Thursday, 7 December 2017

Meeting 9 January: Carol Osgerby, 'Beyond the End of the Line: a Virtual Tour of Holderness'

If most of the world thinks Hull is at the end of the line, how do you describe the land beyond the city? Let Carol Osgerby take you on a virtual coach tour around the district between Hull and the North Sea coast, explaining how the geography of Holderness (Chaucer’s ‘marshy country’) has shaped its history, and highlighting landmarks and sites of historical events from the 10th to the 20th centuries. Although not a trained historian, Carol is also the creator of the Hull and East Riding History Calendar, providing a daily reminder of events in the political and social history of East Yorkshire. www.facebook.com/HEYhistorycalendar/

New members always welcome!

Join at any meeting - £15 a year. 

Venue: Council Chamber, Hedon Town Hall, 36 St Augustine's Gate, Hedon HU12 8EX, 7.30pm

NEW VENUE - PLEASE NOTE 

Access: the Council Chamber is situated on the first floor of Hedon Town Hall, accessed via two flights of shallow stairs with a continuous handrail.

Free parking is available in the Iveson Close car park to the rear.

E: hedon.history@gmail.com

COMING UP: 
13 Feb: Hedon Silver Show (pre-booked only)
13 March: Malcolm Wells, 'Hull Corporation Buses'
10 April: Robin Horspool 'The House of Powolny: the Life and Death of a Hull restaurant'
8 May: President's Evening, Dr Robb Robinson, 'From Tramps to Tycoons: Hull and the Steamship Era'
12 June: Visit - tbc
10 July: Visit - tbc
14 Aug: Visit - tbc
11 Sept: tbc
9 Oct: AGM / Members' Evening
13 Nov: tbc
11 Dec: Xmas Dinner

Monday, 23 October 2017

Meeting 14 November - Tony Nolan: Hull Born and Bred

In Hull Born & Bred: My Top 50 Greats, Tony Nolan celebrates some of the famous individuals and wonderful characters who were born and raised in the 2017 City of Culture. Join Tony as he explores the life stories of 50 special people and discover - who marched at the head of Winston Churchill's funeral procession; who lost his trousers over 12,000 times in his career; who emigrated to the USA but sent for mushy peas and custard to remind him of home; who starred in an advertising campaign for sportswear giant Nike; who rose to fame by impersonating a chicken; who was sent off three times in a single match ... and much, much more.

Signed copies of Tony's book will be available on the night - price £9.95

A perfect Xmas present!

New members always welcome!

Join at any meeting - £15 a year. 

Venue: Council Chamber, Hedon Town Hall, 36 St Augustine's Gate, Hedon HU12 8EX, 7.30pm

NEW VENUE - PLEASE NOTE 

Access: the Council Chamber is situated on the first floor of Hedon Town Hall, accessed via two flights of shallow stairs with a continuous handrail.

Free parking is available in the Iveson Close car park to the rear.

For more information: please contact hedon.history@gmail.com 

COMING UP:
12 December: Xmas dinner