Hull People

Find out more about these "Hull People" by reading brief biographies and discover the collections relating to them held at the History Centre.

  Thomas Ferens

Thomas Ferens portrait
MP & benefactor
(1847-1930)

George W. Gray

George Gray

liquid crystal
researcher
(1926-2013) 

 Winifred Holtby

Winifred Holtby
novelist
(1898-1935)

Amy Johnson

Amy Johnson
aviation pioneer
(1903-1941

Philip Larkin

Philip Larkin
poet & University
of Hull Librarian
(1922-1985)

Andrew Marvell

Portrait of Andrew Marvell
metaphysical poet
(1621-1678)

portrait of Elliot Cobb Morley
First Secretary of the
Football Association
(1831-1924) 

Stevie Smith

Stevie Smith
poet and novelist
(1902-1971)

 Clive Sullivan

Clive Sullivan
rugby league player
(1943-1985)

William Wilberforce

William Wilberforce (from Hull Museum collections)

anti-slave trade
campaigner
(1759-1833)

   

There are also lists of Hull Mayors, Hull Sherrifs, and Hull MPs in PDF format.

A history of Hull's Lord Mayors is available on the City Council website.