Thursday: 11.00am and 2.00pm
11.00am and 2.00pm
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St Mary The Virgin Church Cottingham
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A priest is ﬁrst recorded in Cottingham around 1150, but the oldest part of the present church, the aisled nave, dates from the 1320s, probably when it was gifted to nearby Haltemprice Priory. The windows, doorways and arcades are late Decorated Gothic. The east end of the nave was rebuilt around the 1360s, with transepts ﬂanking the lower part of a central tower; the north and south elevations contain great Perpendicular windows. Around 1380, the rector Nicholas de Luda added a Perpendicular chancel with stained glass and carved stalls decorated with the arms of his patron Edward, the Black Prince and his supporters, suggesting it was dedicated to him. The tower was completed around 1400 in the same style, although the pinnacles added in 1744 are classical. The present interior is largely a result of comprehensive reordering in 1845 by the Hull ﬁrm of F.W. Lockwood, including poppy head pews, a Caen stone pulpit and internal west porch. The organ, by Forster & Andrews of Hull, replaced a late 18thcentury instrument by Donaldson of York in 1860; it originally stood in a loft at the west end, moving to its present location in the 1880s. The 19th and 20th-century stained glass windows are by English and Flemish ﬁrms, including Hardman, Kempe, Capronnier and Dobbelaere, with a late addition by George Pace. The wall and ﬂoor memorials are principally late 17th to late 19th century, but de Luda’s memorial brass (1383) can be found in the chancel, together with a small wall brass of 1504.
Opening Times Thursday to Saturday: 10.00am to 5.00pm Small exhibition presenting aspects of its history. Saturday, refreshments available in the Church between 10.00am and 4.00pm Thursday and Friday, 10am to noon At the Mark Kirkby Hall, next to the main Church hall.
Ye Old White Harte Why not visit one of Hull’s most historic inns? It’s a great place to have a drink and soak up the ill centuries-old atmosphere. On the ﬁrst ﬂoor you will ﬁnd the virtually unchanged Plotting Parlour (not normally open to the general public), the alleged scene of the Hull Governor Sir John Hotham’s decision to refuse entry to King Charles I in 1642, a crucial juncture in the English Civil War. However, many historians say that its name comes from a later, equally important plot in 1688 when leading townsmen successfully rose up against the Catholic governor of the town following the landing of William of Orange. The inglenook ﬁreplaces with their unusual tiles, a secret passageway and a mysterious skull all help to add to the interest. The narrow entrance alleyways are a reminder of how the Old Town must have felt in centuries past.
Tuesday: 11.00am to 11.00pm
Friday: 11.00am to 11.00pm
Wednesday: 11.00am to 11.00pm
Saturday: 11.00am to 11.00pm
Thursday: 11.00am to 11.00pm
Sunday: 12noon to 11.00pm
Ye Old Whit Hart e 25 Silver Street,
Hull HU1 1JG
SUPPORTING HULLâ€™S HERITAGE Tuesday 5th - Sunday 10th September
Hull Civic Society would like to thank the following companies for their kind support for Heritage Open Days 2017
If you would like to be a sponsor for the 2018 Heritage Open Days please email John Netherwood at email@example.com
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Tuesday 5th - Sunday 10th September
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<To Humberside Fire & Rescue
<To All Saints Church
Come and explore the history of our great city
Kingston upon Hull!
