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Culture Cafe - 'The Merchants' Golden Age: Hull 1650-1780'

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Saturday, November 25, 2017
11:00 - 13:00
Wilberforce LT2
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Culture Café - Hull: Culture, History, Place

A series of talks celebrating the new University of Hull book written for the City of Culture year and published by the Liverpool University Press. The book is a celebration of this unique city's past and present. Telling the story of Hull from the earliest settlement on the muddy banks of the river, through civil war rebellion, maritime success and the trauma of the Second World War to post-war resilience and recovery, this book shows how and why Hull has been a place of significance and success over many centuries.


Speaker: Dr David Neave, Former Senior Lecturer in Regional and Local History and Fellow of the University of Hull.  

Date: Saturday 25/11/2017

Venue: Wilberforce Building, Lecture Theatre 2, University of Hull

Time: 11am – 1pm


Between the end of the Civil Wars and the opening of the port’s first dock the merchants of Hull experienced great prosperity. It was a time of expanding trade with Scandinavia and the Baltic bringing in raw materials essential for the industrial development of Hull’s extensive hinterland. The town was then, as recalled by Wilberforce, ‘as gay a place as could be found out of London’ with its ‘theatre, balls, great suppers, and card parties’.  Surviving reminders of this golden age include fine merchant houses and the splendour of the buildings of Trinity House and Charterhouse.oiuseH

Cost: Free Admission – All welcome but booking is required.

Enquiries: Jackie McAndrew

Email: opencampus@hull.ac.uk

Telephone: 01482 466585


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