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08 June 2018Four-Day Visit to Hull
24 May 2018Rodmarton Manor and Gordon Russell Design Museum
21 May 2018Visit to Dresden and Berlin - The Arts Society, Solihull
26 March 2018Visit : Temple Church and Two Temple Place
04 January 2018Visit to the Victoria and Albert Museum
29 September 2017winter lunch 2017
09 September 2017Study Tour - North Eastern Italy
01 September 2017Visit to Weston Park
08 June 2017Visit to Waddesdon Manor
23 May 2017Richard III : Bosworth Field and Visitors Centre, Leicester
14 March 2017The David Hockney Exhibition at Tate Modern
02 November 2016Visit to Tate Modern
12 October 2016Tour : The Hidden Art,Villas and Gardens of Tuscany
11 September 2016Tour :The Hidden Art, Villas and Gardens of Tuscany
08 September 2016Visit to The City of London : Mansion House and Guildhall Art Gallery
08 June 2016Visit: Sudeley Castle
18 May 2016Visit: Burghley House, Stamford
12 April 2016Tour: Toledo and Madrid
15 March 2016Visit: Victoria and Albert Museum, The Al-Thani Mughal Beautiful Jewels Exhibition
15 October 2015Visit: Windsor Castle and the Special Waterloo Exhibition
10 September 2015Visit: Rockingham Castle and Deene Park

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Four-Day Visit to Hull
Friday 08 June 2018

Four-day Weekend Visit to Hull

Kingston upon Hull more usually abbreviated to Hull, lies upon the River Hull where it meets the Humber estuary in the East Riding of Yorkshire  The town was founded in the late c12th by the monks of Meaux Abbey who built a quay from where the wool from their estates could be shipped for export.

The exact year Hull was founded is not known but it was first mentioned in 1193.  Renamed Kings-town upon Hull by King Edward I in 1299,  since then it has been a market town, military supply port, trading hub, fishing and whaling centre and industrial centre.  In April 1642, King Charles I tried to take control of  Hull, but was turned away by the local Governor. This act of defiance is thought to have sparked the entire English Civil War.  The infamous HMS Bounty was built at Blaydes shipyard in Hull in 1784.   In the c18th, Hullensian William Wilberforce, the local Member of Parliament, lead the movement to abolish the slave trade in Britain.  By the end of the c18th, Hull was the biggest whaling port in the country and developed as a major fishing centre in the late c19th.  Hull was granted full city status in 1897 and yes, the boiled sweet was invented here.

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Photograph above : The Data Observatory, Hull