Carnegie Heritage Centre



Talks at the Carnegie Heritage Centre - from January 2019. 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

Carnegie Tuesday  Talks

Tuesday 28th May

Starting at 7.30pm

Thomas Ferens


Melvin Johnson

Admission £2.50

Sunday Local History Talks

Sunday 2nd June 2019

Starting at 1.30pm

F.S.Smith Drawings


Mike Covell

Admission £2.50

Wednesday Local History Talks

Wednesday June 12th 2019

10.00 am to 11.30am

Walking the Beat in Hull


Gordon Acaster

£2.50 per session

Carnegie Tuesday Talks

Tuesday 25th June 2019

7.00pm start

A look at Hull's Railways

- 1840 to present day


Mick Nicholson

Admission Charge £2.50

Sunday Local History Talks

Sunday 7th July 2019

1.30 to 3.00pm

A glimpse of Edwardian Life with the help of the "Hull Lady" magazine


Michelle Beadle

£2.50 per session

Wednesday Local History Talks

Wednesday July 10th 2019

10.00am to 11.30am

Hull Music Hall in the 1900's


Jim Shaw

£2.50 per session

Carnegie Tuesday Talks

Tuesday 23rd July 2019

7.30pm start

Cod Wars and the Cold War


Lia Nici and the Carnegie Voluteers

Entrance £2.50

Previous talks...

A Headline History of Hull

Wednesday 8th May 2019


Malcolm Scott

The Stathers of Spring Bank

Sunday 5th May 2019


Pete Lowden

Big Bomb attacks on West Hull

Tuesday 23rd April 2019


Dennis Chapman

The Training Ship - Southampton

Wednesday 10th April 2019


Pete Lowden

Death and Mourning in day gone bye

April 7th 2019


Judy Bangs

Hull in the Sixties

Wednesday 13th March 2019

Hull in the Sixties


David Ostler

The White City Story

Sunday 3rd March 2019

The story of White City from 1920 - 1938


Alan Beadle

Sam Allon Photographs

Tuesday 26th February 2019

A fantastic collection of photographs, taken from glass slides, of buildings which have since been demolished.

With Rob Haywood

The Pease Family

Wednesday 13th February 2019

With Michael Free

War Dead of Hull General Cemetery

Sunday 3rd February2019

With Bill Longden and Pete Lowden

Hull Vikings speedway memories

Tuesday 22nd January 2019

With Alan Beadle

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.

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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