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.
Title: THE PORT AND THE TOWN, 1778-1914
Speaker: Dr Martin Wilcox, Lecturer in History, University of Hull
Date: Saturday 9/12/2017
Venue: Wilberforce Building, Lecture Theatre 2, University of Hull
Time: 11am – 1pm
For centuries the port of Hull conducted its business on the river, but as trade grew it became increasingly congested. The first dock opened in 1778, and between then and 1914 a series of ever-larger docks encircled the Old Town and spread east and west along the Humber. They shaped the economy of the modern city, influenced its society and its politics, and allowed Hull to emerge as the third port in Britain.
Cost: Free Admission – All welcome but booking is required.
Enquiries: Jackie McAndrew
Telephone: 01482 466585