spanish civilwar

Hull and the Spanish Civil War

Nine men from Hull fought for the International Brigade during the Spanish Civil War between 1936 and 1939. Five never returned. One Hull woman, Frida Knight, served as an ambulance driver. The History Centre is delighted to team up with The History Troupe, Hull College and the Hull International Brigade Memorial Trust to tell their story.

This Hull and the Spanish Civil War Exhibition features the core story from the Hull International Brigade Memorial Group; images from Hull College students inspired by the conflict; and  and performances on a range of related topics from The History Troupe, Gary Hammond and Manuel Moreno.


Programme of events:

All events are free of charge.

18 May – Spanish Civil War Study Day (1.30pm-4.30pm)

  • Don Patricio: from Hull City to FC Barcelona Rob Bell
  • The Guernica children Manuel Moreno
  • Taking Sides: Posters from the Spanish Civil War Dr Marianne M Gilchrist


11 June – History Centre Lunchtime Talk (12.30pm)

  • Nine Men and Frida Gary Hammond


15 June – ‘The Spanish Cockpit’ (2.00pm)

A story of Hull’s connection to the Spanish Civil War in words and song told by The History Troupe Players.

Written by Rob Bell, with music from Dave Gawthorpe and Mick McGarry