Wednesday, 12 June 2019

Visit - Tuesday 9 July, 2.30pm - Hull General Cemetery

Following his fascinating talk on the 'Rise and Fall of Hull General Cemetery', Pete Lowden now invites you to join him for a guided tour of the cemetery on Spring Bank West. Hear about, and view the last resting place of, some of the movers and shakers of Victorian and Edwardian Hull - from Henry Hodge, mayor and mill owner, to Zachariah Pearson, disgraced mayor and benefactor of the town; from Sir James Reckitt, industrialist and philanthropist to William Clowes, founder of Primitive Methodism and relative of Josiah Wedgewood and Charles Darwin. Hull General Cemetery is a place of local and national importance and you will certainly enjoy your visit. 

Meet: Hull General Cemetery (main gates), Spring Bank West. Time: 2.15pm for 2.30pm. Parking: free local parking on Sunny Bank (access via Brandesburton Street). Cost: £5 donation to Friends of Hull General Cemetery (FOHGC). Refreshments: not included (nearby cafes on Princes Avenue and Chanterlands Avenue) 

New members always welcome!  

Join at any meeting/visit: £15 a year / £5 guest (deductible from 2019/20 membership fee)

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

Time: 7.15pm for 7.30pm

Access: first floor, reached via two flights of shallow stairs with continuous handrail

Parking: free on-street OR Iveson Close car park - map here

More information: hedon.history@gmail.com
 
COMING UP:
13 August: Sutton & Wawne Museum (Visit - 7pm) 
10 September: AGM & Members' Evening
8 October: tbc
12 November: Alan & Michele Beadle, 'One Hull of a Show: White City, 1920-38'
10 December: Xmas Dinner