Carnegie Heritage Centre
A Community Resource for Local and Family History
The Carnegie Heritage Centre is a resource that can be accessed by people with an interest in both Local and Family history. Our aims are to protect and preserve the Carnegie building and to offer research and learning facilities to the general public. The centre has an amazing wealth of data about Hull's history and people's memories of it.
Everyone is welcome to call in and see our resources. All enquiries on 01482 561216 or by email to email@example.com
Tuesday & Friday 9.30 until 3 pm—Open House – pop in and see us with your general enqueries or research
Monday mornings during term time we hold 5 week Family History courses, for beginners or intermediates followed by the family history helpdesk from 1pm provided by the EYFHS.
We will not be starting any talks yet although the EYFHS have resumed talks on the 2nd Tuesday evening of the month.
Please visit their web site www.eyfhs.org.uk for more information
NEW BOOK – Robert Greenwood Tarran
This biography of Robert Greenwood Tarran is
newly published, and costs only £5.95 plus p&p at www.carnegiehull.co.uk,
or you can pick up a copy from Carnegie, open on Tuesdays and Fridays - we're
at the gates of West Park, at the bottom of Anlaby Road flyover in Hull.
Throughout his adult life, Tarran (1892 to 1955) was a well known figure in Hull
and beyond, as the founder of a very successful building firm which made and
constructed many prefabs after the Second World War. Tarran was also Hull's
Chief Air Raid Warden for the duration of the war and as such, was well
respected by Hull's citizens. However, his career was tainted more than once by
accusations of fraud and shady dealings, one resulting in a high profile court
case in 1947. This book outlines Tarran's personal life and business career,
drawing on original sources whenever possible.
We aim to promote interest in and celebration of the rich History and Heritage of the city of Kingston upon Hull by selling publications about people and the city. We now offer for sale a variety of new books in our on-line shop. You can buy two or three books together to save on postage. Use the link to the shop here or the menu above and this will give you an idea of the kinds of items we have in stock. We are able to send goods to Hull people wherever in the world they live.
We also have a large range of quality used books on EBay under the account name carnegieheritagecentreltd. Most of these books are old or out of print classics. Have a look around if you are looking for that elusive odd book or something obscure we just might have..
As a resource for both Local and Family History we have thousands of digitised old photographs of Hull and surrounding areas, over 350 box files of information about people, buildings, streets etc. of Hull, a nearly full set of Hull Daily Mail flashbacks which have been catalogued for easy access. We have two map cabinets with old maps of Hull and district along with an extensive range of local history books and free on-line access to Ancestry Library.Com.
A group of our volunteers have researched and put together books on the WW1 & WW2 casualities from this area which are accessible to read when you visit the centre. A couple of the volunteers have visited France & Belgium over 6 years and taken photos of the grave stones of all East Yorkshire casualties from this area so if you have a relative buried over there we will have a photo of their grave stone..
We aim to protect and preserve the former Carnegie library as a building of architectural and historical significance, and use it to provide a resource for the provision of education in local and family history. The building was designed by local man Joseph Hirst and built in 1905 with funds provided by the great philanthropist Andrew Carnegie. It is designed in the style of the Arts and Crafts movement and is a Grade II listed building. The building was opened in 1905 by Sir James Reckitt who was chairman of the Libraries Committee of Hull City Council. The building ceased being a library in 2001 and the Carnegie Heritage Action Team was formed in 2006 with the aim of rescuing the building from further decline. We opened in January 2008 as Carnegie Heritage Centre.
As well as providing a home for the activities of the Carnegie Heritage Centre, we hold resources for the East Yorkshire Family History Society and the Old Kingstonians Association. We host meetings of both Hull and District Philatelic Society and the North Eastern Railway Association. We also accommodate The Bindery, a local book binding service run by David Robinson and Steve Ingram.