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 January  7.30pm

A  Play by Hull History Troop -

'The Box' 

A story of life on the East Hull docks in the 1970's.

Challenging times when new technology and contianerisation were threatening Dockers jobs.


Sunday February 4th   1.30pm


Wednesday February 14th  10am

The History of Humber Ferries-

Hessle to Barton Ferry 

With Michael Fee


Tuesday 27th February  7.30pm

Painting History - Thomas J. Sommerscales and WW1

with Mark Richmond


Sunday March 4th  1.30pm

Lost Churches

with Mike Covell


Wednesday 14th March  10am

Hull Corporation Buses

With Malcolm Wells


Tuesday 27th March  at 7.30pm

Earles Cement Factory 

with Rob Bell


Previous talks...

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

A Virtual Tour of the Boulevard

Beryl Kelsey gave a very interesting account of life in the Boulevard accompanied by many old and present day photographs. 

The History of Hull Folk Music

Barry Cundill gave us his history of the maritime folk scene in Hull and was joined by friends renditions of sea shanties and others, some familiar, some not. an enjoyable afternoon. 

Remember Hull's Trolley Buses

Malcolm Wells gave an informative illustrated talk showing many of the Trolley buses we ll remember travelling on plus quite a few before our time!

G.E.W. Sizer and Vera Brittain:- a forgotten Hull writer and his collaborator.

With Alan Deighton

Hulls Incredible untold story of WW2

with Dennis Chapman

Charity Hall - Workhouse

With John Lawson

Hull Architects and their buildings

With David Neave

The History of Victoria Dock

With Colin McNichol

Symbolism in Gravestone Art

With Judy Bangs

King Charles & Beverley Gate

With Malcolm Scott

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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