Speaker: Dr Martin Wilcox, Lecturer in History, University of Hull
For centuries the port of Hull conducted its business on the river, but as trade grew it became increasingly congested. The first dock opened in 1778, and between then and 1914 a series of ever-larger docks encircled the Old Town and spread east and west along the Humber. They shaped the economy of the modern city, influenced its society and its politics, and allowed Hull to emerge as the third port in Britain.
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The Deep aquarium and tidal barrier on the River Humber seen from Corporation Pier, Hull. Photo © Mark Buckle/Alamy Stock Photo