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

Tuesday 23rd October at 7.30pm

My Life in books 

Barrie Barnes, Military Historian


Sunday November 4th at 1.30pm

Painted in Hull: a canvas by Thomas J. Sommerscales

with Mark Richmond


Wednesday 14th November 10am

Public Health & the Medical Profession

in the late 17th Century

with Mike Rymer


Tuesday 27th November  7.30pm

The campaign for a Jack Harrison statue

with Ian Judson


Sunday December 2nd 1.30pm

Trawlers & Trawlermen including the PQ17

with Sheila Coates and volunteers from Carnegie Heritage Centre 


Wednesday December 12th 10am.

The History of Hull Kingston Rovers

with the H.K.R. Heritage group.


Tuesday 18th December at 7.30pm

The Development of Anlaby Road up to the Flyover.

based on Paul Gibsons book 'The Anlaby Road'

with Liz Shepherd


Previous talks...

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.

A Young Mans War

This was a true story about one of Polly's relatives in WW1

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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