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Talks at the Carnegie Heritage Centre - from January 2018. We have talks on the first Sunday of the month at 1.30pm, the second Wednesday of the month at 10am and the fourth Tuesday of the month at 7.30pm

Tuesday 22nd January

Hull Viking Speedway Memories

with Alan Beadle


       Sunday 3rd February 2019

Starting at 1.30pm until 3.00pm

      War Dead of Hull General Cemetery 

     With Bill Longbone and Pete Lowden  


       Wednesday 13th February 2019

           10.00 am to 11.30am

          The Pease Family

    With Michael Free


       Tuesday 26th February 2019 

            Starting at 7.30pm

          Sam Allon Photos

        With Rob Haywood 


            Sunday 3rd March 2019   

            1.30pm to 3.00pm 

       The White City Story


            Alan Beadle

           Wednesday 13th March 2019

                  10.00am to 11.30am

                Hull in the Sixties


                  David Ostler 

           £2.50 per session

         Tuesday 26th March 2019

             Starting at 7.30pm

                Madam Clapham


                   Rob Bell

              Wednesday 10th April 2019

                  10.00am to 11.30an

                The T.S. Southampton

How did Victorian Society deal with the problem of juvenile offenders? Pete Lowden looks at the system and its outcomes!



Previous talks...

The History of Reckitt Benckiser

Wednesday 9th January 2019

With Steve Scott and Rosina Baxter

The Rise and Fall of Hull General Cemetery

Sunday 6th January 2019

Pete Lowden

The History of Hull Kingston Rovers

This talk was delivered by the HKR's Heritage group and gave us the history of the team. 

We also had input from Keith Pollard, ex HKR player who went on to play in Australia. Keith has written a book covering his growing up on Hessle Road, his playing days and his experiences in numerous jobs around the world.

Keith is selling the book, 'Red & White Phoenix' The adventures of a Hessle Road lad, to raise awareness of the desease Alpha 1 which his son Jason died from. It is available on this site from our on line shop.

Trawlers and Trawlermen including the PQ17

This talk was given by Sheila Coates and Judy Galloway, two volunteers from the Carnegie Heritage Centre. They were assisted by other volunteers who had relatives serving in this event. 

The research that they have done on this topic is still available if you come into the Carnegie Heritage Centre on a Tuesday or Friday.

Campaign for a Jack Harrison Statue

Ian gave us a fascinating insight into the life of Jack Harrison and his reasons for a statue in his memory     

Public Health in the 17th Century

Mike Rymery gave us a very interesting insight into the Medical Profession in the late 17th century 

Painted in Hull with Mark Richmond

The talk covered the life of Thomas Sommerscales who found fame in Chile

My Life in Books

A talk by Military Historian Barry Barnes

The R38

John Lawson showed us the destruction of the R38 and gave us the background as to why and how it was built.

The Picture House Reborn

Hilary Byers brought us up to date with the progress being made on the aquisition of the listed remains of the old Beverley Road Picture House.

Remembering Life in Hull

Mike Ullyatt talked about his new book of the same name and how and why it came about.

The Growth of Withernsea

Godfrey Robinson gave a very enthusiastic illustrated talk of the history of Withernsea along with his memories of growing up there and his later retirement to the town.  

Asleep in the Deep

Diane Brian talked about her latest book about John Bennett who built up his shipping business before the start of the first world war.

From West Park to the Palace

This was an interesting talk by jim Shaw telling us about the old theatres we had in Hull, along with old photographs.

The Development of Anlaby Road

This was an experimental talk by Liz Shepherd which was based on Paul Gibsons book 'The Anlaby Road'.  After a lot of re adjustment Liz will be giving this talk for the Heritage Open Days in September.

Hull & the Impact of WW1

Again, Rob Bell gave us his version of how WW1 affected Hull and its people.

Hulls Parks and Gardens

Paul Schofield took us on a pictuesque walk around some of Hulls wonderful parks and showed us the changes that had happened over time.

Hulls Golden Age

Rob Bell gave us a very stimulating talk of his views of Hull before the first world war.

Mabel Thunder

Ailsa Oliver gave a wonderful characteristic performance of a woman being the last one standing after attending the funeral of the last of their crossword group of 4.

Boolin Prams

Another enjoyable evening with The History Troupe, seeing how a mother and daughter interact when the mothers life is repeated by the daughter. 

A Virtual Tour of Holderness

With the help of Carol Osgerby we were taken on a pictorial tour with lots of interesting information about the surrounding districts of Hull.

The Bridges of Hull with Malcolm Sharman

Malcolm took us along the river Hull giving us hs take on the old and the new bridges which cross the river Hull. His interest in architecture and art showed us views we would not normally see.

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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