Hull History Centre, Worship Street, Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire, HU2 8BG
The city of Kingston Upon Hull had its origins in the port of Wyke established in 1193. Trade flourished and in 1293 Edward 1st changed the name to Hull. The development of this purpose built city port accelerated from the late 18th century up to the First World War. This talk explores the story of Hull at the centre of an International trade hub with all the cargoes, prosperity, disease and labour issues that this implied. Rob Bell of the History Troupe will set the historical context and use short stories and verse to make the narrative come alive. Hull History Troupe is a collective of writers, musicians, artists and performers dedicated to explore history from the bottom up.
Hull Civic Society
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