Hull Remembers is fundraising to erect The Hull People's Memorial, the City's first civilian memorial to those who lived through, or lost their lives during, the two Great Wars of the 20th century.
Kingston upon Hull is a remote, isolated and often ignored city - particularly true during and after the two Great Wars of the 20th century. Few even realise that Kingston upon Hull was the most devastated place in the whole of the UK and second only to Malta when considering the destruction wrought across the British commonwealth. We wish to educate the world by telling the true story of Kingston upon Hull; a story so secret that even today much of that story is locked away in archives until the year 2016. While London, Coventry and Bristol all feature prominently in books, film and documentaries, Hull does not - thanks to extremely tight wartime security masking the city as a 'northern coastal town' from which little would be reported.
We will build Kingston upon Hull's first ever memorial to the civilians of the city who lived through, or died during, the bombing of the city during the two Great Wars. This is a memorial the people have wanted since the end of the war and still enthusiastically desire to this day.
We will provide a free educational research service providing support to those seeking their personal and local history on a one to one basis and in presentations to schools, colleges, community groups, clubs and societies. This service will be supported by our 'hands-on' exhibition centre.
Hull Remembers aims to:
- To fund and erect The Hull People's Memorial in the centre of Kingston upon Hull in respect of the people who lived through, or died during, the bombing of the city during World Wars I and II.
- To provide a free educational research service to the people of Hull, world wide, in their quest for the story of their ancestors and the City of Hull during any period of armed conflict.
- To help raise the international profile of Hull, the UK's most devastated WWII city, and spread the true story of Kingston upon Hull's wartime experiences.
Established: January 2011
Registered Charity Number: 1146942
Board members: 4
Phone number: 07856178885
Address: 22 Whitefriargate Kingston upon Hull HU4 7QFView charity accounts on the Charity Commission website
The Hull People's MemorialKingston upon Hull, the City of Culture 2017, was devastated by the bombing of World Wars ... More