Carnegie Heritage Centre



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

Sunday 6th May at 1.30pm

A Young Mans War

A true story told by Polly Paterson about one of her relatives.


Wednesday May 9th  10 am

A Virtual tour of Holderness

with Carol Osgerby


Tuesday May 22nd  7.30pm

'Boolin' Prams'

By Hull History Troupe.


Sunday June 3rd  1.30pm

Mabel Thunder

with Ailsa Oliver from The History Troupe


Wednesday June 13th 10am

Hulls Golden Age

with Rob Bell, The History Troupe


Tuesday June 26th 7.30pm

Hull's Parks & Gardens

with Paul Schofield


Sunday July 1st  1.30pm

HULL & the Impact of WW1

With Rob Bell of The History Troupe


Wednesday July 11th at 10am

The Development of Anlaby Road

taken from Paul Gibsons book and presented by Liz Shepherd 


Tuesday July 24th at 7.30pm

From West Park to the Palace

A reminiscence of Hull's Theatres by Jim Shaw


There will be no talks in August

Previous talks...

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.

Hull's Old Cinemas

Jim Shaw brought back many happy memories of times spent at our local cinemas before we were enticed to watch the smaller screen in our own homes. There were so many that he could only cover the West Hull and central cinemas.

Hull's Corporation Buses

Malcolm Wells is an expert in all of Hulls transport and showed many old photogrpahs of the buses that were used over the years along with their history.

Earles Shipping

Rob Bell gave a very interesting talk about the development of Hulls shipping industry and Earles in particular.

Lost Churches of Hull

Mike Covell gave a very interesting talk on many of the churches which had been lost over the years in spit of being full of cold!

Painting History - Thomas J. Sommerscales with Mark Richmond

Mark talked about Sommerscales conection with Chile and his reputation there and showed us his paintings of notable battles. Mark also donated a booklet based on his talk about Sommerscales which is available to buy from the Carnegie Heritage Centre or the online shop for £3.00

The History of the Humber Ferries - Hessle to Barton.

By Michael Free

The Box by The History Troupe

A story of life on the East Hull Docks in the 1970s

Statues and their relevance to Hulls History

This talk, given by Malcolm Scott, showed how many statues had been moved about as well as the history of the person and what they had done to justify a statue. 

Born & Bred in Hull - 50 famous faces

Tony took us through the people he thought were the most famous Hull people who were born and bred in Hull. He also explained the criteria he had based his decisions on.

Captain William Colbeck

A wonderful description and explanation of the explorations of William Colbeck. Helen Bergin shared her enthusiasm with her audience.

Hull Rugby League Heroines with Victoria Dawson

Victoria told us about the Hull Rigby league playwer who became the first female rugby league coach. Another 1st for Hull! 

Hull Telephones + Cream Kiosks with Chris Mead

An interesting talk about our unique telephone system and why we have cream telephone boxes.

Winifred Holtby and her Yorkshire roots.

With Robin Dermond Horspool

Powlony- the life and death of a Hull Resturant

With Robin Dermond Horspool

Local Villains & Heroes

With Carol Osgerby

Woman & Probate with Mike Rymer

What people may have as being a rather dry subject was very interesting in looking at the cahnges to how woman were veiwed in the 1800 & 1900's.

Woman at War with Simon Davies

An interesting talk about the valuable contribution woman made in both Word Wars

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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