Annual Trip to Sledmere

Joseph Wright Hall Queen Street, Barton upon Humber

Members and non-members are welcome to join our trip to East Yorkshire’s “finest country house” and visit the Wagoners’ Museum.  Full details will be available in the Spring.

Heritage Open Days

Joseph Wright Hall Queen Street, Barton upon Humber

Full details will be available here in the summer and on the Heritage Open Days website (heritagelincolnshire.org).

Dr. Mary Murdoch: Suffragist and Social Reformer

Joseph Wright Hall Queen Street, Barton upon Humber

Dr. Murdoch was a Scottish medical doctor who settled in Hull in 1896 and galvanised the suffrage campaign in Hull and East Yorkshire.  Cecile Oxaal explores her background, the suffrage campaign in Hull and East Yorkshire, during which the Pankhursts visited the City, and Dr Murdoch's championing of other social reforms for women, children and the... Read more...

Vere Foster – Philanthropist and Benefactor

Joseph Wright Hall Queen Street, Barton upon Humber

Having been born into a privileged, aristocratic family, Vere Foster went on to devote his life to the social betterment of the Irish poor in the nineteenth century.  Jean Cannon describes how Foster helped emigrants to America, improve educational standards in Victorian Ireland, and promoted better healthcare for the poor.

Speculation, Centralisation & Amelioration: Public Health & Housing in Kingston upon Hull 1830-1914

Joseph Wright Hall Queen Street, Barton upon Humber

Peter Claxton examines the forces that shaped public health and housing in Hull between 1830-1914.  Peter’s talk examines the relationships between central and local government, the ratepayers, the unenfranchised and the consequential effects this had on health and housing in Kingston upon Hull.  Please note this is an afternoon lecture.