Carnegie Heritage Centre



Talks and Quiz Nights at the Carnegie Heritage Centre - entrance to all is £2.50 from January 2017

Tuesday 28th March  7.30pm

Hull Architects and their buildings

with David Neave


Sunday 2nd April 1.30pm

Hulls incredible untold story from WW2

with Dennis Chapman


Wednesday 12th April 10am

Charity Hall -Workhouse

With John Lawson


Tuesday April 25th

Carnegie Quiz Night  7.30pm

Ray Rumkee will be testing our memories on questions about Hull and district.


Sunday May 7th 1.30pm

A Poppy for Oppy

For this event we are asking for a donation as it will not be one of our regular talks.

Wednesday May 10th at 10am

G.E.W. Sizer and Vera Brittain :- 

A forgotten Hull writer and his collaborator


Tuesday 23rd at 7.30pm

Quiz Night with Tom Bangs

£2.50 per person, up to 4 people in a team.

Sunday June 4th at 1.30pm

The History of the Trolley Bus


Wednesday June 14th at 10am.

Archaeology and Archaeologists

With Brian Frazer


Tuesday 27th June   7.30pm

Quiz Night with Charlie Cradock

£2.50 per person, up to 4 in a team.

Sunday July 2nd at 1.30pm

The History of Hull Folk Music 

with Barry Cundill & Friends


Wednesday July 12th at 10am

A Virtual Tour of the Boulevard

With Beryl Kelsey


Tuesday 25th July at 7.50pm

Quiz Night with Linda Smith


Previous talks...

The History of Victoria Dock

With Colin McNichol

Symbolism in Gravestone Art

With Judy Bangs

King Charles & Beverley Gate

With Malcolm Scott

Bygone Hull

John Scotney gave a very amusing talk with illutrations of Old Hull accompanied by stories and memories. Contributions from the audience were well received and we all had an enjoyable morning.

Johnny Whiteley on His life in Hull and Hull Rugby Football club

What a wonderful talk we enjoyed, reminiscing through the old days and Johnny's experiences as a rugby player. Joined by some of his old mates we had a glimpse of what his life must have been like.

Making Paxman Cry

Wonderful evening with Alex Graham, the creator of 'Who do you Think you Are?' showing excerpts from the programmes and explaining how the idea came about. 

Good Old Days of Music Hall

Jim Shaw gave us a wonderful insight into the old Music Halls of Hull.

Hull, A Port City with Rob Bell

A very thought provoking talk which gave an insight into the growth of Hull.

Heros - A talk by Rob Bell about the Yorkshire Regiments contribution to WW1.

After technical problems Alan Richards changed this talk to 'Hull in the 70's' which brought back a lot of memories.

Hull Lit. & Phil. Society - Margaret Imrie

Margaret gave an amusing illustrated talk on the social history of the organisation in Hull.

A Trip Down memory Lane

People attending this Sunday afternoon session were given a film show of the variuos developments of Hull since WW2 which was enjoyed by everyone.

James Acland- the man who turned Hull upside down

Barry Cundill gave an interesting talk about this man who, although not born in  Hull, certainly caused a lot of bother for the local council.

The Defence of Hull & Area from Air attack

Simon Davies gave a very interesting talk about the Hull defences during both World Wars, showing maps of where guns were based and the types of guns used. we even had a model of a barrage balloon.

The House on Salthouse Lane- Sunday April 3rd

An interesting talk by Ann Godden showing the variuos occupants of this grand house which is often overlooked.

Tuesday 28th June 7.30pm

This was a well attended talk by Rob Bell giving us an insight into the reasons for the Irish to come to Hull and the decendants who became part of the Civic side of Hull.

Amy Johnson - Hessle Road Tomboy

This interesting talk was given by well known Hull Historain, Alec Gill, who talked about Amy's childhood, her growing up and her relationships.

Alec showed Amy in a different light and made us interested in buying his new book when it is published.

There was also an exhibition of photographs put together by Carnegie Volunteer, Carol Broughton.

The Fog of (Naval) Wars : the Battle of Jutland 1916

This was a very well attended talk given by Scott Lindgren whose enthusiasum showed throughout the talk.

The talk examined the background to the battle, along with some of the lessons, myths and controversies which have surrounded it.

Anlaby Park Library

This talk was given by Chris Mead, a local historian and volunteer with the Library. He gave the history of the area and how things have changed, also introducing us to the present situatiion of volunteers now running the library.

Our Dynanmic, Energetic Coast, The East Riding, its people and the Sea.

Dr Robb Robinson gave a a well illustrated talk on how our coast has changed over the years,
the reasons for this and how it has affected people living on the coast.

Sunday Afternoon Reminiscence talks

These talks are an opportunity to hear and share memories of Hull and the people of Hull. They are held on the first Sunday of the month at 1.30pm and usually last for an hour or more, with a break for refreshments.

Admission is £2.50

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