In this series of short video talks, Hull History Centre staff explore some of the stories we've found in our collections. On this page you'll find all our videos from 2022. See our current year's talks here.
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A Christmas To-do List
In this episode of our Stories from the Strongrooms talks series we take you through our Christmas to-do list, as we introduce festive treats from the archives.
Hull After the War: 1945-1951
This month we’ll look at Hull’s post-Second World War years through photographs, from the end of the war in 1945, to April 1951 and the building of the first permanent building in the city centre since the war.
Hull: Community, culture, history
In this episode of our Stories from the Strongrooms series we look back over the last 1500 years at Hull and the area in terms of its communities, its culture and its history, revealing a diverse past.
Hull's Civil Defence Service
On the 83rd anniversary of the start of the Second World War, this month’s ‘Stories from the Strongrooms’ commemorates the work carried out by the men and women of Hull’s Civil Defence service through records held at the Hull History Centre.
Philip Larkin: Poetry in Pictures
In this episode of our Stories from the Strongrooms we explore the life of Philip Larkin through his poetry and photography.
Find out more about Larkin related collections held at Hull History Centre in our source guide This be the Verse (PDF).
The Three Crowns: The Story of Hull's Coat of Arms
In this episode of our Stories from the Strongrooms we look at Hull’s Coat of Arms, or as it’s known locally The Three Crowns. A familiar emblem of the City, we explore its history and what, if anything, it means.
Rationing & Regeneration: Hull's post-war years 1945-1951
This month we’ll look at Hull’s post-war years, from the end of the war in 1945 to the Festival of Britain 1951.
The History Centre holds a vast collection of records relating to Hull in the years following the Second World War, as well as a considerable collection of records relating to the Second World War, including records relating to the Civil Defence in Hull, damage to property, and photographs of the aftermath of the 86 raids which reveal the true devastation of the City after the conflict. To find out more, see our Second World War Research Guide.
Stoneferry: A History
In this episode of our Stories from the Strongrooms we look at Stoneferry and its history. Now swallowed up by the city of Hull, the once hamlet of Stoneferry has its own unique and fascinating history which dates back over 700 years. All images within this talk are taken from various collections held at the Hull History Centre.
The Lion of Hull: Alderman Sir Joseph Leopold Schultz OBE
This month Jews around the world celebrate the seven-day festival of Passover, and our latest Stories from the Strongrooms talk looks at the political contribution of Sir Leo Schultz (1900-1991) to the city of Hull. The talk will guide you through his life, pointing out some little-known and interesting facts along the way.
Arts and Crafts in the Archives
In this video we explore the more creative side of archives as we take a look at some of the arts and crafts items held at the History Centre.
‘Of modern origin and Spurious character’: The Hull Celebrities & Johnson Manuscript of William Gunnell
Join us in exploring the controversial 1876 ‘Hull Celebrities’ book by William Gunnell and the related Johnson manuscript from which it was allegedly derived.
In this episode of our Stories from the Strongrooms we look at Bransholme Castle. Its early history is somewhat shrouded in mystery, with little known about its origins. Because of this, hypotheses are put forward as to its construction using sources available held at the Hull History Centre.