Ships Sail Right into the Heart of Hull

Joseph Wright Hall Queen Street, Barton upon Humber

Colin Cooper describes how the character of Hull has been shaped by its geography and history.  Hull was once the UK's third port and the world’s largest fishing port, the quays and docks, railways and industry dominated the townscape, while ocean-going vessels and trawlers sailed right into the heart of the city.  Please note this... Read more...

Recreational Management along the Humber Estuary

Joseph Wright Hall Queen Street, Barton upon Humber

The Humber Estuary is one of the most important estuaries in Europe for wildlife and is designated as a Special Area of Conservation.  Jackson Sage describes the wonders of this internationally important wetland site, and the work of the Humber Nature Partnership

Susanna Wesley – “Mother of Methodism”

Joseph Wright Hall Queen Street, Barton upon Humber

Susanna Wesley was the mother of John and Charles Wesley, the founders of the Methodist movement.  Catherine Fordham shares Susanna’s life story including her marriage to Samuel Wesley, her support of his work,  and providing a stable home and education for their children at the Epworth Rectory.

Soldiers in Petticoats: Fashion and the Suffragette Movement

Joseph Wright Hall Queen Street, Barton upon Humber

Madeleine Gray, Collections Assistant with North Lincolnshire Museums Service, explores the history of the suffragette movement, and how suffragettes used fashion to emphasise their cause.  Non-members £4.

The Horse, the Ambulance and the Wagoners’ Special Reserve

Joseph Wright Hall Queen Street, Barton upon Humber

Martin Watts, from the Wagoners’ Museum at Sledmere, describes the importance of horses for the army in the First World War, and the role of Wagoners’ Special Reserve’s veterinary hospitals and mobile veterinary units.  The talk includes a special screening of a short new film of the Museum’s own preserved ambulance.

AGM followed by Baysgarth Park Update

Joseph Wright Hall Queen Street, Barton upon Humber

Liz Bennet reviews the efforts of the local community, in partnership with North Lincolnshire Council and Barton Town Council, to care for the Park which now has a Green Flag Award recognising it as one of the UK’s very best green spaces.  The talk will commence at 8pm.

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.