60 18 2 17
To Daifuku >
To Victoria Cottage >
Exhibition of Life, Sutton >
St. James, Sutton >
62 14 52 16 To HETA >
LOCATIONS AT A GLANCE
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37 Old Town Feast Day
3 Berkley Street Mosque
38 McAusland & Turner
4 Blaydes House
39 Rollit’s Solicitors
5 BBC Building
40 Minerva Masonic Hall
41 Myton Law Ltd
7 Burton Constable Hall
42 Northumberland Almshouses
8 Carnegie Heritage Centre
43 Ocean Chambers
44 Open-top Bus Tours
10 The Charter House
45 Paciﬁc Exchange
11 Christopher Pickering’s House
46 The Hull People’s Memorial
12 Hull City Hall
47 Hull Remembers
13 Daifuku Logan
48 Rainbow Gardens
14 Exhibition of Village life
49 Stepney Railway House
To St Giles Church >
15 The Guildhall
To Hedon Town Hall >
51 Tranby House
17 Hull New Theatre
52 Victoria Cottage
18 Hull History Centre
53 H.M.P. Prison Hull
To St Augustines Church >
19 Hull Collegiate School
54 Hedon Town Hall
To St Mary & Joseph Church >
20 Hull Trinity House Chapel
To Hull Port >
2 The Annison Building
36 Odlings Memorials
To KC Lightstream >
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1 All Saints Church
21 Hull Minster
22 Humber Field Archaeology 23 Humber Field Archaeology
12 47 46 20
43 64 68 37 40 21
55 Hedon Museum (Same as above)
56 St Augustines Church 57 St Mary & Joseph Church
(Same as above)
58 St Vincents Curch
24 Hull School of Art & Design
59 St Mary’s Curch
25 Hull Truck Theatre
60 StCharlesBorromeo Church
26 Hull Port
61 St Giles Church
27 Humberside Fire & Rescue
62 St James’s Church
28 Hymers College
63 St John the Baptist Curch
29 Inglehome - Eco House
64 St Mary the Virgin Church
30 Ideal Boilers
65 St Mary’s Tower (Same as above)
31 Jubilee Central 32 Kardomah94 33 KCOM Lighthouse
34 KCOM Craven Park
66 UniversityofHull 67 St Mary the Virgin Church (Cottingham)
68 Ye Olde White Harte
35 No 5-9 Milton Terrace
Hear Ye! Hear Y e!
Opening doors to appreciating city’s treasures
eritage Open Days was established in 1994 as England’s contribution to the European Heritage Days project. A joint action by the Council of Europe and the European Commission, the scheme was initiated in 1991 by the Council of Europe to raise appreciation for Europe’s rich and diverse cultural assets and their need for care and protection. The central principle was as simple as it was compelling: to throw open the doors to historic monuments and buildings, in particular those normally closed to the public. One of the key requirements was to offer free access to all properties taking part in the European Heritage Days. Today, European Heritage Days are held annually in September in 50 signatory states to the European Cultural Convention. From the Baltic to the Balkans, from Iceland to the Iberian Peninsula, thousands of events not only highlight the dazzling diversity of Europe’s heritage, but also its intercultural links. In this country HODs is now co-ordinated by a small team based in the National Trust’s offices in London.
Your presence is c or
dially requested at
Old Town 2 17
To commence at 11am at Bev erley Gate & then process to Hull Minster & Trinity Square Saturday 9th
FREE entrance .. .
Traditional feas t with delicious food, entertain dancing, craftsp ment, music, eople, skills wo rk sh ops, tower tours more all presid , market and ed over by our own town crier Michael Wood
Hull Civic Society: making Hull a better place to live HULL Civic Society was founded in 1964, with the objectives of helping to “make Hull a better place to live, work, play, visit and invest”. The society aims to represent those people who wish to make suggestions for improving the appearance, quality and life of the economy of our city and who wish to join with us in promoting the positive image which our city so richly deserves and thus engendering a feeling of pride in our citizens and especially our young people and so, improving the quality of our lives. In the early days the society strongly defended the areas of the city associated with our historic heritage, particularly in the Old Town, where much remains to evoke memories of our maritime beginnings and the developing trade routes that lay beyond the Humber and the Kingdom.
At this time, the society mounted several major campaigns against unsympathetic demolition or “modernisation” of the Old Town, for it remains a jewel in the city’s crown, a place where local people once rubbed shoulders with royalty, parliamentarians, foreign merchants, traders and ship’s captains for more than 700 years. The ambition now must be to fully exploit the potential of this unique area and bring it back to more like its bustling self of years ago. The society’s work still involves consultation on architectural,
environmental, conservation and traffic management matters associated with the many innovative and ambitious schemes coming forward. In view of the impact that new developments can have on every citizen’s quality of life, we encourage new members to join the society, both individual and corporate, to add their voices to the debate, so that we may have a more comprehensive and effective local input on the most important projects submitted in the city. The society is a registered charity and has no paid staff and is thus financially dependent on
donations and members’ subscriptions. A free newsletter is published three times a year, which keeps members in touch with current issues and a programme of interesting guided walks are conducted by members during the summer months and expert talks on matters of local interest are given though out the winter period. 2014 was the society’s 50th anniversary of its founding in 1964. Above all else the society strives to build and promote the image of the city and develop a feeling of pride and confidence in our residents of what their city has to offer.
The annual subscription is £15. To join, get in touch with the membership secretary, Christine Netherwood, by emailing chris.netherwood@ outlook.com