Speaker: Dr David Neave, Former Senior Lecturer in Regional and Local History and Fellow of the University of Hull.
Between the end of the Civil Wars and the opening of the port’s first dock the merchants of Hull experienced great prosperity. It was a time of expanding trade with Scandinavia and the Baltic bringing in raw materials essential for the industrial development of Hull’s extensive hinterland. The town was then, as recalled by Wilberforce, ‘as gay a place as could be found out of London’ with its ‘theatre, balls, great suppers, and card parties’. Surviving reminders of this golden age include fine merchant houses and the splendour of the buildings of Trinity House and Charterhouse
Free Admission – All welcome but booking is required.
The Deep aquarium and tidal barrier on the River Humber seen from Corporation Pier, Hull. Photo © Mark Buckle/Alamy Stock Photo