The Historian

The History Troupe’s work has been recognised in this article by Professor Justin Champion, President of the The Historical Asscociation. The article covers aspects of the City of Culture year which are based around Hull’s history.

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In August Light by Pete Morgan

pete-morganBehind the house there is a jostle of trees. Ideal to see the changing of the year with all the greening then rusting colour. Along the line of trees poems suggest themselves…
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Don Patricio

paddy_oconnellOnce upon a time there were happy Tigers …

In 1912 Hull City signed a tough centre half with real tactical nous from Sheffield Wednesday. Patrick O’Connell was so impressive that he became an Irish International (all Ireland); played on with a broken arm against Scotland and was signed for £1,000 by Manchester United. His share of the deal – 10 shillings. Continue reading

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Death in Hull

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On this day, the 10th August 1849, the appearance of Asiatic Cholera was recorded in Hull. It was to be one of the worst cases in Europe with 1:38 of the population of 82,000 (1851 Census) hit. This was in the poorest areas of what was then a crowded central area – the worst the Mill Street area populated by what Dr Henry Cooper in his Public Health Report (1853) described as the low Irish. Continue reading

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